2022 Student Research Symposium

Table of Contents

Poster Session 1: 10:30am-11:45am

Field Placement, Internship, Practicum

  1. Intro Field Placement experience at JMU's Adult Degree Program
    Maggie Lindler
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  2. Field Placement Experience at the Victim Witness Program in the Commonwealth Attorney's Office in Harrisonburg, Virginia
    Katherine Powell
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  3. Field Placement at the Virginia Institute of Autism
    Haley Gardner
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  4. Field Placement at Bluestone Elementary School
    Annaliese Gandet

    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  5. Field Placement at Adagio House
    Sage Miller
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  6. Victim Advocacy and the Victim / Witness Program
    Samantha Finfrock
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  7. Field Placement Experience: Virginia Institute of Autism
    Morgan Mabery
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  8. Healthy Families Shenandoah/Page County
    Rachel Janney
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  9. Field Work Experience at Rockingham-Harrisonburg Alcohol Safety Action Program
    Faith Fischetti
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  10. Implementation of Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy on Patients with Substance Use Disorders
    Julia Smaltz
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  11. Field Placement at the FairField Center
    Lexi Mason
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  12. Group Music Interventions for Dementia Residents: Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community
    Mona Al-Bizri
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo

Research

  1. Intercorrelations between Essentialist Beliefs and the Social Identities of Religion, Political Affiliation, and Nationality
    Truman Deree
    Honors Thesis
    Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Blankenship
  2. You are What You (Can’t) Eat: Neoliberalism and Perceptions of Charitable Food Assistance Recipients
    Lucas Hopper
    Honors Thesis
    Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Blankenship
  3. Autonomy restriction as a predictor of adolescent social difficulties
    Abigail Carlson
    Honors Thesis
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  4. Effects of Media Framing on Perceptions of Mental Illness
    Lauren Kristofco
    Honors Thesis
    Advisor: Dr. Kethera Fogler
  5. How many objects smiled at you today? Emotions in Pareidolia
    Cate Hickman, Caraline Christie, & Katelyn Morgan
    Honors Thesis
    Advisor: Dr. Krisztina Jakobsen
  6. Interactions between autonomy supportive parenting and social media use on health risk behaviors in students at James Madison University
    Georgia Plater
    Honors Thesis
    Advisor: Dr. Monica Reis-Bergan
  7. COVID-19 Consequences: Examining Death Saturation and Presidential Support During a Pandemic
    Peter Montwill, Kathleen Angle, Emma Coleman, Kara Ferrell, Alexander Jesseman, & Alice Klein
    Advisor: Dr. Lindsey Harvell-Bowman
  8. Adolescent Experiences as Predictors of Romantic Jealousy in Adulthood
    Jaclyn Snyder
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  9. "You Mean You Don't Have Instagram?" Using Focus Groups to Better Understand Non-Social Media Users
    Joseph Berrettini, Faith Fischetti, Kyra Gensone & Marina George
    Advisor: Dr. Jaime Kurtz
  10. The Effects of Race and Vaccine Hesitancy on Response Affect
    Emily Chavez, Jacob Tran & Karimah Turner
    Advisor: Dr. Kala Melchiori
  11. Do Social Appeals to Vaccine Hesitancy Differ due to Race?
    Ezrah R. Hickey, Corinne U. Polk-Trauman, & Morgan E. Melchor
    Advisor: Dr. Kala Melchiori
  12. A Face in the Clouds: Attentional Bias for Pareidolia
    Madison Lane, Rachel Kim & Sarah Caldwell
    Advisor: Dr. Krisztina Jakobsen
  13. Contextual and Demographic Factors Impacting Detection of Vocal Ovulation Cues
    Mona Al-Bizri, Maria Andreu, Madison Chang, Samantha Conner, Sarah Heymsfeld, Jill Lang, & Emma Malinowski
    Advisor: Dr. Melanie Shoup-Knox
  14. The Voice as an Honest Signal of Fertility
    Mona Al-Bizri, Maria Andreu, Madison Chang, Samantha Conner, Sarah Heymsfeld, Jill Lang, & Emma Malinowski
    Advisor: Dr. Melanie Shoup-Knox

Oral Presentations: 12:00-12:45PM

  1. Group Music Interventions for Dementia Residents: Virginia Mennonite Retirement Community
    Mona Al-Bizri
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  2. Loving the Skin You’re In: The Mediating Role of Internalized Racism Between Skin Color Satisfaction and Self-Esteem
    Lauryn Miller
    Honors Thesis
    Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Blankenship
  3. Field Placement at Western State Hospital: Utilizing Hypothetical Vignettes in Restoration
    Katelyn Fuller
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo

