Resources

For Students

Tutoring

Are you looking for a Psychology tutor?

  • Available free of charge to Grinnell students of any ability
  • Use before an exam, or as a regular review and study option
  • Tutors are upper-level Grinnell College students, experienced with the material, recommended by the faculty

Whether you would like assistance with just one topic or several sections, we're happy to help. Please get in touch to discuss your needs.
Contact Barbara Brown, x 3171, Brownb[at]Grinnell[dot]edu, office SC0430

PSELL

PSELL = Psychology Student Experiential Learning Lab Documents are available in PDF or MS-Word (.doc) format. Word documents are best viewed with Explorer! You will need Acrobat to read PDF.

How to use the PSELL system and bulletin board:
PSELL_Experimenter_instructions.pdf
PSELL_Cover_and_Signup_Sheets_How_To.pdf

Sample of the PSELL Form Filled out correctly:
PSELL_Sample_Signup.pdf

Blank PSELL Form:
PSELL_MaterialsTemplate.doc

Student Co-authored Papers
  • Gibson, J. M., & Meade*, M. L. (2004). Priming guesses on a forced-recall test. Journal of General Psychology, 131, 225-241.
  • Gibson, J. M., & Bahrey*, R. (2005). Modality-specificity effects in priming of visual and auditory word-fragment completion. Journal of General Psychology, 132, 117-137.
  • Horst, J. S., Ellis, A. E., Samuelson, L. K., Trejo, E., Worzalla*, S., Peltan*, J., & Oakes, L. M. (2009). Flexible categorization in infancy: Same objects, same session, two different categorical distinctions. Developmental Science, 12, 96-105.
  • Hye-Sang Chang* coauthored a paper based on summer research she conducted at Stanford Medical School: Brooks, J. O., Chang*, H., & Krasnykh, O. (2009). Metabolic risks in older adults receiving second-generation antipsychotic medication. Current Psychiatry Reports, 11, 33-40.
  • Gibson, J. M., Macan, T., Potter*, K., & Cunningham, J. (2010). In an ideal world self-report scales predict memory experimental data. Cognitive Technology, 15, 44-60.
  • Gibson, J. M., Dhuse*, S., Hrachovec*, L., & Grimm*, L. R. (2011). Priming insight in groups: Facilitating and inhibiting solving an ambiguously-worded insight problem. Memory & Cognition. 39, 128-146. http://dx.doi.org/10.3758/s13421-010-0014-7
  • Chang*, H., & Gibson, J. M. (2011). The odd-even effect in Sudoku puzzles: Effects of working memory, aging, and experience. American Journal of Psychology, 124, 313-324.
Student Presentations
    • Gustafson*, S., Tseng*, C., Yoon*, E., & Gibson, J. M. The Effect of Glucose on Prospective Memory. Poster presented at the 2013 Convention of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, May 3, 2013. 
    • Vertilo*, V., & Gibson, J. M. Influence of Character Strengths on Mental Health Stigma. Poster presented at the 2013 Convention of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, May 4, 2013. 
    • Shaw*, A., Briggs*, M., & Gibson, J. M. On the Relationship Between Time Management and Executive Functioning through Time Estimation. Poster presented at the 2013 Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, May 25, 2013. 
    • Johnson*, D., & Gibson, J. M. Conditional Inferences Differentiate Mental Logic and Mental Models Predictions. Poster presented at the 2013 Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, November 15, 2013.
    • Vu, M. H.*, Kubicek, H.*, & Gibson, J. M. (2012 May). “Working Memory, Age, and Expertise in Sudoku Puzzles”. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
    • Ullberg, E.*, & Gibson, J.M. (2012 May). “Morphemes Matter to Lexical Organization: A Reexamination of the Word Length Effect" Poster presented at the 2012 APS Annual Convention, Chicago.
    • Connelley, K. H.*, Sinnett, L. M., Allison, J. C., & Rahman, M. J. (2010, May). "Role interpretations as a mechanism for personality consistency." Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
    • Sinnett, L. M. & White, C. (2010, May). "Experimentally manipulated but naturally occuring situational variation causes trait variation." Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
    • Baumgartner, H., Karapetyan, A.,* Ellis, A. E., & Oakes, L. M. (2010, March). "Infants‘ visual short-term memory for faces." Poster presented at the 17th Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Baltimore, Maryland.
