With a thought provoking poster, Yasmin Akbari presented her research on ‘Reducing the Negative Effects of Media Exposure on Body Image: The Effectiveness of Subvertising and Warning Labels’ with advisor
Dr. David Frederick
. Research included over 800 study participants and found no sizeable difference in body image perception when images included warning labels that the image had been photoshopped or contained subvertising. This can lead to a larger discussion on attempts to alter how the media presents advertising and promotion and its psychological effects. Dr. Frederick also consulted with Megi Herring and Crystle-Joie Agbayani and their research in ‘What Constitutes Sexual Consent and Assault? The Effects of Verbal, Physical, and Linguistic Cues.’ As the researchers noted, a very present topic across universities nationwide currently.
At the Spring 2015 Student Research Day, held on May 13, undergraduate poster sessions consisted of
Health Science and Psychology majors’ senior thesis projects as well as research projects conducted with faculty mentors. Physical Therapy graduate students made an appearance including, Matthew Asmus, Brittney Tanaka, and Brianna Roberts who presented their research the ‘R Project in the Clinic.’ The students presented together at the
held in April as well.
Dr. Marybeth Grant-Beuttler
Dr. Richard Beuttler
served as advisors.
One of the faculty mentors, the well-known
Dr. Steven Schandler
stated that he was thrilled with the 100% student participation rate in psychology presentations for this year’s event. Overall you could feel the sense that the faculty had come to know their students on an individual basis throughout their time here at Chapman. For those seniors who will celebrate their graduation in just over a week and move onto new endeavors, including graduate school, their feelings of sentiment in completing their last presentations were noticeable. Their professors held the same emotion with enthusiasm for what the students had accomplished in their time here. Numerous students expressed hope that their research would live on and continue in the hands of fellow undergraduate students.
Such as Kathryn Wann, who continued preliminary research with
Dr. David Pincus
, ‘Entropy and Pathology in the Menopausal Transition.’ Bonnie Truong sought to compare the effectiveness in cognitive-behavioral therapy vs. other treatments, such as acupuncture, for the treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder in adults.
Dr. Laura Glynn
was in attendance to support students, including Kylee Moore, Amanda Appel, and Mariann Howland who presented ‘State of Mindfulness During Pregnancy and Associations With Positive Mood.’
Psychology students spoke of their 50 page senior thesis projects due the very next day following the event with excitement and naturally a bit of nervous energy. Dr. Schandler’s stated that several students had a difficult time in narrowing their thesis to the 50 page limit and some would have preferred additional length to elaborate. Dr. Julia Boehm, Dr. Connie Shears, and Dr. Marcia Abbott were all also in attendance and excited to support students in their mentorship projects.
Congratulations to Crean College students in your research talents as well as your achievements in your programs throughout the school year. Thank you for your participation and enthusiasm along with our dedicated faculty and visitors!
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