On April 21, psychology majors presented their research projects to fellow students and psychology professionals at the 37th Mid-America Undergraduate Psychology Research Conference (MAUPRC).
The aim of the MAUPRC is to allow psychology students the opportunity to present their research in a professional setting. This year, MAUPRC was held at Eastern Illinois University.
This year, research topics ranged from Sarah Repp’s “Negative Attitudes Surrounding Older Adults With Severe Mental Illness” to Madison Harper’s “The Influence of Companion Animals on the Quality of Life of Adolescents.”
Other research projects included Kayla Medaris’ “Beyond a Bruise: When Abuse Becomes Emotional Baggage,” Sebastian Baxter’s “Is Free Play Important in the Development of Perceived Social Support?” and Marah Vasquez’s “The Relationship Between Exposure to Intimate Partner Violence as a Child and Adult Romantic Relationships.” The MAUPRC presentations were the culmination of a year-long dedication to research on a topic of choice, including surveys and literature reviews.
Senior psychology major Beccah Teller said of the conference, “I loved getting to see mine and my classmates’ work come to fruition. After a year of research, it was fun to share that knowledge with other scholars.”
Yesterday, the students had the opportunity to present their research posters to other AU students and faculty at Scholar’s Day in Reardon Auditorium lobby.
Full-length videos of all the MAUPRC presentations can be found on the Anderson University Psych Club Facebook page.