Leigh Ann Vaughn, Barney Beins, and their students presented their research at the annual convention of the Eastern Psychological Association in New York City on March 5 and 6, 2010.
Associate professor of psychology Leigh Ann Vaughn and her Social
Judgment Research Team students (Kathryn Childs '11, Rachel Ellsworth '11,
Madeline Lormand '10, Claire Maschinski '11, and Paul Nino '11) and alumni (Gregory
Spirer '09 and Stephanie Swan '09) presented two posters about their research.
The titles of these presentations were:
* "Optimism, mindfulness, promotion pride and prevention pride as
predictors of subjective well-being"
* "When dreams are more important than waking thoughts: The role of
Professor Vaughn also presented an oral talk entitled, "Transportation
likelihood and persuasion via narratives: Effects of regulatory fit."
Professor of psychology Barney Beins and his Humor Research Team
students (Katharina Carella '10 and Aliyah Emas '10) presented two posters about
their research. The titles of these presentations were:
* "Expectations of offensiveness in humor - a reverse priming effect"
* "Sexism and priming for offensiveness in humor"
Professor Beins presented two oral talks entitled, "Are we more
intelligent about intelligence than a century ago?" and an invited
presentation, "Workshop on teaching testing and individual differences
in introductory and AP psychology."
This professional conference draws attendees and presenters from
colleges and universities across the northeastern United States and from
several foreign countries. The students were fully supported by an H&S
Educational Fund Grant of $1,800 awarded to Leigh Ann Vaughn and Barney