The effects of caffeine and glucose on memory, how spirituality and religiosity affect health and well-being, autobiographical memory, and how mood and emotion influence cognition and goal achievement were some of the research topics Butler students and faculty presented May 25-29 at the Association for Psychological Science’s 2011 conference in Washington, D.C.

Fifty-four student-authors and five professors from Butler’s Psychology Department submitted abstracts that were accepted for presentation at the national conference after peer-review of their research. Thirty-six students, from freshmen to seniors, attended the conference to present studies they completed through directed research, independent study and their honors theses.

Presentations by Elsa Carodenuto, Katie Berg and Myles Trapp were selected to be featured in the Association for Psychological Science’s video blog of the conference. The blog can be seen at Carodenuto’s presentation also is here, and Berg’s is here.

The full list of Butler participants and their topics is below.

“It’s very unusual to have this degree of undergraduate representation,” Associate Professor of Psychology Tara Lineweaver said. “The majority of the presentations at the conference are made by graduate students and professionals. We got a lot of attention just walking around because of the number of undergraduate students we had there. We’re very proud of what we did.”

At the conference, the students and five faculty members – Lineweaver, John N. Bohannon III, Alison O’Malley, Mandy Gingerich and R. Brian Giesler – heard leading psychologists talk about decision-making, changing the nation’s diet, mirror neurons and more. In addition, they had time to explore national monuments, the Smithsonian, the International Spy Museum and other sites in the nation’s capital.

Here is a list of the presenters and their topics.

May 26

  • The Expected Impact of Personality on Age-Related Memory Change Differs by CultureTara Lineweaver, Michael V. Hernandez, Yannick Stephan, Aina Chalabaev

May 27

  • Collaborative Inhibition in Free Recall Is Artifactual: Shown Two WaysDominick J. Atkinson, Elizabeth Jennings, Lauren McClure, John N. Bohannon III
  • A Paradoxical Effect of Priming Healthy Eating Goals Katherine Adams, Katherine Wainwright, Elliot Spengler, Toni Maraldo, R. Brian Giesler
  • How Is Religiosity Related to Physical Well-Being in Young Adults? (II-117)Elliot Spengler, Elizabeth Kaiser, Jennifer Kelleher, Katherine Wainwright, R. Brian Giesler
  • Fraternity Chapter Variables Influence Individual Development in College-Age MenMichael V. Hernandez, Timothy H. Reuter, Elgan Baker
  • Consistency of First Kiss Recall Among Couples: Evidence of Collaborative RecollectionsChristine Fisher, Kendall Sauer, Karina Hamamouche, John N. Bohannon
  • Evolutionary Memory: Sex, Kisses, and Car CrashesKendall S. Sauer, Danielle Vaclavik, Dr. John N. Bohannon
  • Consistency in the Memories of Parents and Children for Traumatic Childhood InjuriesJenna Hillman, Dominick Atkinson, Karina Hamamouche, Christine Fisher, Adam Hilliard, John N. Bohannon
  • Differentiating Feelings of Knowing as a Function of MoodS. Matthew Lindgren, Caitlin C. Anderson, Elizabeth C. Wright, Aimee M. Wilkinson, Amanda C. Gingerich
  • Effects of Caffeine on RelationshipsElsa Carodenuto, Michael Leider, John N. Bohannon
  • Affect and Consequentiality Effects on Remembering Childhood EventsLaura Fels, John N. Bohannon
  • Self-Enhancement Motive Strengthened by Task Relev of Feedback in an Assessment CenterAlison L. O’Malley, Daisy Nunez, Cara M. Lucas, Ellen M. Gustafson
  • Crosswords and a Positive Attitude: Approaches Believed to Mitigate Memory DeclineKristi Summers, Tara Lineweaver, Michelle Horhota, Christopher Hertzog, Monique Ositelu
  • The Effects of Feedback Delivery Context on Affective Forecasts and Experienced EmotionEllen M. Gustafson, Alison L. O’Malley
  • Flashbulb Memories of Obama’s Election to Presidency Jasmen Rice, Alissa Fritz, Laura Fels, Kendall Sauer, Rosalyn Shelton, W. Richard Walker, John N. Bohannon
  • How Sweet Is It, Really? Anomalous Effects of Glucose at RetrievalJohn N. Bohannon, Sarah Gillott, Michael Leider, Alex Lange
  • Got Team? Personality Relates to Athletic Participation and Physical ActivityElyse B. Morgan, Shelby L. True, Tara T. Lineweaver, Suneeta Kercood
  • Facets of Emotional Intelligence Differentially Predict Marital OutcomesNicole M. Ehlert, Alison L. O’Malley
  • Romantic Couples Remember Conversations Better Than Unacquainted PairsErin M. Good, Danielle DiVito, Alex K. Wallace, Elizabeth Sahagun, Amanda Gingerich
  • Intricacies of Inception: The Idea of Mindfulness Is Insufficient for Cognitive EffectsMyles E. Trapp, Amber V. Sapp, Tara T. Lineweaver
  • Actions vs. Objects: Language Impairment in Parkinson’s Disease and Alzheimer’s DiseaseWalter H. Stamp, Angela M. Mion, Tara T. Lineweaver, Fred Unverzagt, Joanne Wojcieszek
  • The One That Got Away and Why You Remember ThemSarah J. Pajkos, Kendall S. Sauer, John N. Bohannon, Hannah Jordan, Lauren Thompson
  • Synesthesia Reduces False Recall in the Deese-Roediger-Mcdermott ParadigmLeah R. Brooks, Brian C. Cherry, Zach Coffman, Caitlin Anderson, Danielle DiVito, Amanda C. Gingerich
  • Episodic Salutary Exper: An Active Ingredient in the Religiosity-Health Relationship?Jennifer Aker, Elizabeth Erb, Sarah Rodenkirch, Claire Brownson, R. Brian Giesler
  • The Sensory Gating Inventory: Self-Reported Sensory Gating in Schizophrenia Spectrum PtsSarah Gillott, Tara Lineweaver, Mallory Klaunig, Brian O’Donnell, William Hetrick
  • What Do You Expect?: Caffeine Expectancies Affect Cognitive Performance Katie A. Berg, Addie L. Allen, Tara T. Lineweaver


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