Psychology major Howlett named Honors Program student for October – Fredonia.edu


student Peter Howlett

Peter Howlett

Peter Howlett, a senior Psychology major from Brockport who has immersed himself in research work and other activities in the Department of Psychology, has been named the Honors Program Student of the Month for October.

Department of Psychology Chair Joseph McFall, a mentor to Mr. Howlett on multiple research projects as well as a supervisor for the teaching practicum Howlett is conducting for an Advanced Research Methods course, nominated Howlett for the award. In the course, Howlett has shown himself to be a natural leader, inspiring the creation of an intricately clever, survey-based experiment to test conditions eliciting imposter syndrome in college students.

“Peter’s mastery of the literature base problem-solving skills for controlling possible confounds and ability to conceptualize advanced analytical techniques as a sophomore surpassed the ability of most first-year graduate students,” according to Dr. McFall.

Howlett and McFall also worked together on the national Collaborative Replications in
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