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03/18/2013

Winthrop Well-Represented at Southeastern Psychological Association Conference

Quick Facts

 At the SEPA Committee for Equality of Professional Opportunity (CEPO)/ Psi Chi (the International Honor Society in Psychology) research poster session, 52 schools from across the Southeastern region were represented.
 Winthrop students won 5 out of the 19 awards given (26%) at this session, including 1st and 2nd place in the CEPO competition.

ROCK HILL, S.C. - Winthrop psychology majors and faculty mentors received top awards at the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) Conference in Atlanta on March 13-16.

At the SEPA Committee for Equality of Professional Opportunity (CEPO)/ Psi Chi (the International Honor Society in Psychology) research poster session, 52 schools from across the Southeastern region were represented. Winthrop students won 5 out of the 19 awards given (26%) at this session, including 1st and 2nd place in the CEPO competition.

Psi Chi Regional Research Award winners included:

Chauntice Buck & Dr. Donna Nelson -
Predictors of effort expenditure following a mental fatigue challenge

Amber Grant, Sarah Barton & Dr. Merry Sleigh -
The effect of provided versus self-selected music on mood change

Hannah Owen, Ryan McGill & Dr. Merry Sleigh -
Differences in superstitious behaviors among athletes, dancers, and musicians

CEPO Research Award winners included:

1st place
Virginia Estridge, Julianne Cardenas, Anna Covington, Eric Ruth & Dr. Matt Hayes -
Effects of video game genre on GPA and social satisfaction

2nd place
Brittany Black & Dr. Merry Sleigh -
Race, gender, age and divorce associated with specific parenting beliefs

Winthrop was also well represented in other aspects of the conference. Dr. Melissa Reeves gave a distinguished lecture to more than 200 attendees. Dr. Tara Collins gave a well-received talk on applying to graduate school. Dr. Donna Nelson conducted a leadership training session. Dr. Darren Ritzer coordinated a Diversity Bowl. Dr. Merry Sleigh, through her position as the Psi Chi Southeastern vice president, served on the organizing committee for the conference.


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