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Rock Springs McNair Scholar Presents at Conference

April 2, 2009 — Jamin Blatter of Rock Springs, a University of Wyoming senior in psychology with a criminal justice minor, presented a research poster at the recent American Psychology-Law Society conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Blatter, a McNair Scholar, joined Scott Freng, a faculty member in the Department of Psychology, and Andre Kehn, a UW psychology graduate student, to present the poster titled "Unconscious Thought Theory and Juror Decision Making: Do Modes of Thought Predict Juror Sentencing Decisions?"

Blatter will graduate in May and has been accepted into the master's program in experimental psychology at the University of Colorado in Colorado Springs. She will work under UCCS faculty member Thomas Pyszczynski, a social psychologist whose research is at the forefront of terror management theory.

Funded through the U.S. Department of Education, the McNair Scholars Program prepares first-generation and limited income or minority students to pursue graduate studies leading to a doctoral degree.

The McNair Scholars Program is a project within Student Educational Opportunity, a division of UW Student AffairsFor more information about the program, call Susan Stoddard or Zackie Salmon at 766-6189 or e-mail

Jamin Blatter, a senior in psychology at UW, co-presented a poster at the American Psychology-Law Society's recent conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Posted on Thursday, April 02, 2009

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