Florida Tech Research Showcase College Series:
College of Psychology and Liberal Arts

Publications • Helmet Display • Free Online Screening • Research Methods • a-MAZE-ing Human Experience

October 2013 - Ongoing

Dr. Wastawy & James Pruitt

Dean of Libraries Dr. Sohair Wastawy and Board of Trustees member James Pruit enjoyed a festive opening reception hosted by the Evans Library to celebrate the launch of the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts Research Showcase. The reception was well-attended by members of the Board of Trustees, College of Psychology and Liberal Arts faculty, students, staff, and others.

The latest installment of the Evans Library's Florida Tech Research Showcase, an ongoing exhibit in the Evans Library, features scholarly activity and research related to the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts.

Included are:

  • an a*MAZE*ing Human Experience maze
  • Helmets: Discoveries and Connections
  • books and journal articles by college faculty
  • an exhibit of affiliated research methods, including a psycho-galvanometer (lie detector) and a depth perception apparatus
  • United States Army Fitness and related research
  • free online screenings
  • campus Institutional Review Board information
  • the library’s Research Guides and MUCH more!

The a*MAZE*ing Human Experience

Front of CoPLA maze

Entrance to the a*MAZE*ing Human Experience maze at the Evans Library.
Journal Covers 1
Journal Covers 2
Journal Covers 3
The entrance to the maze is filled with copies of journal covers representing the research and scholarly work in the College of Psychology & Liberal Arts.

Back of maze

Collage created by senior Katie Broderick, which is showcased on the outside of the maze.

The maze consists of 5 subsections of the Human Experience. They include "Understanding the Human Experience," "Culture and the Human Experience," "Communicating the Human Experience," "The Dark Side of the Human Experience," and " Enhancing the Human Experience." Each of these sections showcase a different facet of the research done by the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts.

Understanding the Human Experience

Understanding the Human Experience

























Understanding 1

Understanding 2

Understanding 3

Understanding 4

Understanding 5

Culture and the Human Experience

Culture and the Human Experience

Culture 1 Culture 2
Showcase panel left
Showcase panel right

Communicating the Human Experience

Communicating the Human Experience


Communicating the Human Experience 1

Communicating the Human Experience 2

Communicating the Human Experience 3

Communicating the Human Experience 5

Communicating the Human Experience 6

Communicating the Human Experience 3

Communicating the Human Experience 4


The Dark Side

Dark Side


Dark Side 1 Dark Side 2
Dark Side 3 Dark Side 5
Dark Side 4 Dark Side 6

Enhancing the Human Experience

Enhancing the Human Experience


Enhancing the Human Experience 1

Enhancing the Human Experience 2
Enhancing the Human Experience 4 Enhancing the Human Experience 3
Enhancing the Human Experience 5 Enhancing the Human Experience 6
  Enhancing the Human Experience 7

Publication Outlets for CoPLA Researchers

Publication Outlets
Display case featuring publications by the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts faculty.
Publication Outlets 2 Publication Outlets 1
Publication Outlets 3 Publication Outlets 4
Publication Outlets 5 Publication Outlets 6
Publication Outlets 7 Publication Outlets 8

Helmets and CoPLA Research: Discoveries and Connections

Helmet Display
Display of the many different helmets used in the College of Psychology and Liberal Arts research.
Helmet Display 1 Helmet Display 2
Helmet Display 4 Helmet Display 3
Helmet Display 5 Helmet Display 6

ROTC and Research Guides Display Case

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Research Methods Display Case

Research Methods Case
Research Methods Case 1 Research Methods Case 2
Research Methods Case 3 Research Methods Case 4
Research Methods Case 5

Lafayette Instrument Corp Student Laboratory Psychogalvanometer (Lie Detector)

Research Methods Case 6 Research Methods Case 7

Free Online Screenings courtesy of FIT Counseling and Psychological Services

Free Screenings

To participate in free anonymous online screenings for depression, alcohol, and eating disorders, click link: http://www.mentalhealthscreening.org/screening/?keyword=floridatech


Aberdein, A. (2006). Raising the tone: Definition, bullshit, and the definition of bullshit. In G. L. Hardcastle, & G. A. Reisch (Eds.), Bullshit and philosophy (pp. 151-169) Open Court.

Aberdein, A. (2008). Logic for dogs. In S. D. Hales (Ed.), What philosophy can tell you about your dog (pp. 167-181) Open Court.

Aberdein, A., & Dove, I. J. (c2013). The argument of mathematics. Dordrecht ;: Springer.

Archer, R. P., & Krishnamurthy, R. (c2002). Essentials of MMPI-A assessment /. New York: Wiley.

Baika, G. (2014). The rose and the geryon: The poetics of fraud and violence in jean de meun and dante. Washington D.C.: The Catholic University of America Press.

Denius, M., & Maines, L. (c2008). Sweet surrender : Poems (1st ed. ed.). Georgetown, Ky.: Finishing Line Press.

