Student Research

Student Research

Arts & Sciences Research Conference & Exhibition (April 2014)

  • Whitney Allen, Food perceptions: How color and brand name influence food preferences (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
  • Eric Cerino, Staying active with early stage Alzheimer’s Disease (Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Leszczynski)
  • Chelsea DePolito, Cyberbullying with adolescents in schools: A literature review (Faculty Mentor: Jeffrey Danforth)
  • Alana Gallagher, The role of handedness and sex in semantic memory (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
  • Brett Gelino & Robert Barry, Inconsistency of visual analysis of data (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Samantha Leen, The effect of impulsivity on change detection (Faculty Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel)
  • Chelsea Myers & Alana Gallagher, Examining heart rate variability as a predictor of impulsive behavior (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
  • Erica Norton, Pet ownership and wellness factors (Faculty Mentor: Madeleine Fugère)
  • Jalpa Patel, Effect of stereotype threat on mathematical performance of male and female college students (Faculty Mentor: Madeleine Fugère)
  • Colleen Popores, Acceptance of females in combat roles: The influence of authoritarian and feminist attitudes (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
  • Brenee Stanavage, Parental divorce and quality of relationships (Faculty Mentor: Wendi Everton)
  • Samantha Wilson, The effect of perceived academic achievement on state self-esteem (Faculty Mentor: Madeleine Fugère)

Psychology Day at Eastern Connecticut State University (May 2013)

  • Ruslan Abdukalikov, Relationship Between Stress Level, Coping Styles and Depression in Undergraduate University Students (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
  • Randi Jo Barton, Gender Differences, Openness, and Attitudes towards Disabled People (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
  • Kelsea Burkhardt, Personality and Relationship Status (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
  • Roxanne Campbell, Memory Across the Lifespan (Faculty Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel)
  • Eric Cerino, Exploring Academic Motivation and Self-Efficacy’s Relationship to Academic Procrastination (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault) * Awarded Best Poster from Eastern *
  • Meghan Clough, Eric Cerino, Isaiah Roby, Lauramarie Rahusen, & Kirby Lessard, Snake or Milkshake? Investigating Threat Detection in College Women (Faculty Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel)
  • Michael Cole, Examining Optimism and Locus of Control as Predictors of Coping Styles (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
  • Monica Concas, How Technology Use Relates to Social Anxiety (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
  • Elizabeth DeConto, The Relationship Between Religion and Happiness (Faculty Mentor: Kristi Salters-Pedneault)
  • Ariel Dupont, Gender Differences in Face-to-Face Social Interaction and Social Networking Site Use (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
  • Alyssa Fisher, The Relationship between Attachment Behaviors, Gender, and Perceived Stress (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
  • Shannon Glenn, Optimism and Social Support as Predictors of Relationship Closeness (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
  • Colleen Gomola, Relationship between Exercise, Working Memory, and Processing Speed in College Students (Faculty Mentor: Wendi Everton)
  • Brittany Graff, Caffeine on Working Memory (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
  • Melissa Groccia, Effects of Violent Media on Self-Esteem and Aggression (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Rachel Kulscar, The Relationship of Parental Authority and Alcohol Usage on Anxiety (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
  • Evan Lintz, The Effects of Nicotine Use on Memory (Faculty Mentor: Malcolm McCulloch)
  • Stephanie MacLaren, Extraversion, Agreeableness and Perceived Attraction of Online Dating Profiles (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
  • Taylor Martinez, Self Esteem and Attachment Style as Correlates of Relationship Satisfaction (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
  • Chelsea Myers, The relationship of Orthodox Christianity, Sexual Attitudes, and Guilt Proneness (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
  • Andrew Narcisco, Effects of Superstition on Anxiety and Free-throw Shot Execution (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Alexa Palasky, Image, Peer Perception and Social Avoidance in Female College Athletes and Non-Athletes (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
  • Isaiah Roby, A Review of Psychosurgery (Faculty Mentor: Margaret Letterman)
  • Taylor Scalia, The Correlational Study of Humor Styles and Perception of Trust on Romantic Relationship Satisfaction (Faculty Mentor: Wendi Everton) * spoken presentation *
  • Rachel Schaedler, Examining the Relations between Social Anxiety Disorder, Coping Styles, and Alcohol Use Disorders (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Ellen Swol, Narcissism, Use of Social Media, and how they relate to Self-Esteem (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Melissa Symolon, The Effects of Popular Culture on Child and Adolescent Development (Faculty Mentor: Melanie Evans)
  • Colin Whiston, The Great Depression: A Review of Current Evolutionary Theories Explaining the Potential Utility of Depression (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)

