Three students worked with Dr. Sockol at Williams during the summer of 2014, including a visiting student from Smith College. All three students presented findings from their research at the 2014 annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies in Philadelphia, PA!
Lillian Audette, ’15
Lillian Audette graduated from Williams College in 2015 with a major in psychology and a neuroscience concentration. She is particularly interested in women’s psychology, especially body image/eating disorders, and trauma including PTSD and rape-syndrome PTSD. She previously worked in a neuroscience lab, on various projects exploring antidepressant use during pregnancy, and a social psychology project on how suggestion affects expressed racism. She also interned at the DC Rape Crisis Center, and was a counselor on the DC Rape Hotline. In November of 2014, Lillian presented results from a study that investigated the whether the presence of protective factors (such as high social support and adaptive coping strategies) could compensate for risk factors (such as low social support and maladaptive coping strategies) when assessing risk for stress among female undergraduate students.
Mariah Girouard graduated from Smith College with a major in psychology. Her main academic interest is clinical psychology, but she is also interested in gender issues. At Smith, Mariah worked on a research project that looked at the relationship between stigma consciousness and psychological outcomes, including depression, anxiety, and positive/negative affect. Outside of research, Mariah gained clinical experience interning at Crestwood Behavioral Health, a mental health facility in Sacramento, CA during the summer of 2013. Mariah plans to pursue an M.S.W. and eventually to practice some form of clinical work.
Caroline Kaufman, ’15
Caroline Kaufman graduated from Williams College in 2015 with dual majors in Religion and Psychology. She conducted her senior honors thesis with Dr. Sockol, a systematic review of predictors of mother-infant bonding. During her summer work with the MAPLab, Caroline has conducted a study of differences between first-time mothers and mothers with older children. She also collaborated with Dr. Alicia Hofelich Mohr on a study of the relationship between depressive symptoms and empathetic responses. She presented results from both of these studies as posters at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies in November, 2014 in Philadelphia, PA.