Publications and Conference Presentations

Each year, students in the psychology department travel present their research at regional and national conferences. Listed below is a selection of some more recent presentations and publications.

Hurless, N., Mekic, A., Pena, S., Humphries, E., Gentry, H., & Nichols, D. (2013). Music genre preference and tempo alter alpha and beta waves in human non-musicians, Impulse, 1-11. Retrieved from http://impulse.appstate.edu/articles/2013/music-genre-preference-and-tempo-alter-alpha-and-beta-waves-human-non-musicians

Nichols, D., & Godwin, V. (2013). Examining interocular suppression time course with monocular and rivalrous gratings. Poster presented at the twenty fifth annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Washington, DC.  

VanNess, K., Hord, E., Keith, V., Urecki, C., Pena, J., Hurst, K, Buchholz, C., Fujimura, L., & Smith, R.   (2013). The relationship between personality and film preferences. Poster presented at the twenty fifth annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Washington, DC.  

Keith, V., Hurst, K., Pena, J., Urecki, C., VanNess, K., Hord, E., Buchholz, C., Smith, R., & Fujimura, L. (2013). The tall dark stranger: Does uncertainty make people seem more attractive? Poster  presented at the twenty fifth annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Washington, DC. 

Pena, J.S., Buchholz, C.T., Hord, E.K., VanNess, K.L., Keith, V.E., Hurst, K.Q., Urecki, C.Z., Fujimura, L.M., & Smith, R.D. (2013). What's your favorite song? Examining the complexity of musical preferences. Poster presented at the twenty fifth annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Urecki, C., Keith, V., Hord, E., VanNess, K., Pena, S., Bankert, M., & Buchholz, C. (2012, February). Examining close-mindedness and uncertainty's effects on the likelihood to hire ex-convicts. Poster presented at the fifty-seventh annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Bankert, M., VanNess, K., Hord, E., Pena, S., Keith, V., Urecki, C., & Buchholz, C. (2012, February). Individual preferences for uncertainty: An ironically pleasurable stimulus.  Poster presented at the fifty-seventh annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Boudrye, J. & Adkins, D. (2011, May). Reserving quiet time predicts face-to-face cell phone manners with friends. Poster presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Washington, DC.

Roberts, A. & Adkins, D. (2011, May). Using objective methodology to examine how teacher immediacy influences student participation. Poster presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Washington, DC.

Tripp, M. & Adkins, D. (2011, May). Predicting interaction with facebook friends: Examining personality, gender, and friendship strength. Poster presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, Washington, DC.

Nichols, D., Godwin, V., & Henley, C. (2011, October). Examining flash suppression time course. Southwest Virginia Life Science Forum, Roanoke, VA.

Urecki, C., Buchholz, C., Marsh, G., VanNess, K., Hoover, B., & Bankert, M. (2011, March). The complexity of melancholy: Music preference and the perception of music. Poster presented at the eighty first annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Cambridge, MA.

Bankert, M., Buchholz, C., Hoover, B., VanNess, K., Babbitt, A. & Urecki, C. (2011, March). Examining the relationship between individual differences in musical knowledge and music preference. Poster presented at the eighty first annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Cambridge, MA.

Babbitt, A., Buchholz, C., Urecki, C., Bankert, M. (2011, March). The effects of uncertainty on interpersonal relations in terms of prolonged satisfaction ratings. Poster presented at the eighty first annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Cambridge, MA.

Mutispaugh, L., & Beavers, M. (2008, April). The importance of music versus musical experience in music choice. Poster presented at the second annual L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Charlottesville, VA.

Beavers, M., & Mutispaugh, L.(2008, April). Does our personality predict music preference? Poster presented at the second annual L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Charlottesville, VA.

Ford, B., & Ray, J. (2008, April). The effects music on the perception of time. Poster presented at the second annual L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Charlottesville, VA.