2005-06 Undergraduate Research Grant Winners
Ten Psi Chi members are recipients of Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grants. This grant program, which was launched in the 1997-98 school year, provides funds for Psi Chi members to defray the cost of conducting a research project. The winners, along with their schools, research advisors, and project titles, are listed below (in alphabetical order):
Meghan Christine Berny, Mount Union College (OH)
Research Advisor: Dr. Jeffrey Smith
"The Effect of Vitamin E on Learning and Memory Following an Excitotoxic Lesion of the Nucleus Basalis Magnocellularis"
Ann Bielser, Monmouth College (IL)
Research Advisor: Dr. Joan Wertz
"Attention and Mood in Smokers and Non-Smokers Under the Influence and in the Absence of Nicotine"
Christine Chalmers, Southwestern University (TX)
Research Advisor: Dr. Jacqueline Muir-Broaddus
"Autism and Executive Function: The Effects of Motivational/Attentional Accommodations"
Ryan Hanninen, Western Illinois University
Research Advisor: Dr. Kristine Kelly
"Perceptions of Foreign Speakers: Language Exclusion and Reactions to Group Members"
Aaron S. Hellems, Concord University (WV)
Research Advisor: Dr. Rodney Klein
"The Role of Contextual Components on the Generalization Operant Behavior"
Beth Matano, Saint Anselm College (NH)
Research Advisor: Dr. Timothy Koeltzow
"The Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Nucleus Accumbens Protein Expression in Rats"
Clare C. Mitchell, The College of Wooster (OH)
Research Advisor: Dr. Claudia Thompson
"Positive Aspects of Caregiving: Increasing the Strengths of Adolescents in Families Caring for Alzheimer's Patients"
Albert Sahlstrom, Ithaca College (NY)
Research Advisor: Dr. Nancy Rader
"Recording Synchrony: Measuring Speech and Word-Presenting Gestures Through Computer Modeling"
Jordan Singleton, Utah State University
Research Advisor: Dr. Melanie Domenech Rodriguez
"College Health Beliefs, Nutrition Knowledge, and Diet"
Evonne Smith, University of Iowa
Research Advisor: Dr. Eva Klohnen
"Attachment Styles and Attention"