Psychology Students, Faculty Present at MPA Conference

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Psychology Students, Faculty Present at Midwestern Psychological Association Conference

Published: April 26, 2021.

The Lewis University Psychology Department was well-represented at the 94th Annual Conference of the Midwestern Psychological Association, which was held on April 22 - 24, 2021. Students Julie Heniff, Paige Smith, Leah Siwinski, and Thomas Koza presented their research along with five faculty members: Dr. Ed Kearney, professor, Dr. Phil Blankenship, assistant professor, Dr. Spence Campbell, assistant professor, Dr. Matt Domico, assistant professor, and Dr. Susan Sheffer, professor.

Lewis University presentations at the 94th Annual Conference of the Midwestern Psychological Association were:

Heniff, J., & Campbell, S. (2021, April 22-24). A reimagined alternative uses task: Creativity in the COVID-19 pandemic.. 94th  Annual Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago IL. (held virtually) 

Heniff, J., & Campbell, S. (2021, April 22-24). Replicating the framing effect: Effects of COVID-19 and political rhetoric. 94th  Annual Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago IL. (held virtually) 

Kearney, E.M. (2021, April 22 – 24). Uncertainty intolerance, compartmentalization, and development of a COVID-19 impact scale. 94th  Annual Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago IL. (held virtually) 

Koza, T., & Blankenship, P.A. (2021, April 22-24). From the lab to the I-pad: Using a novel smart-device application of the Morris water task to measure the influence of self-reported depressive symptoms on spatial ability in college students. 94th  Annual Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago IL. (held virtually) 

Sheffer, S.M., Kearney, E.M., Sauer, A., Dew, D., & Domico, M. (2021, April 22-24). Using behavioral science to minimize obstacles to effective learning. 94th  Annual Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago IL. (held virtually) 

Siwinski, L., & Blankenship, P.A. (2021, April 22-24). Down for the unknown: Differentiating patterns of trauma and PTSD symptomology through self-reported trauma exposure in single-role firefighters and paramedics. 94th  Annual Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago IL. (held virtually) 

Smith, P., Siwinski, L., & Blankenship, P.A. (2021, April 22-24). Put on your thinking app: (App)lying smart-device manipulatory scale spatial tasks to predict ambulatory-scale spatial performance. 94th  Annual Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago IL. (held virtually) 

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