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Student Presentations and Publications

(2017)

Barragan, J., Chalmers, E., Taylor, L., & Zimmerman, Z.  (2017, April). A Test of Operant Blocking in Rats. Poster presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Chalmers, E. (2017, April). An Examination of Eating Disorder Risks. Poster presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Chavarria, M. (2017, April). Using Brainwaves to Measure Stimulus-Evaluation Time. Paper presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA. (co-winner best research presentation)

Chavarria, C. & Whitaker, H. (2017, April). Operant Blocking of Japanese Symbols or Words. Poster presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Eubanks, H., Churchwell, N., Ubah, C., & Moore, H. (2017, April). Psychological Mythbusting. Poster presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Murphy, C. & Cubero, E. (2017, April). Effects of Distraction on Problem Solving Using the Tower of Hanoi. Poster presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Valentini, A. & Wright, R.  (2017, April). Collaborative vs Sole Completion of the Tower of Hanoi: Are Two Heads Better than One? Poster presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

(2016)

Algarin, A. (2016, April). Peer Instructional Leadership (PIL) Program for PSYC 1101 Students at CSU. Poster presented at the 15th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

Geeslin, S. (2016, April). Completing the Puzzle: Exploring Possible Antecedents to Rape Myth Acceptance. Paper presented at the 15th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA (2nd place oral presentation award), and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA (1st place poster award).

(2015)

Goolsby, A. & Wilson, C. (2015, April).  A Test of Delayed Stimulus Control and Renewal in Pigeons.   Poster presented at  CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Kelly, C.S. (2015, April).  Factors that Relate to Decision Making.  Poster presented at The 14th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

McElhaney, A. (2015, April). The Stigma of Racial Hue: Skin Tone and Anonymity. Poster presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

(2014)

Burdett, D. (2014, May). Bridging the gap: College students perceptions of hopelessness. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Georgia Psychological Association, Athens, GA.

Burton, C. (2014, April). Nicotine abstinence and relapse: Attention to social versus environmental cues. Poster presented at the 13th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Campbell, C. (2014, January). Working It out: Examining the psychological effects of music and exercise. Poster presented at the 2nd annual Georgia Undergraduate Research Conference, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Goolsby, A.  & da Silva, S. (Oct, 2014). A test of social learning in pigeons. Poster presented at the 31st annual meeting of the Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis, Wilmington, NC.

Green, R. (2014, May). I'm so much cooler online. Extraversion, neuroticism, and online cognitions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Georgia Psychological Association, Athens, GA.

Jones, S. (2014, April). Artificial color influences taste expectations. Poster presented at the 13th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Mumford, A. (2014, April). Female roles from different cultures shown through media: Is there a relationship between female portrayals in commercials and their country or region of origin?. Poster presented at the 13th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Pillot, S. (2014, April). Who provides better directions: Males or Females? Poster presented at the 13th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Zimmerman, A. (2014, April). Influence of personality on opinion change in a critical thinking class. Poster presented at the 13th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

(2013)

Burton, C. (2013). Media usage and learning style preference. Momentum, 3, 10-15. Columbus State University. Poster presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Greene, J. & Dreelin, E. (2013, April). Relation between PTSD, diabetes, and metabolic syndrome. Poster presented at the 12th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Short, K. (2013, April). Gender differences in emotional intelligence. Poster presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Tolbert, T. (2013, April). The link between traumatic life experiences and dissociative behavior. Poster presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Zimmerman. R.A., & Adams, A. (2013, April). Attitudes about homosexuality in relation to education and religious background. Poster presented at the 12th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

(2012)

Child, J. (2012, April). Ratemyprofessors.com: User-nonuser differences. Poster presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Legere-Mahovitz, B. & Pace, C. (2012, April). Eye contact and human emotion. Poster presented at the 11th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Mercer, M., Westbrook, J., & Burton, A. (2012, April). Test anxiety and smoking behavior among college students. Poster presented at the 11th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Rains, J. E. (2012). The journey of imagery in relation to post-traumatic stress (PTSD) treatment. Modern Psychological Studies, 18, 56-62.

