The Social Ecology Honors Program is proud to present the 2009 - 2010 program participants and their current research topics:

Professor: Kris Day
2009 - 2010 cohort

Arman Afshari
Coercion adn the "selling" of the TARP bill
Advisor: Professor Kitty Calavita
Department: Criminology, Law and Society

Christine Antonios
Culture and responses to group vs. individual punishment
Advisor: Professor Eric Knowles
Department: Psychology and Social Behavior

Beatriz Bello
Attention focus and social anxiety
Advisor: Professor Larry Jamner
Department: Psychology and Social Behavior

Patricia Calbay
Gender, personality, and emotional reactivity tied to stress
Advisor: Professor Susan Charles
Department: Psychology and Social Behavior

Cynthia Canfield
Effects of attiontion on the experience of pain
Advisor: Professor Larry Jamner
Department: Psychology and Social Behavior

Darya Clausen
Romantic break-ups and well being
Advisor: Professor Sally Dickerson
Department: Psychology and Social Behavior

Meril Dagher
Role of aggression in deviant behavior
Advisor: Professor Valerie Jenness
Department: Psychology and Social Behavior / Criminology, Law and Society

Tiara Din
Ethnicity and factors linked to academic success
Advisor: Professor Chuansheng Chen
Department: Psychology and Social Behavior

Janine Golino
Stigma, culture, and social support
Advisor: Professor Roxy Silver
Department: Psychology and Social Behavior

Tova Handelman
Characterizing Pacific marine debris
Advisor: Professor Bill Cooper
Department: Social Ecology

Sandra Helmy
Children's development of analogical reasoning
Advisor: Professor Lindsey Richland
Department: Psychology and Social Behavior

Stephanie Ho
Individual and group characteristics and team effectiveness
Advisor: Professor Mona Lynch
Department: Criminology, Law and Society

Erica Knabel
Poverty and crime among single mother welfare recipients
Advisor: Professor James Vigil
Department: Criminology, Law and Society

Elizabeth Landeros
Impacts of distinctive receptacle design on recycling behavior
Advisor: Professor Kristen Day
Department: Social Ecology

Chana Lein
Journalists' communication of legal opinions regarding Roe v. Wade
Advisor: Professor Justin Richland
Department: Criminology, Law and Society

Dennis Lin
Effects of hardiness on students' motivation during economic downturn
Advisor: Professor Salvatore Maddi
Department: Psychology and Social Behavior

Sara Mattison
Relationship between expressive writing and mental state
Advisor: Professor Joanne Frattaroli
Department: Psychology and Social Behavior

Erik Menjivar
Effects of military deployment stress on reservists
Advisor: Professor Roxy Silver
Department: Psychology and Social Behavior

Khrystyn Pamintuan
Role of perceived stigma in social interaction
Advisor: Professor Roxy Silver
Department: Psychology and Social Behavior / Social Ecology

Kara Scartaccini
Effects of expressive writing on academic performance
Advisor: Professor Joanne Frattaroli
Department: Psychology and Social Behavior

Carolyn Schiek-Gamble
Relationship between sleep and memory in infants
Advisor: Professor Angela Lukowski
Department: Psychology and Social Behavior

Reveka Shteynberg
Gender roles in perception of female criminals
Advisor: Professors Mona Lynch and Donna Schuele
Department: Criminology, Law and Society

Marcus Solomon
Memory rehearsal and intensity of remembered emotions
Advisor: Professor Susan Charles
Department: Psychology and Social Behavior

Victoria Suarez
Long term effects of high school substance abuse in rural America
Advisor: Professor Elliot Currie
Department: Social Ecology