W 4/26/17 Spring 2017 PSYC 2100WQ Poster Night

An Evening in Psychological Science:  The Next Generation
56th Biannual PSYC 2100WQ Poster Night
Wednesday, April 26th, 2017
4:30pm-6:30pm
Bousfield Psychology Building, Atrium
Light refreshments provided.

PSYC 2100WQ (Principles of Research in Psychology), a required course for all psychology majors, exposes students to the psychological research process. Students spend the semester designing and carrying out a research project under the guidance of their teaching assistant. At the end of the semester, students report their findings in a poster session (informally called PSYC 2100WQ Poster Night).

Come support your fellow classmates, see what to expect from PSYC 2100WQ, experience a poster session, and network with psychology faculty and students.

Helpful Tips for Managing Stress

With finals just around the corner, and the semester coming to a close it can be a very stressful time here at UConn. With that being said it is important to remember to take some time out to relax and unwind between all those study sessions. Here are some stress relieving tips and on campus activities to help you power through this semester without getting completely stressed out.

Wellness and Prevention Services will be offering the following de-stress events over the next couple weeks you should check out:

-Free Yoga: April 24th & May 1st

-Pet Therapy: April 25th in the Health Education Office

Knitting Group 

You can also always stop by the Relaxation Station in the Health and Wellness Office!

Additional events & tips:

-Yoga on April 26th hosted by Fit University UConn, at 6pm in the Hawley Armory Gym

Tips for relaxation & wellness from the UConn School of Medicine

Fall 2017 Research and Field Experience Enrollment Procedures

Please take note of the following reminders regarding enrollment in independent study courses for Storrs students.

PSYC 3889 (Undergraduate Research)

For PSYC 3889, your instructor may either give you a permission number or have you enroll with the research form.

When using a permission number, be sure to select the correct section/instructor and number of credits, as shown below. Permission numbers can be used as soon as your enrollment appointment (i.e., “pick time”) starts until Add/Drop closes on Monday, September 11, 2017 at 10:30pm. Starting on Tuesday, September 12, enrollment for PSYC 3889 must be completed with the research form.

Paper copies of the research form can be obtained from the shelf of forms next to the Undergraduate Program Window. Be sure to fill out the form completely and obtain your Instructor’s signature. Bring the form to the Undergraduate Program Office for the Advisor’s and Associate Department Head’s signatures and final processing. Forms may be left in the inbox if the office is closed. If you need this course to achieve full-time student status (12 credits), forms are due by Thursday, September 7, 2017 at 4:30pm. Otherwise, forms are due by Friday, September 22, 2017 at 4:30pm.

DO NOT use a permission number and a form. Continue reading

PSYC 3889 Opportunity with Dr. Diane Quinn

PSYC 3889 with Quinn flyer; all text contained within body of post.Want to gain research experience while earning credit?
Interested in social psychology?

Professor Quinn’s lab has openings for the fall semester for
undergraduates to help with research on stigma, psychological wellbeing
and health, and gender and achievement. They are looking for
RAs who can work 8-10 hours a week. Duties include running
experiments, and entering, cleaning, and coding data. RAs will
receive 3 credits (PSYC 3889). Completion of PSYC 2100WQ is
preferred, but not required.

If you are interested, please visit the following web page
(http://quinnlab.weebly.com/join-us.html), click on the RA Application
link, and email your completed application to Mora Reinka at mora.reinka@uconn.edu.

Recap: Frontiers 2017

Great work to all of the participants in the 20th Annual Frontiers in Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibition last weekend!

Frontiers in Undergraduate Research is the annual showcase of undergraduate research at UConn. Undergraduate students from every discipline including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts presented posters about their work. For more information on Frontiers, please refer to the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR).

The following posters were presented by a student majoring in psychological sciences or being advised by a faculty in the psychological sciences department.

