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Postbaccalaureate Students Present Research Poster at Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s Annual Convention in New Orleans

In late February, John Kerwin and Calista Small presented the Society for Personality and Social Psychology’s Annual Convention in New Orleans. The two are part of the Columbia University School of Professional Studies' Psychology Certificate postbaccalaureate program, which prepares students for graduate study in psychology who did not major in the subject as undergrads.

The two co-authored and presented a poster with their research mentors, Prof. Niall Bolger and graduate student Megan Goldring, called "Assessing the Role of Psychological Reactivity in the Somatization of Stress."

John and Calista two traveled to New Orleans with the help of a fellowship grant from SPS that is reserved for student research or fieldwork.

"We had a great time at the conference, and our poster presentation went very well," said John Kerwin. who started the program in 2019. 

The annual conference is the pre-eminent social psychology conference in the United States. It drew more than 3,800 social and personality psychologists to New Orleans where attendees from academia, non-profit, government, and private sectors present and discuss research, network and collaborate on projects.

John and Calista at Conference with their Poster

Learn more about the Psychology Certificate and Postbaccalaureate Studies at Columbia University's School of Professional Studies.