However, several students earned bachelors degrees in non-psychology fields. Our students are active in research with a variety of faculty and some of these projects are supported by graduate assistantships. The two most common reasons students attend this program are:
- To get some graduate school experience before entering into a Ph.D. program
- To enhance their options in the workplace by earning an advanced degree.
The students benefit from the full-time nature of the program in that this increases opportunities for interactions with a greater number of faculty.
Graduate Students’ Research Interests (2011-2012)
Ashley Boerst: romantic relationships, attraction, causal attribution, judgment formation, attitudes, and beliefs
Heather Flick: neuro-psychology (neuro-degenerative diseases), abnormal psychology, perception, and creative processes
Stacy Priniski: clinical psychology, psychometrics and scale development, coping strategies, and experimenter effects.
Miranda Wenzlaff: aggression, interpersonal relationships, personality factors as predictors of aggression expression
Jed Diekfuss: perceptions and attitudes towards older adults with dementia, standards of justice, sports psychology
Ryan Atherton: audio imagery, deception, and autism spectrum disorders
Chris Groves: the influence of violent video games on aggressive behaviors
Connie Agnello: empathic concern, honesty-humily and psychopathy and their relation to empathic concern
Jen Homa: clinical and health psychology
Eric Beck: racism, rape-myths, and end-of-life decision making
Erin Stahl: treatment of Alzheimer and dementia patients
Ryan Glaman: religiosity and altruistic behaviors
Kim Han: mindfulness and eating disorders
Sonia Singh: the role of emotion, language acquisition and prospective memory in everyday life settings