This year, three students presented research at WPUPC hosted by Gannon University.
For those interested in seeing RMU students "in action" at a conference, please take a peek at
the PHOTO GALLERY!
The links below are to the pdf versions of the poster handouts. You will need a pdf viewer (e.g., Adobe Acrobat) in order
to view these files.
Donya Bernier: Self-esteem was evaluated based on the presence
or absence of a significant other in acceptance and rejection situations. Hypothetical scenarios were utilized to include
acceptance and rejection conditions for individuals who either had a significant other, or did not have a significant
other. Thirty-nine undergraduates were asked to read these scenarios, and complete a self-esteem questionnaire from the
point-of-view of the individual in each scenario. The presence of a significant other did result in a higher self-esteem
score in acceptance situations (as opposed to acceptance without significant other). However, the presence of a
significant other did not lesson rejection's negative effect on self-esteem. Leah M. Fitzgerald & Angela Vegro: The present study
investigated the Teacher's Pet Phenomenon from the perspective of students. Participants read scenarios depicting
"deserving" and "undeserving" male and female teacher's pets and then answered questions about how bothered they thought a
typical student would be by each of the scenarios. Results showed an interaction between the sex of the teacher's pet and
whether they were deserving of the special attention or not. Specifically, participants were least bothered by deserving
pets who were female and most bothered by females who were undeserving of extra attention. This finding did not vary with
the sex of the participants. A possible reason for this outcome is discussed.
For those interested in seeing RMU students "in action" at a conference, please take a peek at the PHOTO GALLERY!
The links below are to the pdf versions of the poster handouts. You will need a pdf viewer (e.g., Adobe Acrobat) in order to view these files.