As you can see, our students stay busy. Here are some examples of presentations our students have made recently (2010 onward), some as posters and some before audiences. For mentor information, see the respective CVs. This page is about the students!
Southwestern Psychological Association
CaLynn Danielle Blacklock. Happy pets, happy people: Physiological and psychological effects of pet therapy
Christine Dickson. Professional massage and its impact on psychophysiological correlates
Holly de Sambourg. Military combat exposure: Visual imagery and emotional desensitization of soldiers
Logan Emily Elmore. Love is patient, love is kind: Spiritual values in relationships before marriage
Benjamin Graves. From clever chickens to crafty cats.
Morgan DeAnne Stidham. Guilty or not guilty: Factors that influence the votes of jurors
Lauren Tannahill. Consequences of parental divorce
Felisha Thomas. Empathy and social satisfaction: The role of parental relationships
Kory Langley. Religion and prosociality: The replication of a study.
Kami Ball. Counterintuitive concepts: Transfers, breaches, and transfer/breaches on recall and recognition.
J. Bishop. Racial prejudice: A feature of religious fundamentalism or response to hate preaching?
Andrea Mustafa. Video game addiction: Performance and arousal.
K. Bennett. Prejudices against Muslims: A comparison of paper-pencil and implicit association tests.
Lucia Andrade. Self-esteem: An outlook on anxiety and test performance.
Deanna Hemphill. The effect and the type of information and distraction on working memory.
Camille Hollis. Gender differences in detecting tone of voice.
Ashley M. Lehman. Physical and mental stress and ways to reduce it through relaxation.
Leslie M. Thompson. Attitudes toward date rape and the effects of alcohol.
Shannon Witting. Working memory, distraction, and recall.
Jacquelyn Louise Allen. A cockatoo to cheer you: Animal assisted therapy using an umbrella cockatoo.
Bethany Baldwin. Perceived notions on personal relationships with people with disabilities.
Justina Delong. Religiosity, religious experiences, and emotions.
Tracy Michelle Kimble. Child abuse: Race and relationship to the caregiver.
Sara E. Sebek. Abortion: A look at knowledge and attitudes in college students.
Gabriel Uriah Slade. Heroes and villains: Empathy and priming effects on concern for film characters.
Shannon Witting. Working memory: A comparison of different irrelevant background sounds.
Arkansas Symposium for Psychology Students
Haley Best. Eating disorder epidemic: Reversing the plague.
Logan Elmore. Seeking harmony: Music therapy as a coping skill for stressed college students.
Benjamin Graves. Venturing through the mazes of parenting style in search of academic motivation.
Samantha Hunter. Gummy bears or licorice: The influence of sensory cues and brand labels on sweet treats.
Hannah Rowsey. Discouraging the bully, encouraging the victim: Bullies, victims, and the role of peer relationships.
Arkansas Undergraduate Research Conference
Andronikos. Behavior modification in
Stanley Kubrick’s “A Clockwork Orange.”
Calynn D. Blacklock. Rx pet therapy.
Emily J. Blanton.
Hannibal “the Cannibal” Lecter.
Stephanie G. Bledsoe. Autism in transition from high school to college.
Cullins. Music effects on learning and
recall of pre-existing knowledge.
Holly de Sambourg. Combat exposure on soldiers' emotional response to visual stimuli.
Cheyenne N. Derr. Children with special needs: A contribution to bettering lives.
Kyle D. Douglas. Problem-focused and emotional-focused coping in math and non-math majors solving sudoku.
Christine Dickson, Hunter A. Wayland, & Randi K. Lovell. The impact of professional massage on psychological and physiological correlates.
Jacob Dickerson. Personality, video games, and the
correlation to aggression.
Logan E. Elmore. Love is patient, love is kind: A look at intrinsic/extrinsic spiritual values in relationships before marriage.
Britney Foster. American History X: Creating and overcoming
the transmission of racism across generations.
Brianna M. George. Forerunners and forefathers: An academic genealogy.
Myca S. Grant. Music and aggression.
