Undergraduate Research Center (URC) seeks to support Oxy’s mission by providing experiences that encourage the development of higher order thinking skills through faculty-mentored independent research. Find other student works supported by the URC here.

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Submissions from 2012

Oxy Students' Attitudes about Rape, Spencer Choy

Communication Across a Conceptual Divide: Effects of Collaboration on Evolutionary Reasoning, Jai Levin

Stress-Induced Alcohol Preferences: A Novel Test in Selectively Bred Rats, Chardonnay Madkins

"Signal to Noise" Ratio of a Novel Object Increased By Ritalin: A Study with Two Rat Strains, Alexander Posell

The Role of Metacognition in Conceptual Change, Sharang Tickoo

Locomotion and Anxiety After Caffeine Intake in HiS and LoS Rats, Jennifer Wang

Submissions from 2011

The Prevalence of Populational and Negative Facts in Children's Books About Nature, Katie Abelson

PerceptionsofNature: MalleabilityDuetoVisualPrimingandRelationtotheUnderstandingofEvolution, Yih-Hsin A. Ban

Parental Input Regarding ?Negative? Information About the Biological World, Isabel Checa

All in Your Head? Exploring Pain Relief of Endogenous Opiate Activation in Rat Models, Jordanne Ho-Shue

Classical Conditioning Blocking with Biologically Prepared Stimuli, Kimberly Lockwood

The Process of Conflict Resolution and Team Cohesion, Elizabeth Martin

Preschool Impact on Children with Autism, Julianne Monday

The Impact of Intergroup Dialogue Program on Students' Recognition and Interruption of Microaggressions, Mary Senyonga

The Mutability of Anthropomorphism in God Concepts, Jack Strelich

Submissions from 2010

Novel Environment Exploration of HiS and LoS Rats after Ethanol Consumption, Lizet Acosta

Fat Intake and Deprivation Induced Hyperactivity as a Measure of Stress Management in HiS and LoS Rats, Leslie Chow

Sweet Taste Affinity and the Consumption of Sweeteners, Kiana Dobson

Emotional Reactivity in a Rat Model of Depression, John Eaton

Stereotype Threat Among OXY Male Athletes and Non-Athletes, Alexander Josephs

The Importance of a Novel Object in Exploration in High and Low-Saccharin Rats , Alexa Landazuri

Factors that Constrain How Children Reason about Magic , Caitlin Morgan

Assessing the Stability and Generality of Ontological Confusions , Lee Richardson

Attitudes Toward Acquaintance Rape: The Impact of Social Context & Feminist Consciousness, Marina Rosenthal

Submissions from 2009

Psychophysiological Investigations of Emotion , Andres Quispe-Hansen

Religious Rebellion: Examining the Factors that Cause Children to Deviate from the Religious Beliefs of their Parents, Max Rattner

Adolescent Crowd Affiliation, Amy Wax

The Relation between Children's Belief in Santa Claus and Their Ability to Differentiate Impossible and Improbable Events, Rachel Yoo

Submissions from 2008

Understanding Paranormal Beliefs: Individual Differences in Spirituality and Evaluation of Evidence, Sarah Aronow-Werner

Predicting counter productive work behavior: Why people do bad things at work, Marissa Cassman

Psychophysiological Markers of Jealousy vs. Anger, Sabina Colombeau

Organizations for Battered Women in the Buenos Aires Province, Meagan Colvin

Activity-Based Anorexia and Ethanol Intake Among LoS and HiS Rats, Laura Cousins

The Relationship between Acculturation, Self-Esteem, and Home Visitation: A Portrait of Oxy Latinos/as, Jenny Enciso

Latino/a Identities and Support Sources: The significance of home, class and co-curricular activities, Cristina Franco

Academic Correlates of Peer Crowd Affiliation in Adolescence, Molly Frolich

Stress Response to a Carbohydrate Rich, Fat Rich and Protein Poor Diet, Sandra Martinez

Sugar Dependence in Low-versus High-Saccharin Consuming Rats, Veronica Yakovenko

Submissions from 2007

The Importance of Goal Priorities in Adolescence, Michael Adams

Academic Correlates of Peer Crowd Affiliation in Adolescence, Molly Frolich

The Interviewee Rating Study, Philip Guerrero

Faking on Personality Tests: A Meta-Analytic Review , Vanessa Lammers

Submissions from 2006

Female Athletes? Pain Coping Style Based On a Personality Profile, Alessandra (Alex) Farley

Submissions from 2005

Adolescents' self-perception of friendship, Helen Huynh

Creative Dissent: A Multidisciplinary Study of the Activist Art of Mexican Women in the Context of Gender Violence on the U.S.-Mexico Border, Rita Molestina

