Program for the Fall 2008 Multidisciplinary Research Day


DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

Empirical Projects

Allen, Alicia; Cool, Bob; Gordon, Andrew; Igo, John; Lewis, Aaron; Zhu, Xiao. E. NIGMA: XOR GATES, A BACTERIAL HASH FUNCTION, AND VIZ-A-BRICK.
The 2008 Missouri Western - Davidson College iGEM team conducting synthetic biology research during the summer and presented their work at MIT in November. The team project was to design, mathematically model, and construct genetic parts to allow E. coli to send and receive chemical signals and to respond appropriately. These biological logic gates are designed so that when placed together, they produce a hash function, analogous to a document authentication system in silicon computers.
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Ausberger, Teresa; Nahn, Jaci; Shaffer, Jennifer. THE COLLECTION AND EVALUATION OF INVERTEBRATES FROM LEAF LITTER SAMPLES AT RIES BIOLOGICAL STATION.
This project involves the collection and analysis of leaf litter samples gathered from Ries Biological Station in Crawford County, MO. A circular sample the diameter of a coffee can was taken from prairie, forest, and riparian microhabitats. The samples of invertebrates collected through this method were extracted through the use of a berlese funnel and specimens were categorized into their morphotypes.
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Bibb, Kristen; Levy, Sandy; Riley, Jamie. FORENSIC ENTOMOLOGICAL ASPECTS ON POPULATION DIVERSITY.
The purpose of this research is to represent the entomological forensic aspects on population diversity to better understand the chronological presence of insect species during the decomposition of a body ( hog carcass). The sampling was conducted by collecting insects with consistant aerial net sweeps periodically over time around decomposing hog carcasses. The data sets were analyzed using SPSS to determine statistical significance.
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Brenneman, Jennifer, Pendleton, David. PLANT-POLLINATOR INTERACTIONS.

This experiment observed the relationships between plants and pollinators at Youngdahl Conservation Area. We analyzed variations between plant morphology and the pollinators attracted using SPSS analyses.


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Bugbee, Stephen; Ordnung, Brennan. BLACK LIGHT SAMPLING OF THE REIS BIOLOGICAL STATION.
Our project evaluated the diversity of invertebrate species on the Huzzah at Reis Biological station, Crawford Co., MO. We used black light traps to sample aerial invertebrates. Samples were separated and counted to measure biodiversity.
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Lee, Jackie; Rose, Padyn. RIVER CURRENT EFFECTS ON BIODIVERSITY OF AQUATIC INVERTEBRATES IN PLATTE/102 RIVER CONVERGENCE.
The purpose of this experiment was to determine the biodiversity of aquatic invertebrates based on flow rate of river current found in Platte/102 river convergence.  Kicknet sampling techniques were used to collect aquatic invertebrates at two seperate current strength locations.  Other data collected includes river current flow rate, temperature, wind speed, barometric pressure and light intensity.  These data sets were analyzed using SPSS to determine statistical significance. 
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McNemee, Jeff and Musser, Nick. OTOE CREEK INVERTEBRATE BIODIVERSITY.
Leaf litter samples were collected in four seperate microhabitats around Otoe Creek Nature Study Area. Invertebrate specimens were extracted out of the leaf litter samples using berlese funnels. Specimens were seperated and counted by morpho-type.
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Ordnung, Brennan. THE EFFECTS OF TOXIC CHEMICALS ON HUMANS AND ANIMALS.
There are many toxins in our environment that effect humans along with animals, everyday. This poster helps point out a few major things that could be prevented if we all took care of our environment a little more. This poster is intended to be educational and supports the views of the American Antitoxin Association.
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steingraber, sandra. LIVING DOWNSTREAM.
Chapter 2, Silence, discusses the hardships of battling cancer from the perspective of the patient and the relationships of the people around the patient. My paper will be informational and relate to the importance of communication and the emotional hardships of being diagnosed with cancer.
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Steadman, Melissa. MASS PRODUCTION OF WHITE ROT FUNGI AS BIOREMEDIATION FOR AIR POLLUTION.
Air currents are an unavoidable route of chemical exposure and researchers have been looking for an effective method to preserve the health of today’s and future populations. Whether the pollutant is a PCB or DDT-contaminated air current, or chemicals being produced from the factory next door, white rot fungi have a unique ability to reduce these highly chlorinated chemicals by synthesizing peroxidase enzymes. This pamphlet was designed to show the geographical areas in the greatest need of bioremediation and to show the application of white rot fungi as a cost effective method when compared to traditional or alternative solutions.
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Voltz, Mike and Paolillo, Alex. HUZZAH RIVER INVERTEBRATE DIVERSITY STUDY.

Our project evaluated the diversity of invertebrate species in the Huzzah River at the Reis Biological Station, Crawford Co. Mo. We used kick nets to sample a one square meter area in both fast and slow, deep and shallow waters. The data collected was processed with SPSS to test any statistical significance.


