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Psychology professor conducting children’s feeling-words study

As part of her quest for a new measure to diagnose autism, Penn State Beaver Assistant Professor of Psychology Amy Camodeca is conducting a study on children's ability to name feeling words.
View, through caged door, of a nearly empty room in a former mental hospital.

Trans-Allegheny Asylum

Penn State Beaver Assistant Professor Marissa Mendoza took her History of Psychology students to the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum in West Virginia, the former site of Weston State Hospital.

View, through caged door, of a nearly empty room in a former mental hospital.

Trip to asylum brings history to life for Beaver psychology students

After a semester talking about mental institutions and medical treatments, Assistant Professor Marissa Mendoza took her History of Psychology students to a former mental hospital, where her lectures came to life.
View, through caged door, of a nearly empty room in a former mental hospital.

Asylum seekers

Assistant Professor Marissa Mendoza took her History of Psychology students to Weston, West Virginia, where they toured the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum and watched research and lectures come to life.
View, through caged door, of a nearly empty room in a former mental hospital.

Trans-Allegheny Asylum

Assistant Professor Marissa Mendoza and her History of Psychology students toured the Trans-Allegheny Lunatic Asylum as part of their class.

Two of Marissa Mendoza's Psych 439 students pose in front of a screen.

Marissa Mendoza Psych 439

Psychology Assistant Professor Marissa Mendoza charged her students with taking classic psychological studies and applying them to contemporary trends. They will present their findings to the campus on Thursday.

Two of Marissa Mendoza's Psych 439 students pose in front of a screen.

Classic meets contemporary in Beaver psychology students’ study presentations

Students in Psychology 439 at Penn State Beaver were charged with taking classic psychological studies and applying them to contemporary trends. They'll present their findings to the campus on March 23 in SUB 16.
Inmates in Indiana stand in a common room to listen to a speaker.

Students forge a path for restorative justice

Five students from Penn State Beaver, Shenango and New Kensington are helping to implement Bridges to Life, a restorative justice program, in Beaver County. As the inaugural cohort of Beaver County-based facilitators, the students will not only go into the Beaver County Jail to work with inmates, but they will also be responsible for training future volunteers of the Bridges program and extending the reach of restorative justice.
Inmates in Indiana stand in a common room to listen to a speaker.

Bridges to Life inmates

Beaver, Shenango and New Kensington students visited a prison in Indiana to receive training for Bridges to Life, a restorative justice program they plan to implement in Beaver County this spring.

Inmates in Indiana stand in a common room to listen to a speaker.

Bridges to Life inmates

Inmates in an Indiana prison gather to listen to a victim speak during a session of the Bridges to Life program.

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