Arts & Sciences Research Conference & Exhibition (April 2013)

  • Emma Boardman, The relationship between gender beliefs and attitudes about sexuality and transgendered individuals (Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Leszczynski)
  • Ariel Dupont, Gender differences in face-to-face social interaction and social networking site use (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
  • Shannon Glenn, Optimism and social support as predictors of relationship closeness (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
  • Rachel Junga, The effect of racial bias and the belief in a just world on jury decisions (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
  • Marley Koschel, Videogames’ effects on impulsivity, anxiety, risk taking, and physiological reactivity (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Alyssa Lebowitz, Females’ responses to rival characteristics in jealousy-evoking situations (Faculty Mentor: Madeleine Fugère)
  • Andrew Narcisco, Effects of superstition on anxiety and free-throw shot execution (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Lindsey Scarpace, The relation between conscientiousness, hope, and life satisfaction in college students (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
  • Rachel Schaedler, Relations between social anxiety disorder, coping styles, and alcohol use disorders (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Ellen Swol, Danielle Gillespie, & Victorial SooHoo, Can we read what we write? Comparing concreteness, imagability, & meaningfulness in basic and applied behavior analysis journals (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)

External Presentations and Publications (2012 – 2013)

  • Diller, J. W., Brown, R. M., & Patros, C. H. G. (2013). Revisiting Kazdin (1980): Contemporary treatment acceptability for problem behavior in children. International Journal of Psychology and Psychological Therapy,
    13(2), 225-231.
  • Diller, J. W., & Nuzzolilli, A. E. (2012). The science of values: The moral landscape by Sam Harris. The Behavior Analyst, 35(2) 265-273.
  • Farnsworth, T. G., & Diller, J. W. (2012, October). Attention influences probability discounting. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Assocation, Worcester, MA.

Psychology Day at Southern Connecticut State University (May 2012)

  • Raena Beetham, Relations among BMI, impulsivity, and locus of control (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins) * spoken presentation *
  • Stefanie Burelle, Sexual assault severity predicts negative cognitions, poor impulse control, and problems with clarity of emotions (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
  • Peter Castagna, The relation between perceived monitoring and level of risk-taking (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Meghan Clough, Exploring the relationships between gender, self-esteem, and sexual permissiveness (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
  • Cathie Fontaine, Child maltreatment and depression (Faculty Mentor: Melanie Evans)
  • Melissa Griffin, Acceptability of behavioral interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Thomas Farnsworth, Attentional factors influence probability discounting (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Sarah Favalora, Optimism as predictive of altruism and social responsibility (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
  • Christina Frugale, Dimensions of perfectionism and its effects on health, relationships, and achievement (Faculty Mentor: Melanie Evans)
  • Danielle Gillespie, The influence of humor and confidence on sexual attraction (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
  • Ryan Harrington, The effect of “icing” and removing pre shot routine on a free throw shooter’s performance (Faculty Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel)
  • Natasha Hernandez, The importance of play: Its impact on child development (Faculty Mentor: Melanie Evans)
  • Calvin Hobbs, Exploring the relationship between openness to experience and religious attitude (Faculty Mentor: Malcolm McCulloch)
  • Jillian Librandi, The impact of social anxiety and cognitive biases on self esteem (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
  • Chelsea Novak-Rich, The relationship between mother’s sleep, age and parenting style (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
  • Lauramarie Rahusen, An assessment of parental marital status and childhood attachment styles on offspring views of relationships and marriage (Faculty Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel) * Awarded Best Poster from Eastern *
  • Isaiah Roby, The effects of religiosity and gender on sexual permissiveness (Faculty Mentor: Kristalyn Salters-Pedneault)
  • Kelly Shepard, Body-esteem, ethnicity and gender role (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)

