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Student Research

Psychology majors often collaborate with their professors on meaningful research. These projects can lead to research internships, presentations at national conferences, or even being published — and sometimes, all three.

Katherine L. Hill '13, Maria T. Haag '13 and Jiangling Fang '12 presenting an experiment that tests the effects of multiple related word primes on subsequent cognitive processing. Katherine, Maria and Jianling presented this work and two additional projects with faculty member Michael Roberts at a national psychology conference after their first year in DePauw's SRF program.

Heidi N. Keiser '11 presenting a new 5-Factor Psychopathy Scale for the Personality Assessment Inventory (PAI). Research was completed as a part of course requirements in Dr. Ross' Psychological Assessment (PSY 331) and co-authored by DePauw Psychology majors Liz Palmer, Keltie Lake, and Kevin Bunge.

Dillen L. Wischmeier '11 presenting an experiment that suggests people distort their internal, cognitive maps of the environment based on the number and arrangement of landmarks encountered along each route.  Dillen completed this project with faculty member Michael Roberts as part of his 10 week summer research internship sponsored by DePauw's FDC fund for student-faculty collaborative research.  Faculty member Terri Bonebright and students Neil Wright and Heng Li also collected ERP brainwave data as part of this project.

Jennifer E. Zgorka '10 presenting a new 5-Factor Psychopathy Scale for the 375-item Schedule for Nonadaptive and Adaptive Personality (SNAP). Research was completed as a part of course requirements in Dr. Ross' Psychological Assessment (PSY 331) and co-authored by DePauw Psychology majors Beth Buehler, Portia Egan.