8. Influence of the Social Environment on the Behavior of Rat Pairs Exploring a Novel Open Field
Saheeb Ahmed, Physiology and Neurobiology
Logan Horbal, Physiology and Neurobiology
Advisor: Etan Markus, Professor, Psychological Sciences

9. Atypical White Matter Tract Development in the TS2-neo Mouse Model of Timothy Syndrome Mediated Autism Spectrum Disorder
Aiden Ford, Physiology and Neurobiology and Individualized Major: Neurodevelopment and Health
Advisor: R. Holly Fitch, Professor, Psychological Sciences

13. Reframing Music Performance Anxiety as Excitement: Examining Efficacy Using Psychological and Physiological Measures
Stephanie Lin, Physiology and Neurobiology and Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Blair Johnson, Distinguished Professor, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Peter Kaminsky, Professor, Music
Advisor: John Redden, Assistant Professor in Residence, Physiology and Neurobiology

45. The Three Most Attractive Vowels to Infants: How Bilingual Caregivers’ Speech Signal Influences Later Word Production
Noelle Wig, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Psychological Sciences
Allison Tozzi, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Pushpinder Singh, Physiology and Neurobiology
Advisor: Adrian Garcia-Sierra, Assistant Professor, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

46. Interpersonal Functioning and Worry in General Anxiety Disorders and Social Anxiety Disorders
Alexandria Nuccio, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Kimberli Treadwell, Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences

48. Assessing the Concordance of Parent, Child, and Independent Evaluator Reports of Anxiety Symptoms
Alicia Bachtel, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Golda Ginsburg, Professor, Psychiatry, UConn Health

49F. Investigating the Cross-Modal Dynamics of Music and Emotion in Childhood
Erica Scarpati, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Parker Tichko

49S. Comparing Joint Engagement in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Typically Developing Children
Erin Micali, Psychological Sciences and Communication
Advisor: Letitia Naigles, Professor, Psychological Sciences

50. Prevalence of Frozen Language Forms in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Daniel Wivell, Cognitive Science
Advisor: Letitia Naigles, Professor, Psychological Sciences

51F. Perceived Discrimination on Muslim Health
Sara Hasan, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Rick Gibbons, Professor, Psychological Sciences

52F. Can Visual Shapes Influence Phoneme Perception?
Jessica Joseph, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Eiling Yee, Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Emily Myers, Assistant Professor, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

52S. Heritage Signers of Nicaragua: An Ethnographic Analysis
Therese O’Neill, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Advisor: Marie Coppola, Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences and Linguistics

54. Mu Rhythm and Social Learning in Infants
Sonia Limaye, Allied Health Sciences
Dilsara Liyanage, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Kimberly Cuevas, Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences

55. The Association between Community Factors and Exercise Intervention Efficacy for Cancer Survivors
Benjamin White, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Blair Johnson, Distinguished Professor, Psychological Sciences

56. Attitudes Towards Interfaith Relationships, Religiousness, and Stress
Grant Zitomer, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Crystal Park, Professor, Psychological Sciences

61. Evaluation of Parenting Education for High-Risk Fathers: Relationship with a Child’s Mother as an Indicator of Paternal Involvement
Paige Forcier, Human Development and Family Studies and Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Beth Russell, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies

141. Effects of Caffeine and Hypothermia on Neuropathology in P6 Rats with Experimentally Induced Hypoxic Ischemic Brain Injury
Molly Potter, Physiology and Neurobiology and Psychological Sciences
Advisor: R. Holly Fitch, Professor, Psychological Sciences

142. Development of Training Paradigms for Sound Discrimination
Shivali Gupta, Physiology and Neurobiology and Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Heather Read, Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences

143. Effort-Related Decision Making in COMT Variant Mice: Pharmacological Studies and Genetic Susceptibility to Motivational Dysfunction
Suzanne Cayer, Physiology and Neurobiology
Advisor: John Salamone, Distinguished Professor, Psychological Sciences

144F. Hippocampal Function in Schizotypal Personality Spectrum
Franchesca Kuhney, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Robert Astur, Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences

144S. The Relationship Between Positive/Negative Parent Perceptions and Callous-Unemotional Traits in Children
Claudia Paszek, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Jeffrey Burke, Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences

145. Curcumin and Memory
Cayla Mitzkovitz, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Robert Astur, Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences

146F. Reward Sensitivity Effects on Conditioning
Ambica Mehndiratta, Physiology and Neurobiology
Advisor: Robert Astur, Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences

146S. How Does Interpath Angle Influence Escape Behavior: An Empirical Test with Yellow-Bellied Marmots
Kwasi Wrensford, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Advisor: David Miller, Professor, Psychological Sciences

148. Turning the Brain Off: Inactivation of the Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Hippocampus in Rats Performing a Sequence Task
John Riley Pflomm, Physiology and Neurobiology
Mahathi Kumar, Physiology and Neurobiology
Advisor: Etan Markus, Professor, Psychological Sciences

