Applied Psychology OPUS

Spring Issue 2016

Letter from the Editors

Staff Articles

Positive Emotions and Academic Achievement - Caitlyn Corradino & Katie Fogarty

The Emotional Experience of Breast Cancer Survivors - Sarah Fox

The Impact of Zero Tolerance Policies on the Relation between Educational Attainment and Crime - Nina Passero

Teachers' Support of Preschoolers' Emergent Literacy through Play - Cassie Wuest


Psychological Well-being of Refugees throughout the Relocation Process - Mila Hall

Exploring the Effects of Sexual Objectification on Women's Mental Health - Emma Rooney

Gang Involvement as a Means to Satisfy Basic Needs - Laina Sonterblum

Case Study

Coping During and after the Holocaust: A Case Study of Ludwig Charatan - Jacqueline Yi & Mila Hall


The following abstracts were selected from the Applied Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference to represent the diverse independent projects and honor’s theses completed by graduating seniors in the Class of 2016.

Peer Mentorship and the Well-being of Women with Breast Cancer - Sarah Fox

Latino Parenting Practices and Preschoolers' Self-Regulation Skills - Gabrielle Gunin

The Role of Interpersonal Relationships on Youths' Academic Orientation in Urban Afterschool Programs - Samantha Harding

Exploring Latino Preschoolers' Narrative Structure Across Genres - Elaine Landi

Exploring Parental Self-Efficacy and Preschoolers' School Readiness - Lillian Maltz

Effects of Mentoring on Students' Academic Success - Jonathan Simmonds

Measurement of Shame among Juvenile Justice-Involved Girls - Laina Sonterblum

The Combined Influence of Parenting and Early Puberty on Disruptive Behavior Problems in African American Girls - Hope White

The Development of Internal State Language: The Role of Age, Gender and Context - Cassie Wuest

Chinese Adolescents' Self-Esteem and Mental Health Outcomes: The Role of Permissive Parenting - Amelia Yang

System Justification and Mental Health Outcomes in Juvenile Justice-Involved Youth - Jacqueline Yi

Staff & Writer Biographies

Staff Biographies

Writer Biographies