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The OC Psychology and Family Studies department hosted the 32nd Annual Oklahoma Psychological Society Spring Research Conference on Friday April 11th. The conference emphasizes and encourages undergraduate research. This year, 143 registered participants attended the conference. More than 15 colleges and universities from around the state entered 68 paper and poster presentations. The keynote address was delivered by Dr. Jeffrey Nevid from St. John’s University.
Oklahoma Christian students swept the top awards in the paper competition with Jordan Hoffmeister and Jamie Corr winning first place for their paper titled “Effects of Arousal and Time on Memory: Testing the Misinformation Paradigm.” Amanda Mawson and Hayley Fisher took second place for their research “Effects of Attractiveness and Group Membership of a Defendant on Perception of the Defendant,” and Katelyn Jackson and Kristen Raney took third for their project titled “Revisiting the Asch Effect: The Effects of Informed Participation and Gender-Grouping on Conformity.” Justin Bullard and Amanda Arnold took 4th place while Sammy Turner and Taylor McCraw took 5th place honors.
Oklahoma Christian students also won the College Quiz Bowl, defeating teams from 4 other state universities.
Dr. Ryan Newell, Chair of the Psychology and Family Studies Department along with his administrative assistant, Jennifer Campbell, organized the conference and attended to the many details involved. They would like to thank all of those in the Garvey Center who gave up some space and convenience to allow OC to host this conference – it was much appreciated!