New Faces

Christi Shingara, Mick Smyer, Eliza Congdon

When you visit the Department of Psychology this fall, you are likely to see some new faces. From left to right they are Christi Shingara, Professor Mick Smyer, and Professor Eliza Congdon.

Christi joined the department in the beginning of August as our new academic assistant. Christi, who replaced our long time AA, Kay Ocker, comes to us from the Humanities Center, where she worked for a year. Prior to her time at Bucknell, Christi worked as an executive assistant in Ad Sales at NBC Universal in NYC. She can be found in the newly remodeled departmental office, O'Leary Center 204A.

Professor Smyer joins the department after two years of sabbatical and leave during which he pursued scholarship on the ways in which context relates to how individuals experience aging. Prior to these intensive research endeavors. Professor Smyer held the position of provost at Bucknell for seven years. While in the department, Professor Smyer will continue his research and will teach a foundation seminar titled Designing Your Bucknell.

Professor Congdon joins our faculty after a year teaching at Williams College. Professor Congdon's specialty is cognitive development. Her focus is on mathematical thinking and learning, and specifically, how children's own actions and hand gestures support the learning process. Professor Congon did her undergraduate work at Brown and completed her graduate training at the University of Chicago.

Recent Faculty Publications

Our faculty

Judy Grisel, Aaron Mitchel, Chris Boyatzis, Kevin Myers, Joel Wade, and Bill Flack. Front row: David Evans, Reggie Gazes, Jasmine Mena, Andrea Halpern, Jennie Stevenson. Not pictured: Anna Baker

During the past 16 months (2016-2017),12 members of the Psychology Department authored or co-authored (or had accepted for publication) a total of 43 journal articles and book chapters, many of which included Bucknell graduate students or undergraduates as coauthors.

Representative publications are listed below.

  • Hall, M.E., & Boyatzis, C.J. (2016).  Introduction.  God in the bod:  Charting the course of research on religiosity and the body.  British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 19, 1-7. 
  • Evans DW, Uljarevic M, Lusk LG, Loth E, & Frazier T (2017). Development of two, dimensional measures of restricted and repetitive behaviors in parents and children. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 56, 51-58.
  • Flack, W.F., Jr., Campbell, B., Hopper, A.B., Bryant, L.A., Lang, K.W., Massa, A.A., & Whalen, J.E. (2016). Some types of hooking up are riskier than others for campus sexual assault. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 8, 413-420. doi: 10.1037/tra0000090
  • Gazes, R. Paxton, Hampton, R.R., Lourenco, S.F. 2016. Transitive inference of social dominance by human infants. Developmental Science.
  • Nentwig TB, Myers KP, Grisel JE. (2017) Initial subjective reward to alcohol in Sprague-Dawley rats. Alcohol, 58:19-22.
  • Halpern, A.R. Zioga, I., *Shankleman, M. , Lindsen, J. , Pearce, M. T. &  Bhattacharya, J. (2017). That note sounds wrong! Age-related effects in processing of musical expectation. Brain & Cognition, 113, 1-9.
  • Karlson, C. W., May, A (Baker, A)., Bromberg, M. H., Elkin, T. D., Majumdar, S., & Palermo, T. M. (2017) Pain in pediatric sickle cell disease: Daily use of behavioral prevention strategies. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 42, 335-344.
  • Mena, J. A.,Ampadu, G., & Prochaska, J. O. (2016). The influence of engagement and satisfaction on smoking cessation interventions: A qualitative study. Substance Use and Misuse, 52(3), 322-331.
  • Mitchel, A.D., Gerfen, C., & Weiss, D.J. (2016). Audiovisual perceptual learning with multiple speakers. Journal of Phonetics, 56, 66-74.
  • Myers, K.P. (2017). The convergence of psychology and neurobiology in flavor-nutrient learning. Appetite. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2017.03.048
  • Stevenson JR, Francomacaro LM, Bohidar AE, Young KA, Pesarchick BF, Buirkle JM, McMahon EK, O'Bryan CM. (2016)  Ghrelin receptor (GHS-R1A) antagonism alters preference for ethanol and sucrose in a concentration-dependent manner in prairie voles. Physiology and Behavior, March, 231-236. 
  • Wade, T. J., & Feldman, A. (2016). Sex and the perceived effectiveness of flirtation  techniques. Human Ethology Bulletin, 31(2), 30-44.

Colloquium Series

This series brings students, faculty, and the Bucknell community together to discuss research in progress and hear talks by visiting scientists. It is sponsored by the psychology department, Psi Chi, and the University Lectureship Committee (and sometimes others). All interested members of the community are welcome to attend. Light refreshments are served and a short reception after each talk offers the opportunity to chat with the speaker.

For questions or more information about the speakers or series, please contact Kevin Myers and/or Aaron Mitchel, coordinators of the Psychology Colloquium series.