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Academic Honors, Memberships, and Activities

  • Acceptance to Psychology Honors Program
  • Deans list 7 of 8 semesters
  • American Dietetics Association member
  • IUP Ski Club member
  • IUP French Club member


  • To illustrate skills gained during undergraduate coursework and employment
  • To attain placement in a Doctoral program for Experimental Psychology


 Work Philosophy

  • 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. 

Effective Communication

Critical Thinking

Team Building Skills


Aug 2006Present

Bachelor's of Science

Indiana University of Pennsylvania
Aug 2006Present

Bachelor's of Arts

Indiana University of Pennsylvania

GPA 3.54 of 4.00

Work experience

Jun 2009Present

Deli Worker

Ted Clark's Busy Market

·Furnishing customers' orders

·Ensuring food safety standards

Jun 2008Aug 2008


P&C Grocery Store

·Rang out customers' orders

·Stocked store items

·Used customer service to ensure satisfaction


Performing Statistical Research
Analyzing available literature Designing methodology Performing statistical analysis using SPSS Writing research in APA format Presenting of research material
Nutrition Care Process
Performing nutritional assessment Diagnosing nutrition related health problems Creating nutritional care plan Documenting in the medical record Nutrtional counseling Working with elderly patients
Food Preparation
Participated in cooking labs Prepared various recipes using multiple preparation techniques Knowledge of food safety standards Knowledge of food preparation techniques
Lesson Planning
Prepared lessons on nutrition topics Taught lessons to preschool age and third grade students
French language
Completed minor in French language Speaking Reading Writing