Arts & Sciences Research Conference & Exhibition (April 2012)

  • Erica Baez, Effects of Parental Marital Status and Adult Attachment Style on Depression (Faculty Mentor: Madeleine Fugère)
  • Raena Beetham, Relations Among Obesity, Impulsivity and Locus of Control (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
  • Rachel Bibee, Treatment for Females with Disruptive Behavior Disorders (Faculty Mentor: Jeffrey Danforth)
  • Katelyn Black, The Development of Perceived Parent-Child Attachment in Relation to Parental Empathy and Age (Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Leszczynski)
  • Stefanie Burelle, Sexual Assault Severity Predicts Negative Cognition, Poor Impulse Control, and Problems with Clarity of Emotions (Faculty Mentor: Kristi Salters-Pedneault)
  • Peter Castagna, The Relation Between Perceived Monitoring and Level of Risk-Taking (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Meghan Clough, Exploring the Relationships Between Gender, Self-Esteem, and Sexual Permissiveness (Faculty Mentor: Kristi Salters-Pedneault)
  • Jessica DiManno, Implicit and Explicit Anti-Fat Bias in Physical Educators and Physical Education Majors (Faculty Mentor: Madeleine Fugère)
  • Eris Dodds, Effects of Terrorism on Western Society: Western Perceptions, Muslim Experiences, and the Media (Faculty Mentor: Jeffrey Danforth)
  • Danielle Gillespie, The Relation Between Humor and Confidence on Sexual Attraction (Faculty Mentor: Malcolm McColloch)
  • Melissa Griffin, Acceptability of Behavioral Interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Chelsea Novak-Rich, The Relationship Between Mothers’ Sleep, Age, and Parenting Style (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
  • Kellsie Reimondo, A Descriptive Study of Reasons for Not Disclosing or Reporting Sexual Assault (Faculty Mentor: Kristi Salters-Pedneault)
  • Broderick Sawyer, Cognitive Flexibility, Chronic Worry, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder: Preliminary Results and Comparison Across Ethnic Groups (Faculty Mentor: Kristi Salters-Pedneault)
  • Jamie Vallarelli, Associations Between Depression, Stress, and Exercise (Faculty Mentor: Madeleine Fugère)

External Presentations and Publications (2011 – 2012)

  • Diller, J. W., Salters-Pedneault, K., & Nuzzolilli, A. E. (2012, May). One shock now or three later? Choice between aversive events in college students. Poster presented at the 38th Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, WA.
  • Sawyer, B. A., Bibee, R., & Cousins, A. J. (2012, April). Perceived physical attractiveness influences relationship investment and mate guarding behaviors. Poster presented at the Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Association Meeting, Plymouth, NH.
  • Black, K., & Leszczynski, J. P. (2012, March). Development of perceived child-parent attachment in relation to parental empathy and age. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Pittsburg, PA.
  • Arel, A., & Cousins, A. J. (2011, October). Dating history, sociosexual behaviors, and jealousy. Poster presented at the New England Psychological Association Meeting, Fairfield, CT.
  • Bibee, R., & Cousins, A. J. (2011, October). Sociosexual orientation on relationship dynamics. Poster presented at the New England Psychological Association Meeting, Fairfield, CT.
  • Petrella, S., & Cousins, A. J. (2011, October). Partner preferences in current vs. ideal relationship in heterosexual couples. Poster presented at the New England Psychological Association Meeting, Fairfield, CT.
  • Diller, J. W., Brown, R. M., & Patros, C. H. G. (2011, May). Revisiting Kazdin (1980): Contemporary Treatment Acceptability for Problem Behavior in Children. Poster presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.
  • Diller, J. W., Patros, C. H. G., & Prentice, P. R. (2011). Temporal discounting and heart rate reactivity to stress. Behavioral Processes, 87, 306-309. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2011.05.001
  • Patros, C. H. G., & Diller, J. W. (2011, May). Inconsistent response patterns in a computerized temporal discounting task. Poster presented at the 37th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.

