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Student Research

Our students are active researchers in psychology laboratories and research groups. The Department of Psychology offers many opportunities for students to gain research experience, including the ability to earn course credit for working in a research lab. See the course descriptions of PSY 290 and PSY 490 for more information. Visit our Research Labs page to see which labs are currently accepting students. Previous research experience is NOT necessary!

Research collaborations involving Department of Psychology faculty and students:

BOLD = Faculty member

^ undergraduate student

+ graduate student student


 2019

Berry, A.^, & Derryberry, W.P (2019, May). Approaches to Parenting and Social Information processing.  Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C. 

East, C.^, Mulaski, J.C.^, Zarotny, B.^, & Ochs, S. (2019). Exploring alternate-form reliability for written expression.  Poster presented at the 2019 CEBS Reach Week Student Poster Session in Bowling Green, KY.

Erps, K.+ & Ochs, S. (2019, February).  Using Supervision to Increase Conversations About Culture.  Paper presented at the 2019 National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Farmer, R., Gross, T., +Hacherl, G., ^Bleam, S., Noel, C., & Keesey, S. (2019, February). Did No Harm: Assessing Effects of the Good Behavior Game. Paper proposal for the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Grieve, F. G., Wann, D. L., & Case+, J. C. (2019, February). Attention and sport fans: How fandom can influence what people remember. Paper accepted for the annual conference of the Applied Sport Management Association, Nashville, TN.

Gross, T., & +Hacherl, G. (In Press). Test review of the Infant/Toddler Environment Scale, Third Edition. In J. F. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & J. L. Jonson (Eds.), The twenty-first mental measurements yearbook. Lincoln, NE: Buros Center for Testing.

Gross, T., Noel, C., Farmer, R., +Hacherl, G., & +Ritchie, M. (August 2019). Examining a group-based teacher training of trial-based functional analysis. Poster presentation submitted for the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

Gross, T., Noel, C., +Johnson, C., +Hacherl, G., & Farmer, R. (August 2019). Participant Quality Ratings of a Telehealth Workshop for Families of Children with ASD. Poster presentation submitted for the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL. 

Gross, T., +Hacherl, G., Li, Q. (2019, February). Comparing Student Support Needs Assessments for Underrepresented Minority STEM Students. Poster proposal for the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Gross, T., Noel, C., & +Hacherl, G. (2019, March). TRIAD Families First at WKU. Presentation to the Green River Regional Educational Cooperative (GRREC), Bowling Green, KY.

+Hestand, M., & Myers, C. L. (2019, February). Teacher self-efficacy and student gender effects on behavioral referrals. Poster presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Atlanta, GA.

Jackola, K.^, & Redifer, J.L. (2019, May). Impact of remembering vs. knowing on strength of belief in neuromyths. Accepted for Presentation at the Annual Meeting of Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.

+Johnson, C., +Turner, H., Gross, T., & Mason, W.A. (August 2019). APQ: Longitudinal Invariance for Parent Supervision and Inconsistent Discipline Scales. Poster presentation submitted for the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, Chicago, IL.

King. H.^, & Redifer, J.L. (2019, May). Trait anxiety and procrastination predict surface study strategy use. Accepted for Presentation at the Annual Meeting of Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.

Lockwood, A., Bohan, K., Loke, S., Sealander, K., Lanterman, C., Lafoon, T.^ (2019, February). Who administers norm-referenced academic achievement assessments? Presented at the National Association of School Psychologists (NASP), 51st Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Peterson+, K. C., Kuhlenschmidt, S.,Grieve, F. G. (2019, August). Does the level of stigma change with diagnosis? The effect of mental disorder on sterotyping. Poster submitted for the annual conference of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Prater, C.^, Vanover, A.^, & Wafzig, E.^, & Ochs, S. (2019). Written and typed measures: Differences in response type.  Poster presented at the 2019 CEBS Reach Week Student Poster Session in Bowling Green, KY.

Pugh+, A. S., Grieve, F. G., Derryberry, W. P., & Clayton, K. (in press). What motivates sport fans to attend minor league baseball and roller derby events. Journal of Contemporary Athletics.

Thornberry, T., Daniel, M.+, Goodman, O.^, Manning, A.^, & Gross, D. (2019, May). Preventing prescription drug misuse in future medical professionals. Poster accepted to the 42ndAnnual Conference of the National Rural Health Association, Atlanta, Georgia.

^Volk, E., Gross, T., & Mason, W.A. (2019, February). The Effect of Parenting on Youth Behavior Leading to Suspensions. Poster proposal for the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

+Rudisill, L., & Myers, C. L. (2019, February). Enhancing a student’s self-management skills in the classroom. Poster presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Atlanta, GA.

Springer^, K., & Grieve, F. (2018, May). Muscle dysmorphia and art appreciation. Poster presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Wininger, S. R., Redifer, J., Norman, A., & Higginson, M. K.+ (in press).

