Cohort 7

Cohort 7 just finished their Summer Research Opportunities Program (SROP) and are applying to doctoral programs and working on senior theses.

Nicole Torrence is working with Dr. Razani on a project that provides evidence for differential diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Syndrome and Fronto-Temporal Dementia. This year she presented at the International Neuropsychological Society conference. Honors include: Psi Chi National Honor Society for Psychology, National Society of Collegiate Scholars, Dean's List.

Mario Astorga is working with Dr. Grant on a project that examines factors related to the academic success of students of color and with Dr. Wittig on a project that examines examine moderators and mediators of prejudice reduction. He was on the Deanís list this year.

Crislyn Nefas is working with Dr. McAuliff on a project related to juror’s deliberations and the types of heuristic errors that can be made. Honors include: 3rd Place CSUN Student Research Symposium, CSU Sally Casanova Pre-Doctoral Scholarship Honorable Mention, Deanís List.

Bertha Nash is working with Dr. Oh on the development and maintenance of heritage languages. She is interested in knowing under what circumstances individuals who were brought up bilingual choose to use their language and how their language proficiency and use influences their coping skills. Honors include: 3rd place CSUN Student Research Symposium, WPA Robert L. Solso Res Award, Deanís List.

Nouran Mahmoud is working with Dr. Razani on a project that provides evidence for differential diagnosis of Alzheimer’s Syndrome and Fronto-Temporal Dementia. Honors include: CSUN Ambassador Award, CSUN Ambassador Star Award, Deanís List.

Nina Lauharatanahirun works with Dr. Kang and is interested in decision-making as it applies to the environment. This year she presented at the Western Psychological Association conference. Honors include: 2nd place at the Psi Chi Undergrad Research Competition, CSUN Deanís List.

Antoine Barton is working with Dr. Grant on a project related to the academic success of students of color and Dr. Plunkett on a project which examines contextual factors related to Latino and African American adolescents' depression, delinquency, aggression, substance use, and academics. Antoine's desire is to pursue his Ph.D. in political psychology. He has an interest in understanding the factors/issues that influence the development of individuals' political party idealogies. Honors include: Durgee Scholarship, Justice Unity Generous Scholarship, National Association for the Univ of Women, Best Presentor and Best Researchers at his SROP.

picture of current COR students

Cohort 8

Cohort 8 just started in the COR program. They have already begun working in their research labs, and many of them have already submitted proposals to present at professional conferences.

Yolanda Vasquez is working with Dr. Chavira on a project that examines contexts factors (e.g., family, school, community) that contribute to the academic success and identity formation of low-income, immigrant, ethnic minority youth.

Luis Parra is working with Dr. Abara on a project that examines brain and behavior relationships using electrophysiological techniques and psychometric instruments.

Rhondine Neal is working with Dr. Plunkett on a project which examines contextual factors related to Latino and African American adolescents' depression, delinquency, aggression, substance use, and academics.

Brenda Miranda is working with Dr. Tonyan on a project that examines daily transitions between home and centres for infants and toddlers.

Patricia Cabral is working with Dr. Grant on a project that examines factors related to the academic success of students of color.