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Master of Arts in Psychology, Option in Psychological Research Students
Fall 2010 Entry  

Fall 2010 MA Psychological Research Students
Fall 2010 MAPR Student Orientation  

 

Matthew Acala
Matthew Acala, MA

Hometown: Santa Ana, CA
BA (Psychology), UCLA 
Research area interests: Identity, Well-Being, Resilience, Coping
Personal interests: Music, Pop Culture, Theater, Travel 
Thesis: Sexual Health Risk Perceptions and the Role of Community Discourse Among Black Lesbian Women: A Qualitative Study  

 

Anna Chen
Anna Chen, MA

Hometown: Rosemead, CA
BS (Psychology), UC San Diego 
Research area interests: Research Psychology
Personal interests: Watching TV/Movies, Playing Tennis, New experiences  
Thesis: Warmth and Attachment as Separate Systems within Interpersonal Relationships due to Trust  

 

Janessa Cuomo, MA

Hometown: Porterville, CA
BA (Psychology), CSULB 
Research area interests: Couples Counseling, Sexual Victims, Disability and Intimacy
Personal interests: Music, Concerts, Reading  
Thesis: The Mediation Effect of Relationship Quality on the Association of Cognitive Behavioral Stress Management and Reduction of Stress During Pregnancy   

 

Ryan Kelly
Ryan Kelly

Hometown: Long Beach, CA
BA (English), CSULB
Research area interests: Acculturation, Stress, Attribution
Personal interests: Music, Cycling, Sports, Reading

 

Emily Lyons
Emily Lyons, MA

Hometown: Reedley, CA
BA (Psychology and Music), Fresno Pacific Univ 
Research area interests: Brain Activity/Inactivity during sleep
Personal interests: Playing violin, Reading non-Fiction, Exercise Event Planning 
Thesis: Has Internet Technology Found a Niche in Mood Regulation Among Young Adults   

 

Michelle Marckwordt
Michelle Marckwordt

Hometown: Long Beach/Huntington Beach, CA
BA (Psychology), CSULB
Research area interests: Stress, Coping, Anxiety
Personal interests: Sewing, cooking, Art, Shopping, Crafts 

 

Stephanie Meyers
Stephanie Meyers, MA

Hometown: Santa Barbara, CA
BA (Psychology), UC Davis
Research area interests: Addictive Behavior/Substance Abuse
Personal interests: Music (listening/playing), Movies, Local Sports  
Thesis: Ecstasy Use, Impulsivity, Adult ADHD, and Unprotected Anal Sex   

 

Jon Lyle G Nieva
Jon Lyle G Nieva

Hometown: Carson, CA
BA (Psychology), CSULB
Research area interests: Aggression
Personal interests: Music (listening/playing), Movies, Local Sports 

 

Ben Peschek
Ben Peschek. MA 

Hometown: Ferndale, WA
BA (Psychology), Western Washington Univ
Research area interests: Sports Psychology, Neuroscience
Personal interests: Running, Soccer, Beach, Sports  
Thesis: Breaking Down “The Wall:” Assessing Mood Change During a Marathon  

 

Tracy Stribling
Tracy Stribling, MA 

Hometown: Concord, CA
BA (Psychology), UC Santa Cruz
Research area interests: Developmental Disorders, Traumatic Brain Injuries
Personal interests: Soccer, Softball, Outdoors   
Thesis: Attracting Underrepresented Minority Students to the Sciences with an Interest and Utility Value Intervention: Catching and Holding Interest in Recruitment Materials   

 

Crystal Tandler
Crystal Tandler

Hometown: Long Beach, CA
BS (Marketing), Univ of Phoenix (CA campus)
Research area interests: Situational Awareness
Personal interests: Reading, Motherhood  

 

Lizzette Tellez
Lizzette Tellez

Hometown: Calexico, CA
BA (Psychology), San Diego State (IV campus)
Research area interests: Social
Personal interests: Reading, Music, Films  

 

Lisa Zazworsky
Lisa Zazworsky, MA 

Hometown: San Diego, CA
BA (Psychology), UC San Diego
Research area interests: Social Psychology
Personal interests: Reading, Dodge ball, Biking, Cooking, Crafts  
Thesis: Dumbing Down for Others: Differences in Socially Motivated Underachievement between Working and Middle Class Students