Borton, Students Attend Social Psychology Conference
By Holly Foster 315-859-4068
January 24, 2013
Associate Professor of Psychology Jen Borton and five students attended the annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in New Orleans, Jan. 17-21. The students had conducted research with Borton in 2011 or 2012 and presented posters of their work.
Ellen Doernberg '13, Ashley Sutton '13 and Arielle Berti '13 presented a poster titled “Fixated on rejection: Attentional blindness following socially rejecting faces in people with defensive self-esteem” from research they conducted with Borton in 2011.
In 2012 Susannah Parkin '13, Beril Esen '13 and José Mendez '14 worked with Borton on a project titled “Defensive self-esteem and vigilance for self-threatening information,”which was also the topic of a poster.