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The Healing Power Of The Arts - Drama Therapy And The Use Of Theatre In The Treatment Of Trauma, Brooklyn Snyder Dec 2019

The Healing Power Of The Arts - Drama Therapy And The Use Of Theatre In The Treatment Of Trauma, Brooklyn Snyder

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

Theatre is an incredibly valuable therapeutic tool. In this thesis, I explore the ways in which trauma can reshape individuals lives, both cognitively and physically, impeding their sense of self, ability to trust, engagement, and many other seemingly ordinary aspects of day to day life that those of us unaffected by trauma take for granted. Additionally, I cover how employing theatrical tools, like improvisation and role play, can act as a beneficial treatment option for those who have suffered a traumatic past. Drama therapy allows individuals to reconnect with their bodies and their minds, gain new perspectives on their experiences ...


Friday Night Lights: A Photo Gallery Normalizing The Psychological Struggles Faced By Student Athletes, Sam J. Reardon Oct 2019

Friday Night Lights: A Photo Gallery Normalizing The Psychological Struggles Faced By Student Athletes, Sam J. Reardon

WWU Honors Program Senior Projects

This photography-based project aimed to capture moments that encapsulated various psychological conditions student-athletes may be facing in universities. These bold photographs would serve to be eye catching and draw viewers if they were to be hung up in a gallery for students to see. Under the images there would be captions on which students could read statistics regarding the amount of student -athletes that experience these conditions and an avenue for them to find help if they were struggling with the condition. Studies show that collegiate athletes underreport their struggles with psychological conditions though they occur with greater frequency in ...


Ancillary Materials For Psychology Research Methods And Data Analysis I, Aisha Adams, Stephanie Da Silva Oct 2019

Ancillary Materials For Psychology Research Methods And Data Analysis I, Aisha Adams, Stephanie Da Silva

Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Ancillary Materials

This set of ancillary materials are intended to supplement Research Methods in Psychology by Cuttler, Jhangiani, and Leighton, 4th Edition. (https://open.umn.edu/opentextbooks/textbooks/75) These materials were created through a Round Twelve Mini-Grant for Ancillary Materials Creation and Revision. Materials and include lecture slides, prep sheets, labs, and other activities.

The materials are also hosted on Columbus State University's LibGuides at https://columbusstate.libguides.com/c.php?g=991551.

Topics covered:

  • Science of Psychology;
  • Scientific Method;
  • Research Ethics;
  • Psychological Measurement;
  • Experimental, Nonexperimental, and Quasi-Experimental Research;
  • Factorial Designs;
  • Single Subject Research;
  • APA Style;
  • Inferential Statistics.


Ancillary Materials For Psychological Adjustment, Deborah Lee Oct 2019

Ancillary Materials For Psychological Adjustment, Deborah Lee

Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Ancillary Materials

This set of PowerPoints, outlines, and test banks for Psychological Adjustment were created through a Round Thirteen Mini-Grant for Ancillary Materials Creation and Revision.

Topics covered include:

  • Concepts of Adjustment;
  • Growth Mindset;
  • Humanistic and Personality Psychology;
  • The Self;
  • Stress;
  • Coping and Mental Illness;
  • Wellness;
  • Interpersonal Communication;
  • Romantic Relationships and Love;
  • Sexuality;
  • Understanding Gender;
  • Work and Choosing a Career;
  • Understanding Loneliness and Solitude;
  • Coping with Death and Loss;
  • Finding Meaning


Technical Report 2019-01: Pupil Labs Eye Tracking User Guide, Joan D. Gannon, Augustine Ubah, Chris Dancy Sep 2019

Technical Report 2019-01: Pupil Labs Eye Tracking User Guide, Joan D. Gannon, Augustine Ubah, Chris Dancy

Other Faculty Research and Publications

No abstract provided.


Better With Science: Strengthening Patron Learning, Heather Simmons, Alyson Drake, Joseph Lawson Jul 2019

Better With Science: Strengthening Patron Learning, Heather Simmons, Alyson Drake, Joseph Lawson

Presentations

A baseline understanding of cognitive theory and educational psychology concepts is critical to successful student learning. With librarians in all settings providing more teaching and training than ever, designing educational experiences with these concepts in mind will result in greater retention and understanding for their patrons. This program will discuss five important ideas from cognitive learning science and give examples of how librarians and other information professionals can incorporate those theories into their instructional offerings. Participants will then work in groups to brainstorm ways various theories can be applied as they design or restructure their own instructional programs.

