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Please join us in congratulating two SPS award winners:
Hannah Lea has been chosen to represent SPS in OSU’s WIC Culture of Writing Award in the Disciplines. This award “recognizes that the qualities of excellent writing are discipline-specific, awardees are selected by faculty within each discipline, with the selection process administered within each participating unit. Besides the $100 monetary award, the WIC Program issues an award certificate that is specific to the School of Psychological Science.”
Morgan Stosic has been awarded the new Psychology Engagement Scholarship. This award includes a $1000 scholarship and recognizes the winner’s contribution to the School of Psychological Science and engagement with Psychology beyond course work.
Congratulations to both.
SPS Undergraduate Researchers presented 26 research posters at OSU's Celebrating Undergraduate Excellence event on May 24, 2018
3 top posters were chosen from the 26 posters presented at CUE. Congratulations to:
Also, Congratulations to Lauren Silva, Sydney Schimelfining and Amber Fultz who received honorable mention for their poster titled Pets and People: Pet Parents are More Conscientious
Does legalization increase marijuana use: From Duh! To Huh?
Whether or not Oregon’s July 2015 legalization of marijuana use for recreational purposes affected marijuana use rates sounds obvious, but is it? When told that the law increased marijuana use, many people said, “Duh! If its legal more people will buy it and use it.” But when told that it didn’t, many people said, “Duh! People who used will keep using, and people who didn’t use won’t start now just because its legal.” How can two opposite conclusions seem so obvious? Indeed, the effects these laws may be having are not clear at all. Studies of adolescents in Washington and Colorado have found mixed evidence after legalization, with some groups showing increases in rates of use and others showing no changes. Other research on college students has found increases in rates of use after legalization, but only for the subgroup of students who recently binged on alcohol. Furthermore, marijuana use rates have been increasing steadily across the country regardless of legality, and residents of states with legalization often showed higher rates of marijuana use even before their law passed. So, teasing out the truth is not a matter of simply comparing use rates before and after legalization. To illuminate these issues, David Kerr, Associate Professor in SPS will work as a co-investigator on a New Investigator Award with Dr. Harold Bae in the OSU College of Public Health and Human Science. The grant award was made by the Oregon Medical Research Foundation. Together, Drs. Bae and Kerr will study the extent to which recreational marijuana legalization is linked to changes in marijuana, tobacco, alcohol, and other substance use rates among college students in Oregon relative to their peers nationwide. They will do so using survey data collected from hundreds of thousands of college students across the country from 2008-2018. Identifying the magnitude of any changes will have important public health implications for young adults… obviously.
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The Psychology Engagement Scholarship
The School of Psychological Science invites applications for the Psychology Engagement Scholarship, which will be awarded to a Psychology major who will be enrolled as an undergraduate at Oregon State University during the 2018-19 academic year.
The Psychology Engagement Scholarship will provide $1000 to be used towards educational expenses. The scholarship will be awarded on the basis of academic performance, engagement in psychological activities, such as participating in research or completing an internship, and promise for the future.
Evaluation of nominations will be based upon academic merit as demonstrated by:
Applications must be received in the School of Psychological Science by 5 p.m. on May 1, 2018. The recipients will be announced by the end of Spring quarter.
An application form may be found HERE
To complete this form, applicants should include: