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Students present to Midwestern Psychology Association

Lewis University psychology students present research to Midwestern Psychology Association

Published: February 1, 2013.

Six Lewis University Psychology students will be presenting their undergraduate research May 2-4 at the 85th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago. Timothy Roberts, Stephanie Tribo, Atrina Slabich, Kathryn Strait, Corinna Szczblewski and Christopher Biag are presenting research. The students underwent a rigorous review of their research by various faculty members.

“These stellar students showed their hard work and dedication by taking part in the research process. They conducted extensive data collection and analyses, and submitted a formal paper of their work,” commented Dr. Valerie Hill, assistant psychology professor and undergraduate program director at Lewis University.

“The presenting of their work at this professional conference continues a 28-year heritage of presenting and publishing student research within the Psychology Department.” She continued, “In addition, many students have gone on for graduate work and strong careers within the field of psychology. We have wonderful students and are extremely proud of their accomplishments.”

With Psychology Professor Dr. Chwan-Shyang Jih, as their sponsor, Kathryn Strait and Christopher Biag will present, "College Student's Attitudes towards Poverty Class Based on Religiosity." Corinna Szczblewski, also sponsored by Jih, will present, "Healthy Behaviors, Happiness, and Academic Success in College Students."

With Hill as her sponsor, Atrina Slabich will present, "College Student Demographics Associated with Perfectionism."

Jih is also sponsoring Stephanie Tribo, who will present, "The Influence of Parental Involvement on Academic Achievement and College Student's Perceived Importance of Academics." In addition to Tribo, Jih will sponsor Timothy Roberts, who will present, "Smartphone Usage on College Campus."

Lewis University is a Catholic university offering distinctive undergraduate and graduate programs to more than 6,500 traditional and adult students. Lewis offers multiple campus locations, online degree programs, and a variety of formats that provide accessibility and convenience to a growing student population. Sponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, Lewis prepares intellectually engaged, ethically grounded, globally connected, and socially responsible graduates. The seventh largest private not-for-profit university in Illinois, Lewis has been nationally recognized by The Princeton Review and U.S. News & World Report.

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