Annual Poster Session

Each year in mid-April, the Department of Psychological Science holds a poster session in which undergraduate and graduate students present their research. The event is open to students of all majors who have completed or partially completed any behavioral science research project in which they took an active role. Such projects include independent research conducted under faculty supervision, collaborative work done with a professor, honors theses, master’s theses, and independent research that fulfilled a course assignment. Students can present finalized projects, preliminary data, or predicted results. The event is informal with a friendly atmosphere, and tasty snacks are served. The next poster session will be held Thursday, April 16, 2015 in the World Languages and Cultures Lab, NQ 160.

Why should you participate?

  • Graduate School admissions committees and potential employers are impressed when an applicant has presented his or her work at an annual departmental conference
  • You can get experience with the final step in the research process: communicating your results and conclusions to others
  • You can exchange research ideas with other students and faculty
  • You can have your work recognized by faculty and peers
  • You can help educate other students about research being conducted at Ball State

Register by April 2, 2015 so that we can print name tags and certificates and so that all projects will be included in the program. The instruction booklet includes a registration form.

Contact the program organizer: Dr. Kerri Pickel.

2014 Program

Undergraduate Honors Theses

Samara Candreva Refinement of the construct of relationship esteem

Heather Daly & Gabrielle Andrick Psychophysiological responses to isolated musical chord progressions

Audrey Perdew Gender bias in the Rosenberg Self-esteem Scale

Shelbie Sullivan Perceptions of interparental conflict and romantic partner conflict: Young adults’ safe sex communication with romantic partners

Independent Project

Chloe Brattain Evaluating human demographics and attitudes towards sexual orientation

Class Projects

Sarah Agnew, Katie Luken, & Aaron Graves The relationship between hooking up and body image, psychopathology, and love attitudes

Hannah Agresti, Noelle Collins, Savannah Hecht, Karsyn Mohler, George Rohlen, & Brock Sumner Factors affecting helping behavior: Implications of the female appearance, time of day, and gender stereotypes

Najah Allen, Courtney Cromas, Amy Dieter, & Emelia Long The relationship between mood, guilt, frequency of sexual behaviors, and condom use

Taylor Back, Stephanie Kuhn, & Teddy Dawson Body image and sexual relations

Nicole Baldwin, Alex Harvey, Miranda Kolde, Ayrten Petersen, Claire Riley, & Kaylee Wilson Perceptions of job candidates in the hiring process

Dori Barkho, Courtney Delaney, Bailey Gordon, Kristen Myers, Stesha Oliver, & Stephanie Spencer Evaluations of persuasive messages

Michael Bender, Emiley Day, & Meganne Wheeler Predicting intentions to cram

Daniel Carpenter, Brianna Green, & Michelle Shanklin Assessment of pornography use and the relationship between romantic relationships, personality, and sexual esteem

Joanna Chatham, Dustin Hurlock, Jake Massoth, & Reggie Moore Regular exercise and the Theory of Planned Behavior

Sarah Cohen, Abigayle Devendorf, Sara Ganter, Jacob Noss, Rachael Schrader, & Jacob Sperry The Tumblr effect: Superwholock’s Fan-plifier

Kari Douglas, James-Richard Johnson, & Caroline R. Rouse Predicting phone usage using the Theory of Planned Behavior

Isaac Eckert, Jacob Hauck, & Waleed Ma’arouf Sexual self-concept: Relationships with religiosity, pornography consumption, and relationship status

Sara Hanley, Heather Herring, Kaitlyn Birdwell, & Jane Witmer The relationship of sexual assertiveness, masturbation, attractiveness, and relationship status to faking orgasms

Danielle Parker, Victoria Akin, Alaina Schwartz, Sarah Heimann, Raven Jones, & Laura Komenda Perceptions of job applicants

Rachel Workman, Allie Northquist, & Tori O’Keefe Predicting dieting behaviors using the Theory of Planned Behavior

DeeAnna Woroszylo, Jamison Koch, & Shaylie Martin Impact of personality on friends with benefits relationships

Student-Faculty Collaborations

Cameron J. Davidson, Kathleen A. Stanko, Madison L. Shorts, Karsyn N. Mohler, Kelcey L. Hall, & Michael J. Tagler The Theory of Planned Behavior and sleep time consistency

Audrey Perdew, Dana Burgan, Hanna Hlebasko, Ethan Dahl, & Thomas Holtgraves Well I’d be failing too if I partied that often: Politeness results and underestimating probabilities

Linh Littleford, Kao Lee Yang, Victor J. Figuereo, & Taylor D. Back European/White American students’ perceptions of instructors teaching about White privilege

Master’s Theses

Katy Dunlap One and done: Predicting paper towel use using a reasoned action model

Alex Nyquist An investigation of the construct validity of selected adaptively administered MMPI-2 substantive scales

Aditi Suryanarayan Drawing inferences and reasoning

Department of Psychological Science
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Muncie, IN 47306

Phone: 765-285-1690
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