March 09 2016
Assistant Professor of Psychology Dr. Allyson Graf recently presented her research at the 87th annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association held in New York City, from March 3 - March 5, 2016. Dr. Graf's investigation examined predictors of expressed interest in health coaching among an undergraduate sample. The results revealed that certain personality characteristics, neuroticism and extraversion, and health value beliefs differentiated those who were not interested from those who were very interested in participating in a follow-up study with a health-coaching component. These results may be used to inform health promotion efforts among this population in the future. The project was funded through a grant (PI: J. Hicks Patrick, West Virginia University) from McLean Hospital, an affiliate of the Harvard Medical School.
Members of Elmira College's chapter of Psi Chi, the international honor society in pschology, also attended the conference. Their attendance was made possible through Elmira College’s Student Association Finance Board.
From left to right: Hannah Martin ’17, Sara Andrews ’16, Allyson Graf, Assistant Professor of Psychology, Emily Rosebush ’16, and Ashley Youngs ’16