25th APS Annual Convention: Mark Your Calendar (Washington, DC, USA - May 23-26, 2013)

APS Student Caucus

RISE Award Addresses

Saturday, May 25, 2013, 9:00 AM - 10:20 AM
APS Exhibit Hall A - Events Area

Kris Gunawan Chair: Kris Gunawan
University of Nevada, Las Vegas

The RISE Research Award is given annually to recognize outstanding student research on socially and economically under-represented populations. The winners, selected by a panel of their peers, will present their research in symposium format. The goal of this event is to increase awareness of the need for diverse perspectives in psychological science. These award winning posters will also be presented during Poster Session XII, Saturday, May 25, 2013 in the APS Exhibit Hall A.

Please see the RISE Research Award page for more information.


Race/Ethnicity Moderates Associations between Childhood Weight Status and Early Substance Use
Jennifer C. Duckworth
Indiana University
Childhood weight status and early substance use were examined. Underweight males were at decreased risk of early alcohol and cannabis use, with risk of early drinking further reduced for underweight Hispanic males. Obesity predicted increased risk of early cannabis use among White females, with little risk observed in African-American females.

Co-Author: Nicole K. Sapharas, Indiana University

Co-Author: Mary Waldron, Indiana University

Co-Author: Kelly A. Doran, Indiana University

Associations between Parental Involvement, Exposure to Violence, and Externalizing Behavior Among Immigrant and Refugee Adolescents
Taralee Hamner
Georgia State University
Among immigrant and refugee adolescents, exposure to violence has been repeatedly found to represent a significant risk factor for externalizing behaviors. Examinations of moderating factors such as parental involvement are needed. Exposure to violence was positively associated with externalizing behaviors, but only for adolescents with high levels of parental involvement.

Co-Author: Wing Y. Chan, Georgia State University

Co-Author: Mariya V. Malakina, Georgia State University

Co-Author: Robert D. Latzman, Georgia State University

When Families Do Not Fit, nor Measure Up: Categorization and Evaluation of “Modern” Families
David Kille
University of Waterloo, Canada
We show that people have difficulty associating modern (i.e., interracial and same-sex-parent) families into the “family” category. Further, modern families must faithfully live up to ideal familial behavior: When presented with ambiguous (positive and negative) information about a family, evaluations suffer only when the family is modern (vs. traditional).

Co-Author: Crystal T. Tse, University of Waterloo, Canada

Co-Author: Steven J. Spencer, University of Waterloo, Canada

The Influence of Family Dynamics: Mental Health of Colombian Dementia Caregivers
Megan E. Sutter
Virginia Commonwealth University
The current study addresses the influence of family dynamics on caregiver mental health of caregivers of individuals with dementia in Cali, Columbia. Family dynamics are significantly associated with caregiver stress, depression, and satisfaction with life. Therefore fostering family communication and empathy may improve caregiver mental health and quality of care.

Co-Author: Yu-Ping Chang, The State University of New York at Buffalo

Co-Author: Guillermo Ramirez Hoyos, Fundación Alzheimer

Co-Author: Paul B. Perrin, Virginia Commonwealth University

Co-Author: Jacqueline Arabia Buraye, Fundación Alzheimer

Co-Author: Juan Carlos Arango- Lasprilla , IKERBASQUE, Basque Foundation for Science, University of Deusto


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