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Literature Reviews

Aseme, Pamela. TOXINS AND THE EFFECT ON ENVIRONMENTAL SCIENCE AND HUMAN HEALTH.
This essay discusses the effects of synthetic pesticides on human health and the environment. The first generations to be introduced to synthetic pesticides include individuals born in the 1940’s, 50’s, and 60’s. Dichloro-Diphenyl-Trichloroethane(DDT) was thought to be beneficial in controlling the transmittance of malaria and typhus, and was offered as an agriculture insecticide. Researchers have studied the link between DDT and breast cancer, and have found higher amounts of DDT in breast cancer patients. Harmful pesticides have been banned since the 1980’s, but are still present in the environment and tissues of those who have been exposed.
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Austin, Philip Cody. ENVIRONMENTAL CONTAMINANTS AND CANCER.
Environmental contaminants that one is exposed to linger within one’s body and have an additive affect over time. A body burden total is a way of examining the contaminants one has been exposed to. Body burdens have been found to have elevated levels of various known carcinogens. Environmental contaminants can promote cancer during initiation, promotion, and progression. These carcinogens cause growth encouraging genes, or oncogenes, to replicate beyond control. Carcinogens also inactivate tumor suppressor genes and cause free-radical formation. The purpose of this work is to make the public aware of how environmental toxins can affect them.
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Babcock, William. PESTICIDES AND OUR HEALTH.
Every year billions of pounds of pesticides are introduced into the environment leading to widespread contamination that can have detrimental effects on the environment as well as our health. This project looks at the correlation between common pesticides that we use today as well as some that we have used in the past with the increasing prevelance of cancer that can be attributed to our use of these hazardous chemicals.
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Baumann, Gary. THE EFFECTS OF CHEMICALS ON LOCAL ECOLOGY, AND ITS EFFECT ON US.
Almost daily there are new "cancer prevention" lifestyles determined, and all of these new "cancer free lifestyles" can be obtained by just slightly changing how we eat! In all honesty is a load of bunk. Cancer rates are determined by much more than simple genetics, or food choice. They go as high up as government policy, as well as where you live. It doesnt necessarily have to be the factory by your house thats the greatest risk, it could just as easily be the pesticides sprayed on the field across the road. People deserve to here the truth of what dangers they may face every day, and no one has even told them.
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Boudreaux, Melody. DNA METHYLATION USES IN CANCER RESEARCH.
The purpose of this review is to discuss the processes of DNA Methylation and it's valuable uses within developing cancer research. The information presented is concurrent with the research and technology within the Epigenomics Corporation.
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Brenneman, Jennifer. ANIMALS AND THE ENVIRONMENT.
This poster examines the effect of environmental toxins on animals. These toxins effect all animals, small to large, insects to humans. Toxins and pollutants utilize all routes of infection, including water, air, even other animals.
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Darr, Katrina. CHLORINE AND CANCER.
This project was done to create a pamphlet that shows the relationship between the chlorination of water and bladder and rectal cancers. This pamphlet shows research studies about the effects of chlorine in water systems. The research was done using online journal articles and the book Living Downstream by Sandra Steingraber.
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Gordon, Andrew. MEDICATION DISPOSAL.
Proper disposal of some prescription medications is imperative due to the cancer causing nature of some of the active ingredients. One of these medications has the active ingredient lindane. Lindane, once a common pesticide, is a known carcinogen and should be used and disposed of properly.
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Heidel, Kaitlyn. MYTHS SURROUNDING CANCER.
The word cancer has several meanings. It has emotional and physical connotations attached just by the mere utterance. The FFOCP (Friends and Families of Cancer Patients) is an organization who has produced a brochure marketed to the supporters of cancer patients’. The brochure is used to alleviate the misconceptions surrounding cancer. The brochure addresses molecular, environmental and quantitative irregularities. It can be found at local doctors’ offices around the community. The collaboration of data, within the pamphlet, will allow readers to form opinions with the facts that are presented. \\r\\n
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Jointer, Patricia. AN UNCONSCIOUS INHALATION.
Someone once said that, “Air is the element most diffuse, most shared, most invisible, least controlled, least understood.” The purpose of this pamphlet and the Breathe Better Organization is to inform High School Students that death is inevitable from the poison of second hand smoke. Everyone is affected by the chemicals in tobacco smoke. We must act now to prolong life by changing simple lifestyle habits. Millions of pounds of chemicals are emitted in the air over our nation everyday by motor vehicles, large and small industries, and tobacco smoke.
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Lambright, Anthony. SEEK, STRIKE, AND DESTROY: PESTICIDE USE IN AMERICA.
The purpose of this pamphlet, sponsored by the Organic Farming Research Foundation, is to inform American households of the dangers of commercial pesticides. The main target audience is housewives and mothers of American families who may be unaware of the origin of the pesticides and cleaning products they use regularly.
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Lawing, Justin. EFFECTS OF PESTICIDES AND HERBICIDES ON HUMAN HEALTH.
Agriculture today has changed drastically. An increase in pesticides and herbicides was needed to increase crop output and maintain large farms. By adding chemicals to the crops, it has caused environmental problems that have been found to be very harmful to human health. These chemicals can be found in trace amounts in 98% of Midwest surface waters. The triazines are possible human carcinogens. Atrazine was found to cause breast cancer in lab mice. Many of the chemicals used can all combine in larger and larger amounts in the larger organisms in a food chain where they cause cancer or be passed to children through breast milk.
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Meyer, Maureen. THE HARMFUL EFFECTS OF PESTICIDES.
This purpose of this pamphlet is to inform the general public on the harmful effects of pesticides used in everyday life. It will also give alternative ways to grow healthy foods and plants without the use of pesticides. This pamphlet supports the views of the Natural Resources Defense Council (NRDC) and the National Coalition Against the Misuse of Pesticides (NCAMP).
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Mills, Sheila. THE LONG TERM EFFECTS OF SYNTHETIC CHEMICAL AGENTS AS DISCUSSED IN THE BOOK LIVING DOWNSTREAM..
Since WWII, there have been 80,000 commercially sold synthetic chemicals developed. At first, most of these new products were designed to help the war effort, in fact, it worked so well on foreign soil that private industry decided to bring this new technology to the people of the United States. Chemical warfare technology developed for use in both WWII and Vietnam seemed like a good thing at the time, but was hastily implemented before long-term effects were observed. Now our society is seeing the effects of persistence and bio-accumulative properties associated with these chemicals on the health of those exposed.
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Mitchell, Matt. IS ORGANIC FOOD REALLY ORGANIC.
This project will address how organic foods, primarily beef products, are not completely organic. The contamination of soil and ground water from industrial waste and pesticides containing DDT leave traces of cancer causing chemicals in all food. The fact that no antibiotics or steroids were used in the animals we use as food, does not change the amount of these chemicals the consumer partakes in. To establish truly organic meat, action must be taken to correct these containments. This information is in the interest of National Cattleman’s Beef Association.
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Paolillo, Alex. SYNTHETIC CHEMICALS.
This pamphlet is a literature review over the topic of synthetic chemicals. My goals for this project where to find articles which studied the affects the synthetic chemicals have on humans and the environment. My pamphlet is set to inform people on the dangers and risks when synthetic chemicals are used.
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Pasch, Erica. THE UGLY TRUTH BEHIND A BEAUTIFUL YARD.
Over 102 million pounds of pesticides are used every year in the U.S. on our lawns. Pesticide use is inccreasing despite growing scientific evidence of public health and environmental consequences. There are several environmental and health friendly ways to keep your lawn the envy of the neighborhood.
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Pendleton, David. AROMATIC AMINES AND THEIR POSSIBLE LINK TO CANCER.
This project was done in order to produce an educational pamphlet about the dangers of aromatic amines. Aromatic amines are linked to bladder cancer. Information was heavily based off of primary journal articles as well as the book Living Downstream by Sandra Steingraber.
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Phillips, Tanya. SMOKING AND LUNG CANCER RATES.
Inspired by the book Living Downstream written by Sandra Steingraber, this pamphlet is designed to inform the general population of the current relationship between cigarette smoking and lung cancer. Information from primary journal articles, the Center for Disease Control and other creditable sources is complied to illustrate the statistics in a clear, concise manner for the public.
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Riley, Jamie. CARCINOGEN IMPACT: YOU AND YOUR COMMUNITY.
The target audience for this pamphlet is companies who dump chemical waste into the environment. Information provided is supported by carcinogen exposure control. This pamphlet includes how their actions affect the environment and offers a simple test to determine exactly how harmful the company’s wastes are. The results of the test will include a list of the chemicals and a rating of how harmful they are along with simple alternatives on waste management.
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Schwader, Ashton. MELANOMA: UNDERSTANDING AND PREVENTING.
Topic: Melanoma. Looking at general information, the risk factors, steps to a self skin exam, and how to protect yourself from the skin cancer. nOrganization: National Cancer Institute Target Population: General population. The population who is less aware of the cancer and may not prevent it as much. High school age to college age. Refrences: 1. Living Downstream By: Sandra Steingraber 2. Assessment of a new questionaire for self reported sun sensitivity in an occupation skin cancer screening program. By: Tacke, Dietrich 3. Prevention of malignant melanoma By: Chaidemenos, Stratigos 4. www.americancancereducationalservices.org 5. www.cancer.org
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Swift, Teri. KNOWN AND PROBABLE HUMAN CARCINOGENS.
The Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has made a list of known and probable human carcinogens, some of which average persons living in the United States come into contact with on a daily basis. Human carcinogens are classified by a combination of evidence by research done on animals along with epidemiological studies on humans. My goal is to inform the public on the research and list of known and probable human carcinogens. I would also like to inform the public on how to get this list and more information on the subject in general.
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Thomas, Nichelle. WHAT WE CAN DO TO KEEP OUR DRINKING WATER SOURCES SAFE.
The Sierra Club is dedicated to educating the minds of Adoloscents in promoting safe clean drinking water. For we drink, bathe, cook, and clean with water. So why not educate those at a proper age on what effect of not having safe clean water could do to us and our environment. The best way to protect our drinking water is to protect our sources, but the developers, oil industry and polluters are weakening our chances of setting our goals. We need to let our children of the future know whats at hand so they can to have a voice, and help by doing little things at a time in keeping the water they drink safe and effective for everyone.
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Voltz, Mike. INCINERATING INCINERATORS.

