June 17, 2011

Psychology students receive awards

by Andrea Hahn

CARBONDALE, Ill. -- The Department of Psychology at Southern Illinois University Carbondale handed out several awards to psychology majors as the academic year ended.
Amanda Osborn of Chicago received the Gordon F. Pitz Research Award, which goes to the graduating senior with the best senior thesis. Osborn’s thesis, “Effects of Affect Induction on Creative Problem solving,” looked at how a positive or a negative state of mind affects creative problem solving.
Julia Lynn Sheffler of Warsaw earned the Psychology Honor Student Award, an award given to an outstanding graduating senior. She also earned a James McHose Seniors Award.
Other recipients of the James McHose Seniors Award, an award for seniors with outstanding academic records, are: Kristin Allen of Quincy, and Mazlan Nur Ami, currently of Carbondale.
Allen also received a Robert C. Radtke Leadership Award, presented to a junior or senior psychology student with outstanding records of citizenship and service. Other Radtke Leadership Award recipients are: Keenan Gil-McQuillan of Springfield, Tamara Kang of Carbondale, and JiHye Park, currently of Carbondale.