    • Chollet, L.* & Seawell, A. H. (2010, May). "Personal perceptions and well-being in sexual relationships among college students." Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
    •  Harrington, A. L. *, Khou, C. *, & Seawell, A. H. (2010, May). " The role of hope in illness perceptions among older women with osteoarthritis." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
    • Khou, C. *, Harrington, A.*, & Seawell, A. H. (2010, May). "The role of illness perceptions and hope in marital satisfaction among women with OA." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
    • Nelson, E. F.*, & Seawell, A. H. (2010, May). "Education and communication: prevention of intimate partner violence." Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, Illinois.
    • Rempel-Clower, N.L and Peterson, S*. (2010). "Connections from the amygdala to the orbitofrontal cortex in the rat." Program No. 98.11. Neuroscience Meeting Planner, San Diego, CA: Society for Neuroscience, 2010. Online.
    • Tolcha Mesele* & Kelsey Picken* (Janet M. Gibson, Faculty Sponsor). "You Look Like a Bob: The Impact of Descriptors on Face Identification and Association." Spring 2009 Midwestern Psychological Association Conference (MPA), Chicago.
    • Michele A. Moore*, Frederick A. Peterson* & Misato Sawada* (Janet M. Gibson, Faculty Sponsor). "The Effect of Anagrams on the Stroop Effect." Spring 2009 Midwestern Psychological Association Conference (MPA), Chicago.
    • Paul Kramer* & Michael Inman* (Janet M. Gibson, Faculty Sponsor). "The Jumbling Effect: How Schematic Representations Mediate Change Blindness." Spring 2009 Midwestern Psychological Association Conference (MPA), Chicago. Winner of a Psi Chi Award
    • Jordan C. Allison*, Kathleen H. Connolley* (Laura M. Sinnett, Faculty Co-Author). "SIMulated Personality: Trait Levels and Situational Affordances in Personality Perception." Spring 2009 Midwestern Psychological Association Conference (MPA), Chicago.
    • Sarah M. Luetzow* (Laura M. Sinnett, Faculty Co-Author). "Situational Influences on State Personality While Playing a Board Game." Spring 2009 Midwestern Psychological Association Conference (MPA), Chicago.
    • Asani H. Seawell, Lynn Chollet*, Christina Khou*, Anna Harrington*. "Writing about Forgiveness: Implications for Mood, Empathy, and Health." Poster presented at the Spring 2009 Midwestern Psychological Association Conference (MPA), Chicago.
    • Gibson, J. M., & Chang, H.* "Working Memory Modulates the Odd-Even Effect in Sudoku Puzzles and Math Problems." (MAP research). Spring 2009 annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco.
    • Peterson, S.*, and Rempel-Clower, N. (2009) "Basolateral and basomedial amygdala projections terminating in the orbitofrontal cortex of the rat display laminar patterns suggesting functionality." Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Research Poster Session, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.
    • Johnson, B.*, and Rempel-Clower, N. (2009) "An investigation of the neural connections between the orbitofrontal cortex and the bed nucleus of the stria terminalis." Faculty for Undergraduate Neuroscience Research Poster Session, Society for Neuroscience Annual Meeting.
    • Ellis, A., & McDoniel, M.* (April 2009). "Infants’ Visual Exploration of Happy and Sad Facial Expressions." Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of The Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.
    • Ellis, A. E., Cesa, A. *, & Worzalla, S. L. * (March, 2007) "The Way You Move, The Way You Look: Infants’ Changing Attention to Object Appearance and Object Function." Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of The Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

    * Indicate a Grinnell College student author.

    Links

    Summer Research Links

     

    Child Development
    General Links
    • Galaxy - Useful starting point for on-line psychological research.
    • Professor Gibson's Page of Psychology Links - Collection of links to many psychological resources on the 'Net.
    • Careers in Psychology - American Psychological Association (APA)'s website provides information on careers in psychology.
    • PsychNet - American Psychological Association homepage.
    • AcademicInfo - psychology degree and resource guide, with links to research tools, writing guides, journals, book lists, etc.