IVC News > August 14, 2017

Psi Beta Students Honored for Research

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Five members of the Irvine Valley College (IVC) chapter of the national honor society in psychology, Psi Beta, have been honored with awards from the Anastasi Research Paper and Conference Travel Scholarship Competition for outstanding research papers. In May, Psi Beta students from across the country submitted APA-style research papers about the work they conducted during the 2016-2017 academic year. In this blind competition, four of the six prizes went to IVC, in an unprecedented demonstration of the strength of the IVC Psi Beta research program. 

The IVC winners for 2017 were:

  • Emily Castro and Becca Corona – Second Place, Gold Level
    “Drawing the line: Distinguishing appreciation and gratitude by examining relationships with happiness and events that have high and low levels of personal significance”

(The Gold Level award also came with a $2,000 scholarship to attend and present their research at the American Psychology Association conference on August 5.)

  • Elise Ulwelling – Third Place, Gold Level (tie)
    “Comparing Muslim and non-Muslim students post 9/11”
  • Ketana Chadalavada – First Place, Silver Level
    “Examination of the relationship between the frequency of Instagram use and self-esteem”
  • Lara Barakat – Second Place, Silver Level
    “Enhancing student learning and decreasing test anxiety through practice test taking”

The complete list of 2017 award winners can be found at: http://psibeta.org/site/psi-beta-awards-2017.

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