Benjamin L. Graves. Fowl play: Chickens training humans.
Katheryn R. Griffith. The power of fear: Is it really paranoia
when the monsters are out to get you?
Jessica A. Kuettle. Church and religious influences on students' academic performance.
Desiree D. Jarrell. A rush of egos: Who is more narcissistic?
Jessica D. Lewis. Hard candy: Preying on the predator.
William J. Lundberg. Depression among young and elderly.
David W. Lusher. False memories and their relationship to self-esteem.
Lauren P. Manning. Thoughtful eating.
Brian C. Maulden. Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a cluster B
Benjamin Joseph Petty.
What’s wrong with Wolverine?
Scarecrow: Bully to terrorist.
Sucker Punch: Safety in dreams.
Chelsea C. Relf. The risk of our youth today: Teenage pregnancy and abuse.
Marissa N. Rowley. Children of divorced parents and stable families: Intimate relationships based on past experiences.
Kelli D. Sanford. Awareness of depression: Recognizing silent suffering.
Shuttleworth. Information recall when
parallel to pop culture examples.
Aungelique R. Sledge. Selective attention and emotion.
Valerie R. Speers. Anxiety and adolescence: The pursuit of a peaceful future.
Morgan D. Stidham. Juror influences: Guilty or not guilty.
Lauren A. Tannahill. Consequences of parental divorce: Increasing intimate and peer relationship satisfaction.
Felisha R. Thomas. Influences of the parent/child relationship on the adult life: Empathy and social satisfaction.
Bree B. Vanley. Satisfaction and jealousy in relationships with significant others.
Carly D. Weaver. Impact of emotional state on creative performances.
Brandon Wiley. Obsession in “The Prestige.”
Brandon Wiley. The effect of feedback on test anxiety.
A study of fear and religion.
Haley E. Best. Reversing the plague of the eating disorder
Cullins. Dawning of dynamic powers during
differing developmental degrees.
The Wasp’s sting: Cluster B personality
Lacey D. Earls. Let’s play: Play therapy and adolescents
with behavior disorders.
Logan Elmore. Music therapy and academic stress in college
Brianna M. George.
Nick Fury, agent of S.H.I.E.L.D. – can a
psychopath be a hero?
Kyla D. Golden. Self-actualization and the Silver Surfer.
Graves. Adler and Ant-Man: Feeling big by
Graves. Running the maze: The roots of
academic motivation in parenting style.
Mitchell D. Green.
Captain America and the hierarchy of
needs: We want YOU to self-actualize!
Jacob A. Holt. Empathy, altruism, and the bystander effect.
Hunter. Battle of the best candy: A look
into sensory cues and brand bias.
Hunter. Marvel Girl: A look into
posttraumatic stress disorder through comics.
Kory D. Langley. A study of religious fundamentalism and its
relationship to prosociality.
Brian G. Lott. The Black Widow’s web of psychological
Hannah M. Rowsey.
Bullies, victims, and peer relations
Shuttleworth. Discrimination in fiction:
Real world problems through the filter of the X-Men.
Lucia Andrade. Yerkes-Dodson revisited: Arousal, task difficulty, and performance in college students.
Kamiron A. Ball. The mnemonic advantages of counterintuitive
concepts using tranfers, breeches, and transfer-breeches.
Kara J. Baker. Teamwork as a function of gender and sports.
Bishop. Love your enemies: Investigating
racially prejudiced attitudes in religious fundamentalists.
Blaylock. Shyness, introversion, and
Bostian. Effects of sensory deprivation
and temperament on creativity.
Zac Bresler. Scarecrow: The psychologist of fear.
Cullins. Batgirl begins: Altruistic vs.
sensation seeking motives for costumed crime fighting.
C. T. Freeman. Bane: Effects of orphanhood.
Garcia. Sexuocity within religiosity: Was
Myca Grant. Marian Breland Bailey: Animal behaviorist
C. Hall. Camouflage on the football field: Effects of
uniform and background compatibility.
