The Ohio State University at Newark

Public Invited to Psychology Reception at Ohio State Newark

Newark, OH, March 13, 2017 – Psychology, in its most basic terms, is the study of the human mind and an individual’s behavior. It is a field that offers many opportunities to make a difference through research and professional practice. The topic of how to dive into the human psyche as a profession will be discussed during the Introspect Psychology Club Spring Reception on Monday, Mar. 27.

The Introspect Psychology Club, an Ohio State Newark student organization, invites all students, faculty, staff and community members interested in the study of psychology to a reception featuring Lauren McKinley’s talk “Time and Change Will Surely Show: Post Psychology Undergraduate Experiences and Career Possibilities.” It will be held in the John Gilbert Reese Center, room 125 from 4 to 5:30 p.m. The reception and talk are free and open to the public.

“It’s wonderful to have Dr. McKinley come give a talk,” said Dr. James Wirth, assistant professor of psychology and faculty advisor of Introspect Psychology Club. “Dr. McKinley began her academics at an Ohio State regional campus, so she’ll be able to give a unique perspective of how students can develop their lifelong career path.”

Lauren McKinley is a postdoctoral researcher at the Nisonger Center with The Ohio State University – Wexner Medical Center. She will discuss her post undergraduate training and work experiences, as well as teaching and research opportunities related to the field of school psychology. She will also outline a variety of career possibilities within school psychology and associated fields.

Psychology is one of nine majors that can be completed entirely at Ohio State Newark. Areas of study include health, developmental, social, cognitive, applied and human experimental psychology. Psychology students can conduct independent research with a faculty advisor and are invited to present at local, regional and national conferences. For more information, visit

The John Gilbert Reese Center is located at 1209 University Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055.

The Ohio State University at Newark offers an academic environment that’s challenging but supportive with world-renowned professors and access to Ohio State’s more than 200 majors. It’s where learning comes to life. Research, study abroad and service learning opportunities prepare students for their careers in ways they never expected.