Research member Shelby gave her first Presentation! First and second semester research assistants present an article of their choose to the other lab members. Shelby chose a study on Social Support and PTSD symptomatology in Combat Veterans. This study looked at four different types of social support: family, friends, military peers, and significant others. The study found that the social support from, family, military peers, and significant others were significant to lower levels of PTSD in combat veterans.
Shelby is currently conducting a study of how social support predicts PTG in adolescents, and how different types of social support affects PTG. She submitted her first research abstract to the upcoming Midwestern Psychological Association.