Comps, honors papers, and prize-winning works of the Psychology Department 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 Psychology comps from the past five years are available for browsing in Music Hall 313.


Submissions from 2017

Martha Lynn Waterfield, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, Do Classic Hallucinogens Have Therapeutic Properties? A Focus on Depression Treatment

Sarah Elizabeth Whisler, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, The Beneficial Use of Dog Therapy as a Complementary Non-Traditional Treatment in the Elderly Population

Submissions from 2016

Corey Pence Allred, Psychology (PSYC) 2016, The role of anxiety levels in cognitive performance: A study of the emotional Stroop test

Jessica Hellring Arnell and Alexandra Sophia Jordan Dulles, Psychology (PSYC) 2016, What You Did Not Nose About Olfaction: The Psychobiology of Smell

Caleb Eisen Flack, Psychology (PSYC) 2016, The Effects of Supplementing the Brain Disease Model of Mental Illness with Non-Dangerousness Information on Public Stigma

Grace Elizabeth Gilmore, Psychology (PSYC) 2016, SAD all Winter: The Biological Basis of Seasonal Affective Disorder

Sam Hayward, Psychology (PSYC) 2016, The Role of Language and Culture in the Better Than Average Effect: A Cross-Cultural Comparison Between India and the United States

Halie M. Langanki, Psychology (PSYC) 2016, An Effective Model of Alzheimer's Disease

Aidan Robin Larse, Psychology (PSYC) 2016, Caffeine can increase incidence of musical chills: Interactions with song familiarity

Jae Eun Lee, Psychology (PSYC) 2016, Can Reframing the Label Feminist Reduce its Stigma?

Nicoletta Irey LoVerso, Psychology (PSYC) 2016, Effects of Social Anxiety on Visual Perspectives in Memory and Episodic Future Thought

Brandon Lamar Marks, Psychology (PSYC) 2016, Correlation of Identity Style and Personality with Prosocial Behavior

Alice Mei, Psychology (PSYC) 2016, He Said, She Said: Exploring Cognitive Processing and Gender in Perceived Influence of Speech

Christian Paul Nagy, Psychology (PSYC) 2016, In-group facilitation through athletics

Caroline Leigh Roberts, Psychology (PSYC) 2016, Positive Outcome in Siblings of Children with Developmental Disabilities

Zach Franklin Rubin, Psychology (PSYC) 2016, Visual Search in Cotton-top Tamarin (Saguinus oedipus) and College Students

Erwin Daniel-Saah Swaray, Psychology (PSYC) 2016, Influence of an Odor's Emotional Salience when Acting as a Retrieval Cue for Episodic Memory

Alexander Coffin Welna, Psychology (PSYC) 2016, How Students' Drinking Choices Impact Perceptions of their Gendered and Socially Desirable Traits in College

Laura Elinor Westneat, Psychology (PSYC) 2016, Psychological Profiling of Criminal Psychopaths: An Investigation into the Relationship between Behavior and Personality

Jessica Zhou, Psychology (PSYC) 2016, Neuroplasticity of Addiction

Submissions from 2015

Kate Alison Cieslowski, Psychology (PSYC) 2015, Non-Suicidal Self-Injury Disorder: A Case for Inclusion in the DSM

Sophie Alexandra Guterl, Psychology (PSYC) 2015, The potential for progesterone to protect against cocaine-primed relapse in females

Zachary David Heinrich, Psychology (PSYC) 2015, Educational Interventions for Preschoolers in Poverty: A Literature Review & A Proposed Optimal Model

Sarah Hena Jang, Psychology (PSYC) 2015, Biases in Suspect Lineups: The Prototype Effect in Face Recognition

Stacey Rae Grace Johnson and Sophia Taylor Roman, Psychology (PSYC) 2015, In the Mind of a Criminal: A Seminar Development on the Psychological Factors Behind Criminal Behavior

Zoe Levin, Psychology (PSYC) 2015, Young Adults' Pornography Consumption: Is there an Association with Sexual Behavior Preferences and Sexual Expectations?

Abby Lewis, Psychology (PSYC) 2015, Instant Messaging: Can different turn-taking methods improve communication?

