Two Psychology students at The Sage Colleges will present their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research at the University of Central Oklahoma, April 4-7, 2018.
Zachary Bishop SCA ’18 will present his findings on the effect of attachment style on aggression in college students and Cydney Rogers RSC ’18 will present her study looking at the connection between people’s feelings toward their pets and their views on animal-based entertainment.
Both students’ projects began as Honors Research, an opportunity for senior Psychology majors to conduct research under the guidance of a faculty mentor. Bishop worked with Julie Verette Lindenbaum, Ph.D., and Rogers worked with Donald F. Graves, Ph.D.
“Presenting at NCUR will not only give me experience presenting at a national conference but is also a great opportunity to network with others in my field,” said Bishop, a thrower on Sage’s Track and Field team and a resident assistant on the Sage College of Albany campus, who plans to pursue a doctorate in in Counseling or Clinical Psychology.
“NCUR will give me real-life experience presenting research, networking and socializing in a professional setting. I will also attend pre-conference workshops, view other presentations, and go on educational excursions in the evenings. Presenting at NCUR is a great honor that I hope will help me with future career prospects,” said Rogers, who has enjoyed working with children and adolescents as a summer camp counselor, and intends to pursue a doctorate in Counseling Psychology.