Senior Projects


Excluded from Humanity: the Effects of Implicit Dehumanizing Views Toward Black Individuals in the Media by Josh Velette

Children, Prejudice, and Social Grouping: A Proposal on the Development of Bias and Racial Recognition in Children’s Friend Groupings by William Flack

Remnants of the Bodice Ripper: How Consent is Characterized in Heterosexual and Lesbian Erotic Romance Novels by Audrey Malloy

Combatting the Core of Sexual Assault: Training Youth to Become Transformational Leaders in Sexual Assault Perpetration Prevention by Sage Warner

Immigrants in America: The Relationship Between Acculturation and Well-Being, and the Validation of Self-Report as a Measurement Tool by Bolivia Ray Williams


The Effect of Empathy on Implicit Bias by Chelsea Beckford

The Effects of Mindset and Perceived Support on STEM Pursuit in Single-Sex and Coeducational High Schools by Lily Henry

The Effect of Controllability Beliefs on Attitudes about Weight and Socioeconomic Status by Marna Dunne

Actual and Ideal Self-Concept Appeals in Cosmetic Advertising for Mass-Market, Luxury, and Prestige Brands by Margaret Stevens


Are You a Criminal?: A Senior Project Examining the Relationship Between Stereotype and Power Using Signal Detection Analysis by Pat Lichtenstein

Enhancing our learning experiences: Adopting a role-based approach in collaborative learning to improve effectiveness by Anna Opatka

Beneath the Human Capital Investment: Modelling student debt awareness and a Critical examination of financial aid materials using Construal-level Theory by Sophia Sutcliffe

A Shifting Standards Perspective on the Gender Gap in Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics by Siira Rieschl


Incidental Emotions and Trust Decisions: Visceral Influences on Economic Behavior by Idan Aviv Elmelech

“I’m Just Not a Math Person:” The Effect of Preconceived Notions of Failure or Success and Mindset on Math Performance by Beth Kimberly Hoffman Patalona

“Am I Math Compatible?”: How Stereotype Threat Relates to Gender and Math Identification in Women by Elyse Murphy Neubauer

How Traditional is the Romance? Heroines, Stereotypes, and the Heterosexual Script by Tanya Lee Sorenson


Do you really want another slice? Overeaters’ implicit and explicit food preferences by Laura Ovadia

Stereotype Threat Spillover in New Group Formation amongst Individuals of High and Low Socioeconomic Status by Marie Flowers

Combating Pediatric Obesity with a Universal Intervention for Elementary School-Age Children: A Tailored Program for Hinds County, Mississippi by Nicole Marie Haaser

The Cultural System of Medicine: The Socio-Cultural and Psychological Influences Behind the Treatment of Intersexuality by Dora Bowman


Perceptions Matter: An Experimental Proposal on the Negative Stereotypes of Developing Nations by Stephanie Barrett

Save James, but Ditch Jamal!: Automatic Moral Judgments in the Consideration of Race by Jin Goh

Rationalizing the Pleasure in Another Group’s Suffering: From Schadenfreude to Dehumanization by Mengyao Li

The Evolution of Coalition Detection and Wariness of Outgroups by Ian Weiss


The God Diagnosis: Psychological Factors in the Interpretation of Religious Experiences by Moneika DiPierro


The burned-out caregiver: Risk, resiliency, and future directions in treatment and prevention by Sarah Gordon

The self and consciosness: Theories and experimental proposals by Nick Hodgetts

The African-American: A social-psychological perspective explaining the formation of the identity by DeShaun Houston

The effectiveness of implicit and explicit self-affirmation in reducing Chinese and American age-related stereotypes by Morgan Kennedy

Sensitivity or bias: Using signal detection analysis to examine the relationship between power and stereotyping by Yi (Jenny) Xiao


On the primary and secondary qualities of emotions by Biqing (Jamie) Chen

Implicit awareness of false memories in the Deese-Roediger-McDermott paradigm: A psychophysiological investigation of language comprehension by Heidi Choi

Are women from Venus and men from Mars? The consequences of exposure to theories of gender similarity and difference by Wren (Scott) Gould

Does guilt-tripping equal effective policy? An investigation of emotion and intertemporal choice by T. Edward Hall

Female genital cutting within the Somali communities in Lewiston, Maine by Nadar Mohamud


From video game violence to real life violence: Does exposure to violent video games desensitize people to violence? by Vasiliki Georgoulas