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Ramapo Success Story

“Attending Ramapo College was one of the best decisions I ever made. The courses were challenging, and the professors were engaging and incredibly helpful. My professors offered me invaluable guidance on how to get into graduate programs, and afforded me opportunities to participate in research, which was critical in order to gain admittance to Ph.D. programs. Ramapo has prepared me for the rigors of a Ph.D. program, and I will always be grateful to the professors and faculty at Ramapo for their commitment to student success.” – Janna Appelstein ’17 graduated with a degree in Psychology and a minor in Neuroscience. As a student, Janna received the following awards: Outstanding Student in Psychology, AFT Scholarship, and Outstanding Academic Achievement in Psychology. She is currently a Graduate Assistant at LIU Brooklyn and a Clinical Intern at Washington Market School. Janna is pursuing her Ph.D. at LIU-Brooklyn for Clinical Psychology.

While at Ramapo, Janna completed the following research and independent work:

Wilkenfeld, D., Appelstein, J., Kessaris, A., Leyva, J., Moy-Cheung, T., & Warner, L.R. (2017). How people react to being mislabeled as crying. Poster presented at the 2017 of the Eastern Psychological Association.

Boston, Massachusetts; Appelstein, J. (2017). Resilient yogi: Can temporary sadness enhance creativity? Poster accepted for presentation at the 2017 Psychology Symposium at Ramapo College of New Jersey. Mahwah, N.J.

Warner, L.R., Appelstein, J., Kessaris, A., Leyva, J., Moy-Cheung, T., & Wilkenfeld, D. (2017). How race X gender emotion stereotypes delegitimize women in conversational arguments. Poster presented at the 2017 meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology. Milwaukee, Wisconsin.