Prevalence of learning styles in educational psychology and introduction to

education textbooks: A content analysis. Psychology of Learning and Teaching.

Zhao, Q., Wichman, A., & Frishberg, E.^ (2019). Self-doubt effects depend on beliefs about ability: Experimental evidence. Journal of General Psychology. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1080/00221309.2019.1585320 

2018

^Bleam, S., +Hacherl, G. Farmer, R., Gross, T., Keesey, S., & Noel, C. (2018, March). Impact of the Good Behavior Game on Classroom Behavior and Student Well-Being. Poster presentation for the Kentucky Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Conference, Louisville, KY. 

Brown, T. A.^ & Paquin, A. R. (2018). Fostering peace and leadership: A project for the Black Mamba Anti-Poaching Unit. Presented at the Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Buscaglia, A.⁺, Kuhlenschmidt, S., Zhao, Q., Clayton, K., Fiore, C., & Pepper, A. (2018; April). The effects of gender and communication style in dating interactions. Poster presented at the 2018 Western Psychological Association (WPA) annual convention in Portland, Oregon.

Erps, K.+ & Ochs, S.  (2018, August).  School psychologists and suicide risk assessment: role perception, competency, and prevalence.  Poster presented at the 2018 American Psychological Association Annual Convention in San Francisco, CA.   

Gross, T., Li, Q., McCarroll, P., & +Hacherl, G. (2018, August). Pilot Study to Adapt the Student Support Needs Scale. Poster presented as part of the American Psychological Association Annual Conference, San Francisco, CA.

Isaacs, R.^, & Derryberry, W.P. (2018).  The relationships among social judgments, identification, and stigmatization.  Poster presented at the Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY. 

Lowe+, A. B., & Grieve, F. G. (2018). Objective measurement and insight assessment of muscle dysmorphia. Graduate Student Journal of Psychology, 17, 99-110.

+Marshall, B. M., & Myers, C. L. (2018, February). Restricted interests and reading comprehension in students with autism. Poster presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

Molignoni^, K., & Grieve, F. (2018, May). Muscle dysmorphia: Perceived benefits and barriers to treatment. Poster presented at the 30th Annual Conference of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Myers, C. L., & +Rentsch, C. A. (2018, February). Caution: Same behavior rating scale constructs, different results. Poster presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Chicago, IL.

Myers, C. L., & +Schrader, M. (2016, February). Gender effects of choice and interest level on CBM writing. Poster presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

Ochs, S.  & Hamilton, S.^ (2018, October).  The impact of burnout and the critical need for self-care.  Oral presentation at the 2018 Kentucky Association of Psychology in the Schools Convention in Louisville, KY.

Redifer, J.L., Lor, Z., & Lawson, C.^ (2018, May). Impacts of working memory capacity and accuracy during strategy use on retrieval performance. Presented at the Annual Meeting of Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Trader, E.^, Paquin, A. R., & Zhao, Q. (2018). Decreasing stigma against depression in Chinese international students. Presented at the Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Trader, E.^, Paquin, A. R., & Zhao, Q. (2018). Decreasing stigma against depression in Chinese international students. Presented at the Mid-America Psychology Undergraduate Conference, Charleston, IL.

Wininger, S. R. & Forgione, B.^ (August, 2018). Impact of Two Types of Multi-tasking on Self-Selected Exercise Intensity. Submitted to 2018 APA Convention, San Francisco, CA.

Wininger, S. R., Ryle, M.K.+, & Redifer, J. L. (August, 2018). Prevalence of Learning Styles in

Textbooks for Educational Psychology and Introduction to Education. Submitted to 2018

APA Convention, San Francisco, CA.

2017

Adkins, D.^, & Redifer, J.L. (2017, May). Jamming out while studying: Impacts of music components on retrieval performance. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Dazzle^, L., & Grieve, F. (2017, May). Size discrepancy: Actual vs. ideal body image of men with muscle dysmorphia. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Conference of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Derryberry, W.P., Wilson, M.+, & Kessler, E.^ (2017, November). Negative Affect and Moral Reasoning after an “Actual” Heinz’ Dilemma. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Moral Education, St. Louis, MO. 

Frishberg E.^, & Zhao, Q. (2017; January). Self-doubt effects depend on beliefs about ability: Experimental evidence. Poster presented at the SPSP annual convention in San Antonio, Texas. 

+Lamar, L. R., +Chapman, B., & Myers, C. L. (2017, February). Comparing executive functioning on behavior rating scales to the BRIEF. Poster presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.

Lanzalotta^, J., & Grieve, F. (2017, June). Us vs. them and especially them: Rival derogation in sport fans. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the North American Society for Sport Management, Denver, CO.

