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 2012

Veronica Leigh Pena, Effect of 17 beta-estradiol on an Object Recognition Task in Alzheimer's Induced Rats, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Mallory Catherine Pernell, The Effects of Stigma on Individuals With Schizophrenia, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Tasha Wei Rhoads, Owen Donald Alldritt, and Danny Mills Forman, Choosing Luck: The Effects of Luck and Choice on Performance, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Ally Shaw and Emily Winer, Low-Income Latinos in the United States: Dietary Habits and The Health Belief Model, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

David Lawrence Steefel-Moore and Anushka Rajesh Patel, Gestalt Processing in Autistic Adolescents, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Kathryn Diane Stinebaugh, Deconstructing Attitudes towards Smoking: Exploring the Underlying Components of Explicit and Implicit Attitudes, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Johara Suleiman and Elizabeth Giraud, Predictors of Negative Cross-Group Attitudes between Somali Immigrants and Native Born Americans, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Catherine Amelia Clare Townes, The effects of Conspecificity and familiarity on social learning in cotton-top tamarins (saguinus oedipus), 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Lor Vue, Cues and Personality: How Valid are Using Cues to Judge Someone's Personality?, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Turner Gambill Wadington, The effect of β-amyloid injection on different remembered aspects of the Morris Water Maze in rats, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Jolene K. Walter, The Power of the Story: How the Way We Talk About Our Experiences Shapes the Way We Remember Them, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Ari Jacob Warshawsky and Kayla Jo Kramer, An Investigation of Why Mere Thoughts of Money Buffer Feelings of Social Exclusion, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Abby Wills, Are Funnier People Healthier People? Reviewing the Relationship Between Humor and Health, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Heather Yang, Give Me or Else: Power Dynamics in Food Sharing by Tamarin Monkey Breeding Pairs, 2012, Psychology (PSYC)

Submissions from 2011

Mohd Yusoff Jabir Bin, Felt Misunderstanding and Motivation: Differences between East Asians and European Americans, 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

Katie Lynn Boudreaux, Perceptual Categorization in Pigeons: Closed vs Open Geometric Shapes, 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

Emily Cogsdill and Emily Snyder, The effects of laughter on pain tolerance using a cold-pressor task, 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

Stephen Paul Ferber, Meditation's effect on the brain: A neurobiological analysis, 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

Avi B. Fine, Unconventional and Understudied Benefits of Prayer: Investigating the Effects of Prayer on Attention, 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

Christian Benjamin Foster, Human Deception and Cognitive Development with Regard to Theory of Mind, 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

Jacqueline Lee Gauer, Exploring the Relationship Between Self-Verification and Authenticity in Friendships, 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

Galen Christopher Kast and Elizabeth Low, Advertising and the ELM: An integrative approach to the dual-process model and its application to the promotion of "Go! Northfield", 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

William Grant Lindsley, Ethics of Placebo Use for the Clinical Treatment of Pain, 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

Jeffrey M. Maneval, The Norepinephrine Precursor L-threo-DOPS Does Not Attenuate Cognitive Deficits in a Rat Model of Alzheimer's Disease, 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

Graham Haines Nelson, Personality and Coping Behaviors in Response to the Breakup of Dating Relationships, 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

Victor Julio Ramirez, Investigating the neuroanatomical pathology of schizophrenia: using correlate models of dreaming and drug-induced psychosis, 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

Lucy Marie Schroeder, The neural correlates of spiritual and religious experience, 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

Larissa Anne Silverman, Nicotine and Endocannabinoids: Effects on Short Term Learning and Memory, 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

Merritt Ann Swain, The Effects of Sleep Duration on Motor Performance and Mood, 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

Clinton Gerald Ulmer, The Effect of Post-Training Administration of Alcohol on Memory Consolidation in Rats, 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

Hillary Jane Doescher Wiener, Individual Differences in Advice Seeking, 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

Hillary Jane Doesche Wiener and Amy S. Teller, Variation in bitter taste perception between moral vegetarians and non-vegetarians, 2011, Environmental Studies (ENTS), Psychology (PSYC)

Geoffrey Leuba Williams, Priming Stigmatized Groups to Change Intellectual Ability, 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

Rachel Zucker, Extraversion-Targeted Interventions to Promote Exercise: The Low Efficacy of Personality-Congruent Attempts, 2011, Psychology (PSYC)

