Fall 2009 MA Research Students

Master of Arts in Psychology, Option in Psychological Research Students
Fall 2009 Entry  

Fall 2009 MA Research Students
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Safia Baig
Safia Baig, MA 

Hometown: Diamond Bar, CA
BA (Psychology), CSU Fullerton
Research area interests: Drug Abuse
Personal interests: Music, traveling  
Thesis: Gamma-Hydroxybutyrate Use and its Association with Implusivity, Risky Sex, Human Immunodeficiency Virus and Sexually Transmitted Infections  

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Grace Chen
Grace Chen, MA 

Hometown: Walnut, CA
BS (Cognitive Science), UCLA
Research area interests: Learning, Memory, Cognition
Personal interests: Reading, Nature  
Thesis: Exploring the Benefits of Restudying: Metacognitive Judgments During Massed Versus Spaced Study Sessions  

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Arturo Garcia
Arturo Garcia, MA, EdS  

Hometown: Wilmington, CA
BA (Psychology), CSULB
Research area interests: Behavioral Neuroscience, Addiction
Personal interests: Swimming, Hiking, Surfing, Basketball  
Thesis: Long-Term Shifts in Adolescent Nicotine Reward Following Early Methylphenidate Exposure in Male and Female Rats  

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Stephanie Johnson 
Stephanie Johnson

Hometown: None stated 
BA (Psychology), CSULB 
Research area interests: Drug addiction, Neurocognitive 
Personal interests: Art, Reading, Cello, Violin 
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Katherine Lee
Katherine Lee, MA 

Hometown: Brea, CA
BA (Psychology), Cal Poly Pomona
Research area interests: Social, Stereotpes
Personal interests: Reading, Knitting, Bouldering  
Thesis: Stereotypes, Interest, and Persistence: An Examination of why Women Leave the Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math Fields  

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Tara Miller 
Tara Miller 

Hometown: Carlsbad, CA 
BA (Psychology), CSU San Marcos 
Research area interests: Relationship Violence 
Personal interests: Running, Traveling, Going to the Beach, Cooking  


Antonio Neal-De-Stanton
Antonio Neal-De-Stanton, MA 

Hometown: Oakland, CA
BA (Psychology), Clark Atlanta University
Research area interests: Stereotype Threat
Personal interests: Music, Sports, Art  
Thesis: The Effects of College Demographics on the Racial and Gender Identity of Black Female College Students  


Brittany Nielsen
Brittany Nielsen Avila, MA, PhD   

Hometown: Fresno, CA
BA (Psychology), CSU Fresno
Research area interests: Social Psychology, Aggression and Anger
Personal interests: Movies, Reading, Working out, Going to dinner with friends  
Thesis: The Impact of Ingroup Identification, Outgroup Entitativity, and Value Dissimilarity on Vicarious Retribution  


Christopher Palmore
Christopher Palmore, PhD

Hometown: Alameda, CA
BA (Psychology), CSULB
Research area interests: Developmental Psychopathology, Cognition
Personal interests: Art, Running, Sports, Music, Movies, Cooking, Gardening  

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Carla Pruitt 
Carla Pruitt 

Hometown: Stanley, NC 
BA (Psychology), Univ of North Carolina Wilmington 
Research area interests: Brain, Cocaine, Behavior in Rats 
Personal interests: None stated  


Carlos Robles
Carlos Robles, MA 

Hometown: Lancaster, CA
BA (Psychology), CSULB
Research area interests: Positive Psychology
Personal interests: Photography, Music  
Thesis: The Role of Self-concordance on Human Growth  


Rhiannon "Bri" Vaughan
Rhiannon “Bri” Vaughan, MA 

Hometown: Sacramento, CA
MA in Psychology (Child Development), CSU Fullerton
Research area interests: Cognitive Neuroscience, Comparative Cognition
Personal interests: Sports, Reading, Running  
Thesis: There’s Something about Glia: Post-Injury Radial Glial Response in the Avian Subventricular Zone  


Emma Vaughn
Emma Vaughn, MA 

Hometown: Fremont, IN
BS (Psychology), Indiana University
Research area interests: Displaced Aggression, Emotions, Intimate Relationships
Personal interests: Veganism, Tennis, Cooking  
Thesis: Find Me on Facebook: A New Typology for Categorizing Online Personalities  

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Aurora Wood
Aurora Wood Allen, MA, BCBA 

Hometown: San Clemente, CA
BA (Psychology), CSULB
Research area interests: Autism, Childhood Sexual Abuse
Personal interests: Yoga, Bike Riding at the Beach, Cooking 
Thesis: Reinforcing Learning: Comparing an Online Versus Classroom-based ABA Training Program  

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