CSSF Project Listings: 2015
Behavioral & Social Sciences

Junior Division

Madalyn E. Berry, Grade 8
At What Grade Level Do Children Start to Develop a Gender Bias towards Various Occupations
Advisor: Mrs. Diane Loflin
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Alexis J. Block, Grade 7
Does the Golden Ratio (1.618) Predict People's Opinion of Beauty?
Advisor: Mrs. Jill Rivero
School: St. Anne School, Laguna Niguel, Orange County
Camden J. Breaux, Grade 7
The Effect of Peer Pressure on Truth Telling
Advisor: Mr. Daniel Dummett
School: Union Hill School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
Nagee N. Clowney, Grade 8
Color Thoughts: Word Color Association, Part 2
Advisor: Mrs. Stacey Lerma
School: Vista Heights Middle School, Moreno Valley, Riverside County
Justine Dominic D. Encontro, Grade 8
Money and the Mind: How Does Someone's Economic Situation Affect Their Moral Decision Making?
Advisor: Ms. Heather O'Keefe
School: Muir (John) Middle School, Burbank, Los Angeles County
Jessica S. Fairlie, Grade 7
Jobs and Gender: Implicit Assumptions about Women in the Workplace
Advisor: Ms. Sherri Kilkenny
School: Mission Hill Junior High School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
McKenna G. Grant, Grade 8
Birth Order Effects on Leadership
Advisor: Mr. Brad Penkala
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Cecilia A. Hanna, Grade 8
Face Value: How Facial Appearance Plays a Roll in Political Elections
Advisor: <none acknowledged>
School: La Entrada Middle School, Menlo Park, San Mateo County
J0409 — Honorable Mention
Travis C. Joyce, Grade 7
Slow Your Roll!
Advisor: Mr. David Blake
School: Elsinore Middle School, Lake Elsinore, Riverside County
Haritha B. Kahf, Grade 8
Badr E. Yemut, Grade 8
Do You Agree?
Advisor: Ms. Zaynab Joseph
School: Orange Crescent School, Garden Grove, Orange County
Atif U. Khan, Grade 7
No Pain, Lots of Game
Advisor: Ms. Zaynab Joseph
School: Orange Crescent School, Garden Grove, Orange County
Ajay D. Khanna, Grade 7
Which Ages Best Understand Emojis?
Advisor: Mrs. Anjali Khanna
School: Notre Dame School, Chico, Butte County
Brendan Khoury, Grade 7
Think Away: How Does Your Thinking Style Affect Your Ability to Simulate the Future?
Advisor: Ms. Beth Williams
School: South Lake Middle School, Irvine, Orange County
Kylynn M. Leffingwell, Grade 7
The Power of Conformity
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Wright
School: Washington Academic Middle School, Sanger, Fresno County
J0415 — Second Place
Kirra A.L. McColl, Grade 7
A Tactile Approach to the Bouba Kiki Experiment
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Jackson Lee Moore, Grade 6
What Is the Relationship between Math, Music, and Emotion?
Advisor: Mr. Don Scott
School: Cain (E.V.) Middle School, Auburn, Placer County
Tria T. Nguyen, Grade 6
How Do Different Types of Music Affect Your Heart Rate?
Advisor: Mrs. Heather Bridger
School: Quail Lake Charter School, Clovis, Fresno County
Andrew E. O'Rourke, Grade 8
ADHD vs. Non-ADHD Reaction Time
Advisor: Mr. Paul Brown
School: Holy Cross School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
J0419 — Honorable Mention
Dominic K. Olson, Grade 7
Music Training: Does It Affect Listening Skills?
Advisor: Dr. Jayne Hastedt
School: Central Middle School, San Carlos, San Mateo County
J0420 — Third Place
Michelle Qin, Grade 8
The Art of Praise
Advisor: Mrs. Laura Ulvaeus
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Clarice E. Quigley, Grade 6
Does the Golden Ratio Affect Facial Beauty?
Advisor: Mrs. Nicole Quigley
School: St. Mary of the Angels, Ukiah, Mendocino County
Talia R. Raz, Grade 8
Confused Colors
Advisor: Mr. Matt Bessler
School: San Diego (Soille) Hebrew Day School, San Diego, San Diego County
Joshua L. Richland, Grade 7
Flip or Treat: The Impact of Language on Risk Taking Behavior
Advisor: Mr. Eric Hartung
School: Pressman (Rabbi Jacob) Academy, Los Angeles, Los Angeles County
J0424 — Fourth Place
Sasha L. Ronaghi, Grade 7
Be Sun Smart
Advisor: Ms. Christina Jheun
School: Fairmont Private - Edgewood Campus, Santa Ana, Orange County
Manaal A. Sayed, Grade 8
Eating Disorders Comorbid with Depression: A Growing Problem among Teens
Advisor: Mrs. Mariam Rangoonwala
School: Institute of Knowledge, Diamond Bar, Los Angeles County
Emma R. Schaefer-Whittall, Grade 8
Is the Science Fair... Fair?
Advisor: Mrs. Sally Ghilarducci
School: Scotts Valley Middle School, Scotts Valley, Santa Cruz County
J0427 — Honorable Mention
Rachel A. Sragovicz, Grade 8
If You Give a Kid an iPad
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Zoe Le Thomas, Grade 8
To Wear or Not to Wear
Advisor: Mrs. Elaine Gillum
School: Marshall (Thurgood) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
J0429 — Honorable Mention
Mihai C. Tudor, Grade 6
The Unseen Labyrinth
Advisor: Mrs. Susan Welter
School: Ralston Middle School, Belmont, San Mateo County
J0430 — First Place
Rhitishah Yuva Raju, Grade 7
Illuminate Your Life with Light and Color
Advisor: Mrs. Connie Samla
School: Churchill (Winston) Middle School, Carmichael, Sacramento County

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