An examination of the products of garbage incineration and the effects on human and environmental health. This pamphlet is directed towards the community at large as an informational tool; it informs the audience on the pollutants produced by incinerators and how they can help reduce the need for incinerators.


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WALGREN, MICHAEL. CARCINOGENIC FACTORS IN BREATHABLE AIR.
The focus of study for this presentation is air pollution. Air pollution is a relevant cause of cancer in todays society. Chemicals released into the air from industry rise into the atmosphere where they are transported to other regions free of industry, thus polluting on a very large scale. The release of toxic or carcinogenic chemicals into the air has become a far too common practice in todays society and can have harsh consequences in the future. This is the focus of such legislation as the clean air act and is one of the main sources of pollution overseen by the EPA (Environmental Protection Act). In the book, Living Downstream, by Sandra Steingraber, air pollution and the effects of air pollution are discussed in detail. The book is the story of a cancer survivors quest for knowledge about the disease that almost ended her life. The story also gives insight to future generations about how we might go about reducing the amounts of air pollution and reversing the effects when it becomes a greater problem.
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Whitten, Sara. BREAST CANCER RATES.
This paper is about the breast cancer rates of the world and what effects the environment has on the rates. The more industrialized countries show higher cancer rates than nonindustrial countries. Pollutants from these industries cause cancer rates to rise. This paper would be supported by Pink Link.
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DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE MATH AND PHYSICS

Analytical Papers and Analyses

Lewis, Aaron. SECOND-BEST RATIONAL APPROXIMATIONS FOR THE SQUARE ROOT OF 2.
Everyone has heard of the approximation of 22/7 for pi. Certainly the two numbers are not equal but few know of a better rational approximation. Similarly, every irrational number can be approximated by a sequence of rational numbers. The "best" rational approximations come from continued fractions and convergents. This investigation, initiated by a misread problem in MAT462 Number Theory class, seeks to find and prove second-best approximations of the square root of 2. The results are then generalized.
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Empirical Projects

Allen, Alicia; Cool, Bob; Gordon, Andrew; Igo, John; Lewis, Aaron; Zhu, Xiao. E. NIGMA: XOR GATES, A BACTERIAL HASH FUNCTION, AND VIZ-A-BRICK.
The 2008 Missouri Western - Davidson College iGEM team conducting synthetic biology research during the summer and presented their work at MIT in November. The team project was to design, mathematically model, and construct genetic parts to allow E. coli to send and receive chemical signals and to respond appropriately. These biological logic gates are designed so that when placed together, they produce a hash function, analogous to a document authentication system in silicon computers.
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Literature Reviews

Gould, Geoff. SHORTCOMINGS: THE STATE OF TEACHING MATHEMATICS IN SECONDARY SCHOOLS.

There is a critical shortage of mathematics teachers in the US. I studied several possible reasons for this shortage and their effects. In addition, I outline and detail possible solutions to this crisis.


