Program for the Fall 2013 Multidisciplinary Research Day


DEPARTMENT OF BIOLOGY

Analytical Papers and Analyses

Birkhead, Mike; Lovejoy, Jordan; Hahn, Kayley; Stegall, Ashley. ECG ANALYSIS OF AUTONOMIC STRESS RESPONSE DURING LYING.
Several tests of polygraphs have determined that they are highly inaccurate. A polygraph attempts to measure Autonomic Nervous System (ANS) responses during a lie. We measured the amplitude of the QRS complex of an ECG and heart rate (Controlled by the ANS). We were able to detect the truthfulness of a statement only 44% of the time based on ECG measures of six statements when compared to a control.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. KRISTEN WALTON
(Meyer, Jordan) (Williams, Virginia) . FACTORS TO CONSIDER IN CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT OF LARGE MIGRATORY MAMMALS IN NORTH AMERICA.
This paper is an analysis of differences and similarities when managing a wild population of large migratory mammals in North America: primarily North American Bison, Elk, and Pronghorn.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CHEVALIER
(Walker, Chad) (Streett, Brooke) (Lucas, Abby) (Vaughn, Jessica). MUSICAL EFFECT ON HEART RATE.
In this experiment the effects of different music on heart rate were tested. It was hypothesized that increased tempo of music would increase heart rate and a slower tempo song would decrease heart rate. Our hypothesis was supported in that music did affect heart rate. To test this ECG were recorded and were analyzed.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. KRISTEN WALTON

Empirical Projects

Bradley, Nicole and Taylor King. RIBEIROIA ONDATRAE.
This poster is a research project for the Honors Colloquium course “Global Amphibian Decline.” One factor currently affecting amphibians is the threat of parasitic infections that cause malformations, and even mortality, in amphibians. The parasite we have focused on for this research project is Ribeiroia ondatrae, a parasite affecting frogs throughout the western United States of America. We have focused on the pathology, epidemiology, and life cycle of the Ribeiroia ondatrae parasite that has been linked to declines in amphibian populations.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. MARK MILLS
Bracke, Ashley; Brown, Evan; Henry, Betsy. THE EFFECT OF AUDITORY STIMULATION ON HEART RATE.
This experiment uses ECG to record heart rate at rest in a controlled classroom setting, while listening to ocean waves and while listening to heavy metal music. It was hypothesized that listening to soothing sounds, like oceans waves, will decrease heart rate; whereas, faster paced sounds, like heavy metal music, will increase heart rate. The results supported the hypothesis, though results may not be accurate due to a small sample size.
Faculty Sponsor: KRISTEN WALTON
Bradley, Robert; Haefner, Ida; Holland, Allie. A PROPOSED STUDY ON THE EFFECTS OF BIRTH CONTROL ON AMPHIBIANS.
We have researched the effects if birth control in the water system on the development of amphibians. We have found that there were not many studies done in the topic. We decided to plan out an experiment that we would do to test these effects with differing concentrations of birth control.
Faculty Sponsor: MARK MILLS
Brittany Bremer, Josh Ferrell, and Olivea Mendenhall. THERMAL REGULATION IN TERRESTRIAL AND MARINE MAMMALS.
This poster shows the correlation of thermal regulation in terrestrial and marine mammals, as well as differences in species. It will help educate the public about thermal regulation and how effective it is in a wide array of climates/habitats for mammals to survive.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CARY CHEVALIER
Cousino,Brooke Knott,Brenna Messa,Tayla Parsley,Cassandra Pollock,Holly. THE EFFECTS ON HEART RATE IMMEDIATELY FOLLOWING A TIMED MATH TEST.
The purpose of this study was to observe the effects of a timed math test (addition and division) on a subject’s heart rate immediately following the test, through Electrocardiogram (ECG) analysis. Based upon the observations of the three subjects (A,B, and C) the hypothesis was supported by showing that the heart rate decreased immediately following each of the timed tests.
Faculty Sponsor:
Crumley, Ben Shanks, Kevin Trueblood, Kamay Baruth, Tony. HOW DIFFERENT VISUAL STIMULI AFFECT THE ELECTRICAL ACTIVITY OF THE HEART.
Cardiac electrical activity can be manipulated by many different stimuli, including one’s emotions. Epinephrine, which induces the “fight or flight” response, or acetylcholine, which induces relaxation, are key hormones that can manipulate heart rate. Heart rate is the variable subject to manipulation. Pictures were presented on a slide show that had not been seen before by the sample and measurements of cardiac electrical activity where taken while the subject looked at each picture, backed by the thesis that variations in cardiac electrical activity can be induced by visual stimulation.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. WALTON
Howe, Dillon. STUDENT INTERNSHIP WITH MDC AT THE TED SHANKS WILDLIFE CONSERVATION AREA.
I worked at Ashburn, MO at the Ted Shank\\\\\\\'s Wildlife Area. The four main points covered in my poster include: food plotting, area maintenance, invasive species removal, and seedling establishment.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CARY CHEVALIER
McCulley, Jonathan, Wakefield, Calvin. THE FACTORS AFFECTING THE DISTRIBUTION OF ELK.
The poster is to explain the factors that affect the distribution of elk. The main factor that we found to influenced elk populations are predator distribution and vegetation. The distribution of elk is predominately affected by three factors. These three factors are vehicle traffic, wolf distribution, and hunter activity. In addition to these major factors, there are several minor factors, like vegetation and terrain.\\r\\n \\r\\n
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CHEVALIER
Kennon, Caleb, Philpott, Akasha, Shinneman, Claire, Sten, Tyler and Williams, Chase. DOES LYING HAVE A PHYSIOLOGICAL OUTCOME?.
The object of the experiment was to determine if there was a difference in the heart rate and blood pressure between a subject while lying and while telling the truth. An increase in heart rate and blood pressure is expected in a subject telling a lie.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. WALTON
Chuda, Angie. Kilpatrick, Katie. Ludwig, Rebecca. Wallace, Nicole. EFFECTS OF CAFFEINE ON HEART RATE.
The effects of caffeine consumption on heart rate were measured by analyzing an electrocardiogram. It was hypothesized that a monster energy drink and coffee consumption would equally increase heart rate on all subjects. The results showed that only one subject’s heart rate increased after caffeine consumption, while three subjects’ heart rate decreased. Further experimentation is needed with a larger sample size for more conclusive results.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. WALTON
Lammoglia, Cris; Lammoglia, Nick; Mathes, Luke. THE EFFECT OF ROTATION-INDUCED DIZZINESS ON HEART RATE.
Using an iWorx heart monitoring program, ECGs were obtained and compared to determine the effect of dizziness and whether or not varying degrees of dizziness had an impact on heart rate. Heart rate was determined by counting the number of QRS complexes per 30 second time interval starting with resting heart rate and recording ECGs after predetermined numbers of rotations in a stationary chair. The resulting ECGs showed a general trend of overall increasing heart rate while dizzy. However, no significant correlation between number of rotations and resulting heart rate was observed.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. KRISTEN WALTON
Meyer, Jordan. USING COVERBOARDS TO EXAMINE HERPETOLOGICAL BIODIVERSITY .
In the fall of 2009, Missouri Western State \r\n\\r\\nUniversity in conjunction with Squaw Creek \r\nNational \\r\\nWildlife Refuge, Missouri began a cover \r\nboard \\r\\npopulation study in hopes to determine \r\nreptile and \\r\\namphibian biodiversity in the Loess \r\nHills in both \\r\\nforested and prairie areas through \r\nlong- term \\r\\nsampling, obtain measurements for \r\ncaptured \\r\\norganisms, and determine thermal and \r\nhabitat \\r\\nassociations of these species.  The \r\nspecies \\r\\nencountered since the spring of 2010 are \r\nDiadophis \\r\\npunctatus, Thamnophis sirtalis, \r\nLampropeltis \\r\\ntriangulum, Coluber constrictor, \r\nCarphophis vermis, \\r\\nAspidoscelis sexlineatus, \r\nand Pseudacris triseriata. \\r\\nOf which, \r\nLampropeltis triangulum was selected for a \\r\\nsub \r\nstudy, due to their apparent high density in a \r\n\\r\\nparticular microhabitat of the reserve. A \r\nportion \\r\\nof my contribution to the study was \r\nproviding \\r\\nmaintenance to the now four year old \r\nstudy by \\r\\nreplacing and repositioning boards.\\r\\n
Faculty Sponsor: DR. MILS
Mitchell, Taylor; Morton, Jerrad; Nordman, Mindy; Williams, Justin. CAFFEINE VS NEUROSLEEP.
The cardiac cycle is affected by different stimulants such as caffeine. The affects of caffeine from coffee and the compounds (L-theanine, Melatonin, 5-Hydroxytryptophan, Taurine) present in the soft drink Neuro Sleep on heart rate and blood pressure were compared to each other. The products were consumed and 30 minutes there after ECG and blood pressure were recorded for four different people. The mean arterial pressure under the influence of these substances was affected, varying from one product to the other.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. KRISTEN WALTON
Schlesser, Scott. Gillstrom, Matthew. Jacobs, Julia. ATTACK OF THE BADGER.
We researched and did our poster on the badger. It discusses \r\nthe history of the badger and mainly focuses on the European \r\nspecies and it\'s involvement in the spread of tuberculosis in \r\ncattle. It is also discussing the culling and population decrease \r\nof the badger due to the disease and attempts of containing \r\nthe spread of it in cattle.
Faculty Sponsor: CHEVALIER

