Apr 14, 2008
Since 2000, HSU Department of Psychology's students and faculty have given nearly 150 conference presentations.
This year was no exception, with 18 presentations given at this year’s Annual Western Psychological Association (WPA) conference in Irivine, Calif., which took place last week, April 10 through 13. The meeting is the nation’s largest regional psychology conference with 1500-2000 attendees.
The Psychology Department continued it’s tradition of student-faculty research and collaboration with presentations covering a wide-range of topics.
Student presenters include Alyssa Nguyen on binge drinking, marijuana use, compulsive internet use, and STD testing (four presentations); Erin Reed on boredom proneness and substance use; Jenna Barry on health care allocations and aggressive expectations (two presentations); Hsin-Yu Huang on facial EMG; Kali Patterson on affirmative action attitudes; Launa Peters on the role of religious faith in stress-anxiety relationships; Elizabeth Gould on the role of boredom proneness in stress-depression relationships; and Renee Murray on attitudes toward African Americans.
Psychology faculty members presented as well. Gregg Gold, Associate Professor of Psychology, gave a talk titled “How to select the right graduate program in Psychology” as part of a symposium on graduate school admissions. While Chris Aberson, Associate Professor of Psychology, gave a two-hour talk titled “Applied Power Analysis for ANOVA and Regression” as part of the 7th Annual Statistical Workshop Series.