- Student: Alexander Heiss
- School: Lehigh Carbon Community College
- Class/grade: 2012 graduate
- Award: Worth/Psi Beta Research paper awards
Alexander Heiss, a 2012 graduate of Lehigh Carbon Community College (LCCC) in Psychology, received an Honorable Mention in the Worth/Psi Beta Research paper awards for his paper, Effects of Load Theory on Selective Attention. The award was presented at the American Psychological Association (APA) National Convention, held in August 2012 in Orlando, Florida.
The mission of Psi Beta Honor Society is to promote professional development of psychology students in two-year colleges through promotion and recognition of excellence in scholarship, leadership, research, and community service.
This competition is a national competition in which students from community colleges can enter a paper emanating from an original research project. Alexander completed his research on LCCC’s main campus in spring of 2012 under the direction of Dr. Betsy Swope, Instructor of Psychology at LCCC.
For more information about the competition, see this year's eligibility requirements at http://psibeta.org/site/awards/research-paper-award . Visit LCCC’s website at www.lccc.edu for a complete list of degrees and certificates offered.