The BEACH Lab at UNC -
Wilmington is led by Clinical Psychologist, Dr. Nora E. Noel.
The laboratory research focus is the examination of alcohol and
caffeine use as related to social and cognitive behaviors. We
are also studying health related issues, including racial
Our laboratory is located in
the Teaching Laboratory Building, room 3008, on the UNCW Campus. Research
facilities include technologically equipped experimental rooms,
observation rooms, and graduate student work stations.
Sarah Ehlke, Jody Long and
Kirk Mochrie all graduated with their Master's degrees at the May,
2014 ceremony. Hurray for them and for all the BEACHlab
Yah for Sarah Ehlke!
She defended her Master's thesis April 22nd! This is Sarah's
second masters degree. Congrats!!
Congrats to Michael
Loeffler! He successfully defended his Honors thesis on April
23rd, 2014. Michael will be moving on to the UNCW Psychology Masters
program this Fall.
Lindsay Buchler presented
an excellent Honors thesis on April 29, 2014. Great work,
Mallorie Carroll has won a
UNCW "Making a Difference" award for her poster presentation in the
Research and Creativity Showcase April 8th. Congrats to
successfully defended her Honors Thesis on April 21, 2014.
Congratulations to Kayla and Bon Voyage as you head off to grad
Many Beachlab students or
former students presented a total of five Beachlab-based research
posters at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT)
annual convention in Nashville, TN, November 22 - 24, 2013.
The authors included: Lindsay Bradley, Brian Brown, Mallorie
Carroll, Kayla Chatterton, Sarah Ehlke, Autumn Rae Florimbio,
Stephanie Kress, Jody Long, Adam Minton, Kirk Mochrie, Elan Perry,
Lora Thompson, Parker Wiebe, and faculty members, Drs. Karen
Daniels, Alissa Dark-Freudeman, Lee Jackson, Richard Ogle and Nora
Jody Long defended
her master's thesis on Wednesday, October 23. Congrats to Jody for
such a fine presentation!
Three presentations from
the BEACHlab were included in the Sigma Xi Student Conference in RTP on November 8 and 9. Parker Weibe, Allison Eddy, Sarah Ehlke and
Kirk Mochrie are authors on these presentations. Congrats to all!
More great stuff: Sarah
Ehlke was first author on a short article about hyperfemininity,
alcohol and sexual assault that was published in the most recent
The Addictions Newsletter (Division 50, American Psychological
Congrats to Kirk Mochrie!
His poster was one of 50 accepted for the
UNCW Fall Student Research and Creativity Showcase, Wednesday,
October 30, 2:30 - 4 in Randall Library.
Good news for Kirk Mochrie:
He successfully defended his master's thesis on Thursday, October 3,
2013. Congratulations, Kirk!