Psychology students present research at ACCA symposium

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Psychology students present research at ACCA symposium

Published: May 17, 2013.

Six Lewis University Psychology students presented work at the 46th annual Associated Colleges of the Chicago Area Student Symposium at Elmhurst College.

ACCA is a consortium of 15 private liberal arts colleges that was formed in 1966 to promote cooperation in education and training in the sciences. The symposium provides an opportunity for students to speak to an interested audience on a meaningful academic topic. It is an educational experience that helps students organize their thinking and address groups of people. Students are given the opportunity to verbally share the excitement of their intellectual labors and discoveries in a formal, 15-minute presentation and receive feedback and ideas from the audience.

The following students presented posters:

  • Stefanie Holden presented “The Effect of Males' Appearance and Personality on Females' Perception.” Dr. Valerie Hill, assistant professor & undergraduate program director, served as her faculty advisor.
  • Donna Lordi-Schaefer presented, “Judgment of Non-Normative Gender Roles.” Dr. Mary Vandendorpe, professor emerita, served as her faculty advisor.
  • Danielle Mosher presented “Social Media Use and Social Involvement.” Hill served as her faculty advisor.
  • Maggie Samples presented “Factors that Affect Job Satisfaction.” Hill served as her faculty advisor.

Christopher Biag and Kathryn Strait gave an oral presentation “College Student's Attitudes toward Poverty Class Based on Religiosity.” Dr. Chwan-Shyang Jih, professor, served as faculty advisor.

Lewis University Psychology students have been presenting and publishing research for 29 years. Lewis University offers a bachelor’s degree in psychology and a psychology degree for the high school teaching certificate. The psychology program helps students appreciate the diversity of human experience with a curriculum focused on personal growth as well as intellectual challenge.

Lewis University is a Catholic university in the Lasallian tradition 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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