The Psychological Impacts of the Coronavirus and How to Manage by Alicia Lamkin, Becca Marr

The lack of knowledge from researchers, misinformation from the media, and the disruption of daily life has resulted in heightened stress and anxiety levels during the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) outbreak. Government officials across the country are taking precautionary steps in attempt to slow the spread of the novel coronavirus: closing schools, movie theaters, bars, gyms, and limiting services provided by restaurants.. Although these measures were taken in the best interest of the general public, hearing... Read More

The Effects of Stress on Memory by Kyle Crichton, Louis Moon

We reviewed experiments and studies available on stress and memory in an attempt to better understand the relationship between the two and how they affect one another. We mainly focused on how stress affects encoding, retrieval, and neurochemistry. We will present empirical findings of what brain parts are most affected by stress and how that affects encoding, retention, and retrieval. We found that stress negatively affects encoding. We also discovered that stress can increase... Read More

An Analytical Study of the Effectiveness of Academic Procrastination Among High School Students by Sidrah Raache

Academic procrastination refers to the tendency to delay tasks related to one’s studies or schoolwork so that it is not fully completed by the due date or have to be rushed to be done (Orpen, 1998). Since these tasks take up time, especially tasks that are continually assessed throughout the school year, students tend to take the route of unduly rushing them or not submitting them in the appropriate time (Cerino, 2005); for this... Read More

The Relationship Between Hunger Levels and Perception as Seen in Interpretations of the Rorschach Test by Gwendolyn Arbetman, Alicia Lamkin, Isabela McDonald

In 1921, Hermann Rorshach created his infamous Inkblot Test for the sole purpose of testing personality types and mental function. Five examples of colored ambiguous images taken from Rorschach’s inkblot test were presented in an optional questionnaire given to students at Walt Whitman High School in Bethesda, Maryland. 102 students, in grades ninth through twelfth participated in the survey. Initially, it was hypothesized that if the hunger levels of the participants were higher -... Read More