Students receive kudos for research

Three Psychology students were recognized for their research efforts this year.

  • Kenneth Washington, along with Dr. Robert Hines presented his paper, ”Am I truly living, in search of a meaning?: A juxtaposition of meaning in life and the prevalence to engage in risky behavior.” at the 2013 McNair Scholars Undergraduate Research Conference.
  • Carolyn Speer, Psychology tied for 3rd place in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Undergraduate Research/Creative Arts Symposium 2013 with her study, “The role of sleepiness in counterfactual thinking: An experimental test of the “Blame Game.”
  • Andersen Lafont, Psychology tied for 3rd place in the College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences Undergraduate Research/Creative Arts Symposium 2013 with his study, “The relationship between spontaneous and contagious yawning, personality, and gender.“
  • We are also pleased to highlight the research of one of our students, Leah Fisher, who worked in collaboration with Dr. Sherry Ferguson, UALR instructor and Research Psychologist at the National Center for Toxicological Research, on an experiment establishing the effects of prenatal Methylphenidate (often known as Ritalin) exposure on later development in rats.  Leah recently presented this work, entitled, “Decreased Anxiety in Adult Rats Developmentally Exposed to Methylphenidate” at the Mid-South Psychology Conference at the University of Memphis.  Way to go, Leah!
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