Psychology - Previous Student Research

2015

Student Scholar Days

Brandon Gallegos
“Trypophobia: The Fear of Holes.” Paper
Faculty Advisor: Nate Pipitone

Emily Wright, Nick Spencer, and Ashlee Welsh
“Stereotype Threat and Distance in Interracial Contexts: A Replication Study.” Paper
Faculty Advisor: Kim Kelso

Jerrica Cherry
“Success of the PALS After School Program.” Poster
Faculty Advisor: Leslie Alvarez

Tara Grebert and Elizabeth Marino
“The Effects of Student Status and Self-Efficacy on Academic Mastery Goals.” Poster
Faculty Advisor: Robert Demski

Dariana Roybal and Jennifer Maez
“The Effects of Gender and Ethnicity on Attitudes towards Women’s Social Roles.” Poster
Faculty Advisor: Robert Demski

Rocky Mountain Psychological Association:

Jonathan Gears , Savannah Smith, and Robert Demski
“The Effects of Sports Participation and Personality on Loneliness.” Poster

Elizabeth Marino, Tara Grebert, and Robert Demski
“The Effect of Student Status and Self-Efficacy on Academic Mastery Goal Orientation.” Poster

Jeff Elison, Stephanie Hilwig, Benjamin Waddell, and Justine Brydges
“Gender Socialization Predicts Sex Differences in Socially Desirable Responding and Shame-Coping.” Paper

Emily Wright, Nicholas Spencer, Ashlee Welsh, and Kim Kelso
“Stereotype Threat and Distance in Interracial Contexts: A Replication Study.” Paper

Dariana Roybal, Jennifer Maez, and Robert Demski
“The Effects of Gender and Ethnicity on Attitudes towards Women’s Social Roles.” Poster

Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Society

Brandon Gallegos, Roy Nathan Pipitone, and Haley N. Lanier-Pratt
9th NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Boston, MA: “Physiological Changes when Viewing Trypophobic Images: Irrational or Adaptive?” Paper presentation

2014

Student Scholar Days

Emily Wright
Paper presentation: "Anakin Skywalker's Path to the Dark Side: Freudian Style."
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kim Kelso

Tylar Martinez, Kellylynn Zuni, Megan Tapia
Paper Presentation: "Detecting the Snake in the Grass: A Replication Study"
Faculty Advisors: Dr. Leslie Alvarez and Dr. Nate Pipitone

2013

Student Scholar Days

Olivia Deherrera
Paper presentation: "Bella and Freud - Twilight: New Moon - Theoretical Psychoanalytic Perspective."
Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kim Kelso


Tucker Jones
Paper presentation: “Coping with Rejection-Induced Emotions and Shame”
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Jeff Elison


Anna Chavez

Paper presentation: "Student Parents - Personal and Academic Factors of College Success"
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Leslie Cramblet Alvarez

2012

Student Scholar Days

Tucker Jones
Paper presentation: “Validity Testing of the Compass of Shame Scale: Differences between Rejection and Fear.”
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Jeff Elison


Jennifer Cliff
Paper presentation: "Parenting Style: How Does it Relate to Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation?"
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Leslie Alvarez

2011

Student Scholar Days

Anna Comar
Paper presentation: "Signing Your Life Away: Who Reads Consent Forms?" Faculty Adviser: Dr. Leslie Alvarez

Association for Psychological Science

Douglas Colman
Poster presentation: "Facebook, Video, and Face-To-Face: Does Mode of Introduction Affect First Impressions?"
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Leslie Alvarez

2010

Student Scholar Days

Cathi Lucero Connell and Solange Zanetti
Paper presentation: "Impact of a Public Announcement on Intention to Stop Texting While Driving."
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Rob Demski

Douglas Colman
Paper presentation: "Internet or Face-to-Face: Does Mode of Introduction Affect the Quality of First Impression?"
Faculty Adviser: Dr. Leslie Alvarez