Scholarship Discipulus

Scholarship Discipulus (Latin: “Student Scholarship,”) is an online refereed platform for Pacific University undergraduate students’ scholarly research. This open source forum is juried by invite only.

Editor: Heide Island, Ph.D.

VOLUME 3, May 2022

All presentations are hyperlinked to the presentation in pdf format, click on the author for access to materials. Individual manuscripts and data are available upon request. All research involving human participants are compliant with Pacific University’s Institutional Review Board, IRB numbers are provided where applicable.

Undergraduate Thesis Presentations, Western Psychological Association

Fairbanks, A., Bartel, D., Groeger, W., Alensonorin, N., & Island, H. (April 29, 2022). Come Together! Do Extracurricular Groups Insulate College Students from Anxiety, Depression and Feelings of Isolation? Presented to Western Psychological Association, Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon.

Massey-Johnson, D., Hutson, C., Shirley, A., & Island, H. (April 29, 2022). Sleep Hygiene, Blue Light Exposure, and Sleep Quality Among College Students. Presented to Western Psychological Association, Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon.

Zipprich, L., Pursley, C. & Island, H. (April 28, 2022). Relationship Satisfaction and Partnership Diversity, Equity, and Trust Among College Students. Presented to Western Psychological Association, Portland Marriott Downtown Waterfront, Portland, Oregon.

Research Methods and Statistics Collaborative Proposals (PSY 300/301)

Altomare, B. (May 4, 2022). Got Grit? How to work through Perceived Failure. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Bauerle, K., Hash, Z., & Hills, S. (May 4, 2022).  Reading, Writing, and Recovery: Concussed in the College Classroom. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Bierenkoven, S., Neal, P., & Rojas, S. (May 4, 2022).  Attached to Addiction: The Effects of Early Attachment on Adult Attachment and Addictive Behaviors.  Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Boggs, M. & Brand, J. (May 3, 2022). Flow from Pain: Chronic Pain Management through Flow Induction. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Christmas, R., Fetzer, L. & Russell, J. (May 4, 2022).  Mental Health Stereotype Threat and Self-Stigma Among College Students. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

De Luz, M. & Burnett, T. (May 3, 2022). To Celebrate or to Mourn: Death Perspectives, Religious Practice, & Life Satisfaction. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Dixon, M. & Hettman, R. (May 4, 2022). The Magnification of “Personality” in Borderline Personality Disorder. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Lewis, S., Tran, A., & Wyatt, T.K. (May 4, 2022). Beyond Rain Man: Characterizing Knowledge, Atittudes and Awareness of Autism Spectrum Disorder. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Prasertsri, P., Tong, S. & Villa, J. (May 3, 2022). Perseverance through Culture: The relationship between ethnic identity, campus engagement and resiliency. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

VOLUME 2, May 2021

Undergraduate Thesis Presentations

All research involving non-human animals are compliant with Pacific University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee.

Ara, K., LeMieux, B., & Cordima, D. (April 27, 2021). An Evaluation of Student Attitudes, Awareness, and Knowledge of Resources and Inclusivity within A College Campus. Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Undergraduate Capstone Requirement. Pacific University, Dept. of Psychology, Forest Grove, Oregon

Cunningham, A., Lucey, A., & Island, H. D. (April 27, 2021). Feasibility of Remote Observation in Behavioral Research. Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Undergraduate Capstone Requirement. Pacific University, Dept. of Psychology, Forest Grove, Oregon

Lucey, A., Cunningham, A., & Island, H. D. (April 27, 2021). A remote behavioral study of five, female rescued Southern Sea Otters (Enhyra lutris nereis) at the Monterey Bay Aquarium. Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Undergraduate Capstone Requirement. Pacific University, Dept. of Psychology, Forest Grove, Oregon

Shirley, A. (April 27, 2021). The Effect of Ketamine as a Glutamate Receptor Antagonist in the Treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder. Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Undergraduate Capstone Requirement. Pacific University, Dept. of Psychology, Forest Grove, Oregon

Thornburg, H., Durante, V., & Miller, B. (2021). College Student’s Sociopolitical Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behavior Concerning Sustainability and the Environment. Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Undergraduate Capstone Requirement. Pacific University, Dept. of Psychology, Forest Grove, Oregon

Comparative Behavior Research Proposals (PSY 324)

Bartel, D. (2021). Vocalization Variability Among Urban and Rural Coyote (Canis latrans) Populations. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Brown, A.M.A. (2021). Do Rufous Hummingbirds (Selasphorus rufus) Exhibit UV Irradiance Pattern Preference? Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Cole, A. (2021). Moderating Effects of Intercropping on the Feeding Behavior of Cotton Aphids (Aphis gossypii)

Cunningham, A. (2021). Climate Change, Seasonal Heterothermy, and Mason Bee Body Mass: An Empirical Review. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Genise, A. (2021). Chirping Cats: Predictors of Vocalizations Among Domestic Cats (Felis catus). Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Hash, Z.C. (2021). Proposed Effects of Lunar Phase on Barn Owl (Tyto alba) Predatory Success. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Massey-Johnson, D. (2021). Asian Giant Hornet Predation on Western Honeybees: A Proposal for a Citizen Science Support. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Salazar, S. (2021). Behavior, Distribution and Density of Red Fox (Vulpes vulpes) Subspecies in Central Oregon. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Shirley, A. (2021). A Proposed Clinical Intervention for Feline Cognitive Dysfunction (Felis catus) using Cognitive Enrichment. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Research Methods and Statistics Collaborative Proposals (PSY 300/301)

