Research for 2008-2009

Honors Theses

  • Collette Fisher - Dissemination of services for autism spectrum disorders in Minnesota: a rural versus urban comparison.
  • Sarah Schwarzkopf - Emotion, gender and college professors: do angry professors make the grade?
  • Michaela Engdahl - Ego threat and implicit egotism.
  • Samantha Heintzelman - The relational self-concept as a moderator between perceived social support and outcome variables.
  • Makenzie Wright - A comparison of cross-sex friendships at residentially single sex and co-educational universities.

Student Presentations of Scholarly and Creative Work

   Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference Presentations

  • Paper Presentations
  1. Relational Self-Concept as a Moderator between Perceived Social Support and Outcome Variables. Samantha J. Heintzelman
  2. Assisting Doctor-Patient Communication to Improve Adherence to Medical Decisions: The Work of the Knowledge and Encounter Research Unit. Stephanie Majka
  3. Emotion, Gender and College Professors: Do Angry Professors Make the Grade? Sarah Schwarzkopf
  • Poster Presentations
  1. The Effects of Distraction on Concentration. Laura Althoff, Katrina Reker, and Katie Vogel
  2. To Hire or Not to Hire: Internal and External. Kaitlin M. Andreasen, Kristina A. DeMuth, and Alison M. Gresback
  3. Chewing Gum and Memory Retention. Timothy Backes, Brianne Boardman, and Amanda Phan
  4. Cognitive Mindsets in a College Sample. Leigh Bartholomew
  5. The Personality Profile of Vice President Joe Biden. Jaclynn Beier, Katie Carlson, Melinda Dugas, Lindsey Holm, and Brianna Ricci
  6. Self-esteem as it Relates to Optimism and Shyness among College Students. Lauren Brandes and Anna Weber
  7. Gender Differences in Motivation for Physical Activity. Katie Brown and Logan Thomson
  8. Self Theories and the Transition to College. Martin Christianson, Kate Knight, Lacey Heggem, Jennifer Mike, Karen Sorensen, Casey Theis, and Caroline Wolden
  9. Stereotype Threat Related to Spatial Memory. Laura Connelly and Annemieke Lagerwaard
  10. Happiness Related to Alcohol Priming. Elliot Elm, Michael Pederson, and Chase Burtis
  11. Personality Profile of Dick Cheney. Carl Haefemeyer
  12. The Relationship of Shyness with Self-Esteem and Sensation Seeking. Anna Kalmi
  13. The Relationship of Self-Esteem and Neuroticism to Relationship Status. Katherine Kenefick
  14. Reaction Times and Media Violence. Jodi Kerfeld and Paul Johnson
  15. Gender Differences in Sensation-Seeking and its Relationship with Self-Esteem. Alyssa Kubesh
  16. Gender Differences in Self-Esteem and Optimism. Nicholas Latterell and Laura Sienko
  17. Relationship of Sensation Seeking to Optimism and Self-Esteem in Females. Katie Merkley
  18. Personality Profile of President Barack Obama: Leadership Implications. Sarah Moore and Angela Rodgers
  19. The Relationship of Optimism to Shyness and Self-Esteem. Hannah Nelson
  20. Gender Stereotypes: Task Instructions' Effect on Tenacity. Andrew M. Obritsch, Laura E. Bloch, and Rachel M. Vanderheyden
  21. Comparison of Sensation Seeking to Gender and Shyness. JD O'Connell
  22. Self-esteem as Related to Gender and Optimism in Young Adults. Lauren Pehler
  23. The Relationship of Self-Esteem to Optimism and Sensation Seeking. Jessica Saemrow and Jillian Daleiden
  24. College Students' Self-esteem and its Relation to Shyness, Sensation Seeking, and G.P.A. Katelynn Sobraske and Madeline North
  25. Optimism's and Self-Esteem's Relationship with Procrastination. Sydney Solberg
  26. The Personality Profile of Vice Presidential Candidate Sarah Palin. David Wutchiett, Becky Klein, Katherine Mandelin, Andrea Schiebe, and Sean Wold

