Poster Presentation Red Carpet

Jan 29, 2019

by Allen Shorey ‘22

The social and natural psychology learning communities met in December of last year to present their final poster projects to Florida Southern psychology professors and interested psychology majors. 

A positive atmosphere surrounded the excited energy of the 40 presenters who had been working on their project throughout the “Psy Pie” nights throughout the semester. Food and a red carpet were catered by the College, creating a professional atmosphere. In conjunction with this mood, the students dressed in business casual to business professional attire.

Dr. Morvillo working with one of her students.
Students (Left to Right) Eva Francey, Zak Tricker, Hannah Rogers & Allen Shorey with their project.

The students were evaluated by their professors after a round of critical feedback from visiting faculty and students from the Psychology department. The presentations were followed by an awards ceremony. Each student was given a certificate for their group’s achievement and growth. In addition, one group from each learning community was rewarded with individual “best poster presentation” trophies, while another from each learning community was awarded with individual “best poster design” trophies.

In my groups project, “The Truman Show,” we informed our audiences of its implications on the age old “nature versus nurture” debate. We took both a social and natural perspective on the movie and took the stance that both nature and nurture played an equally significant role in Truman’s development. We discussed Truman’s implications on modern practices of egocentrism in social media and reality television, and how we in the real world might learn to expand our real-world interactions as to avoid falling into narcissism like Truman.

For our presentation, we were awarded “best poster presentation” trophies, and celebrated together with a trip to Tutu’s following the event. The poster project and learning community made for a great transition into my Florida Southern psychology career. Perhaps most importantly, it taught me the importance of tying what I am learning inside the classroom to the real world.

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Students (Left to Right) Eva Francey, Zak Tricker, Hannah Rogers & Allen Shorey with their project.

Poster Presentation Red Carpet

The social and natural psychology learning communities met in December of last year to ...