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DEPARTMENT OF ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY

Empirical Projects

Stiens, Levi. DEVELOPING A HIGH-TECH MICRO CONTROLLER/PLC CONTROL SYSTEMS DEMONSTRATION LAB.
In designing electronic systems, a host of variables have to be controlled to produce the desired result. Currently, the engineering technology department is lacking a comprehensive system that can be used to demonstrate how different types of circuitry can be used to control a system. As a continuing Fall 2008-Spring 2009 project, a micro controller/PLC control system demo lab has been designed that will cause a ping-pong ball to float at a specified level. The system is being designed to be modular so that one can remove or re-program a section of the system for class studies. The system is designed to be up-graded to add to the systems design in the future.
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DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND JOURNALISM

URSI Project

Smock,Levi. ADAPTING ANCIENT HISTORY: REMUS AND ROMULUS.
The poster for this project will examine the traditional story of Remus and Romulus, the twin founders of Rome. It will compare the details of the traditional story with those of the feature-length screenplay that I have adapted based on this tradition,highlighting the differences. In addition, it will present sample pages from the screenplay discussing the format. I also hope to have a scene from the screenplay filmed and playing on a loop for the audience to view.
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DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

Empirical Projects

Atha, Carly; Hopp, Megan; Wright, Breck. BSN NURSING STUDENTS PERCEPTIONS OF PROFESSIONALISM RELATED TO NURSING.
According to one source, it is estimated that by the year 2020, there will be a shortage of more than 1 million nurses. Some studies performed have found that teaching nursing students about professionalism during their education can enhance the process of professional development and acculturation and help nursing students assimilate to their job environment after graduation. The purpose of this qualitative study was to determine the perceptions of BSN nursing students at MWSU of nursing as a profession. This study compared students from different semesters and their responses to a questionnaire to see if their perceptions had changed throughout the education process.
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Bench, Daniel, Henry, Carrie, Herr, Jenna, Parlett, Kristine. HOW DO POINT-OF-CARE TECHNOLOGIES IMPACT PATIENT CARE?.
Today’s emphasis on patient-centered care makes the need for point-of-care (POC) clinical systems more imperative than ever. To reduce costs, managed care will force organizations to streamline the health-care model to reduce waste and use resources more efficiently. An extensive review of available literature was undertaken to provide an evidenced-based approach to this opportunity. Utilizing the ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation, this paper will examine the POC technology alternatives available and the ways in which they address current nursing needs.
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Campbell, Nichole, Parrott, Lindsey, Walker, Amy, Ellis, Deb, RN, MSN, NP-C. HEALTH LITERACY IN WOMEN: A MIDWEST PERSPECTIVE.
Healthy People 2010 defines health literacy as the process in which individuals obtain, process and understand basic health information and services so to make appropriate health decisions. Health literacy is a growing concern today for those involved in healthcare including: disease management, promotion, early screening and policy making. Effective communication is a cornerstone of client safety. All of these activities require some degree of reading proficiency and communication skills. Americans scored in the lowest two literacy levels on the National Survey of Adult Literacy of 1992 and the Assessment in 2003 according to Villaire and Mayer (2007). There are many barriers to health care for women. Access to health care is affected by the ability to pay for services, the ability to navigate the health care system which is also affected by the literacy level. Cultural and language barriers also affect literacy levels and the ability to navigate healthcare. Social determinants of health encompass the conditions and relationships surrounding the work environment and home life. The purpose of this study is to determine if women in the Midwest have the ability to understand health care information.
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Dickinson, Patrick; Zoubek, Jason. EXERCISE AS A LIFESTYLE IN AN OLD ORDER AMISH POPULATION.
According to U.S. Healthy People 2010 a major public health concern is physical activity.  Government health agencies suggest that at least 10,000 steps per day should be done in order to control weight gain. This study will aim to show whether a difference exists between regular exercise through daily activity and a low incidence of obesity with the NonAmish and Amish population. With IRB approval, participants were recruited from the Old Order Amish Missouri communities in Daviess and Grundy counties.  A six day activity record (using pedometer) was used to measure activity. A statistically significant difference was found between Amish and NonAmish BMI (24; 30 p < .001).   This study affirms that lifestyle choices in relate to a low incidence of obesity
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Edwards, Jessica, Jones, Emily, Slocum, Erin, Njeru, Jackson. BIRTHING POSITIONS.
An extensive review of literature on various birthing positions in laboring women has been examined to establish which position has the best outcome considering the comfort and pain management duration of second stage of labor, extent of complications during and immediately after delivery and overall patient satisfaction. Using the ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation it was found that the most common position used for labor is supine, but when given an option some women may find that an alternative birthing position will help decrease pain and shorten the duration of labor and delivery. There was a summary of all avaliable literature in reguards to labor and birthing position was conducted in the form of sysematic reviews. The results from these findings suggest that no specific position shortens the labor process, but the utilization of multiple birthing position helps to reduce pain, shorten labor, and reduce complications.
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Hayse, Ashley; McMillan, Rebecca; Shipp, Heather. REVISITING SOCIAL SERVICE UTILIZATION MEDIA: 2002 – 2008.

According to the ANA Nursing Scope and Standards of Practice (2004), the standards of professional performance for nurses include participating in activities which include research and resource utilization. This study will identify current resources utilized for social services.  Using Systems Theory, a historical review of the social service resource guide including an evaluation of current website and updating of information was done.  Each agency was notified of the current information during interviews.  Many of the resources were changed (47 out of 82) with 29 remaining the same. Current access to social service resources will help meet health related needs of the population.  Currently the Spanish website is being updated.  Annual evaluation of resources and a publication of service information is important.  


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Kneib, Nicole; Powell, Kristin.. AWARENESS OF BREAST SELF EXAM.
Currently there is conflicting research on the effectiveness and accuracy of self-breast exam’s and its ability to detect breast cancer. However, with the current recommendation for annual mammography screenings women under forty are unable to gain early detection on the basis of mammography. Breast self-exams remain a tool that is universally available and cost effective for early detection and prevention of the progression of breast cancer. This descriptive study was conducted to determine if women perform self-breast exams and if so, do they attain adequate knowledge to be effective in their performance of the exam. The results showed that 83.3% were instructed on proper performance of the exam by a healthcare professional such a nurse, nurse practitioner, or physician and of those claiming to have been previously instructed, 70.4% claimed to feel confident in their effectiveness of the self breast exam.
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House, Kristyl; Kneib, Nicole; Powell, Kristin.. AWARENESS OF BREAST SELF EXAM.
Currently there is conflicting research on the effectiveness and accuracy of self-breast exam’s and its ability to detect breast cancer. However, with the current recommendation for annual mammography screenings women under forty are unable to gain early detection on the basis of mammography. Breast self-exams remain a tool that is universally available and cost effective for early detection and prevention of the progression of breast cancer. This descriptive study was conducted to determine if women perform self-breast exams and if so, do they attain adequate knowledge to be effective in their performance of the exam. The results showed that 83.3% were instructed on proper performance of the exam by a healthcare professional such a nurse, nurse practitioner, or physician and of those claiming to have been previously instructed, 70.4% claimed to feel confident in their effectiveness of the self breast exam.
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Literature Reviews

Blake,Trista; Giannattasio, Jennifer; Voss, Erin. MANAGEMENT OPTIONS FOR INSULIN DEPENDENT DIABETES MELLITUS PATIENTS.

