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 2019

William E. Lanzillo, Studio Art (ARTS), Psychology (PSYC) 2019, Reimagined Sculpture

Chris Leppink-Shands, Psychology (PSYC) 2019, nterspecies Cooperation in Cooperative Breeders: A Cooperative Button-Pushing Task with Cotton-Top Tamarins (Saguinus oedipus)

Charlotte Liu, Psychology (PSYC) 2019, Re-examining the Immigrant Paradox on Adolescents’ Internalizing Mental Health: The Mediating Roles of Family and School Support

Xinyi Liu, Psychology (PSYC) 2019, If It Bleeds, It Leads: Human Curiosity Regarding Negative Social Events

Alexander S. Mackiel Jr, Psychology (PSYC) 2019, Aggression as a Strategy for Solving Adaptive Problems of Mating

Marshall Ma, Psychology (PSYC), Statistics (STAT) 2019, Do App-Based Mindfulness Programs Reduce Stress and Increase Well-Being?

Annika Martensson, Psychology (PSYC) 2019, The Effects of Photo-Based Social Media on Disordered Eating, Body Image, and Excessive Exercise

Nam Anh Quoc Nguyen, Psychology (PSYC) 2019, Revenge in Romantic Relationships and Intimate Partner Violence

Isabelle Rieth, Psychology (PSYC) 2019, The Role of the VMHvl in Aggression and Reproductive Behaviors: Implications for Sexual Violence

Edylwise Romero, Psychology (PSYC) 2019, “He shot at us as we ran away”: Filial Piety and Intimate Partner Violence in the Philippines

Nicholas Schally, Psychology (PSYC) 2019, Child-Focused, Parent-Focused, and Integrated Therapy in Child-to-Parent Violence

Maddie Sherwood, Psychology (PSYC) 2019, Intermittent Explosive Disorder: Neurobiological Correlates, Role of Childhood Trauma, and Treatment Interventions

Phoebe Smith, Psychology (PSYC) 2019, Addicted or Not: An Evaluation of the Psychological Processes Involved in Social Media Addiction

Olivia Sterling-Maisel, Psychology (PSYC) 2019, Narcissism in Organizational Contexts: Do You Want Narcissists in Your Workplace?

Sandra M. Taylor, Psychology (PSYC) 2019, Monitoring Mental Health Through The Use of Mobile Sensoring of Heart Rate and Heart Rate Variability

Anna Viner, Psychology (PSYC) 2019, The Importance of Replication as Applied to the Milgram Studies

Julia Wellisch, Psychology (PSYC) 2019, Understand and Preventing Vicarious Trauma in Counseling Professionals

Lena Elisabeth White, Psychology (PSYC) 2019, Never Forget, Never Again: Effects of Historical Victimization on Jewish Attitudes Towards the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict

Submissions from 2018

Evan Robert Anderson, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Revisability in Text-Based Communication: Turn-Taking and Collaborative Efficiency

Sophie Louise Bokor, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, The Synergistic Effect of Unwanted Pregnancy and Low Socioeconomic Status on Adverse Outcomes for Child Health and Psychosocial Development

Azucena Briones, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Cognitive and Social Motivations for Codeswitching

Jeremy Aaron Brog, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Depressive State Personality: A Review of Personality and Depression Literature

Brandon Allen Carrillo, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Putting the FAKE in FAKE NEWS: The relationship between trust-relevant social priming and judgments of truth

Emily Bliss Cudhea-Pierce and Maryam Hedayati, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Are Transfer Effects in the Cards? Mnemonic training on Speed Cards and its effects on other cognitive tasks

Katie Li Eppard, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Investigating conservation of number in cotton-top tamarins (Saguinus oedipus) and young children (Homo sapiens) when motivation is increased

Nnenna O. Ezem, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, STEM vs Fem: A Cognitive and Social Approach to Examining the Different Factors Potentially Keeping Black Women Out of STEM Fields

Anna Marie Flitner, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Examining the Influence of Intervention Programs on Kindergarten Readiness: An Evaluation of Bridges to Kindergarten

Maurice Edward Hicks, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Lucid Dreaming Therapy as an Effective Cognitive Approach in the Treatment of PTSD

Paulina Men Min Hoong, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Examining Self-Presentation in Online Dating Using Social Exchange Theory

Dorrian Jaffe, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, The Effects of Irregular Ghrelin, Leptin, and Dopamine Levels on the Development of Anorexia Nervosa

Dorrian Sage Jaffe, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, The Effects of Irregular Ghrelin, Leptin, and Dopamine Levels on the Development of Anorexia Nervosa

Sophia Campbell Jenkins, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Schemas and Narrative: The Effect of Stories Read on Stories Told

Lauren Grace Kempton, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Time to give up on a single animal model of autism spectrum disorder

Sandy Lor, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Parental Traumatic Experiences May Predispose Children to Develop Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder Later in Life: An Epigenetic Perspective

Sarah Wynne Magid, Ilia Harat Widman, and Theresa Marie Green, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Effect of Prior Consensual Sexual Activity and Perpetrator Reputation on Rape Blame

