Monday, January 31, 2011

AU Student Presents Research at International Psychology Conference

Congratulations to Rachel Carson, a sophomore Psychology major, for presenting the results of a research project at the 2011 Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  SPSP is a very popular international conference, and this year was no exception -- there were over 3100 attendees!  The research Rachel presented was done in collaboration with her advisor, Dr. Brent Mattingly, as well as Dr. Gary Lewandowski of Monmouth University.  The project examined how engaging in activities that expand individuals' sense of self increased the cognitive effort individuals exerted on a subsequent task.