Takeaways:

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The Psychological Implications Of Lyme Disease, Joseph Trunzo Jun 2019

The Psychological Implications Of Lyme Disease, Joseph Trunzo

Applied Psychology Journal Articles

No abstract provided.


Changes In Hemodynamic Response To Faces, Scenes, And Objects In A Visual Statistical Learning Task: An Fmri Analysis, Aaron T. Halvorsen May 2019

Changes In Hemodynamic Response To Faces, Scenes, And Objects In A Visual Statistical Learning Task: An Fmri Analysis, Aaron T. Halvorsen

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Learning causes changes in brain activity and neural connections. Statistical learning is an implicit learning process that involves extracting regularities from the environment and finding patterns in stimuli based on their transitional probabilities. The following study describes an attempt to elucidate temporal changes in hemodynamic activity for three category-specific brain areas using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). Blood oxygen-level dependent signal (BOLD) responses were collected while subjects viewed faces, scenes, and objects with high and low transitional probabilities in an fMRI scanner. We expected brain activity to show a temporal shift in timing of activation when comparing BOLD signal responses ...


Examining The Effects Of Exposure To Nature On Well-Being: Implications For College Campuses, Fatimah T. Majors May 2019

Examining The Effects Of Exposure To Nature On Well-Being: Implications For College Campuses, Fatimah T. Majors

Honors College Theses

Humans attraction to the natural environment stems from our evolutionary tendencies. Biophilia is defined by E.O. Wilson as the “innate tendency to focus on life and lifelike processes (Wilson, 1984, p. 1).” Recent studies have shown that spending time outside in nature is beneficial to physical and mental health as well as well-being. Nature is filled with intriguing things such as animals, plants, fresh air and other aspects which can help an individual replenish. Some of these benefits include stress reduction, opportunities and motivation to complete tasks. Research indicates that adults who work in offices would perform better if ...


The Effects Of Guided Imagery As Mental Practice During The Learning Of A Novel Psychomotor Skill, Justine Revermann May 2019

The Effects Of Guided Imagery As Mental Practice During The Learning Of A Novel Psychomotor Skill, Justine Revermann

All College Thesis Program, 2016-present

Previous research has shown that mental imagery is beneficial for individuals in improving performance, increasing confidence, and decreasing anxiety, among many other benefits. The purpose of my research study was to test if mental imagery is successful in creating these benefits for college students while learning a new psychomotor skill. Participants were first introduced to an athletic taping skill by viewing a two-minute video. After the video, they completed five minutes of physical practice of the skill, took an anxiety and confidence inventory, and completed a pre-test of the skill during which they were timed and scored. They were then ...


Measuring Neural Time Series Data In A Sensory Deprivation Tank, Jackson Gregory, Tian Lan, Uri Maoz, Amir Raz May 2019

Measuring Neural Time Series Data In A Sensory Deprivation Tank, Jackson Gregory, Tian Lan, Uri Maoz, Amir Raz

Student Scholar Symposium Abstracts and Posters

We are interested in studying the neurological and physiological effects of the float pod, also known as REST therapy, or sensory deprivation tank. Float pods rely on the concept of depriving most senses (from sound and light to temperature and proprioception) in a pool filled with buoyant salt water at body temperature. While float pods are most commonly used in spa environments, we intend to look at the potential benefits of floating under the empirical lens. In this study, we aim to measure neural activity using electroencephalography (EEG). We intend to look at the different levels of relaxation and the ...


Implicit Versus Explicit Learning Assessments Of Neuroscience Concepts In Undergraduates, Sarah Wonsidler, Noah C. Yeagley Apr 2019

Implicit Versus Explicit Learning Assessments Of Neuroscience Concepts In Undergraduates, Sarah Wonsidler, Noah C. Yeagley

Neuroscience Presentations

No abstract provided.


Perspectives Of Indian Internationals On Mental Illness And Christian Missions, Morgan Margerison Apr 2019

Perspectives Of Indian Internationals On Mental Illness And Christian Missions, Morgan Margerison

Senior Honors Theses

When psychology is integrated with Christianity as a form of missions, it is vital that the destination country’s cultural perspectives be considered in the practice of these fields. This phenomenology obtained Indian cultural perceptions and experiences of mental health, as well as their perspectives and experiences regarding the integration of psychology and Christianity. The participants framed mental and emotional health in the context of relationship, addressed it with faith practices and values, and evaluated it based on cognitive functioning and lack of positive emotions. They expressed cultural concerns with victim mentality, stigma, and shifts in moral values. Regarding the ...


