Independent Research Projects of Undergraduate Students

Recently Defended Honors in the Major Projects from MPACT Lab:

Honors in the Major – Keira Monaghan – Emotion experience to expression: Influence of psychopathy, expression suppression, and working memory capacity. Status: Successfully defended (November 2020).

Honors in the Major – Allen Hagen – History of involvement with combat sports and severity of subtypes of psychopathy. Status: Successfully defended (July 2020).

Honors in the Major – Magan Halverson – Development of a new self-report scale of level of trait motivation: The multifaceted motivation inventory. Status: Successfully defended (July 2020).

Honors in the Major – Charlotte Payne – Does mental status moderate the relationship between traumatic brain injury history and life satisfaction? Successfully defended (April 2019).

Honors in the Major – Ashley Lee Lum – Relationship between broad aspects of personality functioning and generalized anxiety severity. Successfully defended (April 2019).

Honors in the Major – Samantha Berg – Social anxiety, subtypes of empathy, and biological sex. Successfully defended (Oct. 2018). Chosen by UCF Burnett Honors College for one of four oral presentations across the university during UCF Research Week (April 2019).

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Nicholas Joseph (above) presenting his initial Honors in the Major idea at the 2013 Diversifying Clinical Psychology Conference in New Orleans.

Honors in the Major undergraduate student Jenya Kolpakova presenting her poster (ICOSR 2013)

Honors in the Major undergraduate student Jenya Kolpakova presenting her poster (ICOSR 2013)

 

Pictures of Winners from the MPACT Lab in the 2011 UCF Showcase for Undergraduate Research Excellence

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First place Winner in the Social Sciences III Category – Timothy Paskowski
“The Relationship Between Psychometrically-Defined Social Anxiety and Working Memory Performance.”

 

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Second Place Winner in the Health Sciences Category – Marlaine Monroig
“Associations Between Positive Health Behaviors and Psychological Distress”

 

Pictures of Winners from the MPACT Lab in the 2010 UCF Showcase for Undergraduate Research Excellence

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Andrea Ranieri (left) and Diane Hernandez (right) –
Undergraduate Research Students of MPACT Lab –
Second place winners at the 2010 Showcase of Undergraduate Research Excellence (SURE)

 

Past Honors in the Major Projects of Undergraduate Students in the MPACT Lab:

1) The relationship between stress and memory performance in an undergraduate population. (Honors in the Major project – Diana Orem – defended Spring 2005).

2) Attentional bias across the dimension of social anxiety. (Honors in the Major project – Scott Sutterby – defended Spring 2006).

3) Personality traits related to vengeance propensity. (Honors in the Major project – Cathleen Webster – defended Spring 2006).

4) Linguistic correlates of psychopathology in autobiographical narrative. (Honors in the Major – Micah Allen – defended Spring 2008 – Honorable Mention at UCF Showcase for Undergraduate Research Excellence)

5) The relationship between concussion history and preseason neuropsychological performance in UCF football players. (Honors in the Major project – Amanda Huston – defended Spring 2010)

6) Associations between positive health behaviors and psychological distress. (Honors in the Major project – Marlaine Monroig – defended Spring 2011 – Second Place Winner in the Health Sciences Category at 2011 UCF Showcase for Undergraduate Research Excellence)

7) The relationship between psychometrically-defined social anxiety and working memory performance. (Honors in the Major project – Timothy Paskowski – defended Spring 2011 – First place Winner in the Social Sciences III Category at 2011 UCF Showcase for Undergraduate Research Excellence)

8) Childhood cat bites and disorganized symptoms of schizotypy in adulthood. (Honors in the Major project – Jenya Kolpakova – defended Spring 2013).

9) Subtypes of anhedonia and facial electromyography response to negative affective pictures in healthy adults. (Honors in the Major project – Lisa Kadison – defended in Spring 2013).