Student Presentations

Stoker, J., Smith, B., Master, A., Brecht, A., & Greatbatch, R. (2016, April; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Meta-analysis of sexual assault prevention programs. Poster presented at the annual Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Conference, Erie, PA.

Zimmerman, R., & Rupe, A. (2016, April; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Bystander reactivity during a multiple-vignette sexual assault scenario. Poster presented at the annual Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Conference, Erie, PA.

Rupe, A.N., & Stoker, J.N. (2016, April; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Linguistic differences during and after conflict for survivors of betrayal trauma. Poster presented at the annual Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Conference, Erie, PA.

Dinsmore, R.L., & Gage, A.E. (2016, April; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Examining the effectiveness of a promotional giveaway social norms campaign. Paper presented at the annual Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Conference, Erie, PA.

Tuang, H., Spurgeon, N., & Deck, J. (2016, April: Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Nursing the way, way back. Poster presented at the annual Penn State Sigma Xi Research Conference, Erie, PA.

Morris, T., Carioto, D., Jerioski, K., & Dinsmore, R. (2015, May; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). An experimental method of assessing bystander intervention and risk recognition in sexual assault situations. Poster to be presented at the eighty-seventh meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Craig, A., Bramblett, C., and the Coping, Stress and Trauma Lab. (2015, May; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Resiliency to interpersonal violence. Poster to be presented at the eighty-seventh meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Moore, J.A., Marsh, K, & the Coping, Stress, and Trauma Lab. (2015, May; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Betrayal trauma: How survivors interpret conflict with authority figures. Poster to be presented at the eighty-seventh meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Stoker, J.N., & Greatbatch, R. (2015, May; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Meta-analysis of sexual assault prevention programs. Poster to be presented at the eighty-seventh meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Moore, J., & Marsh, K. (2014, May; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Betrayal Trauma: Effects on Conflict Management Style with Authority Figures. Poster presented at the eighty-sixth meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Robertson, J., Zonna, D., & Kedzior, K. (2014, May; Faculty Sponsors: Charisse Nixon and Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Factors impacting peer and romantic relationship quality. Poster presented at the eighty-sixth meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Beck, M. (2014, April; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Occupational therapists’ treatments for PTSD symptoms. Paper to be presented at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Conference, Erie, PA.

Bogart, S., & Corso, N. (2014, April; Faculty Sponsors: Meg Burke & Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). STIM: Are STEM majors at greater risk for stimulant abuse? Poster to be presented at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Conference, Erie, PA.

Marsh, K., Carioto, D., Greatbatch, R., Jerioski, K., Moore, J., Morris, T., & Stoker, T. (2014, April; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Rape myth acceptance, gender, and perception of blame. Poster to be presented at Penn State Erie, The Behrend College Sigma Xi Undergraduate Research Conference, Erie, PA.

Hickman, O, & Goldman, M. (2013, May; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Self-Blame: Does It Affect Depression in Childhood Physical Abuse Survivors?” Poster presented at the eighty-fifth meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Feeley, A., & Workheiser, T. (2013, May; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Sexual Practices: Do Contraceptives Lead to Sexual Promiscuity? Poster presented at the eighty-fifth meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Hummel, L., Mendoza, B., Page, C., & Pham, K. (2012, May; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). The impact of childhood sexual abuse and posttraumatic stress disorder on relationship length. Poster presented at the eighty-fourth meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Morrison, M., Hickman, O., & Whitecotton, C. (2012, May; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Does death lead to a better view of the future? Poster presented at the eighty-fourth meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Workheiser, T., Kutmas, B.A., & Feeley, A. (2012, May; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Effects of PTSD and peritraumatic dissociation on coping style. Poster presented at the eighty-fourth meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Kutmas, B. (2011, May: Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). The Big 5, Locus of Control, and Coping with the Irrelevant Speech Effect. Poster presented at the eighty-third meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Meads, A., Whitecotton, C., Breitbach, N., Gallaher, A., Gammel, K., Henry, C., Klomes, C., Kutmas, B., Lin, C., Meads, C., & Roby, R. (2011, May: Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Childhood abuse linked to partner maltreatment through PTSD and dissociation. Poster presented at the eighty-third meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Roby, R. (2011, May: Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Correlates of risk perception in sexual victimization. Poster presented at the eighty-third meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Gallaher, A., & Klomes, C. (2011, April: Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Student reactions to bomb threats differ based on previous trauma history. Presentation at the WIU Undergraduate Research Day, Macomb, IL

