Psychology Department Makes Impression on National Conferences

May 23, 2014 by University of La Verne

From San Francisco to Oregon to Washington D.C., University of La Verne faculty and students are sharing their research with scholars throughout the country.

Members of the Psychology Department gathered for a weekend of thoughtful exchange, dialogue and thought provoking revelations at the Ninety-Fourth Annual Western Psychological Association Conference (WPA).  The event, held April 24-27 in Portland, Oregon, provided an opportunity for students to showcase the research they have been working on this school year, and to attend engaging lectures and presentations as well.

Glenn Gamst, Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Psychology Department, Assistant Professor Luci Martin, who heads the Psychology Department Research Program and Associate Professor Ngoc Bui, who is the advisor to Psi Chi, the International Honor Society in Psychology, attended the WPA conference in Oregon with their students.Screen Shot 2014-05-23 at 11.50.40 AM

“It’s an incredibly rewarding experience to watch students generate an idea, research it, and develop it into a final presentation at a conference among their colleagues,” said Martin, who has worked with the students on their research throughout the year.

In addition to the WPA Conference, Professor Bui has been granted the opportunity to present as a Poster at the Association for Psychological Science (APS) Conference for More Than Reading: College Students’ Perceptions of Different Types of Literacies.”  The 26th Annual APS Convention takes place May 22-25, 2014 in San Francisco, CA.

Rounding out a busy and successful year for the Psychology Department, will be their participation at the American Psychological Association (APA) Conference Presentations which will take place August 7-10, 2014 in Washington D.C.

See the list of student and faculty posters for all of the national conferences below:

APA – American Psychological Association Conference Presentations (August 7-10, 2014 in Washington, D.C.)

Clarifying Expectations for the Supervision Process Between Supervisors and Supervisees” Araks Akopyan, by; Chun-I Li, S. Fairhurst, Allison Hefley, and Piyonik Hartounian (2014, August). Poster session will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

The Positive Impact of Discussing Supervision Priorities Between Supervisors and Supervisees” by; Piyonik Hartounian, Chun-I Li, S. Fairhurst, Araks Akopyan, and Allison Hefley (2014, August). Poster session will be presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

“Addressing Supervision Process and Outcomes” by; Chun-I. Li, S. Fairhurst, Allison Hefley Piyonik Hartounian, Araks Akopyan, and Y. Tsong (2014, August). Chun-I  Li will present the “Defining Supervision Process and Outcomes” symposium at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

“The Moderating Role of Self-Esteem on Trauma History and Sexual Risk” by; Alexis Moreno, Sarah Leclerc, Luci Martin, M. Vosvick, and Julee LaMott (2014). Abstract accepted for presentation at the American Psychological Association’s Annual Conference.

APS – Association for Psychological Science Conference Presentations (May 22-25, 2014 in San Francisco, CA)

Screen Shot 2014-05-23 at 11.50.56 AM“More Than Reading: College Students’ Perceptions of Different Types of Literacies”  Ngoc Bui (2014) has been accepted for presentation as a Poster at the 26th APS Annual Convention.

WPA – Western Psychological Association Conference Presentations (April 24-27, 2014 in Portland, OR)

Big Five Personality Traits as Predictors of Healthy Behaviors” Cristina Balesh, Thelma Rocha, Elsa Ferris, Luci Martin, and Y. Cespedes-Knadle (2014). Abstract accepted for presentation at the Western Psychological Association’s Annual Conference.

The Similarity Principle and Attitudes Toward Celebrities: Identification and Parasocial Interaction Factors” by; Ngoc Bui (2014) has been accepted for presentation as a Poster.

Confirmatory Factor Analysis of the Acculturation” by; Glenn Gamst and L. S. Meyers (2014). Rating Scale-II Scale 2 has been accepted for presentation as a Poster.

“Trauma History, Experiences of Guilt and Attitudes Toward Sexuality” by; Sarah Leclerc, Alexis Moreno, Julee LaMott, Luci Martin, and M. Vosvick, M (2014). Abstract accepted for presentation at the Western Psychological Association’s Annual Conference.

“A Qualitative Analysis of Small Business Persons Entrepreneurial Values and Motivations” by; Melissa Mendoza, S. Castellanos, S. Garcia, M. Grace, S. Horn, S. Lilie, B. Machado, G. Sjobeck, Roy Kwon, and Glenn Gamst (2014). Has been accepted for presentation as a Poster.

Ethnic Identity, Mindfulness Skills and Sport-Related Anxiety in Student Athlete” by Errin Price, Lisa Ferrouge, Luci Martin, and Megan Granquist (2014). Abstract accepted for presentation at the Western Psychological Association’s Annual Conference.

“Differences in the Health Behaviors of Student Athletes and Non-Athletes” by; Damian Rodriguez, David Contreras, Luci Martin, Megan Granquist, Megan and Y. Cespedes-Knadle, (2014). Abstract accepted for presentation at the Western Psychological Association’s Annual Conference.

Type D Personality Relates to Experiences in Close Relationships” by; Danika Sciarrotta, Kathleen Ratcliff, Luci Martin, and Y. Cespedes-Knadle (2014). Abstract accepted for presentation at the Western Psychological Association’s Annual Conference.

“Psychometric Properties of the Fatalism Scale in an Ethnically Diverse U.S. Sample” by; Rachael Sullivan, Kyle Bosshart, Luci Martin, and Y. Cespedes-Knadle (2014) Abstract accepted for presentation at the Western Psychological Association’s Annual Conference.

The posters, presentations and symposiums at the various conferences reflect the extensive research and dedication by students and faculty of the University of La Verne Psychology Department as they extend the University’s principals of research and life-long learning into their field of study.

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