Catawba College Psychology Faculty and Students Attend SEPA Annual Meeting
February 28, 2017
Three faculty of the Department of Psychology and 13 students will travel to the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in Atlanta, Ga., March 8-11.
All three faculty (Dr. Erin Wood, Dr. Amy Holmes, and Dr. Sheila Brownlow) served on the Program Committee; two (Holmes, Brownlow) are chairing sessions.
Wood and Holmes are presenters at a symposium titled "Keeping Students' Interest: Class Activities for Undergraduate Psychology Courses."
Several students worked with faculty on research and nine students will present seven research studies, including:
"How Social Status Influences "Affect Language" in Tweets" by Jennifer C. Beach, Sheila Brownlow, and Dr. N. Clayton Silver of the University of Las Vegas, Las Vegas NV;
"How space constraints influence physiological and psychological processes" by Hope J. Woods, Joshua A. Edwards, Breki Bjarnason, and Sheila Brownlow;
"Do color primes influence gender-typed behavior?" by Shannon Wright, Jenna Thompson, & Sheila Brownlow;
The following papers were sponsored by Dr. Brownlow and are being presented in a session for undergraduate researchers:
"Effects of Glucose in Chewing Gum on Memory Performance." Joshua Edwards and Sheila Brownlow;
"Cross-cultural patterns in liking of names and name letters." Taylor King, Gudny Jonsdottir, and Sheila Brownlow;
"Perceptions of infant temperament and behavior as a function of attractiveness and sex-typed expectations." Isabel Vasquez and Sheila Brownlow;
"Effects of background color presentation and word emotionality on recall of text" Shannon Wright and Sheila Brownlow;