Elizabeth-Ann R. Viscione is a sophomore Psychology major and Italian minor. She has been involved in the field of mental health since the age of 14 by working as an administrative and research assistant at The Institute for the Study and Treatment of Loss in Warwick, RI. She also recently completed a clinical internship at South County Child and Family Consultants in Wakefield, RI.
Elizabeth-Ann's main interest in Psychology is in the field of human sexuality. During her first semester of freshman year, she was invited by the then-Chair of the Psychology Department, Dr. Patricia Morokoff, to participate in her graduate research lab and worked on a project regarding consensual and unwanted sex. In the second semester, she completed an independent study paper titled "Sexual Arousal Patterns of Men and Women" under Dr. Morokoff's guidance. Currently, Elizabeth-Ann is working Psychology graduate students April Trotman and Maggie Gorraiz on a theoretical paper addressing consensual and unwanted sex, entitled, "The Grey Area of Heterosexual Sex," which they will present at the Association for Women in Psychology Conference in Salt Lake City in March. She also continues to work on the graduate research lab.
Elizabeth-Ann maintains a 4.0 GPA and participates in the URI Honors Program. She volunteers at University open houses throughout the year and talks about the Psychology major to prospective students. She is the President of the URI Ballroom Dancing Club and the Treasurer of the Psychology Club. She is also a member of the Wildlife Society and Random Acts of Kindness.
Elizabeth-Ann is a student affiliate in the American Psychological Association and a student member in the National Organization of Italian American Women. She has been inducted into the Phi Eta Sigma National Honor Society, The National Society of Collegiate Scholars, and Golden Key International Honor Society.
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