Daoism And Dialogism: A Dialogue Between The East And The West, Xiaodi Zhou Apr 2019

Daoism And Dialogism: A Dialogue Between The East And The West, Xiaodi Zhou

Bilingual and Literacy Studies Faculty Publications and Presentations

In this paper, I explore Chinese Daoist theoretical connections with modern conceptions of dialogue and Western theories of psychology (Murase, 2008). I investigate and compare these lines of Western thinking (Strang, 2004) with classical Chinese thought (Zhang & Chen, 2009), noting the complexities in each. I discuss and disseminate how the Daoist principle of yin yang may be related to the dialogic understandings of Bakhtin (1981, 1984a, 1986, 1990, 1993). I also contend that the Western field of psychology, particularly the work of Carl Jung (2014), has incorporated Daoist principles of yin yang in its conception and practice. I argue that ...


Interview Of Rosanna Mastrangelo, Rosanna Mastrangelo, Juliana Mastrangelo Apr 2019

Interview Of Rosanna Mastrangelo, Rosanna Mastrangelo, Juliana Mastrangelo

All Oral Histories

The Interviewee:

Rosanna Mastrangelo was born in February 1964, in South Philadelphia. Her parents, along with the rest of her family, were Italian immigrants who had come to America after the end of World War II in hopes of rebuilding a better life for themselves. Raised in a tight-knit Italian neighborhood and surrounded by Old World traditions, Rosanna quickly realized the importance of remaining close to one’s roots, especially in forming her unique sense of identity. But as she went to school and became acquainted with people of other backgrounds and experiences, it became ever more clear that her ...


Changing The Age-Old Stigmatization Of Mental Health, Ashley E. Fontana Apr 2019

Changing The Age-Old Stigmatization Of Mental Health, Ashley E. Fontana

Senior Honors Projects

For years, the importance of mental health has been overlooked. In the past, individuals possessing unstable mental health were not only neglected, but were highly stigmatized. In the 20th century, these individuals were thought to have demonic roots—they were feared. The mentally ill have been institutionalized, deinstitutionalized, and institutionalized yet again. Some progress has been made in changing society’s perceptions and fierce stigmatization of mental health. There are many organizations in place today aimed at increasing awareness and reducing stigmatization, and they have helped, but not nearly enough. Mental health stigmatization has detrimental effects on those that fall ...


Perception: Exploring Cognition And Consciousness Through Visual Art, Summer Shepherd Apr 2019

Perception: Exploring Cognition And Consciousness Through Visual Art, Summer Shepherd

Honors College Capstone Experience/Thesis Projects

The concept of consciousness has perplexed humankind for thousands of years. Countless scientists, philosophers, and artists have devoted their lifetimes to solving humanity’s questions about our relationship with the world we live within. The creative arts, such as music, theater, and visual art, can facilitate critical thinking and meaningful interpersonal communication. This paper explores the visual artwork of the author, Sunny Shepherd, through examination of historical and contemporary artistic influences on the work, as well as the psychological and philosophical concepts that fuel it. Months of research, planning, and creating went into the manifestation of the final exhibition, Metamorphosis ...


The Benefits Of Affordable/Free Education Op Ed, Julian Moran Apr 2019

The Benefits Of Affordable/Free Education Op Ed, Julian Moran

Student Scholarship

It has been well established that people with more education live longer, healthier lives and report having higher levels of both eudaimonic and hedonic subject well being. Higher education is also linked with other health benefits, such as having an increased sense of control and learned effectiveness, having more ambition, finding more satisfaction in their jobs, living situations, communities, families, and having more autonomy. Having a more educated population could translate into better decisions being made throughout our social structures, which in turn could lead us to progressing towards a more functional, healthier, and happier society. Although, the benefits of ...


Lectures And Test Bank For Human Growth And Development (Gsw), Ellen Cotter Apr 2019

Lectures And Test Bank For Human Growth And Development (Gsw), Ellen Cotter

Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Ancillary Materials

This set of lecture slides and test banks for Human Growth and Development was created through an ALG Round Eleven Mini-Grant for Ancillary Materials Creation and Revision. The materials are intended to support Lifespan Development by Martha Lally and Suzanne Valentine-French.

