Saint Rose Professor Katlyn Farnum standing with students who won the Psi Chi International Honor Society award with their project “The Influence of Legal Knowledge on Retaliation.”

“The Influence of Legal Knowledge on Retaliation” by Abigail Koller ’17, Madison Taylor ’18, Olivia Harmon ’19, Karissa Birthwright ’19, and Alex Myers ’20, was selected for a Psi Chi International Honor Society Research Award. The students behind that presentation will be recognized at a special awards banquet at the meeting and will receive a $400 research award. The faculty member working with them was Dr. Katlyn Farnum.

Continuing the strong tradition of student research at Saint Rose, a dozen students will present projects at the Eastern Psychological Association meeting in Philadelphia this March.

The Department of Psychology will have 12 students presenting the results of nine research projects. In addition, one of the student research presentations – “The Influence of Legal Knowledge on Retaliation” – was selected for a Psi Chi International Honor Society Research Award. The five students behind that presentation will be recognized at a special awards banquet at the meeting and will receive a $400 research award. The awards are highly competitive with both undergraduate and graduate students vying for the same recognition.

Saint Rose has won 28 awards from the Eastern Psychological Association for projects since 2004.

The students and their presentations are:

  • “The Influence of Legal Knowledge on Retaliation” (Winner of the Psi Chi Research Award) – Abigail Koller ’17, Madison Taylor ’18, Olivia Harmon ’19, Karissa Birthwright ’19, and Alex Myers ’20. Faculty: Dr. Katlyn Farnum
  • “Music in the Mind” – Stephanie Smith ’20. Faculty: Dr. Katlyn Farnum
  • “Effects Stress and Personality Traits Have on Academic Performance” – Kasey Campos ’20. Faculty: Dr. Katlyn Farnum
  • “Correlates of Working Memory Changes in Response to Stress” – Alexandra Mueller ’19
  • “Types of Athletes and Pain-Related Responses and Behaviors in Sport Settings” – Alana J. Zervos ’19
  • “The Effects of Parental Substance Use on Adolescents” – Krystin Roberts ’18
  • “Empathy and Psychological Flexibility as Predictors of Color Blind Attitudes and Motivation” – Carissa Clark ’19. Faculty: Dr. Nancy Dorr
  • “Victim Status and Blame: The Rolls of Justice Beliefs and Classism” – Al Matt ’18
  • “Attitudes Toward Aging as Predictors of Health and Well-Being in Older Adults” – Madison Taylor ’18. Faculty: Dr. Nancy Dorr