Senior Projects

Senior Project Research Supervision (**indicates empirical project)

  • Cam Goldberg (anticipated Spring 2022 – Fall 2022).  Conditional transphobia? The impact of coming out before or after an interaction**.
  • Itzel Herrera Garcia (Spring 2022 – Fall 2002). Media representation of black people in relation to individual implicit bias** .
  • Freddie Hernandez (Fall 2021 – Spring 2022). Color me Impressed: using the lexical decision task  to understand color-word associations.**
  • Jess Rylander (Fall 2021 – Spring 2022). The effects of music-induced emotion on memory**.
  • Anya Swinchoski (Spring 2021 – Fall 2021). A Major Decision: Examining the Relationship between Emotional Intelligence, Acting with Awareness, and College Major Satisfaction**. (link)
  • Isabella Cruz-Vespa (Fall 2020 – Spring 2021). The College Choice: Adolescent Identity Uncertainty and Group Entitativity**. (link)
  • Poppy Sheehan (Fall 2020 – Spring 2021). Back to Wonderland: Can imaginative play improve creativity in adults? (link)
  • Gabriela Rosado Torres (Fall 2020 – Spring 2021). Music as Medicine: Supporting NASA’s Advancement into Long-Duration Space Missions. (link)
  • Kirsten Ostbirk (Spring 2020 – Fall 2020). The differences in attentional gradients between synesthetes and non-synesthetes identified through visual search**. (link)
  • Alina Augustin (Fall 2019 – Spring 2020). The effects of virtual reality on motor performance in the first person point of view**. (link)
  • Immanuel Zion (Fall 2019 – Spring 2020). The effect of smartphone separation and dependence on selective attention**. (link)
  • Nikolai Grumet (Fall 2018 – Spring 2019). Reducing panic through olfaction.
  • Rachael Rice (Fall 2018 – Spring 2019). How creating art impacts visual perception.**(link)
  • Elizabeth Fitzgerald (Spring 2018). Nothing tastes as good as starvation feels: Anorexia nervosa as a maladaptive mechanism of emotion regulation. (link)
  • Aileen Lian (Fall 2017 – Spring 2018). “Boys will be Boys”: Examining the relationship between men’s conformity to masculine norms and perceptions of psychological abuse.** (link)
    Winner of the 2018 Andrew Bernstein award for the best senior project in psychology at Bard College
  • Chanya Riddick (Fall 2017 – Spring 2018). The unwilling spectator: How secondary exposure to trauma through journalism effects emotional processing.** (link)
  • Sydnie Sinclair (Fall 2017 – Spring 2018). Cream of the crop of the bottom of the barrel: An exploration of the variation in susceptibility to social influences present in genocides. (link)
  • Eva Frishberg (Fall 2016 – Spring 2017). The impact of self-generated growth narrative on women’s persistence and effort on math tasks .** (link)
    Winner of the 2017 Andrew Bernstein award for the best senior project in psychology at Bard College
  • Sarah Genung (Fall 2016 – Spring 2017). Human chameleons: Are biracial individuals with integrated racial identities more prone to body dissatisfaction? (link)
  • Glenisha Givens (Fall 2016 – Spring 2017). Putting micro-aggressions under the microscope: Examining the effects of micro-aggressions on student engagement in the college classroom.** (link)
  • Maayan Eldar (Fall 2015 – Spring 2016). What’s your type?: Readability of fonts across native and non- native English speakers.** (link)
  • Zachary Goodman (Spring 2016). Contrasting substance abuse and mobile gaming addiction. (link)
  • Nicole Lang (Fall 2015 – Spring 2016). The influence of arousal on the perception of colors.** (link)
  • Veronika Mojzesova (Spring 2014 – Fall 2015). The difference in motor memory as a function of the characteristic movements of musical instruments. (link)
  • Michelle Lee. (Fall 2014 – Spring 2015). Eating disorders in Asian-American women: Self-esteem and fat phobia.** (link)