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K-State Today

February 3, 2012



Presentations and publication by psychology faculty, students

By Kristi Harper

January was a busy month for the department of psychology faculty and students.

Gary Brase, associate professor; James Daugherty, fall 2011 doctoral graduate; Kat Orme, senior; and Rachel Helmke, senior, presented a poster at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego. Their presentation was titled "Impulsivity's mediating role on the relationship between time perception and intertemporal health behaviors."

Brase; Lora Peaden, master's student; and Kale Monk, master's student in family studies and human services, presented the poster "Sex differences in reactions to sexual and emotional infidelity: A result of evolution or sociocultural factors@f0 A systematic regression analysis."

Brase gave a talk, "Participant payments push around performance: Money and other ways to get the results you want," as part of a symposium at the annual meeting. The symposium was titled "Money as a motivator: From brain to behavior."

Mark Barnett, professor; Tammy Sonnentag, doctoral student; and Taylor Wadian, doctoral student, were published in the latest issue of Interpersonal Acceptance, the newsletter of the International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection. Their publication was titled "Factors associated with children's acceptance or rejection of hypothetical peers with undesirable characteristics."