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Kim Epting, students present at regional psychology conference

L. Kimberly Epting, an assistant professor of psychology, and Elon seniors Evan Gallena, Stephanie Hicks, Kristen Riggs and junior Traci Weisberg, presented their research March 10-13 in Chattanooga, Tenn., at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association.

Hicks, Gallena, Weisberg and Epting presented “Time Constraint Differentially Affects High and Low Print Exposure Writers.” The project investigated changes in self-editing behavior as a function of different amounts of planning time, and how those changes differed for writers that were relatively high or low in print exposure.

Elon students Elizabeth Palmer and Sarah Borowski were also coauthors on the presentation.

Riggs and Epting presented a separate project, “Cheers vs. Jeers: Effects of Audience Feedback on Sports Tasks.” The research investigated how encouraging, discouraging, and neutral behavior from an audience affected performance of specific sports skills by college athletes. Former Hampden-Sydney College (Va.) students Joseph Knowles and Brian Rolander were co-authors on that presentation.

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5/12/2010 11:25 AM