(2011)

Adams, L. & Le'Sure, D. (2011, April). Using attractiveness ratings to assess the relationship between committment level and conformity. Poster presented at the 10th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

Bell, C. (2011, April). Paranormal beliefs and personality. Poster presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Evans, J.P. & Harless, D. (2011, April). Relationship between taster type and drink preference. Poster presented at the 10th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Gamboa, I. (2011, April). Relations to interperonal offenses. Poster presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Kern, J., Donahue, S., Webb, D.C., & Cheatham, J. (2011, April). Brain response to positive and negative emotional salience. Paper presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

King, L. (2011, April). Does emotional intelligence predict success? Poster presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

King, L. & McRrae, E. (2011, April). Texting in the classroom. Paper presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Peters, J. & Romano, A. (2011, April). The reciprocation of friendliness: An experiment of how interpersonal interaction affects a person's liklihood to be helpful. Poster presented at the 10th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

Shipp, A. (2011, April). Expressions of Beauty: How emotion expression affects perceptions of beauty. Paper presented at the 10th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

White, W.C. (2011, April). Numerosity perception and the P300 ERP. Paper presented at the 10th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

(2010)

Bell, C. (2010, April). Factors associated with paranormal belief. Poster presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Gibson, C. (2010, April). Concurrent resurgence of nose poking in rats. Poster presented at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Kitchens, A. (2010, March & April). The benefits of secret confessions: An investigational study of the PostSecret phenomenon. Poster presented at the 9th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Livingston, T. (2010, March). The study of digit ratios as a predictor of cognitive ability. Paper presented at the 9th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

Love, M. (2010, March & April). Attachment as a predictor of depression in emerging adults. Poster presented at the 9th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Love, M., Carr, R, McRae, E., & Walker, E. (2010, March & April). Home chaos as a risk factor in children's development. Poster presented at the 9th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

McRae, E. & King, L. (2010, March & April). Texting in the classroom. Poster presented at the 9th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Montgomery, S. & O'Neal, J. (2010, March & April). Handedness and temperament. Poster presented at the 9th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Parramore, H. B. (2010, March & April). PostSecret and mental health. Poster presented at the 9th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA and at CSU Tower Day, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Quartarone, M. S. (2010, March). Placing a ceiling on feedback ratings and its effects on motivation. Poster presented at the 9th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA

(2009)

Briscoe, L., Donahue, S., & da Silva, S.P. (2009, April). Effects of variable-ratio and differential-reinforcement-of-low rate schedule history on fixed-interval performance. Poster presented at the 4th annual meeting of the Georgia Psychological Society, Macon State College, Macon, GA.

Facciolo, M,. & Richman, H. (2009, April). Constitutional psychology: Assessing William Sheldon's "Somatotypes". Paper presented at the 4th annual meeting of the Georgia Psychological Society, Macon State College, Macon, GA.

Farrington, C., & Gurkas, P. (2009, April). The power of cognition: Memory and aging. Poster presented at the 4th annual meeting of the Georgia Psychological Society, Macon State College, Macon, GA.

Gesselman, A. (2009, March). Sex differences in digit ratio (2D:4D) and numerosity perception. Paper presented at the 8th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA (2nd place award).

Groenewald, L. (2009, March). Physical activity and well-being. Poster presented at the 8th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

Harrison, A. & Barlow, J. (2009, March and April). The implications of high mate value on forgiveness. Poster presented at the 8th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, and the Georgia Psychological Society annual meeting, Macon, GA.

LaForge, L. & Phillips A. (2009, April). Reactions to incidents and forgiveness levels: A study of the effect of status on forgiveness levels. Poster presented at the Georgia Psychological Society annual meeting, Macon, GA.

Love, M., & Phillips, A. (2009, April). To leave or not to leave? How mate value influences reactions to infidelity. Poster presented at the 4th annual meeting of the Georgia Psychological Society, Macon State College, Macon, GA.

Meadows, J,. White, W., & da Silva, S.P. (2009, April). Concurrent resurgence of nose-poking in rats. Poster presented at the 4th annual meeting of the Georgia Psychological Society, Macon State College, Macon, GA.

