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Department of Psychological Science

Lovinger 1111
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4185
twalker@ucmo.edu





Research

The UCM Department of Psychological Science provides unique opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to become involved in research. Students frequently author and co-author conference presentations and publications with faculty. The Sattler Awards recognize outstanding student research in several categories. The department has a variety of lab facilities available for research.

The department has a limited amount of travel funding available to help students with the costs of attending conferences to present their research. Students who wish to request department travel funding should complete and submit the travel funding request form. Travel funding is also available through UCM's Undergraduate Research Office.

Faculty are actively engaged in a variety of research and welcome collaboration with students. Examples of recent projects involving faculty-student collaboration include the following, with student names indicated in bold:

Bristow, V.L., Stark-Wroblewski, K., Kreiner, D.S., & Smith, J. (2012, August).  Psychologists’ practices in obtaining clients’ informed consent.  Poster presented at the 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Flint, I.R., Ament, P.A., Lundervold, D.A, Vitug, M.T., Prokop, K.E., Compton, M.T., Tryon, J.C., Pottorff, S.X., Leahy, H.N., & Conrad, R.A. (2012, May).Left frontal lobe activation correlates with perseveration. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Convention of the Association of Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Hites, L.S. & Lundervold, D.A. (In press). Relation between direct observation of relaxed behavior and self-reported mindfulness and relaxation states. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy.

Hunt, L.S., Curtiss, C.R.  & Kosanda, L.S. & Lundervold, D.A (2012, May).  Examination of the reliability of a revised format version of the Geriatric Anxiety Scale (GAS). Poster presented at the 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Johnson, C., Franklin, C., & Stark-Wroblewski, K. (2012, March).  Managing mentoring relationships when social categorization exacerbates existing power differentials. Structured discussion presented at the 37th Annual Conference of the Association for Women in Psychology, Palm Springs, CA.

Lettow, L., Hites, L.S. & Lundervold, D.A.(2012, May) Empirical analysis of states of arousal and relaxation: Development and evaluation of the States of Arousal and Relaxation (STAR) questionnaire. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Schuetz, S., Ventura,H., Wolfgeher, R., Littrell, A., Bash, K., Chandler, A., Hon, M., Johnson, S., & Graupman, B. (2012). Have it your way: A qualitative exploration of individual choices to consume fast food. Poster presented at 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.