James Madison University

Other Student Achievements

The following students received grants from the Psi Chi, the International Honors Society of Psychology, for travel to present their research:

  • Matthew Best The Psychology of Higher Level Performance in Elite Youth Soccer Players. ($100)
  • Ashley Rininger The Psychology of Higher Level Performance in Elite Youth Soccer Players. ($100)

JMU Psychology Research Grants. The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that the following students received grants to cover some of the expenses incurred to conduct their research projects:

  • Eryn Donovan, Aisha Khan, Sameika Graham “Norepinephrine Levels in Rat Urine Following Chronic Sleep Deprivation in Forced Exercise Wheels and Gentle Handling Chambers” $500  (Under the supervision of Jeff Dyche).
  • Ashley Addonisio “The Effects of Alcohol Priming and Alcohol-Related Cues on Subsequent Substance Preferences” $500 (Under the supervision of Jessica Irons).
  • Amanda Powell, William Terry, Sarah Howell, Samantha Moseley “Male Physiological Response to Female Voices During High and Low Fertility” $500 (Under the supervision of Melanie Shoup-Knox).
  • Karla Kolb, Memi Pearsall, Noah Glauberman, Nicole Zapparrata, Helen Rathbun, Christina Shulman, Deanna Ibanez, Kira Pointon, Jack Nanney “Personality and Learning in Deer Mice” $500 (Under the supervision of Suzanne Baker).
  • Jayme Mathews, Katelyn Stine, Samantha Chusid “Semantic Relatedness & Retrieval Practice in Proper Name Learning for Older & Younger Adults” $640 (Under the supervision of Kethera Fogler).

JMU Psychology Travel Grants. The Department of Psychology is pleased to announce that the following students received grants to cover some of the travel expenses incurred to present their research at professional conferences:

