Idaho State University Department of Psychology to hold 19th annual research forum

POCATELLO – The Department of Psychology at Idaho State University will hold its 19th annual research forum on Feb. 26 from 1:30 to 4:45 p.m. on ISU’s campus.

The forum is intended to showcase new and ongoing research of students and faculty members in the department.

Joshua Swift

Joshua Swift

“The annual research forum is a great way for ISU and the community to see the good things the psychology department is doing,” said Joshua Swift, assistant professor of psychology and co-organizer of the forum.

The presentations will cover a variety of topics including sleep difficulties and risk for internalizing and externalizing behaviors, decision making for risky and delayed food choices, incarcerated women’s experiences of partner violence, maternal mental health and offspring neonatal behavior and neural activity associated with working memory tasks.

“Each of the presentations will relate to people at both ISU and the Pocatello community,” Swift said. “The presentations cover issues that people might experience in their daily life.”

Oral presentations will take place in Rendezvous Suites A, B and C from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Poster presentations will take place on the 4th floor of Garrison Hall from 3:00 to 4:45 p.m.

For more information, contact Joshua Swift at 282-3445 or, or Maria Wong at 282-2752 or