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Midwestern Psychological Association Convention, 2015


Allie Wright (shown), Jennifer , and Emily Hollingsworth.  The Influence of Belief Structure on Experienced Anxiety.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Mary Jean Lynch)

 

Milena Gotra.  Dieting is Stressful!  An Investigation of the Relationship Between Dieting Methods and Stress Levels in College Students.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

 

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

 

Morgan Miller (‘16), Alexis Ramos (‘15), Allison Deckinga (’15), Ashley Miller (‘16).  The Effects of Hunger on Recall:  Hunger and Memory of Food Stimuli.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Mary Jean Lynch)

 


National Council of Undergraduate Research Conference, 2015

Elizabeth Hoffman ('15) with President Troy Hammond. Anxiety and Religosity: How Scriptures Influence State Anxiety. (Faculty Sponsor: Leila Azarbad)

 

Molly Reese (‘15).  The Relationship Between Social Rhythm and Quality of Life in Individuals Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

 

Kayla Brooks ('15) and Seth Gierhart ('16). Evaluating Student Responses to the Aquatic Ecosystem Field Trip. (Faculty Sponsor: Nicole Rivera)

 

Marissa Post ('17). Using Experience Sampling Method (ESM) to Assess Cognitive and Affective Engagement of Youth Volunteers at a Children's Museum. (Faculty Sponsor: Nicole Rivera)

 


Rall Symposium, 2015

Meghan Pickett (’15).  Stress and Outreach Programming:   A Qualitative Comparison of Scottish vs. American Undergraduates and Counselors.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

 

Catherine John (’15) and Madison Cromwell (’17).  Impact of Differential Rearing on Set-Shifting Ability.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Margaret Gill)

 

Marissa Post ('17). Using Experience Sampling Method (ESM) to Assess Cognitive and Affective Engagement of Youth Volunteers at a Children's Museum. (Faculty Sponsor: Nicole Rivera)

 

Elizabeth Hoffman (‘15).  Anxiety and Religiosity:  How Scriptures Influence State Anxiety.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

 

Megan Schomaker (’15).  A Relapse Prevention Program for Patients Suffering from Anorexia Nervosa.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

 

Caitlin Farmer (‘16).  An Analysis of the Relationship Between Dieting Methods and Binge Eating in College Students.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

 

Alexa Nelson (’16) and Sydney Paquin (’16).  Time Perception.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Daniel VanHorn)

 

Morgan Miller, (‘16), Alexis Ramos (‘15), Allison Deckinga (’15), and Ashley Miller (‘16).  The Effects of Hunger on Recall:  Hunger and Memory of Food Stimuli.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Mary Jean Lynch)

 

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Olivia Lopez (‘15).  Attitudes Towards American English Speakers with Accents.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Daniel VanHorn)

 

Molly Reese (‘15).  The Relationship Between Social Rhythm and Quality of Life in Individuals Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

 

...Deckinga, Allison (’15).  Selfie, Selfie on the Facebook Wall:  Who Has the Highest Self-Esteem of All?  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

Jones, Julia (‘15).  Perceptual Fairness of Women in Power.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Karl Kelley)

Alexis Marsh.  Parent-Adolescent Relationships and Adolescent Self-Esteem in Northern Ireland.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Patricia Schacht)

 

Emilia Knapczynski (’16) and Katherine Fermin (‘15).  Justice Stories:  A Qualitative Crystallization Technique.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Karl Kelley)

 

Kaitlyn Brown (’15).  Effects of Religiosity on Perceptions of Eating Disorder Etiology and Treatment.  Faculty Sponsor: Leila Azarbad)

Meghan Pickett (’15).  Stress and Outreach Programming:   A Qualitative Comparison of Scottish vs. American Undergraduates and Counselors.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

 

Kayla Bartz (’15).  Superhuman, Is It In You? A Study on Resiliency.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Karl Kelley)

Margaret Fraser (‘15).  Music, Stress, and Resilience.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Karl Kelley)


Society for Neuroscience, 2014

Catherine John (’15) and Madison Cromwell (’17).  Impact of Differential Rearing on Set-Shifting Ability.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Margaret Gill)

 


 

"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.

 

 


 

 

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Welcome to Psychology at North Central College!

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Welcome: To Dr. Alexis Chambers, our new Assistant Professor of Psychology. She received her M.A. and Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Notre Dame, and her B.S. from Ball State University . Alexis studies memory consolidation and how sleep and emotional states affect that process. We are very excited that Dr. Chambers will join us this fall.

Congratulations: To Leila Azarbad for receiving tenure and her promotion to Associate Professor!

Congratulations: To Rocky VanHorn for receiving tenure and his promotion to Associate Professor!

Congratulations: To Tom Sawyer for his retirement after 37 tremendous years at North Central!