149. Observational Learning in Female Rats in T-Shaped Water and Dry Food Mazes
Karen Mathew, Physiology and Neurobiology
Aditi Agrawal, Physiology and Neurobiology
Danni Dong, Psychological Sciences
Nathalia Hernandez, Molecular and Cell Biology
Thomas Pietruszewski, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Etan Markus, Professor, Psychological Sciences

150. The GPS in Your Brain! Recording of Individual Neurons in Rats as They Traverse Familiar and Novel Environments
Nikita Roy, Biological Sciences
David Katz, Physiology and Neurobiology and Psychological Sciences
Miriam Katz, Physiology and Neurobiology
Divya Subramanian, Physiology and Neurobiology
Advisor: Etan Markus, Professor, Psychological Sciences

151. The Gateway to the Brain: Construction of a Microdrive Array to Record Single Unit Brain Activity in Rats
Mahathi Kumar, Physiology and Neurobiology
Megan Pattoli, Pathobiology and Molecular and Cell Biology
Thomas Pietruszewski, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Etan Markus, Professor, Psychological Sciences

F 4/7- Sa 4/8: Frontiers 2017

20th Annual Frontiers in Undergraduate Research Poster Exhibition

Friday, April 7th, 3:00pm-4:30pm
Saturday, April 8th, 10:30am-12:30pm
Wilbur Cross, North and South Reading Rooms

Frontiers in Undergraduate Research is the annual showcase of undergraduate research at UConn. Undergraduate students from every discipline including the sciences, social sciences, humanities, and arts will be presenting posters about their work. Stop by and talk with the undergraduate researchers about their projects, find out about the exciting work going on in your discipline, and maybe get a few ideas of your own. This event is open to the entire university community. For more information on Frontiers, please refer to the Office of Undergraduate Research (OUR).

The following posters are being presented by a student majoring in psychology or being advised by a faculty in the psychology department. (Posters are listed by their board assignment number, where F denotes a Friday-only poster and “S” denotes a Saturday-only poster.)

8. Influence of the Social Environment on the Behavior of Rat Pairs Exploring a Novel Open Field
Saheeb Ahmed, Physiology and Neurobiology
Logan Horbal, Physiology and Neurobiology
Advisor: Etan Markus, Professor, Psychological Sciences

9. Atypical White Matter Tract Development in the TS2-neo Mouse Model of Timothy Syndrome Mediated Autism Spectrum Disorder
Aiden Ford, Physiology and Neurobiology and Individualized Major: Neurodevelopment and Health
Advisor: R. Holly Fitch, Professor, Psychological Sciences

13. Reframing Music Performance Anxiety as Excitement: Examining Efficacy Using Psychological and Physiological Measures
Stephanie Lin, Physiology and Neurobiology and Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Blair Johnson, Distinguished Professor, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Peter Kaminsky, Professor, Music
Advisor: John Redden, Assistant Professor in Residence, Physiology and Neurobiology

45. The Three Most Attractive Vowels to Infants: How Bilingual Caregivers’ Speech Signal Influences Later Word Production
Noelle Wig, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Psychological Sciences
Allison Tozzi, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences
Pushpinder Singh, Physiology and Neurobiology
Advisor: Adrian Garcia-Sierra, Assistant Professor, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

46. Interpersonal Functioning and Worry in General Anxiety Disorders and Social Anxiety Disorders
Alexandria Nuccio, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Kimberli Treadwell, Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences

48. Assessing the Concordance of Parent, Child, and Independent Evaluator Reports of Anxiety Symptoms
Alicia Bachtel, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Golda Ginsburg, Professor, Psychiatry, UConn Health

49F. Investigating the Cross-Modal Dynamics of Music and Emotion in Childhood
Erica Scarpati, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences and Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Parker Tichko

49S. Comparing Joint Engagement in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder and Typically Developing Children
Erin Micali, Psychological Sciences and Communication
Advisor: Letitia Naigles, Professor, Psychological Sciences

50. Prevalence of Frozen Language Forms in Children With Autism Spectrum Disorders
Daniel Wivell, Cognitive Science
Advisor: Letitia Naigles, Professor, Psychological Sciences

51F. Perceived Discrimination on Muslim Health
Sara Hasan, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Rick Gibbons, Professor, Psychological Sciences

