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    Research Presented at Psychological Assoc. Meeting

    Seventeen students, eight faculty members, and six alumni presented research projects at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting in New York City.
    April 2, 2019

    Seventeen University of Scranton students, eight faculty members, and six alumni presented research projects at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting held in March in New York City.

    The students who presented were: Caitlin Alvarado, Linden, New Jersey; Kerry Buckhaults, East Meadow, New York; Patrick Chapman, Yardley; Rachel Clark, Factoryville; Michael Diana, Somerset, New Jersey; Kerri Dillon, Blauvelt, New York; Nicole Disanto, Tuckahoe, New York; Megan Fabian, West Seneca, New York; Daniel Garvey, Marlton, New Jersey; Hannah Hayford, Vestal, New York; Caitlyn Kollar, Cinnaminson, New Jersey; Emma Long, Honesdale; Joseph Marushin, Sugarloaf; Robert McGowan, Scranton; Juliana Melara, Liverpool, New York; Madison Montalbano, Rockaway Park, New York; and Jake Ziede, Massapequa Park, New York.

    The alumni who presented were: Gwenny Go, Class of 2016, Scranton; Elaine House, Class of 2018, New Providence, New Jersey; Michael Leitner, Class of 2016, Philadelphia; Melissa Lopez, Class of 2017, Tobyhanna; Alexandra Mueller, Class of 2018, Norwalk, Connecticut; and Henna Tolani, Class of 2017, Duryea.

    Clark; Jessica Nolan, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology; Julie Schumacher Cohen, director of community and government relations; Teresa Grettano, Ph.D., associate professor of English and theatre; and Cyrus Olsen, Ph.D., associate professor of theology/religious studies, presented “Dialogue across Political Differences on a College Campus.”

    Buckhaults, Dillon, Hayford and Patrick Orr, Ph.D., assistant professor of psychology, presented “Environmental Factors and Dietary Behaviors Relate to Self-Reported Hyperpalatable Food Satisfaction.”

    Fabian, House and Dr. Nolan presented “Evaluating the Impact of the Film 'Food Evolution' on Attitudes towards GMO's.”

    Chapman, Montalbano and Dr. Nolan presented “Motivating Support for Environmental Organizations by Combining Information about Descriptive Norms.”

    Long, Ziede and Bryan Burnham, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, presented “Perception of Major/Minor Keys by Ascending vs. Descending Pitch.”

    Garvey, Lopez and Dr. Nolan presented “Predicting Race IAT Feedback Acceptance.”

    Chapman, Disanto, McGowan, Melara, Tolani and Dr. Nolan presented “Self-Verification of Prejudice and Support for Donald Trump.”

    Diana and Dr. Nolan presented “The Boundaries of Cognitive Spillover from Normative Anchors.”

    Go, Kollar, Leitner and Jill Warker, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology, presented “The Effect of Mood and Emotion on Memory for Tweets.”

    Alvarado, Marushin, Mueller and Dr. Warker presented “The Effect of Working Memory Load on Joke Comprehension.”

    Dillon and John Norcross, Ph.D., distinguished professor of psychology, presented “What Makes a Good Undergraduate Teaching Assistantship?”

    The Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) was founded in 1896 and is the oldest of the regional psychological associations in the United States. Its sole purpose is to advance the science and profession through the dissemination of professional information about the field of psychology, according to its website. EPA achieves this goal by conducting its annual meeting where its members present the latest advances in professional and scientific work to their colleagues.

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