Graduate Student Research

Alkier, Lauren. OUTREACH AND EDUCATION AT THE MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION.
An internship is a valuable experience to learn not only the tools of the trade being taught but to grow as a person as well. For my internship I worked with T.J. Peacher in the outreach and education portion of the Missouri department of conservation. I also worked with T.J. as a Master Naturalist and began project with Squaw Creek National Wildlife Refuge. Through this project I not only learned to work on group skills but enhanced my role as a leader as well. Overall my experience working with T. J. was great for my career opportunities.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CHEVALIER

Internship/Practicum Experience

Breit, Bradley. FISH, REPTILE, AND AMPHIBIAN RESEARCH AND CONSERVATION MANAGEMENT: AN APPLIED LEARNINGEXPERIENCE .
For my internship requirements for a Wildlife Biology degree, I was hired on as an hourly intern with the Missouri Department of Conservation. I worked out of the Northwest Regional Office for the Resource Science Division. Throughout the summer, I assisted with three projects. Two projects dealt with fish populations in the Missouri River. The project that I primarily worked on through the summer dealt with the success of frog and turtle species in two different areas along with floodplain Missouri River. This is an effort to see if the recent flooding has negatively impacted reproductive success in these areas.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CARY CHEVALIER
Brittany Bremer, Josh Ferrell, Olivea Mendenhall. THERMOREGULATION IN TERRESTRIAL AND MARINE MAMMALS.
This poster shows the correlation of thermal regulation in terrestrial and marine mammals, as well as differences in species. It will help educate the public about thermal regulation and how effective it is in a wide array of climates/habitats for mammals to survive.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CARY CHEVALIER
Davis,Zachery . FISHERIES INTERNSHIP .
This was a posted that I was required to make and present to get credit for my internship. The poster has a everything that i had experienced throughout the summer to better develop my self for a career in wildlife conservation.
Faculty Sponsor: DR.CHEVALIER
Gillstrom, Matthew . WILDLIFE INTERNSHIP WITH PONY EXPRESS CONSERVATION AREA.
Over the past summer I had the honor to work with Pony Express Conservation Area on many tasks throughout my internship. I was fortunate to work with such a great crew where I was able to learn many great skills that will benefit myself in the pursuit of my career.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CHEVALIER
Kriebs, Georja. SURFACE WATER QUALITY MONITORING ON THE SAC AND FOX NATION OF MO RESERVATION.
The Sac and Fox Nation of Missouri Environmental department, water division under the guidelines of the EPA and the clean water act is responsible for monitoring the water quality over a five year span. The water quality division monitors the flow of water on and off the reservation and test for phosphorus, E. coli, pesticides and nitrogen levels in the creeks and rivers. Soil samples are taken to test for cadmium, lead, mercury, phosphorus, ammonia and soil composition. Through data mining our research we are able to pinpoint treads in the water ways to establish point and non-point source pollutants on the reservation.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CARY CHEVALIER
Mendenhall, Olivea. INTERNSHIP WITH MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION: RESOURCE SCIENCE DIVISION.
The resource science division of Missouri’s Department of Conservation is responsible for collecting data on a variety of species and their habitats. The purpose of the resource science division is to understand population dynamics and habitat of grassland, agriculture, forest, wetland, and aquatic systems using science based data collection (MDC). For the summer of 2013 I worked as an hourly for Resource Science Division out of Maitland, MO. The research projects that I work on with the MDC staff was: The Pallid Sturgeon Population Assessment Project, study of Lower Hamburg and Derion Chute, and a mitigated wetland study.
Faculty Sponsor: CARY CHEVALIER
Petty, Aaron. INTERNSHIP WITH MISSOURI DEPARTMENT OF CONSERVATION.
My internship was with the Missouri Department of conservation and it was related to invasive species management, habitat improvement and outreach and educational programs. I was able to work with different wildlife professionals and learned about the techniques wildlife workers use to get their job done.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CARY CHEVALIER
Ridenour, Coltin. LAND MANAGAMENT INTERNSHIP KANSAS DEPARTMENT OF WILDLIFE, PARKS AND TOURISM.
I was fortunate to have the opportunity to intern with Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism this past summer. My poster gives details on what goes into managing public lands in the properties that I worked.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CHEVALIER
Slayton, Margaret. EDUCATION AND OUTREACH: THE VEHICLE FOR DISTRIBUTION OF RESEARCH IN WILDLIFE CONSERVATION.
The Outreach and Education division of the Missouri Department of Conservation is responsible for informing the public of wildlife conservation related activities and research by communicating in various formats with all interested members of the public. This is not only achieved by offering events, workshops, and conferences to area businesses and schools but also from interacting with media outlets such as newspapers, magazines, radio, and television programming. I conducted my internship with T.J. Peacher, Education and Outreach District Supervisor, in the summer of 2012. During that time, I gained experience that aided me in acquiring the position of Outdoor Writer for the St. Joseph News-Press.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CARY CHEVALIER