The incidence of insulin dependent diabetes mellitus (IDDM) has been increasing throughout the years.  In the past, patients with IDDM have not had many options in the way they received their insulin doses. With the more recent improvements of the continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII) it is becoming a more popular delivery method.  Studies have shown conflicting evidence between the use of multiple daily injections (MDI) and the use of CSII in the management of IDDM. The ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation will be used to provide a framework for best practice in regard to insulin delivery methods.


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Boyles, Shannon; King, Stacie; Shepherd, Stephen. IMMUNIZATION REQUIREMENTS: REGULATIONS, PARENTAL CONCERNS AND EXEMPTIONS.
Historically, vaccines have proven their usefulness by decreasing the number of diseases that society battles with, e.g., measles and polio. Schools now have policies regarding immunization requirements for school entry. However, some parents continue to uphold their right not to have their child immunized. Today's nurses take part in immunization programs that have been shown to reduce the risk of, and even eradicate some vaccine-preventable diseases. This project will utilize the Ace Star Model of Knowledge Transformation to guide the research attempt at unveiling what affects parents' decisions on whether or not to immunize their child and the current exemption processes in place.
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Bryant, Vickie, Erdley, Tressa, Gilkison, Dana, Patch, Kameo. PROVIDING AN EVIDENCED-BASE FOR NURSING PRACTICE: CULTURAL DIVERSITY IN POSTPARTUM DEPRESSION.
Providing an Evidenced-Base for Nursing Research suggests that women of different cultural backgrounds may suffer from postpartum depression based upon cultures and availability of social support systems. All the reviews showed that preventative interventions for reducing the risk of postpartum depression are extremely effective. There is a lack of education to postnatal mothers regarding postpartum depression and its symptoms. Both sets of reviews indicated that psychological interventions during the postnatal period had significant effects on reducing the risk factors of postpartum depression. Utilizing the ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation, this paper will examine the cultural differences in women having postpartum depression and interventions utilized.
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Buzzard, Amber Moore, Jessica Stauffer, Erin. INSULIN PEN DEVICES.

Insulin has been used as a treatment for diabetes since the 1920’s. Until recently syringes and vials have been the primary delivery method. Pen devices are beginning to be used more frequently in the acute care and home settings. Patient satisfaction is increased with the pen devices because of decreased cost, convenience, accuracy, and safety. The pen has an easy-to-read dial, is more discreet, and contains a smaller needle that is less painful during injection. The purpose of this project will be to provide an evidence-based evaluation of insulin pen devices. The ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation will be used to provide a framework for best practice in regard to insulin pen devices.

The Ace Star Model of Knowledge Transformation is a cyclic model used to gain knowledge from evidenced-based research. There are five steps in the model. The first step is the discovery phase where new knowledge is gained through traditional research. During our discovery phase we found that more evidence-based research was needed before any conclusions can be made. The second step is the summary phase in which all available literature in regard to readiness was conducted in the form of systematic reviews. The third step is the translation phase which is the transformation of evidence summaries into actual practice. The fourth phase is the implementation phase. In this phase both individual and organizational practices are changed to comply with the evidence-based research. Lastly, an evaluation of the impact of evidence based practice of insulin pen devices on cost, safety, convenience, and accuracy are conducted and presented.


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Hayes, Wanda J., Mitchell, Jean A., and Urban, Angela M.. PROVIDING AN EVIDENCE-BASE FOR NURSING PRACTICE: HOSPICE VS. NON-HOSPICE PAIN MANAGEMENT.
Cancer pain management has been a challenging issue for healthcare providers with few simple answers.  Hospice management has long been believed to provide better pain control for those suffering from terminal cancer. This study uses the ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation to examine the differences between hospice and non-hospice pain control and how to incorporate better methods of symptom management techniques into every day nursing practice.  The results indicate a need for more timely and complete pain assessments, improved communication between providers and patients, and better education interventions.
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Higginbotham, Lucinda; Lowrance, Cara; Ruhnke, Barbara. MOST EFFECTIVE TREATMENT MODALITIES FOR INFANTILE COLIC.

Infantile colic is a common issue among families today.  Current practice indicates a gap in knowledge required for effective treatment of colic by health care professionals.  Due to limited research and treatment options, health care providers must utilize Evidenced Based Practice in order to effectively guide treatment.  Utilizing the ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation, a literature review was performed.  Throughout the research, a common theme emerged for the most effective treatment options for colic: hydrolysate formula, reduced stimulation, and improved parental responsiveness.  However, a need for additional research evaluating other treatment options for colic still exists.


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Kivler, Vicky, Schmidt, Melony. HOW TO PREVENT NURSE BURNOUT & PROMOTE RETENTION.
Throughout history since the early days of Nightingale we have faced nursing shortages. The working environments of most hospitals by our studies are using a bureaucratic system, which seems to be a contributing factor of nurse burnout. Organizations recognize the need for change in order to retain the adequate staff to provide health care services to society. The purpose of our project is to provide evidenced-based information of the causes of burnout, and what action(s) facilities can implement to improve autonomy of nurses. The ACE Star Model of Knowledge Transformation will be used to provide a framework for best practice in regard to cause-effect of nurse burnout. The five stages of the ACE Star Model are Discovery, Summary, Translation, Implementation, and Evaluation. Studies on how nurse shortages affect patient outcome, nurse satisfaction, and retention were all explored.
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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Empirical Projects

Blake, Christopher; Dudeck, Jessica; Harper, LaShoya; Jones, Suzanne; Wymore, Kayla. THE EFFECTS OF FRAMING, FRUSTRATION, AND INTERRUPTION ON RISK-SEEKING OR RISK-AVERSE DECISIONS.