Ruffin, S., & Thompson, T. & Gurkas, P. (2009, February). Chaos at home and childcare: Linking environment and social development. Poster presented at the CEPO Undergraduate Research Program of the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association's Conference, New Orleans, LA. and at the 8th Annual CSU Student Colloquium, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

Ruffin, S., Thompson, T., & Gurkas, P. (2009, April). Role of gender in assessments of social skills and behavior problems. Poster presented at the 4th annual meeting of the Georgia Psychological Society, Macon State College, Macon, GA.

Smith, A., Facciolo, M. & da Silva, S.P. (2009, April). Self-efficacy and procrasti-nation in college students. Poster presented at the 4th annual meeting of the Georgia Psychological Society, Macon State College, Macon, GA.

Taylor, V. & Phillips A. (2009, April). The influence of mate value on reactions to infidelity. Poster presented at the Georgia Psychological Society annual meeting, Macon, GA.

Walker, E. (2009, March). Internet as a social context for adolescent development. Poster presented at the Annual Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference. Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA and at the 8th Annual CSU Student Colloquium, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

Walker, E., & Gurkas, P. (2009, April). The net generation: Why and how the internet is appealing to today's adolescents. Paper presented at the 4th annual meeting of the Georgia Psychological Society, Macon State College, Macon, GA.

(2008)

Cummings, H., Bunn, J., Pate, K., & Richman, H. (2008). Constitutional Psychology: Fact or Fiction. Paper presented at the 7th CSU Student Colloquium, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Dowis, A. (2008, April). Risk-Behaviors: A cross-sectional study involving adolescents and emerging adults. Poster presented at the 7th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

Gesselman, A., & Demera, C. (2008, April). The effect of mate value on forgiveness. Poster presented at the 7th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

Hranek, C., & Smith, B. (2008, April). Eye of the beholder: How attractiveness affects the interpretation of an apology. Poster presented at the 7th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

Olson, A., & Gibbs, D. (2008, April). Self-esteem, relations with parents and identity development in emerging adulthood. Poster presented at the 7th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

Ross, J. (2008, April). Undergraduate students: Their intelligence, personality, and success. Poster presented at the 7th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

Thompson, T., & Ruffin, S. (2008, April). Social adjustment: Convergence of parent and teacher reports and observational measures. Poster presented at the 7th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

(2007)

Cummings, H., Hood, J. & Phillips, A. (2007, May). Video games: Aggression and forgiveness. Poster presented at the Georgia Psychological Association's annual meeting, Atlanta, GA., and at the 6th CSU Student Colloquium, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Vandel, L.G. (2007, April). Self-esteem and motivational self-control. Poster presented at the 6th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

Wright, A, & Richman, H. (2007). Values five years later. Paper presented at the CSU Student Colloquium, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA

(2005 / 06)

Brogdon, C., Webster, L., & Schmidt, M.S. (2006, April; 2005, May). Lateralization of function in numerosity perception? Paper presented at the 5th Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA (outstanding paper award) and at the 5th CSU Student Colloquium, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

Halford, F. & Richman, H. (2006). Influence of parental involvement on adult attitudes. Poster presented at the meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA), Atlanta, GA.

(2004)

McDonald, T. & Richman, H. (2004). Positive aspects of obsessive compulsive personality. Poster presented at the meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA), Atlanta, GA.

WarHawk, J., Garcia, J.A., & Schmidt, M.S. (2004, May & April). Numerousness discrimination by rats. Poster presented at the meeting of the Georgia Psychological Association, Hilton Head, SC. Paper presented at the 3rd Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, and at the 3rd CSU Student Colloquium, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

(2003)

Clark, T.L., Richman, H., & Schmidt, M.S. (2003). Media Exposure and Response to Aversive Stimuli. Poster presented at the 2003 meeting of the Southeastern Pschological Association (SEPA), New Orleans.

Encarnacion, D., Law, K., & Schmidt, M.S. (2003, April & March). Sex differences and menstrual phase in relation to memory and spatial abilities. Poster presented at the CEPO undergraduate poster session of the 49th annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA, and at the 2nd annual Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

Encarnacion, D., Law, K., & Schmidt, M.S. (2003, April). Sex differences and estrogen effects on memory and spatial ability. Paper presented at the 2nd annual Columbus State University Student Colloquium, Columbus, GA.

