Undergraduate Honors Thesis Colloquium

2021 Best Honors Thesis Finalists

  • Amanda Acuna (mentor: Cheryl Conrad) - Unpredictable, intermittent, chronic stress may increase dendritic complexity of short shaft hippocampal neurons

  • Mya Carrizosa (mentor: Kathy Lemery-Chalfant) - Genetic and environmental contributions to the relation between parenting and child psychopathology

  • Nicole Taylor (mentor: Jinni Su) - Depressive symptoms and drinking to cope in relation to alcohol use outcomes among European American and African American college students

External Examiners: 

  • Amanda Acuna External Examiner
    Brenda Anderson – Professor, Integrative Neuroscience/Biological Psychology, Stony Brook University
  • Mya Carrizosa’s External Examiner
    Jenae Neiderhiser – Distinguished Professor of Psychology and Human Development & Family Studies, Penn State University
  • Nicole Taylor’s External Examiner

    Karen Chartier – Associate Professor, School of Social Work, Virginia Commonwealth University

2021 Finalists for Outstanding Undergraduate Research Paper

Schedule for the day:

  • 11:15 a.m. - Amanda Acuna
  • 12:00 p.m. - Mya Carrizosa
  • 12:45 p.m. - Nicole Taylor
  • Deliberation 1:30 - 2:00 p.m.
  • Poster session 3:00 - 5:00 p.m.


Link to Zoom Room

 

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Completed Thesis Posters From 2020-21 Cohort:

Amanda Acuna (mentor: Cheryl Conrad) - Unpredictable, intermittent, chronic stress may increase dendritic complexity of short shaft hippocampal neurons

Heather Barnes (mentor: Mike McBeath) – Replicating the gleam-glum effect: Basic phonemes associated with emotional valence when pairing nonsense syllables with pictures

Koop Bills (mentor: Mike McBeath) - Pedestrian Walking Bias Behavior During a Pandemic

Danielle Borie (mentor: Gene Brewer) - A case study of qualitative and quantitative factors during the COVID-19 pandemic

Mya Carrizosa (mentor: Kathy Lemery-Chalfant) - Genetic and environmental contributions to the relation between parenting and child psychopathology

Annabel De La Torre (mentor: Lani Shiota) – Effects of affect framing and future self-connectedness on current decision making

Cierra Flood (mentor: Mike McBeath) - Basketball shooting in rhythm: Reliability of viewer judgment and player accuracy

Rachael Kang (mentor: Virginia Kwan) – Accuracy in spotting misinformation about COVID-19: A pilot intervention and the role of political affiliation.

Cameron Mattern (mentor: Frank Infurna) – An in-depth exploration of overcoming adversity in midlife: A mixed-methods approach

Danielle Patterson (mentor: Athena Aktipis) – Examining reputation from a life history perspective

Ben Pope (mentor: Gene Brewer) – A pilot study of transcranial direct current stimulation on vigilance

Kaelyn Sabree (mentor: Doug Kenrick) – Are you my father? Paternal uncertainty and genetic testing

Nicole Taylor (mentor: Jinni Su) - Depressive symptoms and drinking to cope in relation to alcohol use outcomes among European American and African American college students

Zoe Tselos (mentor: Bill Fabricius) – Shared parenting: From practice to policy

 

Honors Presentations