Literature Reviews

Couch, Brock; Mantlo, Drew; Long, Casey. THE EVOLUTION OF THE FAMILY EQUIDAE.
This poster will show the morphological evolution of the family Equidae from the Eocene era to the present day. The family Equidae includes mammals such as, zebras, horses, and donkeys.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CARY CHEVALIER
Daggett, Crystal and Wiley, Mary Kate. CURRENT CONSERVATION STATUS OF MEXICAN WOLVES (CANIS LUPUS BAILEYI).
This poster will explore the current conservation status of Mexican wolves, the most genetically distinct subspecies of gray wolf in North America.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CARY D. CHEVALIER
Daggett, Crystal. COMBAT VETERANS HEALING IN NATURE.
Research reviews show that there is something about nature being an excellent environment to heal. Many people, especially combat veterans, struggle with invisible wounds. PTSD, depression, anxiety disorders as well as many others are attempted to be treated in a doctors office or hospital, but if the walls feel like they are closing in on you, this treatment is not very beneficial. But if the treatment was conducted outside, doing something in a living breathing environment there is a much greater affect in healing. There is a concentrated amount of oxygen as you learn to control your breathing. Also Veterans are improving their transition from military life to civilian life by getting involved in conservation efforts.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CSENGELE BARTA
Dear, Matt;Ferrell, Josh; Mendenhall, Olivea. APPLICATIONS OF DUCKWEED.
Approximately 300 of nearly 7000 weed species are troublesome to farmers Worldwide; Duckweed is a major weed in crops due to its rapid growth, large biomass productivity, ease of culture and worldwide distribution, absorbs high amount of nitrogen and phosphate, feasibility of use as phytoremediation agent and vermicomposting. The use of Duckweed as an allelopathy in agriculture has become one strategy for weed management Allelopathy is a biological phenomenon by which one species influences the growth and development of other species through the release of allelochemicals into the environment indicated that allelochemicals play an important role in eco-agricultural development. Our main focus in this paper is on the use of Duckweed as a bio-filter, food source in agriculture, and the overall applications of duckweed in the environment.
Faculty Sponsor: BARTA
Gaume, Cathi. A BIO 340 LITERATURE REVIEW: WILD BEE ABUNDANCE EFFECT ON AGRO-ECOSYSTEMS AND VICE VERSA. .
Plants and insects are constantly interacting with one another and affecting each other in some way. This literature review overviews a few studies done on bees and agro-ecosystems. Bees help agricultural plants by pollinating them. Agro-ecosystems can have a positive and a negative effect on bees. The plants serve as food to the bees, but these crop lands can take away nesting habitat for certain bees. This can cause a decline in the bee abundance in the area. This can cause a chain reaction because lowering bee abundance in an area means less pollinators for wild plants. Also, different types of agricultural fields can have different effects on the bees. Over all, more studies in these areas are needed to truly understand the relationship between bees and agro- ecosystems.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CSENGELE BARTA
Higdon, Cody. PLANTS AND BIOFUEL.
Biofuels are on the rise and becoming more relevant each and every day. Plants are one of the main sources of biofuel and will play an important part in our race toward cleaner energy sources. This poster discusses the advantages and disadvantages of the current biofuel production technology and fuel sources.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CSENGELE BARTA
(Kriebs, Georja), (Reeves, Dalton), (Thornton, Bethany). POLAR BEAR (URSUS MARITIMUS) DISTRIBUTION IN A CHANGING HABITAT .
This is a review of articles that are looking at the effect of how the melting of sea ice, earlier in the year, is affecting polar bears distribution and the ability of them finding enough energy sources, food, to maintain their body mass during hibernating and fasting months.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CARY CHEVALIER
Lee, Tyler. A LITERATURE REVIEW OF THE BIOLOGICAL BENEFITS AND DOWNFALLS TO BIOFUEL.
The importance of an alternative fuel source is at an all time high with growing concerns for the future of petroleum based fuel sources. This poster explores the benefits and downfalls of current biofuel production technologies and biofuel sources.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CSENGELE BARTA
Derin McQuistion, Berry Justin. POLLEN CARRYING AND NECTAR FEEDING OF THREE SPECIES OF FRUIT BATS USING THE KAPOK TREE.
This study observed three species of fruit bats feeding on the Kapok tree. Peak feeding hours for each species were observed. Bats were collected and pollen samples were taken from different locations on the bats before being released. From the data collected it suggests that these three fruit bats are pollinators for the Kapok tree.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CARY CHEVALIER
Mueller, Phillip Roberts, Kyle Burkart, Adam. BOBCATS OF MISSOURI.
This poster overviews all the aspects of bobcats in Missouri including reproduction, feeding, and it's niche.
Faculty Sponsor: CARY CHEVALIER
O'Keefe, Don Petty, Aaron Snider, Taylor. EVOLUTION OF PARENTAL CARE IN MAMMALS.
This is a review of journal articles examining the evolution of parenting in mammals. It has been discovered that parenting is a trait first exhibited with some dinosaurs, instead of the widely accepted “drop your eggs and run” approach . This trait has continued through present-day mammals. Some mammals, in addition to humans, also show evidence of adoptive parenting, known as alloparenting.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CHEVALIER
Olsen,Ben , Reese,Rachel , Herrod,Chris. NATRUAL AND CURRENT CONSERVATION ISSUES OF THE GRAY WOLF (CANIS LUPUS).
This poster will review the natural history and current conservation issues of the Gray Wolf. The Gray Wolf is a species that has successfully been removed from the Endangered Species list, however the management of Gray Wolves is still not an easy task.
Faculty Sponsor: CARY CHEVALIER
Phillips, Cody and Stith, Erin . TSI AND PLANT BIODIVERSITY IN A MIXED FOREST.
This poster is a literature review that seeks to explain the significance of TSI (Timber Stand Improvement) and its impact on forest habitats. A brief overview of what TSI is and its implications are explained first. We discuss various management methods that are used in TSI. Then we mention how TSI increases habitat for wildlife and provides greater plant biodiversity in forest stands. Hopefully the reader will be enlightened on the subject and have a greater respect for forestry methods.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CSENGELE BARTA
Sanders, Zach and Ringler, Keith. DISTRIBUTION AND ECONOMIC EFFECTS OF ODOCOILEUS VIRGINIANUS IN MISSOURI.
We looked at the distribution and positive and negative impacts of white-tailed deer in Missouri. We also examined how the white tailed deer distribution could be effected from diseases and other contributing factors, such as deer to car collisions.
Faculty Sponsor:
Rowland, Jarrett and Burkhart, Adam. GROWING PLANTS IN SPACE.
This poster explores recent research advances in plant growth in space, focusing on the discovery of morpho-physiological and molecular changes in plant responses to the orbital environment.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CSENGELE BARTA
Schlesser, Scott and Jacobs, Julia. PLANTS IN A CHANGING WORLD: CLIMATE CHANGE IMPACT ON PLANTS.
This poster reviews recent literature on the aspects of plant response to climate change, in particular increases in ambient temperature and CO2 concentration and increased incidence of severe drought episodes.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CSENGELE BARTA
Stith, Erin; Roberton, Daniel; Phillips, Cody. THE NATURAL HISTORY AND MORPHOLOGY OF THE WHITE-EARED OPOSSUM ( DIDELPHIS ALBIVENTRIS).
We will be discussing the natural history and morphology of the White-eared Opossum. Natural history will compromise the range and type of environment these opossums are found in. Morphology will include how big the animal is and its coloring and may include reproduction and sexual dimorphism.
Faculty Sponsor: CARY CHEVALIER
Thornton, Bethany. MANGROVES: AN ECOLOGICAL, ECONOMIC, AND CULTURAL NECESSITY.
This review provides a survey of the ecological and social impact of mangrove forests across the globe. While mangrove forests remain a largely unexplored habitat with regard to scientific research, many costal communities, both human and nonhuman, rely on them for food, shelter, and a variety of other natural resources. Their presence or absence in an area can shift economies and change the nature of the surrounding habitat. It is this dynamic nature that makes mangroves such an important topic of study.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CSENGELE BARTA

