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Psi Beta and Psychology Club Students Present their Research on Appreciating Difficulty

December, 2017
  • From left: Vanessa Hanger, Gabrielle Plainte and Brien Marsh.

Students from the Psi Beta and Psychology Club presented their research at a poster session at the annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association Conference held on October 21 at William James College in Newton, MA. Students involved in the project included: Vanessa Hanger, Gabrielle Plainte (now at UMASS Amherst) Brien Marsh, Ethan O’Connell (now at Williams College) and Catherine Balboni (now at UMASS Amherst).

The title of the presentation was “Appreciating Difficulty: Appreciation Predicts Self-Efficacy for Self-Regulated Learning and Grit.” A new research project will be launched in the Spring 2018 semester and Psi Beta and Psychology Club students will be recruiting students to take a survey. Stay-tuned for some interesting results in 2018!