Psychology Professor and Students Present Research at Industry Conference in DC

Dr Aumer and students in DC

Associate Professor of Psychology and Chair of the Psychology Department Katherine Aumer, Ph.D., and psychology students from Aumer’s Emotions and Relationships lab attended the annual conference of the Association of Psychological Sciences (APS) in Washington, D.C., from May 22 to 26.   


The group presented their research and chaired a symposium with colleagues and collaborators in the field of emotions science. Additionally, psychology students: Daniel Ikejimba '19, Anne Sigrid '19, Hannah Brown '19, Ossawa Gillespie '19, and Hokulani Rosario '20 presented their poster, attended talks, made connections, and toured the city. 


Ikejimba of the master's in Clinical Mental Health Counseling program had this to say about the experience: "The trip to APS consisted of so much innovative and authentic research studies that I left with more questions than answers. With more inspiration than pause. But all in all, it made me grateful for all of the amazing work that members of the psychology community are producing and to be proud of being a productive member of this field." 


Students from HPU's psychology department have attended national psychology conferences with other psychology faculty and Aumer since 2012. Aumer and her lab members extend thanks for the support received this year to the Office of Student Activities/Nicole Wechselberger, Psychology Club members and leadership, and the generous funding supplied by APS, the HPU Student Club Organization, and the HPU Faculty Development Grant. 


Pictured from left to right: Anne Sigrid, Ossawa Gillespie, Hokulani Rosario and Katherine Aumer