DEPARTMENT OF CHEMISTRY

Empirical Projects

Sindt, Ammon and Hiley, Shauna. DETERMINATION OF LIMITS OF DETECTION OF QUANTITATION FOR AQUEOUS METALS AND HALIDES USING PXRF.
The limits of detection (DL) and quanitation (LOQ) for a set of period four metal cations and a set of halides has been determined using the definitions given in “Chemical Quantitative Analysis” by D.A. Harris1, which are based on analyzing a series of standard solutions and blanks for each element that ranged from 0 – 1000 ppm, then finding the calibration curve slope and standard deviation of the blank. Correlations between DL and LOQ with ion radii and atomic mass were also explored, so that better prediction of the preparation protocols for aqueous solutions based on size and mass.
Faculty Sponsor: SHAUNA HILEY

DEPARTMENT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE MATH AND PHYSICS

Analytical Papers and Analyses

Barnett, Ryan and Rice, Glenn. ANALYSIS OF A PULSE OSCILLATOR CIRCUIT.
The goal of this research is to mathematically model the behavior of a pulse oscillator circuit. First, the mathematical behavior of the circuit components are summarized. Next, the steps used to model the circuit are presented. Finally, the analysis of the model and its implications about the behavior of the circuit are discussed.
Faculty Sponsor: GLENN RICE

Internship/Practicum Experience

Warner, Mary Mullin, Jason. I.S.I.S INTERACTIVE STATISTICAL INFORMATION SYSTEM .
A group of students created an interactive statistical information system, better known as I.S.I.S. The objective was to promote student interaction and campus awareness. We accomplished this by combining social networking tools with smart mobile devices.
Faculty Sponsor: J. EVAN NOYNAERT

DEPARTMENT OF CRIMINAL JUSTICE/LEGAL STUDIES/SOCIAL WORK

Analytical Papers and Analyses

Dickey, G., Noble, Jamie, Holcomb, Ellen. SOCIAL WORK ALUMNI IN THE FIELD: DOES GRADUATE WORK INFLUENCE THE VALUE OF THEIR BSW?.
Current research primarily focuses on educational satisfaction of the MSW and licensed social worker. Research on the BSW is limited; therefore few researchers have looked at the BSW’s educational satisfaction. Also, the BSW pose an interesting dilemma when looking at educational satisfaction since current research links educational satisfaction to vocational satisfaction. This study looks at educational satisfaction specifically by comparing the BSW social worker to the Master level social workers satisfaction with their BSW. In addition this sample examines only BSW alumni who are currently working in the social work field to gain a ‘field tested’ perspective on this phenomena.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. GERI DICKEY
Noble, Jamie, Snead, Cathy. ALUMNI ADVICE ON WHAT IT TAKES TO SUCCEED IN THE FIELD OF SOCIAL WORK: A QUALITATIVE REVIEW.
This study investigates the advice of alumni for current and future students of social work. The needs of the field are many at this time and jobs are projected as available to those qualified.The results of our study indicate the importance of experience, volunteer work, networking, and continuing education to be factors important to success in the field.
Faculty Sponsor: G. DICKEY & G. LINDSTEADT

