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Jes Matsick, Lizbeth Kim, and Mary Kruk had a publication accepted at Psychology of Women Quarterly, titled Facebook LGBTQ Pictivism: The effects of women’s rainbow profile filters on sexual prejudice and online belonging. 

Terri received the Graduate Travel Award to present her research on gender, emotion and legitimacy at SPSP 2020 in New Orleans. In addition, Terri published her first academic article in the Journal of Experimental Psychology (General) based on her undergraduate thesis, published her first book review of Patrick Grzanka’s “Intersectionality: Foundations and Frontiers,” and had a symposium accepted to the 2020 Academy of Management conference.

Hyun Joon received a C-SoDA Accelerator Award as a PI to investigate how minority’s health outcomes are impacted by racial discrimination assessed through Twitter.

Mary Kruk was admitted to the Clinical and Translational Science Institute's Translational Science Fellowship program. 

Eliana Hadjiandreou was a co-author for the paper in Emotion on politics, and she recently received a Research in Democracy Support grant from the McCourtney Institute for Democracy at Penn State, to support a study this summer on political conflict and moral psychology. 

Flora Oswald and her colleagues have a new publication in the Psychology & Sexuality, which has been covered by VICE and other media outlets, as well as a new publication in Sexuality & Culture.

Julian Scheffer was recently awarded the CLA's Superior Teaching and Research Award (STAR), was selected to be part of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology's (SPSP) Graduate Student Committee to chair the Professional Development Symposium for the 2021 meeting, and his work examining political stereotypes about compassion was accepted at the journal Emotion (collaborating with his advisor Daryl Cameron, Stephanie McKee, his labmate Eliana Hadjiandreou, and Aaron Scherer).

Hyun Joon is an author on an article published in JPSP that investigates how threats to collective autonomy fuel low-power group member’s desire for power.

In 2020, Lindsay Palmer received the Lamda Alumni Outstanding Student Scholarship as well as the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Diversity Graduate Travel Award.

Dan Lim (post-doc) has accepted a tenure-track position at Adelphi University, which he will be starting in the coming academic year.

Flora Oswald received the Dr. Susan Rankin Award, which honors someone who shows leadership, integrity, and has made outstanding contributions to Penn State related to LGBTQA+ advocacy and activism.

Victoria Spring has accepted a post-doctoral position at New York University, where she will work with Jay Van Bavel on topics related to moral outrage. She has also accepted an Emerging Scholar grant from UNC’s Center for the Science of Moral Understanding. 

Ash Gills, Kaitlynn Hamaty, and Janet Swim have a publication in Sex Roles on the social consequences of engaging in feminine and masculine pro-environmental behaviors, which as been discussed on the Late Show with Stephen Colbert and covered by Bustle as well as a range of other media outlets. 

Dan Albohn received the Heritage Dissertation Award from the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Psychology Graduate Students participating at the Pride March!

Flora Oswald and her colleagues have a publication in the Journal of Sex Research, which has been covered by VICE as well as other publications.

Danfei Hu co-authored a commentary to appear in Emotion Review.

Jonathan Gallegos is now Dr. Jonathan Gallegos and has accepted a Post Doc position with Dr. Cheryl Kaiser at University of Washington.

Lindsay Palmer received the Dr. Susan Rankin Award, which honors someone who shows leadership, integrity, and has made outstanding contributions to Penn State related to LGBTQA+ advocacy and activism.

Terri Frasca received an honorable mention for her NFS GRF. Congratulations!

Mary Kruck received the Whitaker Memorial Fund research grant through Women's, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.

Victoria Spring published an article in Scientific American stemming from her work on moral outrage.

Katie Lewis, Julian Scheffer, and Victoria Spring have been accepted to attend the 2019 Summer Institute in Social and Personality Psychology being held at New York University. 

Mary Kruk was named the Eleanor Roosevelt Scholar in the McCourtney Institute for Democracy.

Daniel Lim will be giving a symposium talk, “Past Adversity Mitigates the Adversity Bias in Compassion”, at the 31st annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science in Washington D.C. this May. Additionally, he will be giving an invited talk on the same work at the 6th World Congress on Positive Psychology in Melbourne, Australia.

Victoria Spring, Daryl Cameron, and Mina Cikara now have a paper accepted in Trends in Cognitive Science entitled, "The upside of outrage". 

Victoria Spring received a Student Travel Award for SPSP 2019 and will chair a symposium entitled "The functions and perils of moral outrage" was accepted by SPSP. She, along with Daryl Cameron and Mina Cikara, will presenting their talk called, "The upside of outrage.". She also published a first-author article on empathy for pain among physicians in Social Psychological and Personality Science.

Julian Scheffer was accepted to give a talk at the SPSP 2018 Emotion preconference on political stereotypes about compassion.

Eliana Hadjiandreou received an Education Grant from the A.A. Leventis Foundation in Cyprus, which will provide a stipend to support her research on parochial empathy and prosociality.

Congratulations to our newly minted Ph. Ds! Kaitlin McCormick, Nathan Geiger, and Heather MacArthur.  

Nathan Geiger will be leaving us to become an Assistant Professor at Indiana University.

Heather MacArthur is joining Furman University in South Carolina.

Good news, both Carlos Garrido, Mikey Pasek, Kaitlin McCormick will be leaving us to start their new post-doctoral positions.

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