SJC Faculty and Students to Present at National Psychology Conference

February 24, 2015

PATCHOGUE, N.Y. – February 24, 2015 – St. Joseph’s College (SJC) is proud to announce that faculty, alumni and students from the Long Island Campus will present their research at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s (SPSP) 16th Annual Meeting in Long Beach, California from February 26 to 28, 2015.

“Presenting at national conferences as an undergraduate is a rare occurrence and speaks to the quality of experience that the SJC psychology faculty can offer our students,” said Dominique Treboux, Ph.D., chair of the Department of Psychology and director of undergraduate research at SJC. “Personally, I know that I love working with my students on research and cannot wait to see them shine at these conferences as they present their work among university researchers. It is going to be very exciting.”

Alumna Jessica Leviness ’14 and biology students Anne Cronin ’15 and Anne Louise David ’15 will present, with assistance from Dr. Treboux, “Validity of Mobile Apps as Measures of Physiological Stress.” She will also assist in the presentation of “Predicting Empathetic Accuracy: Relationship with Parents and Socialization of Altruistic Behaviors” by psychology students Arielle Domenech ’15 and Karla Blanco ’15. In addition, Domenech, as a member of an underrepresented group in social/personality psychology, received the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Diversity Fund Undergraduate Registration Award to cover the cost of registration for this year’s conference.

With more than 5,500 members, SPSP is the largest organization of social psychologists and personality psychologists. Founded in 1974, the Society’s mission is to produce and disseminate knowledge to the profession and the public for the public good through personality and social psychological science, promote the careers of students and professionals in the areas of personality and social psychology, and recognize and promote achievement in personality and social psychology.

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St. Joseph’s College has been dedicated to providing a diverse population of students in the New York metropolitan area with an affordable education rooted in the liberal arts tradition since 1916. Independent and coeducational, the College provides a strong academic and value-oriented education at the undergraduate and graduate levels, aiming to prepare each student for a life characterized by integrity, intellectual and spiritual values, social responsibility, and service. With campuses located in the Clinton Hill area of Brooklyn and in Patchogue, Long Island, the College offers degrees in more than 35 majors, special course offerings and certifications, affiliated and pre-professional.