Empirical Projects

Holcomb, Ellen, Noble, Jamie, Snead, C., Dickey, G., Lindsteadt, G.. 2013 PORTAL PROGRAM: BSW ALUMNI SURVEY METHODOLOGH & SAMPLING.
This Portal Project examined recent (within 5 years) graduates from the Bachelors of Social Work Program at Missouri Western State University. This study utilized a 'triage' approach to survey these alumni. 62% of all alumni from 2008 to 2012 were contacted and surveyed. Sample to population statistical analysis indicate this sample was indeed representative of the whole for key individual and institutional variables.This presentation will provide a review of the methodology of the 2013 BSW Alumni Study and provide direction for future alumni studies.
Faculty Sponsor: G. LINDSTEADT & G DICKEY
Hutton, Joshua. CAMPUS SAFETY: WILL CONCEALED CARRY MAKE OTHERS FEEL SAFE?.
For this study we used participants from several different upper level (300-400) academic areas on campus, such as criminal justice, psychology, sociology, education, nursing and social work. We used this group in order to get a wide range of participants from different majors, in order to gain a better understanding of how the general public would feel about something such as concealed carry of a firearm on a university campus. In order to get students opinions of conceal and carry on the Missouri Western State University campus, we used a survey to measure how the students would feel about other students concealing and carrying a handgun on campus and the overall perception the students had of safety on the campus compared with the gender of the participant. When starting this research, it was expected that men would feel like the MWSU campus was a very safe campus and that females would be more opposed to allowing students to conceal and carry a firearm on campus, in order to find if there was a significant difference between the how males and females felt about these Likert questions, we used Chi-squared bivariate statistical analysis.
Faculty Sponsor: LINDSTEADT
Kretzer, Chasidy. THE PURSUIT OF HAPPINESS AMONG RECENT .
This exploratory study examines how recent Bachelors of Social Work (BSW) \r\ngraduates from Missouri Western State University (MWSU) value their degree. \r\nWith a team of interviewers we were able to contact recent five year graduates with \r\na BSW from MWSU and gather information with regards to their education. \r\nThrough a survey instrument created for this study, information was gathered \r\npertaining to education, employment, and salary. This information was then put \r\ninto a data system to be further analyzed. The findings from this analyses were \r\nsurprising. They indicated that there was no significant difference in graduates who \r\nwere using their degree and those who were unemployed. However, future studies \r\nshould focus on why a significant amount of graduates reported they would chose \r\nto pursue a different degree if they did it all over again. \r\n
Faculty Sponsor: LINDSTEADT
Matthews, Britny. ARE YOU SAFE OR NOT?.
In lieu of the 70+ school shootings since 1998, new scrutiny on college campuses for safety issues has emerged. The Clery Act of 1998 obligates all campuses, regardless of size, to report every incident of criminal act and violations of school policies that occur in and around campuses to be reported. The Clery Act was a result of the rape and murder of Jeanne Clery at Lehigh University. When Jeanne’s parents found out that the college had not released the number of violent crimes that had occurred before they chose Lehigh as a “safe” college for their daughter, their outrage was shared by the public. The lawsuit against the University resulted in a federal mandate that forces colleges to report all crime within a 3-year period. In this report, 10 colleges were compared for incidences of crime. The impact of the Clery Act was found only in compliance to the law. No outside auditor was used to determine the reliability of these statistics.
Faculty Sponsor: LINDSTEADT
Mills, Jordan. THE GROWTH OF THE SOCIAL WORK PROGRAM AT MISSOURI WESTERN STATE UNIVERSITY .
This is a descriptive study that explores the growth of the social work program at Missouri Western State University. The Council of Social Work Education indicated that from the year 2009 to 2011, the number of accredited social work baccalaureates programs showed to significantly increase. Through analyzing data provided by the Institutional Research Data (IRD) the social work program has shown to increase significantly from 2005 to 2013. Contributing factors to this increase and correlation to the professional field of Social Work has also been analyzed.
Faculty Sponsor: LINDSTEADT

DEPARTMENT OF ENGLISH FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND JOURNALISM

Empirical Projects

Byrd, roderic. ADVERSITY AND THE MINDSET.
Adveritsy is the very factor that makes and/or breaks each \r\n\\r\\n\\\\r\\\\n\\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\nandeeveryone as human beings. we all \r\nhave unique \\r\\n\\\\r\\\\nattributes \\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\nand abilities that set \r\nus apart. With that \\r\\nbeing \\\\r\\\\nsaid we all \r\n\\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\ndeveloo differntly and adopt differnt \\r\\ncoping \r\n\\\\r\\\\nmethods based on \\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\ngenger, age and handling \r\n\\r\\nof each \\\\r\\\\nobstacle we are face with. \\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\nAdveristy \r\nshapes \\r\\nus all \\\\r\\\\ndifferently into the man or woman we \r\n\\\\\\\\r\\\\\\\\nfrow to \\r\\nbe.
Faculty Sponsor: KATCHEN

DEPARTMENT OF NURSING

Empirical Projects

(Elliott, Sarah) (Elliott, Samantha). CONCUSSIONS: DO TEACHERS KNOW EVERYTHING?.
The purpose of this study is to explore the policies and procedures that are being implemented by the school district in the classroom for a student with a concussion and the teacher’s knowledge about concussion signs and symptoms as well as the needs of the student for recovery. Surveys were distributed to teachers in three different schools systems in Missouri with participant response rate of 62% (n=53). The results of the pilot study showed that there were no significant differences found in the knowledge of the signs and symptoms and accommodations for a concussion based on teacher experience, past coaching or personal prior concussion but descriptive results identify opportunities for additional education and improved communication protocols.
Faculty Sponsor: CRYSTAL HARRIS
Yeh, Pi-Ming; Fanning, Amberly; Schenecker, Kelsey. THE INFLUENCES OF ANXIETY, DEPRESSION, AND COPING STRATEGIES ON OLDER PEOPLE’S SUICIDAL IDEATION..
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of anxiety, depression, coping strategies on older people’s suicidal ideation. There were 32 older people living in the community recruited in this study. There were significant relationships of anxiety, depression, and coping strategies with older people’s suicidal ideation. Older people had higher scores of anxiety and depression had higher scores of suicidal ideation. Older people had higher scores of using problem focus disengagement coping strategies had lower scores of suicidal ideation. Depression was the significant predictor of older people’s suicidal ideation (ß=0.625, p <0.001).
Faculty Sponsor: YEH, PI-MING
Yeh, Pi-Ming; Graven, Becky, Richards, Julie, and Panimboza, Lyndsay . FAMILY INTERACTION, PERSONALITY, SPIRITUAL WELL-BEING AND PSYCHOLOGICAL WELL-BEING.
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship of family interaction, personality and spiritual well-being on the older people’s psychological well-being. There were 32 older people living in the community recruited in this study. There were significant relationships of family interaction, personality and spiritual well-being on the older people’s psychological well-being. Older people had higher scores of positive personality and spiritual well-being had higher scores of psychological well-being. Older people had higher scores of negative family interaction had lower scores of psychological well-being.
Faculty Sponsor: YEH, PI-MING

