Student Research Symposium Presentations


Stress and Sleep Difficulties: Differences Between College Majors
Breann Bowar (Faculty Advisor: Casey Trainor)

Males’ and Females’ Self-Confidence, Creativity, and Excuses in the Presence of Male vs. Female Experimenters
Lorelei Tinaglia, Misael Garcia & Carolyn Johnson(Faculty Advisor: Anne Zell) 

Difficulties Regulating Emotions Predicts Sleep Medication Use
Danielle Claypool(Faculty Advisor: Casey Trainor)

The Effect of Facebook on Memory
Lisa Moeller (Faculty Advisor: Anne Zell)

Measuring Self-Esteem in Augustana Women Suffering Non-Physical Intimate Partner Abuse
Hannah Vander Broek (Faculty Advisors: Susan Schrader & Olivia Lima)

A Brain Computer Interface for Augmentative and Alternative Communication
Hannah Zylstra(Faculty Advisor: Casey Trainor)

Motivation Study
Karen Morales & Maddie Southgate (Faculty Advisor: Olivia Lima)

Effects of College Involvements on Perceived Stress and Sleep Difficulties
Danielle Bloom & Lance Shaull (Faculty Advisor: Casey Trainor)


Heavy Technology Users and Their Study Break Habits

Rachel Saum and Emily Kern (Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Babcock)

Why forgive? Immediate and delayed effects of different forgiveness motives.

Sydney Fleming (Faculty Advisor: Anne Zell)

Plugging into the network: The relationship between internet and creativity.

Jenaleah Block and Julia Torgersen (Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Babcock)

The Consequences of Competition: How Personality Traits Affect the Handling of Outperformance

Sarah Larimer, Jordan Kerkvliet, and Stephanie Richmann (Faculty Advisor: Anne Zell)

Pre-Sleep Arousal Mediates the Relationship between Anxiety Sensitivity and Sleep Difficulties

Danielle Claypool and Dustin Wander (Faculty Advisor: Casey Trainor)

The Relationship between Perceived Control over Anxiety and Pre-Sleep Arousal and Sleep Onset Latency

Vicky Tsang and Ali Goers (Faculty Advisor: Casey Trainor)

Preschoolers’ Emergent Literacy Predicts Attitudes Toward and Perceptions of Reading

Kirsten Craft (Faculty Advisor: Oliva Lima)

The Relationship between Emotion Dysregulation and Sleep Difficulties

Breann Bowar and Annie Froseth (Faculty Advisor: Casey Trainor)

Preschoolers' attitudes & motivation for learning

Kate Mydland (Faculty Advisor: Oliva Lima)

Improving Name Learning with Distributed Retrieval Practice

Danielle E. Anderberg and Hannah J. Zylstra (Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Babcock)


Joint storybook reading and word learning: What reading style helps preschoolers most?
Kirsten Craft and Ashley Schreurs (Faculty Advisor: Olivia Lima)

Name Learning: The Effect of Distributed Retrieval Practice in a Simulated Social Setting
Carlee Berens and Kyle Knapp (Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Babcock)

Effect of Difficulties with Emotion Regulation on Sleep Quality
Michelle Erhardt and Ali Goers (Faculty Advisor: Casey Trainor)

Distress Tolerance as a Predictor for Pre-Sleep Arousal and Sleep Problems
Katie Beech (Faculty Advisor: Casey Trainor)

Lie Hard: Predictors of Responses to Presidential Candidates' Deceptive Claims
Zack Truelson and Josh Goodwin (Faculty Advisor: Anne Zell)


Scaffolding Reading Leads to Higher Vocabulary Acquisition
Heidi Allard (Faculty Advisor: Olivia Lima)

Assisted Study with Dynamic Quiz
Derek True (Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Babcock)

Jump on the Name Train: Using the Testing Effect to Learn Names
Michelle Erhardt (Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Babcock)

Vocabulary Acquisition Through Storybook Readings: Relationship Beteween Behavior and Vocabulary Gains
Leslie Walker & Molly Martin (Faculty Advisor: Olivia Lima)

Religious Priming and Ego-Depletion: Do People Exhibit Better Self-Control When They Have God On Their Mind?
Karissa Pepin & Melanie Jerke (Faculty Advisor: Anne Zell)

Effect of Expanding Retrieval on Name Learning: Comparing Older and Younger Adults
Taylor McCance & Maxine Melber (Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Babcock)


An Internal Locus of Control is Associated with Problem-focused Coping at Work
Erika Jacobson (Faculty Advisor: Elizabeth Babcock)


What Eases the Agony of Defeat? Comparing Strategies for Sparing Outperformed People's Feelings
Peter Schultz, Shelly Hubbling, and Rachel Nelson (Faculty advisor: Anne Zell)

Effects of Elaboration Style on Vocabulary Acquisition in Preschoolers
Jesi Palank and Megan Wulf (Faculty advisor: Olivia Lima)

Investigation of Optimism and Control Within Dental Health Facilities
Mauri Becker (Faculty advisor: Christina DeVita)

Expanding Retrieval's Effectiveness in Aiding Working Memory Capacity in Name Recall for Both Young and Older Adults
Eric Swanson and Erika Jacobson (Faculty advisor: Elizabeth Babcock)


Moral Evaluations of Deception in Politics
Stephanie Sorensen (Faculty advisor: Anne Zell)

Relational Goals May Lead to Discomfort When Outperforming Others
Chrissy Gill and Jenna Obler (Faculty advisor: Anne Zell)