Professor and student present research at convention

October 21, 2016, in Psychology, Latest News

Shannon De Clute Chelsey Van Ness

Shannon De Clute, assistant professor of psychology at Morningside College, and student Chelsey Van Ness recently presented research at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association convention in Chicago.

De Clute’s research, titled “Motivating Students Through Choice,” tested the theory of whether or not students felt more motivated to complete assignments when they were given a choice in what type of assignments they would complete and how they would be evaluated.

Van Ness’s presentation focused on her senior thesis project, “Influence of Parental Occupation on College Students’ Major of Choice and Career Aspiration.” Van Ness graduated in May and now works as a clinical intern at Stokes & Associates Psychological and Forensic Services in Sioux City. 

De Clute has taught at Morningside since 2012. She has a doctorate from the University of Akron in Ohio.