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Northwest Missouri State University

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Psychology students

March 29, 2010

Psychology students' presentations place at annual conference

MARYVILLE, Mo. - Six psychology projects completed by Northwest students garnered awards during the 30th Annual Great Plains Student Psychology Convention on March 26-27 at Missouri Western State University in St. Joseph.

Twenty-two students and three faculty members attended the convention, where Northwest students presented 13 projects.

Faculty sponsors Dr. Ryan Wessell and Dr. Rebecca Hendrix, who served as faculty sponsors, said the students spent months preparing the projects.

"We are very proud of all of our students," Hendrix said. "All of the presentations displayed increasing knowledge of research."

Founded in 1981, the annual conference is an opportunity for students to hear guest speakers and present psychology projects to their peers. The conference attracts students from Kansas, Missouri and Nebraska.

"Missouri Western put on a great conference and we are proud of our neighbors in St. Joseph and their dedication to education and research," said Dr. Carla Edwards, chair of the psychology, sociology and counseling department.

Edwards noted Northwest will host the conference during the spring of 2012. Northwest has hosted the conference just once, in 1993.

For more information about the conference, go to

The following presentations received awards:

Other presentations by Northwest students were:

For more information, please contact:

Mark Hornickel, Communication Manager | 660.562.1704 | Fax: 660.562.1900

Northwest Missouri State University
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