The following list provides examples of recent research presentations by current and former members of the lab at national, international, and regional conferences. If you would like more information about any of these projects or presentations, please email csulbsociallab@gmail.com

  • Reading Outside the Lines: Broadening Science Research Participation Through Prosocial Utility Value Connections in Science Textbooks

    Lee, G., Zambrano, J., Curti, C., Jackson, M.C., & Thoman, D.B. (2016, January). Reading Outside the Lines: Broadening Science Research Participation Through Prosocial Utility Value Connections in Science Textbooks. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

  • Let’s Not Talk About It: The Ironic Social Effects of Avoiding Talking About STEM Interest

    Landa, I., Flores, R., Jackson, M.C., & Thoman, D.B. (2016, January). Let’s Not Talk About It: The Ironic Social Effects of Avoiding Talking About STEM Interest. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

  • The Importance of Feedback Appraisals When Women Share Interest in STEM.

    Curti, C., Zambrano, J., Lee, G., Jackson, M.C., & Thoman, D.B. (2016, January). The Importance of Feedback Appraisals When Women Share Interests in STEM. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

  • Learning to Give Back to the Community: Perceptions of Science as Prosocial and the Development of Minority Students’ Science Identity.

    Jackson, M.C., & Thoman, D.B. (2016, January). Learning to Give Back to the Community: Perceptions of Science as Prosocial and the Development of Minority Students’ Science Identity. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

  • The Resource Replenishment Functions of Interest.

    Ziccardi, J., Soncuya, G., Story, T., Mission J., Aldana, E., & Thoman, D. (2011, April). The Resource Replenishment Functions of Interest. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Achievement goals predict women’s sense of belonging in science classes.

    Lee, J., Thoman, D., Story, T., Arizaga, J., & Soncuya, G. (2011, April). Achievement goals predict women’s sense of belonging in science classes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Protecting Student Engagement in Science: The Interactive Effect of Belonging Uncertainty and Triggered Interest

    Muragishi, G.A., Lee, G., Zambrano, J., Jackson, M.C., & Thoman, D.B. (2016, January). Protecting Student Engagement in Science: The Interactive Effect of Belonging Uncertainty and Triggered Interest. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

  • Fall in line: How surfers’ perceptions of localism, territoriality, and waves as limited resources influence surf-related aggression.

    Comley, C& Thoman, D. (2011, April). Fall in line: How surfers’ perceptions of localism, territoriality, and waves as limited resources influence surf-related aggression. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Where to do I belong?: How sense of belonging in science and non-science classes affects women’s interest in STEM.

    Arizaga, J.A., Story, T.S., Soncuya, G.A., & Thoman, D.B. (2011, April). Where to do I belong?: How sense of belonging in science and non-science classes affects women’s interest in STEM. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

  • To share or not to share? Understanding differences in prosocial classroom behavior between working and middle class students.

    Zazworsky, L. & Thoman, D. (2012, January). To share or not to share? Understanding differences in prosocial classroom behavior between working and middle class students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

  • Stereotype threat triggers mastery avoidance and lowers efficacy for women on a task focused science learning activity.

    Lee, J.. & Thoman, D.B. (2012, January). Stereotype threat triggers mastery avoidance and lowers efficacy for women on a task focused science learning activity. Poster  presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

  • Dumbing down for others: Differences in socially motivated underachievement between working and middle class students.

    Zazworsky, L., & Thoman, D.B. (2013, January). Dumbing down for others: Differences in socially motivated underachievement between working and middle class students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

  • Bench to Bedside: Communicating the Communality of Science Enhances Motivation.

    Brown, E.R., Smith, J.L., Thoman, D.B., & Zazworsky, L. (2013, October).Bench to Bedside: Communicating the Communality of Science Enhances Motivation. Paper accepted for presentation at the 38th annual meeting for the Society for Social Studies of Science (4S). San Diego, CA.

  • From the “I” to the “We” in Science: The Value of Communal Goal Affordances in Enhancing Biomedical Research Motivation.

    Muragishi, G., Brown, E.R., Brunsus, M., Smith, J.L., & Thoman, D.B. (2014, February). From the “I” to the “We” in Science: The Value of Communal Goal Affordances in Enhancing Biomedical Research Motivation. Poster accepted for presentation at the 15th annual meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.