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Psychology News

Students and faculty in the Psychology department at Ohio State Marion are making news! Engaging students in service learning, academic scholarship, outreach, global citizenship and more, faculty members engage students in opportunities to make an impact on the community, while gaining experience they can take into their future career. Below is a small sample of news stories on how our students and faculty are engaging the world around them.


READ MORE > > > Smaller campus right fit for psychology major

After attending The University of Dayton for only one semester, junior psychology major Hannah Belden, found her fit at The Ohio State University at Marion. Belden wanted to find a smaller, more personalized educational experience, so she transferred to Ohio State Marion on the recommendation of a friend and ended up staying longer than she anticipated.


READ MORE > > > Dr. Tracy Tylka featured in Huff Post article on intuitive eating

Ohio State Marion Professor of Psychology, Dr. Tracy Tylka is featured in a January 6, 2020 published article by The Huff Post (Huffington Post) entitled, "Intuitive Eating: What It Is, And Why It Could Work For You." The body image and eating behavior researcher concludes from her research that intuitive eaters “are aware of and trust their body’s internal hunger and satiety cues and use these cues to determine when and how much to eat.”


READ MORE > > > Recent psych grad presents research at CUNY in Colorado

Madeline Nicol, former Ohio State Marion student and spring 2018 graduate with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology, recently presented research at the CUNY Human Sentence Processing Conference in Boulder, CO. The project was work she began as part of her senior thesis when she was a student at Ohio State Marion working with faculty research mentor Dr. Nikole Patson.


READ MORE > > > Ohio State Marion junior presents at child development conference

Junior psychology major Nathan Baker is making the most of his undergraduate experience at Ohio State Marion. The Mount Gilead, Ohio native recently returned from presenting at one of the biggest developmental psychology conferences in the world, the Society for Research on Childhood Development conference in Baltimore, Maryland.


READ MORE > > > Wagner and Patson awarded NSF grant

Primary Investigator (PI), Ohio State Associate Professor of Psychology, Laura Wagner and Ohio State Marion Associate Professor of Psychology, Nikole Patson were recently awarded a $353,879 grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to support their research project entitled, "Promoting Science Understanding and Interest through Language Science.”


READ MORE > > > Psych major earns summer fellowship

Ohio State Marion junior psychology major Nathan Baker of Mount Gilead, Ohio will spend his summer at the Center of Science and Industry (COSI). Unlike the thousands of patrons that walk through the doors of this Columbus science education stalwart each day to learn about science, Baker will be going to create science. Baker recently received a $4,000 fellowship from the Office of Undergraduate Research to conduct language research at COSI from May 21 through the end of July 2018.


READ MORE > > > Patson receives Undergraduate Research Mentor Award

Ohio State Marion Associate Professor of Psychology Dr. Nikole Patson was recently named a 2018 recipient of The Ohio State University’s Distinguished Undergraduate Research Mentor Award. This award recognizes leadership and support research mentors provide to undergraduate students presenting at Ohio State’s Annual Denman Undergraduate Research Forum. Award winners are nominated by undergraduates participating in the Denman Undergraduate Research Forum and must demonstrate excellence in teaching and mentorship. A student committee reviews the nominations and selects winners each year.


READ MORE > > > Cross-wired: Synesthesia and how we experience senses

At Ohio State Marion, opportunity is always knocking. Knocking, a sound that is heard with our ears surprisingly can also be seen in colors. Psychology students in Dr. Nikole Patson’s honors introduction to psychology 1100 class had the opportunity to listen to and engage in conversation with Marcia Smilack, a professional photographer with synesthesia. Synesthesia is a disease in which one sees sounds and hears color.


READ MORE > > > Tylka named AED fellow

The Academy of Eating Disorders recently named Ohio State Marion Professor of Psychology, Dr. Tracy Tylka an academy fellow. Located in Reston, VA, The Academy for Eating Disorders (AED) is a global professional association committed to leadership in eating disorders research, education, treatment, and prevention.