Next Psychology Talk Poses Questions About Posing and Perfection

Power Pose
Studies show adopting a “power pose” like the one pictured here may boost your ability to complete tasks.

Can posing like Wonder Woman improve your self-control? Can we learn more from perceived perfection or through trial and error?

Find out at the next Psychology Graduate Research Series talk, co-hosted by NSU’s Farquhar College of Arts and Sciences and NSU’s Center for Psychological Studies (CPS). The event will feature presentations on research conducted by two students in the college’s M.S. in Experimental Psychology program.


Psychology Graduate Research Series

Presentations by Neymi Orozco and Onaida Sanchez

Wednesday, Oct. 23
Noon–1:00 p.m.
Parker Building | Room 338


About the Research

“Absolute Power Corrupts Absolutely: The Impact of Power Posing on Self-Control Depletion”
By Neymi Orozco | Faculty Adviser: W. Matthew Collins, Ph.D., assistant professor at the college

Self-control is the ability to resist temptations and focus on completing tasks we don’t necessarily want to complete. This talk will review Orozco’s research on how “power posing” (i.e. the Wonder Woman pose) affects self-control and decision making.

“A Comparison of Trial and Error Learning Versus Errorless Learning on a Visual Discrimination Task”

By Onaida Sanchez | Faculty Adviser: Michael Voltaire, Ph.D., BCBA-D, assistant professor at the college

This talk will review Sanchez’s work in teaching a visual discrimination task to children diagnosed with a developmental disability. Sanchez will discuss the effectiveness of two forms of learning—trial-and-error learning and errorless learning—on the acquisition and performance of a visual discrimination task.

The Psychology Graduate Research Series is free and all are welcome to attend. Pizza will be served. For more information, contact Jaime Tartar, Ph.D., associate professor and coordinator of psychology research at the college, or Sarah Valley-Gray, Psy.D., associate professor at CPS.

Pondering Your Next Step in Psych? Consider the M.S. in Experimental Psychology
Are you looking to further develop your psychology research ideas and skills? Consider the college’s M.S. in Experimental Psychology program. This degree will not only equip you with comprehensive skills in scientific inquiry and research methodology, but you’ll also have the opportunity to test your hypotheses and share your findings with the public. Whether your interests are in the area of behavioral neuroscience, social psychology, or somewhere in between, the M.S. in Experimental Psychology will prepare you for a rewarding career.

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