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Social Sciences HU Students Present Original Research

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Psychology, social work, sociology and criminal justice students from Huntington University recently attended the annual Butler Undergraduate Research Conference in Indianapolis. On April 12, these students presented research projects alongside fellow undergraduates from a variety of disciplines and universities. 

The HU students presented research projects they had designed and conducted in teams as part of a two-semester social sciences research methods course. This year’s research topics included fundamentalist religiosity and mental health, pornography use and relationships, altruism and empathetic concern, bullying, birth and spiritual disciplines. 

“While this was the first experience these students had with designing, conducting, and presenting research, they represented HU well and learned a lot in the process,” said Dr. Rebekah Benjamin, associate professor of psychology. “It was great for students to see what other students across the state and country were doing as well.”