Student Funding and Awards

Undergraduate Research Grants/Travel Grants from Penn State University

  • Jordan LaRiccia, Adam Meanor, & G. Louchart, $1020 for “Development of the CSI-CAST: A videogame assessment of child maltreatment,” 11/16.
  • Ashley Master & Gwen Dryer, $2100 for “Developing a Typology of Interpersonal Violence Perpetration,” 8/16.
  • Rachel Zimmerman, Taylor Brecht, & Allison Gage, $1737.50 for “Physiological and Relationship Factors in Bystander Risk Recognition,“8/16
  • Taylor Brecht & Allison Gage, $2400 for  “Fostering a Future: The Study of the Transition to Adulthood in Former Foster Youth,” 5/16.
  • Christa Franco & Allison Rupe, Taylor Brecht, & Rachel Zimmerman, $2776.50 for “Psychophysiological Responses to Bystander Intervention Opportunities,” 8/15
  • Taylor Morris, Danielle Carioto, Allison Gage, Rebecca Dinsmore, & Rachel Zimmerman, $4577 for “I will intervene…” An examination of a give-away social norm campaign to reduce sexual assault,” 8/15; 1/16.
  • Allison Rupe & Jessica Stoker, $1400 for “Betrayal trauma: How survivors interpret conflict with authority figures,” 5/15.
  • Hau Tuang, Nicholas Sturgeon, & Josh Deck, $1400 for “Nurses Turnover Factors and Burnout,” 5/15.
  • Alyssa Craig, Cassandra Bramblett, Jessica Stoker, Richard Greatbatch, & Allison Rupe, $1400 for “Resiliency to interpersonal violence,” 8/14
  • Jessica Stoker, Richard Greatbatch, Brittany Smith, Ashley Master, & Taylor Brecht, $1400 for “Meta-analysis of sexual assault prevention programs,” 8/14
  • John Moore & Katelyn Marsh, $990 for “Betrayal trauma: How survivors interpret conflict with authority figures,” 8/14.
  • Taylor Morris, Danielle Carioto, Kasey Jerioski, & Rebecca Dinsmore, $1800 for “An experimental method of assessing bystander intervention and risk recognition in sexual assault situations,” 8/14.
  • Jessica Stoker & Richard Greatbatch, $1600 for “Meta-analysis of sexual assault prevention programs,” 5/14.
  • Danial Zonna, Jill Robertson, & Kayla Kedzior, $1408 for “Factors Impacting Peer and Romantic Relationship Quality,” 12/13
  • John Moore & Katelyn Marsh, $2,808 for “Betrayal Trauma: Effects on Conflict Management Style with Authority Figures,” 10/13.
  • Sean Bogart & Natalie Corso, $1400 for “STIM: Are STEM majors at greater risk for stimulant abuse?” 10/13 

Undergraduate Research Grants from the College of Arts and Science/Psychology Department at WIU

  1. Christina Meads, $392 for “Childhood violence as a predictor of adult maltreatment,” 4/2011.
  2. Abigail Meads, $375 for “Childhood abuse linked to partner maltreatment through PTSD and dissociation,” 3/11.
  3. Brandon Kutmas, $375 for “The big 5, locus of control, and coping with the irrelevant speech effect,” 3/11.
  4. Ryan Roby, $375 for “Correlates of risk perception in sexual victimization,” 3/11.
  5. Josh Wolfinsohn, $375 for “Chronic stress and trauma effects on binge drinking,” 3//10.
  6. Benicia Colón, $375, for “The effects of obsessive compulsive symptoms on partner maltreatment,” 3/10.
  7. Kate Grahl, $375 for “Health care utilization in veterans of the Iraq and Afghanistan wars,” 3/10.
  8. Christina Meads, $361 for “The perceived effectiveness of coping in trauma victims,” 3/10.
  9. Ryan Roby, $375 for “PTSD: A reevaluation of the symptom dynamic across trauma type,” 3/10
  10. Kate Grahl, $375 for “Health care utilization in Iraq and Afganhistan war veterans,” 3/09.
  11. Dale Korinek, $365 for “Video games: Examining the cathartic, distracting, or enhancing effects on aggression in college students,” 10/08.
  12. Candice Riso, $299.25 for “Changing College Students’ Beliefs about Alcohol Abuse: Assessing Prevention Effects,” 4/08.
  13. Jessica Peterson, $368 for The Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Mental Health, Substance Abuse, and Interpersonal Functioning,” 3/08.
  14. Candice Riso, $375 for “Changing College Students’ Beliefs about Alcohol Abuse: Assessing Prevention Effects,” 11/07.
  15. Wendy Bulthuis, $375 for Does it hurt to be powerful? The effects of power in rape myth acceptance,” 11/07.
  16. Kayla Suttles, $375 for Are trauma narratives evidence of coping style? 11/07.
  17. Amanda Zulas, $375 for “A Physiological and Personality Assessment of Online Gaming Addiction,” 3/07.
  18. Jacob Pritchard, $375 for Domestic Relationship Abuse Trends,” 3/07.
  19. Amanda Zulas, $374.99 for “A Physiological and Personality Assessment of Online Gaming Addiction,”4/06.

External Awards

  1. Benicia Colón, Brandon Kutmas, Sarah Augustine, Kate Grahl, Christina Meads, Ryan Roby, and Josh Wolfinsohn, Psi Chi Regional Research Award. May 1, 2010.
  2. Ryan Roby, Psi Chi Regional Research Award. May 1, 2010.
  3. Benicia Colón, Norman and Carmelita Teeter Undergraduate Research Award. April 30, 2010.
  4. Kate Grahl, Norman and Carmelita Teeter Undergraduate Research Award. April 30, 2010.

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