Eighteen University Students Present Research at Psychological Association

03/21/14

Eighteen University of Scranton psychology students presented 10 different research projects at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting, which was held in Boston, March 13 to March 16. The students collaborated with five University of Scranton professors in preparation for the poster presentations.

Faculty members working with the students were Thomas P. Hogan, Ph.D., distinguished professor of psychology; Christine P. Karpiak, Ph.D., professor of psychology; Jessica M. Nolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology; John C. Norcross, Ph.D., distinguished professor of psychology; and Patrick T. Orr, Ph.D., assistant professor in psychology. Dr. Hogan noted that although University students typically present at this conference each year, this year’s contingent of students is larger than most years.

A list of student presenters and their topics follow.

Senior Dominic P. Andrews, Poughkeepsie, N.Y., presented “Knowledge Is Power: Longevity Information Encourages Recycling Behavior” in collaboration with Dr. Norcross.

Senior Samantha Ciappa, Toms River, N.J., presented “Psychometric Comparison of Simple Arithmetic Versus Math Concepts Tests for College Students” in collaboration with Dr. Hogan. She also presented “Associations Between Gender Role and Body Esteem in Modern Women and Men” and “Religious Commitment and Importance of Appearance in University Women and Men” in collaboration with Dr. Karpiak.

Senior Leah M. Davidovich, Hazelton, presented “Psychometric Comparison of Simple Arithmetic Versus Math Concepts Tests for College Students” in collaboration with Dr. Hogan.

Senior Jessica Echeverry, Kernersville, N.C., presented “Tests Used in School Psychology Research: Changes Over Ten Years” in collaboration with Dr. Hogan.

Senior Elizabeth M. Fagotti, Pittston, presented “Psychometric Analysis of 3-Option versus 5-Option Multiple-Choice Items for Verbal Content” in collaboration with Dr. Hogan.

Senior Alison C. Flood, Bayonne, N.J., presented “Psychometric Analysis of 3-Option versus 5-Option Multiple-Choice Items for Verbal Content” in collaboration with Dr. Hogan.

Freshman Pai-Chen Hsueh, Scranton, presented “Psychometric Analysis of 3-Option versus 5-Option Multiple-Choice Items for Verbal Content” in collaboration with Dr. Hogan.

Senior William E. Krieger, Elysburg, presented “Psychometric Comparison of Simple Arithmetic Versus Math Concepts Tests for College Students” in collaboration with Dr. Hogan.

Freshman Christine E. Lowe, Teaneck, N.J. presented “Working Memory Errors and Variation in Inner Speech” in collaboration with Dr. Orr.

Senior Elizabeth McCabe, Broomall, presented “Tests Used in School Psychology Research: Changes Over Ten Years” in collaboration with Dr. Hogan.

Senior Jaclyn M. Musum, Summit, N.J., presented “Psychometric Comparison of Simple Arithmetic Versus Math Concepts Tests for College Students” in collaboration with Dr. Hogan.

Senior Jaclyn J. Pardee, Centerport, N.Y., presented “Regression Patterns in Autistic Children and Change Early in ABA Therapy” in collaboration with Dr. Karpiak.

Senior Darren Scott Rivera, Scranton, presented “Associations Between Gender Role and Body Esteem in Modern Women and Men,” in collaboration with Dr. Karpiak.

Senior Nicole Marie Ruppe, Philadelphia, presented “Psychometric Comparison of Simple Arithmetic Versus Math Concepts Tests for College Students” in collaboration with Dr. Hogan.

Senior Katerina Strategis, Fort Lee, N.J., presented “Associations Between Gender Role and Body Esteem in Modern Women and Men” in collaboration with Dr. Karpiak; “Staying on Track: Formal Tracks and Concentrations in APA-Accredited Professional Psychology Programs” in collaboration with Dr. Norcross; and “Religious Commitment and Importance of Appearance in University Women and Men” in collaboration with Dr. Karpiak.

Senior Kyle P. Swartz, Lewisburg, presented “Psychometric Analysis of 3-Option versus 5-Option Multiple-Choice Items for Verbal Content” in collaboration with Dr. Hogan.

Senior Martha A. Triano, Scranton, presented “Knowledge Is Power: Longevity Information Encourages Recycling Behavior” in collaboration with Dr. Nolan.

Senior Barrett E. Zimmerman, Shickshinny, presented “Working Memory Errors and Variation in Inner Speech” in collaboration with Dr. Orr. She also presented “Psychometric Analysis of 3-Option versus 5-Option Multiple-Choice Items for Verbal Content” in collaboration with Dr. Hogan; “Staying on Track: Formal Tracks and Concentrations in APA-Accredited Professional Psychology Programs” in collaboration with Dr. Norcross; and “No Free Lunch: Financial Assistance and Admission Criteria in Clinical Psychology Programs.”

In addition, Dr. Nocross presented “Preparing for Graduate School in Psychology” and Dr. Nocross and Dr. Hogan presented “Applying to Graduate School in Psychology” during workshops at the annual meeting.

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