Psychology students present research at regional conferences

Fri, 03/22/2013 - 11:00am
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MOBILE, Ala. – Several Spring Hill College psychology students are presenting their research at regional conferences this semester.

Carolina Dominguez and Rebekah Rayburn had the opportunity to present a poster at the 16th Mid-South Psychology Conference on March 2, 2013, at Rhodes College in Memphis, Tenn. The title of their research was “Identity Functions and Race.”

Jennifer Moore and Belen Gomez, students in Spring Hill’s research experience class, presented their work on March 14, 2013, at the Southeastern Psychological Association’s 59th annual meeting in Atlanta. Their research, “Effects of Divorce on Offspring’s Marital Attitudes,” was part of the convention’s Psi Chi poster session.

Thirteen students have been accepted to present at the Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology's 12th annual conference on April 6, 2013, at Kennesaw State University: Carolina Dominguez, Rebekah Rayburn, Edwin Burgess, Courtney Gibson, Amy Lyons, Kirsten Bordis, Daniel Jesus Iglesias, Caitlin LaChute, Aislinn Shevlin, Ann Babbington, Kirstyn Cline, Alex Himmel and Emily Martin.

“Having the opportunity to go to a conference and see the areas of interest and different research being presented by other psychology undergraduates helps me to see why I chose to be a psychology student,” said Caitlin LaChute, a junior majoring in psychology.

"I have had an awesome experience doing research with Dr. Royce Simpson this semester,” said Amy Lyons, a junior psychology major. “I have learned a lot from having hands-on experience, so I feel much more prepared for graduate school. We have been working really hard so I'm really excited to be able to share what we have been doing."

Senior Edwin Burgess said, “Reading about research methods is one thing. But, taking an experiment from conceptualization to realization through statistical results is an altogether different, awesome experience.” 

The students will also present their work at the Undergraduate Research Symposium, which will be held on campus Friday, April 19.

Learn more about the Southeastern Psychological Association and the Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology conferences.