Student-Faculty Research


The psychology faculty at Berry College are actively involved in a variety of research topics. An important aspect of our mission is to provide students with hands-on experience in designing, carrying out and presenting research findings conducted at the college. As such, we encourage student scholarship in the form of sponsored independent research, co-authored papers and presentation of research findings at local, regional and national meetings. Below are representative publications and presentations involving current and former Berry College students (in bold). 

2015

Bennett, G., & V. Bissonnette.  Symposium presentation.  “Take me as I am:  The Morality and Self-Image of the Dark Triad Personality.”  Presented at the annual Symposium on Student Scholarship.  Berry College, April 2015.

Cowart, E., & V. Bissonnette.  Symposium poster presentation.  “A Study in Self-Concept and Dispositional Aggression.”  Poster presented at the annual Symposium on Student Scholarship.  Berry College, April 2015.

Kirkpatrick, B., K.A. Diliberto-Macaluso, & C.A. Dexter.  “The Use of Digital and Traditional Art-Making to Decrease a Negative Mood and Pulse Rate in Children.”  Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science’s annual meeting. New York, NY. May 2015.

Smyth, A., K.A. Diliberto-Macaluso, & C.A. Dexter.  “The Influence of Body Movements on Encoding and Story Recall in Preschool Aged Children.”  Poster presented at the annual Symposium on Student Scholarship.  Berry College, April 2015.

Stephens, O., & J. Johnson-Pynn.  “A Critical Analysis of Purpose in Life as a Tool for Improving Developmental Outcomes in Youth.”  Poster presented at the annual Symposium on Student Scholarship.  Berry College, April 2015.

Beasley, A., S. Moquin, B. Perry, A. Stryker, & J. Johnson-Pynn.  “Flying High: Determining the Impact of Social Media and Webcams on Wildlife Conservation.”  Poster presented at the annual Symposium on Student Scholarship.  Berry College, April 2015.


2014

Anglin, A., J. McDowell and C.A. Dexter.  “Conversations on Sustainable Coalitions – Staying at the Table.”  Presented at annual meeting of the American Psychological Association.  Washington, D.C., August 2014.

Ingram, R., V. Bissonnette and T. Johnson.  “Cyber-Bullying in Middle School Children.”  Poster presented at the 26 Annual Convention of the American for Psychological Science. CA.  May, 2014.

Estevez, D. & K.A. Diliberto-Macaluso.  “Effects of Music Valence, Posture, and Social Facilitation on Perceived Waiting Time.”  Poster presented at the 26th annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science.  CA. May, 2014.

Wright, K., & M. R. Haney.  “Impact of a Five-Week Health Intervention on Self-Esteem in a Population of Adults with DD.”  Poster presented at the annual Symposium on Student Scholarship.  Berry College, April 2014.

Baker, C., & M.R. Haney.  “Identity Formation and Sexual Orientation in Young Adult Women.”   Poster presented at the annual Symposium on Student Scholarship.  Berry College, April 2014.

Fisher, K., & M.R. Haney.  “Evaluating Self-Esteem in Adults with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities.”   Poster presented at the annual Symposium on Student Scholarship.  Berry College, April 2014.


2013

Dziurzynski,K., and J. Azar-Dickens.  “The Effects of Trauma and Stress on Law Enforcement.”  Presentation at the Annual Association Orlando Police Department Command Staff.  FL.  October 2013


2012

Million, C., & Haney, M. (2012). Gender Differences in PRBI for Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster presented at 58th annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association. Louisiana, February 2012.

Anglin, A., Johnson-Pynn, & J. Johnson, L. (2012). Ethnic Identity and Civic Attitudes in Latino and Caucasian Youth. Journal of Youth Studies, 15, 621-643.

2011

Drescher,C., Chin,E., Johnson, L. R., & Johnson-Pynn, J. S. (August, 2011). Exploring Developmental Assets in Ugandan Youth. The American Psychological Association Conference, Washington, DC. Godwin, K.A., Hughes, A., & Haney, M.R.Using Spatial Contrast Sensitivity to Assess Form Perception in Autism. Poster Presentation at 24th Annual Association for Psychological Science. Washington, D.C. May 28, 2011. 

Haney, M., Bell, S., Million, C. Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Feminist Perspective. Paper Presentation at the Southeastern Association of Women Studies. Atlanta, Georgia. April 25, 2011. 

Tyson, J. & Johnson-Pynn (August, 2011). Developmental trends in children’s knowledge of environmental protection. The American Psychological Association Conference, Washington, DC.

2010

Anglin, A , J. Johnson-Pynn. "Cultural and Contextual Factors Impacting Youth’s Purposes to Protect the Environment". 9Th Annual Symposium on Student Scholarship. Berry College, April 2010 

Anglin, A. E. , J.S. Johnson-Pynn and L.R. Johnson. “Haga Ahora: Ethnic Identity and Civic Attitudes in Latino and Caucasian Youth.” The American Psychological Association Conference. San Diego, August, 2010. 

Baker, C., Chapman, A., & Conradsen, S. “Transnational Feminist Strategies for Refugee and Immigrant Women.” Southeastern Women’s Studies Association Conference. Columbia, March 2010. Dunn, A. and A. Hughes. "Detection of S-Cone Increments and Decrements in Ocula rHypertensive." 9Th Annual Symposium on Student Scholarship. Berry College, April2010. 

Smith, M., Bissonnette, V., & Lipkus, I. (2010). Ambivalence in College Students' Attitudes Toward Smoking. Poster presented at the Berry College Symposium on Student Scholarship, April 6-7. 

Walker, W. and K. A. Diliberto-Macaluso. "The Automatic Activation of Religious Emotion Words on Priming of the Self." 9Th Annual Symposium on Student Scholarship. Berry College, April 2010.   

Walker, W.L., K. A. Diliberto-Macaluso and J.A. Altarriba. "The Automatic Activation of Religious Emotion Words on Priming of the Self." Poster presented at the 22nd annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science (APS). Boston, May 2010.