Borton Presents Poster at Psychology Meeting
Associate Professor of Psychology Jen Borton presented a poster on Feb. 14 at the 15th Annual Meeting of The Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) in Austin, Texas.
Mark Oakes, former Hamilton visiting professor and now an associate professor of psychology at St. Lawrence University, and Sarah Dreyer-Oren ’12, co-presented “Risk-Taking Following Ego Threat in Men with Defensive Self-Esteem” with Borton. They were her co-authors.
The poster was based on Dreyer-Oren’s senior thesis and presented research that showed “that men with defensive self-esteem (defined as high explicit, or conscious, self-esteem paired with low implicit, or subconscious self-esteem) were more likely than men with secure self-esteem (high explicit and high implicit self-esteem) or than women with either type of self-esteem to respond to an ego threat (negative feedback on an intellectual task) by engaging in riskier behavior on a computerized gambling task.”