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​​​​​​​​Independent Study Projects​

Emily Hill ('15)​

Tessa Kehoe (’14)

Negative Parenting Style and Adolescent Neuroendocrine Response: A Multigenerational Approach

Richard Dell’Isola (’11)

Sweepstakes Fraud and the Elderly: Literature Review and Case Report

Maura Ladino (’11)

The Relationship Between Normal to Mildly Impaired Cardiac Injection Fractions and Executive Function

Angela Green (’10)

Public Misperception of Brain Injury and Their Potential Ramifications in Litigation

Bryan Betancur (’07)

The Use of a Mexican Spanish Version of the MMSE with a Rhode Island Columbian Elderly Population

Laura Donovan (’07)

Effects of Frequent and Prolonged Binge Drinking on Cognitive Functions Among Female College Students

Michael McQuiggan (’06) and Laurie Malia (’07)

Guilmette, T.J., Malia, L.A., & McQuiggan, M.D. (2006, October). A survey of concussion knowledge and management among New England high school football coaches. Poster  presentation made at the annual meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, San Antonio, TX.

Guilmette, T.J., Malia, L.A., & McQuiggan, M.D. (2007). Concussion understanding and management among New England high school football coaches.  Brain Injury, 21, 1039-1047.

Lorrie Henry (’06)

Paul, R., Henry, L., Grieve, S.M., Guilmette, T.J., Niaura, R., Bryant, R., Bruce, S., Williams, L.M., Richard, C.C., Cohen, R.A., & Gordon, E. (2008). The relationship between early life stress and microstructural integrity of the corpus callosum in a non-clinical population. Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment, 4, 193-201.

Lauren Tellier (’05)

Job Satisfaction and Sources of Stress among Rhode Island School Psychologists: Results of a State-Wide Survey

Cassandra Marsello (’04)

Guilmette, T.J., Marsello, C., Brickman, A., Paul, R.H., Grieve, S., & Gordon, E. (2005, August) The relationship between brain volume and Neuroticism across the lifespan.  Poster presentation made at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Michael Paglia (’02)

Guilmette, T.J., & Paglia, M. (2002, August). A follow-up survey of the public’s misperceptions of TBI. Poster presentation made at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Guilmette, T.J., & Paglia, M.F. (2004). The public’s misconceptions about traumatic brain injury: A follow up survey. Archives of Clinical Neuropsychology, 19, 183-189.

Paul Queally (’00)

Guilmette, T.J., Kennedy, M.L., & Queally, P.T. (2001). A comparison of the WISC-III and the Otis-Lennon School Abilities Test with students referred for learning disabilities. Journal of Psychoeducational Assessment, 19, 239-244.

Sandra Motta (’99)

Guilmette, T.J., Motta, S.I., Shadel, W.G., Mukand, J., & Niaura, R. (2001). Promoting smoking cessation in the rehabilitation center. American Journal of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, 80, 560-562.

Guilmette, T.J., Motta, S.I., Shadel, W.G., Mukand, J., & Niaura, R. (2001). The prevalence of cigarette smoking in an acute inpatient physical medicine and rehabilitation population.  Substance Abuse, 22, 187-192.

​Research in Neuropsychology (PSY 405) Student Lab Projects 

The Department of Psychology offers several laboratory or research courses, including Research in Neuropsychology (PSY 405). This course fulfills the “Applying Research Methods to the Study of Behavior” domain, from which all students must take at least one course. Please see the department’s main website for more infor​​​​mation about requirements for the major. This course it typically offered in the Spring semester.

Course Description: This course examines the major research and experimental methods in human neuropsychology.  The techniques of investigating brain-behavior relationships among normal and neuropathological populations will be explored.  Procedures for assessing cognitive and psychosocial functioning in normal and clinical groups will also reviewed.  A research project is required of all students.


