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Jessica Kaczorowski

Jessica Kaczorowski recently won a prestigious award for her master’s thesis in psychology and her work in the study of schizophrenia.

Psychology student earns a master’s thesis award for exploring new frontiers in the study of schizophrenia

Jessica Kaczorowski received the 2010 Conference of Southern Graduate Schools’ (CSGS) Master’s Thesis Award for the Social Sciences, Business and Education. The CSGS, which includes 15 states and the District of Columbia, presented the award at its annual meeting in February. Jessica, who received her undergraduate degree at the University of California, San Diego, received the award for her MA thesis titled “Neurological Soft Signs in Psychometrically Identified Schizotypy.” She also received the UNCG Outstanding Thesis Award at the university’s Excellence Day in 2009. “Simply put, Ms. Kaczorowski is one of the top graduate students I have worked with in my 12 years at UNCG, and her thesis is truly outstanding,” said Dr. Thomas Kwapil. Her findings support the theory that vulnerability for schizophrenia is expressed across a broad continuum of impairment known as schizotypy.