Jessica L. Larsen, a Ph.D. student in the UC Santa Barbara Department of Counseling, Clinical, and School Psychology, was selected as one of 20 graduate students nationwide to present her research during the “Psychological Science Graduate Superstars – 4th Annual Datablitz” at the 2010 American Psychological Association (APA) Annual Convention.
The Datablitz is an exciting event which draws large audiences to hear cutting edge psychological research in a fast-paced, stimulating environment, as presenters explain their research findings in just two minutes with only two slides. The Datablitz is advertised as having “graduate students defy the odds to beat this challenge or earn the wrath of the 2 minute buzzer!” Presenters include APASSC Early Graduate Student Award winners and top student research from various APA divisions.
Larsen will be presenting a synopsis of her research in association with Project Military Families. Project Military Families addresses the home front experiences of family members of deploying military personnel. In Project Military Families, Larsen and her co-authors, Dr. Maryam Kia-Keating and fellow graduate student Christine Schock, aim to identify resilience factors, coping mechanisms, and patterns of functioning in well-adapted military families throughout deployment. This study has potential to provide insights for the development of programs and interventions for families facing the challenges of war-related separations from their loved ones.
The Datablitz will take place from 4-5 pm on Saturday, August 14th at the San Diego Convention Center Upper Level, Room 5A.
[Jessica Larsen is available for interviews; contact George Yatchisin at 805 893 5789]
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