Psychology Students Receive Travel Grant To Present Research At Southwestern Psychological Association Convention

MONTICELLO, AR — Two University of Arkansas at Monticello students have been selected to receive regional travel grants from Psi Chi, the international honor society of psychology, to present research at the 2017 Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA) Conference in San Antonio, Tex., March 31-April 2.

            Janna Alvarez of Hampton and Jayme Burris of Crosby, Tex., will represent UAM at the conference, presenting a research poster entitled “Differential Effects of Three Different Break Activities on Student Learning.” The poster illustrates the results of research that investigated the effects of gaming, music, and restful conditions on recall after exposure to visual word recognition. The study also explored whether different moods affect recall.

Dr. Seungyeon Lee, assistant professor of psychology and the students' faculty advisor, has been awarded a Psi Chi faculty advisor regional travel grant and will accompany the students to the SWPA Conference.

Psi Chi was founded in 1929 with a mission to promote excellence in scholarship and advance the science of psychology. The organization sponsors student research at local, regional and national levels through undergraduate and graduate research award competitions and provides opportunities for students to present research and recognize their scholarly accomplishments at regional and national psychological association meetings.

            For more information, contact Dr. Richard Clubb, dean of the School of Social and Behavioral Sciences, at (870) 460-1047.

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