- It is only through interdisciplinary efforts that the best standards of care can be appropriated to all walks of life.
- Evidence based practice developed from well designed and ethical research will lead the way to the best healthcare practices.
Short Term Goals
- To continue to gain research experience and learn more about psychological research and the processes thereof.
- To further explore the intersection between nutritional and psychological topics
Long Term Goals
- To earn a Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology
- To begin a career in the academic study of Psychology as it relates to nurtition and health behaviors.
Amanda Crandall is currently a senior at Indiana University of Pennsylvania. Upon graduation in May of 2011 she will receive a Bachelor of Arts in Honors Psychology and a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition. The combination of these two fields of study has lead her to believe strongly in the importance of interdisciplinary efforts in healthcare. During her time at IUP, Amanda has had the opportunity to gain research experience in both of her areas of study. Through the Honors Psychology program she was able to perform an independent study which included her own original research under the direction of a faculty advisor. This project spanned two semesters, included 126 subjects and investigated weight bias among college age students. More specifically, it examined the relationship between the subjects' own body size and their implicit and explicit attitudes towards obesity. Currently, Amanda is seeking acceptance into a Ph.D. program in Experimental Psychology where she hopes to continue to gain experience in research.