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Psychology Sweeps Awards at COAS Research Day

April 15, 2013 — Student scholars in the humanities, social sciences, natural and physical sciences presented their research at the annual College of Arts and Sciences Research Day on Tuesday, April 9, 2013 in Behrakis Grand Hall. Over 130 students presented on topics ranging from post-traumatic stress disorder and dark matter, to infertility treatment and urban access to healthy foods. Psychology students won all undergraduate and graduate awards in the category of Humanities and Social Sciences! Congratulations to the following winners:

Undergraduate Humanities & Social Sciences

  • 1st Place (Oral Category): Khushbu Patel, Psychology. “Collaborative Autobiographical Writing: An Exploration of the Process.” Advisor: Dr. Rachel Wenrick
  • 1st Place (Poster Category): Jenna Ebbecke, Psychology. “Collegiate Substance Use: Evaluating the Risks through a Developmental Framework.” Advisor: Dr. Naomi Goldstein. (Co-Authors: Sharon Messenheimer Kelley, M.S., Erika Foster, Christy Giallela, Naomi Goldstein)
  • 2nd Place (Poster Category): Anne Sekley, Psychology. “Posttraumatic Growth as a New Perspective in the Aftermath of Sexual Assault.” Advisor: Dr. Pamela Geller. (Co-Author: Pamela Geller)
  • 3rd Place (Poster Category): Ava Skolnik, Psychology. “A Little Compliment Goes A Long Way: The Influence of Compliments on Perception of Character.” Advisor: Dr. Karol Osipowicz. (Co-Authors: Jessica Madej, Julia Wisniweski)

Graduate Humanities & Social Sciences

  • 1st Place (Oral Category): Amanda NeMoyer, Psychology. "Juvenile Probation: What do Courts Require and Which Requirements do Youth Violate?" Advisor: Dr. Naomi Goldstein. (Co-Author: Ana Prelic, Jenna Ebbecke, Erika Foster, Casey Burkard, Naomi Goldstein)
  • 1st Place (Poster Category): Andrea G. Segal, Psychology. “Predictors of Attitudes Towards Seeking Medical Care and Psychological Care Among Veterans.” Advisor: Dr. Christine Nezu. (Co-Authors: Christopher E. Diaz, Lauren M. Greenberg, M.S., Christine Maguth Nezu, Ph.D., ABPP, Arthur M. Nezu, Ph.D., ABPP)
  • 2nd Place: Katherine Alvarez, Psychology. “Do Oral Contraceptives Affect Women’s Perception of Facial Anger?” Advisor: Dr. Mary Spiers
  • 3rd Place: Epiphania Osei, Psychology. “Does Time of Puberty in Females Correlate with Performance on Verbal, Spatial and Social Cognitive Measures?” Advisor: Dr. Mary Spiers. (Co-Author: Mary Spiers)

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