Psychology

Conference Presentations

2013-2014

  • Elizabeth Peichel, Alyssa Finnesgard, Natalie Vasilj, & Dr. Rodger Narloch (March 2014) - The Relationship between Beliefs about Knowledge and Beliefs about Identity in Late Adolescence (Presented at the Society for Research in Adolescence Conference, Austin, TX)
  • Taylor R. Ramler & Dr. Linda Tennison (April 2014) - Mindfulness and the College Transition: The Efficacy of a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Intervention in Fostering Adjustment among First-Year Students (Presented at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference, St. Paul, MN)
  • Taylor R. Ramler & Dr. Linda Tennison (May 2014) - Mindfulness and the College Transition: The Efficacy of a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Intervention in Fostering Adjustment among First-Year Students (Presented at the Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA)
  • Rose Gangl & Dr. Ben Faber (May 2014) - Using the World as a Stage to Benefit Refugees (Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL)
  • Amanda Nusbaum & Dr. Ben Faber (May 2014) - The Jury Process: Racial Bias, Extraversion, Leadership, and Moral Reasoning (Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL)
  • Lindsay Tholen & Dr. Ben Faber (May 2014) - (Im)Personally Meaningful: Individual Differences that Affect Details of Memories (Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL)

2012-2013

2011-2012

2010-2011

National Conference for Undergraduate Research
Paper Presentations
  • Ellen Dehmer - Gender Differences in Text Message Communication Content.
  • Katie Brown - Proportional Representation of Women and Perceptions of Leadership Roles.
Poster Presentations
  • Megan Peterson - What Makes a Good Doctor?: The Personal Qualities that Relate to Patient Satisfaction.
  • Katherine Kenefick - Body dissatisfaction, the thin-ideal, and social judgment.
  • Kristina DeMuth - Identifying the characteristics of eating disorders not otherwise specified in a community sample.
  • Kaitlin Andreasen - Just Another Dumb Blonde? A Cross-Cultural Study of Implicit Hair Color Biases and Ambivalent Sexism.
  • Pierce Edmiston - Variable Influences of Executive Functioning on Utilitarian Judgment Formation.
American Dietetic Association
  • Kristina DeMuth - Identifying the characteristics of eating disorders not otherwise specified in a community sample.

2009-2010

2008-2009

Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference
Paper Presentations
  • Samantha J. Heintzelman - Relational Self-Concept as a Moderator between Perceived Social Support and Outcome Variables.
  • Stephanie Majka - Assisting Doctor-Patient Communication to Improve Adherence to Medical Decisions: The Work of the Knowledge and Encounter Research Unit.
  • Sarah Schwarzkopf - Emotion, Gender and College Professors: Do Angry Professors Make the Grade?
Poster Presentations
  • Laura Althoff, Katrina Reker, and Katie Vogel - The Effects of Distraction on Concentration.
  • Kaitl in Andreasen, Kristina DeMuth, Alison Gresback - to Hire or Not to Hire: Internal and External.
  • Timothy Backes, Brianne Boardman, and Amanda Phan - Chewing Gum and Memory Retention.
  • Leigh Bartholomew - Cognitive Mindsets in a College Sample.
  • Jaclynn Beier, Katie Carlson, Melinda Dugas, Lindsey Holm, and Brianna Ricci - The Personality Profile of Vice President Joe Biden.
  • Lauren Brandes and Anna Weber - Self-Esteem as it Relates to Optimism and Shyness Among College Students.
  • Katie Brown and Logan Thomson - Gender Differences in Motivation for Physical Activity.
  • Martin Christianson, Kate Knight, Lacey Heggem, Jennifer Mike, Karen Sorensen, Casey Theis, and Caroline Wolden - Self Theories and the Transition to College.
  • Laura Connelly and Annemieke Lagerwaard - Stereotype Threat Related to Spatial Memory.
  • Elliot Elm, Michael Pederson, and Chase Burtis - Happiness Related to Alcohol Priming.
  • Carl Haefemeyer - Personality Profile of Dick Cheney.
  • Anna Kalmi - The Relationship of Shyness with Self-Esteem and Sensation Seeking.
  • Katherine Kenefick - The Relationship of Self-Esteem and Neuroticism to Relationship Status.
  • Jodi Kerfled and Paul Johnson - Reaction Times and Media Violence.
  • Alyssa Kubesh - Gender Differences in Sensation-Seeking and its Relationship with Self-Esteem.
  • Nicholas Latterell and Laura Sienko - Gender Differences in Self-Esteem and Optimism.
  • Katie Merkley - Relationship of Sensation-Seeking to Optimism and Self-Esteem in Females.
  • Sarah Moore and Angela Rodgers - Personality Profile of President Barack Obama: Leadership Implications.
  • Hannah Nelson - The Relationship of Optimism to Shyness and Self-Esteem.
  • Andrew Obritsch, Laura Bloch, and Rachel Vanderheyden - Gender Stereotypes: Task Instructions' Effect on Tenacity.
  • JD O'Connell - Comparison of Sensation-Seeking to Gender and Shyness.
  • Laura Pehler - Self-Esteem as Related to Gender and Optimism in Young Adults.
  • Jessica Saemrow and Jillian Daleiden - The Relationship of Self-Esteem to Optimism and Sensation Seeking.
  • Katelynn Sobraske and Madeline North - College Students' Self-Esteem and its Relation to Shyness, Sensation-Seeking, and GPA.
  • Sydney Solberg - Optimism's and Self-Esteem's Relationship with Procrastination.
  • David Wutchiett, Becky Klein, Katherine Madelin, Andrea Schiebe, and Sean Wold - The Personality Profile of Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin.
Minnesota Psychological Association Annual Conference
  • Samantha Heintzelman - The relational self-concept as a moderator between perceived social support and outcome variables.
Annual Meeting of the Autism Society of Minnesota
  • Collette Fischer - Dissemination of services for autism spectrum disorders in Minnesota: a rural versus urban comparison.
Minnesota Private Colleges Scholars
  • Sarah Moore - The Personality Profile of President Barack Obama: Leadership Implications.

