Ariel Tucci presents research at Psychological Association annual meeting

Twenty-five students, faculty members, and recent alumni from East Stroudsburg University’s department of psychology presented research at this year’s Eastern Psychological Association annual meeting in New York City, held February 28 – March 2. Ariel Tucci, of Douglassville, PA, was among the student presenters.

The Eastern Psychological Association was founded in 1896 and is the oldest of the regional psychological associations in the United States. Its sole purpose is to advance the science and profession through dissemination of professional information about the field of psychology.

Peer reviewed presentations included:

Laura Mariotti, a senior majoring in psychology from Old Forge, Pa., and Irina Khusid, Ph.D., associate professor of psychology; Digital World Impacts on Real World Friendships

Zoe Maas ’18, and Jyh-Hann Chang, Ph.D., professor of psychology; Shortened Form of The Compassion of Others Lives Scale (COOL scale)

Julia Sule, a senior majoring in communication sciences and disorders from Bethlehem, Pa., James Roe, a junior majoring in psychology from Milford, Pa., Dominic Brown-Andriulli, a junior majoring in psychology from Effort, Pa., Maas, and Dr. Chang; Compassion Levels of Speech-Language Pathology Students

Imani Williams, a senior majoring in psychology from Darby, Pa., Deena Dailey, Ph.D., adjunct professor of psychology, and Sussie Eshun, Ph.D., professor of psychology; Ambulatory Mobile Device Behaviors, Health Behaviors, Cognitive Dissonance and Optimism Bias

Raquel Sosa, a senior majoring in psychology from Wilkes-Barre, Pa., Sandi-Lynn Eshun, a graduate student at Yeshiva University studying psychology, Dr. Eshun and Dr. Dailey; Gender, Ethnicity, Contact, and Empathy as Predictors of Attitudes about Mental Illness

Sosa, and Dr. Eshun; The Impact of Language on Perceptions about Mental Illness

Carissa Ceballo, a junior majoring in psychology from Staten Island, N.Y., Sean McCann, a senior majoring in psychology from Stroudsburg, Pa., and Dr. Khusid; The Relationship Between Religiosity and Coping Strategies

Keith Young-Smith ’17, a graduate student studying public health from Philadelphia, Pa., Taylor Bess, a senior majoring in psychology from Phillipsburg, N.J., and Bonnie A. Green, Ph.D., professor of psychology; How a Class Assignment Uncovered Assumptions Related to Success and Privilege

Ariel A. Tucci ’18, a graduate student studying public health from Douglassville, Pa., Dr. Green and John Darsinos, research assistant for Clear Path; Differences in Academic Self-Efficacy in Community College Students

Christopher Galanti, a senior majoring in psychology from Lafayette Hill, Pa., Stephanie Hawk, a junior majoring in psychology from Allentown, Pa., and Dr. Green; Oppositional Mindset: A New Variable of Success

Anthony Drago, Ed.D., professor and chair of psychology; Everything You Wanted to Know about Being a Department Chair but Were Afraid to Ask

Dr. Green, Prof. Darsinos, and Dr. John Protzko, a post-doctoral fellow at University of California Santa Barbara; Translating Psychology Research for DR K-12 and HBCU NSF Grants

T. Michelle Jones-Wilson, Ph.D., professor of chemistry and Olivia Carducci, Ph.D., professor of mathematics were invited to participate in a symposium on how psychology faculty can work with other faculty to secure extramural funding for their research. Their talk is entitled: Functional Diversity Assembling a Disparate and Successful Team to Support Research and Obtain Funding for STEM Transfer Students

Dr. Chang was selected as a fellow for Eastern Psychological Association.

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