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Student News: 12/15/17


Eastern Student Jessica Ahern Presents Psychology Research In Poster Session

Willimantic, CT—Forty-three psychology students at Eastern Connecticut State University presented their research in a poster session on November 27 at the department’s annual Psychological Science Afternoon.  Jessica Ahern ‘19 of Woodbridge was one of the students who presented their research.  Ahern majors in Psychology and was mentored by Psychology Professor Madeleine Fugere during the course of their research.  Ahern’s research project is titled “Physical Attractiveness and Mate Selection”.  Student research projects are the culimination of preparation through two Psychology Research Methods courses.  In Research Methods I students learn to develop hypotheses, understand a variety of research methodologies, conduct library and database research and properly read scholarly journal articles in preparation for conducting their own research.  In Research Methods II, a continuation of Research Methods I, students carry out independent undergraduate-level research projects.  As a result, students gain experience in correlational and experimental research, ethics, statistical analyses and the writing of research reports. Student who complete research are then required to present their final research project in a forum that is open to the university.  “Research takes classroom experience and applies it to tangible, practical work,” said Psychology Professor Carlos Escoto.  “The opportunity to present research as an undergraduate opens so many doors.”

Alexander Tellides Traveling On Union College Mini Term

Schenectady, NY—Alexander Tellides, of Woodbridge, Conn., is traveling during winter break on a Union College mini term.  Tellides, a member of the Class of 2019 majoring in Political Science and Philosophy, is completing the India mini term, studying Indian politics, heritage, history and culture.  Every year, the College offers a variety of mini-terms, three-week programs running during winter break since the school is on the trimester system.

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