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Dordt psychology students share projects at conference
May 20, 2013
More than a dozen Dordt College psychology students presented their senior research products April 23 at Northwestern College in Orange City, Iowa, as part of the annual Siouxland Social Research Conference, a regional conference attended by several Christian colleges. The conference is designed to celebrate research and scholarship carried out by the students at these schools.
Research is carried out by undergraduate students as a part of coursework and as independent projects. The nature and topics of the research vary greatly.
“The conference is a great opportunity for students to present their research in front of their peers at neighboring institutions as well as to see the kind of work students at other colleges are doing,” said Dordt College Psychology Professor
Ryan Brunner, who oversaw the students’ research in his Psyc 366 Senior Research Projects course.
The projects included the following:
- Tara Postma (Gallup, New Mexico), Cory Schmidt (Woodstock, Minnesota), and Emily Korver (Maurice, Iowa): “Using Framing to Increase Motivation and Self-Control for Exercise.”
- Trevor Wolterstorff (Sioux Center, Iowa), Jordan Vogel (Rock Valley, Iowa), and Jared Bonestroo (Hull, Iowa): “Would You Rather? The Effects of Choice in the Classroom.”
- Alex Updike (Desert Hot Springs, California) and Trevor Boon (Hull, Iowa): “The Effects of Preferred Music on Self-Control.”
- Merissa Harkema (Hudsonville, Michigan) and Brianna Spronk (Edgerton, Minnesota): “Awareness of Self-Control Depletion.”
- Matt De Boer (Sanborn, Iowa), Melissa Haan (Chilliwack, British Columbia), and Dianna Vermeer (Pipestone, Minnesota): “Replenishment of Self-Control in College Students.”
- Emily McFarland (Winchester, Kansas): “Ego Restoration: Stretching and Vicarious Restoration.”
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