Three psychology classes engaged in service learning opportunities in Fall 2015: Child Development, Psychology and the Law, and Psychology of Trauma. The Child Development class provided tutoring services to local elementary schools and assisted with the Walk for Down Syndrome. The Psychology and the Law class partnered with Elkhorn Crossing high school students to investigate […]
During the fall term, GC’s Psychology and the Law students partnered with Elkhorn Crossing’s high school Criminal Justice students to investigate famous (and infamous) criminal cases and present the cases to one another during a research showcase this week. Dr. Karyn McKenzie’s GC students emphasized the psychological aspects of each case, while Mr. Michael […]
Denno, D., Carr, V., & Bell, S. H. (2010) Addressing challenging behaviors in early childhood settings: A teacher’s guide. Baltimore: Paul H. Brookes has been translated into Korean and is being distributed by Hakjisa Publisher in Seoul, Korea.
Georgetown College Students and Alumni volunteer at the 2015 Walk for Down Syndrome in downtown Lexington. Thank you to all the students who helped with parking, greeting, registration, t-shirt distribution, and other activities! Thank you, most especially, to Dr. Jay Castaneda who helped Dr. Susan Bell, Registration Chair, to pull off another successful walk!
Georgetown College faculty, staff, and students give generously of their time to bring babies to Dr. Bell’s Child Development class. This year there were FIVE babies so students had lots of fun exploring the skills of infants from 6 months to two years of age. Thanks to all these moms and their terrific children!
Ashley Clayton, a psychology major from the class of 2009, was recently honored with the first ever Georgetown College Distinguished Young Alumnus Award. Ashley currently serves as the Director of Evaluation and Research Associate at the Center for Wellness of Women & Mothers in the Department of Psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine. She […]
Megan Redditt, GC counselor, visited the Psychology of Trauma class and shared information about how to prevent sexual violence on campus. She presented details of a new program called Bringing in the Bystander that GC plans to implement in the coming months. The class began to discuss strategies for assisting with the launch of the […]
Psychology and the Law students recently heard a guest lecture by Samantha Lickliter, class of 2006.
Ms. Lickliter effectively, thoroughly, and realistically presented her perspective on a variety of topics related to her former career as a probation and parole officer and her current career with the Kentucky State Police. For example, she provided information […]
As part of an ongoing partnership with the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center to prevent interpersonal violence, the Psychology of Trauma class hosted guest speaker Karen Sheppard. Karen has been a crisis counselor/advocate for the Bluegrass Rape Crisis Center for over 15 years. She educated the class about the services BRCC offers and provided information about […]
Along with four other Georgetown College colleagues (Dr. Tracy Livingston, Dr. Andrea Peach, Ben Rawlins, and Chelsey Reid), Psychology professor Dr. Jennifer Price participated in the Academic Leadership Academy sponsored by the Bluegrass Higher Education Consortium. The Academic Leadership Academy is a presidential initiative, led by the 12 presidents represented in the consortium, to […]
Many thanks to Officer Joey Valdez for his willingness to speak to the Fall 2015 Psychology and the Law class about material related to officers’ duties, dangers, and rewards. (Officer Valdez, GC 2011, actually took the class himself when he was an undergraduate five years ago!) He provided factual information and anecdotal stories as […]
All six members of the psychology department were relocated to the ground floor of the Cooke Memorial Building over the summer. We love our new office space, including a psychology lab open for students to use throughout the week. Stop by and visit us!
Every year we are so proud to send our psychology major graduates out into “the real world.” Some will start graduate school in the fall, and others have exciting career opportunities. We wish everyone the best and very much hope that you will keep in touch!