The objective of this study was to test the effects of framing, frustration, and interruption on decisions made under uncertainty.  Results for the scenario from the original Tversky and Kahneman (1988) study were consistent with their original findings. There was a significant effect of interruption, and a significant framing x frustration interaction. Interruption made participants more risk-averse. Frustration removes the effects of positive and negative framing originally found by Tverksy and Kahneman. Scenarios created to be more relevant to students were not significant even though previous research suggests that emotional involvement makes framing effects stronger.


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Bryan, Whitney Thiele, Jonathan. EMOTION AND MORAL DECISION MAKING.
Moral decision making is often governed by emotion. Participants were shown emotional videos inducing positive mood, one of which created empathy. Higher scores on an empathy questionnaire reduced utilitarian responses to a difficult moral dilemma. Emotional state showed little relationship with the dilemma response when compared to a control condition.
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Buczek, Erica. GROUP DEVELOPMENT: MEASURING WORCHEL'S CYCLICAL MODEL.

Previous research proposes a cyclical model of group development, but to date no measurement strategy had been created for it.  This study applied an existing interaction process coding system (Group Development Observation System, or GDOS) to measure the cyclical model.  Four classroom groups interacted over a span of 9 weeks on projects for part of their course grade, and completed self-report measures of group identification.  Interaction was videotaped, transcribed, and coded using the GDOS.  Six of seven interaction codes successfully identified the group identification stage (as measured by the self-report scores) of the cyclical model.


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Moran, Chanda. SOLOMON ASCH ON SOCIAL PRESSURE.
Solomon Asch’s conformity studies based on social influence greatly impacted the forward movement of social psychology. Asch converged the social and natural sciences, creating a practical use for psychology along with other sciences. His contributions to modern day psychology influenced other researchers including Stanley Milgram, a well-known controversial psychologist. His textbook Social Psychology was his second major contribution to society. The purpose of this paper will be to identify the studies and ideas of Solomon Asch.
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Rose, Brandi, Freuck, Katie, Blue, Lindsey, Collings, Sasha, Kelder, Kayla, Lincoln, Lacey. IS RELIGION RELATED TO EMOTIONAL INTELLIGENCE IN EARLY ADOLESCENCE?.
This study aims to explore (1) whether emotional intelligence develops; and (2) if there is a correlation between religious participation and emotional intelligence. One hundred and two parochial students completed three questionnaires; an emotional intelligence questionnaire for children (TEIQue-CF), a religious participation questionnaire, and a background questionnaire. These children were in 6th to 8th grade ranging in age from 11-15 years. We found positive correlations between emotional intelligence and religious activity. However, emotional intelligence did not appear to change with age.
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Wise, Callie, Bennett, Ashley, Boyles, James, Conroy, Nicole, Fitzgerald, Stephen, & Phillips, Kaylee. BUMP-SET-SPIKE: CONVERSATIONAL VOLLEYBALL AND GROUP DYNAMIC STATE.

This study measures the relationship among group conversation patterns (bump-set-spike, over-the-net, ace, and interruptions) and group dynamic state (fixed, fluid, chaotic and complex).  Three groups interacted over ten weeks on group projects for a grade.  Group interactions were videotaped, transcribed and coded.  Groups in complex and fluid states showed a strong positive relationship between proportion of bump-set-spike patterns and task performance; this relationship was weaker for fixed state groups.  Group dynamic state was also distinguishable by amount of time spent in conversation versus silence, with fixed groups spending greater periods in silence, and complex groups spending greater periods in conversation.


