Graduate Student Research Achievements

Clinical psychology students conduct an empirical study for their master’s theses. Our students regularly submit their research for publication and presentation at state, regional, national, and international conferences. The College of Arts and Sciences and the Psychology Department provide financial support to help students defray the costs associated with attending conferences to make presentations. The following is a list of some of our graduate students’ research achievements.

Salman Ahmad, Alicia Kershaw, and Lyndsay Wehrle (2018) presented their paper "Group Cognitive Rehabilitation: A Systematic Review" at the Annual Conference of the International Neuropsychology Society in Prague, Czech Republic.

Jordan Pate (2018) presented her poster "Did You Have an Erection? Male Rape Myths – Ambivalence, Attribution of Blame, and Equal Protection" at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, in San Francisco, CA.

Lyndsay Wehrle (2018) presented her poster "The Relationship between Masculinity, Male-Pattern Baldness, Depression and Anxiety" at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, in San Francisco, CA.

Salman Ahmad (2018) presented his poster "Perceptions of Mental Illness in Pakistani versus American University Students" at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, in San Francisco, CA. Honorable Mention for the RISE Research Award.

Lyndsay Wehrle (2018) presented her poster "The Relationship between Masculinity and Depression and Anxiety" at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences", in Miami Shores, FL.

Salman Ahmad (2018) presented his paper "Attitudes and Beliefs towards Mental Illness in African American, European American", and Latin American University Students in Florida, at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences, in Miami Shores, FL. Outstanding Graduate Student Oral Presentation.

Celeste Jones (2018) presented her paper "Identity and Psychological Well-being: Why Race and Ethnicity Matter", at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences, in Miami Shores, FL.

Briana Cook (2018) presented her poster "Parent-Adolescent Communication and Psychological Well-being", at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences, in Miami Shores, FL.

Stefanie Puente (2018) presented her poster "The Impact of Personality on Acculturation", at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences, in Miami Shores, FL.

Lashae Nichols (2018) presented her poster "Racial Identity, Rap, and Attitudes toward Women", at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences, in Miami Shores, FL.

Melodie Plaise (2018) presented her poster "Racial Identity, Racial Socialization, and Trust vs. Mistrust of the Justice System", at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences, in Miami Shores, FL.

Lyndsay Wehrle (2017) presented her poster "Role of Life Orientation in the Psychological Well-Being of Haitian Adolescents" at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science in Boston, MA.

Salman Ahmad (2017) presented his poster "Factors Influencing Public Stigma of Mental Health: A Comparison of Pakistani and American Female College Students" at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences in Lakeland, FL.

Martha Samuel (2017) presented her poster "The Effects of Resiliency and Mental Health in Adolescents" at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences in Lakeland, FL.

Jordan Pate (2017) presented her poster "Male Rape Myths: Attribution of Blame, Ambivalence, and the Law" at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences in Lakeland, FL.

Victoria Todd (2017) presented her poster "Gender Influences on Eyewitness Memory" at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences in Lakeland, FL.

Amanda Garcia (2017) presented her poster "Differences in Eyewitness Accuracy Amongst the Deaf and Hearing Populations" at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences in Lakeland, FL.

Alexis Israel (2017) presented her poster "Visuo-Spatial Working Memory in Pre-Lingual and Post-Lingual Deaf Individuals" at the Annual Meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences in Lakeland, FL.

Nicole Reid (2016) presented her poster "Resiliency and Self-Efficacy in Haitian-American Adolescents" at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Denver, CO.

Ashley Stovell (2016) presented her poster "Rape Victim Responsibility" at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Denver, CO.

Shanna Suttington (2016) presented her poster "What Truly Predicts My Well-being: Could It Be My Faith?" at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science in Chicago, IL.

Jenny Bermudez (2016) presented her poster "Music Types and Its Effects on Attitudes towards Women" at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science in Chicago, IL.

Christine Arfmann (2016) presented her poster "Managers’ Responses to Nepotism: The Role of Attitudes, Subjective Norms, Attributions, and Personality" at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science in Chicago, IL.

Bliss Quintana (2016) presented her poster "The Mediating Role of Burnout in Students’ Intentions to Quit" at the Annual Convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association in New Orleans, LA.

Leslie Ruiz (2016) presented her poster "Online Social Networks and Effects on Self-Esteem" at the Annual Convention of the Florida Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, FL.

Janeli Olivera (2016) presented her poster "Does the Uniform Make the Man? A Comparison of Women’s Perceptions of Police, Military, and Plain-clothed Men" at the Annual Convention of the Florida Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, FL.

Raquel Miret (2016) presented her poster "The Effects of Trait Anxiety on Eyewitness Accuracy" at the Annual Convention of the Florida Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, FL.

Jaci Wright (2016) presented her poster "Effect of SES on Athletic Achievement Motivation" at the Annual Convention of the Florida Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, FL.

Morgan Motes (2016) presented her poster "Body Image and Sexual Activity" at the Annual Convention of the Florida Academy of Sciences in St. Petersburg, FL.

Gaby Puleo (2015) presented her poster "Relationship Satisfaction and Social Media Acknowledgement" at the Annual Convention of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality in Albuquerque, NM.

Maria Garcia (2015) presented her poster "Dissatisfaction with Hooking Up in College Women" at the Annual Convention of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality in Albuquerque, NM.

Christine Arfmann (2015) presented her poster "Personality Traits as Antecedents of Managerial Intentions to Tolerate Nepotism" at the Annual Convention of the Florida Academy of Sciences, in Tampa, FL.

Chantale Tshiala (2015) presented her poster "An examination of the Association between Perceived Discrimination, Depression and Identity Search among Emerging Adults" at the Annual Convention of the Florida Academy of Sciences, in Tampa, FL.