Thank you for agreeing to rate the student first-author posters for Poster Awards!

You have been assigned 6 posters to rate from the total set of 18 student-author posters. All the posters are listed below in alphabetical order.  For each poster, we have posted the submission entry (title, abstract)  the 90-second introduction, and the PDF poster. You can click on the introduction and the poster link  on this page to view them. If you want to see the introduction full-screen just click on the screen expanding icon in the bottom right corner of the recording window.

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Poster 1

Investigation of Child Labor during the COVID-19 Pandemic
Stephany Aguiar, Carlos Albizu University, United States of America
The purpose of this systematic literature review is to investigate modern enslavement of immigrant children during COVID-19 Pandemic. The search of the literature yielded four articles that met the inclusion criteria. Results demonstrated an increase in child trafficking due to school closures, law enforcement burnout, and economic burden.


Poster 2

Finding A High School Psychology Research Mentor: An International Problem?
Brian Caballo, Bronx High School of Science;Harold Takooshian, Fordham University
High school research serves as a significant learning experience towards important skills and overall careers. However, this survey found that high school students around the world are facing difficulties in obtaining research opportunities. Guiding resources in the form of a video and article can effectively support aspiring student researchers.

Poster 3

Middle-Aged Resiliency and Resistance Study (MARRS): Aging Across the Lifespan
Courtney Diana Cameron, Donna Dumitrescu, Natasha Gallant, The University of Regina, Canada
This study aimed to investigate and conduct an in-depth analysis of aging misconceptions and ageist notions experienced by adults across their lifespans. We found that ageism exists across the adult lifespan, but that ageism unfolds differently depending on the age of the person perpetrating ageism and the one experiencing ageism.

Poster 4

Middle-Aged Resiliency and Resistance Study: Ageism & Age-Inclusivity
Donna I. Dumitrescu, Natasha L. Gallant, University of Regina, Canada
Findings from a qualitative study related to the midlife (ages 45-64), ageism, age-inclusivity, and resilience in a Canadian sample will be presented. While middle adults experiencing ageism remains uncommon, it leaves a lasting effect on those who have experienced it, warranting further exploration on how to foster intergenerational respect.

Poster 5

The Impact of Income Support Surveillance Practices on Social Assistance Recipients’ Capabilities
George Drazenovic, Lakehead University, Canada
Many social assistance recipients experience mental health vulnerabilities when dealing with income support programs that they experience as limiting their financial self-determination. This presentation details those vulnerabilities and provides a psychological model based on the capabilities approach to address those vulnerabilities and enhance their capabilities through individual and systemic advocacy.

Poster 6

The Life Unlived: Acculturation & The American Dream
Mariana Furtado, Albizu University, United States of America
This literature review informs on the adverse psychological impact of acculturation. The acculturation process may place immigrants at risk of experiencing identity crisis and isolation whenever, particularly when they visit their native country. The unlived life haunts immigrants with the what-ifs and may lead them to question their migration.



Poster 7

Risks of Violence Associated With Online Dating
Brianna Gonzalez, Tanee’ Rashaun Deans, Albizu University, United States of America
Our study aims to identify the risks associated with online dating practices, specifically if violence is associated with online dating. The results propose that harassment, victimization, and sexual assault are the associated risks. Furthermore, the duration spent developing a relationship with an online dater correlated with reported victimization.



Poster 8

Veteran Perceptions/Attitudes of the VA and Treatment Seeking Intentions
Hilary R Hines, Sandra Zakowski, Illinois School of Professional Psychology at National Louis University, United States of America
The goal of my presentation is to demonstrate the relationship between perceptions, attitudes and MH treatment seeking intentions at the VA. My conclusion is, positive perceptions of the VA are associated with increased treatment seeking intentions and this relationship is mediated by positive attitudes about seeking treatment at the VA.


Poster 9

The Relationship between Social Stigma Recognition and Discrimination Perception for the Mentally-ill
Hyejin Ju, EunJin Woo, Clinical and Health Psychology Lab, Department of Psychology, Gyeongsang National University, Korea, YeunJoo Hur, Gyeongsang National University Institute for Human Rights & Social Development, MinKyu Rhee, JiHyun Kim, Yoorianna Son, WonJin Eom, JoonHo Park, Clinical and Health Psychology Lab, Department of Psychology, Gyeongsang National University, Korea, Republic of (South Korea)
The goal of the presentation is to examine the effect of the Social Stigma Recognition on the Discrimination Perception on samples of the general public and the mentally-ill. My main conclusion is that the Social Stigma Recognition significantly increased the Discrimination Perception.


