Day: April 24, 2020

Meet the Researcher – Kaylan Peterson

Kaylan Peterson is a Senior Forensic Science and Criminal Justice Major at UCO. Peterson got involved in research in 2018 when Professor Steven Dunn, her Faculty Advisor, approached her with a research idea he had been curious about investigating for several semesters. 

Kaylan Peterson was invited to NCUR 2020 to present her research, “Reflective Quizzes and Personal Development.” The purpose of this study is to determine the impact reflective writing quizzing might have on a person’s self awareness, self compassion, and grasp of autonomy.

Meet the Researcher – Nierouz Alrashdan

Nierouz Alrashdan is a Junior Psychology Major who was invited to present at NCUR 2020. Her faculty mentor is Steven Dunn. Her research project is titled “Tribalism In Our Society”. For Nierouz, “tribalism had a huge impact on my day-to-day life; therefore, I conducted this research to figure out how and why”. Tribalism is a moral bias in which one lacks self-awareness and views their group as superior to others. It is a bias that has caused tension in politics, individuality (or the self-concept), cultural belonging, and family relatedness. With the help of multiple surveys, this research is made to see if people can become aware of this bias within themselves and ways to reduce it from influencing future opinions.