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Psychology Announcements

Waterbury Awards Ceremony, April 17, 2015


David Loturco and Kimberly Valerio were awarded Psychology Honors at the Waterbury Awards Ceremony, as well as commemorative Stroop t-shirts.

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Evan Burke awarded a Spring 2015 Undergraduate Research Grant for $1350 for his research project examining the factor structure of a newly developed assessment instrument in a diverse national sample. Evan is a member of Dr. Treadwell’s research lab.


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Yayla Lopez (pictured second from right) awarded a Spring 2015 Undergraduate Research Grant for her research project examining infant cognitive functioning. Yayla has been a research team member with Dr. Cuevas for 2 semesters.

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Sherry Husain awarded New England Scholar Award.

Sherry Husain received the award at the Scholars Day Ceremony held at the Jorgensen Auditorium at Storrs on March 24, 2015.


Waterbury Psychology Undergraduates present at 2015 Eastern Psychological Association

Six undergraduate Waterbury psychology majors presented research findings at the regional conference March 6-8, 2015 held in Philadelphia, PA. They represented each of the three research labs at the Waterbury campus, under the direction of Drs. Astur, Cuevas and Treadwell.


Mariana Blaceri and Melanie Gonsalves (pictured with Dr. Treadwell) co-authored “Cognitive Threat Perceptions as a Moderator of the Relationship Between Peer Victimization and Internalizing Distress in Elementary School Children”

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Kimberly Valerio (far left) with co-author Lauren Bryant (far right) presented “Language Development and EEG Mu Rhythm in Early Childhood: A Pilot Study”, pictured here with (from left) Dr. Kimberly Cuevas, Soniya Assudani, and Yayla Lopez.

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Melanie Gonsalves and Mariana Blaceri presented “Efficacy of a Summer Intervention for Peer Victimization: Cognitive Factors Moderate Psychosocial Outcome” (from left, Melanie Gonsalves, Mariana Blaceri, Dr. Treadwell and Dr. Astur)


Also presenting were Mariana Blaceri and Pamela Scalise, “Influence of Coping Strategies in Predicting Externalizing and Internalizing Behaviors in Preschoolers”, and Sherry Husain with co-authors Laura Dervishi, Pamela Scalise, and Mariana Blaceri, presented “Functional Impairment in Children and Adolescents with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Relation to Family Functioning”

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Back row left to right, Sherry Husain, Mariana Blaceri, Kimberly Valerio, Pamela Scalise, Dr. Astur. Front row Melanie Gonsalves, Dr. Treadwell, Dr. Cuevas