19th Annual Psychology Undergraduate
Research Conference Program
Wednesday, April 21, 2021
1:00-3:00 p.m.

The 2021 Department of Psychological Sciences Undergraduate Research Conference took place live via Zoom on Wednesday, April 21. 20 students presented their research for live audiences of faculty and students. In addition to their live presentations, students provided PDF files of their posters and prerecorded video walkthroughs of their presentations. Participant names, project titles, and poster PDFs are linked below. Each student's abstract and video walkthrough may be accessed by clicking on the project titles in the list below. Videos are posted within a Purdue MediaSpace gallery, and require a Purdue login for access. The full gallery of all videos is available at this link:

https://mediaspace.itap.purdue.edu/channel/Undergraduate%2BResearch%2BConference/207661693

 

 Conference Presentation Schedule

Laura Galles*
Mentor: Jeffrey Karpicke, Ph.D.
"Self-Regulated Learning and Metacognitive Monitoring in Videos"
Conference Poster


Leigha Hermann*
Mentor: Donald Lynam, Ph.D.
"Assessing the Dark Triad Using the Five-Factor Model: A Study of Assessment Validity"
Conference Poster


Raika Sethi
Mentor: Melissa Swisher, Ph.D.
"Review of User Experience (UX) in Remote Learning Courses"
Conference Poster


Dante Bruno, Megan Mitchell
Mentor: Franki Y.H. Kung, Ph.D.
"Productivity Tool Usage, Goal Models, and Quality of Goal Pursuit Experiences"
Conference Poster


Jonathan Carter*
Mentor: Christopher Agnew, Ph.D.
"Can Virtual Reality Generate Closeness among Unacquainted People? Examining Moderation by Agreeableness"
Conference Poster


Abigail McDonald, Beatrice Smith
Mentor: Susan South, Ph.D.
"Physical Affection and Marital Satisfaction in Newlyweds: The Mediating Role of Attachment Style"
Conference Poster


Julia Woodruff*
Mentor: Darryl Schneider, Ph.D.
"The Relationship Between Rumination and Task Switching"
Conference Poster


Emmanuelle Johnson*
Mentor: Dan Foti, Ph.D.
"Exploring Emotional Reactivity, Balance, and Depression Risk in Fragile X Premutation Carriers"
Conference Poster

Honorable Mention:
Katherine Mason*
Mentor: Erin Hennes, Ph.D.
"Why is Climate Policy, Not Climate Change Itself, Perceived to be a Threat to the Socioeconomic Status Quo?"
Conference Poster


Kate Schrader, Gabby Butler, Vedant Desai, Kelly Mathis, Ramya Tummala, Sherry Zhang, Wei Siong Neo, M.S.
Mentor: Bridgette Kelleher, Ph.D.
"Relationship between Microcephaly Severity with Behavior and Heart Rate-Defined Sustained Attention in Children with Congenital Zika Syndrome"
Conference Poster


Angela Wei Zhang, Samantha Lupka, Dante Bruno
Mentor: Franki Y .H. Kung,  Ph.D.
"Essentialism and Support for Diversity Policies"
Conference Poster


Zachary Babb*
Mentor: Doug Samuel, Ph.D.
"Understanding Responses to Personality Questions"        
Conference Poster



Erika Deming*
Mentor: Dan Foti, Ph.D.
"Exploring the Developmental Trajectory of Frontal Alpha Asymmetry in Infants"
Conference Poster

Honorable Mention:
Katelin Bauer, Ryan Sauter, Samantha Lapka
Mentor: Franki Y.H. Kung, Ph.D.
"Too Much of a Good Trait: Perceived Self-Control and Robotic-Dehumanization"
Conference Poster


Ashley Egler
Mentor: Thomas S. Redick, Ph.D.
"No Relationship between Working Memory & Dopamine Function as Measured by Spontaneous Eyeblink Rate in Healthy Young Adults"
Conference Poster


Skylar Janda
Mentor: Susan South, Ph.D.
"The Buffering Effects of Relationship Quality on Chronic Pain: An Examination of the Relationship Between Chronic Pain, Depression and Anxiety, and Relationship Quality"
Conference Poster

Best Poster Presentation Award:
Trishla Gandhi*
Mentor: Thomas Redick, Ph.D.
"Cognitive Consequences of Smartphone Presence and Separation"
Conference Poster


Angela Pan, Samantha Dashineau
Mentor: Susan South, Ph.D.
"Sense of Control and Relationship Satisfaction in the Context of the 2008 Recession"
Conference Poster


Elizabeth Sowinski*, Majd Al Yahya
Mentor: Susan Sangha, Ph.D.
Post-Doc Mentor: Jamie Krueger, Ph.D.
"Correlating Individual Differences in Suppressing Fear Behavior with Neuronal Activity"
Conference Poster


Elizabeth Cowden, Claire Blake, Isabella Bucklew, Riley Relicicchia, Tyra Protho
Mentor: Bridgette Kelleher, Ph.D.
"The Association of Challenging Behaviors in Children with Angelman Syndrome on Caregiver Anxiety, Stress, and Depression"
Conference Poster


* Denotes participants in the Research-Focused Honors Program

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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