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Three Psychology Students Receive Psi Chi Grants to Support Their Research

February 7, 2005

Brittany Bulleit & Ariane Jaskolka.JPGFebruary 7, 2005, Greencastle, Ind. - Three students in the psychology department at DePauw University are recipients of undergraduate research grants from Psi Chi to support their research on the communication of emotion. Meg McCullough (seen below right) was awarded a grant for her research proposal entitled "The Effects of Televised Emotional Displays on Infant Behavior," which investigates how television impacts infant emotional development. Brittany Bulleit & Ariane Jaskolka (seen at left) were awarded a grant for their research proposal entitled "The Communication of Emotion via Touch and Gesture." The grant will support their senior thesis research investigating how gesture communicates emotion.

Psi Chi is the hational Honor society in psychology, founded in 1929 for the purposes of encouraging, stimulating, and maintaining excellence in scholarship, and advancing the science of psychology. The undergraduate research grants are designed to support student-faculty research, as well as introduce students to the process of applying for a research grant. Research proposals are collaboratively designed and written by students and a faculty member.Meg McCullough.JPG

"I'm absolutely delighted that Meg, Brittany, and Ariane were awarded grants from Psi Chi for their research," says Matt Hertenstein, assistant professor of psychology at DePauw. "The fact that competition for these grants is keen and that two grants were awarded attests to the strength of our students, as well as the psychology department at DePauw. The grants will allow the students to conduct sound empirical research on the communication of emotion in both infancy and adulthood."

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