Poster 10

Intellectual Humility And Daily Affective Reactions To Uplifts And Stressors
K T A Sandeeshwara Kasturiratna, Verity Y Q Lua, Nadyanna M Majeed, Andree Hartanto, Singapore Management University, Singapore
Does higher intellectual humility (IH) levels affect your emotional reactions to daily uplifts and stressors? To answer this, 253 young adults in Singapore completed a 7-day daily diary. Multilevel modelling revealed that IH increased positive affect and decreased negative affect during uplift exposure, but had no effect during stressor exposure.

Poster 11

Bias in Healthcare Interactions and Strategies to Overcome Bias
Diane Li, Amanda Feigin, Dorie-Mae Nicolas, Patricia Flynnm Loma Linda University, United States of America
This study examined healthcare trainees’ reflections on implicit bias in healthcare and the actions they intend to take to combat their biases with future patients. Most trainees proposed evidence-based actions consistent with social psychology research on bias reduction, but some generated potentially harmful actions, such as suppressing bias


Poster 12

Emotional Reactivity in Dark Triad: A Daily Diary Approach
Ming Han Lim, Nadyanna M. Majeed, Andree Hartanto, Singapore Management University, Singapore
We examine the relationship between the Dark Triad and affective reactivity to daily stressors using a daily diary design. The findings reveal that affective reactivity was not influenced by trait levels of narcissism, psychopathy, or Machiavellianism. However, psychopathy is associated with lower daily positive affect and higher daily negative affect.

Poster 13

Discrimination and Cognitive Failures: Examining Between- and Within-Persons Associations
Nadyanna M. Majeed, K. T. A. Sandeeshwara Kasturiratna, Verity Y. Q. Lua, Ming Yao Li, Andree Hartanto, Singapore Management University, Singapore
What impacts does experiencing discrimination have on cognitive health? 253 young adults from Singapore and 3577 midlife adults from the US provided lifetime and daily measures to answer this question. Multilevel modelling revealed consistently that experiencing discrimination was associated with poorer cognitive health at both the within- and between-person levels.


Poster 14

Co-Development of an Intervention for Long-Term Care During COVID-19.
Nadine Mounir, Natasha Gallant, University of Regina ARC Research Unit, Canada
Our aim is to provide an overview of the co-development of intervention for long-term care homes during COVID-19 and, through a co-development process with long-term care essential care partners and staff, we were able to develop a virtual course on infection prevention and control that meets the home’s needs.



Poster 15

The Process Of Understanding A Friend Who Self-Injury
Kyohei Nishi, Kobe Univ., Japan
The purpose of this study was to elucidate the ways in which friends who self-injury are perceived. While many of the processes were better understood through listening to the background and feelings of friends’ self-injury, others were found to be contagious processes or processes that were viewed as attention-seeking behaviors.


Poster 16

The use of WeChat in Chinese-speaking mental health agencies in North America: A conceptual exploration
Yiwei Quan, Sijia Luo, Kedi Zhao, University of Toronto, Factor-Inwentash Faculty of Social Work, Canada
We aim to conceptualize the use of a Chinese online platform, WeChat, by Chinese-speaking mental health agencies in North America and its influences at different levels through an integrative analysis. Such social media presence needs to be analyzed on multiple levels to understand its nature and unique risks and opportunities.


Poster 17

Gender Differences in Suicidal Ideation and Non-Suicidal Self Injury among Young Adults in COVID-19
Sadia Sohail, Iram Gul, Fatima Jinnah Women University, Pakistan
The present research aimed to assess gender differences in the prevalence of Suicidal Ideation (SI) and urge for Non-Suicidal Self Injury (NSSI) among young adults, in the times of COVID-19 pandemic. A high prevalence of SI and NSSI were noted among young boys and girls.


Poster 18

Issues in an Interview Study with Syrian Refugees in Canada
Rita Yazici, Josephine C. H. Tan, Lakehead University, Canada
This presentation summarizes the challenges encountered during an interview study with Syrian refugees in Canada on their resettlement experiences. The study protocol was amended to address the issues to ensure cultural safety for the participants without compromising research ethics and integrity of the project.