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CSURF

The Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum (CSURF) is an undergraduate conference sponsored by The Colorado College (CC), the United States Air Force Academy (USAFA), and the University of Colorado at Colorado Springs (UCCS). Initiated in 2004 and held annually, the conference highlights the accomplishments of undergraduates from these institutions. Students present their research in symposia or poster sessions. The event rotates annually between the three campuses and is open to the public.

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Colorado College Psychology Department Presenters

Eleventh Annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum

United States Air Force Academy, April 12, 2014
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2014 CSURF

Melissa Barnes
Advisor: Emily Chan
Rural Stereotype Threat: The Relationship with Prejudice Behavior within an In-Group

Katherine Duker
Advisor: John Horner
The Effect of Arts Training on Emotions Regulation

Arianna Gentile-Polese
Advisor: John Horner
Representational Drawing and Spatial Ability: Exploring the Process of Creating Visual Art

Claire McNellan
Advisor: Kristi Erdal
Movement Therapy for Parkinson's Disease

Shaina Riciputi
Advisor: Kristi Erdal
The Effects of Stereotype Threat on Student-Athlete Math Performance

Abigail Sawyer
Advisor: Lori Driscoll
The Effects of Prenatal Stress and FGFR2 on Anxiety and Locomotion and the GABAergic System in the Hippocampus

Jenny Wool
Advisor: Tomi-Ann Roberts
Gender Differences in Proprioceptive Effects of Tilted Faces

Roshni Patel, Erica Hoffman, Laura DiRusso, Nicolas Ravitch
Advisor: Emily Chan
The Effects of Learning Orientation on Motivation and Test Performance

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Tenth Annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum

Centennial & Berger Halls, University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, April 13, 2013
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Elizabeth Burrus2013 CSURF
Advisor: Tricia Waters
The Developmental Relationship Between Theory of Mind and the Understanding of Emotions in Children with High Functioning Autism

Alexander Glassman
Advisor: Tomi-Ann Roberts
The Gift of Giving: Philanthropy as a Path to Self-Actualization

Nicholas Johnson
Advisor: Bob Jacobs
Comparative Morphology of Cerebellar Cortex Neurons in Clouded Leopard, Siberian Tiger, Humpback Whale, and Chimpanzee

Laura Lee
Advisor: Bob Jacobs
Neocortical Neuronal Morphology in the Infant Giraffe and Infant Elephant

Rebecca Twombly
Advisor: Lori Driscoll
The Effect of Polybrominated Diphenyl Ether Mixture DE-71 on Perceptual Attentional Set Shifting in Rats

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Ninth Annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum

Edith Kinney Gaylord Cornerstone Arts Center, The Colorado College, April 28, 2012
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Juan Arias2012 CSURF
Advisors: Lori Driscoll & Francia Restrepo
Determining Caffeine Pharmacokinetics in Rat Blood and Brain Using High-Performance Liquid Chromatography

Amrit Calhoun
Advisor: Tricia Waters
Bridging Theory and Evidence to Illuminate Future Directions of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy

Christina Draganich
Advisor: Kristi Erdal
Placebo Effects: Perceived Sleep Quality Affects Cognitive Functioning

James Haran
Advisor: Lori Driscoll
Effects of DE-71 Exposure on Spatial Learning and Reference Memory in Rats: Attenuation by Thyroid Hormone Supplementation

Tessa Harland & Deborah Kennedy
Advisor: Bob Jacobs
Neuromorphology of Giraffe (Giraffa camelopardalis) Visual and Motor Cortices

Cobun Keegan
Advisor: Emily Chan
Exploration of the Fundamental Dimensions of Social Perception in the Legal Domain

Katrina Kutchko
Advisors: Jessica Siltberg-Liberles & John Horner
Creating Melanin, Melatonin, and Monoamine Neurotransmitters: The Evolution of the Tyrosine and Tryptophan Metabolic Pathways

Marina Leith
Advisor: Tomi-Ann Roberts
What I Look Like in 'Real Life': Wilderness Therapy as Treatment for Self-Objectification in Adolescent Girls

Megan Lieb
Advisor: Lori Driscoll
Effects of Exposure to DE-71 on Visual Discrimination Learning in Rats and the Attenuation Effects of Levothyroxine

