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    • The effects of labeling and social desirability on perceived success of a learning disabled student 

      Hunt, Faith G. (2006-09-20)
      This research examined the effects of specific learning disability labels and participant social desirability scores on peer judgments of a target person's social and academic success. Participants were given a description ...
    • Attitudes toward the willingness to help 

      Query, Patricia F. (2006-09-20)
      The social psychological issue of bystander intervention and helping behavior has been widely studied in a variety of situations ranging from direct observation of helping behavior to self-report indications of willingness ...
    • The effects of odor on compliance and willingness to volunteer 

      James, Anne L. (2006-09-20)
      The present study focused on the effects of lavender and peppermint ambient odor on compliance and volunteerism. It was hypothesized that participants exposed to peppermint oil versus lavender oil versus no odor would be ...
    • How drive for thinness moderates the influence of media on female body image 

      Pavelo, Maria (2006-09-20)
      This study was designed to investigate how drive for thinness moderates the influence of media on female body image and self-esteem. Drive for thinness is defined as an excessive concern with dieting, preoccupation with ...
    • The effects of gender and facial expressions on human interaction 

      Husvar, Brian (2006-09-20)
      This experiment explores the effects of a supermarket clerk's facial expression and the effects of the clerk's gender on the subsequent interaction between the clerk and customer. One hypothesis of this experiment was that ...
    • Does rap or rock music provoke violent behavior? 

      Tropeano, Eliana (2006-09-20)
      This study examined whether or not watching a violent music video would provoke individuals to answer questions with violent responses. Eleven participants watched a violent music video, 11 participants watched a nonviolent ...
    • Editorial: Birth of a Journal 

      Barrett, Daniel (2006-09-25)
    • Empathy as an indicator of subsequent altruistic behavior 

      Stutz, Francisca; Crispino, Michelle (2007-06-12)
      Helping behavior and its motivation has been a popular topic of discussion throughout the centuries. Some researchers suggest that we are able to help others for altruistic reasons if we feel empathy for them. Others say ...
    • Investigating gender stereotypes in elementary education 

      Calvanese, Matthew M. (2007-06-12)
      Education is home to one of America's most pervasive gender stereotypes. A disproportionately low frequency of male elementary school teachers has reinforced such stereotypes. This study was designed to investigate gender ...
    • Physiological measures of math anxiety as a function of wording 

      Medeiros, Kristen; Leclerq, Stephanie (2007-06-12)
      Research on the physiological effects of math anxiety is inconsistent. In this study, an electroencephalograph (EEG) machine was used to measure the cortical activity of 6 volunteer undergraduate students while each memorized ...
    • Stereotyping: the effect of author's education on perceived writing ability 

      Serphillips, Heather (2007-06-12)
      The current study evaluated educational achievement stereotyping and its presence in reading. Ninety-one undergraduate participants read the same article with varying authors and answered the same questionnaire. There were ...
    • Character and crime: the effects of self-identity and decision making strategies 

      Kyek, Rosa (2007-06-12)
      A new variable, the Self-Identification Factor (i.e. the extent to which an individual can identify or relate to another person) may override other variables thought to influence suggestions for punishment. Level of ...
    • Live or die? Effects of anonymity on moral decisions 

      Crayco, Kim (2007-06-12)
      Do morals change due to a specific situation? Thirty undergraduate students solved a series of moral dilemmas under one of two conditions. Participants were lead to believe they were going to discuss their answers in ...
    • The effect of television on time spent completing an assignment 

      Simcoe, Tina; Samaha, Melinda L. (2007-06-12)
      This study was designed to examine the effects of watching television on the amount of time it takes to complete a given assignment. Twenty participants were given an assignment to complete and were timed. Half of the ...
    • Is the perceived humor of a video clip affected by a smile? 

      Samaha, Melinda L.; Simcoe, Tina (2007-06-12)
      In the past there have been many conflicting results from research done on the relationship between smiling and its effect on emotional responses. This experiment tested the theory that if a participant's mouth is manipulated ...
    • The effects of note taking and mental rehearsal on memory 

      DeWitt, Sharon (2007-06-12)
      This study examined the effects of the use of two memory aids, note taking and mental rehearsal, on memory. Thirty-four undergraduate college students were assigned to either take notes on or think about words and ideas ...
    • Effects of modality: examining the influence of auditory and visual formats on false recognition 

      Van Buskirk, Christa I. (2007-06-12)
      The present study investigated the effects of modality (method of presentation) on false memory. It was hypothesized that an auditory format (audio tape) would produce a significantly greater incidence of false memory ...
    • The effect of teacher likability on student compliance 

      Morgan, Theresa Z.; Bergeron, Angela (2007-06-12)
      This study examined the effects of teacher likability on student compliance. Thirty undergraduate students participated in this study. The participants were given a description of a fictitious college professor. One group ...
    • Editorial: Onward and Upward! 

      Barrett, Daniel (2007-06-12)
      In Spring of 2006 we were very excited to see the fruition of a year of hard work on the Journal of Undergraduate Psychological Research. Not only was the journal published on time, the cover colorful and attractive, the ...
    • Insights into Women's Seders 

      Stambler, Leah (2008-04-08)
      Women's seders have been growing in popularity around the world. Organizations in Israel, Britain, Canada and across the United States now sponsor women's seders. They have become increasingly common in recent years for ...