Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Outstanding Student In Psychology for Fall, 2013

Carrie Smith received the Outstanding Student in Psychology award for Fall, 2013. Congratulations Carrie!

Monday, December 16, 2013

LaVerne Worthy's Reflection

LaVerne Worthy, who is Professor of the Year, gave an outstanding reflection at the Fall, 2013 graduation ceremony.

Fall 2013 Graduation

Psychology and Sociology Graduates

Sara Hammock (far left) and Carrie Smith. Ms. Smith was given the Outstanding Psychology Student Award.

Lisa McGuire (left)

Maria Campbell and Brittny Wright

Ande Ross

Monday, November 18, 2013

Psy/Soc Club Meeting on Wednesday, November 20

The Psychology/Sociology Club will meet on Wednesday, November 20, at 5:00 in Room 245.  Our guest speaker will be our own Dr. Jamie MacLennan, who will be discussing his Appalachian Trail research and his various interests within the discipline of sociology.  We will also be taking nominations for officer positions to replace some of our officers who are graduating in December.  All are welcome.

Thursday, November 7, 2013

Psy/Soc Club Trivia Night on Friday, November 8

The Psychology/Sociology Club is hosting a Trivia Night on Friday, November 8, at 6:00 p.m. in Room 235 of the Psychology/Sociology Building.  The questions will not be limited to Psychology and Sociology, so anyone can play regardless of their familiarity with those fields.  We will have prizes and possibly refreshments in the second floor lobby.  Everyone is welcome to come.

Monday, November 4, 2013

Psy/Soc Club Meeting on November 6

 The Psychology/Sociology Club will meet on Wednesday, November 6 at 5:00 p.m. in Room 245 of the Psychology/Sociology Building.

1) Finalize our plans for the Weekend Initiative activity we’re hosting on Friday, November 8.
2) Discuss Preview Day, which is Saturday, November 9.
3) Continue the discussion of T-shirts.  Bring your ideas!
4) Determine what we want to do at our next meeting, which will be Wednesday, November 20.  This will probably be our last meeting of the semester.
5) Collect dues ($5).

Thursday, October 24, 2013

Psy/Soc Club: Presentation on GRE Preparation

The Psychology/Sociology Club will meet on Wednesday, October 30, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 245.  Our own Dr. Elizabeth Uhl will be providing helpful GRE test preparation information.  

Thursday, October 10, 2013

Psych/Soc Club meeting on October 16

The Psychology/Sociology Club will meet on Wednesday, October 16, at 5:00 p.m. in Room 245. LaVerne Worthy will discuss her research experience with primates and work with individuals with mental retardation.

Wednesday, October 9, 2013

Capitan Plaza Dedication

Capitan Plaza, which is the garden area and space between the two buildings in the Health and Human Sciences Complex, was officially dedicated today. This area is named after William Capitan, who was the President of Georgia Southwestern State University from 1979 to 1995. President Capitan helped start the Rosalynn Carter Institute. He also began the planning for the current Health and Human Sciences Complex in the 1990s.

The Capitan Plaza

Dr. William Capitan

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

Psy/Soc Club Meeting

The Psychology/Sociology Club will be having a regular meeting at 5:00 on Wednesday, September 25 in room 245 of HHS-2.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Psi Chi Inductees

Psi Chi, the honor society for psychology students, inducted three new members.
From left: Hillary Davis, Leah Faulconer, and Rebekah Adair. 

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

New Faculty Members

The Psychology/Sociology Department welcomes two new faculty members to our department.

Judy Orton is an Educational Psychologist who recently received her Ph.D. from Georgia State. She will be teaching Introductory Psychology, Abnormal, and Counseling this fall.
Joseph Comeau is a Sociologist who comes to us from the University of North Texas. He will be teaching Introductory Sociology, Family, and Development of Social Theory.

Monday, June 17, 2013

Building flooded

A hot water pipe broke in our building over the weekend. Much of the building has about an inch or two of water on the floor. The clean-up effort has already started. The building will be closed to students during the clean-up effort.

Summer classes have been relocated to other classrooms. Please find your new location from this list.