Topics covered include:

  • Heredity, Prenatal Development, and Birth
  • Infancy
  • Early Childhood
  • Adolescence
  • Adulthood
  • Death and Dying


D2l Files And Question Import Tool For Introduction To Psychology (Psyc 1101), J. Sean Callahan, Katie Bridges Apr 2019

D2l Files And Question Import Tool For Introduction To Psychology (Psyc 1101), J. Sean Callahan, Katie Bridges

Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Ancillary Materials

This set of D2L Brightspace Learning Management System files and a question import tool for Introduction to General Psychology was created under a Mini-Grant for Ancillary Materials Creation and Revision.

Authors' Description:

The goals of this ancillary component are to create a set of materials and mechanisms that 1) require students to engage the OER materials in ways that support the cognitive processes involved in mastering content in introductory level social science courses and 2) helps support and streamline the assessment and grading process for instructors.

The deliverables associated with this project include Multiple Choice Questions Generator (MCQG) instruction guide ...


Video Lectures And Ancillary Materials For Openstax Psychology (Ccga), Aurora Ramos Nunez, Neda Moinolmolki, Karen Hambright, Charlsie Myers, Karla Bluhm, Marci Culley, Kimberly Mannahan Apr 2019

Video Lectures And Ancillary Materials For Openstax Psychology (Ccga), Aurora Ramos Nunez, Neda Moinolmolki, Karen Hambright, Charlsie Myers, Karla Bluhm, Marci Culley, Kimberly Mannahan

Psychology, Sociology, Anthropology, and Social Work Ancillary Materials

This open course with a new set of ancillary materials for OpenStax Psychology was created under a Round Eleven Mini-Grant for Ancillary Materials Creation and Revision. The materials created in order to support faculty implementing OpenStax Psychology in the classroom include:

  • List of created video lectures for OpenStax Psychology topics
  • PowerPoint files for all video lectures
  • Research Project Template
  • Weekly Reading Note Assignments

Topics covered include:

  • Biopsychology
  • States of Consciousness
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Learning
  • Gender and Sexuality
  • Social Psychology
  • Stress, Lifestyle, and Health
  • Psychological Disorders
  • Therapy and Treatment


Understanding Fear And Self-Blame Symptoms For Child Sexual Abuse Victims In Treatment: An Interaction Of Youth Age, Perpetrator Type, And Treatment Time Period, Amanda Nelson Mar 2019

Understanding Fear And Self-Blame Symptoms For Child Sexual Abuse Victims In Treatment: An Interaction Of Youth Age, Perpetrator Type, And Treatment Time Period, Amanda Nelson

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Child Sexual Abuse victims have been known to experience a wide array of emotional and behavioral symptomology following abuse. These symptoms can have a negative impact on victims in the future if proper intervention and treatment is not provided. This study focuses specifically on the symptomology of fear and self-blame in victims and what factors influence the efficacy of treatment due to these symptoms’ continuous and impartial characteristics. Participants were 333 sexually abused youth attending Project SAFE (Sexual Abuse Family Education), a cognitive-behavioral treatment program through a local Child Advocacy Center. Children were 6 to 18 years old, 79.9 ...


An Exception In Risk-Taking Behavior: Religiosity As A Situation-Specific Predictor Of Sexual Risk-Taking, Trenton Buhr Mar 2019

An Exception In Risk-Taking Behavior: Religiosity As A Situation-Specific Predictor Of Sexual Risk-Taking, Trenton Buhr

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

The relationship between religiosity and sexual risk-taking has been widely studied but conclusive consensus on the influence has not been established. Part of this stems from how religiosity is measured. The current study analyzes how religious fundamentalism, one way of measuring religiosity, and risk-taking propensity predict sexual risk-taking. We used a wide range of risk-taking propensity measures to better understand their role and the unique role of religious fundamentalism in this risk-taking area. The current study aims to assess whether religious fundamentalism has potential to be a situation-specific predictor of sexual risk-taking. To test this, 17 participants completed risk-taking propensity ...


Sleep-Wake Problems And Daytime Sleepiness As Predictors Of Emotion Regulation Strategies: A Longitudinal Study In Early Adolescence, Megan Toney Mar 2019

Sleep-Wake Problems And Daytime Sleepiness As Predictors Of Emotion Regulation Strategies: A Longitudinal Study In Early Adolescence, Megan Toney

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

Objective: Research has analyzed the association between poor sleep and emotion regulation abilities, yet most studies have focused on adult samples which may not generalize to youth. The present study examines how sleep problems and daytime sleepiness in early adolescence were associated with specific forms of emotion regulation later in adolescence.