Byronlyn Evelyn Agnes Mappy, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Primary Use of MRI and fMRI in ADHD Assessment as a Qualitative Tool to Counter the Effects of Clinician Bias, Age, Gender, and SES

Vanessa Martinez-Hernandez, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Do We Work Harder When We Receive Less? Comparing Pigeon and Human Effort Toward Easy and Difficult Schedules of Reward

Paula Caley Mattlin, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Potential Applications of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy in Middle School Students Across Levels of Functioning, Well-Being, Diagnosis, and Lack of Diagnosis

Adam Gabriel Moreno-Mendelson, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Sister Morphine: Treating Adolescent Opioid Addiction

Aidan Francis Mullan, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, My Group is Better Than Yours: Perception of Personality and Character Differences Under Minimal Groups

Nina Emily Muller, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Resilience Through Dog Ownership and its Applications

Timothy K. Oliver, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Gender and Partner Type Have Significant Effects on Theory of Planned Behavior Variables Regarding Condom Use

Helen Anne Paglia, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, ΔFosB/FosB expression in the ventromedial hypothalamus as an indicator of the rewarding aspects of olfactory/auditory cues of mating in sexually naïve female rats

Kelsey T. Plank and Wendy Lo, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Conceptual Pacts: Optimizing the Spectrum of Flexibility for Effective Communication

Laudie Rose Soltero Porter, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, "Though this be madness, yet this is method in 't" The role of dialectic shifting in the comprehension of Shakespearean verse

Abigail Sharer, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Exercising Effectiveness: Examining the Relationship Between Exercise, Self-Efficacy, and Anxiety

Steve Muhammad Toure, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Media Representation: Effects on Perception of Women and Gendered Performances

Katie Olsen Tritschler, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Learning in Two Languages: Examining Language Allocation Practices in Immersive Primary Education

Alperen Turrkol, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Remembering Ads: Relationship between Types of Recall and Effectiveness of Advertisements

Sabrina Ellena Velasco, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, The Link Between the Brain-Gut Axis and Depression via Tryptophan Metabolism and Microbes

Caroline McConnell Wheeler, Psychology (PSYC) 2018, Statistical Inference in College Students and Cotton-Top Tamarins (Saguinus oedipus)

Submissions from 2017

Gabrielle Bierlein-De La Rosa, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, Increased Fos Expression in the Right Prefrontal Infralimbic Subregion of Sexually Experienced Female Rats

Daniel Max Black, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, Pair Bonding and Romantic Love are Driven by Parallel Reward Areas but Differ in Recruitment of Cortical and other Sub-Cortical Areas

Allison Anna Brown, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, The Comorbidity of Psychopathy and Substance Abuse Disorder

Violet Aurora Brown, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, More Than Meets the Ear: Contributions of Vision to Spoken Word Recognition

Jocelene Caballero, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, Exploring Prejudice Reduction Models: How effective is Intergroup Contact in Reducing Prejudice in School Children?

Sijin Chen, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, Tactical Deception in Cotton Top Tamarins (Saguinus oedipus)

Peter James Dehkes, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, Does false familiarity affect confidence?

Kara Reid Forde, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, Laughing Away Our Troubles: How Humor Functions as a Mechanism for Coping with Stress

Elissa Ann Koele, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, The Effect of Emotional Valence on Primacy/ Recency Memory in College Students, Geriatric Patients, Alzheimer's Patients, and Cotton-Top Tamarins

Joshua Huang Kwan and Erick Sirisoukh, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, Was That a Compliment? The Costs and Benefits of Positive Stereotypes Through the Lens of the Asian American Model Minority Stereotype

Leslie Shuying Mei, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, The Effect of Feedback Presentation on Perceptions of Personality Assessment

Madeleine Merchant, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, Group Differences in Audiovisual Integration

Austin Reid Neureiter, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, ADHD: A Cross Cultural Examination of Measured Prevalence

Rachel Elizabeth Olson, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, Factors Contributing to Eating Disorder Prevalence in Post-Communist Czech Republic

Acer Kaiaina Takeo Pahukoa, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, Perceived Differences and Stigma Associated with Gender in Sports

Riley Jacob Phelps, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, Choking Under Pressure in Sport and the Ameliorating Effects of Education

Katharine Johanne Picard, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, The Role of Family in the Development and Treatment of Eating Disorders

Pombie Silverman, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, Dietary Patterns and Self-Harm Risk in Adolescents

Pombie Sarah Camilla Magalhaes Silverman, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, Dietary Patterns and Self-Harm Risk In Adolescents

Melanie Hagen Teruya, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, I told you not to listen! Do warnings decrease the effect of Social Contagion on false memory formation?

Claire Lorane Thallon, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, The Pathophysiology of Alzheimer's in the Entorhinal Cortex: Evidence for an integrative model on the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's

Ethan Joel Trujillo, Ian Kodjovi Kpachavi, and Ria Sekhawat, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, Brand Recognition: The Impacts of Fear and Humor

Stephanie Valle and Kelsey Qu, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, The Effect of Attributional Retraining on Self Efficacy for Math Abilities in Middle School Students

Marcus A. van Ginkel, Psychology (PSYC) 2017, Cognitive Enhancement Effects of Adrafinil on Spatial Working Memory of Rats

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