2004-2005

Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference
Poster Presentations
  • Laura Arch - Self-Esteem and Its Relationship with Optimism, Public Self-Consciousness, and Locus of Control
  • Kari Flathers - The Efffect of Attractiveness on Perceptions of Couples
  • Jenna Kay - Correlating Self-Esteem with Rumination and Shyness
  • Sarah Peplinski - Relationships between Shyness, Rumination, and Low Self-Esteem
  • Amy Vannurden - Does College Students' Self-Esteem Relate to Their Optimism, Shyness, and Gender?
  • Dragana Vidovic - Zone of Proximal Development, Definition and its Application
  • Nicholas Zarns - The Impact of Self-Esteem and Gedner on Persistence
  • Patrick Boerner and Michele Mattso - My Name is Pat and I Like Pringles: Investigating the Name-Letter Effect in Relation to Product Liking
  • Anna Broadbent, Alison Freundschuh, and Angela Seide - Music's Effect on Memory Based on Level of Extraversion
  • Sarah Ahlfs, Connie Hoskins, Chelsea Randall, Katherine Robidea - Downward Comparison as a Function of Gender and Self-Concept
  • Michelle Flicker and Laura Krause - The Effect of Evaluation Apprehension on Participants' Ratings of Physical Attractiveness
National Conference for Undergraduate Research
Poster Presentations
  • Stephanie Ebner
  • Andrea Kaiser Johnson
Oral Presentations
  • Michaela Fettig
Emerging Adulthood Conference
Poster Presentation
  • Michaela Fettig

2003-2004

Student Research Colloquium, St. Cloud State University
  • Sara Pflueger
American Men's Studies Association
  • Matthew Syzdek

2001-2002

Convention of the American Psychological Society 
  • Amanda Creed, Jamie Thielman, Emma Esser - Self-Concept Clarity and Self-Complexity as Components of Identity Status.
  • Breehan Carreon - Consistency of Students' Views of Developmental Issues During a Developmental Psychology Course.
National Conference of Undergraduate Research
  • Amanda Creed - Intrinsic and Extrinsic Religious Orientation and its Relation to the Identity Statuses.
  • Emma Esser - College Students' Perceived Personality Change as a Result of Study Abroad Participation.
  • Jamie Thielman - Committed Relationships: Identity, Self-Complexity, and Self-Concept Clarity.

1999-2000

Student Research Colloquium, St. Cloud State University
  • Jason Bartos - The political personality of Patrick J. Buchanan.
Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference
  • Jason Bartos - The political personality of Reform Party Patrick J. Buchanan.
Contact the Psychology Department
College of Saint Benedict
Saint John’s University

Dr. Robert Kachelski
Chair, Psychology Department
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320-363-5573