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Psychology & Social Work

Student Opportunities

Internships

The Social Work Internship program is directed by Fiona Bullock. Social work students complete a 420-hour internship over the three quarters of their senior year. Seniors have recently engaged in internships at the following agencies: Aldea, Inc., Independent Living Program and V.O.I.C.E.S (Napa), Beverly Living Center (Napa), Napa Valley Shelter Project (Napa), San Francisco Aids Foundation (San Francisco), Sonoma County Child Protective Services (Santa Rosa), Valley of the Moon (Santa Rosa), and the Volunteer Center of Napa (Napa). You can contact Fiona Bullock at (707) 965-6549 for further information

Fieldwork in psychology is coordinated by Dr. Charlene Bainum. Psychology students have the opportunity to receive a hands-on introduction to activities and roles related to the field of psychology through a placement in a local service agency. Students practice the basic ethical codes and professional standards of the American Psychological Association. Recent placements have included Angwin Community Teen Center, Crestwood Center at Napa Valley, Napa State Hospital, and St. Helena Hospital.

Clubs, Honor Societies, and Activities

Psi Chi Honor Society
Psi Chi Honor Society is a national honor society for psychology students. The purpose of Psi Chi is to encourage, stimulate, and maintain excellence in scholarship and to advance the science of psychology. Our PUC chapter encourages academic interest in psychology, plans social events, conducts fundraiser, and has one service project per year. Each year the PUC chapter helps students attend the annual convention of the Western Psychological Association. Most Psi Chi members present research at this convention.

Phi Alpha Honor Society
Phi Alpha Honor Society is a national honor society for social work students. The purpose of Phi Alpha Honor Society is to provide a closer bond among students of social work and promote humanitarian goals and ideals. Phi Alpha fosters high standards of education for social workers and invites into membership those who have attained excellence in scholarship and achievement in social work. Phi Alpha was formed on a National level in 1962 and there are presently over 50 chapters nationwide, including PUC.

Social Work Forum
Social Work Forum sponsors social, spiritual, and service events throughout the school year. A key role of the Social Work Forum is to manage the week-to-week operation of the Angwin Food Pantry, providing food assistance to Angwin and Pope Valley residents. The Forum also hosts events including pre-vespers programs at the homes of faculty members, ice-cream socials, beach days, and attending Giant's baseball games. They hold fund-raisers such as car washes and Valentine's Day balloon bouquets. The funds raised are used to attend conferences, sponsor social events, and support community service projects like the Angwin Food Pantry.

Student Employment

Approximately eight students are employed by the department each school year. Contact the office at (707) 965-6546 for openings. Readers assist with grading, photocopying, and other duties for their supervising professors. Lab assistants assist with teaching labs and grading lab assignments.

Psychology & Social Work Awards & Scholarships

Each year students who demonstrate unusual promise for success in their chosen field, demonstrate academic excellence, or consistently go above and beyond the call of their work duties are publicly and financially recognized. The last few years, such recognition has been granted to our students as follows:

Association for Psychological Science Membership Award for Excellence
This award is given for demonstrating unusual promise for success in the career of psychology and for advanced study in the discipline.

Dan Opperman (2007)
Sarah Gary (2008)
Andrew Webster (2009)
Janae Hellie (2010)
Amanda Sanchez (2011)
Alexander Larson (2012)
Holly Batchelder (2013)

National Association of Social Workers Membership Award for Excellence
This award is given for demonstrating unusual promise for success in the career of social work and for advanced study in the discipline.

G. Doug Rine (2007)
Kristen Feldbush (2008)
Megan Lish (2009)
Ariane Gregory (2010)
Melissa Calderon (2011)
Racquel Brown (2012)
Katrina Whiteside (2013)

Adrian Zytkoskee Award for Outstanding Achievement in Psychology
This award, placed in the name of Dr. Adrian Zytkoskee in 2011, is given for excellence and overall contribution to the undergraduate psychology program. Unusual promise for a successful future in the field and a willingness to go the "extra mile" in searching for knowledge and understanding are also considered in granting the award.

Stephanie Beck (2007)
Cara Tan (2008)
Amy Bellinghausen (2009)
Melinda Joseph (2010)
Allison Musvosvi (2011)
Danielle Hagood (2012)
Jennifer Patten (2013)

Evaline West Award for Outstanding Achievement in Social Work
This award, placed in the name of Evaline West in 2012, is given for excellence and overall contribution to the undergraduate Social Work Program. Unusual promise for a successful future in the field and a willingness to go the "extra mile" in searching for knowledge and understanding are also considered in granting the award.

