This past Saturday, Jolene, Megan, and Erin gave a presentation at the 15th Annual Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference. Out of almost 300 abstracts, they were selected to give a talk on our roommate dieting study, and here’s what they have to say about their experience:
“Giving a talk at Stanford University on Saturday was absolutely amazing and I have learned so much from this experience. It was my first presentation at a research conference and the study we presented also happens to be my very first study in the DiSH Lab. Because I have been wholeheartedly invested in this study for almost two years now, it was extremely rewarding to be able to present the results and see all of our hard work pay off. In addition, this was the first time that the results of our study has ever been presented outside of the lab, so it was great to hear all the positive feedback that we received from the audience and see how excited they were. In many ways, this experience has reaffirmed my passion to study health, and I am so grateful to be part of such an amazing project and team. With that, I also wanted to thank Angela and Dr. T again because this past weekend would not have been possible without them!”
“Speaking at the Stanford Undergraduate Psychology Conference (SUPC) this past weekend was beyond rewarding. It was my first time giving a presentation at a conference, and my first time speaking in front spectators other than my classmates and fellow researchers within the health psychology field. As I was standing up at the podium with Erin and Jolene, sharing the research we all have dedicated ourselves to for over a year, I felt empowered showcasing the negative effects of dieting and the accompanied transmission of stress between dieting pairs to scholars of all ages who were completely foreign to our research aims and interests. I truly believe our presentation left our audience with inquiring minds and new ideas in regards to dieting, and I cannot wait to see how far our research is going to spread and effect change in the future!”
“I had a great time presenting at SUPC this weekend! Being at the conference opened my eyes to types of research in psychology that I hadn’t heard of before, and it was exciting to see how interrelated the different fields are. I also loved getting to present results from a study that I’d been working on for so long. RDS is complicated because it has so many components – but that made it fun & interesting to talk about!”
Great job girls!