Student Research

Students in our program have numerous opportunities to collaborate with faculty on research projects. These projects often lead to publications and/or presentations at regional and national conferences. Below is a listing of recent faculty/student presentations/publications (student names are in bold).

Braje, W.L., Polstein, K., Ostrer, P., Perera, D., & Schrantz, M. (2015, March) False memory and dual coding in synesthesia. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Chong, E., Hanrahan, K., and Mansfield, J. S. (2015, March). Does sentence context help us read small print? Presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Gosselin, J., Rolon, V., Chong, E., and Mansfield, J. S. (2015, March). Finding intuitive abbreviations for common words. Presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA, USA.

Signorelli, S., Timothy, C., Seo, J., Ainsworth, K. (2015, May). An examination of the effects of personality traits on perceptions of procedural fairness in the classroom. Poster presented at Sigma Xi Conference, SUNY Plattsburgh.

Charette, L., Casey, D., Dobler, C., Dunham, K., & Egan, P. (2014, February). Error analysis of affect recognition and theory of mind tasks. Poster presented at the NASP annual convention, Washington, D.C.

Driscoll, K., Brand, A., & Sturman, E.D. (2014, April). Attachment and its relation to sexual attitudes and desire in female college students. Poster presented at the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society annual meeting, New Paltz, New York.

Dunham, K., Knapp, A., & Mattice, M. (2014, October). Enabling responses, attitudes toward and knowledge about substance abuse and eating disorders. Poster presented at the annual conference of the New England Psychological Association, Lewiston, ME.

Elinson, S., Charette, L.M., Gaeddert, W. & Egan, P. (2014, February). Teacher perceptions of tiered instruction. Poster presented at the NASP annual convention, Washington, D.C.

Grabbe, J. W., Cioffi, T., Zauner, L. T., Driscoll, K. T., & Ford, S. T. (2014, January). Effects of competing lexical distracters in a visual search task. Current Research in Psychology 4 (2): 16-19.

Gray, P., Fournier, K., Noble, A., Martino-Mott, A., & Egan, P. (2014, February). Increasing cardiovascular activity in children with autism spectrum disorders. Poster presented at the NASP annual convention, Washington, D.C.

Mansfield, J. S., & Hanrahan, K. (2014, May). Context effects in reading depend on print size and reading speed. Visual Sciences Society Annual Meeting, St. Pete’s Beach, FL.

McRobbie, W., Fleming, A., Hanrahan, K., Kucharski, A., Martino-Mott, A., Rodriguez, A., Varin, Z. (2014, May). An analysis of verbal instruction components and corresponding compliance in children with autism. Poster presented at the Association for Behavior Analysis International annual conference, Chicago, IL.

Rolon, V., Marsh, G., Hanrahan, K., & Bator, R. (2014, March). Correspondence bias: Consistent findings across contemporary topics. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting, Boston, MA.

Sturman, E.D., McKeighan, K.M., von Snell, A., Driscoll, K., & Durden, J. (2014, April). The role of victory and defeat on cognitions, life satisfaction, stress, and anxiety. Paper presented at the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society annual meeting, New Paltz, NY.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the psychology program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Department co-chairs
Dr. Katherine Dunham (katherine.dunham@plattsburgh.edu)
Dr. Michael Morales (michael.morales@plattsburgh.edu)

Department secretaries
Ms. Pam LeClair (leclaipl@plattsburgh.edu)
Ms. Donna Vanderhoff (vanderdm@plattsburgh.edu)

Psychology Office: Redcay 226/232

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