Psychology Day at Western Connecticut State University (May 2011)

  • Robert Brown, The effects of music on specified induced emotions (Faculty Mentor: James Diller) * Awarded Best Poster from Eastern *
  • Melissa Griffin, Influence of grandparent relationships on goal aspirations in young adults (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Andrew Nuzzolilli, The effects of alcohol expectancy on impulsivity and risky behavior (Faculty Mentor: James Diller) * spoken presentation *
  • Samantha Petrella, The effect of music on reading comprehension (Faculty Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel)

Arts & Sciences Research Conference & Exhibition (April 2011)

  • Rachel Bibee, Parenting Styles and Media Viewing Frequency on Attitudes Toward Sexual Behaviors (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
  • Robert Brown, Relations Between Emotional Regulation, Worrying, and Acceptance in a College Sample (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Carline Charmelus, The Relationship Between Social Support, Stress, and Participation in Clubs and Activities (Faculty Mentor: Wendi Everton)
  • Erin Galipeau, Influences of Relationships on Body Satisfaction in College Students (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Leah Hanrahan, Evaluation of the Effects of a Sensory Diet on a Child With Autism (Faculty Mentor: Deirdre Fitzgerald)
  • Pamela Jones, Variables Associated with Alcohol Consumption Among College Students (Faculty Mentor: Madeleine Fugère)
  • Katherine Markley, Correlations Between Parenting Styles, Self-Esteem, and Gender on College Students (Faculty Mentor: Wendi Everton)
  • Jeannine Metivier, Relationship of Exercise to Stress and Anxiety Levels (Faculty Mentor: Wendi Everton)
  • Andrew Nuzzolilli, How Hume’s Empiricism Inspired Central Concepts in Skinner’s Radical Behaviorism (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Samantha Petrella, The Effect of Interference and Work Load on Short-Term Memory (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
  • Sarah Salois, Emotion Regulation, PTSD Symptoms, and Functional Impairment After a Sexual Assault (Faculty Mentor: Kristi Salters-Pedneault)

External Presentations and Publications (2010 – 2011)

  • Harrington, E. L., Danforth, J. S., & Letterman, M. (2011). Etiological and gender perspectives of anxiety disorders. Modern Psychological Studies: Journal of Undergraduate Research, 16, 10-34.
  • Kaczynski, M., & Leszczynski, J. P. (2011, March). Age and gender differences in the conceptualization of romantic love. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Leszczynski, J. P., & Cinami, A. (2011, March). Undergraduate students’ liberal feminist beliefs and gender stereotypes. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Pugliese, B. (2010, October). Female desire for independence: Correlations with discipline, abuse, and physical contact. Presentation at the annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Colchester, VT.
  • Brozyna, G. (2010). The relation between academic discounting and delay discounting. The Undergraduate Journal of Psychology, 23, 61-71.
  • Diller, J. W., Gale, M. M., & Patros, C. H. (2010). An initial investigation of delay discounting and cardiovascular reactivity. Annals of Behavioral Medicine, 39 (Supplement), S110, (Abstract 3010).
  • Diller, J. W., Patros, C. H., & Gale, M. M. (2010, May). An investigation of delay discounting and cardiovascular reactivity. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, San Antonio, TX.