MacIntosh, D., & Whitecotton, C. (2011, April: Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Themes of students responses to WIU bomb threats. Presentation at the WIU Undergraduate Research Day, Macomb, IL

Grahl, K. (2010, April; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Health care utilization in veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Poster presented at the eighty-second meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. Also presented at the 37th annual ILLOWA undergraduate research conference, April, 2010; Macomb, IL.

Meads, C. L. (2010, April; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). The perceived effectiveness of coping in trauma victims. Poster presented at the eighty-second meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Wolfinsohn, J. (2010, April; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). Chronic stress and trauma effects on binge drinking behavior. Poster presented at the eighty-second meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. Also presented at the 37th annual ILLOWA undergraduate research conference, April, 2010; Macomb, IL.

Colón, B., Kutmas, B.A., Augustine, S.A., Grahl, K.L., Meads, C.L., Roby, R.P., & Wolfinsohn, J.A. (2010, May; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). The effects of obsessive-compulsive symptoms on partner maltreatment. Poster presented at the eighty-second meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. Also presented at the 37th annual ILLOWA undergraduate research conference, April, 2010; Macomb, IL.

Roby, R.P. (2010, May; Faculty Sponsor: Melanie Hetzel-Riggin). PTSD: A reevaluation of the symptom dynamic across trauma type. Poster presented at the eighty-second meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. Also presented at the 37th annual ILLOWA undergraduate research conference, April, 2010; Macomb, IL.

Kutmas, B.A. (2010, April). The Big 5 and coping with the irrelevant speech effect. Poster presented at Western Illinois University’s Undergraduate Research Day, Macomb, IL.

Augustine, S.A. (2009, April). Unhealthy intimate relationship scale among college students. Poster presented at Western Illinois University’s Undergraduate Research Day, Macomb, IL.

Grahl, K. (2009, April). Health care utilization in veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars. Poster presented at Western Illinois University’s Undergraduate Research Day, Macomb, IL.

Korinek, D. (2009, April). Video games: examing the cathartic, distracting, and enhancing effects on aggression in college students. Poster presented at Western Illinois University’s Undergraduate Research Day, Macomb, IL.

Peterson, J. (2008, May). The effects of childhood sexual abuse on mental health, substance abuse, and interpersonal functioning. Poster presented at the student section of the eightieth meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Riso, C. (2008, May).Changing college students’ beliefs about alcohol abuse: Assessing prevention effects. Poster presented at the student section of the eightieth meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Peterson, J. (2008, April). The effects of childhood experiences on current mental health status, substance use, and interpersonal relationships. Paper presented at the 35th annual ILLOWA undergraduate research conference, Davenport, IA.

Suttles, K., Braden, R., Szechowycz, A., Bulthuis, W., Salmon, S., & Gradowski, J. (2007, November). Are trauma narratives evidence of coping style? Poster presented at the 17th annual Undergraduate Psi-Chi Tri-State Psychology Conference, Rockford, IL.

Bulthuis, W., Torkelson, H., Szechowycz, A., Braden, R., Suttles, K., Salmon, S., & Gradowski, J. (2007, November). The effects of power on rape myth acceptance. Poster presented at the 17th annual Undergraduate Psi-Chi Tri-State Psychology Conference, Rockford, IL.

Pritchard, J. R. (2007, May). Significant relationship conflict variables in male victimization. Poster presented at the student section of the seventy-ninth meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Zulas, A. L. (2007, May). A physiological and personality assessment of online gaming addiction. Poster presented at the student section of the seventy-ninth meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL

Mazias, M. (2007, April). Self-conversion phenomenon as a treatment for behavior change. Paper presented at the 34th annual ILLOWA undergraduate research conference, Canton, MO.

Riso, C. (2007, April). Ways of coping: Does trauma type affect coping style? Paper presented at the 34th annual ILLOWA undergraduate research conference, Canton, MO.

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