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SFA psychology students win top honors at Dallas conference

April 18, 2016 - University Marketing Communications
Two research projects by students in the Stephen F. Austin State University Department of Psychology won top honors this month during the Southwestern Psychology Association conference in Dallas. Senior undergraduate Stephen Ratliff won a Psi Chi undergraduate research award for his study on the effect of being the target of envy on satisfaction with success. Graduate students Kyle Ripley, Margaret Hance and Stacey Kerr also won a Psi Chi graduate research award for their research looking at ways to increase reading of consent forms in human subjects research. Both projects were conducted in collaboration with Drs. Lauren Brewer and Kyle Conlon, SFA assistant professors of psychology. In addition to recognition at the Psi Chi awards ceremony, winners also received a $300 monetary award. Pictured, from left, are Brewer, Ripley, Ratliff, Hance and Conlon. Kerr is not pictured. SFA Department of Psychology faculty members and students gave a total of seven talks and presented 33 posters during the conference. Student travel to SWPA was supported by SFA Student Affairs, the Department of Psychology and the School of Honors. Faculty member travel was supported by the Department of Psychology and the SFA Office of Research and Sponsored Programs.