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NCC Psychology at Rall Symposium, 2014

A record 32 psychology students presented their research at this year's Rall Symposium held at North Central College. Congratulations!


 

NCC Psychology at APS, 2014

Kristen Soforic ('13) and Samantha Gleaves ('14) presented their paper entitled "Was I Treated Fairly? Factors Affecting Perceptions of Justice Following Employee Leave" at the Association for Psychological Science conference in San Francisco.


 

NCC Psychology at NCUR, 2014

Several of our majors presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, including Nancy Guzman (14) below

 


NCC Psychology at MPA Conference, 2014

Among the many highlights, Samantha Eby's ('14) presentation won the CUR top Psi Chi poster! NCC psychology students have won that award three of the last four years!

Samantha Eby, Kyle Bonesteel, and Dr. Maggie Gill presented their paper "Quantitative electroencephalography patterns in trauma-induced anxiety: An exploratory study."

 

More student researchers at MPA

Nancy Guzman ('14) presented her paper "An analysis of binge eating, cognitive restraint, and negative affect in college students" (Faculty advisor: Dr. Azarbad).

 

Kelly Flack ('14) presented her paper "Examining the correlation between eating behaviors and perception of meaning in life" (Faculty advisor: Dr. Azarbad).

 

Sabheen Mohsin ('14) presented her paper "The effects of bilingualism and attention on false memory" (Faculty advisor: Dr. VanHorn).

 

Sean Brady ('14) and Kayla Bartz ('14) presented their paper "Effects of valence and mood-congruence on false memory" (Faculty advisor: Dr. VanHorn).

 

Michelle DePasquale ('14) presented her paper "The effects of gender perceptions in regards to blame for military sexual abuse" (Faculty Advisor: Mary Jean Lynch).

 

Tara Savino ('14) presented her paper entitled "The Effectiveness of Motivational Techniques Combined with Conditioning and Endurance to Improve Youth Football Players' Performance." (Faculty Sponsor: Leila Azarbad)

 

Dorothy Pleas, NCC Director of Multicultural Affairs, Marlena Martinez, '15 Psychology, Dr. Nicole Rivera, and Ana Rivera, '14 Sociology, presented their research "Impact of a Summer Bridge Program on Social/Emotional Development."

 

Students enjoying Chicago at MPA

 

 

 


Neuroscience in Action Verandah

Ten North Central College students attended a symposium at The Neuroscience Center in Deerfield, IL. The Neuroscience Center works with patients with a variety psychiatric and neurological conditions (e.g., depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, and traumatic brain injury) and uses cutting edge techniques to diagnose and treat their patients (e.g., brain SPECT imaging, EEG, TMS, and neurofeedback).

 

 

Dr. Best explaining Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation

 

 


Dr Pavel explains brain spect — at The Neuroscience Center LLC.

 

 


 

"So you think you want to go to graduate school...Now what?"

Dr. Leila Azarbad recently gave a talk on this topic, and you can view her PowerPoint slides by clicking this link.

 

 


 

 

Previous pictures...

 

 

 

 

 

Welcome to Psychology at North Central College!

News

Congratulations!

To Alexa Darby ('95), who was honored by Elon University with the Periclean Award for Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility. Dr. Darby, an associate professor of psychology, has taught more than 30 sections of academic service-learning courses since joining Elon's faculty in 2005. Based on nomination letters from multiple faculty members, Darby's volunteer work and tireless commitment to elementary schools in low-income neighborhoods made her an ideal candidate for the 2014 Periclean Award for Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility. Darby serves as the academic coordinator for the Civic Engagement Scholars Program. She was the 2006-07 Service-Learning Faculty Scholar and the 2009-10 Service-Learning Research Scholar. Darby is the 12th recipient of the Periclean Award for Civic Engagement and Social Responsibility, which is given each year to a member of Elon's faculty or staff whose community service exemplifies the ideals of Project Pericles.

To Dr. Trish Schacht, who was granted tenure and promoted to associate professor.

To Dr. Karl Kelley, winner of the 2014 Dissinger Award for Senior Faculty for teaching and mentoring excellence. Well deserved!

