Three Psychology Undergraduates Receive Awards for their Research

Friday, April 23rd marks the conclusion of Undergraduate Research Week, sponsored on the MU campus by the Office of Undergraduate Research.  More than 30 Psychology majors participated in the week’s biggest event, the Undergraduate Research and Creative Achievements Forum, which was held virtually this year.  Students participated by first submitting an application and 300 word abstract, and then presenting their research posters along with a video summary.  New this year, all abstracts were reviewed by at least 2 reviewers in order to determine the winners of the “Outstanding Award for Abstract Writing”.  Across all disciplines, 8 abstracts were awarded, and 3 of those were Psychology majors!  Congratulations to:

Skyler Carter

All mixed up:  Multiracial identity & existential isolation

Mentor:  Dr. Jamie Arndt


Olivia Jeckel

Linkages between neighborhood qualities and behavioral health for individuals on probation and parole

Mentor:  Dr. Charles  Borduin


Kathryn McCulloch

Role of marital relationship quality on different domains of sibling conflict
Mentor:  Dr. Nicole Campione-Barr


Students were notified of their awards during the virtual closing ceremonies.