The inaugural LaMiss ACBS Conference was held at the University of Mississippi at the end of July 2019 and a good time was had by all. The conference had two days with four tracks, with nearly 200 participants, many of which are Psychology Alumni.
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The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) awarded competitive travel grants to Vy Nguyen and Sukhmani Pal to attend the national conference in New Orleans, February 27-29th, 2020. Second year Experimental Graduate Student Vy Nguyen has received a Graduate Student Travel Award to present her research project “Prototypically American: The role of race and accent in judgements of Americanness”. Third year experimental graduate student Sukhmani Pal was awarded a Diversity Graduate Travel Award to present her research titled “The role of threat in the acceptance of violence towards Muslims”.
Basic need satisfaction in the parental relationship offsets millennials’ worries about the transition to college
Students’ worries about transitioning to college are correlated with long-term reduced psychological well-being, so we investigated how psychological need satisfaction might mitigate millennials’ worries about college. As parents can support or undermine their children’s basic needs, we also examined the influence of autonomy-supportive and helicopter parenting during the transition. Additionally, we compared these outcomes between first- and continuing-generation students. Incoming college students (N = 355) completed measures of parental relationship need satisfaction, parental involvement, worries about college, and family achievement guilt. Higher need satisfaction in the parental relationship was associated with reduced worries and feelings of achievement guilt for both first- and continuing-generation students. Autonomy-supportive parenting moderated the relationship between autonomy and millennials’ worries about college. Helicopter parenting did not moderate any of the relationships examined in this study but was positively associated with students’ transition worries and achievement guilt. We discuss these findings in the context of self-determination theory.
Ole Miss senior Arianne Hartono wins NCAA Women’s Tennis Championship
Posted: 05/28/2018 3:18 PM
WINSTON SALEM, NC (Mississippi News Now) – A Rebel is atop NCAA women’s tennis. Ole Miss senior Arianne Hartono beat Pepperdine’s Ashley Lahey 6-4, 6-2 on Monday afternoon to win the national title.
Hartono is the first player in Ole Miss women’s tennis history to win a NCAA championship. The Netherlands native caps a decorated career in Oxford. She is the 2018 SEC Player of the Year, the 2018 ITA Co-National Senior of the Year, a three-time All-SEC selection, and was named to the 2015 SEC All-Freshman Team.
— Ole Miss Women's Tennis (@OleMissWTennis) May 28, 2018