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Historical Papers

Blake, Chris. ROGER SPERRY’S SPLIT BRAIN RESEARCH AND PHILOSOPHICAL VIEWS.
Roger Sperry was an important individual in Psychology. He is responsible for finding the relationship between the left and right hemispheres of the brain. He also challenged the views of the nature of consciousness. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1981 for his contributions to split brain research. He did his research at the California Institute of Technology from 1954-1994. He died on April 17, 1994.
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Colvin, Sonya. COGNITIVE DISSONANCE THEORY AND INFLUENCES ON PSYCHOLOGY.
The purpose of this poster is to examine Leon Festinger’s 1957 Cognitive Dissonance Theory, influences on psychology, and on explaining human behavior. Developmental influences for the theory will be discussed, in addition to influences the theory had on social psychologist Elliot Aronson. Most psychologists, prior to Festinger’s theory, used the Reinforcement Theory which focused on rewards to explain behavior. However, Festinger’s theory gives a different explanation by connecting motivational and cognitive factors. Festinger’s theory provides relevant findings much needed in psychology to help understand many types of behavior and certainly belongs in current research.
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Colvin, Sonya. COGNITIVE DISSONANCE THEORY AND INFLUENCES ON PSYCHOLOGY.
The purpose of this poster is to examine Leon Festinger’s 1957 Cognitive Dissonance Theory, influences on psychology, and on explaining human behavior. Developmental influences for the theory will be discussed, in addition to influences the theory had on social psychologist Elliot Aronson. Most psychologists, prior to Festinger’s theory, used the Reinforcement Theory which focused on cognition and rewards to explain behavior. However, Festinger’s theory gives a different explanation by connecting motivational and cognitive factors. Festinger’s theory provides relevant findings much needed in psychology to help understand many types of behavior and certainly belongs in current research.
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Hays, Samantha. ANIMAL EXPERIMENTATION IN PSYCHOLOGY.
The purpose of this poster will be to explore how experimentation on animals has been used from the beginning of animal experimentation in psychology to how regulations by the American Psychological Association, legislation acts, and other organizations have been made to reflect ethical issues. I will also discuss the contributions made from these experiments with animals. The zeitgeist of the time will be discussed with each era that is covered and how that zeitgeist had an effect on the research on animals during that time. Finally, this poster will discuss whether the current regulations on animal research have impact or limitations on the experiments that cannot be done today.
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Hickman, Wendy. THE LIFE OF MARY AINSWORTH.
The purpose of this poster will be to seek the findings of Mary D. Salter Ainsworth and her conceptual and empirical contributions to attachment theory. The poster will examine her pioneering the connection of infants and mothers and will describe the strange situation to understand the theory. In addition, it will cover studies she conducted and the impact the findings had on psychology and how psychologists view attachment theory today.
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Jones, Suzanne. KONRAD LORENZ: FATHER OF ETHOLOGY.
Konrad Lorenz was the father of ethology. He was infatuated with animals and studied Greylag Geese throughout his life. Even though, he did significant work on imprinting, and the psychohydraulic model he never completed a formal experiment. In 1973 Lorenz, Tinbergen, and von Frisch were awarded the Nobel Prize for their work on the evolutionary theory of animal and human behavior. Lorenz published 11 books and numerous articles throughout his career.
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Landrum, Brad. THE COGNITIVE DISSONANCE DISSIDENCE: AN HISTORICAL ANALYSIS OF COGNITIVE DISSONANCE RESEARCH.
In 1957, Leon Festinger published his theory of cognitive dissonance, inspiring an enormous amount of psychological research. The idea that a person can be motivated by cognitive functioning rather than overt behavior or environmental circumstances is an important aspect of dissonance theory. Festinger presented his theory in a time when behaviorism was the predominant school of thought in American psychology. Behaviorism looked for reinforcements to, or rewards for behavior, but dissonance theory focused on the cognitive factors influencing behavior. Many variations of, and alternatives to cognitive dissonance theory exist today, but Festinger’s work was the inspirational hub for this intriguing sphere of research.
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Lehman, Rebecca. PARAPSYCHOLOGY: FACTS, MYTHS, AND THE GROUD-BREAKING IDEAS OF J. B. RHINE.
J. B. Rhines' research and ideas significantly impacted the field of parapsychology. J. B. Rhine helped to establish the field of parapsychology despite the criticisms and challenges the field faced. The purpose is to examine the historical contributions of J. B. Rhine, including his concepts about parapsychology, his research and thoughts about the criticisms against parapsychology.
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Lincoln, Lacey. THE LIFE AND CAREER OF STANLEY MILGRAM.
The life of Stanley Milgram was a very influential and important one in the history of Psychology. Stanley Milgram Worked at three very influential schools where he carried out his controversial studies. These controversial studies changed the path of psychology. Milgram made many important findings. However, Milgram’s studies were not completely ethical. In today’s society, we would not be able to complete experiments like these. Stanley Milgram pushed the boundaries on how things were supposed to be done. Maybe this is why Milgram is a very well known psychologist today. The following explains the life and works of Stanley Milgram.
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Nold, Stephanie. HARRY HARLOW: THE EFFECTS OF ISOLATION ON RHESUS MONKEYS.
Harry Harlow conducted many experiments on the effect of isolation on Rhesus monkeys. He looked at many different variables such as depression induced by the isolation, maternal behaviors of those who were isolated, aggressive behavior, and if the effects of isolation can be reversed. This paper will discuss who influenced Harlow to begin these experiments, what Harlow found, and who Harlow influenced through his findings. I will also discuss the importance of the finding in today’s society.
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Richardson, Emily. WILLIAM JAMES ON EMOTION AND THE PRINCIPLES OF PSYCHOLOGY.
William James was a very influential person in psychology. This paper looks briefly at the life of William James. It also discusses the James-Lange Theory of Emotion as well as portions of James’ book The Principles of Psychology. The purpose of this paper is to show James’ extensive influence on psychology in his lifetime as well as today.
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Sloan, Joseph. WHAT IS THE PRICE OF KNOWLEDGE? RESEACH BY STANLEY MILGRAM.
This poster will examine the controversy surrounding the obedience studies conducted by Stanley Milgram. It will also discuss Milgram's background, how he became interested in obedience; as well as some interesting facts regarding the ethics of his experiments.
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Sloan, Joseph. WHAT IS THE PRICE OF KNOWLEDGE? RESEARCH BY STANLEY MILGRAM.
This poster will examine the controversy surrounding the obedience studies conducted by Stanley Milgram. It will also discuss Milgram's background, how he became interested in obedience; as well as some interesting facts regarding the ethics of his experiments.
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Wigton, Tiffany. PSYCHOLOGY AND GENETICS WITH REGARDS TO THE NATURE VS. NURTURE.
The purpose of this poster is to explore the nature vs. nurture debate and to look at how the contributions of psychology and genetics have impacted the argument. The genetic makeup of individuals influences their behavior, but also, environmental factors influence gene expression as well as personality and behavior. The time has come for psychology and genetics be studied with respect to the other. The historical importance of the debate will be reviewed and the current state of the argument indicates that this should be the case. An important role for psychologists is to expand upon the information gained from genetics (nature) and help interpret how environmental conditions (nurture) combined with gene expression affect personality and behavior. Although the debate still lingers due to different opinions as to the relative importance of each aspect, the general belief is that the simple argument as to one or the other has been resolved. Both nature and nurture contribute to the personality and behavior of individuals. Both psychology and genetic research have indicated that this is so. A much more interesting debate is how psychologists will use their expertise in evaluating and understanding the immense amount of data obtained from genetics research.
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Personality Papers

Arnold, Dane and Wymore, Kayla. IVAN P. PAVLOV: CONTRIBUTIONS TO PSYCHOLOGY.
This poster will discuss the work and life of Ivan P. Pavlov.  It will include a biography, his contributions to psychology and his findings in Classical Conditioning.
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Arnold, DeLois, Rose, Robin. ROLLO MAY'S THEORY OF EXISTENTIALISM.
Existential Psychologist Rollo May was the first to be awarded a Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology from Colombia University in 1949. During his professional career, May examined how culture, emotions, and values are connected and play a role in development of personal identity and how humans choose to participate in the world. He draws from his experience in philosophy and psychology to examine the nature of \"being.\r\n
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Belcher, J.B.. WHO AM I, WHERE AM I GOING AND WHY?.
My poster project will be on Erik Erikson. It will have a short biography on Erikson. The focus of my project is to take a good look at the life cycle developmental stages from infancy to death. Eriksons focused most of his life to his theory. Each stage has an underlying virtue that needs to be met for continued development .
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Bennett, Ashley. J.B. ROTTER'S SOCIAL LEARNING THEORY OF PERSONALITY.

This poster will be a summary of the contributions of Julian B. Rotter.  It will discuss his applications of the social learning theory of personality.  The basis of his theory is that personality represents an interaction of the individual with his or her environment.


