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Catawba College Faculty and Students Attend Association Meeting

March 15, 2006

Category: Academics, Faculty, Psychology, Students


Several Catawba College psychology faculty and their students attended the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in Atlanta, Ga., this month.

Dr. Lyn Boulter, professor of psychology, chaired the Association’s Committee for Professional Opportunity (CEPO) undergraduate research poster session and sat on a Psi Chi panel with faculty from other schools discussing "Preparing for Graduate School: Preparation Strategies."   Additionally, Dr. Boulter, along with senior students Sharyn Lyons of Spring Lake and Shelly Ward of Salisbury, presented their work "Do FAS presentations impact knowledge of alcohol-related effects during pregnancy?"

Dr. Karen Horner, associate professor of psychology, and junior Brandon S. Smith of Gastonia presented their research "Does extraversion influence touch and sexual behavior in narcissistic individuals?"   Also, Dr. Horner co-chaired the CEPO undergraduate research poster session with Dr. Boulter.

Dr. Sheila Brownlow, professor of psychology, presented her research with seniors Amanda J. Janas of Concord and Lindsay M. Mellon of Berlin, Conn. entitled "Are women’s spatial abilities improved by successful peer models?" Dr. Brownlow also presented her research with senior Jill A. Makransky of Penns Grove, N.J. "Need for Uniqueness, Self-Acceptance, and name letter matching." Finally, Dr. Brownlow sponsored the research of seniors Virginia Gil and Jessica Jones, both of Salisbury, titled "Influence of socioeconomic status on name letter matching in spouses."