Psychology Department News

Psychology Department News

Psychology Department News

Rowan psychology professor awarded NIH grant for smartphone-based smoking cessation intervention

Rowan University graduates its first clinical psychology doctoral students

Five Rowan University students received their doctoral degrees in clinical psychology Tuesday, the first class to graduate from the...

Rowan University Psychology ABA Master's Program Ranked #1 in New Jersey, 16th Nationally, as Ranked by the Applied Behavior Analysis Programs Guide, 2020!

Dr. Danielle Arigo awarded Research Travel Grant from the University of Bayreuth Humboldt Centre of International Excellence

Each year, the Humboldt Centre of International Excellence at the University of Bayreuth (Bayreuth, Germany) sponsors travel for visiting scholars to conduct collaborative research with faculty at their institution. Dr. Danielle Arigo was selected as a recipient of the 2021 research travel grant, to support her work with Dr. Laura M. König. Their project, Reducing Measurement Reactivity in Physical Activity Research, will focus on identifying predictors of unusual increases in physical activity during the first few days of monitoring. These increases in response to wearing a physical activity monitor can meaningfully bias activity estimates and lead to incorrect conclusions about activity engagement. Understanding for whom and under what circumstances these increases occur will help to identify targets and best practices for improving the accuracy of physical activity measurement, particularly among sedentary adults who are at risk for cardiovascular disease. Dr. Arigo’s visit will include work on this project, as well as sharing her expertise via workshop presentations on this and related topics, which will be open to faculty and students at the University of Bayreuth. Read more about this work here and learn more about visiting scholar programs the Humboldt Centre of International Excellence here.

Rowan University on Operant Innovations

Three Psychology Department faculty (Michelle Soreth, Christina Simmons, and Bethany Raiff) were interviewed, along with a former student (Jessica Nastasi) and a current doctoral student (Matt Dwyer) on the behavior analysis podcast, Operant Innovations, to specifically discuss the graduate programs in Psychology at Rowan University. They spoke about the ABA programs and the PhD program.  Check out the podcast on Spotify.

Rowan University in the News

The Psychology Department's own Jeff Greeson was interviewed by the Philadelphia Inquirer about his research into Mindfulness.  His comments appear in an article posted on the newspaper's website on November 1, 2020, about stress and anxiety in the 2020 presidential election.

Dr. Greeson has also just recently been published in Contemporary Clinical Trials for his work on a mindfulness app for ICU survivors.  Check out a video on the program.


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