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Undergraduate Students


Alicia Boone is a senior undergraduate, and is about to obtain a B.A. in Psychology this May. Currently, she is working on her senior honors thesis, which investigates the sources of exercise self-efficacy in undergraduate students. Alicia intends to present her findings this year at the Spring Research Conference. Although this is already Alicia’s fourth semester in the lab, she plans to remain in the lab and continue her work as a graduate student in the fall as she works toward an Ed. S. in School Psychology





Screenshot 2016-09-01 at 1.30.20 PMAmanda Campbell is a senior at the University of Kentucky and is majoring in Psychology. This is Amanda’s third semester in the P20 Motivation lab and she is excited to also be working on her Senior Honors Thesis with the lab. In her spare time Amanda likes to read, bake, and play frisbee. After graduation Amanda plans to move to North Carolina to get her masters in social psychology.






Xiao-Yin ChenXiao-Yin Chen is a junior at the University of Kentucky pursuing a Bachelor’s in Psychology, as well as a minor in Modern & Classical Studies (Chinese). She is from a small town in Appalachia, and this is her fifth semester in the P20 Motivation and Learning Lab. Currently, she is exploring what types of experiences might influence undergraduate students’ beliefs about their capabilities in engineering. In the future, she is very interested in working with students and has a great passion for helping others. In her spare time, she enjoys blogging, crafting, and spoiling her pug, Henry.

Email: xch235@g.uky.edu



screenshot-2016-09-12-at-1-10-07-pmHaley Ellis is a senior at the University of Kentucky majoring in psychology with a minor in Spanish. She is from Louisville, Kentucky. This is her third semester involved with the P20 motivation lab. She plans to use her experience in this lab to help contribute to her future in pursuing a doctoral degree in clinical psychology







img_1044 Randi C. Gray is a double major at the University of Kentucky, Psychology and Writing Rhetoric and DIgital Media (WRD). She is an Army Brat so she from all over the United States. She wants to study Sports and Performance Psychology focusing either on the clinical or counseling, when she goes to graduate school.







Julia Herzing is currently a junior studying psychology at the University of Kentucky.  She plans on going to graduate school for school psychology.  In her free time, her favorite thing to do is be with her family.  She has also been hit with the travel bug, and loves to go anywhere that she can!





Alecia! Johnson is a third year Marketing and Psychology student whose interests span from poetry and non-profits to curious questions and being outdoors. This will be her first semester with the lab and she is excited to learn all that she can about research and the various projects. She has lived all over the South in her life and looks forward to traveling much more in future as well.





Parth Patel is a sophomore at the University of Kentucky and this is his first semester in the P20 Motivation Lab. He is double majoring in biology and psychology and aims for admission into medical school. His interests and hobbies include exercising, rap music, sports, and superheroes.






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Madelyn Roeder is a senior at the University of Kentucky and is majoring in Political Science.  After graduation, she plans to pursue a career in teaching and international education development before returning for graduate school and working in education reform.






Screenshot 2016-09-01 at 10.22.33 AMTiffany Thomas is a junior at the University of Kentucky who is majoring in Psychology with a minor in Spanish. She is from a small town called Eminence located in Kentucky. This is Tiffanys second semester being involved in the P20 Motivation and Learning Research Lab, and she is eager to engage with others who share common interests. She plans to get her masters in some area of psychology after graduation. In her free time she enjoys coloring, watching Chopped, and hanging with friends.







JoshuaWakefieldJoshua Wakefield is currently a senior studying Psychology at the University of Kentucky. He will be returning for his second semester in the P20 Motivation and Learning Lab. This opportunity will give valuable insight into the research world as he plans on attending Graduate School for Counseling. In his spare time you will most likely find him at CSF where he spends a good portion of it! A fun fact is that he is an identical twin, which always invites some form adventure! He also loves music, photography, and enjoys playing different instruments.
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Screenshot 2016-09-01 at 1.52.37 PMKyla Lockett is a Senior at STEAM Academy who has been given an opportunity to intern at the P20 motivation and learning lab. She has numerous interests such as computer science. engineering, programming, and West African cultural studies but lately has found a deeper passion for developmental psychology. Her long-term goal is to finish college with no less than a master’s degree in a field that she loves. Outside of the academic world Kyla aspires to lead or join some sort of Christian ministry. Kyla who would describe herself as chill person enjoys studying religion, playing video games, and having a grand ol time with her friends.