New Psychology Research Aims to Help Diverse Group of Those in Need
Research presentations from faculty and students in the University of Cincinnati's Department of Psychology were given at the
, held Aug. 7-10 in Washington, D.C. More than 11,000 psychology professionals, scholars and students from around the world annually attend APAs convention.
Among the UC research presentations were:
Mary Jean Amon, a doctoral student in the University of Cincinnatis psychology program, presented "Effect of Stereotype Activation on STEM Womens Career Narratives." Her study uncovered three themes that emerged as women examined the effects of gender stereotypes in math- and science-related fields: career strategies, barriers to achievement and buffering strategies.
Luis Favela, a graduate student in philosophy and psychology, presented his research "Augmenting the Sensory Judgment Abilities of the Visually Impaired." Favela's research was aimed at visually impaired Americans, and his results could spark development of advanced tools to help this diverse and growing population navigate the blurred edges of everyday life.
Assistant professor of psychology Bridgette Peteet's presentation "Racial Socialization As Protective Factor for Impostorism in African-American College Students" was based on research she co-authored. Her study of the impostor phenomenon may help African-American college students fight feelings of phoniness when it comes to their academic achievements.
University of Cincinnati graduate student Chizara Ahuama-Jonas presented her research "Abuse History, Sexual Relationship Power, and Risky Sexual Behavior in Substance-Using Women." Ahuama-Jonas investigated whether sexual relationship power weakens the link between previous abuse and engaging in risky sexual behaviors.