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December 18, 2015 at 2:50 pm

Psychology Student Gets Psi Chi Travel Grant to Present Paper

Congratulations to Andrew Manigault who was awarded a 2015-16 Winter Unrestricted Travel grant by Psi Chi for his paper titled “Effects of Mindlessness and Rumination in Predicting Cortisol Recovery to an Acute Social-Evaluative Stressor,” which he will present the paper at the SPSP annual convention in San Diego on Jan. 28-30.

Andrew Manigault

Andrew Manigault

Psi Chi is the International Honor Society in Psychology. SPSP is the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Dr. Peggy Zoccola is Manigault’s faculty adviser.

Abstract: The present study investigated whether dispositional mindlessness, or the tendency to experience attention lapses, predicts improved cortisol recovery to acute stress. Individuals who reported high mindlessness and low post-task rumination exhibited the greatest post-stressor recovery. The study discusses implications for research that measures mindfulness as the absence of mindlessness.

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