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LRU Students Present at Southeastern Psychological Association Conference

Mon Mar 17 2014

Hickory N.C. – Six students from Lenoir-Rhyne University recently joined Dr. Nikki Vasilas, assistant professor of counseling, and Dr. Gordon Cappelletty, assistant professor of psychology on a trip to Nashville, TN for the 60th annual conference of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA). A total of seven papers and posters were presented using research conducted over the past year.

The purpose of SEPA is to advance psychology as a science, as a profession, and as a means of promoting human welfare. Their mission is to stimulate the exchange of scientific and professional ideas across the diverse areas of psychological inquiry and application.

The papers and posters were presented by:

Lindsay KozakThe impact of childhood trauma on adult mental illness severity

Dr. Gordon CappellettyThe development and validation of a religious beliefs Q-sort

Dr. Gordon Cappelletty, Dr. Nikki Vasilas, and Lindsay KozakThe utility of the WMS-IV in differentiating dementia from head injury

Amanda Young, Laura Martorano, and Lindsay KozakRelationship between symptomatology and personality traits in a clinical sample

Dr. Gordon Cappelletty, Yanepsi Alvarado, and Carolina RoblesVerbal intelligence as a protective factor in abused children.

Laura MartoranoRelationship and gender effects on disclosure of child sexual abuse

Emily Young and Dr. Gordon CappellettyThe relationship between 2D:4D ratio and facial attractiveness in males

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