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CBD-Funded Student Projects and Internships

Since 2003, CBD has supported student research at the Division II and Division III levels, funded students to work with faculty at Hampshire and the Five Colleges, and helped send students to internships and placements with throughout the United States and abroad.

See below for the complete list of CBD-funded projects and internships:

STUDENT FUNDING FALL 2013

Jolie Anderson (Div III project) Research Study in ERP Lab Underway
Nicole DelRosso
(research placement) Exploration of the Mind-Body Problem at the Mindful Awareness Research Center, UCLA
Melanie Drogseth
(Div III project) Searching for Paulo Freire: A Case Study in Educational Reform
Chelsea Dunn
(research placement) Center for Neurodegenerative Disease, Emory University
Cassandra Greene
(Div II field study) Happiness Research in Germany, the United Kingdom, and the United States
Yooil “Elly” Kang
(Div III project) Research Study Underway
Zachary Mitnik
(Div III project) Research Study Underway
Peter Nguyen
(research placement) Harvard University Program for Evolutionary Dynamics with Dr. Moshe Hoffman
Mary Pless
(Div III project) HIV and AIDS: Awareness and Intervention in Northern Thailand
Colin Quirk
(Div III project) Research Study in ERP Lab
Mariah Salyer
(Div II field work) Maternal & Prenatal Health in India
Sola Stamm
(Div III project) Systems of Maternal Health Care: Establishments of Biomedical Care in Dakar, Senegal
Laura Waters
(Div III project) P19 Embryonic Stem Cells: Exploring Brain and Development, Laboratory Study in Natural Science
Alyssa Whoaa
(Div II field study) The Rainbow Road to Happiness

STUDENT FUNDING SUMMER 2013

Jolie Anderson (Internship with Kim A. Bard, Ph.D. at The University of Portsmouth, England, Centre for Comparative and Evolutionary Psychology): Socio-Emotional Experience and Primate Social Cognition: Cognitive, Communicative, and Social Development across Species.
Sage Campbell (Internship at Asociacion Mendocina de Intercambio Cultural Argentino Norte American (AMICANA), Mendoza, Argentina): Language, Education, Culture, & Development in ESOL Learners
Julianne Chaloux (Internship with Brian W. Dillon, Ph.D. at The Cognitive Science of Language Lab, The University of Massachusetts Amherst): Probabilistic Models of Syntactic Disambiguation in Tok Pisin
Russell Cavallaro (Internship with Charles Perfetti, Ph.D. at The University of Pittsburgh Learning Research & Development Center): Language Development of Native English Speakers Learning Chinese as a Second Language
Nicole DelRosso (Internship with Marco Iacoboni, MD, Ph.D. at The Iacoboni Lab, UCLA Brain Mapping Center): Implications of Mirror Neuron Research
Georgia Gerike (Internship with Kimberly Noble, MD, Ph.D. at Columbia University: Neurocognition, Early Experience, & Development Lab): Critique and Synthesis on Current Research on the Effects of SES on Neurocognition
Yooil Kang (Internship with Richard McNally, Ph.D. at The McNally Lab, Harvard University Psychology Department): Complexities in Grief
Reiann Liston (Internship at The Oregon Museum of Science & Industry, Portland, OR) Science and Early Childhood Museum Education
Emma Opitz (Internship with Daniel Bowling, Ph.D. and Tecumseh Fitch, Ph.D. at The Fitch Lab, The University of Vienna, Cognitive Biology) Evolution, Emotion, and the Propensity for Music
Francesco Passalacqua (Internship with Rachel Loewy, Ph.D. at The University of California, San Francisco, Department of Psychiatry) Prodrome Assessment Research and Treatment Program (PART)
Colin Quirk (Internship with Jane Couperus, Ph.D. and Laura Wenk, Ph.D. at Hampshire College): Education and Neuroscience: Qualitative and Quantitative Data
Louisa Smith (Internship at The Synesthesia & Sensory Integration Lab, The University of Edinburgh, Scotland): Visual and Attention Processing of Synesthesia
Yimeng Wang (Internship/Division III Research at The Chinese Academy of Sciences, Institute of Psychology Beijing, China): Buying Shares: an Eye-Tracking Study on Cross-Cultural Difference of Risky Decision Making
Laura Waters (Internship with Geng-Lin Li, Ph.D at The University of Massachusetts-Amherst Department of Biology and John Castorino, Ph.D. at Hampshire College): P19 Embryonic Stem Cells: Exploring the Brain and Human Development with Tissue Culture and Electrophysiology
Alyssa Whoaa (Research Project and Conference Attendance) Pace of Life and Happiness from Italy to France; Public Happiness Interdisciplinary Conference, Rome, Italy
 