Laura Irwin (2007)
Annelise Henry (2008)
Ariane Gregory (2009)
Cristina Hinestroza (2010)
Kimberly Sisney (2011)
Emmanuel Chue (2012)
Elia Thomas (2013)

Employee of the Year
This award is given for being an invaluable worker in the Department of Psychology & Social Work. Consistently going above and beyond the call of duty and contributing to the positive/productive atmosphere of the department are also considered in granting the award.

Bernadette Malqued (2007)
Priscilla Miranda (2008)
Amanda Sanchez (2009)
Marlin El Fondevilla (2010)
Rachel Racker (2011)
April Marquez (2012)
Jenny Lee (2013)

Psychology & Social Work Research

Bartsch, E., & Bainum, C. (2004). Humor comparisons between institutionalized Romanian orphans and American preschoolers. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 9(1).

Batchelder, H. M., Hidalgo, J. M., III, Martinez, S. N., Min, C. K., Pandjaitan, M. A., & Bainum, C. K. (2013, April). Effect of humorous political advertisements on candidate likeability. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.
PSI CHI Regional Award for Research Excellence

Benton, Z. M., Hopkins, N., & Fulton, A. (2009, April). Slippery snakes: Encoding instructions, presentation modality, and recall. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Brown, R. D., Failano, G. T., & Butler, M. D. (2012, March). Canola vs. corn: Angwin Food Pantry customers. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of The Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors, Portland, OR.
Awarded High Honors

Bullock, C., Lewis, C., & Bainum, C. (2005, April). Reflections off the glass ceiling: Women's internalized beliefs and motivations. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
PSI CHI Regional Award for Research Excellence

Carson, O., Lamberton, K., & Bainum, B. (2003, May). Effects of priming expressions on customers' buying behavior. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Chaviano, S., Chung, D. H., Joseph, M. M., Reid, A. C. S., von Pohle, C. M. D, & Bainum, C. K. (2010, April). To spank or not to spank: Effect of immediacy on selected discipline. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico.

Chaviano, S., Martin, D., & Fulton, A. (2011, April). Effect of expertise on recall and recognition. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Ching, J., Lee, J., Nelson, L., & Bainum, C. (2005). Hair color preferences in young children. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 10(3).

Da Silva, C. N., Gary, S. M., & Bainum, B. (2008, April). Humor, violence, and memory: Effects of television content on recall. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, CA.
Robert L. Solso Research Award
Christina Maslach & Philip Zimbardo Research Award in Social Psychology

Da Silva, J., & Fulton, A. (2008, April). Effects of sexual arousal and abuse history on directed forgetting. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, CA.

Davison, L., & Fulton, A. (2011, April). The effects of unsuccessful retrieval attempts and depression on recall. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Dent, K. M., Amponsah, M. C., Adams, A. L., Lee, A. S., Pelev, T., Torres, E. O., & Bainum, C. K. (2013, April). The Obama effect: Race, gender, and children's presidential selections. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.

Fabienne O. Leaf, F. O., Cerda, J. D. R., Dew, L. P., Fondevilla, M. C., Musvosvi, A. T., Bainum, C. K., & von Pohle, C. M. D. (2010, April). Effect of ethnic awareness on job association. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico.

Fondevilla, M. E. C., Musvosvi, A. T., & Fulton, A. (2012, April). Tantalizing the tongue: Effect of arousal and mood on TOTs. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Fulton, A., Hagood, D., & Grady, C. (2013, April). Conservative Christian attitudes and beliefs about homosexuality. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.

Galvez, N., Chambi, E., & Bainum, B. (2005, April). Effect of processing methods on recall of among ADHD college students. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Gary, S. M., Huynh, C., Matute, J. M., & Bainum, C. K. (2008, April). The Paris Hilton effect: Eye color preferences in young children. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, CA.

Gregory, A., Hernandez, A., Broeckel, B., & Butler, M. (2010, March). Food insecurity: A single question survey in Angwin, CA. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of The Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors, Atlanta, GA.

Hagood, D. E., Batchelder, H. M., Dent, K. M., Goymer, P. D., Lee, H. J., & Bainum, C. K. (2012, April). Joke's on you! Preschool boy's preference for aggressive humor. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Hagood, D., Pierre, L.-E., & Fulton, A. (2013, April). Do we know what we Know? Expectation-of-knowing and TOT experiences. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.

Hellie, J. J., Reid, A. C., & Bainum, B. D. (2012, April). Run for cognitive benefits: Effect of aerobic exercise on cognition. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Johnson, A., Penland, B., & Butler, M. (2009, March). Mental health services: Do they help? Poster session presented at the annual meeting of The Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors, Phoenix, AZ.
Awarded High Honors

Joseph, M. M., Sanchez, A. N. P., Sanker, J. E., Miranda, P., & Fulton, A. (2012, April). Good night, and good luck remembering: Effect of sleep on false recall. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Larson, A., Gates, S., Lutz, W., Pope, K., & Fulton, A. (2013, April). Effects of video games on immediate and delayed memory. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.

