March 22, 2005
Nine Morningside College students were selected to present research projects at the 25th Annual Meeting of the Great Plains Students’ Psychology Convention held March 18-19 at Creighton University in Omaha, Neb.
The convention provided a forum for undergraduate and graduate psychology students to exchange ideas, discuss relevant topics, and gain experience in presenting papers. The students could submit empirically based research, literature review, theoretical papers, or poster presentations. Students were required to submit an abstract of their work for acceptance into the convention.
First and second place awards were given for the best paper and poster project in each session.
Students, their hometowns, titles of their presentation(s), and their awards include:
Annie Cory, Sioux City; and Angela Meyer, Sioux City- “Pop Quiz Time: An Examination of Academic Dishonesty in a Situation of Stress,” and “Cross-Sectional Analysis of Opinions of Marriage and Cohabitation.”
RaeAnn Enney, Cambridge, Minn.; Connie Frank, Fontanelle, Iowa; Mariah Laver, Harlan, Iowa; Lane Madsen, Gettysburg, S.D.; and Crickett Phelps, Sioux City - “Personality as a Predictor of Internet Usage Behavior.”
Connie Frank – “Cross-Sectional Analysis of Gender Stereotype Perceptions and Self-Ratings of Gender.”
Connie Frank and Lane Madsen – “When to Say When: A Cross-College Analysis of Binge Drinking.”
Mariah Laver – “Children’s Ratings of Gender Stereotyping in Web sites for Kids,” second place, poster competition.
Lane Madsen – “Environmental Influences on Alcohol Consumption of High School Students,” and “Body Image Perception between Athletes and Non-Athletes,” second place, poster competition.
Crickett Phelps – “A Study of the Effect of Gender Role and Music Type on Hypermasculinity.”
Angela Phillips, Sioux City; and John Steele, Sioux City – “Who Cheats? Predicting Academic Dishonesty through Personality and Behavioral Patterns,” and “College Success: What is a Better Predictor, Personality or Behavior?” second place, oral presentation.
John Steele - “The Psychometric Properties and Preliminary Results of an Online Organization Assessment Survey,” first place, oral presentation.
Faculty sponsors for the students were Dr. Susan Burns, assistant professor of psychology at Morningside, and Dr. John Pinto, professor of psychology at Morningside.