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9:00 – 9:30 Registration Terrace Lounge
9:30 – 10:45am Paper Session I - A Scandinavian Room
9:30 – 10:45 am Paper Session I - B Crying Wolf Room
10:30 – 11:30 am Poster Session I Beaux Arts Ballroom
11:30 – 1:00 pm Lunch and Faculty Business Meeting East Ballroom (Faculty)
Lower Union (Students)
1:00 – 2:00 pm Paper Session II - A Scandinavian Room
1:00 – 2:00 pm Paper Session II - B Crying Wolf Room
1:30 – 2:30 pm Poster Session II Beaux Arts Ballroom
2:45 – 4:00 pm Keynote Address:
Edward Donnerstein, Ph.D.
Hagg–Sauer Hall, Rm. 100

Information about student lunch is available at the registration table. Detailed schedules for Paper and Poster Sessions are listed below. All events are in Hobson Memorial Union except the Keynote Address which is in Hagg-Sauer Hall. Bemidji State University students and faculty have red name tags. Please ask them if you have questions about room locations. Maps of the Bemidji State University campus and of Hobson Memorial Union are on the last two pages.


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Paper Session I–A  9:30 – 10:45 am - Scandinavian Room
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Time

Title

Author(s)

Institution

9:30-9:42 Child Resiliency Jennifer Martineau Bemidji State University
9:45-9:57 The Effects of Apology Use in Negative Notification Letters on Participant Perceptions of Businesses Sarah Hagge
Bethel University
10:00-10:12 Personality and Relationships Robin Nelson
Christine Evans
Concordia University St. Paul
10:15-10:27 Evolved Tendencies Versus Conformity Pressure in Personal Advertisements Tara Trepanier
Lis Kraft
Saresse Nelson
University of St. Thomas
10:30-10:42 The Effects of Similarity on Attraction at Zero-Acquaintance Timothy Rogus Macalester College

Please note - Within each 15 minute block, a presenter has 12 minutes allocated for reporting the research. Two minutes are reserved for audience questions, and 1 minute is reserved for transition between presenters. So that all presenters are treated equitably, session moderators will enforce adherence to these time limits.


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Paper Session I–B  9:30 – 10:45 am - Crying Wolf Room
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Time

Title

Author(s)

Institution

9:30-9:42 The Relationship of Racial Identity, Personality Characteristics and Self-Esteem Julie Phelps Macalester College
9:45-9:57 Anti-Intellectualism and Approaches To Learning: A Cross-Cultural Study Sim Yin Tan Bemidji State University
10:00-10:12 The Psychological Study of Forgiveness: Competing Constructs and Evolving Theory Andrew Stevenson St. Olaf College
10:15-10:27 Academic Procrastination and College Adjustment Erin Vanderwerf
Sabrina Niskanen
Bemidji State University
10:30-10:42 Myers-Briggs and Four-Factor Design Jamie Larson
Barbara Simpson
David Menk
Gustavus Adolphus College

Please note - Within each 15 minute block, a presenter has 12 minutes allocated for reporting the research. Two minutes are reserved for audience questions, and 1 minute is reserved for transition between presenters. So that all presenters are treated equitably, session moderators will enforce adherence to these time limits.


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Paper Session II–A  1:00 – 2:00 pm - Scandinavian Room
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Time

Title

Author(s)

Institution

1:00-1:12 The Neurobiology of Autism: The Role of the Amygdala and Other Social Brain Structures Daniel Grupe St. Olaf College
1:15-1:27 Negative Subliminal Mere Exposure and Affect Thomas Fuller Macalester College
1:30-1:42 Does Taking Notes on Laptops or on a Notebook Effect a Student’s Spatial and Lateral Thinking? Emily Driscoll
Maria Radmacher
Mike Wells
Concordia University,
St. Paul
1:45-1:57 An Examination of Gambling Behaviors and Attitudes Among College Students Assessed by Two Research Methodologies Rachel Van Thomma
Heather Crabtree
Bemidji State University

Please note - Within each 15 minute block, a presenter has 12 minutes allocated for reporting the research. Two minutes are reserved for audience questions, and 1 minute is reserved for transition between presenters. So that all presenters are treated equitably, session moderators will enforce adherence to these time limits.


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Paper Session II–B  1:00 – 2:00 pm - Crying Wolf Room
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Time

Title

Author(s)

Institution

1:00-1:12 The Relationship Between Tolerance of Ambiguity and Anti-Intellectualism in College Students Sherrie Klamm
Tonya Dickinson
Bemidji State University
1:15-1:27 Zone of Proximal Development, Definition and its Application Dragana Vidovic College of St. Benedict/
St. John’s University
1:30-1:42 Erikson’s Concept of Health: The Effects of Adverse Life Events on Adolescent Individuation Brandon Knettel College of St. Scholastica, Duluth
1:45-1:57 Attitudes Toward Adoption Regarding Socioeconomic Status and Race Katrina Kneeskern
Tracy Bieniek
Nicole Monson
College of St. Catherine

Please note - Within each 15 minute block, a presenter has 12 minutes allocated for reporting the research. Two minutes are reserved for audience questions, and 1 minute is reserved for transition between presenters. So that all presenters are treated equitably, session moderators will enforce adherence to these time limits.

