Misericordia University recently sponsored the annual Student Research Poster Presentation Day at the Anderson Sports and Health Center on the campus in Dallas, Pa.
The presentations were the culmination of research and work on
Colleges of Health Sciences, Arts and Sciences and Professional Studies and Social Sciences. The students presented a total of 93 abstracts to the college community and answered questions related to their individual topics, which included biology, chemistry, medical imaging, nursing, psychology, occupational therapy, physical therapy and speech-language pathology. Students, faculty, staff and numerous academic deans attended the two-hour presentation event.
The students touched upon several important topics in their fields of study included Libro Ciarmatori of Mountain Top, Roxanne Popple, Lindsey Cappello, and Kelsey Heller presented their research entitled, “Best Friends Forever? Comparing the Quality of High School Friendships to the Quality of College Friendships.” The group studied factors such as frankness, sustainability, trust and willingness to give of oneself to determine that high school friendships had a higher quality rating than college friendships for those within the study group. Professor Marnie Heister Idec, Ph. D., chair of the Department of Psychology, served as faculty advisor for the project.
Ciarmatori, Popple and Cappello are psychology majors and will earn their undergraduate degrees later this month. Heller will earn her bachelor’s degree in psychology in 2014 and plans to continue in the six-and-a-half year Doctor of Physical Therapy program at Misericordia, and will earn her DPT degree in
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