Thursday, November 1, 2012

Students and Faculty Member Publish Paper

Six students, Brandy Dilgard, Cassie Mosley, Melissa Welch, Jessie Bates, Niki Valentine, and Lauren Goossens, along with Assistant Professor Diane Bonfiglio, had a paper accepted for publication in the journal Modern Psychological Studies. The paper, "Participation in a Priming Task Predicts Persistence," describes the results of two related studies in which the researchers attempted to alter participants' levels of optimism and then measured the amount of time students spent working on a set of difficult puzzles. The paper will appear in the Fall 2012 issue of the journal.