Chair’s Corner

As we begin to head into the summer, I have been reflecting on a busy year for the Department of Psychology and our various programs. One of the main projects that we accomplished this year was the writing of a “self-study” document in which we took stock of our strengths, noted areas for improvement, and…

Undergraduate Student Spotlight

Faith Scanlon Faith Scanlon, a May 2017 graduate, is looking forward to continuing her academic journey at Texas Tech University, where she is joining the Counseling Psychology doctoral program, with a specialty in forensics.  As an Honors Psychology student at Temple, she worked as a research assistant in Dr. Michael McCloskey’s Mechanisms of Affective Dysregulation…

Psychology Career Event

This spring, the Department of Psychology partnered with the Professional Development group from the College of Liberal Arts and the Psychology Majors Association to launch the first annual Psychology Career Event.  Eighty-five student attendees heard five panelists speak about how their degree in Psychology prepared them for their careers. According to Nicole Pileggi, M.Ed., senior…

Alumni Spotlight

Jonathan S. Comer, Ph.D. What is your background and training? I’m a Professor of Psychology and Psychiatry at Florida International University, where I direct the Mental Health Interventions and Technology (MINT) Program, an interdisciplinary clinical research program devoted to expanding the quality, scope and accessibility of quality mental health care. I’m a Fellow of the…

Outreach and Translation

Psychological Services Center The Psychological Services Center (PSC) at Temple University has been providing comprehensive psychological services to Temple students and members of the surrounding community for the past several decades.  Staffed by doctoral students in the Clinical Psychology Program at Temple, under the supervision of faculty from Temple’s Clinical Psychology Program, the PSC provides…

Featured Lab

Temple Neuroendocrinology & Behavior Laboratory The Neuroendocrinology and Behavior Lab (NBL), led by Dr. Debra Bangasser, is studying the effects of stress on the brain, and how those effects differ between males and females. Sex differences have been observed in the prevalence and presentation of many neuropsychiatric disorders. For example, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) is more…

Graduate Student Spotlight

Samantha Connolly Samantha Connolly is a student in the Clinical doctoral program, working under the guidance of Dr. Alloy in the Mood and Cognition Lab.  After earning a Bachelor’s of Arts in Psychology from Harvard University, Samantha began her journey at Temple, researching the relationship between executive functioning and cognitive vulnerabilities for depression with a…