Press Release Archive 2011 - 1999

Psychology students present at national conference

2010. 12. 17.

College of Idaho students Jack Lewis, Mark McCurdy, Andrea Younggren and alumna Faith Brasher '10 recently presented their research at the national Psychonomic Society's 51st annual research conference in St. Louis, Missouri. The research, overseen by C of I psychology professor Dr. Meredith Minear, examines the effects that media multitasking – such as simultaneously texting, watching television and listening to music – has on cognitive performance. The research team had the opportunity to present their results to a panel of leaders in the field of cognitive psychology.

Lewis, McCurdy, Younggren and Brasher will present their findings twice more in the coming months. The team will present during C of I Day at The Capitol building in Boise in February and at the annual Student Research Conference on the C of I campus this coming spring. In addition, their findings are being written up and submitted for publication in a leading journal of psychology.

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