ATU Students to Present Research at SWPA Conference

Arkansas Tech University students Sloane Coffey and Kiley West have been selected to present their research findings to the Southwestern Psychological Association Virtual Conference in April 2021.

Their project, entitled “The Effect of Internal Speech on Approach and Avoidance of Alcohol Cues,” explored risky behaviors related to alcohol consumption and the prompts that can influence individuals to adopt or avoid those behaviors.

Coffey is a senior psychology and sociology student from Green Forest. West is a senior psychology and criminal justice student from Pea Ridge. Their research was performed under the guidance of ATU faculty members Dr. Jordan Thibodeaux, assistant professor of psychology, and Dr. Rodney Roosevelt, assistant professor of psychology.

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