Skilled Research Assistant knowledgeable about Social Cognitive Psychology, Visual Perspective, Mental Imagery, and Help-seeking Behaviors. Experienced in single factor between-participants design. Adept in conducting online questionnaires, literature reviews and data synthesis and analysis. Skilled in creating efficient systems to organize and manage experimental data.
Creative and energetic Early Childhood Education, Child Development Psychology, and Special Education worker devoted to offering diverse activity plans and experiential learning opportunities to enhance individual psychological, social, and educational development. Friendly, supportive and motivated with strong desire to promote student potential. Offering 5 years of experience with passion for building strong rapport with faculty, students and caregivers.
2019-2020: University Scholars Honors Program Thesis- Using Mental Imagery to Increase Intentions to Seek Psychological Help
· Designed a single factor, between participants study
· Developed study hypothesis, completed application and received approval from Institutional Review Board (IRB)
· Identified useful resources, measures, and scales to incorporate into study
· Collected consent and data from hundreds of research participants
· Created spreadsheets to organize articles, data, measures, and references
· Calculated results and designed graphs, images, and diagrams to present findings
2019-2020: Undergraduate Researcher- Worked alongside professor and social- cognitive psychologist on visual perspective theoretical review
· Created language for visual perspective theories
· Identified and addressed gaps in current research in areas of perspective- taking and psychological distance
· Gathered information to create a literature review
· Created spreadsheets to organize articles, theories, references, and journals
2020: Western Psychological Association Conference (WPA)
Accepted to present at the WPA Conference in San Francisco to present full University Scholars Honors ProgramThesis research study findings, discussions, statistics, theories, limitations, and further research inquiries
2019: Pacific Northwest Honors Symposium Conference
Attended the Pacific Northwest Honors Symposium Conference to present University Scholars Honors Program Thesis preliminary study hypotheses and theories
Tausen, B. M., Carpenter, S., & Macrae, C. N. (2019). Just another variant of psychological distance? The role of visual perspective in mental simulation. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice. Advance online publication. https://doi.org/10.1037/cns0000210
2019: Cross- Cultural Psychology and Mental Healthcare in Seoul, South Korea
Visited health and wellness center at Seoul National University to learn about counseling services offered to students. Completed cross-cultural psychology course further developing interpersonal skills, specifically with individuals with different backgrounds, ethnicities, and perspectives.
2018: Cognitive- Behavioral Volunteer Experience in Arad and Sibiu, Romania
Traveled to Romania to work alongside organizations taking care of both elderly and young individuals with cognitive, behavioral, physical, or developmental differences. Assisted in education and life skill training for children in the foster care system.
2017: Post-Partum Depression and Anxiety Cross- Cultural Communications in Manila, Philippines
Taught classes on post-partum depression and anxiety at prenatal clinics, taught English in 3rd grade classroom, and provided support for caretakers at children's homes. Completed cross-cultural communications course and engaged in readings and discussions related to effective cross-cultural involvement.
January- December 2017: Clinical Psychology Job Shadowing/ Mentorship at Seattle Children's Hospital in Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology
Attended Pain Clinic team meetings to develop wholesome treatment plans for patients (involving psychiatrist, doctor, nurse, physical therapist, occupational therapist, and clinical psychologist).
October 2015- May 2016: Served on Mental Health Youth Action Board for the Pediatric Mental Health Institute at Children's Hospital Colorado
Collaborated with psychotherapists and the Pediatric Mental Health Institute to create projects aimed at spreading awareness of mental illness. Presented for graduate-level classes at universities, the Colorado School Board for Education, TedX Mile High, the Broncos Health and Wellness Expo, and the Colorado Children's Hospital.
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