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Professors and students present at psychology convention

July 6, 2016, in Latest News, Psychology

Morningside College professors and students recently presented research at the annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science in Chicago.

The annual convention brings together researchers and academics for a program that covers the entire spectrum of innovative research in psychological science.

Jessica Pleuss, assistant professor of psychology, and two students presented research on “Toys, Play and Abilities: Do Construction Toys Improve Visual-Spatial Ability?” Pleuss conducted the research with Shannon DeClute, assistant professor of psychology, and students Kari Miller, who graduated in May, and Emily Stewart, who will graduate in December.

Jessica LaPaglia, assistant professor of psychology, presented research on how "Expressive Writing May Lead to Overconfidence and Reduced Test Performance.” LaPaglia conducted the research with Chris Spicer, associate professor of mathematical sciences, and recent Morningside College graduates Neil Herbold, Michaela Ingalls and Elizabeth Sterling.