Northwest’s chapter of Psi Chi hosted the Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Showcase Nov. 29, offering students an opportunity to present their research projects. (Submitted photo)
Dec. 20, 2017
Students present research during behavioral sciences showcase
Behavioral sciences majors at Northwest recently presented their research during a showcase that highlighted 11 projects featuring a variety of topics.
Northwest’s chapter of Psi Chi, the national honor society in psychology, hosted the Behavioral Sciences Undergraduate Research Showcase on Nov. 29.
“The vision for the event was to make the work of undergraduate researchers more visible and to further promote a culture of undergraduate research in the behavioral sciences academic unit,” Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Keely Cline said.
Of the 11 projects presented, five were completed by students participating in the Psychology Research Organization (PRO), which involves students working with and receiving mentorship from faculty. The other six projects were completed by students enrolled in Northwest's experimental psychology course.
A listing of the projects is provided below.
- “Women With Tattoos: Are Your Perceptions an Assumption?” by Amanda Stoll, Haley Tilsworth, Taylor Jessen, Hayley Limbach and Ashlea Wineland (Faculty sponsor: Dr. Alisha Francis)
- “Diversity in Social Psychology,” by Emily C. Smith (Faculty sponsor: Dr. Jessica Cascio)
- “Contagion Concern,” by Chandra Arbogast and Madison Spoor (Faculty sponsor: Dr. Jessica Cascio)
- “The Effects of Snake vs. Block on the Brain,” by Krystal Brier, Cameron Morrison, Sylvia Brand, Derek Gallagher and Royce Elder (Instructor: Dr. Bradlee Gamblin)
- “The Effect of Color on Emotion,” by Chelsie Jones, Ashley Smoot, Sydnee Poe, Taylor Willis, Emily Bracher and Danielle Martin (Instructor: Dr. Bradlee Gamblin)
- “Color and Memory: What is the Best Color for Memory Recall in College Students?” by Kayleigh Peregrine, Skylar Moxley, Zakiah Marshall, Rachel Roush, Haley Tilsworth and Makenna Deckert (Instructor: Dr. Bradlee Gamblin)
- “Timed Tests and Test Anxiety,” by Lynne Chandler, Rollens Hardy, Mercedes Kinney, Miranda Oder, Emily Parks and Melissa Shepherd (Instructor: Dr. Bradlee Gamblin)
- “The Effects of Distraction on Test-Taking,” by Faith Fliflet, Cambria Breig, Alexx Lewis, Luke Sanders, Addi Passiglia and Alisha Green (Instructor: Dr. Bradlee Gamblin)
- “Effects of Exercise on Short-Term Memory,” by Johnny Looram, Rachel Francisco, Cydney Blum, Sonia Schrick, Ambera Pearson and Kayla Kilgore (Instructor: Dr. Bradlee Gamblin)
- “A Qualitative Study of Freshman Education Majors’ Perceptions of Childhood,” by Briana Sparks (Faculty Sponsors: Dr. Keely Cline, Elizabeth Dimmitt and Dr. Pradnya Patet)
- Can Children's Literature Prime Education Majors to Report More Positively About Children? - Courtney Bundy (Faculty Sponsors: Dr. Keely Cline, Elizabeth Dimmitt and Dr. Pradnya Patet)