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Bernard, Shahariah & Collings, Sasha. GEORGE KELLY\'S PERSONAL CONSTRUCTS AND ALBERT ELLIS\' RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIOR THERAPY (REBT).
George Kelly and Albert Ellis developed personality theories that are based on cognitive aspects. Both believed behaviors should be evaluated by what each individual experiences and feels is right for them. Their research has led them to develop similar ideas, but they each take a different process on how to assess and treat individual personalities. Kelly focused on how, through trial and error, we choose our actions based on the outcome we get by performing them. Ellis believed our belief system determined the consequences of our reactions to activating agents.
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Conroy, Nicole; Solomon, Sara; Wigton, Tiffany. SIGMUND FREUD: HIS LIFE, HIS METHODOLOGY, AND HIS CONTRIBUTIONS TO MODERN PSYCHOLOGY.
This poster will examine Sigmund Freud’s life experiences, education, and research. We will be concentrating on his road to becoming the “Father of Psychoanalysis.” Our primary focal points will be his biographical information, his extensively used psychoanalysis techniques (i.e., dream interpretation, free association, etc.), personality development, and finally his influence after his death. Though Freud’s ideas are seen as extreme by some theorists, there has recently been a resurgence of Freud’s theories in research and therapy approaches.
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Grimm, Laurel. NEAL MILLER: PSYCHOANALYTIC LEARNING.
This poster will give a brief biography of Neal Miller and his contributes to personality psychology, including his work with John Dollard.
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May, Terra; Haney, Kyra. THE WORKS OF ANNA FREUD.
Anna Freud revolutionalized child psychoanalysis through her revision of her father's work as well as her research at the Hampstead Clinic, which was later renamed the Anna Freud Centre. Her expansion on Sigmund Freud's ego defense mechanisms have earned her a significant spot beside her father in the world of psychoanalysis.
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Harper, La'Shoya. NANCY CHODOROW FEMINIST SOCIOLOGIST AND PSYCHOANALYST.
This project will present Nancy Chodorow and her works in feminism. It will present her most known work of The reproduction of Mothering and also talk of her works in object-relations theory. This project will emphasize her major contributions to psychology as well as her arguements on Freuds Oedopal complex.
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Henton, Markesha, Phillips, Kaylee, & Wise, Callie. CARL JUNG: THE FOUNDER OF ANALYTICAL PSYCHOLOGY.

The focal point of this poster will give an accurate biography and will explain the psychological contributions of Carl Jung. This poster will discuss the psyche which Jung thought was an important part of all psychological processes. It will emphasize his views on the unconscious, the archetypes, the psychological functions, as all as attributes of his theory.


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Huddleston, Scott. JEAN PIAGET: COGNITIVE THEORY.
This poster will include a short biography of Jean Piaget, his theory of epistemology, and a description of each stage in Piaget's stages of development.
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Jackson, Joesey. A CLOSER LOOK AT KAREN HORNEY.
Karen Horney was among the first female psychologists, and was one of the first to challenge Freud's ideas. Horney is known for developing theories on neurosis and introducing feminine psychology.
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Jones, Suzanne. THE HAPPY GUYS: MARTIN SELIGMAN & MIHALY CSIKSZENTMIHALYI.
Throughout history philosophers, religious leaders and scholars have asked, “How does one achieve enduring happiness?” In 1998 Martin Seligman’s mission became creation of the field, POSITIVE PSYCHOLOGY. His intent was not a paradigm shift, but to change significantly psychology’s focus. Seligman describes Csikszentmihalyi as the world’s leading positive psychology researcher stating he is the brains behind positive psychology while Seligman is the voice. Csikszentmihalyi has shown when people are engaged/absorbed in a challenging, intrinsically motivating, but controllable task, they experience a unique, enjoyable, worth-while psychological state known as FLOW. \\r\\n\\r\\n
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Lanman, Chris. ZEN BUDDHISM, THE PEACE WITHIN.
This poster portrays the origins of Zen Buddhism. It will enlighten people on the history of Zen, and it's major contributors and founding father Siddhartha. It will then show its application to psychology.
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May, Terra: Haney Kyra. ANNA FREUD AND EGO ANALYTIC THEROY.
For our display we researched Anna Freud. Our poster includes information about Anna including her biography, the founding of the hampstead clinic, her infamous ego defense mechanisims, and differences in child and adult psychoanalysis. Anna is the youngest daughter of Sigmund Freud, and was considered to be his intellectual heir.
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Morgan, Jamie. AARON BECK & COGNITIVE THERAPY.
Known as the "father of Cognitive Therapy" Aaron T. Beck has made many great contributions in treatment of depression and other neurotic and psychotic disorders. This poster outlines Beck's most notable work and its applications.
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Morrison, Jayme; Rose, Brandi. HUMANISTIC-3RD FORCE MOVEMENT.
This poster will examine the previous work of humanists, Carl Rogers and Abraham Maslow. We will focus on their theory of personality and thier approach to therapy. This poster will also have a short biography about both men.
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Showalter, Miranda. HARRY STACK SULLIVAN.
This poster presents the basic concepts of Sullivan's theory, including anxiety and the Self System. It also includes an overview of developmental stages explained by Sullivan and his contributions in psychology today.
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Hazley, Ashanti; Routh, Keith; Shaiffer, Crystal. BURRHUS FREDERIC SKINNER: CONDITIONING BEHAVIOR.
The poster that we are submitting is an overview of behaviorist B.F. Skinner. His theory is focused on conditioning behavior. We will have a brief autobiography, theory key points, and modern contributions.
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Wolfe, Shawna. ALBERT BANDURA: SOCIAL COGNITIVE THEORY, SELF-EFFICACY, AND AGGRESSION.
This poster will look Albert Bandura's work on Social cognitive theory and social learning, self-efficacy and aggression. The poster will also include a biography and how his work has contributed to psychology and can be applied today.
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97 submissions listed.
BIOLOGY37
COMPUTER SCIENCE MATH AND PHYSICS3
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGY1
ENGLISH FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND JOURNALISM1
NURSING15
PSYCHOLOGY40
ANALYTICAL PAPER/ANALYSIS1
EMPIRICAL27
HISTORICAL PAPER14
LITERATURE REVIEW34
PERSONALITY PAPER20
URSI PROJECT1