Josephine H. Kauffman. Save the arts! The fight to save our children.
Kory D. Langley. The frozen heart of the frozen man.
Brian G. Lott. Ra’s al Ghul: Effects of immortality on
environmental concerns and son-in-law selection.
Jessica Mabry. The alteration of anxiety and moods derived from images.
Mustafa. Sexual dysfunction and
depression: A cross-cultural view.
A. M. Pate. Nonverbal communication, fear, and leather.
Adrienne B. Petty.
The Mad Hatter: Hats, tea, and a look
into the psychology.
Samantha K. Proffit.
Scarecrow: The fear of bullying.
Hannah M. Rowsey.
Two branches of the same tree: An
Shuttleworth. Cold hearted: Crimes of
G. D. Smith. The level of aggression across men and women
involved in competitive sports.
Stephenson. “Happy plates”: Nutrition on
emotional response and academic performance.
Susan Strother. Change blindness and weapon focus in court:
More than justice is blind.
Whitney M. Syler.
From psychiatrist to criminal: A
psychological analysis of Harley Quinn.
Walker. Measuring of attraction based on
the influence of self-esteem and stereotypes in relationships.
Kiara D. Yancey. The influence of fundamentalism and factual
knowledge on prejudice against Pentecostal-Charismatic worship.
Lucia Andrade. Anxiety and test
performance as a function of self-esteem.
Erica K. Ash. Stereotypes about substance
users as related to socioeconomic status.
Emily A. Austin. Adctd 2 txt? The effects
of cell phone dependency on test anxiety.
Clare Barlow. The joint effects of
progressive muscle relaxation and caffeine on anxiety levels.
Kamryan L. Bennett. Prejudice against
Muslims in college students: Implicit associations, gender, and religiosity.
Jasmine Bishop. Do the right thing:
Morality, ethics, and defying social norms in To Kill a Mockingbird.
Kasey L. Black. Views on Christians and
Muslims based on religiosity and gender.
Shawny K. Bostian. Dr. Mary Beth Trubitt:
An archeological genealogy.
Heather Boyett. First impressions and
perception of intelligence.
Wesley Brooks. The effects of
competitiveness and aggression.
Lauren L. Callis. Empathy’s correlation
to students’ values and career choices.
Nikki L. Calloway. Who needs respect?
Tasha Davis. Does music have an effect on
Cheyenne B. Evans. Operation Prom Night:
Cameron S. Hall. Good cop, bad cop:
Effects of priming and personal experience on perception of police officers.
Cameron S. Hall. How your best friend
really feels about you: A moral dilemma, a separate peace.
Danyelle Harris. To triumph over abuse:
Examination of motivational influences in Sapphire’s novel Push.
DeAnna L. Hemphill. Surviving the deliverance:
Can it still be paranoia when they really are out to get you?
DeAnna L. Hemphill. The effects of
information type and distraction on working memory.
Carla J. Hollinshed. Demystifying panic
Brittany N. Houck. Who is to blame for
the rise in teenage pregnancies?
Sara C. Hollis. Gender differences in
decoding type of voice.
Nick Langley. What tempers the Man of
Cody LeDoux. Fighting the curse: Identity
achievement vs. role-playing confusion.
Ashley M. Lehman. Physical and mental
Brian Lott. The one face of Two-Face.
Erika L. McCaghren. Effects of a
Co-witness and Self-esteem on eyewitness confidence.
Taiquera McNeely. A study on praise and testing
and their relationship to test anxiety.
Ruby J. Moody. How retroactive
interference and gender affect memory recall in eyewitness memory.
Andrea I. Mustafa. The academic genealogy
of Dr. Aneeq Ahmad.
Nathan Nall. The Wonderlific Personnel
Test as a predictor of athletic performance.
Jessica A. Purcell. Adaptation to
university life: Stress and coping among students.
Josue U. Ramirez. Video games and our
Sara Sebek. Suck it! Ego-dystonic
vampirism in the works of Stephanie Meyer.