Psychology Day at Central Connecticut State University (May 2010)

  • Robert M. Brown, Treatment Acceptability (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Marlana Carroll, Relationships among Self-Esteem, Extraversion, and Photo Self-Presentation on Facebook (Faculty Mentor: Jennifer Leszczynski)
  • Nicole Conrod, Listen and Recall: The Relation Between Music Arousal and Visual-Spatial Memory (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Kaitlin Cormier, The Relationship Between Gender, Stress, and Alcohol Consumption (Faculty Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel)
  • Blaine C. Fisher, Internet Addiction in College Students and its Impact on Stress/Anxiety Levels (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Melissa Ingoglia, Androgyny and Conformity in Female College Students (Faculty Mentor: James Diller) * spoken presentation *
  • Michelle Kaczynski, College Student Employment and its Effects on Academic Achievement and Well-Being (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
  • Nicole Page, Effects of yoga on stress levels and mood states (Faculty Mentor: James Diller) * Awarded Best Poster from Eastern *
  • Connor Patros, James Diller, & Michael Gale, The Relation Between Impulsive Choice and Cardiovascular Reactivity (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Erin Rumsey, The Effects of Locus of Control on Undergraduate Student’s Confidence in President Obama’s Plans Based upon Recorded Speeches Delivered by Barack Obama and Rush Limbaugh (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
  • Ashley Tuggle, The Push for perfectionism: Perfectionism in collegiate athletes in relation to gender (Faculty Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel)

Arts & Sciences Research Conference & Exhibition (March 2010)

  • Alyssia Cinami, An Application of the Wong-Baker Pain Faces Scale in the Treatment of Emotional Disorders in Adults With Developmental Disabilities (Faculty Mentor: Deirdre Fitzgerald)
  • Kaitlin Cormier, The Relationship Between Gender, Stress, and Alcohol Consumption (Faculty Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel)
  • Andrew DiFiore, Divorce and Parental Attachment Style as Factors in Borderline Personality Disorder (Faculty Mentor: Wendi Everton)
  • Kerri Gaffey, Receiving Eye Contact, Comfort Levels and Self Esteem in Undergraduate Students (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
  • Leah Hanrahan, Evaluation of the Effects of a Sensory Diet on Children With Autism (Faculty Mentor: Deirdre Fitzgerald)
  • Peter Hildebrand, A Decontextualization Paradigm Regarding the Episodic-Semantic Memory Distinction (Faculty Mentor: Margaret Letterman)
  • Melissa Ingoglia, Androgyny and Conformity in Female College Students (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Michelle Kaczynski, College Student Employment and its Effects on Academic Achievement and Well-being (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
  • Michelle Meoli, The Big Five Personality Traits in Relation to Sexual Behavior in College Students (Faculty Mentor: Wendi Everton)
  • Conner Patros, The Relation Between Impulsive Choice and Cardiovascular Reactivity (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Erin Rumsey, The Effects of Locus of Control on Undergraduate Students’ Confidence In President Obama’s Plans Based Upon Recorded Speeches Delivered by Barack Obama and Rush Limbaugh (Faculty Mentor: Peter Bachiochi)
  • Carissa Sirois, Performance Differences on the Stroop Color-Word Task in ADHD and Non-ADHD Individuals (Faculty Mentor: Margaret Letterman)
  • Ashley Tuggle, The Push for Perfectionism: Perfectionism of Collegiate Athletes in Relation to Gender (Faculty Mentor: Lyndsey Lanagan-Leitzel)

External Presentations and Publications (2009 – 2010)

  • Diller, J. W., Gale, M. M., & Patros, C. H. (2010, April). The relation between impulsive choice and cardiovascular reactivity. Paper presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Seattle, WA.
  • Brozyna, G., & Diller, J. W. (2010, March). The relation between delay discounting and academic discounting. Poster presented at the 6th annual meeting of the Connecticut Association for Behavior Analysis, Cromwell, CT.

