Monday, June 4, 2018

Elliott Cole Varnum, 1996 - 2018

Elliott Cole Varnum, a psychology major, passed away on June 2. We will miss his upbeat and easy-going personality. He was particular intrigued by associations between colors and emotions. The photo below shows his undergraduate student research poster presentation on the Stroop task. Information about the funeral service is available at the Greg Hancock Funeral Chapel web site

Thursday, May 10, 2018

Spring, 2018 graduation

The Psychology/Sociology Department congratulates the Spring, 2018 graduates! We wish you good luck.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Psychology alumna Babs Hall - 40 under 40 recipient

The GSW Department of Psychology and Sociology is proud to announce that 2003 alumna Babs Hall has been named one of Georgia Trend magazine's "40 Under 40" noteworthy citizens. Ms. Hall works for Aspire Behavioral Health and Developmental Disability Services in Albany and is involved in numerous community organizations and activities, including facilitating support groups for people who have lost loved ones to suicide, co-chairing the Southwest Georgia Suicide Prevention Coalition, serving on the State Coalition of Advocates for Georgia's Elderly, and serving on the board of directors for Leadership Albany, the Georgia Gerontological Society, and the Albany chapter of the National Alliance on Mental Illness. You can read more about Ms. Hall's inspirational story in the Winter 2017 issue of Albany Living magazine.

Friday, April 20, 2018

Two Faculty Members Receive Awards

Two faculty members of the Psychology/Sociology Department were recognized for outstanding achievements during the Spring, 2018 Honors Ceremony. Ellen Cotter received the Excellence in Advising Award.  Judy Orton Grissett received the Excellence and Commitment to Teaching Award.

Psy/Soc Club Meeting on April 25 with Katie the therapy dog

The Psychology/Sociology Club will have its last meeting of the school year on Wednesday, April 25, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 245.  Ms. Laura Bauer and her therapy dog Katie will be visiting us, and we’ll learn about what goes into training therapy dogs as well as what kinds of things therapy dogs do.  Everyone is welcome to come.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

Student poster presentations for Spring, 2018

Three psychology majors presented posters at the undergraduate research day event. Carley Turner and Cole Varnum presented their research on unconscious perception (faculty sponsor: Gary Fisk). Sholeh Rezaee presented a poster on distinguishing chia seeds from other seeds (faculty sponsor: Stephanie Harvey, Biology). We are proud of our their research efforts.

Carley Turner

Cole Varnum

Sholeh Rezaee

Wednesday, April 4, 2018

Psy/Soc Club meeting on April 11 about Careers

The Psychology/Sociology Club will meet Wednesday, April 11, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 245. We’ll be talking about the types of career fields that are available for people with bachelor’s degrees in Psychology and Sociology. All GSW students are welcome to come.