Psychology Student’s Senior Thesis Selected for CUR Award

| April 30, 2015
Psychology research


The senior thesis research project by Ryan Metzger, a Webster University senior majoring in psychology in the College of Arts & Sciences, was selected for a Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR) award. The award will help fund Metzger’s presentation of his work at the Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA) conference in Chicago.

Metzger’s senior thesis, “Does student employment affect mental health? A comparison between working and non-working college students using Jahoda’s latent deprivation theory,” focuses on the effects that working can have on college students.

“The honor is well-deserved,” said Metzger’s mentor, Webster professor of psychology Eric Goedereis, who added that winning the competitive award “reflects the high-level of thoughtfulness, creativity, and commitment he demonstrated throughout the Senior Thesis experience.”

The award is presented to students attending seven different regional psychology conferences across the country. Metzger’s thesis was the winning submission for the MPA conference.

Metzger recently presented his research at the “Taking the Lead” conference, an undergraduate research conference hosted by the Behavioral and Social Sciences Club to increase awareness of and participation in student-led research opportunities at Webster University.

Read the full story about Metzger’s research and the award in this story at Global Thinking.

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