Scholarship and Creativity Day Presentations

  • Oral Presentations
  1. Dissemination of services for autism spectrum disorders in Minnesota: a rural versus urban comparison. Collette Fischer (Dr. Rebecca Pohlig, Psychology).
  2. Emotion, gender and college professors: do angry professors make the grade? Sarah Schwarzkopf (Dr. Laura Sinville, Psychology).
  3. Michaela Engdahl (Dr. Pamela Bacon, Psychology). Ego threat and implicit egotism. Michaela Engdahl (Dr. Pamela Bacon, Psychology).
  4. The relational self-concept as a moderator between perceived social support and outcome variables. Samantha Heintzelman (Dr. Pamela L. Bacon, Psychology).
  5. A comparison of cross-sex friendships at residentially single sex and co-educational universities. Makenzie Wright (Dr. Steven P. Stelzner, Psychology).
  • Poster Presentations
  1. Distraction effects on concentration. Laura Althoff, Katrina Reker, and Katie Vogel (Dr. Linda Tennison, Psychology).
  2. Memory retention and chewing gum. Timothy Backes, Brianne Boardman, and Amanda Phan (Dr. Linda Tennison, Psychology).
  3. Cognitive mindsets in a college sample. Leigh Bartholomew (Dr. Laura Sinville, Psychology).
  4. The Personality Profile of Vice President Joe Biden. Jaclynn Beier, Katie Carlson, Lindsey Holm, and David Wutchiett (Dr. Aubrey Immelman, Psychology).
  5. Gender differences in motivation for physical activity. Katie C. Brown (Dr. Rodger Narloch, Psychology).
  6. To be seen or not to be seen: is it more than just the resume? Kristina Demuth, Kaitlin Andreasen, and Alison Gresback (Dr. Linda Tennison, Psychology).
  7. Alcohol priming study. Elliott Elm, Chase Burtis, and Michael Pederson (Dr. Linda Tennison, Psychology)
  8. The relationship of self-esteem and neuroticism to relationship status. Katherine A. Kenefick (Dr. Rodger Narloch, Psychology)
  9. Memory recall and media violence. Jodi Kerfeld and Paul Johnson (Dr. Linda Tennison, Psychology)
  10. The personality profile of vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. Becky Klein, Katherine Mandelin, Angela Rodgers, Andrea Schiebe, and Sean Wold (Dr. Aubrey Immelman, Psychology).
  11. Gender Differences in Self-Esteem and Optimism. Nicholas Latterell and Laura Sienko (Dr. Rodger Narloch, Psychology)
  12. Personality profile of President Barack Obama: leadership implications. Sarah E. Moore and Angela M. Rodgers (Dr. Aubrey Immelman, Psychology).
  13. Task instructions' effect on tenacity. Andrew M. Obritsch, Laura E. Bloch, and Rachel M. Vanderheyden (Dr. Linda Tennison, Psychology).
  14. The inter-relationships of self-esteem, procrastination, and optimism. Amanda L. Peters (Dr. Rodger Narloch, Psychology).
  15. The Relationship of Self-Esteem to Optimism and Sensation Seeking. Jessica Saemrow and Jillian Daleiden (Dr. Rodger Narloch, Psychology)
  16. The effects of cell phone use on academic achievement. Alec Shern (Dr. Richard Wielkiewicz, Psychology).
  17. Optimism and self-esteem's relationship with procrastination. Sydney Solberg (Dr. Rodger Narloch, Psychology)

Other Student Presentations

  1. "Dissemination of services for autism spectrum disorders in Minnesota: a rural versus urban comparison." By Collette Fischer. Honors thesis on dissemination of autism spectrum disorder services to be presented at the annual meeting of the Autism Society of Minnesota on June 15.
  2. "The relational self-concept as a moderator between perceived social support and outcome variables." By Samantha Heintzelman. Presented at the Minnesota Psychological Association's annual conference (invited poster-Paterson Award winner)
  3. "Who is John McCain?" by Amy Marschall, St. Cloud Times, Oct. 15, 2008, p. 7B.
  4. "Who is Barack Obama?" by Sarah Moore, St. Cloud Times, Oct. 15, 2008, p. 7B.
  5. "The Personality Profile of President Barack Obama: Leadership Implications." Research poster presented by Sarah Moore and Angela Rodgers at the 6th annual Minnesota Private Colleges Scholars at the Capitol event, Feb. 19, 2009, State Capitol rotunda, St. Paul, Minn.

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