Allison Lurie
Advisor: Tricia Waters
Gender and Gender Stereotypy in Classroom Interactions

Claire Mann
Advisors: Lori Driscoll & Deanna M. Barch
Spared and Impaired Aspects of Motivated Cognitive Control in Schizophrenia

Jeffrey Nadel
Advisor: Kristi Erdal
The Neuropsychological and Cognitive Impacts of Deep Brain Stimulation in Treating Parkingson's Disease

Eleanor Olson
Advisor: John Horner
A Cross-Sectional Study on the Development of Sharing Behavior: An Evolutionary Perspective

Charlotte Pfeffer
Advisor: Kristi Erdal
Community Perceptions of Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder in Northern Uganda

Kathryn Post
Advisor: Tomi-Ann Roberts
The Power of Yucky: Can Disgust Embodiment be Desensitized

Margaret Hild Schott
Advisor: John Horner
Effects of Processing Fluency on Readers' Judgments

Shiho Ushijima
Advisor: Emily Chan
Predictors of Appearance-Contingent Self-Worth

Devin Wahl
Advisor: Bob Jacobs
Comparative Neuromorphology of Florida Manatee, Giraffe, African Elephant, ad Human Cerebellar Cortex 

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Eigth Annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum

United States Air Force Academy, April 30, 2011
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Eric Einstein2011 CSURF
Advisor: Emily Chan
Influence of Solicitation Framing on Non-Profit Giving 

Matthew Franco
Advisor: Lori Driscoll
Exploring the Thyroid-Disrupting Effects of Developmental Exposure to Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers on Reference Memory in Rats

Caroline Janeway & Courtney Townshend
Advisor: Bob Jacobs
Quantitative Neuromorphology in Cetacea: Bottlenose Dolphins (Turisops truncatus), North Atlantic Minke Whale (Balaenoptera acutorostrata), and Humpback Whale (Megaptera novaeangliae)

Khanhsong Nguyen
Advisor: Kristi Erdal
Predicting Homicide among Individuals with Schizophrenia

Alison Rhoads
Advisor: Lori Driscoll
Levothyroxine Supplementation to Attenuate the Effects of Exposure to Polybrominated Diphenyl Ethers on Sustained Attention in Rats

Maggie Seay
Advisor: Lori Driscoll
Effects of Acute Postnatal Exposure to DE-71 on Five Port Visual Discrimination Learning in Rats 

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Seventh Annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, April 10, 2010
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2010 CSURF

Annisa Harsha
Advisor: Tomi-Ann Roberts
The Hooking Up Culture in College

Samara Haver
Advisor: Tricia Waters
The Neuronal Basis of Theory of Mind in the Autistic Brain

Sarah Lukens
Advisor: Tricia Waters
Wilderness Therapy and Family Systems Change

Kameron Moding
Advisor: Tricia Waters
The Importance of Measuring Importance: Linking Sport Involvement to Self-Esteem

Scarlett Prati
Advisor: Kristi Erdal
Malingering on Concussion Baseline Testing in Athletes

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Sixth Annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum

Palmer Hall, The Colorado College, April 11, 2009

Andrew Abeyta
Advisor: Emily Chan
Extending Stereotype Threat to Low-Income Parents: Impact on Parenting Style and Behavior

Kaeley Anderson
Advisor: Bob Jacobs
The Morphology of Supragranular Pyramidal Neurons in the Human Insular Cortex:
A Quantitative Golgi Study

Kelli Christensen
Advisor: Tomi-Ann Roberts
Girls Gone Mild: An Intervention to Combat Sexualization in Middle School Girls

Briana Cushing
Advisor: Tricia Waters
Exploring the Developmental Deficits of Children of Adolescent Mothers:
Implications for Intervention

Jeanna Del Vecchio
Advisor: Kristi Erdal
The Relationship of Alzheimer's Disease to the Human Prion Diseases
Through Shared Biochemistry and Pathology

Farrell Frankel
Advisor: Emily Chan
The Impact of Visual Layout and Mental Schemas on Perception

