The second annual Psychology Summer Research Institute was held from May 16-20, 2016. Ten students participated: Jesse Bober, Nicole Bosse, Abigail Caselli, Kayley Crooke, Nathan Edwards, Liz Hilton, Yohan Krumov, Alondra Padilla, Michael Pelletier, and Malvina Pietrzykowski.
These students were introduced to the topics of stress, psychophysiology and behavior analysis by instructors Dr. Diller and Dr. Escoto. Students were also assisted by Rachel Pilver who participated in the Institute last year. These areas of study were used to guide students in literature review, APA style, and statistical analysis as they created independent research projects on specific research questions of their choice. At the end of the seminar, each student presented an electronic poster and discussed their findings.
Despite small sample sizes, some research produced statistically significant results. See the results here. The Institute will continue next year with new faculty and topics. Stay tuned for more information!