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Kelly Treharne

Berkley, MI
Favorite Ice Cream Flavor:
Anniversary Cake
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In 10 words or less, why should a student want to be involved in this department?
These classes explain why humans behave the way they do.

What initially drew you to this department?  What keeps you coming back?
I have been interested in studying psychology since I was a child, but the great classes that are offered in this department are so thought-provoking that I want to take all the classes possible.

What’s your biggest piece of advice to first years and sophomores in this department?
My biggest piece of advice to first and second year students is to really utilize your professors and TAs, their office hours can be so useful! 

How does your department connect to your other interests and activities?
I think that psychology is very relevant to all aspects of my life because it gives me insight to the decision making process that occurs in my everyday life.

What’s the most valuable thing you’ve learned at K?
The most valuable thing that I have learned at K is that you need to ask questions and try to find all the information possible from reputable sources before drawing conclusions.

What has been your favorite class at K?  Why?
My favorite class at K so far is Physiological Psychology. The articles assigned in that class are up to date and really show you how important each neural mechanism is for all types of perception and behaviors.

What is your SIP?
My SIP involves clinical research on anger management techniques for individuals who have suffered traumatic brain injuries.

What are your career aspirations/next steps after K?
I plan on going into pediatric neuropsychology; I hope to do research on the effects of chronic stress on child development.

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