Mount St. Joseph University

Psychology majors present research at Midwestern Psychological Association conference

Behavioral and Natural Sciences, Psychology, Faculty, Current Students

By: Tim Lawson

File Under: cincinnati children’s hospital medical center, psychology, research

Senior psychology majors, Emily Henry and Samantha Gregory, presented their senior thesis research projects at the Midwestern Psychological Association conference in Chicago, IL.  The students’ projects were accepted for presentation alongside projects submitted by graduate students and university professors from across the U.S. 

Emily Henry’s research examined the effects of fitness media and size of food portions on the amount of snack food consumed by college students.

Samantha Gregory’s research examined the effects of media reports about professional athlete violence on perceptions of the likelihood that athletes are more violent than nonathletes.

The students were accompanied by Dr. Tim Lawson and Dr. Jim Bodle, who presented their own research at the conference.

When employers and graduate programs seek graduates who have conducted independent research and presented their research at professional conferences, the Mount's Psychology program delivers.  Gregory's involvement in research has helped her get a full-time position as a research coordinator at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center.

Click here to learn more about experiential education and student research opportunities through the psychology program at Mount St. Joseph University.