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Nine Psychology Majors Attend Conference in Boston

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Posted: Wednesday Apr 2, 2014

April 2, 2014

Nine Saint Vincent College psychology majors attended the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association in Boston March 13-16, and six of them had their research accepted for presentation. Shown at the conference are, front row from left, Amanda Traficante, a junior from North Huntingdon; Alissa Fleming, a junior from St. Marys; Christina Denslinger, a senior from Erie, “Evaluation of Affect Control Theory to Predict Sentence Judgment”; and Dan Bell a senior from Latrobe, “Race and Change Blindness: Mistaken Identity in Eyewitness Testimony of a Theft”; second row, from left, Courtney Kaminski, a senior from Lower Burrell, “The Relationships between Personality, Social Media Use and Celebrity Worship”; Mary Wilcox, a junior from Erie; and Kendra Stansak, a senior from Connellsville, “Domain Specific Self-Efficacy’s Mediating Role on Levels of Global Self-Efficacy”; back row, Dr. Devin Fava, assistant professor of psychology; Danielle Guindon, a junior from Woonsocket, R.I.; Sirena Claxon, a senior from Carnegie, “Intergroup Threat and Social Dominance Orientation: Influences on Out-Group Assistance”; and Dr. Kristine Slank, associate professor of psychology. Absent from photo is Sara N. Campbell, a senior from Latrobe, who was not able to attend the conference but had her research accepted for presentation, “Effects of Sexuality, Ambition and Sexism on Professional and Social Attitudes.”


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