Tolerance to the Ataxic Effect of Alcohol in Rats Selectively Bred for Saccharin Intake, Cheryl Prigodich

A Case Study of Mobile Hospitals in Tamil Nadu, India, Johanna Quist

Stress Differently Affects Meal Pattern in Selectively Bred Rats, Jocelyn Richard

The New ?Nature? of Prejudice: Measuring Stereotypes Implicitly and Explicitly-A Pilot Study, Andrea C. Rodriguez-Scheel

"Where Girls Grow Strong": Assessing the Benefits of the Girl Scouts Summer Games Program, Felicie Standley

African-American Nomenclature: What we call ourselves and why?, Kenjus T. Watson

Submissions from 2004

Babies and Blunders: How Socialized Medicine Affects Maternity and Emergency Care in Sweden Anne Davis and Jeremiah Ray , Anne Davis and Jeremiah Ray

Therapeutic horse riding:The Beliefs, Values and Experiences of Those who Help the Disabled on a Non-profit Basis, Akhila Khanna

Perceived Social Reputations of Popular and Well-liked Adolescents, Tara McKay

Perceived Social Reputations of Popular and Well-liked Adolescents, Tara McKay

Mating Behavior of Rats Bred for High- and Low- Saccharin Intake., Rita Molestina

Differentiating the Physiology of Emotions with Impedance Cardiography: Pilot Study, Christine Murray

The Potential of Interactional Diversity: Outcomes Related to Oxy's Intergroup Dialogue Program., Andrea Rodriguez-Scheel

Submissions from 2003

The Evolution of Altruism: Increasing the Amount of Realism in Evolutionary Simulations, Cary Bailey-Findley, Josef Tobiska, and Nick Vance

Peer Study Groups and Students' College Adjustment, Brandon Carroll

Peer Study Groups and Students' College Adjustment, Brandon Carroll

Anxiety During Alcohol Withdrawal in Rats: An Adenosine Hypothesis, Vincent Chen

School and Gender Influences on the Social and Academic Adjustment of Aggressive Victims, Tara McKay

School and Gender Influences on the Social and Academic Adjustment of Aggressive Victims, Tara McKay

Stress and Nutrition During Alcohol Dependence And Withdrawal: A Rat Model, Patricia O'Neill

Methamphetamine and Food Reward in High vs. Low Saccharin Consuming Rats, Alana L. Toliver

Submissions from 2002

Anxiogenic Effects of Stress on Motor Control, Christina Chambers

Occidental's Living and Learning Community: Assessment of the Program's Impact, Jonathan Nakamoto

Effects of Ethanol Cocktailon Startle in Selectively Bred Rats, George Ding-Chun Wu

Submissions from 2001

Mental Health Servicesfor Individuals with Severe Mental Illness., David Flores

The Rise of Gay Identity Since the Collapse of Communism in Poland, Jared Gee

The Effect of Activity Anorexia on Analgesia in Rats., Kimberly Hiroto

The Effects of Stress and Emotionality on Eating Patterns in Rats., Roberto Pelayo

Predicting Relapse In Schizophrenia., Maria Peytcheva

Stress Effect Across Startle Trialsin Selectively Bred Rats., Anna Clara Soares

Submissions from 2000

Racial Identity and its Relationship to Political Attitudes., Sarah Farahat

Patterns of Maternal Behavior in Rats Selectively Bred for Saccharin Preference, Sally K. Forward

An Investigation of Women's Roles in Samoa., Elizabeth Morgan

Feminism in Fiji: a Study of Family Structure, Perception, and the Transformation of Gender Roles by University Women., Elizabeth Morgan

Relationships Between Attachment Styles andSelf-Image, Sexual Self-Image, andPreferred Characteristics of an Ideal Man., Alison Ziff

Relationships Between Attachment Styles andSelf-Image, Sexual Self-Image, andPreferred Characteristics of an Ideal Man., Alison Ziff

Submissions from 1999

Competitive Task Anxiety in Non-Competitive Individuals., Noel Agoston

Activity-Based Anorexia in Rats and Diet Composition., Jill Arnal

Binaries and Borderlands, Michelle P. Baca

Short-Term Consumption of a Low Protein Diet May Decrease Anxiety in Adult Female Rats., Michael Melendez-Cortez

The Role of Statistics Anxiety in Developing Curriculum for Psychology Statistics and Methods Courses., Elizabeth Morgan

Submissions from 1998

Adolescents' Feelings of Loneliness in Different School Contexts, Natassa Damaskou, Katie Holford, Jaime Perry, Marie Ruiz, and Craig Zebuda

Adolescents' Feelings of Loneliness in Different School Contexts, Natassa Damaskou, Katie Holford, Jaime Perry, Marie Ruiz, and Craig Zebuda