Erskine College Department of Psychology and Sociology

Psychology is an exciting, diverse Science, and at Erskine, you will find us to be VERY active! We are a research and practice focused program.

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Congratulations to Grayson Sullivan for accepting a spot in the Converse College Master of a Marriage and Family Therapy program. He and Maggie Dare are to be married this summer.


Congratulations to Imani Parks-Williams on her acceptance of a spot in next year’s class at the University of New Haven. She will be doing a Master’s in Clinical Mental Health Counseling. Well done!

Erskine Conversations • A podcast on Anchor 03/20/2020

Erskine Conversations • A podcast on Anchor

Dr Van Scoy will be featured on this first podcast talking about faith, psychology, and coping with cancer. Hope it can be an encouragement for whatever difficulties you are going through.

Erskine Conversations • A podcast on Anchor Welcome to Erskine Conversations with David Pendergrass. This podcast celebrates the things that make Erskine special: our people and our mission. This show will feature students, faculty, and staff from every area of this institution. We will chat about what's going on in their world while giving y...


One of the many opportunities our Psychology majors have to link what they learn in the classroom to the world around them.

Many thanks to Solicitor David Stumbo for coming to campus to share his knowledge and experience!

Solicitor David M. Stumbo addressing a Forensic Psychology class at Erskine College.


Congratulations to ECPsych alumna Grace Williams on her acceptance into the UNC-Chapel Hill Master’s in Public Administration program!


Congrats to EC Psych Alum Halley Ham for being an EC example to younger generations!

Photos from Erskine College Department of Psychology and Sociology's post 01/14/2020

In PY315- Sport Psychology, sometimes we need to play a game to demonstrate different theories! Fun and learning.


Congratulations to Brittany Nuce on being awarded the Mental Health America of Abbeville County Scholarship!

Photos from Erskine College Department of Psychology and Sociology's post 11/14/2019

Blast from the Past: 2007 Course on the Comparative Psychology of Eating. One of the most fun and informative courses ever (domestically, at least) from January Term. The chef, Arnaud Berthelier, had trained with Dr. Elsner in Paris in the early 1990s at La Tour d'Argent.

Timeline photos 11/13/2019

Happy to see what our Psychology alumni are doing!

Saige Stermin Class of 2019

"I started my job back in May with Ahead Start. It's a company who does Family Training and Service Coordination for families with children with developmental delays. I work with children who are just out of the NICU and PICU up to the age of 5."

Send in your Fleet story for a chance to be featured! Send a photo and short paragraph to [email protected]


Congratulations to ECPsych alumnus Jordan Ball for the publication of the second paper that came out of his Senior Thesis. Jordan is now a PhD student at Old Dominion University.

Hands of Hope Internship 10/07/2019

Hands of Hope Internship

Casa de Esperanza, a non-profit in Houston, Texas, provides residential care to children birth through six who are in crisis due to abuse, neglect, or the effects of HIV. Care is provided in the neighborhood by their "Hands of Hope" interns. Interns, most of whom are recent college graduates, join for a year of service (a twelve-month full-time post-graduation internship). Applicants wishing to complete shorter internships are considered on a case by case basis. They provide on-site housing (interns live with the children they are caring for) and interns are from all over the United States.

Information about the internship may be found here:

The application for this internship may be found here:

Hands of Hope Internship

Anna C. McCarrey, Ph.D 09/15/2019

Anna C. McCarrey, Ph.D

If you have questions about this, see Dr. E.
***** Please let your undergraduate and post-bacs know about the opportunity for graduate training in psychology *****

The Laboratory of Aging Science and Health (LASH) at Idaho State University is recruiting new doctoral students for the upcoming 2020-2021 school year. Under the supervision of Dr. Anna McCarrey, LASH studies psychological predictors of cognition, resiliency and health in adulthood. LASH is also beginning to move into the direction of positive psychology as it relates to successful aging.

Psychology at Idaho State University offers two graduate programs. The Experimental Psychology program is a generalist program that provides a comprehensive advanced curricula in all core areas of psychology, and the development of experimental and statistical skills. Completion of our Experimental program provides a competitive resume for positions in academia, industry and administration. The Clinical Psychology program was ranked 4th best in the United States by in 2018, and currently has a 100% match rate for students entering into internships. Dr. McCarrey mentors both experimental and clinical students and both programs provide funding opportunities throughout the graduate career.

Idaho State University was founded in 1901 and is a Carnegie-classified doctoral research institution located in the Rocky Mountains. The campus is surrounded by mountain ranges, national parks and state forests. You can find world-class hiking, camping and mountain biking in warmer months, as well as skiing and snowboarding for the winter months. All of these outdoor activities are 5-15 mins from campus.

