Senior Research Day
Cierra Mariano and Victoria Whitbred presented their senior theses on Senior Research Day, 2014. Disert Scholar Morgan Shadle presented her Honors Thesis and also received the Anderson Psychology Prize, which goes to a senior for outstanding scholarship in psychology.
Cierra Mariano Language Proficiency and Family Factors Influence on Academic Performance
Victoria Whitbred Time Management Differences between Student-Athletes and Non-Athletes
2014 Disert Scholar, Morgan Shadle Effect of Autonomy, Relatedness, and Competence during Community Service on Prosociality
Past Senior Thesis Titles
Recent social science graduates demonstrated their understanding of the field through their senior theses. Below are some recent theses titles and where they were presented.
Samantha Baker – Reading Comprehension While Multitasking on Facebook
Brenda K. Wenklbauer – Incidence of Bullying: Same Gender vs. Mixed Gender
Debra Tibbits – Trauma and Its Effects on Physical and Cognitive Resilience
Marsha Decker – Contextual Influence as Evidence of an Interactive Model of Speed Perception
Alexandra Thorpe – Tomboyism and Stereotype Threat
Jennifer Tucker – Serotonin Transporter Gene Polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) and Anxiety
Destinee Hays – The Effects of Music on a Simple Multiplication Task
Ashely Overdorff – Ego-Depletion Effects and Resource Beliefs on a Cognitive Task
Tammy Clark – Treatment Seeking Barriers for African Americans: Racial Identity and Counselor Characteristics
Serenity LaToya Franklin – Status, Physical Attractiveness and the Impact of Relationship Context on Female Mate Selection
Nikola Grafnetterova – Leadership, Women, and Athletic Participation: Are Female Students Attending Women's Colleges Less Susceptible to Stereotype Threat Than Students from Coeducational Institutions.