The “Last Chapel” lecture has become at tradition on the Georgetown College campus. Students, faculty, and staff gather to hear a beloved member of the campus community deliver a message in the last chapel of the year. This year, psychology faculty members were pleased when our own Dr. Regan Lookadoo was offered this important honor. […]
Psychology major, Hannah Prassel, was awarded Georgetown College’s highest academic award at Academic Honors Day this year. She received the Dean’s Honor Award for her tremendous accomplishments as a scholar at Georgetown College. Hannah has completed two independent research projects, an Oxford tutorial, honors program requirements, and has excelled in all of her coursework. Hannah […]
Georgetown College psychology major, Hannah Prassel, recently presented her honors thesis research entitled, “How the Socially Anxious Relate to Others: The Relationship between Social Anxiety and Empathy.” First, she presented her work at the Kentucky Psychological Association’s Spring Academic Conference. Then, she presented it on campus at the honors poster session. We are so […]
The Psychology Department is so pleased to congratulate our award winners for Academic Honors Day 2015. Hannah Prassel was honored with three awards: the Psychology Research Award, the Outstanding Senior Capstone Performance Award, and the Mark Eddy Award. Shayna Wiedel was honored with the Erica Hagan Psychology Service Award. Virginia Hurst was honored with […]
Megan Redditt, LPCA (GC 2004), presented current research related to Couples Counseling to Dr. McKenzie’s Relationships students. She covered a variety of topics, including survey results of millennials, types of couples who seek counseling, why they seek counseling, and the most common types of therapy utilized. As always, we loved hearing her information and […]
Current students, Mckayla and Mckenzie Moore, along with Georgetown College psychology alum and current EKU Occupational Therapy graduate student, Finnja Ramcke, volunteered at World Down Syndrome Day in March.
Dr. Bell and students in her Developmental Disorders of Childhood class welcomed family members of the Down Syndrome Association of Central Kentucky to their class. The students gained a new “real world” perspective from these kind families!
Virginia Hurst, Kelsey Williams, Shayna Wiedel, and Hannah Prassel represented the Georgetown College psychology department well when they participated in the Kentucky Psychological Association’s annual Psych Bowl competition. Psych Bowl is held annually at KPA’s Spring Academic Conference. Dr. McKenzie and Dr. Bell sponsor our team every year, and they are always looking for […]
Social psychologist, Dr. Karyn McKenzie, was recently featured on the Dr. Stan Frager radio show. She responded to questions about romantic relationships, friendships, and healthy communication in relationships. You can listen to the show online on Dr. Frager’s website.
Psychology professor, Dr. Karyn McKenzie, was recently honored by the Georgetown College community with the Curry Award for Faculty Excellence. We are so proud of everything Dr. McKenzie does to support her students, our department, and Georgetown College. Click here for more details about Dr. McKenzie’s contributions.
Psychology professor, Dr. Jennifer Price, was recently selected by the Kentucky Psychological Association Executive Director and the chair of the Kentucky Psychological Foundation to be the Public Education Campaign Coordinator for the state of Kentucky. In this role, Dr. Price will coordinate efforts to educate the public about what psychology is and how understanding […]
Many of our students go on to graduate programs after Georgetown, while others go straight into a psychology-related career. Take a look at some of our recent successful graduates!
Brian Belva – Clinical Psychology
Brandt Brooks – Dental Medicine
Brooke Browning – School Psychology
Ashley Clayton – Research Associate
Stacey Page Croley – AmeriCorps
Andrea Heflin – Sports Management
Rachael Jones […]
Students from Dr. Lookadoo’s Experimental Psychology class presented their research at the campus-wide poster session in Fall 2014.
Students from Dr. Price’s Positive Psychology class presented their reflections on their service learning experience this semester. Each student volunteered their time at one of three locations in the community. One group ran an after school positivity […]
Jason Snyder and Kathleen Serey Snyder visited Dr. McKenzie’s Psychology and the Law class during November. Kathleen shared her knowledge and background as an advocate for children and their legal rights. Kathleen (a licensed social worker, Jefferson County prosecutor, and guardian ad litem) described the obligations parents have regarding their children, as well as […]
Three psychology professors (Bell, Castaneda & Singer), three current students (Sydney Berry, Sara Bishop, & Zach Parsons) and two former students (Kasey Carpenter & Megan Neace) helped with registration at the Walk for Down Syndrome on November 1st at Heritage Hall in downtown Lexington, KY.
The theme for the Walk was Superheroes. Another former student, […]
After completing a service learning project together in Spring 2014, Kandice Whitehouse ’13 and Dr. Jennifer Price presented a workshop entitled, “Service Learning 101: Guidelines for an Effective Partnership.”
The workshop was well-received by attendees who were impressed with the close faculty-student relationships developed at Georgetown and the opportunities our students have for professional development.
Samantha Lickliter (center; pictured with Kelsey Williams, Becca Sanders, Samantha Gillingham, and Ana Decker), GC class of 2006, visited Dr. McKenzie’s Psychology and the Law class. Her interactive PowerPoint presentation covered her education and career background. She shared the range of duties for probation and parole officers of sex offenders, including home visits, pre-sentence […]