Congratulations to Psychology Department Honors Student Elizabeth Yu! Elizabeth was recently awarded the Maize Award for a single-term project by the MLibrary Undergraduate Research Award Committee for her project titled “Optimism/Pessimism and Future Orientation in Predicting Depressive Symptoms and Suicide Behavior in Primary Care Adults.” Elizabeth was chosen as the winner out of 50 applicants university-wide!


The committee was particularly impressed by the extent and quality of Ms. Yu’s research, including the breadth of literature in which she situated her questions, hypotheses, findings, and ultimately, suggestions for future directions of inquiry.


Elizabeth will continue research through the Psychology Honors Program during the upcoming year sponsored by Professor Ed Chang “examining the role positive problem orientation, a specific positive future cognition, plays in prediction of suicidal risk” in Latinos.  


Find the full summary of Elizabeth’s award here.