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Psych SIPs at MUPRC

Five senior psychology majors with Proffessor Brittany Liu

Psychology majors who joined Professor Brittany Liu (far right) at this year’s MUPRC included (l-r)–Perri Nicholson, Jessica Varana, Elizabeth Hanley, Grace Barry, and Rachel LePage. Not pictured is Professor Robert Batsell.

Five senior psychology majors presented their Senior Individualized Projects at the 28th annual Michigan Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference [MUPRC] held on the campus of Albion College. Grace Barry presented the talk “The association of narrative structure and psychological well-being in emerging adulthood.” Elizabeth Hanley presented the talk “Reflexive attention to configural and local motion cues in a biological motion display.” Rachel LePage presented the poster “Variation in reward-sensitivity and negative affect in high-risk youth brain-reward function.” Perri Nicholson presented the talk “Saccharin consumption does not result in increased weight gain in rats.” Jessica Varana presented the talk “Moral decision making: Empathy as an indicator for utilitarian or deontological moral judgments.” The students were accompanied by Kalamazoo College psychology faculty members Brittany Liu and Robert Batsell.