Psychology instructors recognized for research

Three psychology instructors at Fort Hays State University each contributed research to the field during the fall 2004 academic semester.

Dr. Ken Olson, professor, published papers in two journals of psychology.

The first, "Relations Between Big Five Traits and Fundamental Motives," was accepted and published in the journal Psychological Reports this year. Dale Weber, a 2000 FHSU graduate, was co-author of the article.

Olson also published "Engagement and Self Control: Superordinate Dimensions of Big Five Traits" in the journal Personality and Individual Differences.

Dr. Steven Duvall, assistant professor, presented "Homeschooling Special Needs Students: Research, Results, and Applications" at the National Conference for Christian Homeschool Leaders, Home School Legal Defense Association, on Sept. 30, in Spokane, WA.

Duvall also presented "Some Initial Research Findings Regarding the Effectiveness of Inclusion" at the Kansas Association of School Psychologists Oct. 7, in Overland Park.

Heath Marrs, instructor, presented "Trouble in a Small School: Perceptions of At-Risk Students in a Rural High School" Oct. 13, in Columbus, OH, at the annual meeting of the Mid-Western Educational Research Association.

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