Borton, Students Attend Social Psychology Conference

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.

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