Psychology Student Research Conference

Psychology Fall Virtual Research Conference

4:00 to 5:10pm Thursday, December 10th

If you would like to join the Zoom meeting, please email Laura Shneidman at las@plu.edu

Please make sure you have updated to the latest version of zoom (Zoom 5.3.0 or later) in order to navigate between breakout sessions during the conference.

Schedule of Events

4:00-4:15pm

Opening remarks, Dr. Grahe, chair of the department

4:15-5:10pm

Concurrent sessions in Zoom breakout rooms

Zoom Room 1 (Chair, Dr. Taylor)

4:15pm – The Health Benefits of Students Adopting Animals Out of Shelters Grant Proposal, Brian Castleton*

4:25pm – Analyzing Changes in Family-Oriented Markers of Adulthood over Time, Saige Ballard**

4:35pm – The Impact of Family and Media on Developing Eating Disorders in Adolescents, McKensi Holm & Lilieth Hall-McWilliams*

4:45pm – How Trust Predicts Health-Protective Behaviors During the COVID-19 Pandemic, Kailee “Kay” Akers & Noah Collell**

4:55pm – How did “Staying Informed” Predict Anxiety and Feelings of Hopelessness Early in the COVID-19 Pandemic, Jessica Fagan**

* Capstone project    ** PSYC 242 project    *** Severtson project

Zoom Room 2 (Chair, Dr. Grahe)

4:15pm – Non-Pharmaceutical Interventions for Alzheimer’s Disease: A Home Care Approach, Andrea Deal*

4:25pm – Assessing the Relationships between Mental Health, Behavior,
Perceived Social Isolation, and Knowledge of the COVID-19 Pandemic, Darcy Erwin & Sarah Koenig*

4:35pm – Effects of Negative Facial Expressions on Mood and Memory, Alexes Cowan*

4:45pm – Student Athletes Fighting Against Poor Mental Health, Shanelle Lum*

4:55pm – Assessing Same-Sex Sexual Assault Cases, Dexter E. Finn & Alicia McGee-Burleson*

* Capstone project    ** PSYC 242 project    *** Severtson project

Zoom Room 3 (Chair, Dr. Cook)

4:15pm – Individual Differences and the Effect of Contexts in Optimal Stopping Problems, Stella Wang*

4:25pm – Examining the Conditional Effects of Racial Framing on Public Policy Support: Racial Attitudes, Just World Beliefs, and the COVID-19 Pandemic, Farhang Hesami*

4:35pm – Examining Predictive Value of Measures of Adulthood in Interpretation of Adults Living Arrangements, Dannie Vashchenko & Duvan Vaca-Trujillo**

4:45pm – Directionality Effects and Exceptions in Learning Phonological Alternations, Stella Wang***

4:55pm – American Attitudes and Actions on COVID-19 as the Pandemic Progressed; A Look into Perceived Risk and Health-Protective Behaviors, Iliana Benitez & Mia Solorio**

* Capstone project    ** PSYC 242 project    *** Severtson project

Zoom Room 4 (Chair, Dr. Ceynar)

4:15pm – Navigating the pandemic with your child’s temperament in mind: A guide for parents, Ashley Choi*

4:25pm – Predicted Health Protective Behaviors from Demographics and Perceived Risk, Olivia De Leon**

4:35pm – Anxiety Levels in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic: Behavioral Changes, Family Structure, and Political Affiliation, Breanne Tarrant and Elsa Yeomans*

4:45pm – The Efficacy of Animal-Assisted Therapy for Treatment of PTSD in Veterans, Travis Suggs*

* Capstone project    ** PSYC 242 project    *** Severtson project