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Independent Study Projects

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 information 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.

Prerequisites:
Research Design and Statistical Analysis II (PSY 202)
Human Neuropsychology (PSY 315)
 

Student Projects

 2012
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
 
2011
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
 
2010
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
 
2009
Gender Differences in Attention Among College Students
Effect of Lateral Differences in Facial Perception and Memory
Visual Differences between Artists and Non-Artists
 
2008
Effects of the Presence of an Experimenter on Memory Assessment
The Effect of Expectation on Cognitive Performance in Undergraduate Students
 
2007
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
 
2006
 
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
 
2005
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
 
2004
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
 
2003
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)
2002
The Correlation Between 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
2001
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
 
2000
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

 

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