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PSYCH ANALYSIS: Students majoring in psychology presented their thesis research during a poster session April 18 in Judd Hall. Pictured above is Sivan Cotel, left, presenting his research titled "Nonconscious Activation Can Cause False Memories: Experimental Control of Conscious Processes in the Deese, Roediger, and McDermott Task" to Cathy Race, administrative assistant in the psychology department and Seth Samuels. Samuels also presented his research titled "Psychological Determinants of Voter Turnout: 122,293,720 People Can't Be Wrong," at the poster session.

Sara Cohen '06 presented her research titled "Predictors of Repeat Child Maltreatment among Families Involved with Child Protective Services." The poster session allowed fellow psychology majors, professors and students' peers to talk to the seniors about their projects.
Steven Wengrovitz explains his study titled "A Cross-Cultural Comparison of Indecisiveness."
Sajjadur Rahman completed his studies on "Student Perspectives On Standardized Testing."
Rachel Wertheimer, center, talks to her peers about her research titled "Contextualizing the Closet: Exploring Wesleyan Students' Coming Out Experiences."
Brianna Zinser projected her project titled "Drawing on Both Sides of Your Brain." Zinser's project meshed her interests in psychology and studio art. (Photos by Olivia Bartlett)

Other students who presented their research at the Psychology Department poster session and their research titles are: Katelyn Angell, Self-Perceptions of Older Women in the Age of the Waif; Elle Conger-Milnes, Learning America: An Exploration of the Social and Cultural Negotiations of Refugee Children; Rebecca Gordon, The Mere Exposure Effect and Schizophrenia: An fMRI Study; Kimberly Landry, The Impact of Sleep-Prioritization versus Work-Prioritization on Anxiety and Academic Performance in College Students: A Research Proposal; Rachel Lax, Mind Control: An Examination of Post-Feminist Advertising and Body Image; Vivian Lew, Portrait of a handbag: What the contents of women's handbags say about women's lives; Jessica Schoolman, The New Feminine Mystique: Psychological, Social and Cultural Ramifications of Depictions of Women in Post-Second Wave Feminism America; Peter Drake, Social Class in the Academy:  Working Class Faculty Perspectives; and Shani Pavel, Interaction Between International and American College Students: The Role of Initial Expectations and Importance Placed on Intercultural Interaction.