STUDENT FUNDING FALL 2012

Iris Arieli (Div III project) Understanding Activist Trauma & Creative Tools of Support
Jessie Cass (Div III project) Maximizing Communication in Confusing Situations
Rebecca Cleary (Div III project) It’s a Beautiful Life: Resisting Machismo in Nicaragua with Grupo de Mujeres Sacuanjoche
Nicole Dhruv (Div III project) Bridging Biology & Psychology
Alexandra Gray (Div III project) The Story of Memory: Awe versus Gratitude Savoring and Creative Performance
Zoe Kleiman-Tapley (Div III project) The Role of Mood Congruency in the Implicit Processing of Emotional Facial Expressions: an ERP Investigation
Ethan Ludwin-Peery (Div III project) Emotion, Ethics, and Punitive Judgment
Holly MacDonald (Div III project) The Instrument Body: The Physiology and Psychology of Playing Music
Anastasia Ramirez (Div III project) Pedagogies of the Home
Hannah Shannon (Div III project) After School Art Program (ASAP)

STUDENT FUNDING SUMMER 2012

Melanie Cox (Internship with Rebecca Spencer, Ph.D., in the Cognition & Action Lab, the University of Massachusetts Amherst): Understanding the Impact of Sleep: a Look at the Consolidation of Emotional Memory
Terra Fletcher (Internship at The World Aquarium at The City Museum of St. Louis, St Luis, Missouri): Designing Educational Scientific Exhibits
Georgia Gerike (Internship with Anjan Chatterjee, M.D. in the Chatterjee Lab, Center for Cognitive Neuroscience and Behavioral and Cognitive Neurology, the University of Pennsylvania): Processing, Experiencing and Enjoying Visual Art 
Ryan Herrick (Div III project) Okiciyapi: Improving the Standard of Living on Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in Pine Ridge, South Dakota
Zoe Kleiman-Tapley (Internship with Jane Couperus, Ph.D., in the Hampshire College ERP Lab): Neurological Substrates of Visual Selective Attention, an ERP Study
Katherine Pappas (Internship with Jane Couperus, Ph.D., in the Hampshire College ERP Lab): Neurological Substrates of Visual Selective Attention, an ERP Study
Julie Sargent (Internship with Boston University’s Internship Program, Madrid, Spain): Spanish Healthcare in 21st-Century Madrid
Louisa Smith (Internship in the Janata Lab, Center for Mind & Brain, the University of California Davis): Music, Associated Memory and the Brain
Jacob Vogel (Post-Div III research at Hampshire College, under advisement of Jane Couperus, Ph.D. and Cynthia Gill, Ph.D.) Androgen-Related Endophenotypes for Depression
Binlin Xia (Internship at Bo Wu Studio, Youth and Children’s Palace, Wuhan, China): What Does Art Mean to the Youth in Chinese “Art Cram School,” an Ethnography