Lee+, B. N., Reece+, T. J., & Grieve, F. G. (2017). Gender issues in body dysmorphic disorder. In K. L. Nadal (Ed.), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Psychology and Gender. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.

Lor, Z., Redifer. J.L., & Duncan, L.^ (2017, May). A comparison of self-explanation and practice retrieval: Impacts of strategy and working memory capacity on verbatim recall and inference generation. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

Ochs, S. & Connor, V.^ (2017, October).  How to support youth transitioning from juvenile detention facilities to schools.  Oral presentation at the 2017 Kentucky Association of Psychology in the Schools Convention in Louisville, KY. 

Ochs, S. & Ferries, K.+ (2017, October).  Inclusive crisis intervention: Serving students with developmental disabilities.  Oral presentation at the 2017 Kentucky Association of Psychology in the Schools Convention in Louisville, KY.

Trader, E.^, Gong, L. M., & Zhao, Q. (2017; March). Cultural differences in response to self-doubt. Poster presented at the WKU Student Research Conference. Bowling Green, KY.

Wininger, S. R., & Kuhn, A.^ (2017, August) Effect of Goal Type (distance vs. time) on Self-

Selected Exercise Intensity. Poster presented at 125th APA Convention, Washington,

Wininger, S. R., & Mauch, J.^ (2017, August) Impact of Attempting to Multi-Task on Self-

Selected Exercise Intensity. Poster presented at the 125th APA Convention, Washington, DC.

2016

Chang, J.^, & Zhao, Q. (2016; August). Evaluate me: The effects of anticipated rapid feedback and beliefs about ability on performance. Poster presented at the APA annual convention, Denver, CO.  

Crowley, B.M.+, Wininger, S.R., & Duffin, L.C., (February, 2016). Helping the Gifted Achieve in Mathematics: Challenges and Potential Solutions. NASP Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Doctrow, J. N. ^, & Paquin, A.R. (2016). Cross-cultural attitudes about the stigmatization of HIV/AIDS. Presented at the Western Kentucky University Student Research Conference, Bowling Green, KY.

Eovino^, J., Grieve, F. G., Reece, T., Morris+, B., King+, S., Kirsch-Hiltz White^, C., West^, H., Acree^, J., Simpson^, S., & Gooch^, A. (2014, October). And the horse you rode in on, too! Sport fan perspectives of collective punishment. Presentation at the annual meeting of the Academy of Business Research, Las Vegas, NV.

Myers, C. L., & +Schrader, M. (2016, February). Gender effects of choice and interest level on CBM writing. Poster presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, New Orleans, LA.

Oldham, A.^, & Wininger, S. R. (August, 2016). An Examination of Attributions as Mediators onSelf-Efficacy, Goals, and Performance. APA Convention, Denver, CO.

Perdew, M.E.^, & Redifer. J.L. (2016, May). To cheat or not to cheat: Impulsivity predicts learning academic dishonesty regardless of learning disability status. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Wallace+, S., & Grieve, R. (2016, April). Evaluation of smells. Poster presented at the Annual Spring Conference of the Kentucky Psychological Association, Georgetown, Kentucky.

Wininger, S. R., & Sondag, A. M.+ (August, 2016). A Comparison of the BREQ and the EMS:

Which is the Better Measure? APA Convention, Denver, CO.

Wininger, S. R., Hancock, S.^, Cash, L.^, Iverson, L.^, Kuhn, A.^, Oldham, A.^, & Pulliam, D.+

(August, 2016). Effects of Attentional Focus Strategies and Exercise Intensity on RPE, Affect, and Cognition. APA Convention, Denver, CO.

2015

Armstrong^, M., & Grieve, F. G. (2015). Big five personality traits of collegiate social fraternities and sororities. Oracle: The Research Journal of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors, 10(1), 68-81.

Corley, W.,⁺ & Zhao, Q. (2015; May). The impact of forewarning on suggestibility: Does it depend on working-memory capacity? Poster presented at the 27th APS annual convention, New York, NY. 

King, A.+, Duffin, L., & Clayton, K. (2015, February). Connecting the dots: Understanding post-traumatic stress and academic achievement. Presented at the National Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.

Wininger, S.R., Higginson, M.K.+, Oldham, A.^, & Duck, K.+ (2015, August) An examination of competitiveness across academic versus athletic contexts. 2015 APA Convention, Toronto, Canada.

Wininger, S.R., & White, T. A.+ (2015). An Examination of the Dumb Jock Stereotype in Collegiate Student-Athletes: A Comparison of Student versus Student-Athlete Perceptions. Journal for the Study of Sports and Athletes in Education, 9, 75-85.

Xu, X. Y.,⁺ & Zhao, Q. (2015; May). The effects of anticipated feedback proximity on performance: Exploring the moderating role of self-efficacy and task type. Poster presented at the 27th APS annual convention, New York, NY. 


 

 

 


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