Wheeling Jesuit psychology students to present research at annual conferences

  WJU News
  Tuesday, February 5, 2019 2:12 PM
  Academics, WJU News

Wheeling, WV

Several students from Wheeling Jesuit University's psychology department will present their research at two conferences later this month. 

Three students - Margaret Childers, Karly Judy and Caryce McGurn - will travel to Charleston, West Virginia for the sixteenth annual Undergraduate Research Day 2019 at the Capitol (URDC) on Tuesday, Feb. 26. According to the events website, this conference "will feature posters on research/creative endeavors from student attendees of colleges and universities around the state and help members of the West Virginia State Legislature and Executive Branch understand the importance of undergraduate scholarly activities by providing members with an opportunity to speak directly with the students whom these programs impact."

Students from Wheeling Jesuit will present "Comparison of Light Therapy vs. Peppermint Scent Administration on Mood," which was designed to assess the effectiveness of peppermint scent administration and light therapy, both individually and synergistically, in improving mood and depressive symptoms. 

Additionally, Raymond Canter, an adjunct psychology professor, and three other students -- Margaret Childers, Taylor Koontz and Albert Schrimp -- will attend the ninetieth annual Eastern Psychological Association (EPA) conference in New York City on Thursday, Feb. 28, to Saturday, March 2. According to their website, this year's conference "will showcase a number of scholarly discussions regarding psychology and constructive change and will continue EPA's tradition of offering cutting edge developments in psychological science, application and teaching in the form of exciting lectures, symposia and posters."

Students from Wheeling Jesuit will present the following research: "Effects of Mint Scent Administration on Pain Threshold and Tolerance," "Synergistic Effects of Light Therapy and Peppermint Scent Administration on Depression," "Labeling of Schizophrenic Behavior: An Historical View" and "Beer and Marijuana Scent Administration Modulates Pain Threshold/Tolerance for Typical Users."

Members of the psychology department will also travel to Paris for the International Convention of Psychological Sciences (ICPS) in early March. 

Wheeling Jesuit University is one of 28 Jesuit colleges and universities in the country offering 25 majors and concentrations, 15 minors, and six graduate programs. The University provides a Jesuit, Catholic, liberal arts education, and our affordable programs unite the Jesuit tradition of intellectual excellence allowing students to receive an education for life, leadership and service with and among others. The 65-acre campus is situated on the Ohio River 50 miles south of Pittsburgh, and two hours east of Columbus, in Wheeling, WV.    

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