STUDENT FUNDING FALL 2011

Edward Alexander
(Div III project): Loaded Words: Analyzing The Emotional Impact of Typographic Variables
Syd Fogarty
(Div III project): Comparing Patient’s Understanding of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (CBT) and Psychoanalysis
Kelsey Rumley
(Div III project): Investigation of the Diet and Nutritional Needs of Children with AIDS in China
Daniel G. Taub
(Div III project): The Effects of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCB's) on Brain Development
Jacob Vogel
(Div III project): Androgen-Related Endophenotypes for Depression
Yimeng Wang
(Div II project): Adapted or Updated? The Effect of Resource Ownership Indicators in Attractiveness across Sex & Age Groups in China
Alyndia Wood
(Div III project): Molecular Mechanisms of Associative Learning

STUDENT FUNDING SUMMER 2011


Sarah Chotkowski (Internship with VA Hospital): Military Sexual Trauma
Rebecca Cleary
(Internship with Lauren Krupp, M.D., Stony Brook University Medical Center, NY): Pediatric Multiple Sclerosis Society Research: MS and the Thinking Brain in the Context of Culture
Katherine Culpepper (Internship with Steve Fadden, Ph.D., Landmark College Institute for Research and Training, Putney, VT): Toward an Ethnography Investigating Student Veterans’ College Success
Benjamin Franks (Internship with Autism Awareness, Care and Training Center (AACT), Ghana): Autism and Ghanian Culture
Namgyal Norbu (Div III project) Diki Day Care Center, Astoria, NY: Ethnographic Study of Tibetan Language Learners
Celine O’Malley (Internship with Children’s Healing Art Project (CHAP), Portland, OR): Arts in Healthcare: Healing Through the Arts
Samuel Emile Rutherford (Internship with Wendy Heller, Ph.D., Psychology Department, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, IL): Emotional Effects on Executive Control
Molly Schlesinger (Div III project): Preschoolers’ Story Book Comprehension
Daniel G. Taub (Internship with R. Thomas Zoeller, Biology Department, University of Massachusetts Amherst): The Effects of Polychlorinated Biphenyls (PCBs) on Intracellular Levels of thyroid Hormone During Pregnancy and Fetal Brain Development
Jacob Vogel (Internship with  Loretta Flanagan-Cato, Ph.D., Lab of Neuroendocrinology, University of Pennsylvania): Investigating the Neural Mechanisms by which Angiotensin II Modulates Sodium Appetite
Yimeng Wang (Div II project): Mental Expressiveness in Translation
Alynda Wood (Internship with Brian J. Wiltgen, Ph.D, Molecular and Cellular Cognition Lab, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia): The Molecular Biology of Memory Encoding and Retrieval

