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Psychological Sciences

In its Honors Program the Department of Psychological Sciences awards one level of Honors to student research projects. The projects listed below have been defended successfully, and a copy of the thesis deposited in Swem Library.

  • Student, "Thesis" (Honors level)
    Committee Chair + Other Committee Members
  • Lauren Collier, "Effect of Parental Dependence and Escape-Drinking on Affect and Attentional Bias to Alcohol-Related Cues in Pre-Adolescents" (Honors)
    Cheryl Dickter + Pamela Huny and Frederick Smith
  • Aleeya Ensign, "Creating Cooperation: The Effects of Synchrony in Group Formation Cross-culturally" (Honors) 
    Joanna Schug + Catherine Forestell and Dimitrios Skordos
  • William Goodling, "Effects of Current Mood State on the Time-Frame Orientationj of Mind-Wandering" (Honors) 
    Christopher Ball + Jennifer Stevens and Cary Humber
  • Nicholas Gupta, "Does Entitativity Reduce Behavioral Attentional and Evaluative Biases Toward Homosexual Couples?" (Honors)
    Cheryl Dickter + Catherine Forestell, Jennifer Stevens and Mark Forsyth
  • Dahanah Josias-Sejour, "The Effects of Race and Stereotypes in the Advertisement of Beverages" (Honors) 
    Cheryl Dickter + Catherine Forestell, Joanna Schug and Alison Scott
  • Addie Merians, "The Association Between 5-HTTLPR and Spontaneous Facial Mimicry: An Investigation Using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS)" (Honors) 
    Joanna Schug + Pamela Hunt and Jacqueline Rodriguez
  • Emily O'Gorman, "Effect of Exercise on Attentional Bias for Food in Restrained and Emotional Eater" (Honors) 
    Catherine Forestell + Meghan SInton and Alison Scott
  • Naomi Parr, "Somatization in the Social Environment: Relationsto Victimization and Friendship Processes Among Middle School Students" (Honors) 
    Janice Zeman + Catherine Forestell and Beverly Sher
  • Enrique Bello, "Unravelling the Consumer Brain: The Role of Emotion in Purchase Behavior" (Honors)
    Cheryl Dickter + Jennifer Stevens, Molly Swetnam-Burland
  • Kimberly E. Chaney, "Surmounting Solo Status: Beliefs and Previous Experience Buffer Solo Women's Learning" (Honors)                                               
    Cheryl Dickter + Jennifer Stevens, Molly Swetnam-Burland
  • Anna Hochgraf, "The Skinny on Regulating Media Images to Prevent Eating Disorders" (Honors)                                      
    Meghan Sinton-Miller + Janice Zeman, Scott Ickes, Robert Scholnick
  • Blina Kruja, "I'll Drink to That: Differential Effect of Fat Labeling, Weight Salience and Dietary Restraint on Consumption" (Honors)
    Janice L. Zeman + Danielle H. Dallaire, Douglas A. DeBerry                                                                                                                                  
  • Catherine Mitchell, "Emotional Priming and Spontaneous Facial Mimicry of Asian and Caucasian Faces: An Investigation Using the Facial Action Coding System (FACS)" (Honors)                                                                              
    Joanna Schug + Christopher Ball, Jaime Settle
  • Matthew Schafer
  • Benjamin Thomas
  • Danielle Weber, "The Effect of Gender, Type of Statement, and Individual Differences on Perceptions of Individuals Who Make and Confront Sexist Remarks" (Honors)                                                                                                              
    Cheryl Dickter + Suzanne Raitt, Jennifer Stevens
  • Elizabeth Fein, "Partner presence and relationship satisfaction: Does the presence of one's partner make relationship ratings more accurate?" (Honors)
    Constance Pilkington + Harvey Langholtz, Jim Harris
  • Nathan Fields, "Unconditioned Stimulus Preexposure Effect: Modulation Via Temporally Specific Fear" (High Honors)
    Robert Barnet + Jennifier Stevens, Greg Capelli
  • Jaclyn Hennessey, "Inhibition Effects in Subliminally Primed Autobiographical Memories" (Highest Honors)
    Christopher Ball + Paul Story, Paul Davies
  • Katherine Hinkle, "God Says Don't Eat Your Dog: The Relationship Between Religious Orientation and Models of Moral Intuition" (Honors)
    Larry Ventis + Danielle Dallaire, John Morreall
  • Elicia Lair, "Reader Attribution of Gender to Authors of Scholarly Articles" (High Honors)
    Harvey Langholtz + Joseph Galano, Ken Lacy
  • Whitney Link, "Mediational Factors in Relationship Aggression: The Role of Cognition" (High Honors)
    Constance Pilkington + M. Christine Porter, Denise Wade
  • Elizabeth Materese, "Obesity and Federal Assistance: Evaluating Food Stamp Sponsored Diets" (High Honors)
    Harvey Langholtz + Joseph Galano, Larry Evans
  • Lauren Nelson, "Media Influences on Trust and Romantic Relationships" (High Honors)
    Constance Pilkington + Peter Vishton, Jeanne Wilson
  • Elizabeth Sadock, "The Relations Between Emotion Regulation and Children's Somatic Symptomology" (High Honors)
    Janice Zeman + Danielle Dallaire, Sandra Ward
  • George Banks, "Generative Retrieval of Autobiographical Memories: Spontaneous vs. Effortful Recall" (Honors)
    Chris Ball + Christy Jensen, Chris Howard
  • Daryl Cameron, (High Honors)
    Glenn Shean + Chris Ball, Paul Davies
  • Robert Franklin, "Sexual and Asexual Difference in Facial Attractiveness: A Cognitive Explanation" (High Honors)
    Adam Rubenstein + Constance Pilkington, Mel Ely
  • Ashley Glover, "The Role of Hemispheric Specializations in Informative Processing and the Production of Humor" (High Honors)
    Todd Thrash + Jennifer Stevens, Sal Saporito
  • Laura Haworth
    Robert Barnet + Lee Kirkpatrick, Ray McCoy
  • Robyn Kondrad
    Joshua Burk + Chris Ball, Ann Reed
  • Andy Lau
    Larry Ventis + Adam Rubenstein, Mark Fowler
  • Lindsay Roberson
    Constance Pilkington + Joseph Galano, Evelyn Hall
  • Drew Saylor
    Jennifer Stevens + Todd Thrash, John Morreall
  • Damian Stephen
    Chris Ball + Peter Vishton, Carey Bagdassarian
  • Peter Thaxter
    Jennifer Daly + Fredrick Frieden, John Foubert
  • Alison Wagner
    Pamela Hunt + Josh Burk, John Griffin