Jessica Marie Link, Psychology (PSYC) 2015, Effects of Niacin in an Animal Model of Schizophrenia: Apomorphine-Induced Behaviors in Rats Chronically Treated with Haloperidol

Tanner Austin McNamara, Psychology (PSYC) 2015, Hands-On Neuroscience: Teaching Content, Critical Thinking, and Communication

Yer Moua, Psychology (PSYC) 2015, Mus Pw Tuag Tes Tuag Taws: Sleep Experiences as Predictors of Sleep Paralysis of Hmong College Students

Scarlet Park, Psychology (PSYC) 2015, What Triggers Activity-Based Anorexia? An Investigation of the Interaction between Diet Restriction and Activity and the Necessity of Gonadal Hormones

Alyssa Christine Puritz, Psychology (PSYC) 2015, The cross-sensitization of the dopaminergic system by sex and amphetamine in female rats

Skylar Masuko Tsutsui, Psychology (PSYC) 2015, Audviovisual Speech Integration and Cultural Differences in Gaze Aversion

Elizabeth Thessalon Walcott, Psychology (PSYC) 2015, Psychology of Psychopathy: a five week course

Chavonn Williams, Psychology (PSYC) 2015, Is Poetry A Therapeutic Tool To Heal Survivors of Sexual and In Partner Violence?

Submissions from 2014

Marcos Ernesto Beltran, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, Tool-Use and Functionality in Cotton-Top Tamarins

Eleanor Marta Brown, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, Empathy Deficits in Psychopathy, ASD, and Schizophrenia: Implications for Empathy Functioning and Structure

Mitchell Robert Campbell, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, From Antipathy to Acceptance: The Process of Overcoming Internalized Homophobia

Sanchez Elizabeth Castillo, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, The Effect of Taste on Supertasters' Moral Judgments

Loren Rae Cherry, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, Assumed Common Ground in the Language of Advertisements

Yuna Lee Choi, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, Schizophrenia Pathophysiology a Product of NMDA Receptor and GABA Interneuron Dysregulation in the Prefrontal Cortex and Hippocampus

Claire Cocroft, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, Musical Experience and the Shared Syntactic Integration Resource Hypothesis

Polly Garfield Durant, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, Peer Interactions Throughout Development in Children and Adolescents with Down Syndrome

Nicole Althea Forner, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, Effects of Exercise Intensity on Explicit Memory and Implicit Memory

Wataru Kay, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, Dopamine Pathway Development during Puberty in Female Rats: Understanding the Organizational Impact of Ovarian Hormones

Michael Lederer Kellner, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, The Effects of Cause Marketing on Taste Perception

Megan A. Meads, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, Comparing The Effects of Internal and External Expressions of Felt Luck on Performance

Arielle Melum, Gena Roisum, and Haley Woodward, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, Considering new approaches to reducing recidivism: Alternative therapies in prisons

Jacob Elliot Meyers, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, Working Memory & Executive Functions in Media Multitaskers

Hai Quoc Nguyen, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, The Neuroregenerative Capabilities of the Nervous System

Allison Lynn Parker, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, An Application of the Contact Hypothesis to a Novel Population: Sex Offenders

Jennifer Marie Ramey, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, Gender, not Religiosity, Predicts Differences in Conventional Morality Responses in Undergraduate Students

Jonathon Logan Rowe, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, Stress and Memory: Can Stressed Induced State-Dependency Overcome the Negative Effects of Stress at Retrieval?

Galen Berdelle Ryan, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, The Legitimacy of a "Sex Addiction" Diagnosis

Helen King Strnad, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, The potential for cannabinoids to provide neuroprotection against microglia-­mediated neurotoxicity

Elayne Patrice Teska, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, Psychotherapeutic Treatments for ADHD: Analysis of Parental Perceptions for Parent Behavior Training

Julius F. Tsai, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, A Review of The Methods For Reducing The Effects of Stereotype Threat In The Classroom

Canaan Ashely West, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, Losing a Friend in Adolescence

Bettina Sarah Wiesenthal, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, Facebook Use in Relation to Life Satisfaction and Mindfulness: Is Facebook Distracting Us from Life's Everyday Perks?

Kia X. Yang and Daniel Motta, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, Examining the Effects of Expectancy Confirmation and Stereotype Threat on Student Academic Performance

Mignote Yirdaw and Zainab Wadia, Psychology (PSYC) 2014, Examining Theory of Mind in the Context of Sharing Behaviors in Three-to-Five-Year-Old Children

Submissions from 2013

Priscilla A. Amofa Sr., Psychology (PSYC) 2013, Effects of Neuropeptide S on Spatial Learning and Memory in Rats

Kelly Sue Anderson, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, Prepubertally ovariectomized rats display a conditioned place preference for paced mating

Jordan Anthony Butler and Caleb Alan Hyde, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, The Effects of Priming on Racial Prejudice in a Group Setting

Dylan Cheever, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, Sound Symbolism's Role in Everyday Speech and Developing Languages

Rebecca Cogbill, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, Is there a bed in embedding?: Processing of lexical embedding in multisyllabic words

Allison Cooperman, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, Can Feeling Good Make Us Feel Good About Others? Positive Emotions and Their Effects on Negative Attitudes and Stereotype Application Towards Obesity

