Archive for October, 2015

Words on a Page…October Update

By • Oct 15th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hello everyone! It has certainly been a busy and productive month! The end of September and the first two weeks of October have brought a vast range of exciting research engagements, for my thesis as well as for the greater honors community. One of the most exciting experiences of the month, the 2015 Charles Center…
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All the Wiser: Independent Research, Round 2

By • Oct 13th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

As I begin to lead my second study in Professor Forestell’s Eating Behavior lab, I cannot help but reflect on all I have learned from finishing up my Upperclass Monroe Study, which I ran for the last year. Preparing computer tasks, printing out informed consent sheets, writing up the experimental procedure – all of these […]



Dalí and his use of Lobsters

By • Oct 13th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In “Salvador Dalí’s Lobsters: Feast, Phobia, and Freudian Slip,” Nancy Frazier examines Dalí’s iconic use of a lobster and the symbolism behind it. Frazier points out that the famed British Patron of surrealism, Edward James, was the inspiration behind Dalí’s Lobster Telephone. While hosting a dinner party, James and his guests threw the lobster shells…
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Getting Into Interviewing

By • Oct 12th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I am proud to report that the interviewing portion of my research is officially underway. Interviews have been printed, consent forms signed, and I have actually started to talk with some of the women about their experiences during reentry. It’s taken a lot of work to get to this point in my thesis, and I…
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Esterofilia: English in Italian Graffiti

By • Oct 8th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

In his book The Dark Heart of Italy, Tobias Jones explores a number of peculiarities of Italian culture–including the phenomenon of  esterofilia , an obession with all things from other countries–specifically the US and UK. The English language, American and English celebrities, the Union Jack and Old Glory–all of these pieces of the Anglo tradition are considered…
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Hitting My Hale Stride

By • Oct 6th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

The beginning of the year has been a continual process of reading and researching, reading and researching, and more reading and researching. Before I began actually formulating my tight, focused thesis, my advisor and I wanted to have covered as much ground as possible, so that when it came time to tighten focus, I had…
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Update!

By • Oct 4th, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I hope everyone has been “enjoying” this lovely rainy weather, I’m starting to forget what sunshine is… Since coming back to school I’ve been quite busy in lab. Unfortunately, I wish my progress could reflect the work I’ve put in, but that’s lab work for yah. For the Azobenzene project, I haven’t been able to […]



September update!

By • Oct 2nd, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Now that September has come to a close, I have plenty to share with you all. Firstly, I recently returned from the Summer Research Showcase. I was very impressed with the projects the others had made, and enjoyed sharing my own work as well. There were plenty who shared my interests in Psychology, and it…
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A Quick September(ish) Update

By • Oct 2nd, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

Hi everyone! Sorry for being a little AWOL for the last month or so — with classes and extracurriculars starting up again, trying to fit in 20 hours a week of lab work takes up just about all of my free time. But I’d love to get you all caught up on how the last…
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Up and Running

By • Oct 1st, 2015 • Category: Honors Thesis, Research

I want to first and foremost apologize for this blog post being so brief.  This month, I have been mostly figuring out the logistics of my interview procedure.  I have been preparing an SPSS database to enter all of the collected information, and my lab partner created an Excel spreadsheet so that we can easily…
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