Literature Reviews

Ainsworth, Erica, McNeal, Jenny, Oswald, Jordan, Simon, Kylie. EFFECT OF SCHOOL NUTRITION ON CHILDHOOD OBESITY.
In the United States, there is an increasing problem of childhood obesity. According to Centers of Disease Control and Prevention, obesity rates have tripled since 1980 with the current amount being 18%. It is important to control childhood BMI because obesity can cause high blood pressure, high cholesterol, heart disease, type 2 diabetes, respiratory problems and other health complications later in adulthood. Many contributing factors to childhood obesity are genetic factors, physical inactivity, sedentary lifestyle, drinking sugar sweetened soft drinks, and excessive consumption of fat and fast food. Great strides in the prevention and even reversal of this growing epidemic can be made by providing children with proper education about healthy meal eating and encouraging children to engage in physical activity throughout the day. Much of this can be achieved by having healthy school lunch programs and physical activity programs in school. Considering that children spend a majority of their day in school, it is important for schools to have healthy nutritional policies that are closely followed.
Faculty Sponsor: MARY JO GAY
Baggett, Aubrey. Bratton, Shelby. President, Shanicka. SOCIAL AND ECONOMIC BARRIERS TO BREAST AND CERVICAL CANCER SCREENING.
Using the Academic Center for Evidence-based Practice (ACE) Star Model, social and economic barriers were identified for women who need preventative cervical and breast cancer screenings. Several populations were identified in the literature review which included women from: Qatarian, Jordanian, African American, Lesbian, Hispanic, Asian, and Caucasian backgrounds. Articles demonstrated that most women reported adequate knowledge of common screening recommendations but did not believe they needed to comply because they were not at risk. Barriers identified in the literature review included lack of insurance or primary care provider, feelings of discrimination, shame and fear of examination, being embarrassed to be tested by a male physician and lack of knowledge on the location of screenings.. Recommendations to improve breast and cervical cancer screenings include encouraging positive and productive interactions with the healthcare community, providing patient education at no greater than a 5th grade reading level, evaluating patients understanding of educational information, initiating follow-up reminders, and using translators when needed to overcome language barriers that may be present.
Faculty Sponsor: GRETCHEN QUENSTEDT-MOE
Carpenter, Mallory; Fox, Shelbey; Henry, Lucinda; Kirkwood, Jesse. FAMILY WITNESS RESUSCITATION.
The purpose of this evidence-based literature review was to find the benefits of family witness resuscitation and to examine clinical practice guidelines.Whereas most family members are in favor of witnessed resuscitation, nurses and doctors are not, due to their lack of experience in these types of situations. When the guidelines for witnessed resuscitation are followed, there are positive outcomes for the family members and healthcare workers. While family witnessed resuscitation is becoming more prominent in healthcare settings, there must be guidelines in order for protection of the family and healthcare workers.
Faculty Sponsor: KENDALL, HEATHER
Clark, Lacey; Rhodes, Lauren; Gillahan, Lundan; Schwader, Missy; Hauser, Alica. THE EFFECTS OF MUSCLE BUILDING SUPPLEMENTS ON THE BODY.
The purpose of this literature review was to identify the effects of creatine and protein supplementation on the body. Several side effects have been noted for both, with the most common being GI upset and risk for dehydration. There is no significant evidence showing a relationship between supplementation and significant long-term damage in healthy adults. However, there is evidence showing that individuals with underlying kidney dysfunctions who begin supplementing with protein and/or creatine may be at risk for further kidney damage. It is imperative that professional nurses remain health literate on the topic and educate patients regarding appropriate use of creatine and protein and possible side effects.
Faculty Sponsor: CRISTI CAMPBELL
Davis,Brittany; Kampe,Jaymee; Lippold,Garrett; Klindt,Kelsi . THE EFFECT OF THERAPEUTIC DOGS ON RECOVERING ALCOHOLICS.
Influenced by our curiosity and passion for helping people of all walks of life came our decision topic, which was a systemic review over the effectiveness of therapy dogs on people recovering from alcohol abuse. In our extensive research, we noticed that this particular topic was limited in the amount of research performed. However, we feel the topic is clinically relevant and its effects could potentially help or even save many individuals recovering from alcohol abuse. According to The National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence, INC. (NCADD) (2013), “alcohol is the most commonly used addictive substance in the U.S. 17.6 million people, or one in every 12 adults, suffer from alcohol use or dependence along with several million more who engage in risky drinking patterns that could lead to alcohol problems.” This poster presentation will focus on the relationship and current effectiveness of dog therapy for the treatment of alcohol abuse and methods to treat any co-occurring conditions.
Faculty Sponsor: JULIE BALDWIN
Dongho Landry, Li Rainbow, Maiyo Denis. ACE STAR MODEL APPROACH TO CARDIAC REHABILITATION AFTER HEART FAILURE.
The prevalence of heart failure is on the rise, especially in the elder population. Physical activities were thought to be a factor that increased heart work load and exacerbated the heart dysfunction in the past. As the knowledge and evidence grows, benefits of the physical activities in heart failure patients becomes prominent. The objective of this study is to explore benefits of physical activities in patients with heart failure. A non-systemic and systemic literature reviews are conducted in CINAHL, MEDLINE, and International Guideline Clearing House. Key words “Cardiac rehabilitation, heart failure, physical activity, and benefit of physical activity/exercise” are used in conducting the research. More than twenty research articles were reviewed. The results showed a series of benefits, which include: increased exercise tolerance, decreased mortality rate, decreased hospital readmission, and improved quality of life. As the results showed, we conclude that physical activities should be included in cardiac rehabilitation and combined with other interventions to treat patients with heart failure.
Faculty Sponsor: DEB ELLIS
Donnici, Sarah; Hart, Ashley. THE STATE OF EVIDENCE: HEALTH LITERACY AND PEDIATRIC MEDICATION ERRORS.
Health literacy describes an individual’s ability to understand basic health information and their ability to make healthcare decisions for both themselves and their children. The occurrence of health literacy related medication errors is a significant issue which has not been given adequate attention and study. The purpose of this project will be: to utilize an evidenced-based format to offer recommendations for improving health literacy related to pediatric medication errors, introducing methods to reduce pediatric medication errors, and demonstrating how these issues relate to the scope of nursing practice.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. STEPHANIE CORDER
Douglas, Megan Mines, Kim Pierson, Shelby Reichart, Chris Wiederholt, Christy. BENEFITS OF EDUCATION IN THE TREATMENT OF PTSD.
This research project sought to see if educating health care professionals about post-traumatic stress disorder benefited in the early diagnosis and treatment of the disorder. Through the use of the ACE Star Model, we were to discover that educating health care professionals on the signs and symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder, and tools available to screen for post-traumatic stress disorder, allowed for early detection and treatment of post-traumatic stress disorder and better patient outcomes.
Faculty Sponsor: JULIE BALDWIN
Harris, Jezwah; Ireland, Dawn; Littrell, Jillian. SUSTAINABILITY OF COMMUNITY HEALTHCARE WORKER PROGRAMS: SUCCESSES AND CHALLENGES.
Inspired by our community health mission trip to Belize in the spring of 2013, we decided to conduct a systematic review of the sustainability of these types of programs. In discussing the topic we discovered some visible trends emerging and directed our focus to the successes and challenges of community health worker programs. Community embeddedness was discovered as a key factor in determining program stability, and therefore sustainability. Major challenges discovered were that of healthcare structure integration, compensation, and training. Our findings suggest that institutionalization of community healthcare worker programs may be one way to ensure their sustainability. The purpose of our poster presentation is to share our findings with participants of this event.
Faculty Sponsor: JULIE BALDWIN
Inscho, Carmen; Kennedy, Jenna; McDougal, Victoria; Thevenot, Zoey. THE PROTECTIVE RELATIONSHIP OF BREAST FEEDING AND OBESITY: AN EXAMINATION OF THE EVIDENCE .
Obesity is increasingly becoming a health issue worldwide not only for adults, but for children. Measures to reduce obesity have been under inspection as healthcare providers search to find effective methods. Breastfeeding has been known for its array of health benefits ranging from nutrients to immunization protection. Research has been done to determine if breastfeeding holds a protective nature against obesity. Utilizing the ACE Star model, it is shown that more research is needed to determine the full effects of breastfeeding on obesity. Nurses are in a unique position to offer information about breastfeeding benefits and ways to reduce childhood obesity.
Faculty Sponsor: STEPHANIE CORDER
Parrish, Karissa; Bestgen, Katie; Andrews, Chelsea. FACTORS CONTRIBUTING TO PREMATURE BIRTH.
The focus of this study was to identify risk factors contributing to premature birth. Preterm birth is when the mother has the fetus before 37 weeks gestational age. The main cause of preterm birth is premature rupture of membranes, but this study also looked at infections and smoking as other risk factors. When the fetus is born premature, the baby has less time to develop in the womb, which can cause medical problems. The three factors studied, which included the premature rupture of membranes, infection, and smoking, can have a major impact on premature birth.
Faculty Sponsor: JILL MORSBACH
Roach, Katie; Knorr, Ashton. THE EFFECTS OF SIMULATION EDUCATION ON NURSING STUDENTS COMMUNICATION SKILLS AND CONFIDENCE.
The purpose of this systematic review is to compare and contrast the literature that supports simulation experience in the classroom and how it relates to having a positive or negative effect on nursing students self-confidence and communication skills. Simulation in the nursing school setting is becoming more common. Several studies have demonstrated a positive relationship between simulation experiences and the positive effects it provides nursing students. Simulation can be defined as an imitation of the operation of a real-world process or system over time falling under three categories, low, medium, and high fidelity simulation. In this systematic review the ACE Star Model was used.
Faculty Sponsor: MACHELLE SKINNER

