Psychology Honors Program Students Present Proposals and Findings

Posted on 12/5/2014 8:22:32 AM

Students in the Honors Program of the Psychology department presented their projects on Friday in a day-long departmental colloquium. Projects ranged among many specialties of psychology, including social, forensic, clinical, cognitive, health and other areas. Students presented proposals that were discussed for research to be conducted next semester. Students who had completed their projects discussed their findings.

A partial list of projects discussed includes:

Emily Salter — Do Deliberation Style and Issue Type Affect the Type of Social Influence Used During Jury Deliberation?

Sarah Tapling — Family and Social Support, Coping, and Adaptation in First Generation College Students

Geneva Yawger — Reducing Prejudice: A Study of the Effects of I-Sharing on Out-Group Liking

Ashley Harden — Does the CSI Effect Influence Jurors’ Perceived Knowledge of Forensic Investigative Techniques?

Sarah Pritt — Math Anxiety, Science Anxiety, and Gender Stereotypes in Pre-Service Teachers

Alexandra Weiss — The Impact of Breast Cancer Charity Advertisements on Breast Cancer Attitudes

Shannon Kovalchick — The Effectiveness of Art and Writing on Emotional Disclosure

Ashley Ritter — Why Women Don’t Negotiate: Women’s Performance on a Negotiation Task in Response to Instructional Sets

Tess Kennedy — The Effects of Androstadienone and Relationship Status on Female Ratings of Male Attractiveness

Tasha Caldwell — Affective Influences on Executive Functions

John Firth — Anxiety and Video Game Play’s Effects on Attention

Kayla Bell — Effects of Working Memory Capacity and Load on the Spatial Profile of Visual Selective Attention