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Student Work & Research


Each semester, several Marymount students have completed their internships in the Child and Family Research laboratory at the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development in Bethesda, MD. These students have collaborated on research projects examining parenting and young children's development among immigrant families, how maternal depression influences mother-infant interaction and children's development, and infants' perceptual development. After graduating from Marymount these students have been employed in research settings and/or have entered graduate school.

Psychology students at Marymount also have the opportunity to get first-hand research experience in the major. They work one-on-one with Psychology faculty on research, and they regularly present their research at the annual Student Research Conference on campus and the annual conference of the Eastern Psychological Association. This work prepares them well for graduate school or for careers that require strong critical thinking and communication skills.

Recent Eastern Psychological Association presentations include
Rivera, A., Dressel, C., & Lopresti-Goodman, S.M. (2011, March). The effect of texting on walking behavior. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.
 
McGraw, M.S., & Buckner, C., (2010, March). The effects of age and cost on helping behavior. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Brooklyn, NY.
 
Buckner, C. E., Lagman, J. T., Pearson, J. M., D’Alessio, L., Bosson, J. K., Miller, M. (2009, March). The effects of gender identity threat on perceptions of gay and lesbian victims of violent crime.

Clump, M. A., & Sandoval, M. (2009, March). Did the assignment do what you wanted? Examining the correlations between learning processes and class assignments. (Article currently in the Journal of Instructional Psychology).

Vera, A., and Clump, M. A. (2009, March). Why won’t my diet work? The influence of mood and gender on food choices.

Buckner, C. E., Bonner, E., Castle-Smith, C., and Cosenza, A. (2008, March). A comparison of the stereotypes associated with gender-atypical males and females.

Sabri, S., and Clump, M. A. (2005, March). Classroom Success Survey.


Recent presentations at the annual Student Research Conference include
Nusbaum, J. (2011, April). The relationship between age and student absenteeism from classes.
 
Valle, L. (2011, April). Designing university spaces to minimize the stress of college.
 
Doherty, T. (2010, April ). Just a different generation: The relationship between sexual assault programs and participants' attitudes and knowledge about sexual assault.
 
McGraw, M.S., (2010, April). The effects of age and cost on helping behavior.

Lagman, J. (2009, April). The effects of gender identity threat on perceptions of gay and lesbian victims of a violent crime.

McGraw, M. (2009, April). The effects of gender on the perception of depression.

Nichta, M. (2009, April). Exploring the benefits of art therapy on children with learning disabilities in a school setting.

Sandoval, M. (2009, April). Predicting and preventing academic burnout within the post-secondary student population.