For students, extracurricular involvement in the School of Psychological Science is essential if you are thinking about graduate school. Without research experience and faculty mentorship, getting into a graduate program (in psychology or elsewhere) is very difficult.

The School of Psychological Science, however, provides valuable opportunities for research experience in psychological science, so much so that as a student you can have the opportunity to be published or attend a national conference. This page is dedicated to the efforts of our undergraduate researchers, and their collaboration with Psychological Science faculty.

Here are a few examples of some of the work that has gone on in our research labs, in subject matter ranging from cognition to nonverbal behavior, stress and coping, mood and cognition, and social cognition, to name a few.

To review the work going on in the labs, visit sites dedicated to cognition, nonverbal behavior, stress and coping, mood and cognition, and social cognition.

Faculty/Student Collaboration

Following is a listing of publications and presentations involving collaboration between our students and faculty.

Brown, J. A., & Bernieri, F. (2017). Trait perception accuracy and acquaintance within groups: Tracking accuracy development. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 716-728.

Sim, S. Y-L, Saperia, J., Brown, J. A., & Bernieri, F. J. (2015). Judging attractiveness: Biases due to raters’ own attractiveness and intelligence. Cogent Psychology, 2: 996316.

Proctor, R. W., Lien, M.-C., & *Thompson, L. (in press). Do silhouettes and photographs produce fundamentally different object-based correspondence effects? Cognition. http://people.oregonstate.edu/%7Elienm/ProctorLienThompson2017.pdf

Lien, M.-C., *Pedersen, L., & Proctor, R. W. (2016). Stimulus-response correspondence in go-nogo and choice tasks: Are reactions altered by the presence of an irrelevant salient object? Psychological Research, 80, 912-934. http://people.oregonstate.edu/~lienm/LienPedersenProctor2016.pdf

Krieger, K., & Bernieri, F. (2017, January). Words of well-being: Using LIWC to understand social well-being in college students. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Brunot, A., Krieger, K., & Bernieri, F. (2017, January). The “Physics” behind emotional understanding: How space and time may be related to emotional understanding and describing social interactions. Presented at annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Fultz, A., Nguyen, D., & Bernieri, F. (2017, January). When empathy fails: Voice synthesizer users experienced lower rapport with high empathy partners. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
(“Best poster award”)

Lu, S., Todd, E., Brown, J., & Bernieri, F. (2017, January). What personality traits are associated with the ability to pantomime? Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Sim, S. Y., Brown, J. A., & Bernieri, F. J. (2016, January). Predictors of Interpersonal Accuracy: MSCEIT, Empathy, Intelligence, and Sex. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Brunot, A., Bernieri, F. J., Raymond, A., & Brown, J. (2016, January). The Nonverbal Communicative Power Conveyed in a Message Increases Encoding Accuracy. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Lien, M.-C., *Gray, D., *Jardin, E., & Proctor, R. W. (2014). Correspondence effects are primarily modulated by object location not grasping affordance: An event-related potentials study. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 26, 679-698. http://people.oregonstate.edu/~lienm/LienGrayJardinProctor2014.pdf

Lien, M.-C., Ruthruff, E., & *Naylor, J. (2014). Attention capture while switching search strategies: Evidence for a breakdown in top-down attentional control. Visual Cognition, 22, 1105-1133. http://people.oregonstate.edu/~lienm/LienRuthruffNaylor2014.pdf

Lien, M.-C., Allen, P. A., & *Martin, N. (2014). Processing visual words with numbers: Electrophysiological evidence for semantic activation. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 21, 1056-1066. http://people.oregonstate.edu/~lienm/LienAllenMartinPBR.pdf

Allen, P.A., Edwards, J. A., Snyder, F., Makinson, K.A., & Hamby, D. M. The Effect of Cognitive Load on Decision-Making with Graphically Displayed Uncertainty Information. Risk Analysis.

Lien, M.-C., Ruthruff, E., & Kuhns, D. On the difficulty of task switching: Assessing the role of task-set inhibition. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review.

Falkenstein, A., & Edwards, J.A. (January, 2013). Lovingkindness meditation and prosocial construct accessibility. Poster presented at the 2013 meetings of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.