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

Analytical Papers and Analyses

Edwards, Justin. HANS EYSENCK AND PERSONALITY THEORY.
Hans Eysenck (1916 - 1997) was a German Psychologist who earned his Ph.D. in 1940 from the University of London. His perspective on theory was biosocial in nature, which was a theoretical crossroad between genetic disposition and social influences affecting one's personality. The current analysis will focus on Eyesenck's superfactor model (introversion/extroversion and neuroticism), as well as his self-composed personality inventory, the Eysenck Personality Inventory (EPI).
Faculty Sponsor: DR BARGAR

Empirical Projects

hare, brandon. SYSTEMS THEORY AND SUBSYSTEMS.
This project will cover systems theory and the different forms of systems theory while also giving background on the topic.
Faculty Sponsor: BARGAR
Adams, Tarah; Owens, Caresse; Abrams, Tiffanie; Lewis, Jallisa. SIGMUND FREUD DEVELOPMENT OF THE PERSONALITY .
This project discusses the life and contributions of Sigmund Freud to the development of personality in psychology. The focus will consist of his major ideas he developed on personality.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. BARGAR
Adler, Alfred. ALFRED ADLER: INDIVIDUAL PSYCHOLOGY.
Alfred Adler was an individual psychologist. Adler started out as a Freudian but broke away due to conflicting views on one’s inner forces. Adler believed that the relationship with an individual and how he relates to the outside world shaped the person he or she became. He believed how a person perceives his experiences in life determine his attitude towards life. He believed that every person wanted to be successful but success isn’t the same to everyone and they were motivated by future goals not their past events.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. BARGAR
Crockett, D., McDonald, K., Atieh, S., Haynes, S., Bradford, R., & Noble, J.. TO TEXT OR NOT TO TEXT: THAT IS THE QUESTION.
Studies have shown that the majority of students today own a cell phone. With cell phones becoming more prevalent in society, this study set out to examine the implications of cell phone use in a classroom setting. A 2 (policy present vs. absent) x 2 (texter present vs. absent) design was created. Undergraduate psychology 101 students were recruited to take part in a classroom setting experiment. The students were asked to take a quiz after watching a 15-minute video lecture and were allowed to take notes. After completion of the quiz, participants were asked to fill out a five- question survey to verify that our manipulations were effective. Results indicated a significant difference in cell phone interruption conditions for quiz scores. Participants who had a confederate texter in their condition performed worse on the quiz. We observed no effect for policy in this study; nor did policy interact with a text interruption.
Faculty Sponsor: KELLY HENRY
(Dickinson, Briana)(Freeman, Cody)(Myers, Isaac)(Rogers, Nicolette)(Sykes, Hannah)(Trenkle, Lauren) (Wilson, Devon). REFLECTIONS ON CONGRUENCY.
We investigated the effects of parental congruency on emotional intelligence, perception of childhood happiness and self congruency. Supporting data were found for the hypotheses that congruent fathers’ children will have higher emotional intelligence and a higher perceived happier childhood.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. TEDDI DEKA
Jennings, K., Kim, D., Canada, C. . LIFE AND WORKS OF B.F. SKINNER.
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Faculty Sponsor: BARGAR

