Western psychology cohort presents at annual professional meeting

CULLOWHEE – Seven faculty members and about a dozen undergraduate and graduate students from Western Carolina University’s department of psychology recently attended the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association in Nashville, Tenn.

In addition to enjoying some great country music, the Western cohort gave the following research presentations, most of which were co-authored by faculty and students:

“Moderating effects of positive schemata between neuroticism and related constructs ” presented by Millie Abel, associate professor, and student Lindsay Owings.

“WAIS-III Object Assembly: Adequacy of replacement procedures using standardization data” presented by Shawn Acheson, assistant professor, and students Danielle Pickup and Nathan Roth.

“Measuring achievement-striving: A validational study” presented by David McCord, assistant professor, and students Natalie Harvey and Nathan Roth.

“Validity of the TABS Screening Scale with a special needs population” presented by Cathy Litty, visiting professor.

“Social factors influencing cognitive functioning and academic achievement ” presented by Scott Minor, professor, and Michele Alexander.

“Orgasm-associated lacrimal gland secretions (tears)” presented by Hal Herzog, professor, and student Heidi Morgan.

“What’s happening on the bus?” presented by Bruce Henderson, professor, and student Chris Williams.

For more information, contact the department of psychology at (828) 227-7361.