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Psychology Department

Student Research and Other Opportunities

Students Interested in Research Experience



Gaining a solid understanding and experience in conducting psychological research is an essential element of our program. The psychology faculty are actively engaged in various research activities and encourage student collaboration. We advise students to consult with faculty members about their current projects and interests in order to find an appropriate match.


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The psychology department frequently recruits students to participate in research opportunities. If you have been invited to participate, please click here to register.



Student - Faculty Collaborative Scholarship



(*student coauthors printed in bold-face)


Kreiger, T. C., Fadden, D. L., Rosbrook, K. Y. & Specht, S. M. (2014). Death and sports:
Neglected components of contemporary measures of nostalgia. Poster presented at the
Eastern Psychological Association. Boston, MA.
 
Lundquist, A.R., Lefebvre, E.J., & Garramone, S.J. (2014). Smartphones: Fulfilling the need
for immediacy in everyday life, but at what cost? Article published in the
International Journal of Humanities and Social Sciences, 4, 80-89.
 
Lundquist, A. R., Lefebvre, E.J., & Garramone, S.J. (2014). Smartphones: Fulfilling the need for immediacy in everyday life, but at what cost? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the
Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
 
Lindsey, A., Corelli, M., Vomer, M. & Massey, A. (2013). A psychophysical method for the
measurement of contrast sensitivity in tiger salamanders. Poster presented at the Association of
Psychological Sciences Conference. Washington, DC.
 
Lundquist, A. R., & Garramone, S.J. (2013). Call me, text me, e-mail me…wherever I am!
Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southern Humanities Council,
Savannah, Georgia.
 
Yanowitz, J.L., Broedel, M., & Yanowitz, K.L. (2011). Perceptions of courtship pursuit as a
function of age. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Conference,
Washington, D.C.
 
Specht, S. M. & Wilkinson, T. N. (2010). The role of “nostalgia” in perception of artwork. Poster
presented at the 21th Annual Convention of the Association of Psychological Science. Boston,
MA.
 
Wadas, M. J., Scalise, A. M. & Lindsey, A. E. (2010). Psychophysical measurement of visual
Behavior in the aquatic-phase tiger salamander. Poster presented at the 21th Annual Convention
of the Association of Psychological Science. Boston, MA.
 
Specht, S. M. & VanDewerker, E. N. (2008). The influence of artists' statements on perceptions of
artwork. Poster presented at the 20th Congress of the International Association of Empirical
Aesthetics. Chicago, IL.
 
Lindsey, A., Abdul-Salaam, O. Z., & Danilowicz, R. (2007). Behavioral Contrast Sensitivity
Functions in the Neotenic Tiger Salamander [Abstract]. Investigative Ophthalmology & Visual
Science
, 48, E-Abstract 1301. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Association for
Research in Vision and Opthalmology. Ft. Lauderdale, FL.
 
Specht, S. M., Owens, G. W. & Lundquist, A. R. (2007). Experimentally-induced "color-blindeness"
and perception of artwork. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Convention of the Association of
Psychological Science. Washington, DC.
 
Specht, S. M. & Freeman, S. L. (2006). Histaminergic antagonists appear to shift water intake
patterns in humans. Poster presented at the18th Annual Convention of the Association of
Psychological Science. New York, NY.
 
Specht, S. M. & Poczatek, J. E. (2005). Successive contrast effects for judgments of abstraction in
artwork. Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association. Boston, MA.
 
Specht, S. M. & Cook, M. J. (2004). Kandinsky and “the Blues”: Chromatic associations with varying
shapes. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association.
Chicago, IL.
 
Ginsberg, P.E. & Gekonge, M. (2004). MTV, technology, the secular trend, and HIV/AIDS:
Why African parents need to learn about adolescent development. Dialectical Anthropology, 28,
353-364.
 
Alibegic, R. & Ginsberg, P. (2004). Can ethnic identity predict preference for magazine images in
Bosnian adolescents. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association. Washington, DC.
 
Lundquist, A. R. & Asher, E. (2004). Self-determination predicts better coping with academic success
impediments in college. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological
Society. Chicago, IL.
 
Lundquist, A. R. & Curtis, M. (2004). Effectiveness of on-line versus traditional study material in an
Introductory Psychology course. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the American
Psychological Society. Chicago, IL.
 
Ginsberg, P. E. & Lemire, D. (2003). Identity formation in Bosnian adolescent refugees. Poster
presented at the Eastern Psychological Association. Baltimore, MD.
 
Ginsberg, P.E. & Gekonge, M. (2003). MTV, the secular trend, and HIV/AIDS: Why African parents
want to learn about adolescent development. Paper presented at the New York African Studies
Association. Ithaca, NY.
 
Specht, S. M., Alberico, K. F., Maher, J. D. and Mastrangelo, L. E. (2003). Immediate and delayed
taste contrast in younger and older adults. Paper presented at the 25th Annual Meeting of the
Association for Chemoreception Sciences, Sarasota, FL.
 
Bauer, L. & Fragetta, C. J. (2002). Memory distortions in the courtroom: Putting memory on trial.
In R. W. Flint, Jr. (Ed.), Forget It? Sources, Theories, and Mechanisms of Alterations in
Mnemonic Function
(pp. 51-78). North Chelmsford, MA: Erudition.
 
Foll, C. (2001). The influence of word relevence and multimodal presentation on recall. Poster
presented at the Eastern Psychological Association. Washington, DC.

Specht, S. M., Markiewicz, G. J. & Nardilillo, K. D. (2001). Successive taste contrast in humans
using common foodstuffs as gustatory stimuli. Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological
Association, Washington, DC.
 
Waterman, J. (2001). Effects of the media on the perception of current and ideal body image. Poster
presented at the Eastern Psychological Association. Washington, DC.
 
Martin, P. (2000). The relationship of locus of control to health and coping strategies during midterms.
Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association. Baltimore, MD.