 

Transitions

Welcome: To Dr. Margaret (Maggie) Gill, our new Assistant Professor of Neuroscience. Dr. Gill will be teaching the core courses that are part of our new minor in neuroscience. She received her Ph.D. in neuroscience from Kansas State University, and her B.A. from Luther College. We are very excited that Dr. Gill will join us in the fall.

Leaving: Sadly, Dr. Heather Coon is leaving us, as she says, "to join my mother in business. I'll be running an independent bookkeeping business in the great state of Maine, and looking to leverage my teaching background to work closely with clients to set up and run accounting software for their businesses." We will miss you!

Congratulations: To Dr. Nicole Rivera who was selected to fill our full-time, three-year position. Nicole has been an active member of the Department for five years.

 

Students

Publication:

Brady, Sean ('14), Baumgartner, Nicholas ('14), & Eby, Samantha ('14). (2013). Mood-congruent recall in autobiographically induced emotional states. Proceedings of the National Conference on Undergraduate Research 2013, 833-840.

 

Presentations:

Association for Psychological Science Conference (2014)

Soforic, Kristen ('13), & Gleaves, Samantha ('14). Was I Treated Fairly? Factors Affecting Perceptions of Justice Following Employee Leave. (Faculty Sponsor: Karl Kelley)

 

Midwestern Psychological Association Conference (2014)

Brady, Sean ('14). The Effects of Valence and Mood-Congruence on False Memory of Emotional Information. (Faculty Sponsor: Rocky VanHorn)

DePasquale, Michelle ('14). The Effects of Gender perceptions in Regards to Blame for Military Sexual Abuse. (Faculty Sponsor: Mary Jean Lynch)

Eby, Samantha ('14). Quantitative Electroencephalography Patterns in Trauma-Induced Anxiety: an Exploratory Study. (Faculty Sponsor: Maggie Gill)

  • winner of the Midwestern regional research award from Psi Chi!

Flack, Kelly ('14). Examining the Correlation Between Eating Behaviors and Perception of Meaning in Life. (Faculty Sponsor: Leila Azarbad)

Guzman, Nancy ('14). An Analysis of Binge Eating, Cognitive Restraint and Negative Affect in College Students. (Faculty Sponsor: Leila Azarbad)

Martinez, Marlena ('15). Impact of a Summer Bridge Program on Social/Emotional Development. (Faculty Sponsor: Nicole Rivera)

Mohsin, Sabheen ('14). The Effects of Bilingualism and Attention on False Memory. (Faculty Sponsor: Rocky VanHorn)

Savino, Tara ('14). The Effectiveness of Motivational Techniques Combined with Conditioning and Endurance to Improve Youth Football Players' Performance. (Faculty Sponsor: Leila Azarbad)

 

National Council of Undergraduate Research Conference (2014)

Bushman, Kirsten ('14). Prediction of Emotional Changes While Reading a Short Story. (Faculty Sponsor: Nicole Rivera)

Guzman, Nancy ('14). An Analysis of Binge Eating, Cognitive Restraint and Negative Affect in College Students. (Faculty Sponsor: Leila Azarbad)

Guzman, Nancy ('14). The Effects of Arousal and Disfluency on Confirmation Bias. (Faculty Sponsor: Rocky VanHorn)

Pavlopoulos, Katya ('14). Political Values Versus Mental Health Status: Identifying the More Salient Predictor of Favorability. (Faculty Sponsor: Leila Azarbad)

Pickett, Meghan ('15). Students versus Counselors: A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Prominent Stressors and Outreach. (Faculty Sponsor: Leila Azarbad)

 

Rall Symposium (2014)

Adamson, Jesse J. ('14). Have No Fear, the Dentist is Here: The Effect of Dental Anxiety on Oral Health Behavior. (Faculty Sponsor: Tom Sawyer)

Ansari, Armana ('14). The Relationship Between Obsessive-Compulsive Traits and Academic Performance Among Undergraduates. (Faculty Sponsor: Leila Azarbad)

Bushman, Kirsten ('14). Prediction of Emotional Changes While Reading a Short Story. (Faculty Sponsor: Nicole Rivera)

