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Projects & Research

Students author along side faculty

Keystone students have the opportunity to do research and work one-on-one as co-authors or first author with their Psychology professors. Find out more about the research conducted by students with Psychology Professor, Dr. Steven Howell.

Students Present their Research Nationally

William Barton presents research poster

William Barton presented his research, Familial Pressure, But Not Religious Pressure, Reduces Willingness to Engage in Short Term Mating, at the 25th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, on May 23-26, 2013.

Co-Authored with Assistant Professor of Psychology, Dr. Steven Howell.  



Ashley Cady and Kathryn CharnogurskyAshley Cady and Kathryn Charnogursky will present their research, The Effects of Gender on the Incidence and Intensity of Cyber-Bullying, at the 122nd Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, August 7-10, 2014 in Washington, DC.

Co-Authored with Assistant Professor of Psychology, Dr. Steven Howell. 



Course Specific Events and Projects

Psychology students present their research findings on a broad range of social issues

A group of twenty-one Keystone students completed research into some of today's pressing social issues and presented the results to the campus community at an interactive poster fair. Students used social psychology principles to identify solutions to a broad range of current issues including cyber bullying, cults, sexual violence, substance abuse recovery, and obesity.

Spiderman Presentation by psychology studentConceived and coordinated by Assistant Professor Dr. Kristel Gallagher, the poster presentation was the culminating project for the social psychology course and the first of its kind at Keystone. Dr. Gallagher notes that “the fair will be repeated in the future to spread the message of the unique applicability of psychology in the real world.”

This class project was an example of one of the many ways in which Keystone faculty integrate hands-on and real world learning into the curriculum. The presentations offered a thought-provoking perspective about the root causes of some social issues, as well as possible ways in which we can all be part of the solution to address many of the problems that impact our society.

Undergraduate Research Presentations

Half-Way Houses, A Suitable Replacement?
The research of Matthew Fabbri focused on whether or not half-way houses are a suitable, less expensive replacement for rehabilitation centers.

The Presence of an Authority Figure Will Affect Driving Behavior
This experimental research project was a collaboration of two criminal justice majors, and a psychology major to study the affects of an authority figure on driving behavior.