2012 Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day 

With 29 total poster presentations and 72 student authors, the Psychology Department had another record-setting showing at this year's Undergraduate Research and Artistry Day.

Congratulations to everyone who participated for their excellent work, and a special commendation for this year's numerous departmental awardees:

Social Sciences, Humanities, Arts (SSHA)

First Place

Dylan Blaum
Title: A Rat Model of Human Anticipatory Head Movement During Dark Exploration
Faculty Mentor: Douglas Wallace

Honorable Mention (listed in alphabetical order)

Christina Bishop
Title: Role of the Social Environment and Stress Hormones in Modulating Depression
Faculty Mentor: Angela Grippo

Roberto Gonzalez
Title: Social Issues: What Do You Know?
Faculty Mentor: Julie Crouch

Sarah Stuebing
Title: The Role of the GABAergic Component of the Septohippocampal System in Self-Movement Cue Processing
Faculty Mentor: Douglas Wallace

Scott Zwolski and Kristen Rabe
Title: The Agreement of Victimization Reports across Parent, Teacher, and Student Perceptions
Faculty Mentors: Christine Malecki and Michelle Demaray

Collaborative on Early Adolescence Section

1st Place Tie

Chandler Betke & Rob Miller
Title: The Hunger Games: Effects of Early Methamphetamine Exposure on Food Protection Behavior in Adulthood
Faculty Mentors: Leslie Matuszewich and Doug Wallace

Kaitlin Taylor, Britta Rodenbeck, & Lucero Martinez
Title: Aggression and Prosocial Behaviors in Relation to Peer Perceived Popularity and Sociometric Popularity
Faculty Mentor: Amy Luckner as faculty mentor)

2nd Place Tie

Courtney Halas (Pre-Clinical Laboratory Sciences Major)
Title: Severity of Limb Differences and Its Effects on Adolescent Adjustment
Faculty Mentor: Nina Mounts

Kristen Rabe
Title: Negative parenting and late adolescents’ mental health: The protective function of relationships with grandparents
Faculty Mentor: Laura Pittman


Full Department of Psychology Participant Listing

A complete listing of the department's participants, presentation titles and faculty mentors follows, as well as a selection of photos from the event.

  • SEVERITY OF LIMB DIFFERENCES AND ITS EFFECTS ON ADOLESCENT ADJUSTMENTS
    Author: Courtney Halas (Pre-Clinical Laboratory Sciences Major)
    Faculty Mentor: Nina Mounts

  • THE ROLE OF THE GABAERGIC COMPONENT OF THE SEPTOHIPPOCAMPAL SYSTEM IN SELF-MOVEMENT CUE PROCESSING
    Authors: Sarah Stuebing, Jenny Koppen & Joseph Colletti
    Faculty Mentor: Douglas Wallace

  • ATTRIBUTIONS OF HUMOR STYLES TO GENDER IN THE WORKPLACE
    Authors: Justin Yates & Pamela Waltz
    Faculty Mentor: Lisa Finkelstein

  • GLOBAL AND TARGETED SOCIAL SUPPORT AS A MODERATOR IN THE RELATION BETWEEN VICTIMIZATION AND INTERNALIZING SYMPTOMS
    Author: Brianna Terranova
    Faculty Mentor: Michelle Demaray

  • THE AGREEMENT OF VICTIMIZATION REPORTS ACROSS PARENT, TEACHER, AND STUDENT PERCEPTIONS
    Authors: Scott Zwolski & Kristen Rabe
    Faculty Mentor: Christine Malecki & Michelle Demaray

  • SELF-PERCEPTIONS AND METAPERCEPTIONS IN COMPUTER-MEDIATED ENVIRONMENTS
    Author: Zach Woods
    Faculty Mentor: Alecia Santuzzi

  • THE EFFECTS OF MANIPULATING PERSONAL RESPONSIBILITY ON ANALOG CHECKING BEHAVIOR: TESTING THE COGNITIVE MODEL OF OBSESSIVE-COMPULSIVE D ISORDER SYMPTOMS
    Authors: Stephanie Smith, Ryan Adolphson, Mary Docking, Kourtney Ikeler, Kayde Merrill, Katie Pawlicki & Charles Schafer
    Faculty Mentor: Kevin Wu, PhD

  • AGGRESSION AND PROSOCIAL BEHAVIORS IN RELATION TO PEER PERCEIVED POPULARITY AND SOCIOMETRIC POPULARITY
    Authors: Kaitlin Taylor, Britta Rodenbeck & Lucero Martinez
    Faculty Mentor: Amy Luckner

  • USING SYMPTOMS OF PSYCHOPATHOLOGY TO PREDICT MINDFULNESS: MAKING THE CASE FOR DIFFERENTIAL DIAGNOSES IN TREATMENT SELECTION
    Author: Victoria Taylor
    Faculty Mentor: Holly Orcutt

  • ASEXUALITY: RELATIONSHIPS AND COMING OUT
    Author: Rosa Rodriguez
    Faculty Mentor: Brad Sagarin

  • ROLE OF THE SOCIAL ENVIRONMENT AND STRESS HORMONES IN MODULATING DEPRESSION
    Authors: Christina Bishop, Melissa L. Scotti, Meagan LaRocca, James Donahue, Alfreida Jamison, Alison Knecht, Stephanie Steel & Angela J. Grippo
    Faculty Mentor: Angela Grippo

