Active researchers as well as teachers, Trinity's psychology faculty welcome collaborative work with students. Students involved in research assistantships earn academic credit and the privilege of sharing in the presentation of results to both the Department and professional organizations - an experience seldom open to undergraduates. Recent research projects have included Effects of Race and Gender on Coping Styles, The Effects of Ability Grouping and Cooperative Learning on Seventh Graders' Friendships at School; The Behavioral Effects of Kappa-Opioid-Receptor Stimulation on Neonatal Rats; and The Consequences of Retaliatory Aggression Against Siblings and Peers: Urban Minority Children's Expectations.
If you are interested in doing research with an individual faculty member, please fill out an application and email it to the faculty member.
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Here are some recent research papers and presentations co-authored by Trinity psychology students.
Bronzino, J.D., Kehoe, P., *Golas, B., *Vivona, C., & Morgane, P. (1999). Hippocampal neurochemical and electrophysiological measures from freely moving rats. Experimental Neurology, 155, 150-155.
Brudzynski, S.M., Kehoe, P. & *Callahan, M. (1999). Sonographic structure of isolation-induced ultrasonic calls of rat pups. Developmental Psychobiology, 34, 195-204.
Byrne, M.* & Raskin, S. (1996). Aging cognitive functions. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco, CA.
Hennessy, M., Kehoe, P. & *Callahan, M. Do central CRF receptors mediate behavioral effects of peripheral CRF injection in the guinea pig? Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, Vol. 24, Los Angeles, CA, November, 1998.
*Hitchcock, S., *Singer, M., & Haberlandt, K. Accuracy and response times in forward and backward recall. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, November, 2000, New Orleans, LA.
Kehoe, P., Shoemaker, W.J., Arons, C. & Triano, L., Suresh, G. (1998). Repeated isolation stress in the neonatal rat: Relation to brain dopamine systems in the 10-day-old rat. Behavioral Neuroscience, 112, 1466-1474.
*Kostek, A., Reuman, D. & Anselmi, D. "Are Parental Conversational Patterns and Behaviors Predictive of Children's Gendered Stereotyping of Emotions?" Paper presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, April, 1999.
McCormick, C.M., Kehoe, P., & *Kovacs, S. (1998). Corticosterone release in response to repeated, short episodes of neonatal isolation: Evidence of sensitization. International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience, 16, 175-185.
Murphy, N*.& Raskin, S. (1998). Cognitive Deficits in Individuals with Eating Disorders. International Neuropsychological Society, Budapest, Hungary.
Nicol, T.* & Raskin, S. (1997). Remediation of executive function deficits using verbal mediation. Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, MA.
Palmese, C*. & Raskin, S. (2000). The rehabilitation of attention in individuals with mild traumatic brain injury, using the APT-II programme. Brain Injury, 14, 535-548
Reuman, D., & *Delaney, K. (April, 2001). Academic rigor in college: Course standards, accountability, and student engagement. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Seattle, WA.
*Weingartner, K., Kehoe, P., * McCormick, C. Impaired performance on an object recognition task in adults previously stressed as neonates. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, Vol. 24, Los Angeles, CA., November, 1998.
* Trinity College student