Gustavus Psychological Science Students Present at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference

Posted on May 15th, 2017 by

On April 29th, nine Gustavus Psychological Science students presented their research at the 2017 Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference held at St. Olaf College. The MUPC is held as a means of providing a forum for the presentation of original research, applications, and conceptual papers by undergraduate students.

The nine Gusties presented their own research as well as collaborative research with professors and their psychology peers from Gustavus. Research topics ranged from studying characteristics of emotion in children, to voting behavior in emerging adults, as well as satisfaction of residents in assisted living and many other topics in between.

When asked about their experiences at the conference all had nothing but good things to say.

“I loved the conference!! It was an amazing opportunity to explore the world of psychological science research. There were many diverse topics, and methods presented at the conference that were fascinating.” – Liz Toeben ‘18

“The conference was a great opportunity to present our research in a new place and interact with a new pool of people (rather than just our fellow psychology majors here at Gustavus!). It was great to be a part of a conference full of people doing awesome work in undergraduate research and I’m thankful for all the wonderful professors at Gustavus who encourage us to be a part of events like this!” – Callie Johnson ‘17

Callie Johnson ‘17, Natasha Behboudi ‘18, and Beth Hansen ‘17 presented their research on self-efficacy and self-esteem differences between athletes and non-athletes at the MUPC and are looking forward to presenting it again this November at the 2017 Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood Conference in Washington, DC.


Submitted by Marissa Smook ’17


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