  • STORIES, POINTS, AND COMPETITION, OH MY!: TESTING THE EFFECTIVENESS OF A DIGITAL EDUCATIONAL GAME ON LEARNING
    Authors: Dan O’Sullivan, Lindsey Blakley, Danielle Knorrek, Sara Royce, Colleen Hester, Alicia Goff & Kristen Rabe
    Faculty Mentor: Keith Millis & Patricia Wallace

  • THE EFFECTS OF POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE STIMULI ON GOAL SETTING
    Authors: Robert Nielsen & Chelsea Lovejoy
    Faculty Mentor: Amanda Durik

  • AGGRESSIVE AND PLAYFUL RELATIONAL BEHAVIORS: HOW WRONG ARE THEY AND WHY?
    Authors: Kayley Bloss & Lucero Martinez
    Faculty Mentor: Amy Luckner

  • PARANOID SOCIAL COGNITION AND JOB INTERVIEW SUCCESS
    Author: Marta Kowal
    Faculty Mentor: Alecia Santuzzi

  • THINKING ABOUT THINKING: GOALS FOR WRITING AN ARGUMENT
    Authors: Brett Koenig, Kris Kopp & M. Anne Britt
    Faculty Mentor: M. Anne Britt

  • THE EFFECTS OF PERCEIVED DISTINCTIVENESS AND PARANOID SOCIAL COGNITION IN THE INTERVIEW EXPERIENCE
    Authors: Izabela Koczmara, Kyle Hemphill, Christopher Budnick & Scott Alshanski
    Faculty Mentor: Alecia Santuzzi & Molly Delaney

  • THE EFFECT OF TASK FRAMING ON INTEREST IN SERIOUS GAME PLAY
    Author: Aaron Kelter
    Faculty Mentor: Amanda Durik

  • DYNAMIC PROCESSES OF THE DAILY JOB SEARCH
    Author: Christopher Budnick
    Faculty Mentor: Alecia Santuzzi

  • THE EFFECTS OF TELECOMMUTING ON THE LINK BETWEEN WORKAHOLISM AND EMPLOYEE STRESS
    Author: Eileen Bourassa
    Faculty Mentor: Larissa Barber

  • THE CONTRIBUTION OF PERCEIVED PARENTAL CARE AND OVERPROTECTION DURING THE FIRST SIXTEEN YEARS OF LIFE TO PROBLEMATIC EATING BEHAVIOR IN COLLEGE STUDENTS
    Author: Lauren Boddy
    Faculty Mentor: David Bridgett

  • SOCIAL SUPPORT IS BENEFICIAL FOR COPING WITH STRESS: STUDIES USING AN ANIMAL MODEL
    Authors: Rachel Murphy, Katherine Appleton, Alan Kim Johnson, Neal McNeal, Joshua Wardwell, Christina Bishop, Stephanie Steel, Melissa-Ann Scotti & Angela Grippo
    Faculty Mentor: Angela Grippo

  • THE EFFECT OF SEX AND WATER TEMPERATURE ON RODENT SWIMMING PERFORMANCE IN THE WATER MAZE
    Authors: Laura Barbaro, Eden Anderson, Chandler Betke & Leslie Matuszewich
    Faculty Mentor: Leslie Matuszewich

  • A RAT MODEL OF HUMAN ANTICIPATORY HEAD MOVEMENT DURING DARK EXPLORATION
    Authors: Dylan Blaum, Jenny Koppen, Doug Wallace & Shawn Winter
    Faculty Mentor: Doug Wallace

  • CYBERVICTIMIZATION: GENDER DIFFERENCES AND RELATIONS TO NEGATIVE OUTCOMES
    Authors: Alysa Berenson, Jesse Flores, Heather Fronczak, Katrina Lidik & Dawn Yarbrough
    Faculty Mentor: Michelle Demaray & Christine Malecki

  • NEGATIVE PARENTING AND LATE ADOLESCENTS’ MENTAL H EALTH: THE PROTECTIVE FUNCTION OF RELATIONSHIPS WITH GRANDPARENTS
    Authors: Kristen Rabe & Laura Pittman
    Faculty Mentor: Laura Pittman

  • THE HUNGER GAMES: EFFECTS OF EARLY METHAMPHETAMINE EXPOSURE ON FOOD PROTECTION BEHAVIOR IN ADULTHOOD
    Authors: Chandler Betke, Rob Miller, Eden Anderson, Jenny Koppen & Rebecca Mayle
    Faculty Mentor: Leslie Matuszewich & Douglas Wallace

  • BY LAND BY SEA: EVALUATING SEX DIFFERENCES IN FOOD HOARDING AND WATER MAZE TASKS
    Authors: Ashley Blackwell, Leslie Matueszewich, Jenny Köppen & Douglas Wallace
    Faculty Mentor: Douglas Wallace

  • POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY: THE INFLUENCE OF HAPPINESS ENHANCERS ON TASK PERFORMANCE
    Author: Julia Dombrow
    Faculty Mentor: Amy Luckner

  • SOCIAL ISSUES: WHAT DO YOU KNOW?
    Author: Roberto Gonzalez
    Faculty Mentor: Julie Crouch

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