STUDENT FUNDING ACADEMIC YEAR 2010-2011

Sasha Jessica Allegretta-Fuller (Internship with Unja Hayes, Parental Attachment Lab, University of Massachusetts Amherst): Maternal Mental Health
Brittany Alperin (Div III project): Aware, Present, and Nonjudgmental: A Case Study on the Theraputic Benefit of Vipassana Meditation
Sara Fogarty (Internship with Laura Wenk, Collaboration for Excellence in Science Education, Hampshire College): Supporting English Language Education in the Amherst Elementary Schools
Raphael Franca (Div III project): Mapia Community, Ayahuasca, Brazil, Essays about Mapia
Erik Hoel (Post-graduation Internship with Jane Couperus, Event Related Potential Lab, Hampshire College): Using Social Network Theory to Investigate Functional Brain Networks across Development
Erik Hoel (Conference presentation): 14th annual Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Toronto, Canada, June 24-27, 2010, Division III project, The Network Properties of Conscious Experience: “Small Worlds” and Functional Connectivity
Michael Hogan (Post-graduation internship with Jane Couperus, Event Related Potential Lab, Hampshire College): Using Social Network Theory to Investigate Functional Brain Networks across Development
Michael Hogan (Conference presentation): 14th annual Association for the Scientific Study of Consciousness, Toronto, Canada, June 24-27, 2010, Division III project, The Network Properties of Conscious Experience: “Small Worlds” and Functional Connectivity
Kristin Iodice (Conference presentation): 17th Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society in Montreal, Canada, April 17-20, 2010. Division III project, Attentional Biases for Cigarette and Anti-Cigarette Cues in Ex-Smokers
Riley Liptak (Div III project): Medical Education as Trauma Relief on the Thai-Burmese Border
Maya Marcus-Sells (Div III project): Development of a New Technique to Examine Neural Regulatory Mechanisms
Maya Marcus-Sells (Internship with James Chambers, Chambers Lab, University of Massachusetts Amherst): Tracking Development of Memories
Sean McGill (Internship with Laura Grabel, Hall-Atwater and Shanklin Laboratories, Department of Biology, Wesleyan University, Connecticut): Molecular Signaling Mechanisms
Katherine Mott (Internship with C.J. Stam, Vrije University, Amsterdam, the Netherlands): Study of Normal and Pathological Brain Functions
Celine O’Malley (Internship with Global Youth Connect in Rwanda): Arts for Peace
Benjamin Oyama (Div III project): Shanghai, People’s Republic of China, Re-Orienting the ‘East’ at the 2010 Shanghai Exposition: Cognitive and Racial Perspectives
Brenley Rowland (Div II project): Understanding Personhood
Molly Schlesinger (Internship with Renee Hobbs, Media Education Lab, Temple University): Youth and Media Literacy
Raphael Serota (Div III project): Affective Decision Making
Raphael Serota (Internship with Joanna Morris, Event Related Potential Lab, Hampshire College): Research in Morphological Decomposition
Dan Taub (Internship with Cynthia Gill, Neuroendocrinology Lab, Hampshire College): The Evolution of Maternal Care and Neuroendocrine Control
Zhetao (Becky) Tong (Independent Study Project): The Language of Art: the East Encounters the West

STUDENT FUNDING ACADEMIC YEAR 2009-2010

Kendra Bechtel (Internship with Joshua Green at Harvard University Moral Cognition Lab): Perceptions of Disgust
Kristian Brevik (Independent study): Morphological Correlates of Tameness in the Prairie Vole
Julia Buntaine (Div III project): NeuroSculpture
Carson Chodos (Div III project): Interviews with a school community. Education for all: Appealing to all and applicable to few
Heather Dodge (Internship with Tom Geracioti and Sharon Barnes at the Cincinnati Veterans Affairs Medical Center): Massage Therapy Effects on Cerebrospinal Fluid Neurochemistry (CFN)
Erik Hoel (Internship with Jane Couperus at the Hampshire College Event-Related Potential (ERP) Lab): Attention, Brain, and Behavior in Children
Kristin Iodice (Post-graduation internship with Jane Couperus at the Hampshire College Event-Related Potential (ERP) Lab): Attention, Brain, and Behavior in Children
Anika Martin (Internship with Wediko Children's Services): Drama Therapy, Child Development, and the Brain
Jamie Moody (Div III project): Geneticization and its implications for health and healthcare
Sean Nunley (Div III project): Experimental Domestication: Selection for Tameness in Prairie Voles
Taliesin Nyala (Div III project): Don’t Set Us Up for Failure: Child Abuse in Psychology, Literature, and Religion
Luke Pinette (Div III project): Development of the understanding of pragmatic violations
Brenna Rose Sommer (Div III project): Analysis of massage therapy as treatment for stress and mild depressive symptoms by testing cortisol and EEG

STUDENT FUNDING ACADEMIC YEAR 2008-2009

Neta Ambar, (Div III project): Assessment of the Canine Training Program in Giva'at Olga, Israel
Emma Brewster,
(Div III project): Community Cookbook
Jeffrey Garber
(Div III project): Children of the Corn: Using Mass Spectroscopy to Examine the Effect of Food Budget Size on C4 Plant and Meat Consumption in the North American Supermarket Diet
Kristin Iodice (Div III project): An ERP Study: The Attentional Bias of Cigarette-aversive Stimuli in Ex-smokers
Evan Ratzan (Div III project): Synchronized Audiovisual Stimuli and Motorized Response Patterns

