Ciji Ramos, an undergraduate psychology student from the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences, presented an original research poster at the Arkansas Psychological Association’s Conference. His poster was the runner-up for best undergraduate poster and he received an “Outstanding Student Poster” certificate.
Ramos’ poster dealt with his research on whether one’s beliefs in their own ability to complete tasks is different for Black and White males who complete race-stereotypical activities. His research project was overseen by Dr. Angela Andrade and Dr. Anthony Austin, who are both assistant professors of psychology at UAPB. Originally from Albuquerque, New Mexico, Ramos transferred to UAPB from the New Mexico Military Institute to play baseball for the Golden Lions. After graduation, he endeavors to obtain a master’s degree in computer science.
Founded in 1949, the Arkansas Psychological Association is a statewide, non-for-profit, professional organization whose purpose is to advance psychology as a science, a profession, and a means of promoting human welfare in a challenging and changing world. Their members represent well-trained, highly-credentialed, and clinically-experienced mental healthcare professionals in Arkansas. Their members are actively involved in providing psychological services in private practices, hospitals, and community mental health centers. Others teach in undergraduate and graduate academic programs, conduct cutting-edge research, serve in administrative positions for human service programs, and dedicate countless hours as committee members and chairs of various boards on the state, national, and international level.