College of Liberal Arts and Sciences
Department of Psychology

Student Research

Student Research 2012

Dr. Bob Dale's Lab

Murat Event

Dr. Neil Bohannon's Lab

Lineweaver Lab
Dr. Tara Lineweaver's Lab

Joel Martins Lab

Dr. Joel Martin's Lab

Kate Morris Lab

Dr. Kate Morris' Lab

Bob Padgetts Lab

Dr. Bob Padgett's Lab

Giesler Lab

Dr. Giesler's Lab

Hege Cognition Lab

Dr. Mandy Gingerich's Lab

Participation in research is a key component of our curriculum. Each faculty member conducts research in one or more specialized areas within psychology. Students benefit from participating in faculty research groups in several ways. They have the opportunity to apply the concepts, theories, and ideas learned in the classroom. They also learn how to think like psychologists and learn how scientific research is conducted. No amount of reading about psychology or listening to instructors can replace the experience of conducting research in behavioral science.

We encourage students to become involved in research projects with several professors during their undergraduate years. Students participate in the planning, execution, presentation, and publication of the research. They typically start with Directed Research, PS396, followed by Independent Study, PS496. Some students complete an Honors Thesis, PS499, a year-long research project for which a proposal is required at the end of the junior year. They routinely make presentations at national meetings such as the annual convention of the American Psychological Society. Students also present their work at undergraduate research conferences, such as the Butler Undergraduate Research Conference and the Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference. Student research projects may receive financial support from departmental sources and from the CHASE Program, which funds honors theses, student travel to national conferences. Students may also apply to participate in the American Psychological Association Summer Science Institute and the National Science Foundations Research Experience for Undergraduates program.

Below is a list of recent collaborative, student/faculty publications and conference presentations (the names of current and former students are presented in bold):

2012

Adams, K., Cole, H., Giesler, R. B., Kaiser, E., Moss, N.  (2012, May).  Achieving healthy eating goals:  When commitment helps and harms.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago.

Anderson, C., DiVito, D., Gingerich, A., Weichert, S. (2012, May).  False memory in the DRM paradigm:  A comparison of synesthetes and non-synesthetic.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago.

Atkinson, D., Bohannon, J. N., Leider, M. (2012, May).  Emotion yields isolated tunnel memory, but collaborative IMAX.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago.

Bable, R., Bohannon, J. N., Fisher, C. (2012, May).  Flashbulb memories of sexual versus emotional infidelity in men and women.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago.

Chen, X., O'Malley, A., Thompson, C., Toomey, E. (2012, May).  A brief mindfulness intervention mitigates adverse reactions to negative feedback.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago. 

Denton, A., Bergamini, T., Bullard, J., Gingerich, M., Krueger, L., Shepherd, H., Wright, W. (2012, May).  Often wrong, but never in doubt:  The effects of mood on reality monitoring.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago. 

Erb, E., Brownson, C., Giesler, R. B., Kaiser, E., Kelleher, J., Weber, G., Wheaton, J. (2012, May). Why being spiritual means being healthy:  The mediating role of self-regulatory ability.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago.

Geanon, C., Lineweaver, T., Stephan, Y. (2012, May).  Keep an open mind:  Openness to experience influences aging and memory beliefs.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago.

Hamamouche, K., Bohannon, J. N., Jennings, L.  (2012, May).  Tylenol enhances memory during social rejection.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago. 

Hernandez, M., Lineweaver, T., McLaughlin, A. (2012, May).  Are you positive?  Older adults show emotionality effect in attention and memory.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago.

Jennings, E., Bohannon, J. N., Hamamouche, K. (2012, May).  Coming out memories:  Arousal and recount.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago.

Lange, A., Bohannon, J. N., Bohmer, E., Leider, M., Modesti, A., Puga, R.  (2012, May).  Glucose-induced inhibition during autobiographical recall of remote memories.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago. 

Leider, M., Bohannon, J. N., Sauer, K. (2012, May).  Gaps in memories:  Evidence of a hippocampal refractory period.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago. 

Lucas, C., O'Malley, A. (2012, May). Emergence.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago.

Miller, M., Gingerich, M., Good, E., Waggenspack, L., Wallace, A. (2012, May)  Conversations with couples:  Source memory and confidence with romantic couples.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago.

Mion, A., Lineweaver, T., Sapp, A. (2012, May).  Use of shortcuts and pragmatic devices in :) and :( texts.  Poster presented APS, Chicago. 

Mion, A., Lineweaver, T., Sapp, A. (2012, May).  Can you hear (read) me now?  Voicemail and text emotionality and memorability.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago.

Pajkos, S., Bohannon, J. N., (2012, May).  Adaptive memory:  Arousal is not required.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago.

Rice, J., Bohannon, J. N., Vaclavik, D. (2012, May).  Where were you at the end?  Flashbulb memories of the death of Osama Bin Ladin.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago.

Rodenkirch, S., Giesler, R. B., Kelleher, J., Maraldo, T. (2012, May).  Does homophobia involve self-disgust?  Poster presented at APS, Chicago. 

Sauer, K., Bohannon, J. N., Vaclavik, D. (2012, May).  Marriage proposals:  Do happy personal memories last?  Poster presented at APS, Chicago.

Summers, K., Allen, A., Lineweaver, T. (2012, May).  Can you span?  Working memory capacity affects frequency and valence of mind-wandering.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago. 

Summers, K., Allen, A., Lineweaver, T. (2012, May).  Oh where, oh where has my little mind gone?  Mood and mind-wandering.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago. 

True, S., Kercood, S., Lineweaver, T., Morgan, E. (2012, May).  Working memory and distractibility in team-sports and individual-sports athletes.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago. 

Vaclavik, D., Bohannon, J. N., Modesti, A., Sauer, K. (2012, May).  The effects of arousal on divorce memories.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago.

 Wilkinson, A., Gingerich, M., Higginbotham, L., Lindgren, S. (2012, May).  Mood does not affect retrieval of answers to general knowledge questions.  Poster presented at APS, Chicago.

2008 Publications/Presentations
2007 Publications/Presentations
2006 Publications/Presentations
2005 Publications/Presentations
2004 Publications/Presentations
2003 Publications/Presentations

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