Psychological and Brain Sciences Honors Student Symposium

April 29, 2019
1:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Somers Family Hall, 4th floor (Danforth Campus)

The 2018-2019 Honors Student Symposium will be held Monday April 29, 2019, 1-3 PM on the 4th Floor of Somers Family Hall.

Poster Presentations

Pooja Belur  (Advisor: Dr. Gammon M. Earhart, WashU Physical Therapy)
“Effects of age and dual-tasking while walking forwards and backwards on gait parameters”

Alex Buckley (Advisor: Dr. Jordan McCall, WashU Anesthesiology)
“Activation of excitatory ventral tegmental area projections to the locus coeruleus drives affective behaviors”

Maggie Cox (Advisor: Dr. Joshua Jackson, WashU Psychological & Brain Sciences)
“A Matter of Perspective: Neuroticism, Axis-I Pathology, and their Development across Early Childhood”

Lisa Gorham (Advisor: Dr. Deanna Barch, WashU Psychological & Brain Sciences)
“White Matter Tract Integrity, Involvement in Sports, and Depression in Children”

Timothy J. Goblirsch (Advisor: Dr. Jonathan Peelle, WashU Otolaryngology)
“The Mediating Effects of Reward and Depression on Sentence Intelligibility”

Jennie Greenstein (Advisor: Dr. Joshua Jackson,  WashU Psychological & Brain Sciences)
“Are School Experiences Related to Increases in Grit in School-Aged Children?”

Peter Hook (Advisor: Dr. Cynthia Cryder, WashU Olin School)
“Retrospective Evaluations of 6 Second Advertisements: Limits of the Peak End Rule”

Peeta Li (Advisor: Dr. Todd Braver, WashU Psychological & Brain Sciences)
“The Neural Basis of Working Memory Load: Within vs. Between-Subjects Variation”

Rebecca B. Marks (Advisor: Dr. Ryan Bogdan, WashU Psychological & Brain Sciences)
“Inflammation is Predictive of Future Depressive Symptoms”

Talia C. Menche (Advisor: Dr. Joshua J. Jackson, WashU Psychological & Brain Sciences)
“Why don’t employees use workplace flexibility? The role of perceived flexibility bias”

Ariel Miller (Advisor: Dr. Lori Markson, WashU Psychological & Brain Sciences)
“American Children’s and Adults’ Understanding of Skin Color Inheritance”

Mia Shoshany (Advisor: Dr. Kirsten Gilbert, WashU Psychiatry)
“The Influence of Overprotective Parenting on Development of Psychopathology on Overcontrolled Youth”

Nuala Spillane (Advisor: Dr. Diana Whalen, WashU Psychiatry)
“Predictors of Adolescent Aggression in Early Life: A Longitudinal Analysis of Aggression, Emotion Understanding, and Amygdala Size”

Matthew Spidi (Advisor: Dr. John Nestojko, WashU Psychological & Brain Sciences)
“The Effect of Expecting to be Taught on Learning”

Ella Sudit (Advisor: Dr. Tammy English, WashU Psychological & Brain Sciences)
“In the Eye of the Beholder: The Role of Emotional Awareness in Art Preference”

Rebecca Williams (Dr. Leonard Green, WashU Psychological & Brain Sciences)
“Relations Between Delay Discounting and Cognitive Functions”

Lingyan Yu (Advisor: Dr. Deanna Barch, WashU Psychological & Brain Sciences)
“Language Impairment in Schizotypal Personality”