Undergraduate research assistant, Kestyn Harris, won the Psi Chi/SEPA award for her research presentation at the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) Conference in Jacksonville, FL. Her winning poster, titled “Gender Differences in Affiliation and Liking for Gender Ambiguous Individuals,” was co-authored with graduate student Andrea Yuly and Dr. Janet Boseovski. Kestyn received an award from UNCG’s Undergraduate Research, Scholarship, and Creativity Office to support her travel to this conference.
This work came from Andrea’s M.A. thesis, which examined the development of children’s perceptions of gender ambiguous individuals, an important line of research that can inform programs that promote acceptance and inclusiveness. Kestyn worked closely with Andrea to collect and exam the data she presented at SEPA. The DUCK Lab values the ability to provide a rich research experience to our undergraduate members to inspire and prepare them for future careers. Learn more about the opportunities that we provide undergraduate research assistants here.