Psychology Department

Accomplishments for Academic Year 2008-2009

Congratulations to Katie Klipfel        Congratulations to Dr. Nawrot!  

 Student Academic Conference 2009

The following students presented work at this conference:

Shantell Kuhlmann: The Perception of Beauty when Facial Features are Highlighted with Cosmetics
Shantell Kuhlmann: The Influence of a Multicultural Class on Student's Attitudes
Andrea Block: Have You Had the Giggles Lately? Humor and It's Effects on Well-Being
Megan Stone: The effects of test anxiety and noise interference on the working memory system.
Megan Stone: Analysis of Sounds
Danielle Jones, Chelsea Lugert, Jenna Wagendorf, Maggie Williams: Comparison of Relationship Satisfaction in Real Life and Virtual Romantic Relationships: Is Second Life Really So Different From Real Life?
Melani Kodikara : Enhancing Comprehension through Colored Diagrams

 Northern Lights Conference 2008

 Drs. Chalikia and Nickell accompanied students to this event at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, in October 2008. The keynote speaker was Elizabeth Loftus, Professor at the University of California, Irvine.  She is internationally known for her research on false memories.  The following students presented at this conference: 

Joseph Dombeck (Two ways of increasing your physical attrracitveness: Smiling and having blonde hair)

Katherine Klipfel (Does Cognitive Dissonance affect gender stereotypes? An exploration of Cognitive Dissonance and gender stereotyping)

Kimberly Olson (Serial position effect for the implicit memory of television commercials in immediate and delayed testing)

Kriste Fedde, Shizuka Sasagawa, Maggie Willilams, Kayla Muennich, & Gary Nickell (The influence of luck on the optimistic bias)

Shantell Kuhlmann (The perception of beauty when facial features are highlighted with cosmetics)

Megan Stone, Angela Ley, Molly Cook, Sherryse Mayo, & Magdalene Chalikia (Auditory Scene Analysis in children and adults using mixtures of environmental sounds)

Some students admitted to graduate school or professional programs

Megan Stone: Clinical MA program at the University of Colorado, Denver.

Katherine Klipfel: Ph D program in Child Clinical at Kent State University.

Shantell Kuhlmann: MA program in school counseling at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Kimberly Sayer: Program in Child, Family and School Psychology at Denver University.

Christina Strommen: Social Work program at the University of Minnesota.

Susan Johnson:  Program in Child and Family Therapy at North Dakota State University.

Julie Przekwas: School Psychology Program at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Katie Miller: MA program in Child Development and Family Science at North Dakota State University.

Kim Olson: Community Counseling program at the University of Wisconsin in Milwaukee.

Raina Wald: School Psychology Program at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Brenda Johnson: MA program in Criminal Justice at North Dakota State University.

Tara Hanson: School Psychology Program at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Karla Luther: School Psychology Program at Minnesota State University Moorhead.

Collin Modahl: School Psychology Program at Minnesota State University Moorhead.