Undergraduate Research Assistant Presents Poster at Summer Symposium

Department of Psychology undergraduate research assistant Emma Larkin recently presented a poster at Virginia Tech's Dennis Dean Undergraduate Summer Symposium. The Dennis Dean Undergraduate Summer Research Symposium is a symposium where undergraduates across Virginia Tech present on research that they have been conducting. Emma’s research this summer was on how agreement among parents, adolescents, and clinicians may relate to treatment outcomes for adolescent social anxiety disorder. The findings of this work indicate that parents and their adolescents tend not to agree on social anxiety and that this disagreement impacts treatment outcomes. Additionally, this work showed that clinicians tend to align more with parent reports as compared to adolescent reports of social anxiety. Thanks to Emma’s hard work, this work is currently under review for publication. Congratulations, Emma!