Psychology students to present research

Four senior psychology students will present the results of their independent research projects on Wednesday, May 4. The presentations will begin at 8 p.m. in room 313 of Van Peursem Hall.

The research was conducted for each student’s required senior thesis.

Matt Baird, Moville, Iowa, studied the effects of court-appointed community service on juveniles’ views of their crimes and consequences.

Chelsie Reed, Dayton, Wyo., researched the temporary effects of encouragement during a problem-solving task on college students’ self-esteem, self-efficacy and persistence.

Amanda Majerus, Sioux Center, Iowa, studied self-verification and its effects on roommate relationships.

And Alison Sadler, Eagle Grove, Iowa, researched the effects of IQ, personality and leadership ability in college students.