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Collin Psychology Students Win at Conference


April 6, 2005 - Collin County Community College District (Collin) psychology students and members of Psi Beta, the national honor society for community colleges, brought back three first-place finishes on their research presentations at the 24th Annual Great Plains Student Psychology Conference. Their competition included students from Bellevue University, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln and Washburn University.

In the area of undergraduate literature reviews, Jeff Fortney (Plano) received a first place win for his presentation “Evaluating the Efficacy of Electroconvulsive Therapy in Treating Mood Disorders” in the general/undergraduate category.

In the area of empirical undergraduate papers, Tabish Khan (Richardson) and Erin Lands (Richardson) received first place honors for their paper titled “Practical People: An Investigation of Personality Trait Indicators of International Students” in the history/personality category. Kim Tanuvasa (Plano) and Jeff Fortney (Plano) received first place honors for their paper titled “Lucid Dreamers score higher on General Intelligence  and Dream Recall” in the general/undergraduate category.

Other students who participated in the convention included Shirley Allen (Allen), Chase D. Higgs (Flower Mound), Jessica Shreve (Allen), Linda White (Plano) and Brian Zadorozny (Lucas). 

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