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Psychology students win award at conference

April 29, 2010 | Leave a Comment


Several Campbell University psychology majors attended the annual Carolinas Psychology Conference (CPC) at Meredith College, on Sat., April 17, 2010. The students gave five individual and group presentations on the research projects completed in their Advanced Research Methods class. The Campbell team consisting of students Sarah Elizabeth Reavis and Molly Overholt won the competition. This is Campbell's second victory in this event since 2008.

"The attendance and presentations at this type of conference are a valuable experience because students learn about the format and atmosphere of professional conferences that they might attend in graduate school or as practitioners," said Dr. Jutta Street, associate professor of psychology. "In addition, students can evaluate how their own presentations compare to those of other students. Last but not least, students have fun spending a day with psychology majors from other institutions."

In addition to giving their presentations, the Campbell students also competed in the Psychology Jeopardy event that concluded an active day. Conducted by Dr. Jim Kalat, Psychology Professor at North Carolina State University, Psychology Jeopardy is always one of the highlights of CPC.

The presentations were on the following topics:

Memory and Handedness, presented by Kelly Gregory and Elizabeth Reavis

The Power of Subliminal Messages, presented by Amber Johnson, Andrew hoots, and Valerie Martin

Suggestion of Task Difficulty as related to Performance, presented by Lauren Barker

Emotional effects of exercise on College Students, presented by Krystal Bell, Molly Overholt, and Jaimie Zablocki

The Relationship Between Psychological Well-Being, Spirituality, and Religiosity in College Students

Photo copy: The Campbell team of Sarah Elizabeth Reavis and Molly Overholt won the competition.