The Catawba College Psychology Department faculty and six students attended the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) in Jacksonville, Florida on March 20-23.
Students attending and presenting were Jaida Henderson of Creedmoor.; Abigail Alger of Palmyra, Pa.; Makenna Pate of China Grove; Malorie Ritchie of Salisbury; Rochelle Waldroop of Kannapolis; and Emily Fogleman of Liberty. While there, the faculty and students heard talks, attended workshops, visited posters, and took part in symposia.
Dr. Sheila Brownlow, professor and chair of Psychology, authored several papers with her students and one of which included a Catawba College Psychology faculty colleague, Dr. Amy Holmes. These papers included:
- "Do Job Types of Job Behaviors Prime Self- and Other Perceptions? authored by Jaida
- Henderson, Sheila Brownlow, Sierra Thompson, & Leslie Valle;
- "How Social Status Influences Use of "Affect Language" on Instagram" authored by Abigail Alger,
- Makenna Pate, Sheila Brownlow, & Natalie Naturile;
- "Negative Emotion and Bias as a Function of Small Spaces" authored by Malorie Ritchie, Sheila
- Brownlow, & Marcia-Mariel Erhart;
- "Can Space Constraints Influence Implicit Egotism Trough Name-Letter Matching?" authored by
- Emily Fogleman, Casey Day, Sophie Hirsch, Madison McFadden, & Sheila Brownlow;
- and "Music Study and Divergent Thinking" authored by Rochelle Waldroop, Sheila Brownlow,
- Margaret Morefield, Brian Peralta, & Amy Holmes.
Catawba's Dr. Erin Wood served as a panelist in a symposium on engaging teaching activities, while Dr. Jennifer Klebaur served on the Program Committee and presided at a poster session.
Additionally, Dr. Brownlow served as a panelist during a session at the meeting titled "So you want to be a department chair?" She also presided over two sessions at the annual meeting.