Psychology Senior Project Students at All-Time High
This year, the psychology department has an all-time high for the number of senior project students it is sponsoring. Senior projects in the psychology department are independent research
projects conducted by psychology majors under the supervision of the department staff.
Independent research typically consists of an empirical investigation of a topic related to
psychology. Senior project students carry out research on the project and present their findings in
a presentation to the faculty and at the SLU Festival of Science. Past projects have included
topics such as sleep patterns, emotions and memory, organizational structure, Reverse
Culture Shock, adolescent decision making, and neuro functions in mice.
Current students and advisors this year are: Grace Archibald, Lauren Reed, Brittany
Taylor, and Lamara Woodcock under the supervision of Tom Greene; Kari Elliot and Jeff Gill
under the supervision of Ron Sigmundi; Megan Derby, Maia Schierber and Lisa VanderVoort
under the supervision of Alan Searleman & Serge Onyper; Jack Gilbert and Sam Gradess under
the supervision of Serge Onyper & Pam Thacher; Caitlin Smith and Katie Vensel under the
supervision of Cheryl Stuntz; Josh LeBlanc, Brendan McGrath and Karley Patnode under the
supervision of Jim Fryer; Alissa Beideck under the supervision of Cathy Crosby-Currie;
Larissa Hoffman-Terry under the supervision of Loraina Ghiraldi; and Priscilla Morrison and
Abby Stanton under the supervision of Bill DeCoteau.
More to come on each student and their research topics! Anyone wanting to see final
results may come to the SLU Festival of Science.