Archive for March, 2010

Oh dear

By • Mar 30th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I realized yesterday that I am not meant to do great things for one simple reason: I am not willing (or able) to pull all-nighters. Not even my feeble attempts throughout college have had success. Usually if I try it, I sleep for at least two hours i…



Section Three…

By • Mar 27th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I just finished the draft of the last section of my thesis. EXCITING! Here is a sampling from the sub-section that focuses on examples of sexualization in Indian Cosmo. Sexual Liberation and Sexualization in Indian Cosmopolitan It is important for both women and men to understand women’s magazines within the framework of systemic gender and […]



American Schools

By • Mar 26th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In order to compare the emotion regulation development and strategies of children in Ghana and the United States, it was necessary to collect an American sample. To do this, I was granted permission to conduct my study in two schools … Continue reading



Preparation for Testing Sessions, Part 3

By • Mar 25th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hey everyone, This is the latest in a series of retrospective blog posts, detailing the steps I took to prepare for the testing sessions for my thesis project. Enjoy! With the clock ticking, I’m tweaking, tweaking, tweaking. Only a week remains before the testing sessions, the most important part of my data collection, begin, and […]

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Hello world!

By • Mar 23rd, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello! My first post will be to describe the process that has gotten me here and interested in emotion regulation research! Over this past summer I had the opportunity through the Monroe Scholars program to travel to Ghana, Africa and … Continue reading



Hello world!

By • Mar 23rd, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello! My first post will be to describe the process that has gotten me here and interested in emotion regulation research! Over this past summer I had the opportunity through the Monroe Scholars program to travel to Ghana, Africa and … Continue reading



Hard at work

By • Mar 22nd, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

So the theme of this week is hard work (see also: living in the lab).  Today I am running six participants in my study.  Each one of these participants takes an hour and a half so yeah, that’s a lot of lab hours.  All this week I am basically running participants every time I have […]



section 3

By • Mar 19th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Section Three. Indian Cosmopolitan: Sexualization, Mass Consumption and the Impact of Discourse on Indian Health and Development Messages about “modern” Indian woman (also “modern” Indian bf/husband/man) Indian Economy (recent appearance of cosmo) Globalization (in relation to Cosmo, specific example = cosmo, gendered process) INDIAN MIDDLE CLASS SEXUALITY (shilpa phadke) Indian Feminism Relationships with Men (traditional […]



Welcome…

By • Mar 18th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research, Uncategorized

Hello Everyone!
Welcome to the Upperclass Monroe Summer Projects blog. Consider this is a creative space to think “out-loud” as you work through your research questions and share your experience– gathering sources, reading, writing, and, ultimately, completing your project. Research can be a lonely endeavor, accompanied by moments of both great excitement and frustration. As you […]



A Little Background

By • Mar 15th, 2010 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone!  Welcome to my psychology honors thesis research blog! Here’s a quick bit of background about the research I am conducting: I am conducting a study on the social and physiological cognates of looming vulnerability to anxiety.  “Looming” is a specific anxiety construct initially presented by Professor John Riskind at George Mason University.  It […]