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Intel ISEF 2014 Special Awards Organization Profile


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American Psychological Association



The American Psychological Association is the largest scientific and professional organization representing psychology in the United States. APA is the world's largest association of psychologists, with nearly 130,000 researchers, educators, clinicians, consultants and students as its members. APA’s mission is to advance the creation, communication and application of psychological knowledge to benefit society and improve people's lives.


Why We Participate

APA hopes to promote a psychologically literate public and engage a future generation of researchers. APA is committed to supporting the promotion of scientific research and education at the secondary school level. We enthusiastically offer special awards to Intel ISEF participants whose projects display excellence in psychological research.



2014 Awards Offered

First Award of $1,500

Second Award of $1,000

Third Award of $500


Intel ISEF 2014 Awards

First Award of $1,500

Leighton Braunstein

Adolescent Loss of Lis1 Results in Defective Hippocampal Morphology and Distinct Behavioral Deficits Resembling a Schizophrenic-Like Phenotype


Second Award of $1,000

Timothy Renier

Hand Hygiene Gone Viral? A Study of Student Involvement in a Social Media Campaign as a Method of Bringing Hand Hygiene to the Masses


Third Award of $500

Chloe Sherry

A Study of the Effects of Transplantation of Tissue from Planarian Flatworms Conditioned with Light-Shock Therapy into Naïve Planarian Flatworms


Third Award of $500

Michelle Marquez

The Paradox of Emotional Dimensionality: The Effect of the Dimensionality of Audio Stimuli on the Brain’s Electrical Activity, a Neuroscience Study


Third Award of $500

Ashley Hamlin

Light Speed: A Measure of Ocular Phototransduction Using Pulsed Light Emitting Diodes


Third Award of $500

Petra Grutzik

Linking Expression and Function of FoxP2 in Adult Songbirds Using Operant Preference Testing


Third Award of $500

Colin Norick

Colter Norick

The Correlation between Docosahexaenoic Acid (DHA) and Cognitive Function in Healthy Teens



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