Department of Psychological Sciences

Three top researchers in literary studies, liquid crystals and post-traumatic stress received Kent State University’s 2015 Outstanding Research and Scholarship Awards at a ceremony and reception held April 14 on the Kent Campus. The awards are sponsored by the University Research Council and Division of Research and Sponsored Programs. Mark...

Kent State student Celeste Weise stands near her research poster during the 2015 Undergraduate Research Symposium in the Kent Student Center. What do sleep quality, post-traumatic stress disorder and smoking have in common? That’s the question on which Celeste Weise, a Kent State University senior psychology and sociology major, presented her research at the university’s second annual Undergraduate Research Symposium held March 11. PREPARING FOR THE SYMPOSIUM As a research...

Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., and Arden Ruttan, Ph.D., along with their student research team, design, develop and study an app to reduce teen stress. Have too much stress? There is an app for coping. Researchers from Kent State University’s College of Arts and Sciences worked together to develop an app that not only measures stress levels in teenagers, but also teaches them how to manage anxiety. The app gathers data in real time using two teen favorites: technology and music.     ...

Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., and Arden Ruttan, Ph.D., along with their student research team, design, develop and study an app to reduce teen stress. While most can agree that STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) experiences outside of school can be exciting and engaging for young people, there is much that isn’t known about its impact on short-term and long-term learning. How can it best be connected to what students are learning in school? How can young people have...

Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., and Arden Ruttan, Ph.D., along with their student research team, design, develop and study an app to reduce teen stress. Kent State University’s Science of Learning and Education (SOLE) Center will host “Improving Student Achievement: A Summit on Learning and Education” at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in Kent, Ohio, on Oct. 9-10. Researchers from across the country (and one from Australia) in the fields of cognitive and educational...

Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., and Arden Ruttan, Ph.D., along with their student research team, design, develop and study an app to reduce teen stress. Kent State University’s Science of Learning and Education (SOLE) Center will host “Improving Student Achievement: A Summit on Learning and Education” at the Kent State University Hotel and Conference Center in Kent, Ohio, on Oct. 9-10. Researchers from across the country (and one from Australia) in the fields of cognitive and educational...

Angela Neal-Barnett, Ph.D., and Arden Ruttan, Ph.D., along with their student research team, design, develop and study an app to reduce teen stress. The Department of Psychological Sciences  has once again placed all 13 of its Clinical Psychology graduate students who applied for internships at APA-accredited sites this summer.  According to Psychology Department Chair Maria Zaragoza, Ph.D., nationally, the match rate to all internship sites was 80%, and the match rate to American...