Thursday, February 27, 2020

Psychology Graduate Students' Research Blitz

The Graduate Student Liaison Committee (GSLC) hosted a "Research Blitz" event on Thursday, February 13. Seven graduate students presented their research findings to peers and to a general psychology audience, each in a 5-minute "Blitz", followed by short Q & A discussions.

Lexi Schermer, psychology graduate student and current president of the GSLC, and Rachel Goeller, associate director of graduate studies, came up with the idea to facilitate a forum where the incredible research across all psychology areas in the department can be shared.

Watch the presentations of these graduate students in the video playlist below:
  • Max (Hui) Bai, Social Psychology
    “Prejudice Predict Support for Politicians Based on Politician’s Ideology More Than Politician’s Demographic Background”
  • Scott Blain, Personality, Individual Differences, and Behavior Genetics
    “Affiliation on the Brain: Neural Correlates of Social Cognition and Prosociality”
  • Zhenan Shao, Cognitive and Brain Sciences
    “Effect of Stimulus Category in the Temporal Window of Crowding”
  • Joshua Braverman, Social Psychology
    “The Role of Dispositions and Attitudes in Predicting Intentions to Enroll in Service Learning Course”
  • Casey Giordano, Industrial/Organizational Psychology
    “A neglected aspect of the reproducibility crisis: Factor analytic Monte Carlo studies”
  • Erin Standen, Social Psychology
    “When does health feedback help, and when does it sting? Psychological reactions to” feedback from calorie- or activity-tracking mobile apps.”
  • Stephanie Zellers, Personality, Individual Differences, and Behavior Genetics
    “Change in the Etiology of Nicotine, Alcohol, and Marijuana Use from Age 14 to 41: A Longitudinal Twin Study”