Psychology (BA)

Psychology student research: Our students are highly productive!

One of the major foundations of Psychology is research.  There is a constant search for why it is that individuals (humand non-humans) think and act the way that they do.  Knowing the importance of research, both undergraduate and graduate students are highly encouraged to conduct their own research projects.  The end product of a number of those projects have resulted in presentations beyond Washburn University, at regional and international conferences.  Here is a list of our student's most recent research:


Publications:

  • Blair-Gomez, C. (2013). The biological basis of parent-infant attachment: foundations and implications for future development. Informes Psicológicos, 13(1), 23-40.
  • Chelsea Bartell was a contributing author to the edited book Social Skills Assessment Through Games: The New Best Practice.
  • Schneider, B. W., & Turk, C. L. (in press). Examining the controversy surrounding social skills in social anxiety disorder: The state of the literature. In J. W. Weeks (Ed.), The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of social anxiety disorder. Wiley-Blackwell.
  • Schneider, B. W., & Turk, C. L. (2013). Suicide Prevention in Kansas. Southwestern Psychological Association Newsletter, 6, 3.

 

Presentations:

  • Atteberry, D. (2013). Will it hit me or will I hit it?  Perception of collision as a function of motion and modality. Poster presented at the Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting. Toronto, Canada.
  • Barry, P. (2014). Social influence principles as applied to mailed materials from televangelist Peter Popoff. Poster presentation at the Great Plains Students' Psychology Convention, Rockhurst University, MO.
  • Bechard, S., & Provorse, D. (2013). The runner's profile: Exercise dependence and social support. A poster presented at the International Conference on Sport and Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Gentry, S. (2013). Auditory versus visual perception of gap size at the microscale level. Poster presented at the Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting. Toronto, Canada.
  • Glennemeier, D. L., & Turk, C. L. (2013). Differences between individuals high and low in social anxiety regarding language use within intimate relationships. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapist, Nashville, TN.
  • Hanson, H., Seymour, A. & Costlow, D. (2014). The effect of professor academic rank on student success. Poster presentation at the Great Plains Students' Psychology Convention, Rockhurst University, MO.
  • Huzarevich, J. & Walter, M. (2014). Beliefs in classic conspiracies and real conspiratorial politics: Are they different? Poster presentation at the Great Plains Students' Psychology Convention, Rockhurst University, MO.
  • Kiker-Beury, C., Sauceda, N., & Cates, C. (2014). Preliminary results from a multi-method assessment of the Safe Zone Program. Poster presentation at the Great Plains Students' Psychology Convention, Rockhurst University, MO. 1st place award.
  • LaGrange-Kermer, S., & Turk, C. L. (2013). What doesn't kill you makes you kinder: Posttraumatic growth and prosocial behavior. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapist, Nashville, TN.
  • Moser, J. C., Glover, J. G., & Turk, C. L. (2013). Social anxiety: Barrier to Alcoholics Anonymous participation and sobriety. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapist, Nashville, TN.
  • Reeves, C. L., Turk, C. L., & Provorse, D. (2013). Experiential avoidance and mindfulness among marathon runners. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapist, Nashville, TN.
  • Robinett, C. (2014). The effects of mentorship on job satisfaction.  Oral presentation at the Great Plains Students' Psychology Convention, Rockhurst University, MO. 1st place award.
  • Rose, K. & Sauceda, N. (2014.) The impact of seat selection on academic and non-academic learning. Poster presentation at the Great Plains Students' Psychology Convention, Rockhurst University, MO. 2nd place award.
  • Schneider, B. W., & Turk, C. L. (2013). Alternative wordings for social anxiety measures to better assess sexual minority individuals. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapist, Nashville, TN.
  • Smalley, R. (2014). Behavioral addiction: Compulsive use of mobile phones. Poster presentation at the Great Plains Students' Psychology Convention, Rockhurst University, MO.

Finally, our students are encouraged to complete a thesis (Honor's thesis for undergraduate students and Master's thesis for our graduate students).  The following links contain the list (year of publication, title, author) of theses completed by our amazing students!

Copies of the actual theses can be found in the Psychology department (Henderson, room 211).