Student Psychologists Shine at Long Island Science Congress!
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Friday, April 07, 2017

Student Psychologists Shine at Long Island Science Congress!

On Wednesday, April 5th, Lawrence High School senior Emma Balsam, freshman Bhawan Sandhu,  and juniors Ariana Brown, Alicia Etwaru and Nicholas Williams, presented original behavioral research projects at the Long Island Science Congress at St. Anthony's High School in South Huntington, NY.  Long Island Science Congress is an exhibit of science projects by students of Nassau County and Suffolk County high schools, sponsored by the Long Island Section of the Science Teachers Association of New York State (STANYS). This year's Congress featured over 600 projects from 106 high schools. LISC began in 1949 under the auspices of the New York State Science Teachers Association and The Nassau Daily Review-Star. With assistance from Behavioral Science Research teacher, Dr. Stephen Sullivan, the students prepared posters that detailed their respective literature reviews, research designs and results. In addition, the young researchers made 5-7 minute presentations to three different judges. Although the scores of the judges, and the results of the competition will not be known until after Spring Break, it was a rewarding and valuable experience for everyone involved. 
Emma Balsam:  "Mind over Mindset: Can We Alter Anxiety Mindsets through ‘Change’ or ‘Acceptance’ Interventions?"
Nicholas Williams: "Is There a Halo Effect In Teacher Assessments of Student Behavior Traits? "
Alicia Etwaru: "The Impact of 'Dark Triad' Traits on Adolescents' Ability to Make & Maintain Friendships"
Ariana Brown: "Does Physical Attractiveness Have An Impact On Female Mate Preference For Altruism?"
Bhawan Sandhu: "Advantages of Hand-written Note-taking vs. Laptop Use in a Youth Sample"
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