Student Research

Wondering what student research has been done in the Psychology department at WSU? Below is a list of several recent undergraduate research projects. Some include links to posters of the research projects.

Chubbuck, Carrie. (April, 2011). Reducing false memories for auditory stimuli. Presented at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC), Carleton College, Faculty sponsor:  G Marmolejo

Corrigan, J. & Holden, J.M. (2012). Mefloquine decreases immobility in the tail suspension test (PDF). Poster presented at the 5th Annual Winona State University Celebration of Research and Creative Scholarship, Winona, MN. Faculty Sponsor J Holden

Dahl, Megan. (April, 2012). Memory for action events: are performed actions more meaningful than pretend ones? Presented at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC), Gustavus Adolphus College, Faculty sponsor: G Marmolejo

Guidinger, Claire & Forman, Ashley. (October 2013). Health enhancing beliefs and behaviors: Does nutrition education translate to action? (PDF) Poster Presented at the Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Conference at Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI. Faculty Sponsor A. Brouwer

Hammell, Abbey. (April 2013). Predicting Health Eating Behaviors: Does Self-Identity Matter? (PDF) Poster Presented at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research at UW-La Crosse, La Crosse, WI. Faculty Sponsor A. Brouwer

Hammell, Abbey. (October 2013). How do you diet?: Exploring a healthy eater identity and its relationship with body dissatisfaction and exercise (PDF). Poster Presented at the Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Conference at Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI. Faculty Sponsor A. Brouwer

Hansen, Lonnie. (May 2009). The effects of visual stimuli formats at encoding and retrieval on false recognition. Presented at Midbrains, Macalester College, St. Paul, Posters. Faculty sponsor: G Marmolejo

Hinrichs, Chloe. (2012). A Closer Examination of the Other Race Effect & Own Age Bias (PDF). <Chloe.pdf> Presented at the Annual Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference on April 20th, 2013, at Macalester College, in St. Paul, MN. Faculty Sponsor C. Fried 

Holden, J.M., Fitzgerald, M., Bussell, G., and Ehlers, V. (2011). Triadimefon supports conditioned cue preference (PDF). Behavioural Brain Research, 221, 307-310. Faculty Sponsor J Holden

Kerlin,Melissa. (April 2010). Free recall of action phrases encoded through verbal and prospective tasks. Presented at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC), Macalester College, St. Paul. Faculty sponsor: G Marmolejo

Krueger, M. (2011, November). Companion animals and psychosocial functioning. Poster presented at the Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium, Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI. Faculty Sponsor J. Siebenbruner

Leaderbrand, Katherine (2008). The Effects of Stereotype Priming on Discriminatory Attitudes Towards Persons with Disabilities. Presented at the 43sh Annual Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference on April 26th, 2008, at Hamline University in St. Paul. Project was honored at the 2008 College of Liberal Arts Student Research Reception. Faculty Sponsor C. Fried

Meyer, L. (2011, November). Sexual behavior and motivation of college students. Poster presented at the Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Symposium, Viterbo University, La Crosse, WI. Faculty Sponsor J. Siebenbruner

Mireri, Ian H. (2012). Preference and Perception of Management Styles (PDF). Presented at the Annual Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference on April 20th, 2013, at Macalester College, in St. Paul, MN. Faculty Sponsor C. Fried

Poh, Wei Lin, & Holden, J.M. (2010). Effects of acute triadimefon on behavior in the tail suspension paradigm for two strains of mice (PDF). Presented at Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Conference, Viterbo University, LaCrosse, WI. Faculty Sponsor J Holden

Riemer, D.J., & Holden, J.M. (2011). Methylone: Behavioral effect in conditioned cue preference tests (PDF). Presented at Seven Rivers Undergraduate Research Conference, Viterbo University, LaCrosse, WI. Faculty Sponsor J Holden

Riemer, Donald J. (2011). Narcissism and Decision Making Tasks Involving Greed. Presented at the Annual Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference on April 16th, 2011, at Carleton College, in Northfield, MN. Faculty Sponsor C. Fried

Slivicki, R., & Holden, J.M. (2012). Effects of anti-malarial prophylactic mefloquine on the light-dark test of anxiety (PDF). Presented at the 2012 Mid-Brains Conference, Carleton College, Northfield, MN. Faculty Sponsor J Holden

Snyder, Lukas. (2011). Gender of abuser in monogamous heterosexual relationships will influence perceptions of severity/seriousness of abuse (PDF). Presented at the Annual Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference on April 16th, 2011, at Carleton College, in Northfield, MN.  Faculty Sponsor C. Fried

Stegmann, Samuel. (April 2012). Does fat content influence food recall. Presented at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC), Gustavus Adolphus College. Faculty sponsor: G Marmolejo