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Psychology Student Research

SIUE psychology professors are extensively involved in the university’s URCA program and they provide numerous research opportunities for both graduate and undergraduate students. Each year, approximately 200 psychology students work on independent research, theses, or senior assignment research projects.

seniors presenting research

One of the unique features of our department is that we encourage students to present research at professional conferences such as the annual meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association. SIUE students have also presented at student conferences and the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, National Association of School Psychologists, Association of Psychological Science, and many other professional organizations.

These are just a few of the presentations recently made by SIUE students:

  • Choosing the worst: Examining why individuals choose an asymmetrically dominated decoy. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the St. Louis Area Undergraduate Research Symposium, St. Louis, MO.
  • Implicit Ageism Targeting Younger Workers in Generations Z and X Samples.  Poster presented at The Association of Psychological Science (APS), Washington, D.C.
  • Initial findings from Project CASTLE: Collaborating for Autism Spectrum Teaching, Learning, and Excelling. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Seattle, WA.
  • Organizational predictors of diversity management success. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP), Honolulu, HI.
  • Parent acceptability of spanking and behavioral parent training techniques for children with externalizing behavior problems. Poster presented at the 46th Annual Convention, Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies, National Harbor, MD.
  • Real-world personality and virtual-world avatars:  Correlations of perceived personality.  Presented at annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Students and Professor at APA Conference

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