NVCC Student Presents at Psychology Conference | Community News | primepublishers.com – PrimePublishers.com

WATERBURY — Abigail Locke, a second-year student at Naugatuck Valley Community College, presented at the annual Eastern Psychological Association conference. 

The competitive conference provides an opportunity for scholars, practitioners, and students of psychology to share research and ideas that foster the development of the field. Due to the Covid-19 pandemic, the 2021 meeting of the EPA was held virtually on March 5-6, and it continued the tradition of offering innovative developments in psychological science, application, and teaching in the form of exciting lectures, symposia and posters.

Ms. Locke’s poster featured a study she had done in NVCC’s two-sequenced Mentored Research Experience courses last year with Dr. Kim O’Donnell. Her study, Physical Disability and the Presentation of Anxiety, was designed to determine the relationship between physical disability and each of the cognitive-behavior model of anxiety’s symptom clusters.

According to Dr. O’Donnell, this sequence of two courses prepares students to participate