Psychology

Pronoun with Purpose

Author(s) Andrea Glinoga, Amanda Zietzke Faculty Mentor(s) Tonya Buchanan (Psychology) Abstract Pronouns with purpose: What Effects do Introductions Including (they/them) Pronouns have on Affect, Anxiety, and Self-Esteem for LGBTQ+/non-LGBTQ+ college students? Research suggests LGBTQ+ members exhibit higher levels of anxiety and depression than non-LGBTQ+ peers… Read More »Pronoun with Purpose

Emotion Label Priming: Does The Placement of an Emotion Perception Question Matter?

Author(s) Miranda Roseman Faculty Mentor(s) Mary Radeke (Psychology), Anthony Stahelski (Psychology) Abstract This study investigates personality trait inferences through priming emotion recognition in facial expressions. The emotion on a face must be recognized before appraisal can be attained, and cognitive primes (categorization and perceptual prompts)… Read More »Emotion Label Priming: Does The Placement of an Emotion Perception Question Matter?

Facial Inferences: Facial Expressions or Emotional Labels?

Author(s) Amber Anderson Faculty Mentor(s) Anthony Stahelski (Psychology), Mary Radeke (Psychology) Abstract Happy, surprised, fearful, disgusted, sad, or angry are classic emotional labels inferred from facial expressions (Ekman & Friesen, 1971). This study examines the impact different emotional labels have on social trait and personality… Read More »Facial Inferences: Facial Expressions or Emotional Labels?

Examining the relationship between eating behaviors and attitudes, and gender expression among Washington state college students

Author(s) Maya Jensen Faculty Mentor(s) Meaghan Nolte (Psychology) Abstract The present research explored the connection between eating attitudes, eating behaviors, and gender expression. There have been few studies examining the connection between eating attitudes, eating behaviors, and gender expression, especially among young adults in university.… Read More »Examining the relationship between eating behaviors and attitudes, and gender expression among Washington state college students

Nonverbal bias amid the pandemic: Race-based differences in distancing and perceptions of change

Author(s) Dené Diedericks, Tonya Buchanan, Joshua Buchanan Faculty Mentor(s) Tonya Buchanan (Psychology) Abstract Over 30% of Asian adults report experiencing race/ethnicity-based prejudice/discrimination since the outbreak of Covid-19 began, and the majority believe people express insensitive views about Asians more frequently (Pew Research Center, 2020). However,… Read More »Nonverbal bias amid the pandemic: Race-based differences in distancing and perceptions of change

The Link Between Sleep, Healthy Food Choices, and Physical Activity

Author(s) Amanda Cantu Faculty Mentor(s) Tonya Buchanan (Psychology) Abstract Many college students regularly get insufficient sleep – as little as six hours on average per night. Many factors contribute to the lack of sleep including demanding academic schedule, work and family obligations, and time-consuming extracurricular… Read More »The Link Between Sleep, Healthy Food Choices, and Physical Activity

Modifying School Psychology Practica Experiences to Better Serve Students During COVID – 19

Author(s) Jacqueline Jimenez, Ariana Antles, Samantha Hamilton Faculty Mentor(s) Richard Marsicano (Other) Abstract The long-term academic, behavioral, and social impacts of COVID-19 on school-aged children won’t be fully understood for many years; however, the effects on university training programs’ pedagogy were immediate. The CWU School… Read More »Modifying School Psychology Practica Experiences to Better Serve Students During COVID – 19