Social Psychology and Law Research Lab Attending the 14th Annual Texas A&M University System’s Pathways Student Research Symposium

October 23, 2017

Dr. Logan A. Yelderman’s social psychology and law research lab is attending the 14th Annual Texas A&M University System’s Pathways Student Research Symposium this November! Trahara Punch (Prairie View undergraduate student majoring in psychology) will be presenting on research examining emotional expressions of inmates and parole board members during parole hearings. Timothy Lawrence (graduate student in the Ph.D. program in Clinical Adolescent Psychology) will be presenting on research examining the role of income and trust in romantic relationship satisfaction. Justin Joseph (graduate student in the Ph.D. program in Juvenile Justice) will be presenting on research examining the relationships between vigilante movie exposure, support for vigilante justice, aggression, and moral disengagement. All three of these students have made substantial contributions to these projects enabling them to present this research at the Pathways conference, receive critical feedback, and then begin working on writing up these projects as manuscripts for publication. The purpose of this research is to address gaps in the current literature and identify areas for future research and potential interventions regarding policy, programming, training, or counseling.