The deadline for consideration is December 1, 2019. If you would like more information about either graduate programs or about LASH, please contact Dr. McCarrey at [email protected].


Dr. Anna C. McCarrey | Assistant Professor of Psychology | Idaho State University | Garrison 417 | 208-282-2161 |

Anna C. McCarrey, Ph.D The Idaho Aging Research Lab is supervised by Dr. Anna C. McCarrey, Ph.D. at Idaho State University. The lab and its researchers seek to better understand how age-related psychological change impacts health.

Home 09/04/2019


Students: If you are on campus tomorrow, September 5th, please come by the Conference Room (E306) between 11 and 1 to find out about graduate programs at Roberts University ( Jim Sheets, their Recruitment Manager, will be here and will bring lunch for those attending. Let Dr. Elsner know if you would like a spot at the table so Mr. Sheets can have enough food for everyone.

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Dr. Elsner has decided to step down as Chair of the Psych Department. This will help Dr. Van Scoy with her professional development and increased skill sets as she takes on that particular load. Please congratulate her on her new role, and if she asks for help, please see what you can do to lighten the load.


From a colleague who is looking for students from programs like ours...

Cognitive Agility across the Lifespan (CALLA) Lab at UC Riverside: recruiting graduate students

The CALLA Lab at the University of California, Riverside is recruiting new doctoral students for the upcoming academic year. Under the direction of Dr. Rachel Wu, our work is dedicated to better understanding cognitive development (growth) across the lifespan via attending to and learning what is relevant. One line of research, funded by NSF (2019-2024), focuses on how skill learning leads to cognitive development in older adulthood. Another line of research focuses on learning what to learn from infancy to younger adulthood, especially in terms of forming and using relevant categories.

The graduate program in Psychology at UC Riverside offers competitive graduate funding and student support, as well as optional minors in Quantitative Psychology, Public Policy, and Health & Well Being. The University of California, Riverside is a world-class research university with a diverse undergraduate student body and a mission to provide routes to educational success for underrepresented and first-generation college students. The campus is surrounded by mountain ranges and is only an hour away from ski slopes, surfing, and hiking in mountain and desert environments, and the weather is excellent all year round. The cost of living in Riverside is also affordable, relative to LA and San Diego, which are around an hour or 1.5 hours away from Riverside.

The deadline for full admission consideration is December 1, 2019. If you would like more information about the graduate program or the CALLA Lab, please contact [email protected].


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Congratulations to our EC Psych alumnus Dr. Caley Krupp for being commissioned Captain in the US Air Force. Caley is stationed in San Antonio, Texas as a psychologist.


Congratulations to Morgan Keefe for accepting a spot in the MSW program at the University of Georgia! This was a tough choice from several good programs that accepted her.


Congratulations to EC psych alumna Amanda Dermer on earning her MS at Western Illinois University!


Final Exam time...


Happy Easter! He is Risen! The Lord is Risen Indeed! Alleluia!

More than bunnies and eggs, love, forgiveness, and life eternal is the present!

Psychology professor honored by SCICU - 04/18/2019

Psychology professor honored by SCICU -

Congrats to Dr. V on her award!

Psychology professor honored by SCICU - Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Briana Van Scoy was one of 20 professors from member colleges honored at the South Carolina Independent Colleges and Universities (SCICU) 14th Annual Excellence in Teaching Awards Dinner April 9 in Columbia, S.C. Each year SCICU recognizes outstanding faculty me...

Photos from Erskine College Department of Psychology and Sociology's post 04/14/2019

Home safe and sound from CPC. All of the students represented Erskine well at the conference, and we worshipped together at a local church in Dunn, NC before driving home today.

Photos from Erskine College Department of Psychology and Sociology's post 04/14/2019

Pictures from the CarolinasPsychology Conference. Thanks to Amanda Stevenson for the photos.


The trip to CPC can be a great time, and this year it really is!


The APA requires that we keep all data for seven years. HIPAA says that the records must be properly and completely disposed of. I say catharsis should be reached. Therefore, we burned the data from seven and eight years ago today. Yes, the students had fun...


It is with great pleasure that we announce Morgan Keefe's admission into the Western Carolina University MSW program. Great job, Morgan!


More Great News! Alexis Lyda has accepted a spot in the Masters of Arts in Clinical Mental Health Counseling with a concentration in Expressive Arts Therapy program at Appalachian State University.


Congratulations to Cori Jean Damron for admission into the John F Kennedy University’s Dual Degree program in Sport Psychology (MA) and PsyD in Clinical Psychology. Pleasant Hill, California will add a great student to their community!


Please congratulate Victoria Johnston for accepting a spot in Western New England University’s Doctorate of Occupational Therapy program! Congratulations, Vic!

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