Undergraduate Academic Affairs
College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Undergraduate Research Symposium Poster Presentations 2014

Johnson Center Dewberry Hall

1:00 - 3:30 PM

 

1. Drinking Motivation in Psychopathy & Borderline Personality Disorder

Student Author: Andrew Salatino, Psychology

Faculty Sponsors: June Tangney, Jeff Stuewig, Psychology

 

2. Investigation of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury among College Students: Anxiety, Depression, Loneliness, and Perceived Stress

Student Author: Ashley A. Sgandurra, Psychology

Faculty Sponsors: Johannes Rojahn, Ellen Rowe, Psychology

 

3. The Effects of Cognitive Distortions on the Relationship Between Dating Violence Victimization and Substance Use of Clinically Hospitalized Adolescents

Student Author: Catherine Day, Psychology, Spanish

Faculty Sponsors: Christy Esposito-Smythers, Linda Chrosniak, Psychology

 

4. Examining Presence of Assault vs. Non-Assault Trauma and Symptoms of Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Result in Relation to Relationship Quality in an Undergraduate Sample

Student Author: Claire Cassidy Capehart, Psychology

Faculty Sponsors: Keith Renshaw, Linda Chrosniak, George Mason University Department of Psychology

 

5. The Effects of the Need for Closure on Anxiety: Negative Anthropomorphic Thoughts Exacerbate Obsessive-Compulsive Symptoms

Student Author: Dylan Richards, Psychology

Faculty Sponsor: John Riskind, Psychology

 

6. Patterned Misalignments: The Discontinuities between Officer Perceptions and Officer Informal Controls

Student Author: Emily Whitmarsh, Criminology, Law, and Society

Faculty Sponsor: Danielle Rudes, Criminology, Law, and Society

 

7. Mode of Delivery and Breastfeeding Practices

Student Author: Hira Palla, Community Health

Faculty Sponsor: Panagiota Kitsantas, Health Administration and Policy

 

8. Vigilante Justice in Jail: Extending Punishment for Sex Offenders Beyond Incapacitation

Student Author: Jordan Leigh Nichols, Criminology, Law and Society

Faculty Sponsor: Danielle Rudes, Criminology, Law and Society

 

9. Millennial Judgment of Effective Leadership: A look at present-day beliefs surrounding differing styles of leadership

Student Author: Kathryn Leonelli, Communication

Faculty Sponsor: Anne Nicotera, Communication

 

10. A Terrible Beauty is Born: Tracing the Epigenetic Impact of the Irish Troubles Through PTSD

Student Author: Jordan Elizabeth Brown, History, Neuroscience

Faculty Sponsor: Laura McCloskey, Counseling and Psychological Services

 

11. Fear of Missing Out (FOMO) in Relation to Facebook Activity

Student Author: Michael Cassell, Communication

Faculty Sponsor: Xiaomei Cai, Communication

 

12. Gendered Reentry Preparation: Differences Among Jail Inmates Leaving Custody

Student Author: Nicole Taylor, Criminology, Law and Society

Faculty Sponsor: Danielle Rudes, Criminology, Law and Society

 

13. Mobile v. man: Passive connectivity and its affect on students' academic procrastination

Student Author: Paige LaPlant, Communication

Faculty Sponsor: Xiaomei Cai, Communication

 

14. Investigation of Non-Suicidal Self-Injury among College Students:  Role of Social Media and Loneliness

Student Author: Priya Keathley, Psychology, Conflict Analysis and Resolution

Faculty Sponsors: Johannes Rojahn, Ellen Rowe, Psychology

 

15. The Effect Interruptions Have On Idea Creation

Student Author: Rachel Hall, Neuroscience

Faculty Sponsor: Deborah A. Boehm-Davis, Psychology

 

16. How Does Psychopathy Affect Validity of Self Reported Arrests in a Jail Sample?

Student Author: William Xavier Klauberg, Psychology

Faculty Sponsor: Linda Chrosniak, Psychology

 

17. The Relevant Factors of an Emotional Experience that Trigger Impulsive Food Consumption: Valence and Arousal

Student Author: Wisaam Nubani, Psychology

Faculty Sponsors: Linda Chrosniak, Sarah Fischer, Psychology

 

