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CCCCD PSI Beta Students Win At Conference

CCCCD PSI Beta Students Win At Conference

March 18, 2004 - Collin County Community College District (CCCCD) psychology students who are members of Psi Beta, the National Honor Society for community and junior colleges, participated in the 24th Annual Great Plains Student Psychology Conference, bringing back one first-place finish and four second-place finishes on their research project presentations.

In the area of Undergraduate Literature Reviews, Jeff Fortney (Plano) received a first place win for his presentation "Examining Personality Characteristics of Road Rage Offenders," in the Social/Cognition Category. Marissa Bridgman (Dallas) received a second place win for her presentation "Utilizing the Biopsychosocial Model to Assess the Impact of Brain Tumors on Pregnant Women," in the Health/Clinical/Counseling Category.

In the area of Empirical Undergraduate Papers, Kim Tanuvasa (Plano), Jeff Fortney (Plano), Michael Coder (McKinney) and Tina Golgoun (Allen) received second place honors for their paper titled, "Evaluating Law Enforcement Academy Graduates' Ability to Discriminate Mental Illnesses from Drug-Induced States via Written Scenarios," in the Social and Law category. Rickey Lummus (Van Alstyne), Jessica Shreve (Allen), Brian Zadorozny (Lucas) and Lisa Dunshee (Allen) received second place honors for their paper titled, "Don't Know Much About Sexual Anatomy: A Survey of Undergraduate Knowledge and Implications for Communication and Health," in the Health and Psychology category. Marissa Bridgman (Dallas), Jessica Shreve (Allen), Linda White (Plano) and Matt Heaviside (Plano) received second place honors for their paper titled, "Examining Physical Discussion Boards as a Tool for Measuring Civic Concerns on College Campuses," in the Educational Psychology category.

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