2006-07 Guilford Winners' Biographies
The chair of the Psi Chi/J.P. Guilford Undergraduate Research Awards Committee, Christopher Koch, PhD, has announced the winners of the competition. Psi Chi congratulates these 2005-06 winners of the Guilford Awards and wishes them continued success. Cash awards were as follows: $1,000 for first place, $650 for second place, and $350 for third place. We encourage all Psi Chi members to begin now to prepare papers to submit for the 2006-07 research competition
Read abstracts of these award winning papers here.
Stacey Dubois is a senior psychology major and creative writing minor at Colby College. She is the current president of her school’s Psi Chi chapter and is also a member of the psychology club. Her interest in memory and cognitive aging began as a sophomore when she accepted a job as a research assistant in Dr. Ayanna K. Thomas’s memory lab. Since then, she attained experience working on a variety of research projects, including feeling of knowing, misinformation, and metacomprehension studies. Her own line of research on stereotype threat and false memories in older adults began last year as a class project. This year, she will be extending her initial findings by designing and running follow-up experiments as a part of her senior honors research. Once she graduates from Colby in the spring of 2008, she plans to attend graduate school to pursue a PhD in cognitive psychology. Her ultimate goal is to become a psychology professor so she can both teach and continue studying memory in the lab.
Alaine Kalder graduated in May from the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC) with a double degree in applied psychology and gender and women’s studies. At UIC, she worked for three years in the psychology and law lab of Dr. Bette L. Bottoms, who was also her supervisor for this research paper. She presented this project as a poster at the 2007 APA Convention. Alaine plans to work for a year before attending graduate school in a PhD/JD program, focusing on clinical psychology and psychology and the law.
Annie Yang graduated magna cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania with honors in psychology. While at Penn, Ms. Yang conducted and assisted in research in such areas as speech acquisition, autism, academic performance, and anxiety disorders. She also served as editor-inchief of Perspectives in Psychology, Penn’s undergraduate psychology research journal, and president of Penn’s Psi Chi chapter. Ms. Yang received the Morris Viteles Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Psychology Research and presented findings from her research at the 2007 Anxiety Disorders Association of America conference. She is currently a 2007 Teach for America corps member teaching elementary school in the Metro DC region.