Submissions from 2010

William T. Adler, Auditory Metrical Coordination of Attention on a Visual n-back Task, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Philip Richard Blue, Multiple Types of Resilience: Self-Enhancing Bias and Positive Emotions as Predictors of Ego-Resilience, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Molly Alice Bresslour, When Do We Support Positions Advanced by an Opposing Political Party? The Effects of Political Party Labels on Attitudes, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Rose Elia Chahla, Finding Happiness: Internal and External Determinants of Subjective Well-Being, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Irene F. Dennison, Adult Exploration and Secure Base Priming, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Katherine Anne Ehni, An Analysis of Exogenous and Endogenous Factors in Delay Discount Rates, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Amy Grace Elson, Stuck on the Hedonic Treadmill? It May Not (Completely) Be Your Fault: The Role of Personality, Social Relationships, Genes and the Individual on Happiness, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Benjamin Ethan Ericsson Garwin, Endocannabinoid Signaling Required for Spatial Memory Encoding and Contextual Recall: Neuropragmatic Theory and a Rat Model, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Anna Katelore Heinzerling, Adult Attachment and Standards for Best Friends and Romantic Partners, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Addie Laura Honeycutt, Lessons in Pretending: Scaffolding Theory of Mind and Perspective Taking through Pretend Play, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Dan Jasper Jensen, Patient-Focused Research: The History, Problems, and Benefits of Implementing Outcome Tracking Systems in Psychotherapy, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Katherine Blair Jones, The Call of the Wild: Discrimination of Music and Monkey Calls in Cotton-Top Tamarin Monkeys, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Rita Nabh Kanagat, Music and Anxiety: A Study, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Kyungmin Kim, Cognitive Intervention Addressing Gambling Related Irrational Beliefs, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Anne Marie Merrill, Internal and External Motivation to Respond Without Prejudice Against Overweight Individuals, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Stephanie Moberg, Academic applications of adolescent attachment relationships, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Elizabeth Musz, Not All Modifiers Are Created Equal: Evidence for Differential Processing of Modal Verbs in Advertising Text, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Samantha Kristine Peterson, Another Potential Excuse: The Role of Parental Authority in Students' Procrastination, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Matthew Charles Kern Pieh, Dietary Soy Phytoestrogens Alter Sexual Behaviors in Male Rats, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Nicole Elizabeth Reich, Methodological Issues of Teaching Scientific Reasoning Skills to Elementary Students: Inconsistent Definitions and Insufficient Participant Detail, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Katherine Richey, Slurs and Stereotypes: Automatic Stereotype Activation in Non-Insulting Contexts, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Laura O'Sullivan Schlosser, Effects of Methylphenidate and Environmental Enrichment on Spatial Memory in Rats, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Katie L. Silbiger, Evaluating Educational Initiatives for Gifted and Talented Students, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Brianne M. Wooldridge, The Relationships of Positive Psychology: Specifically Personality and Social Interactions with Happiness, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Submissions from 2009

Adam Brown, The weakest link: bilingual lexical access and the orthographic size congruity effect, 2009, Psychology (PSYC)

Frank M. Dolce, How can I read this title? The contributions of pre-lexical and sub-lexical pathways to Chinese word recognition, 2009, Psychology (PSYC)

Katelyn Donisch, Using gain-framed messaging to change attitudes toward menstruation and menstrual suppression, 2009, Psychology (PSYC)

Lacey Dorman, Goal urgency versus goal importance: which goals do people pursue and which goals lead to satisfaction?, 2009, Psychology (PSYC)

Yusi He, A review of current estrogen research: implications and future directions, 2009, Psychology (PSYC)

Adelle Housker, What Causes Proofreading Errors?, 2010, Psychology (PSYC)

Juliana Houston, Exercise and stress reduction: testing a theory of arousal attribution, 2009, Psychology (PSYC)

Annelise Lawson, To burn out or fade away: the effects of the peak/end rule on prospective assessments of life quality, 2009, Psychology (PSYC)

Melissa Mayer, The interactive effects of alcohol cues, alcohol outcome expectancies, and motives fulfillment on hostile impression formation, 2009, Psychology (PSYC)

Yael Mayer, An evaluation of remedial education programs using cognitive research, 2009, Psychology (PSYC)

Laura Myers, Selective attention in bilingual students: a comparison of skills in both languages, 2009, Psychology (PSYC)

Hannah Oken-Berg, The Five-Factor model and food choices: personality and the foods we eat, 2009, Psychology (PSYC)

Martha Perez, Dissociative symptoms, episodic memory, and a neurological basis for childhood trauma, 2009, Psychology (PSYC)

Lena Tjosvold, What's in a name: does your name affect memory for positive and/or negative narrative?, 2009, Psychology (PSYC)

Julian Tokarev, What you think is what you get: the effects of affective orientation on incidental learning of words are dependent on item valence and evaluator orientation, 2009, Psychology (PSYC)

Gene Uenishi, Stereotype threat and social facilitation: how both affect math performance among white males, 2009, Psychology (PSYC)

Andrew Widmer, Differential social behavior development in the mouse as a result of nicotine- or codeine- influenced juvenile social environment, 2009, Psychology (PSYC)

Katrina Wood, The strategic management and structural organization of working memory distinct roles for D1 and D2 dopamine receptors, 2009, Psychology (PSYC)

Gao Yang, The effects of partial sleep deprivation on adaptation to anxiety, 2009, Psychology (PSYC)