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Psychology

Opportunities for Students

Opportunities exist for psychology majors to engage with professors and the department outside the classroom. Research opportunities afford students the chance to learn about research by conducting investigations in collaboration with professors, either as an extracurricular activity or as a work/study research assistant. Obtaining research experience at the undergraduate level is essential for students who hope to gain admission to a doctoral degree program in psychology.

Below are selected publications with SXU faculty and active psychology majors and alumni, each as authors or coauthors (students' names in bold).

Presentations

Cervantes-Bautista, M., & Pirlott, A. G. (2017). Understanding LGB men and women's fear-based prejudices of other LGB groups. Poster presentation. Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, IL; and, (2016). Poster presentation. Marquette University Diversity Conference. Milwaukee, WI.

Mitchell, T. (May 2016). The effect of event valence on memory ratings. Poster presented at the annual student symposium of the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area.

O'Malley, G. R., & Miller, J. C. (2017). Narrative perception of ambulation ability in late adulthood predicts subjective well-being. Presentation. Saint Xavier University Gerontology Minor Capstone Symposium. Chicago, IL.

Park, H. (May 2016). Event centrality: Not just a phenomenon seen in trauma memories. Poster presented at the annual student symposium of the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area.

Reavis, C., & Ritchie, T. D. (2017). Heroic inspiration prompts greater charitable donations than personal savings. Poster presentation. Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.

Ritchie, T. D., & Reavis, C. (2017). Inspiration induced by personal heroes prompts inspiration to give to charitable donations. Invited symposium presentation: The psychology of heroes. Midwestern Psychological Association. Chicago, IL.

Rodriguez, R. (May 2016). The effect of mood and elicitation technique on memory ratings. Poster presented at the annual student symposium of the Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area.

Manuscripts

Demonte, N., Santillanes, A., & Ritchie, T. D., (in press). The effects of autobiographical spontaneity and doodling about mental health stigma and positive state mindfulness. British Journal of Guidance & Counselling.

Ritchie, T. D., Kitsch, K., & Dromey, M. D. (2017). Eating disorder symptoms disrupt the fading affect bias in autobiographical memory. Manuscript under review.