Great Plains Students’ Psychology Convention Results

Dr. Robert Rycek
associate dean of the UNK College of Natural and Social Sciences, 308.865.8235

The University of Nebraska at Kearney Psychology Department hosted the 23rd Annual Great Plains Students’ Psychology Convention on March 14 and March 15. During the two-day convention, about 300 students and faculty attended and 146 papers were presented.

The UNK students that presented are listed below.

Session Student, Hometown Paper
Adolescence Session 
First place Jessica Baker, O’Neill The Effects of Adolescent Egocentrism
on Perception of Ambiguous Figures
Chris Denton, Kearney
Michala Klein, Farnam
Animal Behavior
First place Jennifer Murray, Mary Esther, FL The Effects of Long-Term Exposure
to Depleted Uranium on Rat Behavior
Gender Issues II
First place Jennifer Murray, Mary Esther, FL Effects of Gender of Aggressor on
Perceptions of Aggression
Mixed Graduate Student Empirical Research
First place Charisse M. Hoops, North Bend Pre-service Teachers’ and Education
Faculty’s Awareness and Importance
of School Psychological Services
Physiological Psychology Session
First place Brenda R. Petersen, Kearney Signaling of the 5-HT Receptor in
Cell Lines
Social Psychology
First place Jason Houston, Minden Effects of Different Music
Types on Expressing Aggression
C. Jeffery Oxley, Columbus
Developmental Psychology
Stacey Deschane, Lincoln Introversion/Extroversion, Peer/Parent
Influences and Moral Development
Ryan M. Moss, Alliance Mate Selection and Opposite-Sex Parental Characteristics
Kerrie R. Christensen, Alliance
Stacy L. Rutar, Springview
Gender Issues I
Maribeth Jorgensen, Hastings The Effects of Partner’s Appearance
on Perception of Physical Attractiveness
Derek Godberson, Kearney
Perception & Performance
Ann Stewart, Kearney Mental versus Physical Aspects of
Musicians’ Performance
  Lisa Fisk, Syracuse Facial Emotions: Can We Read What
They Say?
Wendy Gibbs, Kearney
Tanis Saldivar, Kearney
Social Psychology
Misty Herbert, Lexington Locus of Control on Game Preference
and Game Satisfaction
Dawn Belle Isle, Kearney
Sean Pierce, Callaway