2017 Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference

Blog on the happenings in the Laboratory for the Investigation of Mind, Body, and Spirit in the Psychology Department at Luther College

Members of the Laboratory for the Investigation of Mind, Body, and Spirit traveled to the spring 2017 Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference in Northfield, Minnesota. Eight students attended and presented four different research projects. This continues a long tradition of student-faculty research in the lab being presented at conferences. The projects and authors are listed below:

  1. Enomoto, M. & Anians, W. (2017, April). Development of a hatred scale. Poster presented at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Northfield, MN.
  2. Bruster, M. (2017, April). Impact of spirituality, meaning and forgiveness on psychological distress: Research in Dakar, Senegal. Poster presented at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Northfield, MN.
  3. Hughes, L., Kennedy, K., Gielau, A., & Bruster, M. (2017, April). Humility's association to physical and emotional health symptoms. Poster presented at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Northfield, MN.
  4. Hazlett, J. & Seher, V. (2017, April). Trauma, forgiveness, and meaning in life in Haiti. Poster presented at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Northfield, MN.
  5. Green, E., Gielau, A., Deihl, E., & Madson, A. J. (2017, April). Examining forgiveness in Ugandan fourth graders. Poster presented at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference, Northfield, MN.
Eight students presented their research projects at the spring 2017 Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference in Northfield, MN.
Students presenting their research projects at the spring 2017 Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference in Northfield, Minnesota.

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Comments

  • May 9 2017 at 11:06 am
    Amanda Gielau

    Attending and presenting at the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference was a great experience! It was an opportunity to see what other undergraduate students have done research in. I was faced with difficult questions about my own research, however, those questions helped me think about my research in a way I had not done before. The questions asked, also helped me think about future implications of the research. I am excited to pursue those ideas I now have! I would recommend attending this conference to other undergraduate students, as it is a great way to continue learning!

  • May 9 2017 at 11:42 am
    Kelly Kennedy
    The Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference was a great experience to share our research, meet other psychology students and faculty, and to bond with other lab members. My experience in the lab has allowed me to attend many conferences across the country and I can definitely say that the conference atmosphere is one of my favorite places to be! MUPC in particular is always fun because all the other students are also undergraduates that are hoping to share their research, just like you. I am hoping to keep attending psychology conferences and would highly recommend any other student to do so as well!
  • May 9 2017 at 2:51 pm
    Wyatt Anians
    This was my first research conference and I couldn't have been more pleased with it! Sharing research with others that were intrigued by our topic was certainly thrilling. Being able to get excited about other peoples' research was just as exciting. It created a great environment for students that I cannot wait until my next conference and stream of research with my team.
  • May 9 2017 at 6:07 pm
    Lauren Hughes

    This year's Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference was my first time presenting research and I can definitely say that I regret not attending previous years. The conference was a great opportunity to meet and talk research with faculty and students from other colleges. It was very rewarding to converse with others who were so interested in the research that I had put so much time and effort into conducting. Additionally, the plethora of diverse research topics presented at the conference allowed me to further expand my knowledge in the realms of psychology and research in general. Overall, it was a valuable experience and is highly recommended!

  • May 11 2017 at 9:58 pm
    Abbie Jo Madson
    As a first-year, I had the opportunity to attend and present research at Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference, and it was a great experience. At this conference, I was encouraged to strengthen my communication and speaking skills in an attempt to share my research with fellow undergrads and faculty, in an effective and engaging way. Some of these fellow undergrads and faculty asked challenging questions regarding my research, but these questions provided different perspectives and insights to possible alterations of my future research. The questions encouraged me to dig deeper into my research and look at it from multiple viewpoints, engaging a more holistic approach. This conference was also an opportunity to be exposed to what other undergraduates are reseraching, and possible topics of interest for future studies. Overall, I am thankful that I had the opportunity to attend Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference as a first-year and look forward to attending it again in the future.
  • May 15 2017 at 11:41 pm
    Meredith Bruster
    Attending the Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference (MUPC) was a truly an enriching experience. This was my second year participating in the conference. This year I had the privilege of presenting my paper--The Impact of Spirituality, Forgiveness, Meaning on Psychological Distress. After much study and preparation for this event, the opportunity to share my research with fellow psychology students was rewarding. I truly believe educational opportunities like the MUPC that have taken me outside of the classroom have provided me with invaluable learning experiences. Many thanks to our lab advisor Dr. Loren Toussaint and the Luther College Psychology Department for supporting student research. Although I will be graduating this spring, I look forward to following the lab's work in the future.
  • June 7 2017 at 4:01 pm
    Emily Green
    The Minnesota Undergraduate Psychology Conference is an eye-opening conference that allows for your research to come to fruition as it is shared with other aspiring psychologists. Attending this conference allows for expanding my perspective on my own research, as well as engaging in other undergraduate's research! I truly appreciate participating in this lab and having the opportunity to attend the conference on multiple occasions! While gratefully being able to travel across the country to present at a few conferences, I always look forward to attending this conference and examining its wide variety of research presented.

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