Psychology Department News

Psychology Department News


January 1, 2024

Psychologists in the news

December 19, 2023

Clinical psychology PhD program achieves full accreditation

October 19, 2023

Episode 110: Contingency Management with Dr. Bethany Raiff

October 3, 2023

Rowan researcher named an NIH new innovator

October 2, 2023

Engaged in collaborative research? Try a touch of intellectual humility 

August 23, 2023

Better health through mindfulness (featuring Dr. Jeff Greeson)

August 23, 2023

Winner of the Innovations in Teaching Using Technology Grant

The Faculty Center for Excellence in Teaching and Learning is pleased to announce that Dr. Christina Simmons, Assistant Professor in Psychology, is the winner of the 2023 Innovations in Teaching Using Technology Grant. Christina's winning proposal, "Using Portable Virtual Reality to Extend Classroom-based Learning of Clinical Skills for Healthcare Professionals".

The Innovations in Teaching Using Technology grant funds the purchase of equipment to support practical approaches to teaching using technology at Rowan University and is principally targeted to initiatives that are innovative, scalable, adaptable, and applicable to teaching.

April 7, 2023

Could mindfulness tools improve dialysis care? (featuring Dr. Jeff Greeson)

February 8, 2023

Examining depressiona and autism (featuring Dr. Kaite Gotham)

January 17, 2023

Textbook alternative program on pace to save Rowan students up to $6 million
Essentials of Psychology is highlighted!

August 24, 2022

Rewarding healhty behaviors (featuring Dr. Bethany Raiff)

August 17, 2022

Improving the accuracy of physical activity measurement in reserach (featuring Dr. Dani Arigo)

August 17, 2022

Hard at work: Summer internships ehlp students buildskills, make connections (featuring doctoral student, Lauren Wallace)

March 7, 2022

Grant supports students from underrepresented backgrouns in clinical psychology PhD program

May 7, 2021

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

May 11, 2021

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...

August 2021

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.

November 27, 2020

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.

November 1, 2020

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.