PRYDe Lab is awarded a grant from the American Psychology and Law Society to study
epigenetic markers of risk and resilience within justice-involved youth. This project
will collect epigenetic data along with neuropsychological test data and psychopathology
symptoms from 100 youth involved in the juvenile justice system. We hope to better
understand how experiences such as child maltreatment and neglect may contribute to
aggressive behavior and delinquency by modifying epigenetic mechanisms.
Six PRYDe undergraduates present at the TTU Undergraduate Research Conference. Great
work, Briseyda, Deborah, Kaylee, Leigha, Liz, and Victoria!
Kelsey Maloney is awarded a Doctoral Dissertation Completion Fellowship from the TTU
Graduate School for her dissertation project, "Neuropsychological Assessment and Comorbidities within Justice-Involved Youth."
Becca Bergquist received an Outstanding Student Poster Award from the American Psychology
and Law Society for her project, "Examining Deprivation and Threat Dimensions of Trauma Exposure with Recidivism Outcomes
and Risk Among Justice-Involved Youth."
Chelsy Simmons successfully defends her Master's thesis entitled, "Executive Function, Intent to Exercise, and Consideration of Future Consequences:
A Mediation Model."
Amber Benet is awarded the Covenant Health and Social Services Graduate Fellowship.
PRYDe Lab students match for their clinical psychology internship. Congratulations
to LeRoi, Jenny, and Allie! LeRoi and Jenny are heading to California (Monterey County
Behavioral Health and the University of California Davis Medical Center) and Allie
matched at Children's Mercy Hospital in Kansas City, Kansas.
Jenny Chong is awarded a Graduate student Research Award from the TTU Graduate School.
PRYDe Lab receives a grant to examine behavioral adjustment, risk, and resilience
among preschoolers attending Head Start. This project will help us understand how
parental risk and protective factors influence cognitive, pre-academic, and behavioral
development within children attending Head Start. We will also examine if classroom
management practices improve behavioral adjustment inside and outside of school.
Kelsey Maloney is accepted into the TEACH Fellowship, a year-long intensive program
focused on excellent teaching at the collegiate level.
LeRoi Hill receives the Major General Vincent Luchsinger Scholarship.
Three PRYDe undergraduates present at the TTU Undergraduate Research Conference. Great
work, Georgina, Jay, and Leigha!
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