The Psychology Division of the Council on Undergraduate Research announces the 2021 recipients of its Psychology Research Awards. The recipients are undergraduate students conducting original psychological research, who receive awards of up to $500 per project to assist in covering supplies, expenses, or presentation-related costs. The 2021 awardees are the following:
- Rachel Blickman (Boise State University; mentor: Mary Pritchard)
Blickman’s mixed-methods study seeks to examine the influence of women’s perceptions of their stretch marks on body image in the postpartum period.
- Alexis Cheatham (Franklin College; mentor: Ryan Rush)
Cheatham’s project focuses on the relationship of different forms of racism to the perception of racial slurs in various contexts.
- Denver Dobson (Idaho State University; mentor: JongHun Sung)
Dobson’s qualitative research study focuses on the effects of Hispanic cultural beliefs regarding traditional illnesses, medicine, and values that may affect health care for Hispanic individuals.
- Emily Knopf (University of Chicago; mentor: Susan Levine)
Knopf’s project seeks to investigate the relation between gender identity and mathematics attitudes, using an updated definition of gender as a spectrum rather than a binary.
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