Mariah Golden
Advisor: Tricia Waters
Understanding Self-Conscious Emotions: The Developmental Relationship Between
Theory of Mind and Emotion in Children with Asperger's Syndrome

Sarah Huff
Advisor: Emily Chan
Cultural Influence on the Self-Concept, Aesthetic Preference, and Artistic Representation of the Self:
An Empirical Study in the United States and Guatemala

Kelsey Patterson
Advisor: Tomi-Ann Roberts
She Stoops to Conquer? How Posture Interacts with Self-Objectification and Status
to Impact Women's Affect and Performance

Hannah Potvin
Advisor: Lori Driscoll
Effects of Education and Varied Hand Sanitizer Access on Student Illness Rates in a College Setting

Sarah Stults
Advisor: John Horner
The Discriminability of Playing Card Dimensions: Color and Suit

Ashley Teter
Advisor: Tricia Waters
Reflective Judgment in the First Year Experience Course

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Fifth Annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum

United States Air Force Academy, April 12, 2008

Kierin Amundson
Advisor: Emily Chan
The Shooter Bias and the Effects of Regulatory Focus

Vanessa Baltazar
Advisor: Tomi-Ann Roberts
Sexy too soon? Exploring Reactions to Sexualized Images of Youth

Jessica Bolen
Advisor: Kristi Erdal
Constructing Coherent Storyline Narratives:
Emotional Understanding Among Children and Adolescents with Asperger's Syndrome

Brian L. Bones
Advisor: Bob Jacobs
Regional Variation of Basilar Dendrites from Supragranular Pyramidal Neurons of the Insula Cortex:
A Quantitative Golgi Study

Lee Eakin
Advisor: Tomi-Ann Roberts
I Laughed Until I Died:
Exploring Terror Management Theory and the Stress-Moderating Effects of Laughter

Jennifer Mendoza
Advisor: Bob Jacobs
Does Musical Training Enhance Language Abilities?

Elizabeth Weiss
Advisor: Emily Chan
Effects of Regulatory Focus Priming and Smoking in Movies on People's Attitudes Towards Cigarettes

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Fourth Annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum

University of Colorado at Colorado Springs, April 14, 2007

Laura Snow Benoit
Advisor: Emily Chan
Morality Framing vs. Competence Framing: What Do People Value in Business?

Betsy Burkett
Advisor: Emily Chan
How Does the Number of Options Impact Our Satisfaction with the Choices We Make?

Sarah McKellar
Advisor: Tricia Waters
Strengthening Coping and Self-Perception of Homeless Children:
The Efficacy of a Curriculum-Based Support Group Intervention

Kathleen A. Steinberg
Advisor: John Horner
False Memories for Positive Emotions, Negative Emotions, and Neutral Word Lists

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Third Annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum

The Colorado College, April 29, 2006

Rebecca Gados
Advisor: Cathey Weir
Life Satisfaction of Nicaraguan Immigrants Living in Costa Rica

Amanda Gibson
Advisor: Lori Driscoll
Effects of Chronic Postnatal Exposure to
Polybrominated Diphenyl

Cameron Lowe
Advisor: Emily Chan
Satisfaction with Product Selection:
Amount of Choices, Product Types, and Evaluative Framework

Angela Schillaci
Advisor: Tomi-Ann Roberts
Psychological Explorations of Vicarious Trauma in Victim Advocates

Perry Wright
Advisor: Kristi Erdal
Sport Superstition as a Function of Level of Difficulty

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Second Annual Colorado Springs Undergraduate Research Forum

United States Air Force Academy, April 30, 2005

Whitney Dunn
Advisor: Kristi Erdal
Perceived Competence in Medicine: The Effects of Gender and Profession

Charles Hass
Advisor: Bob Jacobs
Dendritic Morphometrics of Human Insular Pyramidal Neurons

Jennifer Sackett
Advisor: Tomi-Ann Roberts
Are the Disgust Response and the Understanding of Death Developmentally Related?

Namrita Singh
Advisor: Kristi Erdal
Azeri Attitudes Towards Depressive Disorder and its Treatment:
A Comparison between Refugee and Student Populations

Emily Taplin
Advisor: Tomi-Ann Roberts
Embarrassment and the Body:
Evidence for Further Gender Differences in Embarrassment

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