  • Olivia Szendey “Breaking the Borders of a Psychology Lab as an Interdisciplinary Mechanism for Social Change on Campus” presented at the Diversity Research Symposium in Muncie, IN from September 22-23, 2017 (Under the supervision of Matthew Lee). 
  • Amanda Powell “Influences on Juror Sentencing Decisions” presented at the Society for Police and Criminal Psychology” in San Diego, CA from September 13-16, 2017 (Under the supervision of Kethera Fogler).
  • Emily Vaught, Tyler Goerl “Examining Altruism, Service Motivation, and Life Purpose among Undergraduate and Graduate Students” presented at the International Leadership Association conference in Brussels, Belgium from October 12-15, 2017 (Under the supervision of William Evans).
  • Eryn Donovan, John Wallace, Sameika Graham “The long-term effects of repeated cocaine exposure on impulse inhibition” presented at the Society for Neuroscience conference in Washington, DC from November 11-15, 2017 (Under the supervision of Jeff Dyche).
  • Megan Lau, Jennifer Perez, Briana Craig “A Social Psychological Intervention to Reduce Distracted Driving” presented at the Virginia Association for Psychological Science conference in Roanoke, VA from April 18-20, 2018 (Under the supervision of Natalie Kerr).
  • Garrett Serrels, Hannah Walker, Drew Shegda, Lanie Corrado, Martina Samoel “Service-learning and Purpose in Life” presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association conference in Charleston, SC from March 6-9, 2018 (Under the supervision of William Evans).
  • Helen Rathbun, Christina Shulman, Karla Kolb, John Nanney “Personality in Deer Mice (Peromyscus Maniculatas)” presented at the Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) conference in Philadelphia, PA from March 1-3, 2018 (Under the supervision of Suzanne Baker).
  • Alec Sliman, Ashley Rininger “Leaving a Big Impact with a Small Practicum” presented at the National Academic Advising Association Region 2 conference in Dover, DE from March 21-23, 2018 (Under the supervision of Kimberly DuVall).
  • Marisa Agugliaro “Tech Wizards: Bring Big Advising Ideas to Students’ Fingertips” presented at the National Academic Advising Association (NACAD) Region 2 conference in Dover, DE from March 21-24, 2018 (Under the supervision of Kimberly DuVall).
  • Hannah White “Face-Name & Movie Title Memory Affected by Type of Animated Character & Presentation Style” presented at the APS conference in San Francisco, CA from May 24-27, 2018 (Under the supervision of Janna Taft Young).   
  • Lauren Ferry, Phillip Wong “Reading APA Style:  An Eye-Tracking Study” presented at the Virginia Association for Psychological Science (VAPS) conference in Roanoke, VA on April 19, 2018 (Under the supervision of Krisztina Jakobsen).
  • Erin Shively, Samantha Horton, Elizabeth Spare “Passion for Academics and Well-being in College Students” presented at the Virginia Association for Psychological Science (VAPS) in Roanoke, VA from April 18-19, 2018 (Under the supervision of Bryan Saville).
  • Micaela Poggi, Alicia Mingione “Passion for Academics and Feedback Orientation in College Students” presented at the Virginia Association for Psychological Science (VAPS) in Roanoke, VA from April 18-19, 2018 (Under the supervision of Bryan Saville).
  • Medina Khatib, Shanelle Bailey “The Relation between Passion for Academic Activities and Perfectionism” presented at the Virginia Association for Psychological Science (VAPS) in Roanoke, VA  from April 18-19, 2018 (Under the supervision of Bryan Saville).
  • Tyler Wagner “Increasing Acceptance of Accommodations for College Students with Depression” presented at the Virginia Association for Psychological Science (VAPS) in Roanoke, VA from April 18-29, 2018 (Under the supervision of Ashton Trice).
  • Korinthia Nicolai “Meta-Cognitive Awareness: Does Instructional Method Matter?” presented at the Virginia Association for Psychological Science (VAPS) in Roanoke, VA on April 19, 2018 (Under the supervision of Krisztina Jakobsen).
  • Cameron Wilhelm, Margaret Wallace, Cassidy White, Rebecca Bilokon, Jordan Gamache “Processing of Own-Species Faces” presented at the Virginia Association for Psychological Science (VAPS) in Roanoke, VA on April 19, 2018 (Under the supervision of Krisztina Jakobsen).
  • Cerella Chandra “Adolescent Anxiety, Personality, and Coping Skills:  Predictions to Career Outcomes” presented at the Virginia Association for Psychological Science (VAPS) in Roanoke, VA on April 19, 2018 (Under the supervision of David Szwedo).
  • Rachel Brown “Adolescent Intimacy vs. Ego Development: Links with Relationships and Adjustment” presented at the Virginia Association for Psychological Science (VAPS) in Roanoke, VA on April 19, 2018 (Under the supervision of David Szwedo).
  • Morgan Welch “Links Between Adolescent Social Rejection and Early Adult Problem Behaviors” presented at the Virginia Association for Psychological Science (VAPS) in Roanoke, VA on April 19, 2018 (Under the supervision of David Szwedo).
  • Taylor Weir “Timing of Adolescent Romantic Relationships and Future Anxiety and Depression” presented at the Virginia Association for Psychological Science (VAPS) in Roanoke, VA on April 19, 2018 (Under the supervision of David Szwedo).
  • Samantha Baccaro “The Effects of Parental Relationships on Adolescents’ Future Romantic Relationships” presented at the Virginia Association for Psychological Science (VAPS) in Roanoke, VA on April 19, 2018 (Under the supervision of David Szwedo).
  • Hannah Dowdy “Can the Negative Effects of ACES by Ameliorated?” presented at the Virginia Association for Psychological Science (VAPS) in Roanoke, VA on April 19, 2018 (Under the supervision of David Szwedo).
  • Sarah St. Martin “Links between Early Childhood Expectations and Future Romantic Relationship Satisfaction” presented at the Virginia Association for Psychological Science (VAPS) in Roanoke, VA on April 19, 2018 (Under the supervision of David Szwedo).
  • Lydia Florez “Early Predictors of Adolescent Delinquency” presented at the Virginia Association for Psychological Science (VAPS) in Roanoke, VA on April 19, 2018 (Under the supervision of David Szwedo).
  • Kathleen Owens, Ashley Addonisio “The Effects of Alcohol Priming and Alcohol-Related Cues on Subsequent Alcohol Preferences” presented at the Virginia Association for Psychological Science (VAPS) in Roanoke, VA on April 19, 2018 (Under the supervision of Jessica Irons).
  • Jessica Gelband, Xavier Lambert, Lauren Capasso “Delay Discounting in the Pigeon: Conditioned Reinforcers” presented at the Virginia Association for Psychological Science (VAPS) in Roanoke, VA on April 19, 2018 (Under the supervision of Daniel Holt).
  • Erin Townsend, Dylan Rutter “Attentional Processes: Verification and Extension of Selection Bias as an Index of Discounting” presented at the Society for Quantitative Analysis of Behavior (SQAB) in San Diego, CA from May 24-26, 2018 (Under the supervision of Daniel Holt).

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