Students Present at Butler Conference

A group of students from Huntington University’s psychology, criminal justice, and social work programs participated in the Butler Undergraduate Research Conference in late April. This conference, which started back in 1988, took a hiatus from an in-person experience like many other conferences of its kind and this was its first year back in-person since 2019. The Butler Undergraduate Research Conference promotes excellence and encourages undergraduate students to showcase their research efforts. This year the conference welcomed 300 undergraduates from 13 institutions to Butler’s campus. HU was represented by students in Dr. Becky Benjamin’s applied research course and all four presentations focused on ChatGPT.

“Students took a theme for spring semester (ChatGPT) and ran with it, developing exciting research questions and testing them through both survey and experimental research involving both college and high school participants,” said Dr. Becky Benjamin, Associate Professor of Psychology. “They presented their studies to an audience of both students and faculty, representing their disciplines and HU well.”

Presentations and presenters included:

Attitudes Toward and Factors Influencing ChatGPT Use: Comparing High School and College Students
Presenters: Bayleigh Double, Corynn Barton, Laney Marshall

ChatGPT vs Google
Presenters: Melody Everett, Tayler Bedow, Breneah Hill, Jasmine Olivares

Ethical Attitudes Towards ChatGPT Among College Students
Presenters: Sarah Smith, Jocelyn Patnaude, Amanda Lovejoy

College Students and ChatGPT: Factors Related to Willingness to Cheat
Presenters: Kayli Iorio, Amber Elliot, Austin Rader