Personality Papers

Beers, Natalie. RAYMOND CATTELL.
Raymond Cattell reduced a list of 17,953 personality terms and traits to only 16 major traits. He researched what personality traits help to get a promotion and keep a job for a longer period of time. He also researched how a mother and father’s child-rearing practices relates to how their children’s personality would form. He did some work with married people to find how a husband and wife’s personalities predict their partners’ matrimonial elements. The information he found in his research could help people alter their personality to help them earn a promotion, keep a job they want, raise the type of child they wish for, and have the type of marriage they want.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. BARGAR
Blair, Ethan. THE AMAZING CARL ROGERS.
This poster is designed to highlight the life and work of the amazing Carl Rogers. From his stanch and humble upbringing as a country boy, to his revolutionary impact as a significant, and for awhile dominating (be it non-directive), voice in the field of psychology.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. JAMES BARGAR
Bowlby, John. JOHN BOWLBY: THE ATTACHMENT THEORY.
John Bowlby is a theorist that believes attachment is an integral part of human nature. Bowlby was able to successfully link behavioral problems to maternal deprivation and separation. Bowlby's methods included The 5 Point Model, 4 Stages of Attachment, and the 4 Characteristics of Attachment. Attachment Theory has since become the dominant approach to understanding early social development.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. CRONK
Clements, April. THEORIES OF KAREN HORNEY.
This poster is designed to inform the viewer of the theories and contributions of Karen Horney as stated in primary sources. Some topics covered include the Real and Ideal self, Feminine Psychology, Anxiety, and Neurotic needs. It is the goal of the author to inform the reader of Dr. Horney's past contributions to the field of Psychology.
Faculty Sponsor: BARGAR
Dickinson, Briana. GENETIC AND EVOLUTIONARY THEORIES OF PSYCHOLOGY.
My poster will be looking at the genetic theory of psychology and the evolutionary theory of psychology. The genetic theory of psychology looks at how genes and the environment interact and separates the two to see how genes affect the development of certain traits. The evolutionary theory of psychology looks at how those genes and the changing environment evolve and how that also affects certain traits. I will be using research articles to see how these theories have progressed over the years.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. BARGER
Dulac, Cassandra. ABRAHAM MASLOW 'S THEORY.
Abraham Maslow is known for his theory of Hierarchy of Needs. WWII showed him that human personality and that everyone needs to strive for, self-actualization.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. BARGER
Forbes, Kaitlynne. GORDON ALLPORT: TRAITS & PERSONALITY.
This poster reviews Gordon Allport's theories of personality and traits by looking at two of his studies, "Personality Traits: Their Classification and Measurement", 1921 as well as "Concepts of Trait and Personality", 1927. Allport's theory tends to focus on individual traits and human nature as a way to define personality.
Faculty Sponsor: JAMES BARGAR
Gentry, Haylee; Bomberger, Shawna. THE BIG FIVE PERSONALITY THEORY.
Catell's personality theory is that there are five factors that determine one's individuality. The five personality traits that he categorized were neuroticism, extraversion, openness, agreeableness and conscientiousness.
Faculty Sponsor: BARGAR, JAMES
Goodman, Donna. CREATIVELY BEING: ROLLO MAY.
Rollo May was a 20th century psychologist who made many contributions to the field of psychology and helped to develop and promote Existential Psychology in the United States. This poster will present a brief review of his life and work.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. BARGER
Holcomb, Ellen. AARON T. BECK, M.D..
Known as the “Father of Cognitive Therapy,” Aaron T. Beck has made tremendous contributions to the world of psychology, including his theories of cognition and depression. This poster outlines Beck’s biography and some of his most prominent work.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. BARGAR
Isom, Gabrielle. GEORGE KELLY: PERSONAL CONSTRUCT THEORY.
George Kelly, a Midwestern native, developed the theory of personal constructs for personality development. According to his theory, we have a desire to predict and control the world around us. We do this by forming our own interpretations about the events in our lives. Kelly gave psychologists a new, scientific way of understanding personality.
Faculty Sponsor: BARGAR
Hamann, Marisa. SOCIAL LEARNING.
This poster will review the 3 people that influenced the theory of Social Learning and what the main views of these 3 were. Albert Bandura, Julian Rotter and Walter Mischel.
Faculty Sponsor:
Miller, Rachel; Darnall, Spencer. PERSONALITY DEFINED BY HARRY STACK SULLIVAN.
Harry Stack Sullivan defined personality as the ways an individual dealt with others. This poster will explain his theory and how interpersonal relationships affect ones personality.
Faculty Sponsor: BARGAR
Petersen, Clifford. JOHN DOLLARD & NEAL MILLER.
John Dollard (1900-1980), American Psychologist, and social scientist, known for his studies of cultural relationships in America. Neal E. Miller (1909-2002), An American psychologist, spent his life’s work significantly linking behaviorism and personality psychology. Together Dollard and Miller (1950) scrutinized Freudian ideas through the stimulus-response theory (SR theory). Their philosophies of frustration and aggression, displacement, and approach/avoidance conflict behavior, were methodically scrutinized through Freudian eyes and a learning perception, revolutionizing our comprehending of motivation and behavior and redefining personality theories for generations to come.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. BARGAR
Rapp, Brianna. OBJECT RELATIONS THEORY.
This poster will help you learn what Object Relations Theory is, and who are the theorists who support it,and what they have to say in regards to this theory. You will also learn how this theory is valid today.
Faculty Sponsor: BARGAR
Stanhope, Jenny. ALBERT ELLIS: RATIONAL EMOTIVE BEHAVIORAL THERAPY.
Albert Ellis was a psychologist who created REBT therapy as way of personality change. His theories are rational and optimistic in nature. The simply stated theory has been applied to many areas and used with many people.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. J. BARGAR
Muckenthaler, Matthew, White, Steven. PERSONALITY AND BUDDHISM.
Buddhist concepts of personality stem from The Buddha’s observations of suffering in the world and how one’s thoughts perpetuate one’s own suffering. He developed methods for overcoming suffering to address this directly, by teaching individuals to become aware and in control of their thinking – and therefore their behaviors. Ideally, the outcome of such control, when continually practiced, empowers individuals such that they no longer pursue those things that would bring them and others suffering. Personality-wise, this shifts self-expression and behavior towards more positive and constructive potential. Additionally, many modern cognitive-behavioral approaches in therapy utilize similar techniques when assisting clients to overcome their own challenges in life, with some – such as those emphasizing mindfulness – evidencing considerable promise.
Faculty Sponsor: DR. BARGAR
95 submissions listed.
BIOLOGY45
CHEMISTRY1
COMPUTER SCIENCE MATH AND PHYSICS2
CRIMINAL JUSTICE/LEGAL STUDIES/SOCIAL WORK7
ENGLISH FOREIGN LANGUAGES AND JOURNALISM1
NURSING15
PSYCHOLOGY24
ANALYTICAL PAPER/ANALYSIS7
EMPIRICAL30
GRADUATE1
INTERNSHIP10
LITERATURE REVIEW30
PERSONALITY PAPER17