Research Design and Statistical Analysis II (PSY 202)

Human Neuropsychology (PSY 315)

Student Projects


The Effect of Third Party Observation on Mental Processing Speed

Negative Emotion and Response Inhibition

The Copying Approach to a Complex Figure and its Relationship to Visual-Spatial Organization

Spatial and Memory Interference Effects on Rey Auditory Verbal Learning Test Delayed RecallThe Effect of Ego Depletion on Visuospatial Construction​ 


Effect of Cold Pressure Stress on Working Memory in Healthy Female UndergraduatesCollegiate Athletes’ Knowledge of Sports Related Concussions

Self-Report and Performance on Memory Measures in College Students

The Effect of Positive Mood on Visual Memory

Effects of Acute Stress on Motor Functioning in Females


The Effects of Anxiety on Left and Right Hemisphere Working Memory

Effectiveness of Limiting Visual Fields in Demonstrating Brain Lateralization

Differences in Executive Functioning Between College Freshmen and Seniors

Left and Right Hemisphere Brain Priming and Its Effect on Reasoning Tasks

Gender and Alcohol Use in Measures of Executive Functioning


An Investigation of the Controlled Oral Word Association Test as a Measure of Verbal Fluency in English as Second Language Speakers

The Relationships Among Mood, Cognition, and Motor Functioning

Effect of Stereotype Threat on Expectations and Performance Among Male College Students

The Effect of Tactile Exposure on the Recall of Three-Dimensional Shapes


The Effects of Varying Types of Interference on Delayed Recall of the Logical Memory Subtest of the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised

The Relationship Between Autobiographical and Long Term Memory

Gender Effects on Spatial Ability Tasks

The Effect of Depth of Processing on Memory for Faces


Gender Differences in Attention Among College Students

Effect of Lateral Differences in Facial Perception and Memory

Visual Differences between Artists and Non-Artists


Effects of the Presence of an Experimenter on Memory Assessment

The Effect of Expectation on Cognitive Performance in Undergraduate Students


Executive Functioning and General Intelligence in Relationship to College Students’ GPA

The Effects of Time Awareness on Mathematics Test Performance

The Effects of Horizontal Saccadic Eye Movements on Memory Recall


Spatial Abilities in Athletes Versus Non-Athletes

The Effect of Caffeine Consumption on Delayed Recall and Impulsivity in College Students

The Effects of Television Versus Print News on Recall Among College Undergraduates

The Effect of Musical Accompaniment on Recall on the Logical Memory Subtest of the Wechsler Memory Scale-Revised

Effects of State Anxiety and Attention in College Students


The Effects of Anaerobic and Aerobic Activity on Delayed Memory Recall Among Female College Undergraduates

Interference, Reinforcement, and Distraction in Delayed Recall of Verbal Passages Among Undergraduates

The Relationship Between Religiosity and Self-Regulation in Undergraduates


Information Chunking and Short-Term Recall in Poetry and Prose Passages

Impact of Self-Selected Background Music on Verbal and Visual Memory

The Relationship Between Second Language Acquisition and Music Aptitude in College Students

Incidental Memory of Pictorial Images in Undergraduate Students When

Presented with a Sexual or Neutral Picture


Recall of 9/11/01 as an Indicator of Cognitive

Functioning in the Elderly (Published in 2004 in Aging, Neuropsychology, & Cognition, Volume 11, 450-458)


The Correlation B​etween Nonverbal Intelligence and Performance on Neuropsychological Measures

The Effects of Mild Head Injury on Academic Performance in College Students

The Effects of Binge Drinking on Neuropsychological Measures of

Executive Functioning in College Students


The Effect of the Verbalization of Thought on the Performance of Problem-Solving Tasks

The Relationship Between Calculator Use and Arithmetic Computational Ability

The Effect of Expectations of Caffeine on Tests of Attention, Concentration, and

Mental Processing Speed

Comparing Verbal and Visuo-spatial Skills in Right- and Left-Handed Males and Females


The Effects of Olfaction on Memory Function

Effects of Race on the Facial Recognition Test and the Recognition Memory Test

The Effects of Audio, Visual, and Audiovisual Stimuli on Memory Recall