RSCA Student Research Symposium 2016

RSCA Student Research Symposium 2016

The 24th Annual Student Symposium on Research, Scholarship and Creative Activity (RSCA) took place on Friday, February 26, 2016. The symposium provided several of the department’s undergraduate and graduate students the opportunity to showcase their research and scholarly work via oral or poster presentations. The event gave judges, guests, and fellow participants a glimpse of the gifted and stimulating work that is being done by our psychology students under the invaluable guidance of our faculty mentors.


The department wishes to congratulate all psychology students who participated and a special thanks to faculty mentors who helped to make this year’s symposium a wonderful success. Below is a list of our student presenters. Winners go on to represent Cal State LA in a CSU-statewide competition to be held at Cal State San Bernardino.

Oral Presentations

Andrew Chavez
M.A. Psychology
Converging Minority Identities: The Intersections of Identities and Their Pathways To Educational Outcomes
Faculty Member: Dr. Jessica Dennis                                                   

Joseph Williams, II
M.S. Forensic Psychology
Post-Identification Feedback on Confidence and Lineup Decisions
Faculty Member: Dr. Mitchell Eisen

Yanting Luo
M.A. Psychology
Femininity Stress among Latina and Asian Young Adults: The Role of Racial Identity and Mental Health
Faculty Member: Dr. Jessica Dennis

Ricardo Yuan, Jazziel Guemes and Rachel Ignacio Valle
B.A. Psychology
Social influence through video comments: both relevant and irrelevant comments can change viewer perception
Faculty Member: Dr. Ji Son

Nancy Navejas
M.A. Psychology
Perceptions of Leadership and Credibility as a Function of Male and Female Voices
Faculty Member: Dr. Jessica Dennis

Amaia Perta
M.S. Forensic Psychology
Can Introducing Bias Against a Defendant Change Juror’s Memory for Evidence?
Faculty Member: Dr. Mitchell Eisen

Cody Weeks
M.A. Psychology
The Effects of Viewing Alcohol Related Instagram Content on Emerging Adult’s Social Norms, and Perceived Offline Alcohol Consumption
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kaveri Subrahmanyam

Vanessa Black
M.S. Forensic Psychology
Showups and Admonitions: An Experiment
Faculty Member: Dr. Mitchell Eisen

Claudia Mota, Dulce Montiel and Kimmy Nguyen
M.A. Psychology
“Just Get Through It”: An Experimental Study to Investigate the effect of Stress and Motivation on Cheating in an Online Classroom
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Kaveri Subrahmanyam

Stephanie Amaya and Maisha Lassiter
M.A. Psychology
High-impact educational practices: Paving the road to success in college.
Faculty Member: Dr. Gaithri A Fernando

 

Poster Presentations

Magnolia Cedeno
B.A. Psychology
The Roles of Depression, Gender Norms, and Substance Abuse, Use in Intimate Partner Violence among Latinos
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Claudia Kouyoumdjian and Dr. Bianca Guzman

Stephanie Amaya, Farjah Lamia and Bradley Kehoe
M.A. Psychology, B.A. Psychology, B.A. Psychology
Who’s on first? A comparison of psychosocial profiles for first- and second-generation college students
Faculty Member: Dr. Gaithri A Fernando

Kelly Ebeling and Cameron Chernobieff        
B.A. Psychology
Psychotherapy and perception s of health and quality of Life in HIV positive persons.
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ramani Durvasula

Gloria Lopez, Christinalee Houseman and Angela Bonila
M.A. Psychology
Culture Orientation, Social Support, and Femininity Stress among Sexual Minority Women
Faculty Member: Dr. Jessica Dennis

Theresa Harvey, Kandice Hulguin and Jessica Mendoza
B.A. Psychology
Explanation for the Outcome of a Tornado: The Role of Religiosity
Faculty Member: Dr. Heidi Riggio

Nadia Syed
B.A. Psychology
Personality Disorders, HIV/AIDS. Stress. And Coping
Faculty Mentor: Dr. Ramani Durvasula

Dalton Menna and Desire’ Hariss
M.A. Psychology, B.A. Psychology
Preventing Attrition Consideration Among African American College Students
Faculty Member: Dr. Jessica Dennis

Stephanie Monroy
B.S. Psychology
Stories versus Science: How Anecdotes Affect Evaluations of Research
Faculty Member: Dr. Ji Son

Rebecca Ying
B.A. Psychology
Is the Imagination Inflation Effect Observable in Complex Events?
Faculty Member: Dr. Mitchell Eisen