Students Receive Awards for Psychology Research
Posted April 26, 2001
HOLLAND -- Research projects by three Hope College
students or recent graduates have been honored by the
Midwestern chapter of the Psi Chi national honors society.
The Midwestern chapter is recognizing David Bauer,
Emily Sowers and Kelly VanderLaan with "Psi Chi Regional
Research Awards" during the annual meeting of the Midwestern
Psychological Association, being held in Chicago, Ill., on
Thursday-Saturday, May 3-5. The Hope recipients' projects
have earned two of only 12 "Research Awards" presented by
the chapter, selected from a pool of about 200 submissions.
During the conference, the three will also deliver
talks concerning their research.
Bauer and VanderLaan are being recognized for
their work "The forgiving attitude: How individual
differences influence emotions during imagery of offenders."
They have conducted their work with Dr. Charlote van Oyen
Witvliet, assistant professor of psychology. They were also
recognized during last year's conference for their work with
Sowers is being recognized for her project "A
comparison of partnered vs. unpartnered parents on negative
family-to-work spillover." She has been conducting research
with Dr. Patricia Roehling, who is an associate professor of
psychology and chair of the department.
Bauer, a senior psychology major from Hartford, is
a 1997 graduate of Lake Michigan Catholic High School. He
is the son of Terrence and Mary Bauer of Hartford.
Sowers, a senior psychology and social work major
from Grand Rapids, is a 1997 graduate of Grand Rapids
Christian High School. She is the daughter of Jay and Beth
Sowers of Grand Rapids.
VanderLaan is a psychology major who graduated
from Hope last year and is now doing graduate work in the
clinical psychology doctoral program at Loyola University
Chicago. A 1997 graduate of Grandville High School, she is
the daughter of Larry and Carla Chamberlain of Grand Rapids.