Emerging Scholars Fellowship: What Active Minds and My Project Has Taught Me

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Corey is a researcher in the 2016 class of the Emerging Scholars Fellowship. Read blog updates from Corey and her fellow scholars here.

Wow, it’s already my last blog post.  Where did the time go?

It’s been a hectic semester of running around trying to get everything done, but I made it and my project is finally finished!  In the beginning of the semester, I originally hoped to prove the difference anonymity could have on cyber-bystanders and cyberbullying.  Unfortunately due to my small sample size, I was unable to definitively show that effect.  However, I found other interesting results that hadn’t anticipated. Continue Reading

Emerging Scholars Fellowship: Tips For Presenting Your Research

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Corey is a researcher in the 2016 class of the Emerging Scholars Fellowship. Read blog updates from Corey and her fellow scholars here.

From March 3-5th I had the privilege of presenting my research at the Eastern Psychological Association’s conference in New York City. After sitting in on countless talks and walking past hundreds of posters I wanted to share some tips for you when you present your own research!

If you’re presenting a poster:

1. Use color! It amazes me how simple this idea is; yet how quickly people forget about it. Colors catch the eye of passers-by and can make someone stop to look at your poster which IS WHAT YOU WANT! Use inviting, complimentary colors instead of colors that clash.

2. Avoid long blocks of text. Bullet points are your best friend and full sentences are your worst enemy. Shorten wherever you can to make your poster easier to read.

3. DO NOT laminate your poster. It makes it difficult to read, especially when walking past.

4. SMILE! Even when you’re awkwardly waiting for someone to come up to you, look enthusiastic about your project and others will reciprocate.

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Meet My Mentor: Dr. Megan Moreno, MD, MPH, MSEd

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Corey is a researcher in the 2016 class of the Emerging Scholars Fellowship. Read blog updates from Corey and her fellow scholars here.

Dr. MorenoI’ve been lucky enough to be paired with Dr. Megan
Moreno, MD, MPH, MSEd, a professor at the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Moreno focuses on adolescents and technology use, and her most recent study focuses on self-harm on Instagram.

Originally Dr. Moreno was a pediatrician, where she saw a rise of social media use among her adolescent patients.  With that prevalence of social media use among teens, Dr. Moreno saw many of her patients dealing with cyberbullying, which is why she decided to work so closely with cyberbullying research.  I’m lucky to have someone who is so knowledgeable about cyberbullying to help me whenever I need her! Continue Reading

Emerging Scholars Fellowship: Meet Corey Falls

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Corey is a researcher in the 2016 class of the Emerging Scholars Fellowship. Read blog updates from Corey and her fellow scholars here.

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(Photo Credit: Lauren Anzevino)

Hi! I’m Corey, and yes, although my name can be confusing I am, in fact, a girl! So, let’s get to know each other a bit. I’m a sophomore at Loyola University Maryland (#GoHounds) studying psychology. I’m an Evergreen Orientation Leader on campus, which means that I love ice breakers and I can recite my name, hometown, major and 3 fun facts in record speed.

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Corey (red) and the Evergreens at Fall Orientation

In case you were wondering those fun facts are: I’ve swam with sharks, I’ve performed at Walt Disney World with my high school choir and I have a backwards tooth (don’t ask). Continue Reading