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Honors Projects

Undergrad Research

Many psychology majors choose to complete an Honors project on a topic of their interest. Most or all of the work associated with an Honors project is done in the senior year, though it may be begun earlier, and culminates in a research or critical paper or its counterpart in the creative arts.

Here's a recent sampling of Honors projects completed by psychology majors:

2012-2013:

  • Brandon Campbell: Vygotsky in Context
    Brien Ashdown, Advisor
  • Nicholas D’Alberto: The Effect of Reward on Inhibitory Control: An Electrophysiological Study
    Jeffrey Greenspon, Advisor
  • Jordunn Joubert: Lexical Ambiguities: Using Context and Dominance of Meaning to Reduce the Subordinate Bias Effect
    Michelle Rizzella, Advisor

2010-2011:

  • Michael Doane: Religion and Health:  A Study Among Students in the Republic of Ireland
    Portia Dyrenforth, Adviser

2008-09:

  • Allison Art '09: Increasing Stamina to Combat Racial Anxiety in Interratial Interactions
    Prof. Jonathan Iuzzini, Adviser
  • Tara Gentile '09: Individual Differences in Empathic Accuracy: Personality and Romantic Relationships
    Prof. Jonathan Iuzzini, Adviser
  • Alexandra Haseotes '09: Effects of Single-sex Versus Co-ed Academic Environments on the Admired Qualities of High School Females
    Prof. Ronald Gerrard, Adviser
  • Katherine (Casey) Marshall: The Kindergarten Literacy Initiative Project: A Look into the Factors Associated With Early Literacy of Incoming Kindergarteners
    Prof. Julie Newman Kingery, Adviser
  • Tyson R. Reuter '09: Friendship Quality and Adjustment in College Students
    Prof. Julie Newman Kingery, Adviser

2007-08

  • Mark L. Abroms '08: Implications of Attachment Styles and Conflict Resolution Strategies on Relationship Satisfaction: Integration of Behavioral and Self-Report Measures
    Prof. Masataka Nunokawa, Adviser
  • Sadé M. Jones '08: A Social Psychological Examination of the Predictors of Positive and Negative Interracial Interactions on Predominantly White College Campuses
    Prof. Jonathan Iuzzini, Adviser
  • Shyamia A. Stone '08: A Social Psychological Examination of the Predictors of Positive and Negative Interracial Interactions on Predominantly White College Campuses
    Prof. Jonathan Iuzzini, Adviser
  • Rachel A.M. Sumner '08: Einstein and Me: Personality Moderators of Assimilation and Contrast Effects
    Prof. Ronald Friedman, Adviser

 

CLUBS

The Psychology Society and Active Minds are student-run organizations that may be of interest to students studying psychology.

For more information about these organizations or to learn about starting your own psychology-themed club, contact Cully Seamans (seamans@hws.edu) in the Office of Student Activities.