UST PSYC at SWPA 2007
The psychology curriculum at the University of St. Thomas concentrates on research, which proved a rewarding focus for some UST students at a recent psychology convention in Ft. Worth. These students' work resulted in co-authored posters that had the distinction of being selected for presentation at the 53rd annual Southwestern Psychological Association convention. Their research addressed important societal issues ranging from religious coping to cognitive bias in political reasoning to the role of cultural intelligence in the workplace. The projects by Brownell-Prihoda and Katz-Smith won Psi Chi regional research awards of $300 (Brownell, Katz, & Smith pictured fifth, sixth and eighth from the left; Prihoda not present).
Thirteen students and three professors participated in the research:
Monique Balderas, Colleen Brownell, Amanda Burdin, Norma Iglesias, Daniel Katz, Adam Kutac, Heather Mireles, Kathy Nguyen, Kari Nixon, Chinye Okoh, Nathan Prihoda, Kevin Smith, Maricela Varela, and Professors Elizabeth Maynard, Ly Phan, and Carl Scott.