Bove, M. Enquist, E. & Morris, M. (2021). Transfer Student Social Inclusion and Academic Success. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Derby, J., Nova, N., Bowers, D. & Myers, E. (2021).  A Program Evaluation of the Efficacy of Pacific University’s First Year Seminar Experience. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Fairbanks, R. B., Alensonorin, N.T., Groeger, W. & Bartel, D. (2021). Social Connectedness Among Pacific University Undergraduates. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Halland, K., Shellenbarger, J., Huynh, M., & Mercado, S. (2021).  Synchronous Online Learning: How do We Measure Engagement? Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Markowich, A., Cusack, M. & Midland, A. (2021). Nature Nourishment and Cognitive Fatigue Among College Students. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Pursley, C. Zipprich, L. & Spencer, P. (2021). The More the Merrier: Satisfaction Among Polyamorous Relationships. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Shirley, A., Tenditnyy, M., Hutson, C., & Massey-Johnson, D. (2021). The Effect of Increased Blue Light Exposure on Sleep Hygiene. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Sprute, S., Pendino, J., Ressel, E., & Rutledge, A. (2021).  Rx Nature: Nature Therapy for the Reduction of Affective Condition Symptoms. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

VOLUME 1, May 2020

All presentations are hyperlinked to the presentation in pdf format, click on the author for access to materials. Individual manuscripts and data are available upon request. All research involving human participants are compliant with Pacific University’s Institutional Review Board, IRB numbers are provided where applicable. All research involving non-human animals are compliant with Pacific University’s Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee and the Oregon Zoo.

Undergraduate Thesis Presentations

Bird, K. and Island, H. (2020). A program evaluation of a Center for Gender and Sexual Equity. IRB#1172554-2. Note: This poster is a summary of a 2-year project submitted to the peer-reviewed journal, “International Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities”.

McAllister, N. (2020). Stress in the Times of Corona: An Examination of Anxiety Within the Context of a Global Pandemic. Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Undergraduate Capstone Requirement. Pacific University, Dept. of Psychology, Forest Grove, Oregon

Miller, G. (2020). Reciprocal Therapy for Veterans with Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder and Rehabilitated Race Horses. Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Undergraduate Capstone Requirement. Pacific University, Dept. of Psychology, Forest Grove, Oregon

Newberry, K., Manfredini, J. & Island, H. (2020). Parenting Opportunity and Behavioral Wellness in a Rescued, Captive North American River Otter (Lontra canadensis). IACUC Exemption, Reference#1144773-1. Note: This presentation is part of a greater project for submission to the Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Stevenson, M. (2020). “Don’t Panic!” Panic and Anxiety Mediation through Mindfulness Training in Scuba Instruction. Presented in Partial Fulfillment of the Undergraduate Capstone Requirement. Pacific University, Dept. of Psychology, Forest Grove, Oregon

Comparative Behavior Research Proposals (PSY 324)

Durante, V. & Jones, K. (2020). Proposed Behavioral Management of Oregon Residential Coyotes (Canis latrans). Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Hands, Ruz, M. (2020). Comparative Treatment Among Two Displacement Populations: Australian Wildlife in the 2019 Forest Fire and United States Undocumented Immigrants. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Manfredini, J. (2020). Comparison of Bank Erosion by Nutria (Myocastor coypus) and American Beaver (Castor canadensis) in Oregon Wetlands. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Meatte, M. & Nolasco, E. (2020). Acoustic and Behavioral Responses of the Little Brown Bat (Myotis lucifugus) in Response to Anthropogenic Noise and Light Stimuli. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Robben Dott, M.Q. (2020). Hurt or Help? The Effect of the COVID-19 Pandemic on the Lower Columbia Basin Salmon Fishery. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Research Methods and Statistics Collaborative Proposals (PSY 300/301)

Ara, K., Cordima, E., & Lemieux, B. (2020). An Evaluation of College Students’ Self-Reported Inclusion: Recommendations for the Student Multicultural Center. IRB#1548559-1 Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Couchot, X., Treadway, A., & Moore, G. (2020). Gender and Sexuality Ideology Among Gen-Z College Students. IRB#1549759-1. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Hesser, B., Garcia, H., Hyppolite, K., & Parades-Luna, M. (2020). Generation Z  Parenting Intention, Sustainability Attitudes, and Civic Engagement IRB#1549638-1. Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Johnson, N., King, L., & Gordon, R.J. (2020). Mental Toughness, Resilience, and Grit in a CollegeStudent Sample of Athletes and Nonathletes. IRB#1549764-1 Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Miller, B., Durante, V., Thornburg, H., & Holtrop, H. (2020). Environmental and Health Attitudes, Knowledge, and Behavior among College Students. RB#1549675-1 Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon

Morley, D., Moser, M., Kubota, C. (2020). College Student Social Media-Use, Depression, Anxiety, and Substance-Use. IRB#1549765-1 Presented to the Department of Psychology, Pacific University, Forest Grove, Oregon