Gabriel U. Slade. Jungian archetypes in Wise
Leslie M. Thompsom. The effects of
alcohol on opinions of date rape.
Branaie A. Weems. Operant approach to
second language training.
Shannon Witting. Working memory and
Cassidy L. Wilson. Mathematics related
anxiety and the effects of timed testing.
Ann L. Yazak. Disposition and delinquency
in A Clockwork Orange: Fundamental psychopathy
or fundamental attribution error?
Ann L. Yazak. Effects of perceived sexual
orientation upon personal space boundaries.
Jacquelyn Allen. Animal assisted therapy:
A comparative study.
Erica K. Ash. Red planet, Black Lantern.
Erica K. Ash, Wesley P. Brooks, Brad S. Vincent, Cassidy L. Wilson, Nick
Langley, Thaddeus Lloyd, Justin Slaughter, & Summer Delezen. The enemy you know: Frustration and
aggression against the known versus unknown video game opponent.
Kristin Baker. Test anxiety among college
Bethany D. Baldwin. Perceived notions on
personal relationship with people with disabilities.
Summer Delezen. Perspective and
Justina L. DeLong. Religiosity, religious
experiences, and emotions.
Mary S. Derrick. The halo effects and its
relationship to religious judgments.
Daniel Dismuke. Zeroing in on
Expressiveness Beyond Racial Ambiguity – Z.E.B.R.A.
Laura Nicole Garner. Eyewitness
testimonies: Fact or fiction?
David L. Harp, J. Leadership styles: A
look at positive and negative management affecting worker productivity.
Tracy M. Kimble. Race and gender effects
on perceptions of child abuse seriousness.
Lacey A. McCaskill. Psychological effects
of media: Aggressive behavior.
Kenny Norman. It’s all Greek to
me: Factors influencing perception of university organizations and alcohol
Jamie Owens. Electric dreams: How video
games and relaxation exercises influence dream content.
Matt Ragan. From Batman’s bedroom to Vice
City: Retrospective and prospective look at the demonization of entertainment
Sara E. Sebek. Abortion redux: Knowledge
and attitudes among college students.
Gabriel U. Slade. Feelings to fit the
crime: Offense type and trait empathy influence concern for film characters.
Gabriel Slade, Nikki L. Calloway, Ben K. Fry, Cameron S. Hall, Marcus P. Meier,
Laura A. Yazak. Chain saw symphonies: The
role of congruent and incongruent music in horror films.
Candace L. Stokes. A study of changing
attitudes toward glossolalia.
Danielle Watson. Attribution of blame in
Wesley W. Windham. Achievement-related
expectancies: When tone affects task.
Shannon Witting. Irrelevant background
sounds and age-related changes in working memory.
Comics Arts Conference
Benjamin Graves. Adler and Ant-Man: Growing small to feel big.
Jacob Holt. The Malcolm X-Men effect: Magneto as
Darwinist and civil rights leader.
Samantha Hunter. Telekinesis, telepathy, and trauma: Jean
Grey unleashes her powers.
Brian Lott. The Black Widow’s web of psychological
Tiffany Pitcock. A crowded nest: Applying Adler’s birth order
to the Robins.
Halee Smith. The incredible Hulk: Bruce Banner’s
alternate identity or rage personified?
Batgirl begins: Altruistic vs. sensation
seeking motives for costumed crime fighting.
Benjamin Graves. The worth of a Pennyworth.
Erica Ash. Hooked, line and sinker: Addiction and drug
use portrayed in comics.
Erica Ash. Red planet, Black Lantern.
Alex Langley. Correlates of addictive behavior among
comics readers and video game players.
Dustin Nevill. The spider, the bat, and the man from
another planet: An ERIICA Project investigation.
The documentary Legends of the Knight directed by Brett Culp includes a 5-minute feature on our faculty and students, with appearances by students including Zac Breslin, Mitchell Cullins, Brian Lott, J. D. Roberts, Nikki Robertson, Sean Shuttleworth, and the rest of our 2011 Batman special topics class.