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Psychology Graduate Students Win National Awards

Chris DeCou, Colin Mahoney and Ariana Tart-Zelvin, graduate students in the Department of Psychology, recently received awards from national organizations. Below is a list of each award and a description.

Chris DeCou, Colin Mahoney and Ariana Tart-Zelvin, graduate students in the Department of Psychology, recently received awards from national organizations. Below is a list of each award and a description.

Chris DeCou received the Outstanding Student of the Year Award from the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies. DeCou was selected based on his work with trauma exposed incarcerated women, examining risk and protective factors for incarcerated women's mental health with Dr. Shannon Lynch. 

Colin Mahoney was awarded a $1,000 American Psychological Foundation/Council of Graduate Departments of Psychology (APF/COGDOP) Graduate Research for his dissertation study titled "A Laboratory Examination of Sexual Risk-Taking in Sexually Traumatized Women" mentored by Dr. Steve Lawyer. 

Ariana Tart-Zelvin won the 2016 Ted Blau Student Poster Award from the National Academy of Neuropsychology, which came with a $500 prize. The poster titled "Neural activity associated with rehearsal strategy use on a working memory task" presented data from Ariana's dissertation study mentored by Drs. Kandi Turley-Ames and Xiaomeng Xu.

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