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Past USI presentations

2008 - Thomas More College, host

Mood and the False Memory Effect. Shannon Knight. Sponsored by Dr. Aimee Mark.

Eyewitnesses, Friends or Foe: The Comparison of Eyewitness Testimony and Circumstantial Evidence on the Perception of Guilt. Samantha Malcomb. Sponsored by Dr. Aimee Mark.

Perceptual Grouping of Facial Features in Visual Search Field Task. Megan Tuley & Rachel Slevin. Sponsored by Dr. Aimee Mark.

The Effect of Context Color on the Recall of Paired-Associates. Laura M. Lamkin. Sponsored by Dr. Aimee Mark.

SDIQ-R: Sleep and Dreams Information Questionnaire- Revised. Lynda Sharrett. Sponsored by Dr. Joseph Palladino & Dr. Christopher Bloom.

The Advantage of Fear: Rapid Identification of Threatening Shapes. Rachel C. Slevin & Megan Tuley. Sponsored by Dr. Julie Evey.

Comfortable Beauty: Private Sector Hiring Versus College Campus Hiring. Sarah Skinner. Sponsored by Dr. Sid Hall.

Music and Math: The Distraction of Background Music on Mathematical Performance. Stephanie LaFree. Sponsored by Dr. Sid Hall.

Effects of Different University Settings on Burnout in College Students. Jenna Cox. Sponsored by Dr. Sid Hall.

The Effect of Noise on Task Performance. Erica L. Hall. Sponsored by Dr. Sid Hall.


2007 - Eastern Illinois University, host

Gender Occupational Stereotypes. Rebecca Bradford. Sponsored by Dr. Julie Evey.

Attitudes Towards Mainstreaming Autistic Children. Emily Weger. Sponsored by Dr. Julie Evey.


2006 - University of Southern Indiana, host

Spiritual Behavior: Influences and Assessment of United States and International Students. Jason Pinkstaff. Sponsored by Dr. Julie Evey.

Reading Comprehension and Redundancy in Kitsch's Construction-Integration Model. Craig T. Fehrman. Sponsored by Dr. Christopher Bloom.

Stress of Caregivers of Special Needs Children. Dawn L. Tedrow. Sponsored by Dr. Julie Evey.

The Effect of Physical Punishment on Children and the Relationship with Adulthood Aggressive Behavior. Sarah Gard. Sponsored by Dr. Julie Evey.

Placebo Effects of Caffeine on Physiological Arousal using Critical Flicker Fusion Threshold and Reaction Time. Justin Hutchinson. Sponsored by Dr. Christopher Bloom.

The Effects of Gender on Rumination, Depression, and Creativity. Mera El Ramahi. Sponsored by Dr. Julie Evey.

The Bizarre Phenomenon of Toilet Seat Hovering: Superstition and Disgust. Mitchell T. Harden. Sponsored by Dr. Christopher Bloom.

The Differences in Body Image for Female Athletes in Sports. Jessica Stawick. Sponsored by Dr. Julie Evey.


2005 - Franklin College, host

The Effects of Extreme Beautification Reality Television on State Self-Esteem: Does Viewing Extreme Artificial Self-Beautification Make Us Feel Ugly?  Stephanie R. Schwing and Dustin DeHaven Sponsored by Dr. Sid Hall.

Gender Differences Regarding the Effects of Stress on Adolescents Zachary J. Toothman Sponsored by Dr. Julie Evey

Interpretation of Acquaintance Rape Based on Gender and Alcohol Consumption Mary M. Jordan Sponsored by Dr. Julie Evey

The Effects of Exercise and Gender on Happiness Lindsey S. Leaf Sponsored by Dr. Julie Evey

Monkeys Don't Read Kant: Dr. Joshua Greene's Study of the Biological Basis of Morality Mitchell T. Harden Sponsored by Dr. Julie Evey

Creativity and Emotional Well-Being: Does Creativity Promote Mental Health? Sarah Nellis Sponsored by Dr. Julie Evey

Impacts of Therapeutic Writing Dana L. Selfridge Sponsored by Dr. Christopher Bloom

Diagnosing Literature: Examining Abnormal Psychology in "The Red Badge of Courage" Craig T. Fehrman Sponsored by Dr. David Jaquess