STUDENT FUNDING ACADEMIC YEAR 2007-2008

Lauren Bentley (Conference presentation): Annual American Educational Studies Association Meeting in Cleveland, October 24-28, 2008. Division III project, The Cost of Accountability: Teaching Under the No Child Left Behind Act
Ellen Dulaney (Internship with Jeffrey D. Blaustein at the University of Massachusetts Amherst Center for Neuroendocrine Studies): The Effects of Adolescent Stress on Susceptibility to Sex Steroid Hormones in Adulthood
Don Everhart (Internship with Salman Hameed of the Hampshire College Integrated Science and Humanities Initiative): Development of Science in the Islamic World
Tara Frady (Division III project): Accessible Method for Neuropsychological Assessment
Tara Frady (Conference presentation): Cognitive Neuroscience Society 15th Annual Meeting in San Francisco, CA on April 12-15, 2008. As ERP Lab Manager, Tara participated in two Div III projects that were presented at the conference: Erik Benau’s project, Reading, The Brain, and Reading the Brain, Economics, Emotion, and Electroencephalography
Erik Hoel (Independent study): Neuronal Development
Sam Hoffman (Div III project): Support of Cortisol Production through Dietary Salt Supplementation
Kristin Iodice (Internship with Christopher Overtree and Paula Errazuriz at the University of Massachusetts/Amherst, Psychological Services Center): How are Biology, Psychology, and Culture Implicated in the Development of Emotional Life?
Samantha Kimball (Conference presentation): Annual American Educational Studies Association Meeting in Cleveland, October 24-28, 2008. Division III project, The Cost of Accountability: Teaching Under the No Child Left Behind Act
Mirana Moore (Div III project): Learning and Teaching through Dramatic Conventions
Ariel Pressman (Post-graduation internship with Nilanjana Dasgupta in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Department of Psychology): The Interplay of Implicit Prejudice and Emotion Using ERPs

STUDENT FUNDING ACADEMIC YEAR 2006-2007

Miryam Ali (Internship with Dr. Amin at the Divisional Hospital in Faisalabad, Pakistan): The effects of socio-economical position and cultural practices in Pakistan on woman's health and physical, mental, and educational development
Heather Browning (Div III project): Constructivist Physics-of-Energy
Rose Cheyette (Div III project): Educational Attainment in Post-Apartheid South Africa
Gaea Dill-D'Ascoli (Div III project): Dialectal Variation in West Galway
Jonathan Fanning (Div II project): Facial Perceptual Narrowing in Infants
A. Nilesh Fernando (Internship with Dr. Julian Jamison at the Experimental Social Science Laboratory (XLab) at the University of California at Berkeley): Neuroeconomics
A. Nilesh Fernando (Seminar/Workshop in Experimental Economics, Interdisciplinary Center for Economic Sciences (ICES), 2007, Philadelphia, PA
Tara Frady (Internship with Dr. Lisa Scott in the University of Massachusetts Amherst Laboratory of Brain, Cognition, and Development, the "BCD" Lab): Perceptual Narrowing Study
Marie Landis (Div III project): Autism Spectrum Disorder in Silicon Valley
Su Yeon Lee (Div III project): Comparison between Chinese and Korean Psychiatrists' Mental Health Practices
Carlyn Mamber (Div III project): The Effect on Morphology, Behavior, and Human Cognition of the Fragile X Mental Retardation Gene
Carlyn Mamber (Installation): Fragile X Syndrome: From Neuron to Cognition, an Interactive and Educational Exhibition (May 8-18, 2007)
Johnna Murphy (Div III project): Socioeconomic Status and Autism Spectrum Disorder
Katharine A. Spero (Div III project): Slim to None: an Experimental Eating Disorder Education Program
Gwen Straley (Div III project): Child Labor in the Carpet Industry in Nepal

