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Psychology

(UGRES) Research Conducted by Faculty and Students at Conferences

Undergraduate and Graduate psychology students are encouraged to participate in the research activities of the department, whether as research subjects/participants, student researchers, or members of faculty research teams. This site will provide regular updates regarding research opportunities for students in psychology, as well as information about the research activities of our undergraduates. Central has such a strong research identity, it is often difficult for students to grasp just how much we do, and how much fun this can be.

If you want read about more research conducted by faculty and students at conferences, you may read the giant list!

Just in Spring of 2009, for example, at a single conference (Western Psychological Association), our students were involved in the following presentations:

  • ACTIVE PROCRASTINATION AND FLOW STATES: RELATIONSHIPS BETWEEN ACADEMIC PROCRASTINATION STYLE AND EXPERIENCE, Alison B. Steenerson, Steve Schepman, Danielle Polage & Marte Fallshore (Central Washington University)
  • ADHD, MAXIMIZATION, AND REGRET: AN EXPLORATORY STUDY, LianeC. Pereira & Stephen Schepman (Central Washington University)
  • ATTITUDES OF PSYCHOLOGY STUDENTS TO ANIMAL RESEARCH AND GENETIC MODIFICATION, Kara I. Gabriel (Central Washington University) & Cynthia L.Barkley (California State University, East Bay)
  • BIASES IN ATTRIBUTING MASCULINITY AND FEMININITY TO MEN AND WOMEN, Robyn Brammer & Liane Pereira (Central Washington University)
  • CAUSAL ATTRIBUTION FOR BIAS-MOTIVATED CRIME: INTERNAL VS. EXTERNAL EXPLANATIONS, Key Sun (Central Washington University)
  • CLOTHING AND PERSONALITY, Robyn Brammer, Jon Ingram, Nelio Belmont & Bryan Thieme (Central Washington University)
  • EXERCISE AND WELLNESS IN COLLEGE STUDENTS, JenniferE. Ashton (Central Washington University) & Andrew Downs (University of Portland)
  • FIRST IMPRESSIONS AND GENDER/SEXUAL IDENTITY, Robyn Brammer, Sandy Underwood, Rondale West, Sara Westling & Chelsea Pearsall (Central Washington University)
  • IMPACT OF THE ALCOHOLWISE PROGRAM ON DRINKING IN RESIDENCE HALLS, Ryan J. Biddle, Richard L. DeShields & Kara I. Gabriel (Central Washington University)
  • IMPROVING CBM ORAL READING FLUENCY THROUGH FEEDBACK AND GOAL SETTING, JustinR. Smith, Stephanie Stein, WendyA. Williams & Gene Johnson (Central Washington University)
  • MARITAL RAPE EDUCATION AND THE PERCEPTION OF NONCONSENSUAL SEXUAL BEHAVIOR, Melissa Sali, Sara Westling, Wendy Williams, Scott Schaefle & Sarah Britto (Central Washington University)
  • OPTIMIZATION OF REINFORCER DURATION IN AN APPLIED SETTING, PaulM. Meng (Central Washington University), Andrew Downs (University of Portland) & RyanM. Zayac (Central Washington University)
  • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND WELLNESS IN COLLEGE STUDENTS, AndrewM. Downs (University of Portland) & Jennifer Ashton (Central Washington University)
  • PHYSICAL ACTIVITY AND WELLNESS IN COLLEGE STUDENTS, JenniferE. Ashton (Central Washington University) & Andrew Downs (University of Portland)
  • PRENATAL AND POSTPARTUM MENTAL HEALTH SERVICES: A COMMUNITY NEEDS ASSESSMENT, Amara K. Zee & Jennifer Cates (Central Washington University)
  • SELF-CONCEPT OF FEMALE STUDENTS: A STUDY OF ABILITY AND SCHOOL LEVEL, Liane C. Pereira (Central Washington University) & Marion Porath (University of British Columbia)
  • TEACHING BEGINNING READING SKILLS TO PRESCHOOL CHILDREN WITH DEVELOPMENTAL DELAYS, RyanM. Zayac & PaulM. Meng (Central Washington University)
  • THE CHANGING ROLE OF PSYCHOLOGICAL ACCREDITATION, Robyn Brammer, Rondale West & Nicole Duarte (Central Washington University)
  • THE EFFECTS OF GENDER-SPECIFIC PRIMING ON RISK EVALUATION, Stephanie Marsh & Kara I. Gabriel (Central Washington University)
  • THE RELATIONSHIP AMONG INTERNAL RESTLESSNESS, SENSATIONSEEKING, DISTRESS, AND STIMULANT USE, LianeC. Pereira & Stephen Schepman (Central Washington University)
  • THE RESEARCH EXPERIENCE: REQUIREMENTS AND OPPORTUNITIES IN UNDERGRADUATE PSYCHOLOGY CURRICULUMS, Meisam S. Haghighi, Ryan J. Biddle & Kara I. Gabriel (Central Washington University)

We also had a student win one of the WPA SPECIAL AWARDS
These special awards are funded by endowments created and supported by the individuals and institutions indicated in the titles of the awards.

Justin R. Smith won the Robert L. Solso Research Award