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Arielle Rogers, an NIU Ph.D. degree candidate in social and industrial-organizational psychology, was recently selected as a recipient of two prestigious awards supporting her research on the impact of sleep quality for workers in fields related to customer service. The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology awarded Rogers with the Mary L. Tenopyr Graduate Student...
Those moments that induce awe and possibly even guide and shape the rest of one’s life are more than just a curiosity for NIU alum Elliott Ihm. He’s making a name for himself as a researcher of such phenomenon and recently was invited to give his first talk on this innovative area research he’s now...
As news media try to sort through a host of complicated topics, they have been turning to NIU faculty for answers. Over the past two weeks, NIU experts were featured in print, online and on Chicago radio and television. Alicia Schatteman, an associate professor of nonprofit management in the School of Public and Global Affairs,...
Imagine getting lost in your own home or neighborhood. Imagine feeling disoriented, unsure of where you are or how you got there. For individuals suffering from Alzheimer’s and other neurological disorders or trauma – and more Americans than ever are diagnosed with these conditions each year – this “spatial disorientation” can be a daily occurrence and...
Pamela Waltz
NIU Department of Psychology doctoral candidate Pamela Waltz was selected as a recipient of a 2015 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award. “I was definitely excited,” Waltz said. “Winning a competitive national research award is truly a reflection of the exceptional training and mentoring I received as a graduate student at NIU’s Industrial-Organizational (I-O) program.”...
Amanda Durik
Amanda Durik had always considered being a teacher. Raised in La Grange, Ky., she dove into teaching as a 17-year-old swimming instructor for the Red Cross. Considering a career as a primary school teacher, Durik attended Centre College where she was introduced to psychology. Having always enjoyed math, she became amazed by the research involved...
Memory, impressions and social perceptions are among the research specialties of psychology professor John Skowronski, Northern Illinois University’s newly named 2015 Board of Trustees Professor. And NIU students who have taken his courses will tell you the professor certainly is unforgettable. Alumnus Randy McCarthy remembers Skowronski’s “smooth lectures,” the precise way he communicated complex topics...
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Sure, we all know brothers and sisters will squabble from time to time – NIU psychology researchers say sibling conflict is normal. But parents should be aware that the fighting can cross a line and enter bullying territory, with harmful effects. NIU psychology professors Christine Malecki and Michelle Demaray blog on the topic this week...
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Students in biological sciences and psychology have won the NIU Graduate Council best thesis and ...
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In a new Psychology Today blog, NIU professor Christine Malecki discusses the pressures faced by parents of children with autism spectrum disorders (ASD). “It breaks my heart thinking of parents of children severely affected by ASD who are doing as much as they can, yet see only small steps of progress,” the NIU psychology professor...
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More than one in six people in the United States experience anxiety or post-traumatic stress disorders. Could marijuana, which is now being used more widely and legally for medical purposes, help relieve the stress? NIU psychology professor David Valentiner and graduate student Sara Wyman tackle that topic in a new blog entry this week in...
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Congratulations to the 2013-14 Huskie Research Rookies! To recap the work of the 39 undergraduate students, here are a few facts to showcase these hard-working students: This year’s Research Rookies represented 20 majors and five colleges. One hundred percent of the 2013-14 class of Research Rookies would recommend the program to a friend. Students from...
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