Students are encouraged to conduct either independent research or to collaborate with faculty members. As you will see from the listing below, students are involved in conducting investigations into everything from eating disorders to the effects of cocaine on learning in rats. The quality of these projects is demonstrated by the fact that many of them have been presented at conferences such as the Society for Research in Child Development, Western Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the American Psychological Society.
In collaboration with or supervised by Professor Linder
Linder, J. R., & Anderson, E. (2012). The short-term effects of viewing relationally aggressive media on hostile cognitions in emerging adult women. Poster presented at the Biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Adolescence, Vancouver, BC.
Linder, J. R., Loepp, L., & Abraibesh, N. (2010). Television and online social networking in college women: Associations with peer aggression, romantic aggression, and normative beliefs. Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Western Psychological Association, Cancun, Mexico.
In collaboration with or supervised by Professor Tompkins:
Ordoubadi, F., Tompkins, T. L., & Hillman, K. (2012). Reducing stigma toward the transgender community: An evaluation of a humanizing and perspective-taking intervention. Poster presented at the Biennial meetings of the Society for Research in Adolescence, Vancouver, BC and at the Linfield College Science and Student Collaborative Research and Creative Projects Symposia.
Dolson, R. A., Tompkins, E., & Tompkins, T. L. (2012). Internal and external factors associated with illicit prescription drug use in college students. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL and at the Linfield College Science & Student Collaborative Research and Creative Projects Symposia.
With Professor Livesay:
Livesay, K., Stokholm, A. & Therson, V. (2010). Gender differences in language use on Facebook. Paper presented at the 40th Annual Meeting of the Society for Computers in Psychology, St. Louis, Missouri.
Livesay, K. & Miller, B. (2009). Does emotion matter? The influence of congruency on event memory. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
Under the supervision of or in collaboration with Professor Bakner:
Logan, R., Olson, M.E., & Bakner, L. (2009). Cocaine suppresses social facilitation of operant responding in Sprague-Dawley rats. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
Buck, H.M., Bakner, L., & Zerizef, C.L. (2008). One compartment versus two: Training variables that attenuate cocaine-induced CPP in rats. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
With Professor Gilden:
Tappon, S.C., Wilson, V.B., Gilden, E.R., & Mitchell, S.H. (2012). Effects of nicotine abstinence and external distracters on cognitive functioning. Abstract presented at the Society for Research on Nicotine & Tobacco.