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K-State Today

February 25, 2016



Psychological sciences students receive national recognition

By Michael Young

A number of students in the psychological sciences department received national awards within the past couple of months. The department is very proud of their accomplishments:

David Arndt, doctoral student and Mary Cain advisee, Algonquin, Illinois, received an American Psychological Association's Graduate Student Basic Psychological Science Research Grant. This $1,000 award is one of 10 that were granted nationally.

Chelsea Schnabelrauch Arndt, doctoral student and Laura Brannon advisee, Pinckney, Michigan, was one of only two national recipients of the American Psychological Association's Graduate Student Teaching Excellence in Psychological Sciences Award. She also received honorable mention for the Midwest Association of Graduate Schools Award for Excellence in Teaching by a doctoral student.

Emily Nelsen, undergraduate student and Donald Saucier advisee, Manhattan, and her research team won the best poster award by an undergraduate student at the national Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference. Joining her as co-authors were 2015 SUROP student Quinmill Lei, University of St. Thomas in Minnesota; doctoral students Amanda Martens, Shelby, Iowa, and Stuart Miller, Manhattan; and Saucier. Nelsen will be a doctoral student at the University of Vermont this fall.

Stuart Miller, doctoral student and Donald Saucier advisee, and his research team won runner-up for the best poster by a graduate student at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference. Joining Stuart as co-authors were undergraduate Navanté Peacock, Haysville, and Saucier.

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