Grace Cormier and Melody Zhou, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, Influence of Creativity Dimensions on Cognition and Advertising Effectiveness: Application for the Promotion of Pura Vida Healthy Lifestyle Program

Chantal Donahue, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, The influence of culture on recovery rates of schizophrenia: a comparison of sub-Saharan Africa and the West

Karen Marie Eash, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, Engagement in social learning on a food-retrieval task by cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus Oedipus)

Molly Elizabeth Farry-Thorn, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, Pubertal Gonadal Hormone Exposure Influences Paced Mating Behavior in Female Rats

Sarah Marie Ferrari, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, Psychological Differences between Traditional Healing and Western Therapeutic Practices in Africa

Christopher David Frills, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, Lowering the recidivism rates of sex offenders: A legal and cross-cultural analysis of sex crime in the United States and the Czech Republic

Elliott Gray Johnson, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, Adult but Not Pubertal Ovarian Hormones Lead to Elevated Male Partner Preference in the Female Rat

Elizabeth Berhe Kelati, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, A Comparative Review of Western Versus African Reactions to Traumatic Events and Treatments for Post Traumatic Stress

Anton Ledesma and Eduardo Motino, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, Pathological gambling as a non-substance based addition: the product of maladaptive learning and pathology of motivation

Eric William Leppink, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, Depression and the negative feedback loop: What happens when our support systems are not supportive?

Sofia Cordova Levinson, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, Use of Experimenter Body Orientation by Cotton-top Tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) in a Choice Task

Elliot Griffith Mitchell, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, Of Death and Democracy: Mortality Salience Effects in the 2012 Presidential Election

Yansong Pang, Jeweletter Johnson, and Meiyuzi Gao, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, The Effects of Extraversion on Group Performance in Cooperative and Competitive Memory Tasks

Han Jae Sun, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, A test of cognitive and physiological efficacy of binaural beat recordings and brainwave entrainment resulty for the use of i-doser

Deborah Hui En Tan, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, How Do We Understand Gestures? Lexical representation of emblematic gestures

Lisa Taxier, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, Estrogen and Progesterone Priming Induces Higher Male Odor Preference Independent of Pubertal Ovarian Hormone Exposure

Caitlin Grace Wood, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, White privilege and anti-racist intervention: Developing methods for racial education on a college campus

Jessa Lynn Youso, Psychology (PSYC) 2013, Can they do it? An Evaluation of Altruistic Behavior in Cotton-top Tamarins

Submissions from 2012

Julia Ann Gilbert Baker, Psychology (PSYC) 2012, The Effects of Priming on Emotional and Identity Recognition in Adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder

Alex Brewer and Tanya My Bui, Psychology (PSYC) 2012, Dealing with Feelings: Emotional Intelligence and Resident Assistants at Carleton College

Jacob Monir Canfield, Psychology (PSYC) 2012, Simplified Characters Make for Empathetic Audiences

Audrey Yang Carlsen, Psychology (PSYC) 2012, Why Does My Chicken Taste Purple? - An Exploration of the Neural Basis of Synesthesia

Austen Caitlin Chase and Sonali Gupta, Psychology (PSYC) 2012, Belief in a Just World and Empathy: What Affects Perceptions of Rape Victims?

Robert Daniels, Michael Grinnell, and Mouhamadou Diagne, Psychology (PSYC) 2012, Musical Perception in a "Post-Racial" America: Effect of Age and Violence on Perceived Offensiveness of Rap and Country Lyrics

Zachary S. Delpier, Psychology (PSYC) 2012, Childhood Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder and Adolescent Delinquency

Paul Abraham Dimick, Psychology (PSYC) 2012, Functional Theories of Mirror Neurons: A Research Based Evaluation

Megan Christine Erlandson, Psychology (PSYC) 2012, Depression and Anxiety as Factors in the Course of Cardiovascular and Heart Disease

Rebecca Leah Feldman, Psychology (PSYC) 2012, Is 1942 1853?: Increased Cognitive Abilities in Autistic Individuals

Johanna Maren Fierke, Psychology (PSYC) 2012, Between a Rock and Un Lugar Duro: A study of Spanish-English bilinguals and language differentiation

Naomi Fine, Psychology (PSYC) 2012, 'Can I Play Too?' Theory of Mind and Peer Group Entry Strategy

Rebecca Anna Gourevitch and Colin Prescott MacArthur, Psychology (PSYC) 2012, Connecting People to Services: A Psychology-Based Marketing Campaign for the LINK Center

Lipi Gupta, Psychology (PSYC) 2012, Can a Tutoring Intervention Enhance Social Support and Self-Efficacy of At-Risk Adolescents? A Resilience-Framed Case Study in Delhi, India

Juventina Joan Hahn and Carolyn Hanrahan, Psychology (PSYC) 2012, Romantic Relationships and Emerging Social Media