CSSF Project Listings: 2017
Behavioral & Social Sciences

Junior Division

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J0401 — First Place
Alexandra A. Baeckler, Grade 8
The Effects of Given Names on a Shelter Animal's Adoptability
Advisor: Mrs. Kristen Morgensen
School: Harker (The) School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
J0402
Catherine P. Biehl, Grade 8
How Do Cell Phone Conversations Affect Reaction Time?
Advisor: Mrs. Carrie Smith
School: The Healdsburg School, Healdsburg, Sonoma County
J0403 — Honorable Mention
Sean Cai, Grade 8
Using Linguistic Cues for the Automatic Recognition of Personality
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0404 — Fourth Place
Sierra L. Courchesne, Grade 8
Empathy and Social Perception: Gender Based or Not?
Advisor: Ms. Christine Baldwin
School: Grant K-8, San Diego, San Diego County
J0405
Isaac De Lara, Grade 8
TV Madness
Advisor: Mr. Matt Bessler
School: San Diego (Soille) Hebrew Day School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0406
Alexa R. Duran, Grade 7
Identifying Emotions: Investigating if People Can Determine Someone's Emotional State from Facial Expressions
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Wright
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
J0407 — Honorable Mention
Sophia X. Epley, Grade 8
Race, Socioeconomic Status, and 5th Grade Students' Attitudes toward Police Officers, Doctors, Firefighters and Teachers
Advisor: Ms. Cynthia Shimasaki
School: Bonita Vista Middle School, Chula Vista, San Diego County
J0408 — Third Place
Grant J. Gallagher, Grade 6
Modification of a Ball Machine to Better Approximate a Human Tennis Swing by Providing a Visual Cue
Advisor: Ms. Leslie Chartier
School: Irvine Home School, Irvine, Orange County
J0409
Jasmine T. Gates, Grade 8
The Misinformation Effect: Can the Way a Question Is Framed Alter a Subject's Recollection of an Event?
Advisor: Mr. Chris Nestlerode
School: Pacific Collegiate School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J0410 — Second Place
McKenna L. Goodson, Grade 8
Occupation Fascination: A Study of Gender Role Stereotypes in Young Children
Advisor: Ms. Logan Parsons
School: York School, Monterey, Monterey County
J0411 — First Place
Safaa F. Hussain, Grade 6
To Praise or Not to Praise?
Advisor: Mrs. Shalini D'Souza
School: Challenger School, Sunnyvale, Santa Clara County
J0412
Christopher C. Kulick, Grade 8
Investigating Handicap Accessibility Compliance at North County Bus Stops
Advisor: Ms. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J0413
Liam B.K. Mason, Grade 7
To Wear or Not to Wear
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Shimshock
School: St. Charles School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
J0414
Matthew S. Mekari, Grade 8
The Power of Color
Advisor: Mrs. Rita Armstrong
School: Los Cerritos Middle School, Thousand Oaks, Ventura County
J0415 — Honorable Mention
Christina Miles, Grade 8
Haley Spranger, Grade 8
The Analysis of Mindful Meditation in the Elementary Classroom
Advisor: Mrs. Kayee Conrad
School: McPherson Magnet School, Orange, Orange County
J0416 — Honorable Mention
Mollie R. Moniz, Grade 8
The Bias between Real and Powdered Food
Advisor: Mrs. Noelle Turpin
School: Accelerated Achievement Academy, Hollister, San Benito County
J0417
Kaya L. Moore, Grade 6
What Is the Effect of White Noise on Memory?
Advisor: Mr. Don Scott
School: Cain (E.V.) Middle School, Auburn, Placer County
J0418 — Second Place
Braden L. Nucum, Grade 7
Excessive Use of Electronic Video Games: Do Children Excessively Use Non-Internet Games More than Internet Games?
Advisor: Ms. Megan Margeson
School: St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
J0419
Nadia M. Salah, Grade 7
Is Your Sight Controlled by a Stereotype?
Advisor: Mrs. Arwa Alkhawaja
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
J0420
Maya Silberstein, Grade 8
The Morality of Middle Schoolers
Advisor: Ms. Lily Deveau
School: San Diego Jewish Academy, San Diego, San Diego County
J0421
Talia S. Tizabi, Grade 7
"App"solutely Irresistible
Advisor: Mr. Eric Hartung
School: Pressman (Rabbi Jacob) Academy, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J0422
Olivia C. Tobin, Grade 8
Next Steps of Preschool Learners
Advisor: Mrs. Amy Zoque
School: Vineyard STEM, Ontario, San Bernardino County
J0423
Hannah C. Valencia, Grade 7
True Colors: A Study of Implicit Bias
Advisor: Ms. Yvette Cardenas
School: Saint Edward's Catholic School, Newark, Alameda County
J0424
Liana D. Vangyi, Grade 7
How Occupational Stress Affects Diet Intake
Advisor: Mrs. Lori Salazar
School: Alta Sierra Intermediate School, Clovis, Fresno County
J0425 — Third Place
Eva M. Weller, Grade 8
What Influences Early-Teens' Views of Climate Change in Humboldt County, California?
Advisor: Mr. Kevin Lane
School: Pacific Union School, Arcata, Humboldt County


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