18. Individual Differences in Resumption Performance

Student Authors: Adeela Nasreen, Psychology and Katie Hull, Psychology

Faculty Sponsor: Deborah A. Boehm-Davis, Psychology

 

19. Exploring the Effects of tDCS on Working Memory in the DLPFC

Student Authors: Alex Kelly, Neuroscience, Anthony Lopez, Psychology

Faculty Sponsor: Deborah A. Boehm-Davis, Psychology

 

20. Emotionality, Trait Self-control, & Neuroticism Effects on Vigilance Performance

Student Author: Alexandra K. Becker, Psychology

Faculty Sponsors: Tyler Shaw, Linda Chrosniak, Psychology

 

21. Do Interruptions Affect Content Production While Outlining Essays?

Student Authors: Mark Cameron Hatcher, Psychology, Taha Zafar, Psychology

Faculty Sponsor: Deborah A. Boehm-Davis, Psychology

 

22. Pitch Discrimination and Cognitive Functioning

Student Author: Charlie Bare, Psychology

Faculty Sponsor: Patrick McKnight, Psychology

 

23. The Possible Moderating Effect of Cognitive Reappraisal on the Relationship of Mood and Linguistic Style Matching.

Student Author: Roberto Rivera Arnez, Psychology

Faculty Sponsor: Todd B. Kashdan, Psychology

 

24. The effect of Sleep Apnea and APOE on Cognitive Performance as measured by the Montreal Cognitive Assessment

Student Author: Usman Mahmood, Psychology, Neuroscience

Faculty Sponsors: Kathy Richards, Lois E Tetrick, Linda D. Chrosniak, Nursing, Psychology

 

25. Coastal Convergence: Where Nature Meets Culture in African American Poetry of the Shoreline

Student Author: Melissa Wilson, English

Faculty Sponsors: Tamara Harvey, Eric Anderson, English

 

26. The Shaping of Cultural Food Rituals

Student Author: Ashneel Kanojia, Sociology

Faculty Sponsor: Dae Young Kim, Department of Sociology and Anthropology

 

27. Grendel, the Grinch, and the Gift: Questions of Alienation and Social Border-Crossing in Medieval and Contemporary Literature

Student Author: Brooke Thomas, English, Spanish

Faculty Sponsor: Tamara Harvey, English

 

28. HOMECOMING KINGS AND QUEENS: Returning Diaspora and Socioeconomic Flux in Ethiopia

Student Author: Dawit Tegbaru, Global Affairs

Faculty Sponsor: Kathalene Razzano, Global Affairs

 

29. How Different Sources of Social Support Relate to PTSD in a New Generation of Combat Veterans

Student Author: Dustin Seidler, Psychology

Faculty Sponsors: Keith Renshaw, Linda Chrosniak, Psychology

 

30. The Science of Diversity

Student Authors: Elizabeth Baires, Balca Bolunmez, Grace Beya, Tierra Hollifield, Nicole Mensah, Kareema Smith and Jorge Velasquez

Faculty Sponsor: Joya Crear, University Life

 

31. Facebook Self-Esteem versus Real-World Self-Esteem

Student Author: Elizabeth Kacz, Communications

Faculty Sponsor: Xiaomei Cai, Communication

 

32. Male Homosexuality and Women in Two Egyptian Novels: A Comparison of the Two Through the Lens of the Novels' Treatment of Masculinity and Femininity

Student Author: Isaac You, English

Faculty Sponsor: Tamara Harvey, English

 

33. Does race, religion and ethnicity affect the satisfaction, attraction and commitment of a relationship

Student Author: Nicolle Graham, Psychology

Faculty Sponsor: Robert Pasnak, Psychology

 

34. Artistic Revolution in the Russian Avant-Garde

Student Author: Olivia Valentine, History

Faculty Sponsor: Rex Wade, History/Professor

 

35. Leonardo da Vinci’s Animation of Images through the Development of Shadow

Student Author: Samantha Mealing, Art History

Faculty Sponsor: Lisa Passaglia Bauman, Art History

 

