Monday, May 10, 2010

UMKC Spring 2010 SEARCH Symposium News

On Friday, April 16th, UMKC SEARCH (Students Engaged in Artistic and Academic Research) held its annual student research symposium. A number of Psychology undergraduate researchers participated in the event, presenting their findings to classmates, professors, and visitors. Presentations were judged and awards given in each of several divisions.

Both the first and second place presentations in the Behavioral and Social Sciences division went to students in the Department of Psychology!

First place was awarded to Alexandra N. Davis and Sarah A. Potts (top picture; D. Filion, faculty advisor) for their presentation "Differences in Anticipatory and Viewing Phases of Negative Images Using a Psychophysiological Measure".

Second place went to Nicholas Cale (second picture down; M. Rempfer, faculty advisor) for his presentation "Learning Potential and Memory in People with Serious Mental Illness".

Other Department of Psychology undergraduate presenters were Alexandria Bohn (third picture down; J. Berkley-Patton, faculty advisor), “Supportive Parental Communication and Sex Behaviors in African-American Adolescents”, and Clarissa Johnson and Hannah Fugate (fourth picture down; D. Filion, faculty advisor), “Instructed Emotional Regulation by Negative Picture Valence Using Psycho-Physiological Measures.”

Congratulations to all!

For more information about SEARCH, visit