Sarah is a first year graduate student in the Brain and Behavior Science Program in the Department of Psychology at the University of Georgia, specializing in Developmental Neuroscience. She completed her M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Nova Southeastern University (Fort. Lauderdale, Florida) and a B.A. in Psychology from Ohio Northern University (Ada, Ohio). Sarah is interested in the biological and cognitive consequences of early life stress and adversity. She is further interested in how individual differences (i.e. genetics, physiology, and sex) may mediate these effects. Sarah is a member of the Health and Development Lab, working with Dr. Katie Ehrlich.
Kelsey Corallo is a second-year psychology graduate student in the Behavioral and Brain Sciences Ph.D. program at the University of Georgia. Kelsey received her B.S. in Psychology with a Justice Studies minor from Arizona State University in 2015, and spent the following two years teaching pre-kindergarten through the Teach for America program. She is now a member of the Health and Development Laboratory (supervisor: Dr. Katherine Ehrlich) at UGA, and is broadly interested in the study of how early life experiences influence developmental outcomes across the lifespan. Specifically, Kelsey is interested in how student-teacher relationships and school experiences in childhood can influence student health, by mediating or moderating the association between stress and biomarkers of immunity. Ultimately, she seeks to contribute to the research and implementation of school and community programs that promote healthy child development.
The UGA psychology department would like to congratulate Dr. Dorothy Carter for receiving one of 7 national grants from NASA. This award will fund her research exploring the facilitation of unified systems of interdependent organizational networks (project FUSION). Dr. Carter's work will help support astronaut health during the Mars mission. Excellent work, Dorothy!
What do Kylie Jenner and the ALS Ice Bucket Challenge have in common? Dr. W. Keith Campbell argues that both require a little bit of narcissism. As head of UGA's Department of Psychology and a leading scholar on narcissism, Dr. Campbell has devoted more than 20 years to studying narcissism and in his tenure, has authored more than 150 academic publications. His talk addresses the complex implications of narcissism: how we can harness its power and avoid failing under its influence.
The psychology department would like to congratulate Lauren Quast, who was awarded the Adolescent and Young Adult Special Interest Group's Best Poster Award. This was given for her outstanding poster titled "Personality and Psychological Symptoms Associated with Transition Readiness in Adolescent and Young Adult Transplant Recipients." Her poster was presented at the Society of Pediatric Psychology's annual conference in Portland, Oregon earlier this year. Great work, Lauren!
The psychology department would like to extend congratulations to graduate students Ana, Cyd, and Lauren, who won the Society of Pediatric Psychology Travel Award for the annual conference in Portland, Oregon (in late March/early April this year). This $750 award is highly competitive (only 19 students were selected) and is given based on the quality of research submissions. Great work, Anna, Cyd, and Lauren!