Departmental Honors

Fewer than 10% of UMass Psychology majors earn Departmental Honors!  We are pleased to recognize these distinguished alumni.

We are actively working on populating this page. If you are a Departmental Honors alumni and would like to be listed on this page, contact Michael McDermott.

Meaghan McCarthy

Class of 2017
Advisor:
Youngbin Kwak PhD
Honors Thesis:
Impulsiveness and Beta Oscillations in the Right Inferior Frontal Cortex

Mao Mogami

Class of 2017
Advisor:
Ronnie Janoff-Bulman PhD
Honors Thesis:
Perceptiveness and Justice Sensitivity: Reasoning Ability and Theory of Mind May Foster a Social Justice Orientation
Nicholas Morrison

Nicholas Morrison

Class of 2010
Advisor:
Michael J. Constantino, PhD
Honors Thesis:
The therapeutic alliance: Expert and student perspectives on current and ideal training practices

David Nikom

Class of 2017
Advisor:
David Moorman PhD
Honors Thesis:
Influence of Orexin Receptor-1 Antagonism in the Tenia Tecta on Cocaine-Related Appetitive Processing in Rats

Caroline Norton

Class of 2017
Advisor:
Rebecca Spencer PhD
Honors Thesis:
The Impact of Morning and Afternoon Naps on Declarative Memory Consolidation in 12 Month Old Infants

Seana Read

Class of 2017
Advisor:
Brian Lickel PhD
Honors Thesis:
Self-Conscious Emotion and Motivation to Change Drinking Behavior

Helen Root

Class of 2017
Advisor:
Rebecca Spencer PhD
Honors Thesis:
The Effect of Sleep Extension on Sleep Physiology and Behavior of Young Children
Alexandra Santiago

Alexandra Santiago

Class of 2017
Advisor:
Rebecca Spencer PhD
Honors Thesis:
The Relation Between Daytime Napping and Inhibitory Control in Preschool-Aged Children

Robert Sommer

Class of 2017
Advisor:
Michael Constintino PhD
Honors Thesis:
Examining Existential Isolation as a Risk Faactor for Clinical Distress and Negative Beliefs about Psychotherapy
Emily Starratt

Emily Starratt

Class of 2017
Advisor:
Ashley Woodman PhD
Honors Thesis:
Child Developmental Outcomes in Early Intervention for Infants Experiencing Infant, Parent, and Prenatal Risk Factors

Michael Stornanti

Class of 2017
Advisor:
Jerrold Meyer PhD
Honors Thesis:
Genetic and Environmental Influences on Integrated Hair Cortisol Concentrations in Monozygotic Twins

Elizabeth Tavares

Class of 2017
Advisor:
Heather Richardson PhD
Honors Thesis:
Voluntary Binge Drinking Disrupts Nodal Dimensions of the Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Forceps Minor in Adolescent Rats

Harli Weber

Class of 2017
Advisor:
Jerrold Meyer PhD
Honors Thesis:
Exploring the Heritability of Cortisol Through Hair Analysis of Monozygotic Twins

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