Mamie Phipps Clark Diversity Research Grant
Rachel Betchel, Class of 2020
Carroll senior psychology major, Rachel Bechtel from Moscow, ID, was notified recently that she is a recipient of the Mamie Phipps Clark Diversity Research Grant Award. Rachel will use this award to fund her honors thesis project examining factors that contribute to the disability wage gap.
I am honored to receive a grant named after Mamie Phipps Clark who was a pioneer in social psychology race research," shared Rachel. "This grant will allow me to expand my research beyond undergraduate students to collect data from employers around Montana, which should increase the generalizability of my results. While the disability wage gap is less widely-discussed than other wage gaps, the existence of the disability wage gap has been consistently supported by research. It is important to understand how disability affects the hiring behavior of employers as research suggests that the gender, race, and disability wage gap may compound each other, necessitating a more intersectional approach to discrimination in the workplace. This research would not have been possible without the endless support of my advisor, Dr. McManus.
Psi Chi Recognition
Lauren Paradis, class of '18, is in a recent edition of the Psi Chi magazine! She received an undergraduate scholarship from Psi Chi, the national honor society for psychology. With thanks to Dr. McManus for writing a letter of recommendation for Lauren so she could receive this amazing opportunity!
Receiving the undergraduate scholarship this year strengthened my desire to work in the psychology field even more.
Congratulations, Lauren! Check out page 17 to see Lauren Paradis and her words of gratitude for receiving this scholarship.
Several students attended the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association conferences in 2018, where some presented their own research and others learned about others' research!
Where our graduates are now...
Lauren Fulton, 2015. Accepted to a Graduate Program in Occupational Therapy at Touro University.
Vance Lavinder, 2015. Graduate Student studying Social Work at the University of Southern California online.
Carly Schwickert, 2015. Graduate Student studying Couples and Family Therapy at The University of Oregon.
Student Undergraduate Research Festival
2019. Twenty students represented the psychology department at Carroll College's 8th Annual Student Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF).
Jane Reid Meta-Analysis: Examining the Use of Interventions in Changing Children’s Attitudes About their Peers with Intellectual Disabilities
Emma Hoppes, Sarah Gee, and Ann Moloney Undergraduate Students and Risk-taking Behavior When Peer Influence is Present on Social Media
Ashley Maes, Bethany Gardner, Thomas Gilboy, and Bailey Pasta Three-week analysis of the relationship between general anxiety, stress, and procrastination
Taylor Ehl, Kelly Brotzel, David Dietrich, and Izzy Geraghty Attitudes and Perspectives in Young Adults
2017. Fourteen students represented the psychology department at Carroll College's 6th Annual Student Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF).
Tristin Agtarap and Michael Donnelly Understanding Intelligence Through Writing
Jacob Souza, Connor Brandon, Kaley Brouwers, Rhiannon Sturgess, and Jared Thielke Relationship between Memory and Exercise
Amy Penaskovich, Shaelynn Blixt, Emily Holland, Kayla Mack, and Lauren Paradis Mediating Factors of Stress on Performance
Alexandra Poulsen and Janie Reid Are More Narcissistic Individuals More Judgmental Towards Others When Viewing Social Media Accounts?
2016. Six students represented the psychology department at Carroll College's 5th Annual Student Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF).
Hadley Chambers, Leah Henningsen, and Molly Moloney The Ins and Outs of Body Image: The Role of Locus of Control in Self-Perception
Melanie Vert Does Race Influence College Students’ Decision to Help their Peers?: The Effects of Aversive Affect and Racism on the Decision to Help White, Black, or Native Americans
Claire Hooper A Comparison of the Effects of a Human Sexuality Course on Students’ Sexual Attitudes, Behavior, and Knowledge at a Private, Catholic Liberal Arts College and a Public Liberal Arts College
Istvan Feldman Effects of Positive Encouragement on Exam Scores
2015. Four students represented the psychology department at Carroll College's 4th Annual Student Undergraduate Research Festival (SURF).
Carly Schwickert The Effects of Objectifying Statements on Women's Self-Esteem, Happiness, and Body Image
Ariel Tange Helping Behaviors toward Individuals with Physical Disabilities and Individuals with Intellectual Disabilities
Melanie Vert Why is There Discrimination in Helping Situations? The Effects of Negative Affect and Prejudice in Emergency and Nonemergency Interracial Helping Situations
Sarah Jo Willcockson Dog and Pony Show
2019 Poster Presentations
Desensitization to the Female Body
Rachel Bechtel, Esmeralda Campos, Kadence Kastner and Rebecca Whitesell
How Does Personality Type Influence Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Fear of Missing Out?
Kaitlyn Yuzeitis, Abbie Bliss, Taylor Sandlie, and Nikki Honzel
Effect of mild stress on memory retention
Emma Nylin, Hailey Vietz, Cameron Herriges, Joshua Plafcan, Keely Mills, and Nikki Honzel
Caffeine and Memory – Friends or Foes?
Krysten Abboud, Tori Johnston, Amber Griffin, Elinor Krafsky, Vivienne Youn, and Nikki Honzel
Am I Graceful? The Effects of Subtle Stereotype on a Performed Soccer Dribbling Task
Tyra Rucker, Emma Hoppes, Ashley Maes, Emma Nylin, & Nikki Honzel