Event Title

Mood and Performance

Location

Lobby in front of Auditorium

Start Date

19-4-2019 11:00 AM

Department

Psychology

Description

The aim of the study is to explore the phenomena of depression as it relates to sleep level, authoritarian political views, empathy levels, and reasoning skill level. In an increasingly global and liberal society, the question arises whether challenges to worldview present new forms of personal stress for individuals who hold beliefs vested in authority and following established rules. Prior studies have demonstrated the correlation between traditionalism and depression (Brody, 1994). Therefore, the present study will follow a similar approach, seeking to demonstrate the correlation between the presence of depressive symptoms and scores of authoritarianism as measured by the Aggression-Submission-Conventionalism Scale (ASC; Dunwoody & Funke 2016). The potential relationship between depression and empathy exists in the way in which depression affects mental processes and how the individual interprets the world and others (Beevers et al., 2019). Sleep is an adequate component that affects our psychological and overall quality of life. Prior studies have demonstrated a correlation between sleep deprivation and depression (Orzech, Salafsky, & Hamilton, 2011). Therefore, the present study will follow the similar approach to demonstrate the correlation between the lack of sleep hygiene and depressive symptoms with scores measured by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI: Buysse, Reynolds, Monk, Berman, & Kupfer, 1989). The relationship between depression and reasoning logic exists due to the effect depression has on thinking abilities (Sedek, 2004). The study will utilize a sample of 60 psychology students recruited from a local, midwestern university. Participants will be asked to log onto SONA, click on the survey test, read the consent form, sign it, and then complete the survey. After completing the survey, participants will complete a debriefing on the actual research proposal. This study will help to understand relationships associated between different functions and depression. This may help in establishing new information used for preventative measures of depressive symptoms.

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Christopher Merchant is the faculty sponsor of this poster.

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Apr 19th, 11:00 AM

Mood and Performance

Lobby in front of Auditorium

The aim of the study is to explore the phenomena of depression as it relates to sleep level, authoritarian political views, empathy levels, and reasoning skill level. In an increasingly global and liberal society, the question arises whether challenges to worldview present new forms of personal stress for individuals who hold beliefs vested in authority and following established rules. Prior studies have demonstrated the correlation between traditionalism and depression (Brody, 1994). Therefore, the present study will follow a similar approach, seeking to demonstrate the correlation between the presence of depressive symptoms and scores of authoritarianism as measured by the Aggression-Submission-Conventionalism Scale (ASC; Dunwoody & Funke 2016). The potential relationship between depression and empathy exists in the way in which depression affects mental processes and how the individual interprets the world and others (Beevers et al., 2019). Sleep is an adequate component that affects our psychological and overall quality of life. Prior studies have demonstrated a correlation between sleep deprivation and depression (Orzech, Salafsky, & Hamilton, 2011). Therefore, the present study will follow the similar approach to demonstrate the correlation between the lack of sleep hygiene and depressive symptoms with scores measured by the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI: Buysse, Reynolds, Monk, Berman, & Kupfer, 1989). The relationship between depression and reasoning logic exists due to the effect depression has on thinking abilities (Sedek, 2004). The study will utilize a sample of 60 psychology students recruited from a local, midwestern university. Participants will be asked to log onto SONA, click on the survey test, read the consent form, sign it, and then complete the survey. After completing the survey, participants will complete a debriefing on the actual research proposal. This study will help to understand relationships associated between different functions and depression. This may help in establishing new information used for preventative measures of depressive symptoms.