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Dr. Jeanne Slattery, professor of psychology at Clarion University, Kenn Staub, professor of communication sciences and disorders, and students Nicole Morine ('14) and Sara Dickson ('14) traveled to Harrisburg this summer for the annual meetings of Pennsylvania Psychological Association. There, they presented their research, "Caregivers of Children with ASD who Receive More Support Report Poorer Well-Being," which demonstrated that some forms of social support are more helpful than others for caregivers of children diagnosed with autism spectrum disorders.

Morine and Dickson received the 2013 Undergraduate Research Award from the Pennsylvania Psychological Association for their work.

In addition, Slattery presented a workshop. "Psychology as an Inter-Cultural Profession: Developing Strategies for Bridging Differences," at Pennsylvania Psychological Association convention, with colleagues across the state. They focused on ways to meet ethical guidelines and aspirations in clinical work, especially ways of handling cultural differences well. Their workshop earned three continuing education credits.

Slattery sits on Pennsylvania Psychological Association Board of Directors and serves as the public interest chair.

In addition, Dr. Slattery and colleagues from across the country presented their research, "How Learner-Centered are Project Syllabus Syllabi?" In their research, Slattery and their colleagues identified the degree to which "model syllabi" at a national site meet aspirational goals set in the field.

Slattery received her bachelor's degree from Illinois State University and her master's and doctorate from Miami University. She has taught at Clarion University since 1984.

Clarion University is the high-achieving, nationally recognized, comprehensive university that delivers a personal and challenging academic experience.

8/29/2013 10:44 AM

Faculty and students present research at PPA convention