52F. Can Visual Shapes Influence Phoneme Perception?
Jessica Joseph, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Eiling Yee, Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Emily Myers, Assistant Professor, Speech, Language, and Hearing Sciences

52S. Heritage Signers of Nicaragua: An Ethnographic Analysis
Therese O’Neill, Speech, Language and Hearing Sciences
Advisor: Marie Coppola, Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences and Linguistics

54. Mu Rhythm and Social Learning in Infants
Sonia Limaye, Allied Health Sciences
Dilsara Liyanage, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Kimberly Cuevas, Assistant Professor, Psychological Sciences

55. The Association between Community Factors and Exercise Intervention Efficacy for Cancer Survivors
Benjamin White, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Blair Johnson, Distinguished Professor, Psychological Sciences

56. Attitudes Towards Interfaith Relationships, Religiousness, and Stress
Grant Zitomer, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Crystal Park, Professor, Psychological Sciences

61. Evaluation of Parenting Education for High-Risk Fathers: Relationship with a Child’s Mother as an Indicator of Paternal Involvement
Paige Forcier, Human Development and Family Studies and Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Beth Russell, Assistant Professor, Human Development and Family Studies

141. Effects of Caffeine and Hypothermia on Neuropathology in P6 Rats with Experimentally Induced Hypoxic Ischemic Brain Injury
Molly Potter, Physiology and Neurobiology and Psychological Sciences
Advisor: R. Holly Fitch, Professor, Psychological Sciences

142. Development of Training Paradigms for Sound Discrimination
Shivali Gupta, Physiology and Neurobiology and Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Heather Read, Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences

143. Effort-Related Decision Making in COMT Variant Mice: Pharmacological Studies and Genetic Susceptibility to Motivational Dysfunction
Suzanne Cayer, Physiology and Neurobiology
Advisor: John Salamone, Distinguished Professor, Psychological Sciences

144F. Hippocampal Function in Schizotypal Personality Spectrum
Franchesca Kuhney, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Robert Astur, Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences

144S. The Relationship Between Positive/Negative Parent Perceptions and Callous-Unemotional Traits in Children
Claudia Paszek, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Jeffrey Burke, Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences

145. Curcumin and Memory
Cayla Mitzkovitz, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Robert Astur, Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences

146F. Reward Sensitivity Effects on Conditioning
Ambica Mehndiratta, Physiology and Neurobiology
Advisor: Robert Astur, Associate Professor, Psychological Sciences

146S. How Does Interpath Angle Influence Escape Behavior: An Empirical Test with Yellow-Bellied Marmots
Kwasi Wrensford, Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Advisor: David Miller, Professor, Psychological Sciences

148. Turning the Brain Off: Inactivation of the Medial Prefrontal Cortex and Hippocampus in Rats Performing a Sequence Task
John Riley Pflomm, Physiology and Neurobiology
Mahathi Kumar, Physiology and Neurobiology
Advisor: Etan Markus, Professor, Psychological Sciences

149. Observational Learning in Female Rats in T-Shaped Water and Dry Food Mazes
Karen Mathew, Physiology and Neurobiology
Aditi Agrawal, Physiology and Neurobiology
Danni Dong, Psychological Sciences
Nathalia Hernandez, Molecular and Cell Biology
Thomas Pietruszewski, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Etan Markus, Professor, Psychological Sciences

150. The GPS in Your Brain! Recording of Individual Neurons in Rats as They Traverse Familiar and Novel Environments
Nikita Roy, Biological Sciences
David Katz, Physiology and Neurobiology and Psychological Sciences
Miriam Katz, Physiology and Neurobiology
Divya Subramanian, Physiology and Neurobiology
Advisor: Etan Markus, Professor, Psychological Sciences

151. The Gateway to the Brain: Construction of a Microdrive Array to Record Single Unit Brain Activity in Rats
Mahathi Kumar, Physiology and Neurobiology
Megan Pattoli, Pathobiology and Molecular and Cell Biology
Thomas Pietruszewski, Psychological Sciences
Advisor: Etan Markus, Professor, Psychological Sciences

CLAS Student Feature: Franchesca Kuhney

Psychological Sciences major Franchesca Kuhney was featured by the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences to represent the Class of 2017. Franchesca has worked in research here in the Psychological Sciences Department since her freshmen year and hopes to go on and get her Ph.D in clinical psychology.

Check out the post: http://clas.uconn.edu/class-of-2017/#kuhney

Congratulations to all of our graduates!