Lee, H., J., Nelson, S., Patten, J. M., Pierre, L.-E., & Miranda, P. (2013, April). Like a boss? Asian Americans, leadership, and the Bamboo Ceiling. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.

Lee, J., & Bainum, C. (2006, April). Do clickers depersonalize the classroom? An evaluation by shy students. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Palm Springs, CA.

Lee, J., & Bainum, C. (2007, August). Do clickers depersonalize the classroom? An evaluation by shy students. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
Teaching of Psychology Regional Award

Marquez, A., Cerda, J, & Bainum, B. (2012, April). Effect of religiosity on interpersonal attraction at a speed-dating event. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Meza, C., Fischer, A., & Fulton, A. (2013, April). The consequences of multitasking on true and false memory. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Reno, NV.

Miranda, P., McCluskey, N. J., Silber, B. J., Malqued, B. P., & Bainum, C. (2007, May). Will adult disapproval of cartoon violence lower children's aggressive play? Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.
Western Psychological Foundation Scholarship Award for Research Excellence
PSI CHI Regional Award for Research Excellence

Musvosvi, A. T., Clements, A. B., Hagood, D. E., Ocampo, K. R., Phelps, M. D., Smith, M. R., & Bainum, C. (2011, April). Remembering Michael Jackson: Effect of clicker feedback on memory. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

Ocampo, K. R., Apelo, E. A., Cubas, K., Da Silva, C. S., Jr., Maldonado, R. H., Patten, J. M., Weston, A. R. & Bainum, C. K. (2012, April). Is humor contagious? Effect of storyteller expressiveness on children's response. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Opperman, D., Benton, Z. M., Heldt, J. P., Tan, C. N., & Bainum, C. (2007, May). Why dream teams don't always succeed: team cohesion and success. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Pepper, N., Butler, M. D., & Montoya, J. (2006). Secondary syringe exchangers: Who are they and why do they exchange for others. Paper presented at the meeting of the National Harm Reduction Conference, Oakland, CA.

Raines, J., Brown, M., Buck, J., Meadows, L., Nelson, L., & Bainum, C. (2005, April). Pushing and preening: Gender differences in adolescent flirtatious behavior. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Rodriguez, B., & Butler, M. (2010, March). Aggression Replacement Training for at-risk youth: Will gender matching help? Poster session presented at the annual meeting of The Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors, Atlanta, GA.
Awarded Highest Honors

Sanchez, A. N., Gates, S. R., King, C. J., Larson, A. D., Lutz, W. R, Sanker, J.E., Fondevilla, M. C., & Bainum, C. (2011, April). Shooting hoops: Why men's presence negatively affects women's athletic performance. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.
Psi Chi Regional Award for Research Excellence

Sisney, K. D., Truex, E. A., & Butler, M. D. (2012, March). Angwin Food Pantry: Factors that affect arrival time. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of The Association of Baccalaureate Program Directors, Portland, OR.

Tan, C., Chung, C., Fink, L. Nixon, K., & Bainum, C. (2008, April). Naturalistic observation of ethnic differences in school children's play. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, CA.

Von Pohle, C., Bainum, C., & Hsu, I. (2006, April). Can distinguishing disgust from fear predict one's friendship patterns? Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Palm Springs, CA.

Von Pohle, C., Beck, S., Kurtz, R., & Bainum, B. (2007, May). Timing is everything: Sociosexual behavior and the ovulatory stage. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Von Pohle, C., Beck, S., Kurtz, R., & Bainum, B. (2007, May) Timing is everything: Sociosexual behavior and the ovulatory stage. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Vancouver, British Columbia.

Wade, S., Gary, S., Jenkins, J., Malqued, B., & Bainum, C. (2006, April). MVP prom queens: Effects of extracurricular activities on adolescent self-assessment. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Palm Springs, CA.

Wade, S., Da Silva, B., Macomber, C., Nelson, L., & Fulton, A. (2006, April). The Effect of Imagination inflation on memory for recently performed actions. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Palm Springs, CA.
PSI CHI Regional Award for Research Excellence

Webster, A., & Fulton, A. (2008, April). Identity, personality and sandwich preferences. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Irvine, CA.

White, M., Beck, S., Silber, B., Tutu, G., & Bainum, B. (2006, April). Effect of self-awareness on conformity. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Palm Springs, CA.

White, M., Beck, S., Silber, B., Tutu, G. & Bainum, B. (2006, April). Effect of self-awareness on conformity. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Palm Springs, CA.