Methods: A group of 109 children from a larger longitudinal study on cognitive development completed questionnaires at two separate timepoints. Cognitive tasks and survey-based measures were completed at the first point of data collection (Mage = 11.90, SD = .91, range = 10-14). Approximately 10 months later, additional surveys were ...


An Evaluation Of Police Interviewing Methods: A Psychological Perspective, Cassandra Neal Mar 2019

An Evaluation Of Police Interviewing Methods: A Psychological Perspective, Cassandra Neal

Honors Theses, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

This paper discusses false confessions and memory’s fallibility and how they can decrease the reliability of an investigative interview. In an effort to remedy this issue, the three most popular interview techniques utilized by police officers during an investigation were examined to decipher which one elicits the most reliable testimony. In order to determine which of the three methods out of the Reid Technique, Cognitive Interview, and PEACE Method is the most reliable, literature on the different techniques was examined to see which method resulted in the most accurate information, free from false statements. As a result of this ...


Timing Is Everything: Temporal Dynamics Of Brain Activity Using The Human Connectome Project, Francesca Lofaro Jan 2019

Timing Is Everything: Temporal Dynamics Of Brain Activity Using The Human Connectome Project, Francesca Lofaro

Summer Research

Most neuroimaging studies produce snapshots of brain activity. The goal of this project is to examine the temporal dynamics of how these areas interact through time, using fear as a case study to assess how regions involved in fear interact. Working with Matlab computer code, I sort through the large fMRI dataset known as the Human Connectome Project to extract neuroimaging data from patients with different NIH Toolbox Fear-Somatic survey scores to assess the temporal dynamics between brain regions. The results will allow an understanding beyond which areas are involved, and instead will provide a picture of how these areas ...


Self-Compassion And Adherence In Five Medical Samples: The Role Of Stress, Fuschia M. Sirois, Jameson K. Hirsch Jan 2019

Self-Compassion And Adherence In Five Medical Samples: The Role Of Stress, Fuschia M. Sirois, Jameson K. Hirsch

ETSU Faculty Works

Emerging evidence indicates self-compassion can be beneficial for medical populations and for medical adherence; yet, research to date has not fully examined the reasons for this association. This study examined the association of dispositional self-compassion to adherence across five medical samples and tested the extent to which perceived stress accounted for this association. Five medical samples (total N = 709), including fibromyalgia, chronic fatigue syndrome, and cancer patients, recruited from various sources, completed online surveys. Self-compassion was positively associated with adherence in all five samples. A meta-analysis of the associations revealed a small average effect size (average r = .22, [0.15 ...


We Provided Psychological First Aid After The Las Vegas Shooting – Here’S What We Learned., Michelle Paul, Heather Dahl, John A. Nixon, Noelle Lefforge Oct 2018

We Provided Psychological First Aid After The Las Vegas Shooting – Here’S What We Learned., Michelle Paul, Heather Dahl, John A. Nixon, Noelle Lefforge

Psychology Faculty Publications

What is “psychological first aid”? How do mental health experts like you work side by side with traditional first responders? The goal of psychological first aid is to sooth, assist and help people function and cope in a healthy way in the wake of a traumatic event. It’s employed in the hours and days following the event, when people’s immediate needs, including medical care, as well as basic needs like food, shelter and water, must be met, along with their psychological and physical safety needs.


Can Pink Really Pacify?, Julie Elaine N. Irish Sep 2018

Can Pink Really Pacify?, Julie Elaine N. Irish

Interior Design publications and other works

As an interior designer, I’ve long been interested in how different colors can affect our mood and behavior.

For example, if you’ve recently been to a fast food restaurant, you might notice that there’s a lot of red – red chairs and red signs, red trays and red cups.

When, on the other hand, was the last time you ate in a blue restaurant?

There’s a reason for this: Red, it turns out, has been shown to stimulate the appetite. Blue, on the other hand, has been shown to be an appetite suppressant.

But when it comes ...


What Shall We Do About Grit? A Critical Review Of What We Know And What We Don’T Know, Marcus Crede Sep 2018

What Shall We Do About Grit? A Critical Review Of What We Know And What We Don’T Know, Marcus Crede

Psychology Publications

Grit is a construct that is widely studied by educational researchers and that has generally been enthusiastically received by educational practitioners. This essay highlights that many of the core claims about grit have either been unexamined or are directly contradicted by the accumulated empirical evidence. Specifically, there appears to be no reason to accept the combination of perseverance and passion for long-term goals into a single grit construct, nor is there any support for the claim that grit is a particularly good predictor of success and performance in an educational setting or that grit is likely to be responsive to ...