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Poster Session I  10:30 – 11:30 am - Beaux Arts Ballroom
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Station

Title

Author(s)

Institution

01 Effects of Forewarning and Locus of Control on Levels of Persuasion Ryan Lewis Winona State University
02 The Antinociceptive Effect of a Total Alkaloid Extract of Datura Innoxia (Solanaceae) on the Tail-Flick Pain Paradigm on Rats: A Dose Study Carolina Muñoz Proto
Anava Wren
David Busha
Eric Wiertelak
Macalester College
03 Using Sexuality as an Indicator of Childhood Sexual Abuse in College Students Ben Witts Winona State University
04 Differences in Gender Among Four Political Psychological Scales in Macalester College Students Chris Engelhard Macalester College
05 Thought Suppression and Personality: Ignoring an Unwanted Pee Wee Invasion Adam Eberhardt
Carli Kramer
Joe Wanzek
Andrea Johnson
University of St. Thomas
06 Effects of Alibi on Jury Decision Making Bridget Hanson
Jaclyn Zacharias
Winona State University
07 Sex Differences in Tip of the Tongue States Carrie Brooks
Jenny Groth
Jess Smith
Lauren Wyman
University of St. Thomas
08 A Dose Study of the Analgesic Effects of Aspirin as Compared to Willow Bark Deena Yousef
Manuela Insixiengmay
Macalester College
09 The Illusion of Controllability and Anti-Fat Bias Allison Cornell Augsburg College
10 Stereotype Exposure’s Relationship to System Legitimization: The Effect of Responsibility for Group Membership Beth Howard Macalester College

11 Adolescent Parenting and Child Development Outcomes: Creating Language-Rich Environments Amy Miller
Kathryn Schaefer
Lauren Szewczyk
Bretchen van der Linden
Carrie Wiersma
Michelle Wiersma
St. Olaf College
12 Understanding Adult Attachment and its Relation to Divorce, Parental Conflict, and Conflict Resolution Style Alison M. Peppler Macalester College
13 Implicit Egotism and Self-Esteem Pat Boerner
Michele Mattson
Marissa Skuza
College of St. Benedict/
St. John’s University
14 Salvinorin A: An Experiment in Conditioned Place Preference Phillip Suess Macalester College
15 Gender Differences and the Relationship Between Personality Traits and Psychological Well-Being Sarah Capek
Kassia Janezich
Hamline University
16 Sex Differences in Depression and the Resurgence of Unwanted Negative Thoughts Cary Walski Macalester College
17 Self Esteem and Its Relationship with Optimism, Public Self-Consciousness, and Locus of Control Laura Arch College of Saint Benedict
18 Are College Students Expecting a Sitcom Marriage? Media Influences on Marriage Expectations Jennifer Wichmann Macalester College
19 Use your head: The Relationship Between Head Gestures and Recall of Valenced Words Angela Scott
Molly Bauman
Janet Nagle
Anastasia Carlone
University of St. Thomas
20 Music's Effect on Memory While Considering the Level of Extraversion Anna Broadbent
Angie Seidel
College of Saint Benedict

21 Holy Misconceptions Batman! The Illusory Correlation between Violence and Mental Illness in Comic Books Joe Wanzek University of St. Thomas
22 Anti-Intellectual Attitudes and Self-Concept Among College Students Kyosuke Kazaoka Bemidji State University
23 The Effect of Relatively Selective Muscarinic Antagonists on the Performance on a Progressive Ratio Schedule Graham Cousens
Jacob Beckley
Macalester College
24 Rubbing It In: Downward Comparison as a Function of Gender and Self-Concept Connie Hoskins
Betsy Powers
Sarah Ahlfs
Bethany Keene
College of Saint Benedict
25 Perceptions of Women in Comic Books Melissa Lenz Winona State University
26 A Dose Study of the Antinociceptive Effect of a Total Alkaloid Extract of Brugmansia Aurea (Solanaceae) on Rats in the Tail-Flick Pain Paradigm Craig Moodie
David Busha
Eric P. Wiertelak
Macalester College
27 Divided Attention Ingrid Johnson
Erin Droege
Mike Carlson
Lis Kraft
Becky Harris
University of St. Thomas
28 Anxiolytic and Job Performance Effects of Passiflora Incarnata in Rats Mary Kahrhoff Macalester College
29 The Effect of Stress and Attention on Injury Potential in College Athletes Sara Braatz
Becky Bullert
St. Cloud State University
30 The Effects of Gender and Separation-Individuation from Parents on Adjustment to College Emily Harris Macalester College

31 Learned Helplessness and Motivation Abby Schwalbach
Mark Paananen
Nick Zarns
Ethan Beilke-McCallum
College of St. Benedict/
St. John's University
32 The Effect of Disparity in Intra-Couple Attractiveness on the Probability of Mate Poaching Pamela Bechtle
Rachel Elvebak
Gustavus Adolphus College
33 Relationships Between Shyness, Rumination, and Low Self-Esteem Sara Peplinski College of Saint Benedict

Please note – Station locations are indicated by index cards on the tables. A presenter should be present at a poster during the entire session. Please remove your poster promptly at the end of the session so that presenters in the next session will have time to set up before their session begins. Posters may be stored at the registration area (Terrace Lounge).


