Friday, May 8, 2015

Psychology alumni Donald Eggerth awarded Dorothy Booz Black Award

Donald Eggerth (PhD '97) was awarded the Dorothy Booz Black Award for Outstanding Achievement in Counseling Health Psychology by Division 17 of the American Psychological Association. The Booz Black award is given to encourage and reward outstanding research and practice in counseling health psychology. Dr. Eggerth was nominated and awarded the Booz Black for his contributions in research and practice of counseling health psychology with a focus on health-related processes and outcomes.

Thursday, May 7, 2015

Andrea Miller ('15) Wins Burton Award for Legal Writing

We are very proud to announce that graduate student Andrea Miller (Social Psychology program, advised by Gene Borgida and Chris Federico) has won the Burton Award for Legal Writing. This is a prestigious award that Andrea has received for a law review paper that brings social psychology to the area of family responsibility discrimination law. Congratulations to Andrea on this achievement!

APRIL 16, 2015 - The Burton Foundation has announced that Andrea Miller ('15) is the winner of a 2015 Distinguished Legal Writing Award—one of just 10 students from U.S. law schools to be so honored. Miller is both a J.D. candidate at the Law School and a Ph.D. candidate in the University of Minnesota's Department of Psychology. Her winning paper is entitled "The Separate Spheres Ideology: An Improved Empirical and Litigation Approach to Family Responsibilities Discrimination."

"Andrea's article is another great example of the excellence of the Law School's writing program," said Professor Brad Clary ('75), who selected Miller's paper for submission. "It's well-researched and well-analyzed. It gets to the point, and it talks about things that matter."

In discussing her article, Miller explained that family responsibilities discrimination "is discrimination on the basis of a person's real or perceived caregiving responsibilities. Although it is sex discrimination under Title VII, it receives inconsistent treatment in federal courts. My paper argues that the separates spheres model of discrimination can help the courts to adopt a more coherent, evidence-based understanding of family responsibilities discrimination—which can affect men as well as women—and empower employers to prevent such discrimination in the workplace."

Miller graduated magna cum laude from New York University in 2009. After completing her J.D. and Ph.D. this academic year, she will be a doctoral fellow at the American Bar Foundation. She is a managing editor on the Minnesota Law Review, a student instructor of legal research and writing, a Robina Public Interest Scholar, and president of the University of Minnesota chapter of Law Students for Reproductive Justice. She has worked as a research intern for Minnesota Women Lawyers, as a law clerk for Gender Justice, and as a law intern for the Minnesota Department of Human Rights.

Miller will receive her Burton Award at the foundation's annual gala, to be held June 15 at the Library of Congress in Washington, D.C. United States Supreme Court Justice Sonya Sotomayor will be the keynote speaker at the event, which will also feature a performance by Kristin Chenoweth, winner of both Emmy and Tony awards.

The Burton Foundation was established by William C. Burton, a former New York state assistant attorney general and a strong advocate of plain language in legal writing. In the 16 years that the foundation has sponsored its highly regarded national legal writing awards program, the Law School has had 8 student winners.

Miller is the Law School's eighth student winner in the sixteen years of the competition. The seven previous legal writing honorees are: Phillip Walters ('12), Eva B. Stensvad ('11), Noreen E. Johnson ('09), Emily C. Melvin ('08), Dan Robinson ('07), David Leishman ('06), and Kari M. Dahlin ('01).

Thursday, April 30, 2015

David Wark Family Prize in Clinical Hypnosis

David Wark, PhD, ABPH, is an Emeritus Professor of Psychology, University of Minnesota , a former President of the American Society of Clinical Hypnosis, and a former Board Member of both the Society of Clinical and Experimental Hypnosis and the International Society of Hypnosis. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Psychological Hypnosis.

Please download the announcement regarding the David Wark Family Prize in the area of clinical hypnosis.

The attachment announces an award for an original paper that both advances neuroscience knowledge and enhances the practice of hypnosis. Initially, the award is $5,000.00.

Thursday, April 16, 2015

Professor Deniz Ones co-authored article in American Psychological Association

The article, "Study: Older Workers Bring Valuable Knowledge to the Job" co-authored by Professor Deniz Ones can be found here:

Congratulations to Talle Family Scholarship recipients!

The Department of Psychology is very pleased to announce that two of our junior honors majors, Erin Begnel and Manju Connolly, were awarded the prestigious College of Liberal Arts Talle Family Scholarship for 2015-16. Talle Family Scholars exemplify what a liberal arts education makes possible and provide powerful evidence that CLA is a destination college for talented, motivated students. Ten awards were made across the College; a message from the Dean is attached here. The awardees receive full tuition scholarships to support them in their senior year. Both Erin and Manju excel both within and outside of the classroom.  

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Dr. Moin Syed has been elected as President of the Society for Research on Identity Formation (SRIF).

SRIF is the premier international society for the study of identity development. Dr. Syed will begin his two-year term as President-elect in May 2015, followed by two years as President from 2017-2019.

Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Professor Traci Mann interviewed in BBC documentary series The Men Who Made Us Thin

Professor Traci Mann was interviewed in the BBC documentary series The Men Who Made Us Thin ("Jacques Peretti investigates the connections between obesity and weight loss, confronting some of the men making a fortune from our desire to become thin"), which aired on tpt March 17th. Learn more about the show here or here.