CSSF Project Listings: 2015
Behavioral & Social Sciences

Senior Division

Audrey L. Carman, Grade 10
What Are the Most Probable Anxiety Disorders in High School Adolescents?
Advisor: Ms. Karen Reynosa
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County
S0402 — Second Place
Jeffrey Chang, Grade 11
Northern California Vowel Shift: English Phonological Change in Progress
Advisor: Mr. Jason Lee
School: Lynbrook High School, San Jose, Santa Clara County
Emily P. Condon, Grade 10
Moral Judgment and the Principle of Double Effect
Advisor: Mr. Paul Hunt
School: Villa Park High School, Villa Park, Orange County
Ashlyn L. D'Orazio, Grade 10
The Effect of Personality Type on the Compatibility between Friends
Advisor: Ms. Jessica Skieresz
School: Redwood High School, Larkspur, Marin County
John P. Drain, Grade 9
BPA: Safe or Not? The Effects of Exposure to Bisphenol A (BPA) from Canned Food on the Learning of Mice
Advisor: Mr. Mitchell Drain
School: Centennial High School, Corona, Riverside County
S0406 — Third Place
Ruwanthi N. Ekanayake, Grade 11
Effects of Avatar-Based Virtual Reality on Veracity Perception and Kinetosis
Advisor: Mr. Peter Starodub
School: Palos Verdes Peninsula High School, Rolling Hills Estates, Los Angeles County
Sarah K. Erickson, Grade 11
Preschool and Prejudice: An Observation of Preconceived Ideas of Racism in Children Ages 3 to 8
Advisor: Mrs. Debbie Lewis
School: Desert High School, Edwards, Kern County
Edhel Marie A. Joseph, Grade 10
Nahomy V. Pinedo, Grade 10
Pay Attention Now or Pay the High Price Later: The Most Common Distractions that Lead Students to an Unsuccessful Future
Advisor: Mrs. Shahida Merchant
School: Salinas High School, Salinas, Monterey County
Do Hyun Kim, Grade 12
Taha M. Taka, Grade 12
Exploring and Comparing the Effects of Reward and Punishment
Advisor: Dr. Lourdes Rueda
School: Central Union High School, El Centro, Imperial County
Samuel R. LeFevre, Grade 10
The Effects of Video Games on Cognitive Function
Advisor: Ms. Orenda Tuason
School: Crescenta Valley High School, La Crescenta, Los Angeles County
Anish Neervannan, Grade 9
Comparing Crime Rates in Various Communities Using K-Means
Advisor: Ms. Shannon Bunch
School: University High School, Irvine, Orange County
S0412 — Honorable Mention
Olivia R. Pearson, Grade 12
The Effects of Computer Based Note-Taking or Longhand Note-Taking on Memory Recall Using SAT II Standardized Test
Advisor: Ms. Deborah Brown
School: Yosemite High School, Oakhurst, Madera County
S0413 — Fourth Place
Zachary G. Peterson, Grade 10
Daniel G. Pham, Grade 10
Using Mobile Technology to Aid Those Afflicted by Color Vision Deficiency
Advisor: Mrs. Victoria Acquistapace
School: De La Salle High School, Concord, Contra Costa County
Clarice W. Poblete, Grade 11
Jineava Z. To, Grade 11
React to the Fact
Advisor: Mr. Kyle Webster
School: Ridgeview High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Madeleine A. Powley, Grade 11
Are You Happy and You Know It? The Effects of Recognizing Happiness and Thankfulness on a Daily Basis
Advisor: Mrs. Kacee Fujinami
School: Salinas High School, Salinas, Monterey County
S0416 — Honorable Mention
Roshini N. Ravi, Grade 11
Gender Bender: A Study on Teacher Gender, Student Gender, and Academic Achievement in STEM
Advisor: Dr. Vinutha Ravi
School: Stockdale High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Amanda M. Richno, Grade 12
Gender Response to Frustration
Advisor: Mrs. Colleen Taylor
School: Big Valley High School, Bieber, Lassen County
Adriana G. Rivera, Grade 12
The Effect of Stress on Impulsivity Levels in Adolescents
Advisor: Dr. Martin Shapiro
School: Clovis North High School, Fresno, Fresno County
Katrina J. Skender, Grade 10
Decreasing Sexual Risks and Diagnosing HIV in Teens
Advisor: Ms. Karen Reynosa
School: Ventura High School, Ventura, Ventura County
Kelsi M. Stieler, Grade 12
The Effects of Instant Messaging or Video Messaging on Reading Comprehension Using an ACT Standardized Reading Test
Advisor: Mrs. Deborah Brown
School: Yosemite High School, Oakhurst, Madera County
Edward A. Trimble, Grade 9
EEG Usage to Indicate Mental Imagery
Advisor: Dr. Daniel Morse
School: Bloomington High School, Bloomington, San Bernardino County
S0422 — First Place
Amrita Venkatraman, Grade 11
Building a Smartphone Application to Test Alertness before Drivers Take the Wheel
Advisor: Mr. John Shelby
School: Homestead High School, Cupertino, Santa Clara County
Nicholas G. Wong, Grade 10
What Factors Influence Public Participation in Currency Bill Tracking? Application for Monitoring Population Movement
Advisor: Mr. Todd Whalen
School: Kennedy (John F.) High School, Sacramento, Sacramento County

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