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Poster Session II  1:30 – 2:30 pm - Beaux Arts Ballroom
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Station

Title

Author(s)

Institution

01 Willow Bark and Aspirin as Analgesics: A Comparative Study Manuela Insixiengmay
Deena Yousef
Macalester College
02 Does College Students' Self-Esteem Relate to Their Optimism, Shyness, and Gender? Amy Vannurden College of Saint Benedict
03 Association of an Abstinence-Only Sex Education Program on Self-Esteem Annamarie French Macalester College
04 Time and Psychological Well-Being Cicely Robinson
Donna McMillan
St. Olaf College
05 Relationship Between Level of Extraversion and Drug Use Ian Danielson
Joan Ostrove
Macalester College
06 The Effect of Evaluation Apprehension on Participant’s Ratings of Physical Attractiveness Michelle Flicker
Heather Fischer
Laura Krause
Dillan Thomson
College of Saint Benedict
07 The Effect of Context on False Memory Heather Crabtree
Daniel Fung
Bemidji State University
08 The Relationship between Self-Perception and Health Behaviors and Illness Symptoms Jess Zamora Macalester College
09 The Relationship between Emotional Abuse and Eating Pathology: Alexithymia as a Mediating Factor? Hannah Gillis
Anne Wendland
University of Minnesota
Twin Cities
10 The Relationship between Spiritual Maturity and Depression Rachael Kerns North Central University

11 Body Image During College Ruth Welter Macalester College
12 Fundamental Attribution Error and Age Darin Nei University of Wisconsin - River Falls
13 Different Perceptions of American Students on International Students: Two Different Environments Gyo Tominaga Macalester College
14 The Influence of Nonparental Mentors and Role Models on Academic and Interpersonal Development Sharilyn Korte North Central University
15 Extracurricular Participation and Sexual Risk Behaviors: A Correlational Study Kate Lechner Macalester College
16 Interoceptive Stimuli of Neuropeptide Y and Ghrelin are Similar to Those of 22 Hours Food Restriction Robert R. Rozeske II
Timothy W. Lefever
Douglas P. Flashinski
Constance R. Cameron
Martha K. Grace
Allen S. Levine
David C. Jewett
St. Olaf College
University of Wisconsin- Eau Claire
University of Minnesota Minneapolis VA Medical Center
17 Fighting in Rats Jenelle Akerstrom Macalester College
18 Antecedent Factors in the Formation of Gender Schemas Angela Scott
Anna DePompolo
Alicia Dvorsky
Anastasia Carlone
University of Saint Thomas
19 Risk Taking Following Exciting or Boring Experiences Jonathan Chin Macalester College
20 The American Dream Uncovered: An Examination of the Connection Between Materialism and Well-Being Caitlin Mosman St. Olaf College

21 Do Narcissists Cheat? Narcissism and Cheating Behaviors in an Academic Context Kayla Welle Macalester College
22 Correlating Self-esteem with Rumination and Shyness Jenna Kay College of Saint Benedict
23 Sexual Behaviors: Perceptions and Reality - Effect of Gender and Year in College Megan Fast
Jennifer Wenner
Macalester College
24 The Effect of Attractiveness on Perceptions of Couples Lindsay Ehlinger
Sarah Emmerling
Kari Flathers
Lindsay Krieg
College of Saint Benedict
25 Effects of Attractiveness and Reputation on College Students Ratings of Potential Incoming Professors Kieran Palmer-Klein Macalester College
26 Group Therapy and its Application to Adolescent Depression Pamela Block North Central University
27 The Impact of Stereotype Threat on Males’ Verbal Testing Rachael Hanson Macalester College
28 Hemispheric Differences in Non-Familiar Facial Recognition Justin Kalemkiarian
Nick Palmer
Anne Swenson
Gustavus Adolphus College
29 The Effects of Acculturation and Media Exposure on Male Body Image (Dis)Satisfaction Michelle Brown Macalester College
30 Effects of Self-Esteem on Mate Selection Crystal Smith
Shawnie Girtler
Gustavus Adolphus College

31 Gender Differences in Self-Reported Experience of Jealousy Peter Ellew Macalester College
32 The Effects of Video Games: Playing Against the Computer Versus Playing Against a Person Melissa Leach
Andrew Stein
Joshua Menk
Concordia University
St. Paul
33 The Effects of Datura Metel on Pain Sensitivity in Rats Lee Snyder Macalester College

Please note – Station locations are indicated by index cards on the tables. A presenter should be present at a poster during the entire session. Please remove your poster promptly at the end of the session so that presenters in the next session will have time to set up before their session begins. Posters may be stored at the registration area (Terrace Lounge).















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