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SNC Psychology April Update

Hi SNC Students, Faculty, and Staff,

It’s been an event filled last few weeks for SNC Psychology!

On Wednesday, April 12 we were honored to host a lecture on how to combat and overcome anxiety and worry, given by Dr. Barry C. Barmann of the Center for Anxiety & Chronic Worry located here in Incline Village.  Thank you to everyone who joined us and of course thank
you to Dr. Barmann for sharing his vast knowledge of expertise in his field with us.

Dr. Barmann speaking on worry

On Monday, April 17 SNC Psychology hosted our 7th Annual Psychology Research Fair!  It was a great time and a wonderful opportunity for our Psychology Seniors and Alumni to finally share their research they have been working so hard on for the last two semesters.  Thank you to everyone who attended, helped in the planning of the event, and of course our research extraordinaries for all the hard work you have put into your projects over the past two semesters.

The research presenters at the 7th annual SNC Psych Fair

Student Speaker, Angel Gonzalez, presenting his findings on the impact of media on male body image

Our students also had the opportunity to present their research at the Nevada Undergraduate Research Symposium at UNR this last Friday, April 20.  Through a poster symposium, SNC Psychology students shared their findings alongside other Nevada undergraduates, covering a tremendous variety of subjects from nuclear physics, to climate change, and of course, psychology!  Sybile Moser had the distinct privilege of giving an oral presentation of her findings on the effect of gender bias on hireability.

Sybile on stage presenting her research at NURS

SNC Psychology at the NURS

The final stop along the SNC Psychology presentation locomotive will be the Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference at UCLA on May 5!  Best of luck to our seniors and congratulations on all your hard work!

Have a great last few weeks of your Spring Semester, SNC!

 

SNC Psychology Early Spring Update!

Hi SNC Students, Faculty, and Staff,

Happy Spring! This month SNC Psychology has been hard at work gathering and preparing to present their research for the 7th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Fair held here at SNC on April 17th from 2-4pm in TCES 139/141. We encourage all campus and community members who are interested in learning more about what makes us human to come and support the findings of our senior psychology students.

We are proud to announce that our seniors have also submitted their research to UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference held in Los Angeles. Our students will find out the results of our their submissions on Wednesday! Best of luck to you all!

This month SNC Psychology moved beyond the classroom and taught a seminar on Survey and Interview Design at North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership. We’re honored to have had the opportunity to share our insight with community members who are determined to become great leaders and make a difference in our world!

North Lake Tahoe-Truckee Leadership Program

SNC Psychology moving beyond the classroom

SNC Psychology Gathers Research for Upcoming Psych Fair

Hi SNC Students, Faculty, and Staff,

Our amazing senior psychology students have been hard at work with their undergraduate research projects.  Thank you to those of you who have participated in our studies; we greatly appreciate your time and cooperation.  We can still use more participants!  If you would like to be a participant in our research, please contact Christina M. Frederick at cfrederick@sierranevada.edu.

Be sure to come to our 7th annual Undergraduate Psychology Research Fair here at SNC on April 17th from 2-4pm in TCES 139/141.  This is a great opportunity for psychology students to gain insight into what they will be doing in the coming years, as well as anyone else who is simply interested in learning about what makes us human. We’re excited to present our findings that we’ve so diligently worked to uncover.  We look forward to seeing you there!

SNC Psychology Returns from Stanford

The SNC Psychology Students returned from the Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference that was held May 20th-21st. The students presented their independent research projects in both poster and oral sessions.

Our very own President, Dr. Alan Walker, also attended the event to support our students! Three generations of Alumni were present as well.

Our group had a wonderful time and we look forward to future opportunities to present research at Stanford University.

Stanford Edit

SNC Psychology Students Head to Stanford

The SNC Psychology students are heading to the Stanford Undergraduate Research Conference on Wednesday, 5/18, to present their research. The Psychology department had a 100% acceptance rate for the conference!

Also joining us at Stanford, is our very own President Alan Walker! We look forward to representing SNC and are eager to share updates of the event.

Go Eagles!

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Psychology Research Fair 2016

Seniors in the Psychology Department are busy adding the finishing touches to their independent research projects in preparation for Sierra Nevada College’s 2016 Psychology Research Fair on April 18th, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm. The Psychology Research Fair provides the Psychology seniors an opportunity to present the culmination of their year-long process of researching, developing, and conducting their independent research projects. The event is open to the SNC community and support is encouraged from across disciplines.

We hope to see you all there!

2016 North Lake Tahoe Truckee Leadership Program

SNC’s Provost Shannon Beets invited Psychology Program Chair, Christina Frederick, the senior assistant to the Psychology Program Chair, Sarah Fricke, along with psychology undergraduate students Emily Gross and Katie O’Hara to lead a workshop on survey and interview design for the North Lake Tahoe Truckee Leadership Program. The North Lake Tahoe Truckee Leadership Program aims to equip young professionals in the Tahoe/Truckee area with the skills they need to excel in their careers’. This opportunity gave SNC undergraduates real-life experience in leading workshops and facilitating professional growth.

North Lake Tahoe Truckee Leadership program group picture
Group photo of attendees and workshop leaders

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SNC faculty, staff, and students Sarah Fricke (top left),
Christina Frederick (top right), Emily Gross (bottom left),
and Katie O’Hara (bottom right).

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Katie O’Hara (left) and Emily Gross (right)
leading discussion with a group of attendees

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INTD Student Spotlight: Sydney Pinkerton

By Sydney Pinkerton

Sydney is majoring in Interdisciplinary Studies in Art and ODAL with a minor in Psychology. She graduates in May 2016.

Ever since I was very little, I knew that art would be my passion. I also knew that the mountains were calling and Ohio wasn’t the place for me. After high school I studied at an art institute in Colorado, but going to school to focus only on art seemed to take the enjoyment out of it for me and I knew I could get more out of my college career. While I vacillated, my mom suggested I look at SNC. All it took was a Google search of Lake Tahoe and a virtual tour of the campus for me to decide this was the place I needed to be.

Being at a SNC has reignited my love for learning and is setting me on a path to amazing opportunities and achievements.

Pinkerton-Sydney1-420Initially I majored in Psychology and Outdoor Adventure Leadership but I really missed art classes, so I decided on an Interdisciplinary ODAL and Fine Art major with a minor in Psychology. I’ve always felt a need to encourage individual empowerment and teach people self-love, and the path I am on now is taking me closer to making that passion a career. I hope to work in established adventure and art therapy programs on the way to starting my own!

I developed a deep connection and appreciation for horses riding and competing growing up, so my service learning project starts my journey into the world of therapy at Equus Insight in Reno, an equine therapy program for at risk youth. I helped with equine therapies for clients and worked on the ranch. I also designed and ran a weekend retreat for SNC students to come to the center and participate in art, adventure and equine activities with the horses. It’s so exciting to share this passion with others in a therapeutic way. I know that horses have been a large part of my life for a reason and I definitely see myself incorporating them more in my future.

I know that without the help and inspirations from the professors and peers I’ve met here, I wouldn’t be where I am today. I couldn’t be more grateful for the experiences I’ve had and the doors that have opened throughout this community.

This article was originally posted on the Sierra Nevada College website.

Data Collection Starts Tomorrow

Christina Frederick’s Experimental Psychology class will begin data collection tomorrow, February 3rd, for the students’ independent research projects. Participation in these experiments is encouraged and very much appreciated as these students move forward with their research. We look forward to seeing you all at the Psychology Research Fair on April 18th to see the results of the experiments you participated in.