2005-06 Allyn & Bacon Winners' Biographies
Psi Chi would like to thank Allyn & Bacon Publishers for sponsoring the 2005-06 research award competition. Cash awards were provided by Allyn & Bacon to the winners as follows: $1,000 for first place, $650 for second place, and $350 for third place. Psi Chi congratulates these 2005-06 winners of the Allyn & Bacon Awards and wishes them continued success in their education and careers.
Read abstracts of these award winning papers here.
Elizabeth Jane Lilley is a 21-year old Korean American adoptee from Westwood, New Jersey. As a student at Lafayette College (BS in neuroscience, 2006) she was privileged to work with Drs. Susan Basow and Ann McGillicuddy-DeLisi. Under their advisement, Ms. Lilley performed a psychology research study about adult Korean adoptees as her honors thesis in her senior year. She will be continuing her studies in the fall of 2006 at the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University to earn her master's degree.
Austin Lee Nichols plans to attend the University of Florida to obtain his PhD in social psychology after he finishes his BS in psychology at the Florida State University in April 2006. He is a member of the APS, Phi Beta Kappa, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Psi Chi, Phi Sigma Theta, and the International Fraternity of Phi Gamma Delta. He has been awarded a Grinter Fellowship from the University of Florida, which is awarded to outstanding incoming graduate students and was a first runner-up in the Howard D. Baker Award for undergraduate research at Florida State University. In addition, he graduated with honors from Florida State University.
Blaine D. Landis (not pictured) is a native Kansan from Topeka. He recently graduated from Washburn University with both university and departmental honors in psychology. Mr. Landis has presented findings from his research at the 25th and 26th Annual Great Plains Psychology Conference and 2006 MPA. His honors thesis focused on the relations between personality hardiness, stress, and performance in an academic setting. He will begin graduate study in industrial-organizational psychology at the University of Tulsa in the fall of 2006.
Jennifer D. Cavin (corecipient) was born and raised in Kansas. She is currently working toward a BA in psychology at Washburn University and will graduate in 2007. She has presented research at many conferences, including the 25th and 26th Annual Great Plains Psychology Conference, Washburn University's Apeiron, and 2006 MPA. Her senior thesis explores the perception of the mentally ill as a function of college major. After graduation, Ms. Cavin plans to attend graduate school and obtain her MA in counseling.