STUDENT FUNDING ACADEMIC YEAR 2005-2006

Alek Chakroff (Div III project): An EEG Investigation of the "Flow State"
Erin Edmiston (internship with Hilary Blumberg at the Yale Department of Psychiatry): Investigation of emotional processing in mood disorders
Kirsten Goldman (Div III project): Brainstorms! Teaching Cognitive Science Concepts through Hands-On Museum Exhibit
Theresa Gorman (Div III project): An Epidemiological Review of the Physical and Mental Effects of the 9/11 Attack
Theresa Gorman (Conference presentation): American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 2006, Boston, MA
Ben Grosscup (Div III project): Ethnography of the Transhumanist Movement
Ben Grosscup (Conference presentation): The Society for the Social Study of Science Conference, 2005, Pasadena, CA
Carlyn Mamber (Internship with the Neurons and Networks Research Group under the guidance of Jaap van Pelt and Ger JA Ramakers, The Netherlands Institute for Brain Research): Plasticity and the Pathology of Cell Morphology and Neural Networks
Ariel Pressman (Internship with Buju Dasgupta at the University of Massachusetts Amherst ERP Lab): Development and Persistence of Implicit Stereotypes
Annie Ren (Div III project): Studying Various Models of Community Care for Orphan Children Affected by HIV/AIDS in Cape Town, South Africa
Kathryn A. Spero (Internship with Diego Pizzagalli at the Affective Neuroscience Laboratory at Harvard University): Investigations into Depression

STUDENT FUNDING ACADEMIC YEAR 2004-2005

Rachel Abed
(Div III project): Development of Reasoning About Morality in College Students
Angela Acosta (Div III project): Street Child Access to Health Care in Metro Manila, Philippines
Angela Acosta (Conference presentation) The American Public Health Association Annual Meeting, 2005, Philadelphia, PA
Matthew Darling (Div III project): Title: Fairness and Reciprocity: Behavioral Game Theory and Social Preferences
Cortney Haynes (Div III project): Time of Death 5:01: Video Art Exploring the Medical Meaning of Death
Jiah Kim (Div III project): Spirituality of Health: Mind-Body and Spirit According to Dahnworld
Su Yeon Lee (Conference presentation): N.E.U.R.O.N., the Northeast Undergraduate Research Organization of Neuroscience Annual Conference, 2005, New York, NY
Tasha Loader (Internship with Carole H. Browner at the FPR-UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development): The Culture of Biomedicine
Emily Schlesinger (Div III project): The Rise of the Medical Model, the Domination of Big Pharma, and the Distribution of Stimulant Drugs
Zachary Stein (Conference presentation): Annual Meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, 2004, Toronto, Canada
Sangpo Tsamda (Conference presentation): The Vision Sciences Society Conference, Annual Meeting, 2004, Sarasota, FL
Antonius Wiriadjaja (Div III project): The Influence of Category-Based and Relationship-Based Learning on Memory in Children and Adults
Fan Yang (Div III project): The Exacerbation of Social Inequalities Through Inequalities in Education and Development

STUDENT FUNDING ACADEMIC YEAR 2003-2004

Eric Anderson (Div III project): Moral Cognition
Eric Anderson (Internship with Alan Fiske at the FPR-UCLA Center for Culture, Brain, and Development): Assessment of Socio-Emotional Behavior in Frontotemporal Dementia," and "Towards a Neurochemistry of Sociability
Eric Anderson (Conference presentation): The Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Science Society, 2003, Boston, MA.
Caitlin Berrigan (Div III project): La Specola: Medicine and the Mythology of the Vagina Dentata
Amanda Dennis (Div III project): M/OTHER
Jasmine Loveland (Div III project): An Analysis of Abnormal Behaviors in Kenneled Dogs at the Pioneer Valley Humane Society in Greenfield, Massachusetts
Andrea Martin (Conference travel): Architecture and Mechanisms of Language Processing (AMLaP), August, 2003, University of Glasgow, Glasgow, Scotland, UK; and The Annual Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, November, 2003, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
Aliza Yarrow (Div III project): More than 4 Walls: A Study of Intergenerational Theater and Its Effects on Displaced Youth

 

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