Relocation of Summer Classes
Full Summer Term
PSYC 1102     Psy as a Natural Science                  MTWR            09:30am-10:45am                  HHS2 240                   Worthy, L
                                                                                                                                    Meets in HHS 1 Room 205 (Nursing Building)
PSYC 3337     Theories of Personal Relations           MTWR            11:00am-12:15pm                  HHS2 240                   Worthy, L
                                                                                                                                    Meets in HHS 1 Room 205 (Nursing Building)
First Summer Term
PSYC 449A    Spec Top/Psych of Gender                MTWR            02:00pm-04:40pm                  HHS2 235                   Uhl, E
                                                                                                                                    Meets in HHS 1 Room 106 (Nursing Building)
PSYC 3311     Social Psychology                              MTWR            05:00pm-07:40pm                  HHS2 235                   Uhl, E
                                                                                                                                    Meets in HHS 1 Room 106 (Nursing Building)
SOCI 3331      Sociological Statistics                          MTWR           02:00pm-04:40pm                  HHS2 110                   MacLennan, J
                                                                                                                                    Meets in Academic Skills Center Lab (ACE)
Second Summer Term
PSYC 4450     Seminar in Psychology                       MTWR            02:00pm-04:40pm                  HHS2 245                   Cotter, E

                                                                                                                                    Meets in HHS 1 Room 205 (Nursing Building)

Tuesday, June 4, 2013

Old Building Demolition

Our department's old building is being torn down this week. Here are some photos from the demolition.

Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Document camera for the computer lab

This new Elmo system captures video and displays small objects. It will be used in the statistics class to display the use of graphing calculators. We thank the Office of Academic Affairs and the Faculty Affairs Committee for supporting this teaching innovation.

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Outstanding Student Awards for Spring, 2013

Rachelle Cross and Christine Adams (not pictured) received Outstanding Student Awards in Psychology at the Spring Graduation.

Monday, May 6, 2013

Spring graduation

Congratulations to our graduating seniors! Good luck!
From left: Carly Farrell, Leigh Elder, Rachelle Cross, & Kera Boyd 

Robert Sheridan, Azriel Pitts, & Patsy Patrick

Chet Nowell, NeDeidra Motley, & Nastashia Minto

Samantha McQuagg  & Tiffany Lybarger

Sunday, May 5, 2013

Worthy wins teaching award

LaVerne Worthy, Professor of Psychology, won the Alumni Teaching Award for Spring, 2013. Congratulations LaVerne!

Friday, May 3, 2013

New building ribbon cutting ceremony

On May 2, an official dedication of the Health and Human Sciences Phase II building was held. Rosalynn Carter, Jimmy Carter, and other members of the Carter family were present, as well as local politicians and members from the Board of Regents. After the ribbon cutting a statue of Rosalynn Carter was unveiled. It was a very special occasion that marked an important step forward for the Psychology/Sociology Department, the Rosalynn Carter Caregiving Institute, and Georgia Southwestern.

Remarks from President Blanchard

Remarks from Leisa Easom

Remarks from Charles Huffman

Rosalynn Carter

Ribbon Cutting

Ribbon Cutting

Statue unveiling

Monday, April 29, 2013

Ribbon Cutting Ceremony on May 2

The official dedication of our new building will be held on Thursday, May 2. A statue of Rosalynn Carter will also be unveiled. 

From the press release: "Georgia Southwestern State University (GSW) will hold its second and final ribbon cutting Thursday, May 2 at 5 p.m. for the Rosalynn Carter Health and Human Sciences Complex. Celebrating the completion of the Complex’s second building, the event will be highlighted by the unveiling of a statue featuring GSW alumna and former First Lady Rosalynn Carter. The former first lady and former President Jimmy Carter will be in attendance."

For further information, please see the official press release.

Friday, April 26, 2013

Goodbye Andrea!

Today is Andrea Miller's last day with the Psychology/Sociology Department. She has been a great colleague and valuable member of our department. We wish her the best of luck!

Thursday, April 18, 2013

History and Systems Class Poster Presentations

The History and Systems class gave poster presentations on important studies from the history of psychology. Each poster described the impact the study had on the field of psychology, as well as the historical context of the study.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Presentations at the 13th Annual GURP Conference

Five GSW psychology students gave presentations at the 13th annual Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology conference on April 6. An additional five students attended the conference. It was a great learning experience.  

Micheal Landreth

Ambrica Johnson

Andrew Hughston

Cheng Li

Megan McArthur

Group picture

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Walking Trail Under Development

Here are some photos of the new walking track that is being developed behind our building.