Dr. Richard Miller
Department of Psychology chair and professor, 308.865.8239

The psychology faculty and students of the University of Nebraska at Kearney participated in the 72nd Annual Convention of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA) on April 5-7 in Park City, Utah.

Stacy Rutar of Ainsworth, Jeff Lange (did not attend conference) of Alliance, and Paul Christensen of Kearney received one of four RMPA Student Paper Awards ($150) for their paper “Attachment Styles and Gender.” Stephanie Anderson of Amherst received one of six Psi Chi Research Awards ($350) for her research on “Multicultural Identity.”

Sarah Buhr of Lincoln and Michala Klein of Farnam presented “Juror Sentencing Decisions; Emily Thompson (did not attend conference) of Wichita, Kans., Sarah Holz of Kearney, and Shane Harper (did not attend conference) of Kearney presented “The Effects of Similarity and Reciprocity”; and Ariel Huber of Torrington, Wyo., and Thompson presented “Mortality Salience and Health” which was co-authored by Drs. William Wozniak and Richard Miller, professors of psychology.

Dr. Krista Forrest, assistant professor of psychology, received the Society for the Teaching of Psychology’s award as best teaching presentation for her poster on “Using Public Service Ads to Teach Adolescent Egotism” and presented “Strategies for promoting success with disabled students.” Drs. Joseph Benz and Richard Miller, professors of psychology, presented “Selecting Material for the Introductory Course.”