Quartet of psychology students to present findings in Philadelphia
A foursome of Kent State University at Trumbull psychology students – Morgan Fee, Vincenzo Sabelli, Curtis Coulter, and Shannon Reep – will present their findings on whether personality traits are related to personal growth following a stressful event and whether personal growth, in turn, predicts better quality of life at the Eastern Psychological Association meeting, March 5-7 in Philadelphia.
The study conducted by Dr. Patricia Tomich’s lab group – involving 220 young adults with a mean age of 26.08 years – included regression analyses which revealed that some traits are related to growth, and that more growth predicts better quality of life differentially for men and women. Findings highlight avenues of possible future research focused on encouraging growth following stressful events.
The group will present their findings at three additional research conferences this spring:
- The Undergraduate Symposium on Research, Scholarship, and Creative Activity, March 11, Kent Student Center, Kent Campus
- The Kent State University Trumbull Student Research, Scholarship & Creativity Day, April 15, Kent State Trumbull Classroom Building
- The 21st Annual AURCO Conference, April 18, Kent State University at Salem
“The creation and dissemination of knowledge is what research training is all about”, said Tomich. "These students have enjoyed learning about the research process and look forward to the opportunity to present their findings. This type of research experience strengthens our researchers of tomorrow, which in turn, brightens the future of our society.”
Kent State University at Trumbull psychology students (left to right) Vincenzo Sabelli, Shannon Reep, Morgan Fee and Curtis Coulter will present the findings of their study on personal traits being tied to personal growth on March 5-7 in Philadelphia.