36. The Plastic Kingdom: Exposure to Korean pop culture and its effects on attitude towards cosmetic surgery among Korean-Americans

Student Author: Sang Lee, Communication

Faculty Sponsor: Xiaomei Cai, Communication

 

37. Does Cultural Heritage Influence Turnover Intentions? Investigating Family and Job Embeddedness

Student Author: Sofia Vacas, Psychology

Faculty Sponsor: Eden King, Psychology

 

38. Patterning Abilities of First Grade Children

Student Author: Aaron Saidi, Psychology

Faculty Sponsors: Linda Chrosniak, Patricia Wanschura, Katy Gadzichowski, Psychology

 

39. Using Microanalysis to Examine Differences among Elementary Students’ Self-Regulation in  Math: A Case Study

Student Author: Christina Lau, Psychology

Faculty Sponsors: Anastasia Kitsantas, Linda Chrosniak, Graduate Education, Psychology

 

40. Vocational Education, General Education and Long Run Career Stability

Student Author: Dana Shaat, Economics

Faculty Sponsor: Jason Dunick, Economics

 

41. Anxiety, Motivation, and Training Time as Possible Factors in Learning an Artificial Grammar Task

Student Author: Emily Walker, Anthropology

Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Culbertson, English

 

42. Relationships among Self-discipline, Delay of Gratification, andElementary Academic Achievement

Student Author: Jennifer Nakamura, Psychology

Faculty Sponsor: Ellen Rowe, Psychology

 

43. Assessing Elementary School Students' Perceptions and Skills in Conflict Resolution

Student Author: Lela Ross, Integrative Studies

Faculty Sponsor: Al Fuertes, New Century College

 

44. College Students' Perceptions on the DREAM Act

Student Author: Melissa Joe, Global Affairs

Faculty Sponsor: Lisa Gring-Pemble, New Century College

 

45. Do interruptions affect reading comprehension?

Student Author: Reema Halabi, Psychology

Faculty Sponsor: Deborah A. Boehm-Davis, Psychology

 

46. Investigating trends in the United Kingdom's Antipsychotic Medication Prescriptions

Student Author: Akira Michael Laffey, Economics

Faculty Sponsor: Jason Dunick, Economics

 

47. Hipsters in Healthcare: Should Healthcare be Considered a Human Right in the United States?

Student Author: Amber Lee, Global Affairs

Faculty Sponsor: Kristin Leonato, Public and International Affairs

 

48. How News Consumption Affects Depth of Political Knowledge

Student Author: Amanda Lee, Communication

Faculty Sponsor: Xiaomei Cai, Communication

 

49. The Call of the Tweet : Twitter language and the Immigration Reform

Student Author: Leena Halabi, Global Affairs

Faculty Sponsor: Kathalene Razzano, Global Affairs

 

50. The Effectiveness of Communicating Emergency Messages to George Mason Students

Student Author: Erin Weisenberger, Communication

Faculty Sponsor: Xiaomei Cai, Communication

 

51. A Content Analysis of Motor Trend Magazine Car Advertisements: 1969 to 2013

Student Authors: Frederick McGrath, Communication, Joshua Kaddell, Communication

Faculty Sponsor: Xiaomei Cai, Communication

 

52. Branding Image in Social Service Nonprofits

Student Author: Heleena Winter, Communication

Faculty Sponsor: Xiaomei Cai, Communication

 

53. The "Apple Culture:" Factors that Influence Millennials to Purchase Apple Products

Student Author: Jessica Smith, Communication, Philosophy

Faculty Sponsor: Xiaomei Cai, Communication

 

54. Media Exposure and Attitudes Towards Drinking

Student Author: Katelyn Squicciarini, Communication

Faculty Sponsor: Dr. Xiaomei Cai, Communication

 

55. Media’s Portrayal of Mental Illness and its Influence on the Perceptions of College Students

Student Author: Laurie M. Jacobs, Communication

Faculty Sponsor: Xiaomei Cai, Communication

 

56. The Power of Sports Media; Lance Armstrong, the Hero

Student Author: Lyndse Hokanson, Communication

Faculty Sponsor: Star Muir, Communication

 

