2007-08 Erlbaum Winners' Biographies
The chair of the Psi Chi/Erlbaum Awards in Cognitive Science Committee, Christopher Koch, PhD, has announced the winners of the 2007-08 Erlbaum Awards. Psi Chi congratulates these 2007-08 winners of the Erlbaum Award and wishes them continued success in their education and careers. Cash awards of $500 each were presented to Mr. Thomas and Ms. Korn as the winners of this award. We encourage all Psi Chi members to begin now to prepare papers to submit for the 2008-09 research competition.
Read abstracts of these award-winning papers here.
Nathaniel R. Thomas, born in Harrisburg, PA,, is a fourth year doctoral student in the experimental psychology program at Syracuse University. Mr. Thomas completed his BS in psychology at Coastal Carolina University (SC) where he became interested in the development of the mother-infant relationship. His research is based on the long history of attachment theory literature and involves the assessment of the long-term behavioral and neuroendocrine effects following disrupted bonding in mammals. The emphasis of his work involves the investigation of olfactory learning in infant and adolescent mice. Mr. Thomas is interested in how interrupting early olfactory learning will impact social behavior throughout the course of development. Additional research interests include the evaluation of the use of animals in the teaching of psychology. Mr. Thomas also enjoys teaching and his career goal is to attain a research-teaching faculty position at a university.
Maggie Korn recently graduated from Brandeis University (MA) as a psychology major. She was involved in Dr. Raymond Knight’s experimental psychopathology lab since her sophomore year and was inducted into Psi Chi her junior year. She recently completed her senior honors thesis receiving high honors on her work. She presented this paper as a poster at the EPA Convention in Boston, MA, and presented a similar poster at the Society for Research in Psychopathology in Pittsburgh, PA, in the fall. She plans on attending graduate school but is taking time off in hopes of conducting similar research abroad.