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R'PSYC 2022

Sponsored by UCR Psychology Department, Psi Chi, and the Council on Undergraduate Research

4th Annual Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Kalina Michalska

Save the Date! R'PSYC 2022 will be held Saturday, May 14th 12:00 - 4:30 PM

R'PSYC 2022: Welcome

Abstracts can be submitted using to link below.

Please submit before May 1st at 5pm.


Open to all UCR students, faculty, friends and family. Join us on May 14th 12:00 - 4:30 PM to learn more about psychological and neuroscience research


R'PSYC X R'Garden Fundraiser

Support R'PSYC 2023 and R'Garden by donating to our fundraiser! Click the link below to learn more about the impact of R'Garden and make your donation today

Event Brochure

Expand your knowledge and support psychology undergraduate research at R'PSYC! We look forward to seeing you there as we strive to promote excellence and enthusiasm in the field of psychology, as well as present research crafted by your peers. For more information about what fantastic events will be waiting for you, check out the brochure!

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R'PSYC 2022: Meet the Team

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Mary Gauvain

Dr. Mary Gauvain is a Distinguished Professor of Psychology at the University of California, Riverside. She received her Ph.D. in developmental psychology from the University of Utah, her M.A. from Stanford University in Sociology of Education, and her B.A. in Social Ecology from UC Irvine. She has been on the faculty at UCR from 1992, and she recently served as Chair of the Academic Senate of the University of California system and as faculty representative to the UC Board of Regents. Her research, which has been funded by the NIH and Spencer Foundation, examines social and cultural influences on cognitive development. She is the author of numerous publications as well as the books The Social Context of Cognitive Development and Child and Adolescent Development in Cultural Context. In her recent research, she has studied children’s comprehension of water and food contamination in Sub-Saharan Africa.

R'PSYC 2022: About

Transition to Normalcy Panel

Dr. Kate Sweeny, Dr. Kelly Huffman and Eleanor Collier

In the wake of the peak of COVID-19, researchers are delving into the effects of the pandemic, and what the transition to normalcy means. Join panelists Dr. Kate Sweeny, Dr. Kelly Huffman and Eleanor Collier as they discuss the lasting effects of the pandemic and quarantine on students and society as a whole, and how this connects to how we socialize.

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Learning & Memory Panel

Dr. Annie Ditta

Delve into learning and memory with Dr. Annie Ditta, with a special focus on the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on students academically. Join us for a discussion on how virtual classes have impacted memory and learning capabilities, and what the future of learning environments looks like as educational institutions transition back to in-person learning.

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R'PSYC 2022 Posters

Student researchers with the highest scoring abstracts were given the opportunity to present their research findings at R'PSYC 2022. Watch their highlights now!

R'PSYC 2022: Portfolio
R'PSYC 2022: Pro Gallery
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