57. Consumer Response to Fear Appeal Advertising

Student Author: Samantha T. Scruggs, Communication, BFA in Art & Visual Technology

Faculty Sponsors: Catherine Wright, Xiaomei Cai, Communication

 

58. HIV/AIDS in Mainstream Media: How do mainstream American films portray HIV-positive characters?

Student Author: Zachary Eisenstein, Communication

Faculty Sponsor: Xiaomei Cai, Communication

 

59. Gratifications Sought and Obtained Through the Use of Online News Media

Student Author: Emma Cruz, Communication

Faculty Sponsor: Xiaomei Cai, Communication

 

60. Preventive Warfare in US Foreign Policy Throughout the 20th Century

Student Author: Emma Cruz, Global Affairs

Faculty Sponsor: Kathalene Razzano, Global Affairs

 

61. Education and Race: Whites' Comfort with a Black President

Student Author: Jonathan P. Liss, Government and International Politics

Faculty Sponsor: Delton Daigle, Public and International Affairs

 

62. Family Communication & Political Development

Student Author: Bridget Bush, Communication

Faculty Sponsor: Xiaomei Cai, Communication

 

63. Political Corruption and the Democratic Process: Lessons from Brazil

Student Author: Claire Downing, Global Affairs

Faculty Sponsor: Kristin Leonato, Global Affairs

 

64. Eye of the Storm: What Natural Disasters in the Philippines Reveal About the Nation’s True Development Progress

Student Author: Erin Albuquerque, Global Affairs

Faculty Sponsor: Kathalene Razzano, Global Affairs

 

65. The Economics of Zoning - The Effects of Density Regulations

Student Author: Frederick McGrath, Economics

Faculty Sponsor: Thomas C. Rustici, Department of Economics

 

66. How Can We Lose? Evaluating the Success and Failure of Intervention Strategies

Student Author: Greg Mercer, Government and International Politics

Faculty Sponsor: Trevor Thrall, Public & International Affairs

 

67. The Necessity of the Voting Rights Act

Student Author: Kelsey Vermaaten, Global Affairs

Faculty Sponsor: Kristin Leonato, Global Affairs

 

68. Ruler of the Seas?: The Influence of Geography and Foreign Trade on the Dominance of a Nation’s Naval Forces

Student Author: Matthew Short, Government and International Politics, History

Faculty Sponsors: Ahsan Butt, Suzanne Robbins, Public and International Affairs

 

69. From K Street to the Netroots: The Power of Internet Lobbying

Student Author: Megan Adamczewski, Government and International Politics

Faculty Sponsor: Jennifer Victor, Public and International Affairs

 

70. Determining the Effects of Regulation on Innovation in the Oil Industry

Student Author: Olivia Gonzalez, Economics

Faculty Sponsor: Jason Dunick, Economics

 

71. Oh, the Places You Won’t Be Able to Go: The Global Youth Unemployment Crisis

Student Author: Rachel Grimesey, Government and International Politics

Faculty Sponsor: Suzanne Robbins, Public and International Affairs

 

72. The Poverty Line:Creating A New Measure of Poverty

Student Author: Samantha Fletcher, Sociology

Faculty Sponsor: Shannon N. Davis, Sociology

 

73. Russia! The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly: An Examination of Russia's Reassertion of Power

Student Author: Samantha Hughes, Government and International Politics

Faculty Sponsor: Mark Katz, Public and International Affairs

 

74. Parties, Perceptions, and Presidential Elections: How Foreign Policy Affects Voter Behavior

Student Author: Tara McCortney, Government and International Politics

Faculty Sponsor: Delton Daigle, Public and International Affairs

 

75. Flashpoints: The Nuclear Implications of Island Disputes

Student Author: Nicholas Guerin, Government and International Politics

Faculty Sponsor: Gregory Koblentz, Public and International Affairs

 

76. Why am I a Terrorist? The Stories of Fatah and Hezbollah

Student Author: Michael Shields, Global Affairs

Faculty Sponsor: Kathalene Razzano, Global Affairs

 

 

 

 

 

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