We are so proud of Dr. Regan Lookadoo for being named the Curry Award winner for this year. This makes the fourth psychology professor to be honored with this award! Please read about her accomplishments here.
Thank you to Megan Redditt, Director of the Counseling Center, for her recent presentations on Counseling. Megan shared current information on couples counseling to students in Dr. McKenzie’s Relationships course. She covered recent statistics on attitudes towards relationships, reasons that bring couples to counseling, options available for those seeking counseling, as well as strategies […]
Dr. McKenzie and her Stanford colleague, Dr. Sprague, were recently honored with the best poster runner-up award at the Lilly International Teaching annual conference held at Miami University. Their poster was entitled, “Increasing student engagement and critical thinking by decreasing students’ hindsight bias.” Congratulations, Dr. McKenzie!
GC Psychology Faculty member, Dr. Jennifer Price, was recently honored by the Kentucky Psychological Association with the Sheila Schuster Advocacy Award. This award is given annually at the KPA Annual Convention which was held in Louisville this year. The award winner is selected by Dr. Schuster for their commitment to the promotion of the […]
Psychology professor, Dr. Jennifer Price, was honored with the John Walker Manning Distinguished Mentor and Teacher Award at Opening Convocation this fall.
Dr. Lookadoo welcomed several guest speakers to her Human Trafficking course, a newly developed topics course she taught for the first time this spring. Students heard from Ked Frank, the Director of Refuge for Women which is an aftercare facility for sex trafficked survivors and exploited women; Marissa Castellanos, the Director of Rescue and Restore KY; and Brittany […]
Continued thanks and praise to Megan Redditt, current director of our Counseling Center. Megan shared research results and her experiences as a couples counselor with Dr. McKenzie’s Relationships students. Topics covered included research on attitudinal differences amongst Gen X, Gen Y, and Millenial generations; critical skills for improving communication; and primary reasons couples seek […]
Many thanks to Jaime Horne, GC ‘13, who earned her master’s in Industrial-Organizational (I/O) Psychology last spring and is currently working in Lexington as head of Human Resources. She visited Dr. McKenzie’s I-O Psych class and discussed her current HR generalist tasks, her typical work day responsibilities, and she provided advice for undergraduates to […]
The Psychology Department hosted a senior psychology major reception to congratulate our graduating class. We will miss all of you and are so proud of all you have accomplished!
The Psychology Department honored several students at Academic Honors Day this week:
Remy Kennedy was awarded the Psychology Award for academic excellence, character, and service to both the department and to the college community.
Madison Evans was awarded the Outstanding Capstone Award for exceptional overall class performance and exemplary semester-long research project.
Shelby Dees was awarded the Mark […]
Three current Georgetown Psychology majors presented their research at the Kentucky Psychological Foundation Spring Academic Conference hosted by the GC Psychology Department.
Hunter Gatewood won second place in the undergraduate poster competition with his honor’s thesis poster entitled “The Divide between Implicit and Explicit Transphobia: An Examination of the Role that Gender Role Beliefs have […]
University of Kentucky School Psychology graduate student Katie Hastings talked with students in Dr. Bell’s class to talk about UK’s School Psychology graduate program and her experience in the field. Katie is engaged to Georgetown College alum Adam Gilley (2011).
Georgetown College Psychology alum and Scott County School Psychologist, Jennifer (Bowling) Mullins visited Dr. Bell’s class to talk about her graduate school experience at EKU and her current roles at Garth Elementary and the Scott County Preschool. Jennifer is pictured here with the current School Psychology class.
Students in Dr. McKenzie’s Spring 2016 Industrial-Organizational class were visited by Brittany Hunt Lawrence (GC ’08) and Perry Barnes, who both work for Mercer, an international human resource consulting firm. They spoke of their educational backgrounds (Brittany has a law degree; Perry has a master’s in I/O), their graduate school experiences, and their current […]
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 […]