Psychology Department Accomplishments

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Accomplishments

On April 30, 2017, the Psychology Department held its Psi Chi initiation ceremony and reception. In addition to the Psi Chi initiation, several department awards were given, including the Donald Lehr Teaching Excellence Award, and the Psychology Merit Award. The awardees for the academic year 2016-2017 were as follows:

Psychology Merit Award: Fall: Trish Whetstone   Spring: Matt Bussman, Allison Reding, Megan Flynn, Taylor Kozuch, and Bobby Cooper

Donald Lehr Teaching Excellence Award: Fall: Kara Hall     Spring: Morganne Madonia, Leanne Hofstead

 

On April 22, 2017, several of our Psychology majors presented research projects at the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference held here at Fredonia this year. The names of the presenters and the names of their faculty mentors are:

Effects of gender and sexual orientation on sense of being understood by one's romantic/sexual target group. Jaqlyn Colangelo & Sapphire Jones (Mentor: Darrin Rogers)

Belief in performative bisexuality and sexual aggression toward bisexual women. Ariel Gelfand & Elayna Kinney (Mentor: Darrin Rogers)

Perceptions of Services for Intimate Partner Violence in the LGBTQ+Community. Taylor Kozuch, Brooke Park & Morganne Madonia (Mentor: Darrin Rogers)

Unknowability and otherness in potential sexual partners in the LGBTQ+ community. Ernesto Mercado Irizarry & Kaitlyn M. Russell (Mentor: Darrin Rogers)

A content analysis of online pregnancy message boards, mother to mother advice, and psychotropic medication used in pregnancy. Kara Hall & Brianna Stavola (Mentor: Catherine Creeley)

Artifacts in Surveying Affective Forecasting. Leanne Hofstead (Mentor: Joseph McFall)

Investigating the effects of NICU drugs on neonatal mouse brain using ImageJ to analyze drug-induced neuroapoptosis.  Ian Richardson & Zachary Eklum (Mentor: Catherine Creeley)

Effects of lithium on behavior and reproduction in the adult female mouse. Patricia Whetstone, Robert K Cooper, Lillian J Dixon, Matthew R Bussmann, Brianna Stavola, Kara G Hall, Ian J Richardson, Zachary T Eklum & Kelli M Michel (Mentor: Catherine Creeley)

Effect of lithium exposure on development and behavior using a mouse model of late- gestational exposure. Matthew Bussmann, Robert Cooper, Patricia Whetstone & Lily Dixon (Mentor: Catherine Creeley)

Social networking and self-presentation study. Matt Evans (Mentor: Joseph McFall)

When does a person become an adult? Samantha Scalise (Mentor: Joseph McFall)

Replication of "A bad taste in the mouth: Gustatory disgust influences moral judgment". Colleen White, CJ Burris, Allysa Gullo & Alexis Bozza (Mentor: Joseph McFall)

Attribution of blame as a function of consequences, external circumstances, and alcohol consumption. Meghan Flynn, Ariel Gelfand & Connor Mauche (Mentor: Jack Croxton)

Mind wandering quasi-replication. Mackenzie Hardy, Kyle Natwora, Felicia Ostrowski & Ryan Upson (Mentor: Joseph McFall)

 

On April 27, 2017, many of our students were authors on research projects presented at the Fredonia Student Research & Creativity Exposition. Included below is a selection of these research projects:

Sexual objectification of women: Encouraging freedom of expression. Sarah Anna (Mentor: Zevenbergen, Andrea A.)

Replication of "A bad taste in the mouth: Gustatory disgust influences moral judgment". Alexis Bozza, Colleen White, Courtney Burris, Allysa Gullo (Mentor: McFall, Joseph P.)

Effect of lithium exposure on development and behavior using a mouse model of late -gestational exposure. Matthew Bussmann, Robert Cooper, Patricia Whetstone, Lilliam Dixon (Mentor: Creeley, Catherine E.)

Effects of gender and sexual orientation on sense of being understood by one's romantic/sexual target group. Jaqlyn Colangelo, Saphire Jones (Mentor: Rogers, Darrin L.)

Effects of lithium on behavior and reproduction in the adult female mouse. Robert Cooper, Kara Hall, Brianna Stavola, Patricia Whetstone, Matthew Bussmann, Lillian Dixon (Mentor: Creeley, Catherine E.)

Modern day slavery through sex trafficking. Jenny Ewing (Mentor: Zevenbergen, Andrea A.)

Belief in performative bisexuality and sexual aggression toward bisexual women. Ariel Gelfand, Elayna Kinney (Mentor: Rogers, Darrin L.)

Attribution of blame as a function of consequences, external circumstances, and alcohol consumption. Ariel Gelfand, Meghan Flynn, Connor Mauche (Mentor: Croxton, Jack S.)

Artifacts in surveying affective forecasting. Leanne Hofstead (Mentor: McFall, Joseph P.)

Bisexual specific microaggressions. Elayna Kinney (Mentor: Zevenbergen, Andrea A.)

Perceptions of services for intimate partner violence in the LGBTQ+ community. Taylor Kozuch, Brooke Park, Morganne Madonia (Mentor: Rogers, Darrin L.)

The use of sport psychologists in the NFL. Matthew Linderman, Kyle Natwora, Ryan Richter  (Mentor: Klonsky, Bruce G.)

Wordless picture books: Planned intervention for parents and preschoolers. Morganne Madonia (Mentor: Zevenbergen, Andrea A.)

Social networking and self-presentation. Connor Mauche, Matthew Evans, Alberto Gonzalez  (Mentor: McFall, Joseph P.)

Unknowability and otherness in potential sexual partners in the LGBTQ+ community. Ernesto Mercado Irizarry (Mentor: Rogers, Darrin L.)

Mind wandering study. Felicia Ostrowski, Mackenzie Hardy, Kyle Natwora, Ryan Upson (Mentor: McFall, Joseph P.)

When does a person become an adult? Samantha Scalise (Mentor: McFall, Joseph. P.)

Beyond He and She: An overview of gender-neutral pronouns. Samantha Scalise (Mentor: Zevenbergen, Andrea A.)

A content analysis of online pregnancy message boards of psychotropic medication used during pregnancy. Brianna Stavola, Kara Hall (Mentors: Creeley, Catherine E. and Denton, Lisa K.)

New arts organization on campus sees opportunity for development. Angela Wheeler (Mentor: Drout, Cheryl E.)

 

 

 

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