- Linfield College
Department of Psychology

Student and Faculty Collaborative Research

Students are encouraged to work with faculty members on collaborative research projects. These research endeavors span a wide range of topics representing the different sub-disciplines of psychology. The quality of these projects is demonstrated by the fact that many of them have been presented at both regional and national conferences such as the Society for Research in Child Development, Western Psychological Association, the American Psychological Association, and the Association for Psychological Science. In addition, several of the student and faculty collaborative projects have resulted in peer-reviewed publications.

Listed below is a sampling of both conference presentations and peer-reviewed publications resulting from the recent research projects conducted by students and faculty in the psychology department.

*Student authors are indicated in bold.

Dunn, J., Ong, X.W., Horton, V., Carbajal, S., Vega, M., Tompkins, T., Linder, J., Livesay, K., & Kozak Williams, M.  (2018, May).  Effects of body shape on literal objectification: When ideal may be less than ideal.  Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
Faculty and students in front of poster presentation

Abeles, M., Reynolds, A., DeWeese, M., Geesey, M., Kozak Williams, M., Tompkins, T. L., &  Linder, J. R. (2017, May). Selfie-objectification: Does taking one’s own picture increase levels of state self-objectification among college females? Poster presented at the annual meetings of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.
Explaining poster content to attendees

Biglan, A., Kinney, S., Roberts, P., Ong, S., Albin, H., Johnson, E., &  Hudkin, C. (2017, October). Nurturing school environments through an evidence-based practiced intervention: PAX Good Behavior Game. Poster session presented at the Annual Conference & Meeting of Oregon Public Health Association, Corvallis, OR.

*This research was in collaboration with the Yamhill Community Care Organization, a local program that we have established a relationship with for student research and internship opportunities.
Two students with poster

Mathisen, R.J., & Weisberg, Y.J. (2017, May). Trait affiliation as a predictor of social goals and romantic relationship qualities. Poster presented at the 29th APS Annual Convention, Boston, MA.
student with poster

Shields, C., Becker, S. & Bakner, L. (2016, November).  Effects of early adolescent, mid-adolescent, or adult stress on morphine conditioned place preference. Poster presented at the 2016 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.
Students with poster

Lein, G. & Livesay, K. (2016). Using interactive 3D software to create manipulatable human figures for body perception research. Poster presented at the 46th Annual meeting of Society for Computers in Psychology. Boston, Massachusetts. 
Student with poster

Zestcott, C. A., Tompkins, T. L., Williams, M. K., Livesay, K., & Chan, K. L. (2017). What do you think about ink?: An examination of implicit and explicit attitudes toward tattooed individuals.   Journal of Social Psychology.

Filipski, A. L., Chan, K. L., Roberts, P., Tompkins, T. L., Kozak Williams, M. N., Zestcott, C.A., & Livesay, K.  (2015, May).  What do you think about ink?: Evidence of mixed associations between implicit and explicit attitudes toward tattooed individuals.  Poster presented at annual conference of the American Psychological Society, New York, NY.
Explaining a poster to attendees

Kozak Williams, M. N., & Smith, A. R. (2014, June). Objectification as a function of sexual orientation among women.  Poster presented at the bi-annual conference of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Portland, OR. 
faculty and student poster presentation

Tompkins, T. L., Shields, C. N., Hillman, K. M., & White, K. (2015). Reducing stigma toward the transgender community: An evaluation of a humanizing and perspective-taking intervention.  Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2, 34-42.

Tompkins, T. L., Livesay, K., Shields, C. N., Talbot, C. C., & Hillman, K. M. (2014, June). Evaluating a humanizing and perspective-taking intervention in reducing transprejudice. Poster presented at the 10th Biennial Convention of the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI).
students presenting

Creech, M., Scott, L., Livesay, K. & Bakner, L. (2013, November). The separate or concurrent effects of methylphenidate and alcohol on acquisition and retention of the morris water maze in adolescent rats. Poster presented at the 2013 Annual Meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.
students in front of poster

Tompkins, T. L. & Johnson, J. D. (2016). What Oregon psychologists think and know about prescriptive authority: Divided views and data-driven change. Journal of Applied Biobehavioral Research, 21, 126-161.

Johnson, J. D., Lucas, J. C., Hay, A. N., Murray, A. M., Dolson, R. A. & Tompkins, T. L. (2013, August). Oregon psychologists on prescriptive authority: Divided views and little knowledge. Poster presented at the meeting the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
students and faculty in front of poster