Poster Session 2: 1:00-2:15pm

Field Placement, Internship, Practicum

  1. Field Placement Experience at the JMU Adult Degree Program
    Samantha Conner
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  2. Field Placement Experience at Healthy Families and Community Partners
    Amanda Good
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  3. Field Placement Experience at Western State Hospital
    Alice Klein
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  4. Field Placement at the Fairfield Center
    Nicole Damanda
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  5. Field Placement at Western State Hospital: Utilizing Hypothetical Vignettes in Restoration
    Katelyn Fuller
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  6. Field Placement Experience at the Harrisonburg-Rockingham Community Services Board
    Michelle Pineda-Hernandez
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  7. Introductory Field Placement at The Arc of Harrisonburg
    Alyssa Smith
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  8. Field Placement at Summit House
    Abigail Hopkins & Claire Peterson
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  9. Victim Witness Program
    Grace Johnson
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  10. Field Placement at HRCSB Children's Case Management: Exploring the Effect of Nutrition on Pediatric Mental Health
    Anya Keurajian
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  11. The Services and my Experiences with The Collins Center
    Aya Nassif
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  12. Dukes Say Hi: A Campaign to Promote Social Connection on a College Campus
    Emily Brayton, Catherine LeHanka, Katherine Fike, Kimberly Fisher, Mary Beth Callis, & Kevin Cottrell
    Advisor: Dr. Natalie Kerr

Research

  1. Loving the Skin You’re In: The Mediating Role of Internalized Racism Between Skin Color Satisfaction and Self-Esteem
    Lauryn Miller
    Honors Thesis
    Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Blankenship
  2. Conflict Resolution Styles Across Adolescent Social Relationships as Predictors of Future Psychosocial Adjustment
    Emily Ricko
    Honors Thesis
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  3. The Relationship Between Pet Separation, College Adjustment, and Loneliness in College First-Year Students
    Diamira Elder
    Honors Thesis
    Advisor: Dr. Jaime Kurtz
  4. Does Mindfulness Meditation Reduce Barriers to Social Connection?
    Emily Brayton
    Honors Thesis
    Advisor: Dr. Natalie Kerr
  5. The Effects of Cannabis on Sleep, Circadian Rhythm, and Cognition in Young Adults
    Catharine Trice, Hunter McWilliams, Ethan Hoffman, Olivia Hornung, Isabelle Kennealy, Sureyya Sanchez & Gabby Trimp
    Advisor: Dr. Jeff Dyche
  6. Feelings toward People with Health Conditions, COVID-19 Prevention Behaviors, & Vaccine Hesitancy Beliefs
    Alyssa DiPalermo, Lauryn Miller, & Shamara Woodfaulk
    Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Blankenship
  7. Place Identity Dimensionality and Politics Among College Students
    Amira Saudi, Zig Solo-Sakss, Lucas Hopper, & Esther Garcia
    Advisor: Dr. Benjamin Blankenship
  8. The Impact of Goal Setting on Vigilance in Large Classes
    Grace Johnson
    Advisor: Dr. Claire Lyons
  9. The Effectiveness of the Lifespan Human Development Teaching Assistant (TA) Course
    Aisha Ullah
    Advisor: Dr. Claire Lyons
  10. Negative Life Experiences as Predictors of Future Stress: The Moderating Roles of Conflict Resolution Skills and Personality Characteristics
    Samantha Sitzman
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  11. Social Media Behaviors as Predictors for Romantic Jealousy
    Julia C. Smaltz
    Advisor: Dr. David Szwedo
  12. Focus Groups on Improving Motivation Within the General Education Program at JMU
    Emily Anan, Samantha Conner, Alexa Cornejo-Longa, Madison Fonseca, Corinne Polk-Trauman, & Dr. Kenn Barron
    Advisor: Dr. Kenn Barron
  13. HOW NEGATIVE EMOJI CHANGE THE TONE OF TEXT MESSAGES
    Emily Brayton, Lauren Love, Olivia Neddermeyer, Courtney West, Brighton Wilson, Ana Biondo, & Hailey Rossi
    Advisor: Dr. Sri Siddhi N. Upadhyay
  14. Factors Related to Attitudes Toward Animals
    Abigail Carlson, Jessica Dobbs, Diamira Elder, Ashley Harrell, Samantha Finfrock, Vanessa Hindle, Mary-Grace Romano, & Erin Alderman
    Advisor: Dr. Suzanne Baker
  15. Competing Risks: The Correlation Between Varying Social Media Based Platforms and Body Dissatisfaction in College Women
    Marina George
    Honors Thesis
    Advisor: Dr. Jamie Kurtz
  16. The Effect of Information Inconsistency on Attitude Polarization
    Corey Coldren
    Honors Thesis
    Advisor: Dr. Kevin Apple
  17. America Shut Down: The Impact of Endless Mortality Salience, Social Media Use, and Political Ideology on Health Perceptions at the Start of the COVID-19 Pandemic
    Peter Montwill, Kathleen Angle, Emma Coleman, Kara Ferrell, Alexander Jesseman, & Alice Klein
    Advisor: Dr. Lindsey Harvell-Bowman