Summer Research, 2014

Students and faculty collaborated this summer on a number of research projects...


and students shared their results with others through posters.


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.





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Welcome to Psychology at North Central College!





Welcome: To Dr. Elise J. Percy, our new Assistant Professor of Psychology. She received her Ph.D. in from Indiana University, and her B.A. from Simpson College. We are very excited that Dr. Percy has joined us this fall.





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