 

Students

Presentations:

Associated Colleges of Chicago Area Conference (2015)

Bartz, Kayla (’15).  Superhuman, Is It In You? A Study on Resiliency.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Karl Kelley)

Jones, Julia (‘15).  Perceptual Fairness of Women in Power.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Karl Kelley)

Knapczynski, Emilia (’16), Fermin, Katherine (‘15).  Justice Stories:  A Qualitative Crystallization Technique.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Karl Kelley)

Midwestern Psychological Association Conference (2015)

Farmer, Caitlin ().  An Analysis of the Relationship Between Dieting Methods and Binge Eating in College Students.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

Gotra, Milena ().  Dieting is Stressful!  An Investigation of the Relationship Between Dieting Methods and Stress Levels in College Students.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

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

Hoffman, Elizabeth ().  Anxiety and Religiosity:  How Scriptures Influence State Anxiety.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

Pickett, Meghan (’15).  A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Stress and Outreach Programming Among American and Scottish Undergraduates and University Counselors.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

Miller, Morgan (‘16), Ramos, Alexis (‘15), Deckinga, Allison (’15), Miller, Ashley (‘16).  The Effects of Hunger on Recall:  Hunger and Memory of Food Stimuli.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Mary Jean Lynch)

Reese, Molly (‘15).  The Relationship Between Social Rhythm and Quality of Life in Individuals Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

Wright, Allison ().  The Influence of Belief Structure on Experienced Anxiety.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Mary Jean Lynch)

National Council of Undergraduate Research Conference (2015)

Brooks, Kayla (‘15 ).  Evaluating Middle-schoolers’ Reaction to the Morton Arboretum’s Informal Learning Program & Observing and Analyzing Middle –schoolers’ Reactions to the Morton Arboretum’s Informal Learning Program.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Nicole Rivera)

Drace Schneider, Jennifer ().  The Influence of Belief Structure on Experienced Anxiety.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Mary Jean Lynch)

Fraser, Margaret (‘15).  Music, Stress, and Resilience.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Karl Kelley)

Gierhart, Seth (‘16).  Evaluating Middle-schoolers’ Reaction to the Morton Arboretum’s Informal Learning Program & Observing and Analyzing Middle –schoolers’ Reactions to the Morton Arboretum’s Informal Learning Program.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Nicole Rivera)

Hoffman, Elizabeth ('15).  Anxiety and Religiosity:  How Scriptures Influence State Anxiety.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

Hollingsworth, Emily ().  The Influence of Belief Structure on Experienced Anxiety.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Mary Jean Lynch)

Lopez, Olivia (‘15).  Attitudes Towards American English Speakers with Accents.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Daniel VanHorn)

Marsh, Alexis ().  Parent-Adolescent Relationships and Adolescent Self-Esteem in Northern Ireland.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Patricia Schacht)

Pickett, Meghan (’15).  A Cross-Cultural Investigation of Stress and Outreach Programming Among American and Scottish Undergraduates and University Counselors.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

* Also published in the NCUR Proceedings

Post, Marissa (‘17).  Using Experience Sampling Method (ESM) to Assess Cognitive and Affective Engagement of Youth Volunteers at a Children’s Museum.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Nicole Rivera)

Reese, Molly (‘15).  The Relationship Between Social Rhythm and Quality of Life in Individuals Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

Wright, Allison ().  The Influence of Belief Structure on Experienced Anxiety.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Mary Jean Lynch)

RALL Symposium Poster Presentations (2015)

Brooks, Kayla (’15), Gierhart, Seth (‘16).  Evaluating Middle-schoolers’ Reaction to the Morton Arboretum’s Informal Learning Program.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Nicole Rivera)

Farmer, Caitlin (‘16).  An Analysis of the Relationship Between Dieting Methods and Binge Eating in College Students.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

Hoffman, Elizabeth (‘15).  Anxiety and Religiosity:  How Scriptures Influence State Anxiety.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

John, Catherine (’15), Cromwell, Madison (’17).  Impact of Differential Rearing on Set-Shifting Ability.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Margaret Gill)

Lopez, Olivia (‘15).  Attitudes Towards American English Speakers with Accents.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Daniel VanHorn)

Miller, Morgan (‘16), Ramos, Alexis (‘15), Deckinga, Allison (’15), Miller, Ashley (‘16).  The Effects of Hunger on Recall:  Hunger and Memory of Food Stimuli.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Mary Jean Lynch)

Nelson, Alexa (’16), Paquin, Sydney (’16).  Time Perception.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Daniel VanHorn)

Post, Marissa (‘17).  Using Experience Sampling Method (ESM) to Assess Cognitive and Affective Engagement of Youth Volunteers at a Children’s Museum.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Nicole Rivera)

Reese, Molly (‘15).  The Relationship Between Social Rhythm and Quality of Life in Individuals Diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

Schomaker, Megan (’15).  A Relapse Prevention Program for Patients Suffering from Anorexia Nervosa.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

RALL Symposium Oral Presentations (2015)

Bartz, Kayla (’15).  Superhuman, Is It In You? A Study on Resiliency.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Karl Kelley)

Brown, Kaitlyn (’15).  Effects of Religiosity on Perceptions of Eating Disorder Etiology and Treatment.  Faculty Sponsor: Leila Azarbad)

Deckinga, Allison (’15).  Selfie, Selfie on the Facebook Wall:  Who Has the Highest Self-Esteem of All?  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

Fraser, Margaret (‘15).  Music, Stress, and Resilience.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Karl Kelley)

Jones, Julia (‘15).  Perceptual Fairness of Women in Power.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Karl Kelley)

Knapczynski, Emilia (’16), Fermin, Katherine (‘15).  Justice Stories:  A Qualitative Crystallization Technique.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Karl Kelley)

Pickett, Meghan (’15).  Stress and Outreach Programming:   A Qualitative Comparison of Scottish vs. American Undergraduates and Counselors.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Leila Azarbad)

Society for Neuroscience (2014)

John, Catherine (’15), Cromwell, Madison (’17).  Impact of Differential Rearing on Set-Shifting Ability.  (Faculty Sponsor:  Margaret Gill)

 

 

 

 

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