Comps, honors papers, and prize-winning works of the Cognitive Science program are featured here. All works have been self-submitted by the student authors. Descriptive information about each work is available to search or browse. Access to the full text of the works is limited to current Carleton affiliates with faculty permission. Learn more about how to submit your work and how to request access to the full text of works.

In addition to this digital archive, physical copies of the Cognitive Science comps from the past five years are available for browsing in Music Hall 313.


Submissions from 2019

Ahmed Abdirahman, What Is Interaction? Embodied Interaction in Human-Computer Interaction, 2019, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Morgan Ross, Quantifying Self-Phones: The Effects of Smartphone Usage on Self-Extension, 2019, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Elliot Schwartz, The Effect of Repetition on Acceptability and Confidence Judgments of Linguistic Tokens, 2019, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Valerie Umscheid, Academic Self-Concept, Theory of Intelligence, and Overconfidence in Late Elementary School, 2019, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Submissions from 2018

Trixie Dao, The Child as a Consumer: Issues with Child-Directed Advertising, 2018, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Submissions from 2017

Hanbit Shiny Choi, The Foreign Language Effect on The Sunk-Cost Fallacy with English-Chinese Bilinguals, 2017, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Charlotte Duong, Effects of Foreign Language of Decision Making, 2017, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Jessi Gant Jacobsen, Talking to nonnative speakers: Investigating language-specific audience design and cognate use, 2017, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Yining Liu, Using Self-paced Reading to Test the Syntactic Structure of Serial Verbs in Mandarin Chinese, 2017, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Sanders Kai McMillan, Creativity Embodied, 2017, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Zachary Taylor Montes, Hallucination as a Response to the Ecological Approach to Perception, 2017, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Charles Hancock Moore, Multisensory Illusions in Peripersonal Space Using Tools in Reality and Virtual Reality, 2017, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Robbye Devyn Raisher, Does Music Make You Smarter? The Legacy of the Mozart Effect®, 2017, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Anna Pauliina Smith, Effects of Cortical Schemas on Memory Trace Competition, 2017, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Laura Katherine Soter, Is Lying Less Wrong in a Foreign Language? Everyday Moral Reasoning and the Moral Foreign Language Effect in the Absence of Outcome Information, 2017, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Hettie Kathryn Stern, Deaf Literacy: Learning to Read English with Strong ASL Skills, 2017, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Submissions from 2016

Alexander Auyeung, Beyond Bambini: Montessori Methods for the College Classroom, 2016, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Connor Ryan Dale, Inattentional Blindness in Early and Middle Childhood, 2016, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Joyce Yu, Neuroprosthetics: Reconnecting with the World, 2016, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Submissions from 2015

Emily Natanya Dorothy Bauer, The Evolution of Narrative Cognition, 2015, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Carl Bou Mansour, Radical Testimony: An Exploration of Radical Embodiment and Credulous Testimony, 2015, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Michelle Chen, To Afford or Not to Afford: Does the Digital Environment Have Affordances?, 2015, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Andrew Hwang, Processing Fluency in Website Navigation, 2015, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Submissions from 2014

Jeffrey Jordan Berg, A Bat and a Ball and a Ballot: Proposing a Cognitive Foundation for Partisan Ambivalence, 2014, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Lauren Kathleen Chuin-Wei Chow, Use What You Already Know: Positive Language Transfer in Adolescent Spanish-Speaking English Language Learners, 2014, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Nicholas Robert Jones, Noah Carnahan, Marcus Huderle, Zach Wood-Doughty, Tony Tran, and Cole Stephan, Plagiarism Detection, 2014, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Rebecca Ruth Plotnick, Is There a Context Effect for the Identification of Brand Logos, 2014, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Submissions from 2013

Benjamin Avi Altshuler, The Puzzle Puzzle: A Cross-disciplinary Approach, 2013, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Kelsey Han, How We Make Meaning: The Mental Representation of Concepts in Cognitive Science, 2013, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Patrick Nalepka, Us or Just You and Me? An Empirical Approach to Understand (Shared) Intentions in Joint Action, 2013, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Lauren Elizabeth Partch, Neuroscience of Free Will, 2013, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Andrea Marie Simenstad, Modeling Moral Cognition: Virtue Ethics and Connectionist Architecture, 2013, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Submissions from 2012

Lauren Maria Hickman, How Cognitive is Cognitive Therapy?, 2012, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Jane Madeleine Tandler, Ordering Disorganization Syndrome: Modeling Schizophrenic Language, 2012, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Submissions from 2010

Elizabeth Hoffman Aeschlimann, Eliciting Emotion and Affect in Moral Judgment: An Examination of Intention, Personal Force and Personal Relevance, 2010, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Heather Renee Campbell, Emergent Consciousness: An ant-based explanation of subjective experience, 2010, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Laura Elise Stone, Stereotype Alteration through a Cognitive Dual-Process Lens: Examining Stereotype Knowledge Structures, Stereotyping Processes, and Perspective Taking, 2010, Cognitive Science (CGSC)

Submissions from 2009

Kathryn Stroud, Cue type and biasing verb presence: factors influencing false memory development in pseudo-jurors, 2009, Cognitive Science (CGSC)