Euclid., Heath, T. L., & Aberdein, A. (2006). The elements, books I-XIII /. New York: Barnes & Noble.

Griffith, R. L., & Peterson, M. H. (Eds.). (2006). A closer examination of applicant faking behavior. Greenwich, Connecticut: Information Age Publishing.

Gro¨nfeldt, S., & Strother, J. B. (c2006). Service leadership : The quest for competitive advantage. Thousand Oaks: SAGE Publications.

Gutman, A. (c2000). EEO law and personnel practices / (2nd ed. ed.). Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage Publications.

Gutman, A., & Webbe, F. (1985). Student workbook to accompany psychology its principles and meanings. New York: Holt Rinehart Winston.

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Jones, L. R., & Matthew, L. C. (Eds.). (2001). Coming about...A  Fetschrift for john shearman. Cambridge Massachusetts: Harvard University Art Museums.

Kenkel, M. B., & Peterson, R. L.,. (c2010). Competency-based education for professional psychology (1st ed.). Washington, D.C.: American Psychological Association.

Lavelle, J. F. (2012). Blue collar theorectically: A post-marxist approach to working class literature. Jefferson, North Carolina: McFarland Company, Inc.

Patterson, G. M. (2005). The trials and tribulations of amos quito: The creation of the florida anti-mosquito association. Paradise lost?: The environmental history of florida (pp. 160-176). Gainesville, Florida: University Press of Florida.

Patterson, G. M. (c2000). Florida institute of technology. Charleston, SC: Arcadia Pub.

Patterson, G. M. (c2004). The mosquito wars : A history of mosquito control in florida. Gainesville: University Press of Florida.

Patterson, G. M., & Patterson, G. M. (c2009). The mosquito crusades: A history of the american anti-mosquito movement from the reed commission to the first earth day. New Brunswick, N.J.: Rutgers University Press.

Peake, T. H., Bourduin, C. M., & Archer, R. P. (2000). Brief psychotherapies: Changing  frames of mind. Northvale, New Jersey: Jason Aaronson, Inc.

Perdigao, L. K. (2007). Re-membering beloved. In J. L. Carlacio (Ed.), The fiction of toni morrison: Reading and writing on race, culture, and identity (pp. 117-124)

Perdigao, L. K. (2010). From modernist entombment to postmodernist exhumamation: Dead bodies in twentieth century american fiction. Burlington, Vermont: Ashgate.

Perdigao, L. K. (2011). "It aint balanced right": Repositioning the body in and of as I lay dying. In P. O'Donnell, & L. Zwinger (Eds.), Approaches to teaching faulkner's as I lay dying  (pp. 123-135). New York: The Modern Language Association of America.

Perdigao, L. K., & Pizzato, M.,. (c2010). Death in american texts and performances: Corpses, ghosts, and the reanimated dead. Farnham, England ;: Ashgate.

Ridley, A. M., Gabbert, F., & La Rooy, D. J. (Eds.). (2013). Wiley series in the psychology of crime, policing, and  Law: suggestibility in legal contexts: Psychological research and forensic implications. West Sussex, UK: Wiley Blackwell.

Shearer, R. L. (2003). Mathematics and the mind of god: Implications of the new cosmology of the 17th century. (pp. 77-84)

Shearer, R. L. (c2008). The beethoven years: A novel. New York: iUniverse Inc.

Strother, J. B. (2011). Scientific and technical writing handbook: Writing journal articles and techical reports. The Netherlands: UniversiteitsDrukkerij.

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Taylor, G., Taylor, M. J. S., Blomquist, A. K., & Taylor, R. A.,. (2000). This cruel war: The civil war letters of grant and malinda taylor, 1862-1865 (1st ed. ed.). Macon, Ga.: Mercer University Press.

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Webbe, F. (Ed.). (2010). The handbook of sport neuropsychology. New York: Springer Publishing Company.

Williams, H. S., Wynne, L. N., & Taylor, R. A.,. (c1993). This war so horrible: The civil war diary of hiram smith williams. Tuscaloosa: University of Alabama Press.

Wrightsman, L. S., Batson, A. L., & Edkins, V. A. (2004). Measures of legal attitudes. Belmont, California: Wadsworth Thompson.

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February 19, 2014

CoPLA Opening Reception

Refreshments are served!Debbie LelekisSuzy Kozaitis next to her Open Access display
L to R: Vanessa Edkins, Jessica Wildman, Erin Richard, and Lisa SteelmanL to R: Heidi Hatfield Edwards, Rebecca Weber, and Jamie Younkin
Kathy Turner and Lisa Steelman
L to R: Robert Taylor, Debbie Lelekis, and Lisa PetrilloRobert Taylor and Heidi Hatfield EdwardsL to R: Radhika Krishnamurthy, Vanessa Edkins, Gretchen Sauerman, Kathy Turner, Heidi Hatfield Edwards, and Jamie Younkin