Students Share Research at Professional Conference
Denison psychology students and faculty present the results of their research at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) and affiliate organizations in Chicago.
At the MPA conference Dr. Gina Dow and Charlie-Mabel Savoy presented, “Kindergarten Readiness Predicted by Type of Care and Family Income.” Also, Sarah Droder and Dr. Robert Weis presented, “Detecting Malingering among Students Seeking Accommodations for Dyslexia.”
At the Society for Teaching of Psychology affiliate meeting, Dr. Erin Henshaw presented, “Understanding Healthcare Systems and Health Behaviors through an In-class Simulation Activity.”
At the Psi Chi undergraduate affiliate meeting, Hope Cherubini, Anna Stone, Andrew Kopco, and Marcos Arnett presented, “Effects of Mindfulness and Gratitude Interventions on Short-Term Anxiety.” Also, Maria Ciminillo, Zoe Loitz, and Gabriella Nutter presented Female Visual Cues and their Influence on Attribution of Blame.”
MPA is a division of the American Psychological Association and is the oldest and largest regional conference in psychology. It holds its annual meeting in Chicago each Spring. This year’s meet was April 11-13, 2019. Approximately 2000 faculty and graduate students present at the conference. MPA also hosts meetings for affiliate organizations including the Psi Chi national honor society for psychology. More than 800 undergraduate students presented in the Psi Chi portion of the conference. Denison student’s participation in the conference was supported by funding from the Lisska Center for Scholarly Engagement.