Psychology: Student Honors, Awards, Publications, and Other Activities

Jennifer Gieseking (Environmental Psychology) won an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor’s Fellowship. Gieseking will spend a year in Berlin, carrying out her project “Living in an (In)Visible World: Lesbians’ and Queer Women’s Spaces in Berlin, 1983–2008.” Only ten of these awards are given per year in the United States. She is the second Graduate Center student to attain this accomplishment: Yvonne Hung (Psychology, 2010) received the fellowship two years ago. The aim of the program is to give young scholars the opportunity to spend an extended period of time in Germany at an early stage in their careers. (posted 7-2010) Gieseking won a 2008-09 Harold M. Proshansky Dissertation  Fellowship (18,000 + in-state tuition) to support work on "Living in an (In)Visible World:  Lesbians and Queer Women’s Spaces and Economies in New York City over Twenty-five Years (1983-2008)." She was also one of just seven 2008 Woodrow Wilson Dissertation Fellows in Women's Studies. She was selected earlier in January in a nationwide competition conducted by the Woodrow Wilson National Fellowship Foundation. Her award will be used for expenses connected with completing her dissertation, such as research-related travel, data work/collection, and supplies. (posted 5-08)

Sarah Greathouse (Forensic Psychology) received a Dissertation Improvement Grant in the amount of $10,200 from the National Science Foundation. This grant will fund her dissertation research, which examines the assumption that cross-examination helps jurors determine whether witnesses are deceptive. To date, her research has focused on issues relevant to jury decision making and eyewitness identifi-cations.  She is also serving as the editorial assistant for Law and Human Behavior, the official journal of the American Psychology-Law Society. (posted 1-08)

Priya Lalvani (Developmental Psychology) won a 2008-09 Frances Degen Horowitz Dissertation Fellowship ($15,000) to support work on Ten Fingers and Ten Toes: Mothers of Children with Down Syndrome Constructing the Sociocultural Meaning of Disability. (posted 5-08)

Joey Trampush (Psychology/Neuropsychology) received a Young Investigator travel award to present a poster entitled "Neurocognitive Correlates of Catechol-O-Methyltransferase (COMT): Assessing the Tonic-Phasic Dopamine Hypothesis in ADHD" at the Ninth Annual Meeting of the ADHD Molecular Genetics Network in December, 2008. (posted 10-08) Working under the supervision of Jeffrey Halperin, he won a prestigious travel award from the American Psychological Association/American Psychological Foundation Elizabeth Munsterberg Koppitz Graduate Student Fellowship fund in child psychology. The award will allow him to attend and present research findings on how genetic factors influence neuropsychological functioning in individuals diagnosed with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). (posted 3-08)

Stephanie Aoife Villafranca-West (Psychology) received a B. Altman Foundation Dissertation Fellowship ($18,000) for the academic year 2008–09. (posted 8-08)

Submitted on: DEC 31, 2008

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