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.

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Submissions from 2016

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submissions from 2015

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submissions from 2014

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submissions from 2013

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Submissions from 2012

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Michael Omar Hanna, The Mindfulness Impact on Empathy: An Examination of Empathy using the Cognitive Theory of Emotion, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Seohyun Kim, Difficulty of gestalt processing in high functioning vs. low functioning autistic individuals, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Davis Tower Kingsley, Potential Bayesian Improvements to Mediation Analysis in Social Psychology Research, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Adriane Sara Kisch-Hancock, Appearance and credibility: How does one's apparel affect his or her perceived trustworthiness and assigned fine in a criminal setting?, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Colin Prescott MacArthur, Finding the Lost Navigation Guidelines: Next Generation Website Usability Guidelines, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Jessica Lynn McCormick, A Review of Cognitive Biases in Individuals with Disordered Eating Patterns, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Amy Strauss Murdoch, Do Immediate Contextual Cues Affect Ways of Knowing?, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Daniel Isaac Nathan, Is L8r A Word? Semantic Priming In Electronic Communication Shortcuts, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Molly Claire Nichols, Neural Foundations for Sensory Processing Abnormalities in Autism: The Weak Central Coherence Account versus the Intense World Theory, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

true William Overholt and David Weidner Williams, Cultural and economic components of the country of origin effect: Advertisement evaluations for goods and services among multicultural individuals, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)