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Department of Psychology News

Undergraduates Present Research at Undergraduate Research Day

Posted Apr. 12, 2013

Faculty, staff, and students gathered in the lower level of Kent Hall on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 from 3:30pm to 5:00pm to recognize and celebrate the research endeavors of the Department of Psychology's Undergraduates at the 4th Annual Undergraduate Research Day.

The Undergraduate Psychology Office and Psi Chi are proud to sponsor the 4th Annual Psychology Department Undergraduate Research Day. This event provides a unique opportunity for undergraduates working in faculty research labs to present projects based on their experiences and to answer questions about their work. All presenters were awarded certificates of participation. We applaud the presenters for their enthusiastic and active research.

David Strasshofer, Delahanty Lab, presented "Avoidance Symptoms of PTSD Mediate the Relationship between Trauma History and Quality of Life."

Gabriela Mance, Docherty Lab, presented "Source Monitoring and Symptom Severity in Schizophrenia."

Brooke Bennett and Jessica Vogel, Hughes Lab, presented "External Health Locus of Control Predicts Willingness to Track Health Behaviors Online and with Smartphone Apps."04_10_2013 Fourth Annual Undergraduate Research Day_Hughes Lab (2)_Edited

Brooke Bennett, Sato Lab, presented "The Relationship between Stress, Dietary Restraint, and Emotional Eating during Adolescents' Transition to College."

Morgan Shields, Spitznagel Lab and Gunstad Lab, presented "Physical Fitness Predicts Cognitive Performance in Police Academy Cadets."

Jonah Meister, Spitznagel Lab and Gunstad Lab, presented "Impact of 6-Month Exercise Program on Serum IGF-1 and Cognition in Mild Cognitive Impairment."

Morgan Fee, Tomich Lab, Trumbull Campus, presented "Examining the Effects of Previous Traumas on Personal Growth in an Experimental Situation."

Gregory Perry and Randi Hidasey, Tomich Lab, Trumbull Campus, presented "Examining Personal Growth in an Experimental Situation."

04_10_2013 Fourth Annual Undergraduate Research Day_Zaragoza Lab (3)_EditedRichard Phend, Anna Aho-Pynttari, Sean Burridge, and Alexandra Evans, Zaragoza Lab, presented "What "Caused" the Crime? Individual Differences in Need for Cognition and Willingness to Draw Definitive Conclusions from News Stories."

 

Special thanks to Psi Chi and The Undergraduate Psychology Office for serving as Co-Sponsors, Graduate Student Research Advisors for the Presenters, and Staff.

 

 To learn more about Phi Chi, please visit: http://www.kent.edu/CAS/Psychology/undergraduate/psi-chi2.cfm