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February 21, 2020

Samantha Ruckert, Py.D., Appointed to Board of Examiners of Psychologists for the State of Maryland

Congratulations to lecturer, Samantha Rukert, Psy.D., on her appointment to the Board of Examiners of Psychologists for the State of Maryland. ​The Board of Psychologists for the State of Maryland are a group of seven licensed psychologists and two consumer members appointed by the Governor to administer and regulate the laws regarding the practice of psychology in the state of Maryland. The Board's mission is to ensure that Maryland residents receive quality psychological services in accordance with the law. The Board functions include licensing psychologists, approving psychology associates, renewing licenses, reviewing continuing education, promulgating regulations, interpreting the scope of practice, educating licensees, and investigating complaints.

June 14, 2019

Graduation Medals 2019

On Friday, May 17th, graduating seniors were awarded medals for their academic achievements while attending Loyola University Maryland.

June 3, 2019

Psychology Magis Award Winners 2019

 Jouvanna Brame smiling while holding her Psychology Magis Award in Service certificate.

Jouvanna Brame received the Psychology Magis Award for Service and Sophia Jobe has received the Psychology Magis Award for Research.

May 31, 2019

Research Methods and Design II Project Presentations

After two semesters of working in groups to plan, carry out, and analyze their research projects, undergraduate students present their PY292 Research Methods and Design II projects to their peers and the Psychology Faculty in Donnelly Science Center on Friday, April 26, 2019.

May 28, 2019

Doctoral Student Awarded Travel Award to Present Research at APA

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By Jordan Orbe, S.J., Psy.D. ’19

I will be presenting a poster on “Aging and Transcendence: An Examination of the Gerotranscendence Scale among Older Catholic Clergy.” Many models of positive/successful aging focus on the maintenance of physical health and functional abilities. One alternative theory is gerotranscendence (Tornstam, 2005) which emphasizes a shift in perspective (transcendence) with aging. Using the survey data from 201 Roman Catholic priests (age 50 and older) in the United States, a confirmatory factor analysis was conducted on the 10-item Gerotranscendence Scale to assess the fitness of the original three-factor model (i.e. cosmic transcendence, coherence, solitude). The findings of the study showed partial support for the 10-item Gerotranscendence Scale. I was awarded the APA Student Travel Award (see https://www.apa.org/about/awards/scidir-stutrav). The purpose of the travel award program is to help psychology graduate students travel to the annual APA convention to present their research. Through this award, students can receive up to $500 each to support their travel to the APA convention, to be held in Chicago in 2019.

May 22, 2019

Undergraduate Student Research & Scholarship Colloquium Award Recipients

Once a year, Loyola hosts a campus-wide forum highlighting undergraduate student research and scholarship. The colloquium encourages scholastic endeavors that focus on either the generation of new knowledge or the creative integration of existing scholarship. This year's colloquium took place on April 5 and a number of Psychology undergraduate students presented their research.

Carolyn Barry

Carolyn Barry, Ph.D.

For Carolyn Barry, Ph.D., professor of psychology and associate dean of social sciences and graduate programs within Loyola College, her goal is to engage students the moment they walk on campus