Feb. 13, 2007
Morningside College seniors Nicole Kranz (left) of Columbus, Neb., and Brandilyn Shipler (right) of Algona, Iowa, were awarded a regional research award from Psi Chi, the National Honor Society in Psychology, for their poster presentation “What's your Gender Baby? The Influence of Femininity, Masculinity, and Hypermasculinity on Close Relationships.” The award allows the students’ poster presentation to be on display during the Psi Chi portion of the Midwestern Psychological Association’s Annual Convention held May 3-5, in Chicago, Ill. The students will also receive a $300 cash prize.
Only 20 research projects were selected from more than 280 abstracts submitted for consideration. Kranz and Shipler’s project examined the predictability of self-perceived gender and hypermasculinity on attachment relationship behaviors and was based on surveys by one hundred and seven participants. The poster presentation previously received a first-place award at the 26th Annual Great Plains Student Psychology Convention held in March 2006 at Central Missouri State University in Warrensburg, Mo.
Psi Chi is a member of the Association of College Honor Societies and is an affiliate of the American Psychological Association (APA) and the American Psychological Society (APS). Founded in 1929 at Yale University, Psi Chi is one of the largest and most successful honor societies in the world with more than 975 chapters located at college and university campuses throughout the United States.