Psychology Day at Eastern Connecticut State University (May 2009)

  • David Anderson, Cigarette Smoking and Stress among a College Population (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
  • Anne Marie Betterini, Religious Orientation, Parental Influence, and Premarital Sexual Activity (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
  • Danielle Brodeur, How Procrastination in College Students Leads to Stress and Irregular Sleep Habits (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
  • Gary Brozyna, Adolescent depression and academic achievement: A comprehensive literature review (Faculty Mentor: Jeffrey Danforth)
  • Artemisia Cardona, The Relationship Between Birth Order, Personality Traits and Creativity (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
  • Melissa A. Caruso, Teaching the Tools that Make Everyday Activities Easier: Behavior Analysis (Faculty Mentor: Deirdre Fitzgerald)
  • Amanda Clark, Outcomes of Children Adopted from Romanian Orphanages (Faculty Mentor: Jeffrey Danforth)
  • Miranda Corso, Gender and Mathematical Ability as Predictors of Math Anxiety in College Students (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
  • Mallorie Cronkite, Playing First Shooter Games Shows Increasing Amounts of Aggression and Hostility in Young Adolescents (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
  • Michael Gale, Investigation of Factors Affecting Behavioral Stability (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Marie Garrison, An Examination of the Effects of Gender and Self-Esteem on Sexual Jealousy (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins) * spoken presentation *
  • Leah Hanrahan, The Relationship Between Perfectionism, Anxiety, and Depression in College Students (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
  • Amanda Kuhn, The Effects of Parental Divorce on Fear of Intimacy and Adult Relationships (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins)
  • Amanda LeClerc, Interaction of gender schemas and misinformation on memory (Faculty Mentor: Madeleine Fugère)
  • Lindsey Malchow, Environmental Effects on Learning in Elementary Classrooms (Faculty Mentor: Wendi Everton)
  • Edwina Mansa Owoo, Body Image as a Predictor of Sexual Satisfaction (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Connor Patros, The relation between impulsive choice and cardiovascular reactivity (Faculty Mentor: James Diller)
  • Amanda Perrin, The Effect of Sleep Deprivation and Stress on Mood States (Faculty Mentor: Deirdre Fitzgerald)
  • Melissa Russell, The Association Between HIV Knowledge and Attitudes Toward Condom Use (Faculty Mentor: Madeleine Fugère)
  • Kim Thomassen Strand, A cross-cultural study of death anxiety among university students (Faculty Mentor: Madeleine Fugère) * Awarded Best Poster from Eastern *
  • Ashley Waggoner, The relationship between childhood corporal punishment and adult aggression and depression (Faculty Mentor: Alita Cousins) * Awarded 2nd Best Poster from Eastern *
  • Jennifer Marie Whitcomb, Attachment in Infancy: Roots of Development and Future Implications (Faculty Mentor: Melanie Evans)

School of Arts & Sciences Research Conference & Exhibition (April 2009)

  • Melissa Ingoglia, A look at motivation (Faculty Mentor: Madeleine Fugère)
  • Amanda LeClerc, Interaction of gender schemas and misinformation on memory (Faculty Mentor: Madeleine Fugère)
  • Melissa Russell, The association between HIV knowledge and attitudes toward condom use (Faculty Mentor: Madeleine Fugère)
  • Meghan Ryczek, Personality differences in college athletes and non-athletes (Faculty Mentor: Madeleine Fugère)
  • Kim Thomassen Strand, A cross cultural study of death anxiety among university students (Faculty Mentor: Madeleine Fugère)
  • Jennifer Whitcomb, Attachment from infancy through adulthood: A literature review (Faculty Mentor: Melanie Evans)

External Presentations and Publications (2008 – 2009)

  • Hammon, N., Leszczynski, J. P., & Torrence, E. (2009, March). Friendship quality and cooperative task performance. Poster presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Torrence, E., Leszczynski, J. P., & Hammon, N. (2009, March). Performance on a social task in same- versus other-sex dyads. Poster presented at the 80th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, PA.

External Presentations and Publications (2007 – 2008)

  • Giordano, J., & Leszczynski, J. P. (2008, March). Associations among female risky sexual behavior, body image, and feminist ideology. Poster presented at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
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