ASC psychology students present at regional conference

(05-07-2009)

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Juliana Chaparro, Wendy Kane, and Yesenia Palacios attend the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (RMPA) 79th annual convention.

Seven psychology students and two professors from Adams State College attended the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association's (RMPA) 79th annual convention in Albuquerque, N.M., April 16 through 18.

Alex Espinoza, Juliana Chaparro, Yesenia Palacios, Wendy Kane, Monica Medina, Krisitina Pham, and Lindsey Nelson accompanied Dr. Leslie Cramblet Alvarez, assistant professor of psychology, and Dr. Rob Demski, professor of psychology, to the conference. Four students presented posters during the conference, including "Effects of death salience and gender on romantic relationship commitment", by Chaparro and Palacios, supervised by Demski; "Achievement motivation and goal orientation: Does declaring a major matter?", by Espinoza, supervised Alvarez; "Race and views on humor in politically incorrect jokes", by Kane supervised by Dr. Brent King, assistant professor of psychology.

RMPA was founded in 1930 and is comprised of representatives of colleges and universities from Colorado, Arizona, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Utah, and Wyoming. During April of each year a convention is held to promote psychology as a science and allow for the sharing of knowledge, research, and psychological interventions. Psychology majors from Adams State with outstanding research projects are encouraged to apply for acceptance to present at the annual convention.

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