OU Students Travel to New Orleans for SEPA Conference

Oglethorpe University Psychology Students Achieve 100% Acceptance Rate at 2012 SEPA Conference!


Five Oglethorpe University Psychology Majors submitted research projects for presentation at the 58th annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) in New Orleans. All submissions to this professional conference are peer-reviewed by faculty experts in their respective fields. As is always the case with Oglethorpe Psychology Majors, they did not selfidentify as “students” and submit to a student-only portion of the conference. Instead, they submitted their research alongside that of professors and graduate students. All five students’ projects were accepted for presentation. One presentation was even selected for the opening night showcase event for the submissions that were most highly rated during the peer review process (the second year in a row that OU submissions have earned this honor). After presenting their work, all of the students enjoyed the New Orleans’ Mardi Gras Festivities that were taking place at the time of the conference (note the nice collection of beads).


These five students continue the strong record of performance by OU Psychology Majors on state, regional, and national levels. The five students and their respective projects are listed below. Cassie Hendrix (’12) “The Effects of Media Exposure on Infants’ Ability to Learn” Balbir Khalsa (’12) “Detecting Subtle-microexpressions: Can we see them?” Marie King (’12) “How People Perceive Profanity Users” Justin Sabree (’12) “Versatility of psychophysiological paradigms for assessing post-traumatic stress disorder symptoms” Brittany Weiner (’12) “Whose Fault is it Anyway? Perfectionists’ Experience of Test Anxiety