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PALS Teens at MPA

Last week, the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) hosted its annual meeting at the Palmer House Hilton in Chicago, IL. As the current CSR Research Associate, I presented a poster on some of my collaborative work with Calvin psychology professor, Marjorie Gunnoe.

Using PALS teen data, professor Gunnoe and I examined predictors of teenage expectations to marry. We explored several theoretical & well-established domains in an effort to compare our data with other national studies and to contribute to the growing body of literature on teenage development and attitudes toward marriage.

In addition to several poster sessions, I had the opportunity to hear a fabulous lecture by Washington University’s memory expert, Henry L. Roediger, III on how testing not only measures knowledge but enhances it. Visit the Washington University Memory Lab for more on this groundbreaking research.

Posted by Nate Medeiros-Ward on Monday, May 05, 2008 at 01:37 PM
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PALS Teens

CSR is supporting psychology professor Marjorie Gunnoe in her collaboration with the University of Notre Dame to launch an adolescent component to the Portraits of American Life Study (PALS), a major long-term study of the social and religious traits of several thousand randomly-sampled American households. Prof. Gunnoe’s survey instrument includes an innovative new scale for measuring the nature of parent-teen relationships, which was refined through pilot surveys with Calvin Psychology 151 students in the fall of 2004 and fall 2005. The survey also includes an investigation of teens’ perceptions of religious worship practices designed by Calvin’s new Provost, Claudia Beversluis, who is also a professor of psychology at Calvin.

Posted by Neil Carlson on Thursday, June 01, 2006 at 10:05 PM
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