Here are the latest achievements in the School of Science.

Lousie FreemanLouise Freeman, associate professor of psychology

A presentation, “Harry Potter and the DSM-IV: Muggle disorders in the wizarding world” and a panelist in the closing session “Harry Potter and Education” at “Replacing Wands with Quills: a Harry Potter Symposium for Muggle Scholars” at James Madison University from Nov. 10 to 12. Sophomore Linnea Kuglitsch also presented a paper, “Wand of Elder, Never Prosper: Violence and Power in J.K. Rowling’s Harry Potter Series.” Both papers will be published in the conference proceedings by Cambridge University Press later this year.
Attended the Society for Neuroscience
annual meeting in Washington, D.C., with students Krittika Krishnan, Elena Nguyen, Priyanka Nadir and Linnea Kuglitsch from Nov. 13 to 15. The students presented a poster “Exposure to attractive men reduces offerings in the ultimatum in college-aged women” in both an undergraduate poster session sponsored by Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience and in a poster session on decision making. The research was based on a class research project from the last spring Honors Colloquium, “Human Morality: Nature and Nurture.”

Chandra MasonChandra Mason, assistant professor of psychology

A proposal, “Planning for the unknown: Increasing college students’ work-family self-efficacy and multiple role planning,” accepted for presentation at the inaugural conference of the new Work-Family Researchers Network, which will be held in New York City in June 2012.