Three WT Students to Present at Southwestern Psychological Association Meeting

Jan. 30, 2019

CONTACT:    Dr. Danney Rasco, 806-651-2684, drasco@wtamu.edu

WT Students to Present at Southwestern Psychological Association Meeting

 

CANYON, Texas—Three students from the Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work at West Texas A&M University will present at the Southwestern Psychological Association Conference April 5-6 in Albuquerque, N.M.

Jaci Abbott, a graduate student in psychology from Cedar Hill, is presenting on the Intersection of Gender Stereotypes and Race: Automatic Responses. After graduation, she plans to attend a doctoral program in social psychology with an emphasis on social-cognitive biases related to race and gender. Abbott is interested in assessing the effectiveness of different approaches to diversity training.

Jason Rodin, a graduate student in psychology and statistics tutor from Amarillo, is presenting an introductory workshop on the statistics program R: Rticulate: An Introduction to Basic Coding and Analyses in R. After graduation, Rodin plans to attend a doctoral program in statistics, and he wants to contribute to improving the quality, accessibility and collaborative nature of research.

Shelby Day, a senior psychology major from Quanah, is presenting on Ethnicity Correspondence and Effects of a Closeness-Induction Task on Minority Student Retention. She is interested in improving life satisfaction and school satisfaction among students in primary and secondary education settings. Day intends to apply to graduate programs in school psychology.

In addition to their presentations, the students will attend other presentations and network with professionals from across the southwestern region of the United States. These interactions will provide students with new skills and perspectives as well as an opportunity to learn more about their options for graduate school.

Students will attend the conference with faculty advisers, Drs. Gary Byrd and Danney Rasco. Attendance is sponsored in part by the WTAMU Department of Psychology, Sociology and Social Work.

 

—WTAMU—


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