Clevenger, Breanna ('14), Lake, Caitlin ('15), Mellin, Emily ('14), & Stephens, Jaime ('15). Men’s and Women’s Perceptions of Passive and Physical Aggression. (Faculty Sponsor: Russ Webster)

Companiott, Lauren ('16), & Huizenga, Emily ('16). Family Matters: The Role of Family Communication in Friendship Quality and Student’s Ability to Cope with Stress During College. (Faculty Sponsor: Hillary Shulman)

Darby, Kari ('15). Chiaroscuro: An Investigation of Light, Darkness and Spatiality. (Faculty Sponsor: Jonathon Kirk)

DePasquale, Michelle ('14). The Effects of Gender perceptions in Regards to Blame for Military Sexual Abuse. (Faculty Sponsor: Mary Jean Lynch)

Eby, Samantha ('14). Quantitative Electroencephalography Patterns in Trauma-Induced Anxiety: an Exploratory Study. (Faculty Sponsor: Maggie Gill)

Garafalo, Gregory ('15), Orrison, Kedryn ('15), Heldt, Margaret ('15), Wunderlich, John ('15), & Shumaker, Larynn ('15). Impact of Wearing the Gyro™ Helmet Insert on Behavioral Changes, Incidence of and Severity of Concussion in Collegiate Football Players. (Faculty Sponsor: Kendall Selsky)

Gleaves, Samantha ('14). Was I Treated Fairly? Factors Affecting Perceptions of Justice Following Employee Leave. (Faculty Sponsor: Karl Kelley)

Guzman, Nancy ('14). The Effects of Arousal and Disfluency on Confirmation Bias. (Faculty Sponsor: Rocky VanHorn)

Henderson, Amanda ('14). High School Students’ Expectations of Violence
in Response to a School Resource Officer Program.
(Faculty Sponsor: Leila Azarbad)

Hilton, Ian ('15), & Brady, Sean ('14). The Effects of Survival Processing and Attention on Memory. (Faculty Sponsor: Rocky VanHorn)

Martinez, Marlena ('15), & Rivera, Ana ('14). Impact of a Summer Bridge Program on Social/Emotional Development. (Faculty Sponsor: Nicole Rivera)

Martos, Alexandra ('14). Constructing National Identity: Adult Third-Culture Kids From the Larger Geneva, Switzerland Area. (Faculty Sponsor: Jack Shindler)

Mohsin, Sabheen ('14). The Effects of Bilingualism and Attention on False Memory. (Faculty Sponsor: Rocky VanHorn)

Noonan, Patrick ('15). The Influence of Ethnicity and Depressive Symptoms on Dieting Behaviors and Binge Eating in Undergraduate Students. (Faculty Sponsor: Leila Azarbad)

Pavlopoulos, Katya ('14). Political Values Versus Mental Health Status: Identifying the More Salient Predictor of Favorability. (Faculty Sponsor: Leila Azarbad)

Pickett, Meghan ('15). Students versus Counselors: A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Prominent Stressors and Outreach. (Faculty Sponsor: Leila Azarbad)

Rogers, Cullen ('14). Fear of the New "Elf King": A Study of the Role Cultural Fear-Inducers and Literary Ambiguity in Goethe's "Der Erlkonig." (Faculty Sponsor: Mary Jean Lynch)

Savino, Tara ('14). The Effectiveness of Motivational Techniques Combined with Conditioning and Endurance to Improve Youth Football Players' Performance. (Faculty Sponsor: Leila Azarbad)

Schermerhorn, Jennifer ('14), & Kolar, Lauren ('15). Exploring the Connections Between Early Visitation and Youth Volunteering at a Children’s Museum. (Faculty Sponsor: Nicole Rivera)

Walters, Alyssa ('14), & Kerr, Carolyn ('15). Stories Matter: Implications of Using a Literature Review for the Teaching of Decision-Making and Goal Setting
in Health Education.
(Faculty Sponsor: Tammy Wynard)

Wright, Allie ('15), Andalina, Joey ('15), Drace, Jennifer ('15), & Hollingsworth, Emily ('14). The Influence of Personal Belief Structure on Anxiety Response. (Faculty Sponsor: Mary Jean Lynch)

 

 

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