These University of Arkansas at Monticello students presented original research papers at the recent Arkansas Symposium for Psychology Students held on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas. 

More than 200 students and faculty representing 18 universities from four states attended.  Dr. Rick Clubb, associate professor of psychology at UAM, accompanied the students to the conference. The students were required to create and conduct original experiments during the spring semester.

Projects ranged in interests from college students’ perceptions of women in differing footwear to the influence of mental imagery on sports performance. The conference also provided students with seminars dealing with how to prepare for graduate school and how to get research published.

Pictured above, from left, are Toni Findley, a senior from Monticello, Vivian Sworn, a senior from Crossett, Haley McLemore, a senior from Hamburg, Rachel Bedenbaugh, a junior from Lakeland, Fla., Lakala Lambert, a sophomore from Monticello, and Adrionna Mejia, a sophomore from Hot Springs. (Not pictured:  Nelly Towett, Andrea Welch, Katie Tomerlin, Tyrah Johnson, and Jaclyn Cargile). Cargile, Bedenbaugh, Findley and Lambert will be expanding their research and will present their new findings next April at the Southwestern Psychological Association meeting in San Antonio, Texas.