March 27, 2006
Eleven students from Morningside College presented at the 26th Annual Great Plains Student Psychology Convention held March 17-18 at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo.
Three students received first-place awards and four students received second-place awards for presentations. First and second-place awards were given for the best paper and poster project in each session.
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 or non-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-place award recipients, hometowns, and titles of presentations included:
Angela Phillips, South Sioux City, Neb., "An Examination of Conformity: Personality and Religiosity as Predictors,” poster presentation.
Nikki Kranz, Columbus, Neb., and Brandilynn Shipler, Algona, Iowa, “What's Your Gender Baby? The Influence of Femininity, Masculinity, and Hypermasculinity on Close Relationships,” poster presentation.
Second place award recipients, hometowns, and titles of presentations included:
Angela Meyer, Sioux City, "The Dr. Phil Phenomenon: Personality Assessment and the Barnum Effect," poster presentation.
Crickett Phelps, Sioux City, “The Effect of Feedback on Test-Taking Confidence and Performance," poster presentation.
Jennifer Ball, Sergeant Bluff, Iowa, “Sex, Love, and Gender Roles: The Role of Gender Ideology in Close Relationships,” poster presentation.
Mariah Laver, Harlan, Iowa: “An Examination of Gender, Hypermasculinity, and Empathy in Adolescents in a Residential Treatment Facility,” oral paper presentation.
Other students who participated, hometowns, and titles of presentations included:
Annie Cory, Sioux City, "What Did She Say? An Examination of the Influence of Conversation and Media Exposure on Participants' Body Objectification and Anxiety," poster presentation.
Alethea Joelle Stout, Sioux City, and Jeremy Bauer, Lake City, Iowa, "Manly Men? An Examination of Hypermasculinity and Homophobia," poster presentation.
Amanda Fangmeier, Hebron, Neb., "An Examination of Bullying in Adolescence," poster presentation.
Dr. Susan Burns, assistant professor of psychology at Morningside, was the faculty sponsor for the students.