Griffin, T.R., & Schmidt, M.S. (2003, April). A computer-administered mental rotation test. Poster presented at the 2nd Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA (2nd place in poster competition).

Minton, A., & Schmidt, M.S. (2003, May & April). Sex differences in preferred age of mates. Poster presented at the meeting of the Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA (2nd place in undergraduate poster competition), and paper presented at the 2nd CSU Student Colloquium, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Peynado, S. & Schmidt, M.S. (2003, April). Prayer and optimism / pessimism. Poster presented at the 2nd Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA, and at the 2nd CSU Student Colloquium, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA.

Thomason, L.M., & Schmidt, M.S. (2003, April). Marital status and marital attitudes. Paper presented at the 2nd Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

(2002)

Clark, T.L., Cameron, J., & Richman, H. (2002). Personality and physiological response to positive and negative stimuli . Poster presented at the 25th Annual Psi Chi Convention of the Behavioral Sciences, University of Georgia, Athens.

Clark, T.L., & Richman, H. (2002). Media desensitization and response to graphic imagery . Poster presented at the March 2002 meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA), Orlando.

Encarnacion, D., Stahl-Bell, S., & Schmidt, M.S. (2002, April; 2001, April). To count or not to count. Paper presented at the 1st CSU Student Colloquium, Columbus State University, Columbus, GA. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA (1st place in undergraduate poster competition).

Stahl-Bell, S., & Schmidt, M.S. (2002, April). Reversal learning in rats. Paper presented at the 1st annual Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA.

Stahl-Bell, S., Cruz, T.L., Young, D., & Schmidt, M.S. (2002, April). Calorie restriction and working memory. Poster presented at the 1st Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference, Kennesaw State University, Kennesaw, GA (Honorable Mention in poster competition)

Stahl-Bell, S., Cruz, T.L., & Schmidt, M.S. (2002, March). Measuring working memory in rats with a touch-screen. Paper presented at the 25th Psi Chi Convention of the Behavioral Sciences, The University of Georgia, Athens, GA.

(2001)

Encarnacion, D., Stahl-Bell, S, & Schmidt, M.S. (2001, April). To count or not to count: That is the instruction. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Georgia Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

Grundy, M. & Richman, H. (2001). Gender Differences in Self Confidence. Poster presentation at the 2001 March meeting of the Southeastern Pschological Association (SEPA), Atlanta.

(1990s)

Brooks, M., & Schild, M. (1997, August). Contemporary Beliefs About Human Nature. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Brooks, M., Dugas, J. & Schild, M. (1996). Factors influencing weapon carrying among suburban middle school student. Read at American Psychological Association Convention, San Franciso, CA.

Barron, V., Haws, B., Mendez, V. & Dugas, J. (1993). Military attitudes towards women in combat. Read at American Psychological Association Convention, LosAngeles, CA. (Received national award from Psi Chi.)

Browning, S. & Dugas, J. (1993). Real vs. perceived selves: Do they match? Read at American Psychological Association Convention, LosAngeles, CA. (Received national award from Psi Chi.)

Anderson, J,, Lashley, D., McSwain, T., Touchberry, G. & Dugas, J. (1992). Individual differences in the perception of stranger vs. acquaintance rape. Read at the 16th Annual Psi Chi Convention, Athens, Georgia.

Knox, K., Dillard, P., Lewis, K. Dugas, J. & Centa, D. (1992). Backmasked messages: Can subjects identify their content? Read at the 16th Annual Psi Chi Convention, Athens, Georgia

Fickle, A., Campos, L., Rogers, K., Lewis-Scott, T., Ellis, L., & Dugas, J. (1992). Does the disciplinarian's knowledge of behavioral principles and the appearance of a child influence the rated effectiveness of various disciplinarian actions? Read at the 16th Annual Psi Chi Convention, Athens, Georgia.

Grover, C., Harrison, A., Jennings, S., Williams, L.. & Dugas, J. (1992). Predicting AIDS-related sexual behavior in military and non-military populations. Read at the 16th Annual Psi Chi Convention, Athens, Georgia.

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