Students, Graduates, and Faculty Present at the 2016 American Psychological Association Convention

August 16, 2016

University of South Carolina Aiken students, graduates and faculty made several presentations at the 2016 American Psychological Association Convention in Denver, Aug. 4-7. 

"This is the major scholarly convention in psychology,” said USC Aiken Communication Professor William D. Harpine.  “I understand that this was a very competitive, collaborative program." 

Sophomore psychology major Collytte Cederstrom presented a research poster, "Measuring Attitudinal Change in a Motivational Program: Reading Orienteering Club." Shana Ingram, Class of ’16, presented a research poster, “Teaching Communication Skills to At-Risk Students Using Group-Centered Prevention." 

USC Aiken representatives also made oral presentations during the convention’s "Skill-Building Session: Bringing Research to Life-Integrating Science and Practice in Real-World Multicultural Settings.”  Elaine Clanton Harpine, adjunct instructor in the School of Education, and Ingram presented “Effects of Reading Failure: Correcting Educational Disparities with At-Risk Children.”   William D. Harpine and Cederstrom presented “Using Media Technology to Teach Reading in Community-Based Settings."

All of this research and subsequent presentations originated as part of Elaine Clanton Harpine’s reading program, the Reading Orienteering Club, in Aiken.


Front row, L-R: Shana Ingram, Elaine Clanton Harpine, Dorothy Espelage 

Back row, L-R: Collytte Cederstrom, William Harpine, Arthur Horne, Katherine Raczynski


USC Aiken, a comprehensive university in the University of South Carolina system, offers undergraduate and master’s degrees to more than 3,500 students in 50 programs of study. USC Aiken is ranked the #1 public regional college in the South by U.S. News & World Report’s guide "America’s Best Colleges." The 2017 distinction marks USC Aiken’s 19th consecutive ranking among the top three in this category and its 12th time in first place.