CSEF Project Listings: 2018
Behavioral & Social Sciences

Junior Division

Ciann Amalan, Grade 7
Abby S. Yamashita, Grade 7
Are Handheld Devices Really Affecting Your Body?
Advisor: Mr. Alex Hofsteen
School: International School of Monterey, Seaside, Monterey County
Ethan S. Aurand, Grade 8
How Pets Affect Stress
Advisor: Ms. Patricia Huntington
School: Farb (Jean) Middle School, San Diego, San Diego County
Gabriella R. Biittner, Grade 7
Detection of Gender Bias and Stereotyping by Grade Level and Gender
Advisor: Ms. Julie Cilente
School: Chicago Park School, Grass Valley, Nevada County
J0404 — First Place
Antonio S. Cortijo, Grade 8
Branding and Its Effects on Consumer Choices and Satisfaction
Advisor: Mr. Brad Penkala
School: Goleta Valley Junior High School, Goleta, Santa Barbara County
Sarah E. Crowley, Grade 8
Discrimination against Women Going into STEM
Advisor: Mrs. Wendi Rodriguez
School: Heritage (The) School, Phelan, San Bernardino County
J0406 — Honorable Mention
Jack M. Driscoll-Natale, Grade 6
Rockin' to the Beat of History: A Statistical Analysis of 60 Years of Popular Music
Advisor: Mrs. Cathy Guiley
School: Valencia Elementary School, Aptos, Santa Cruz County
Mumtaaz A. Elmi, Grade 7
What Factors Affect Emotional Intelligence?
Advisor: Mrs. Najwan Naserelddin
School: Islamic School of San Diego, San Diego, San Diego County
J0408 — Fourth Place
Alexander Fan, Grade 8
Men vs. Women: A Survey to Find the Gender with the Higher Medication Adherence
Advisor: Dr. Shanna Treanor
School: Fruitvale Junior High School, Bakersfield, Kern County
Gavin O. Jimerson, Grade 8
The Association between Cybersecurity Knowledge and Password Strength
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Avers
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Avery P. Kalafatas, Grade 7
Who's Happy?
Advisor: Mrs. Minna Leigh
School: St. Mark's School, San Rafael, Marin County
Ty R. Koebler, Grade 8
Facial Expressions in Cartoons
Advisor: Ms. Amy Schwerdtfeger
School: Gateway Middle School, Santa Cruz, Santa Cruz County
Sydney S. Lee, Grade 7
To Fear, or Not to Fear? That Is the Question
Advisor: Mr. John Briner
School: Fairmont Private Junior High School, Anaheim, Orange County
Morgan E. Link, Grade 7
Wrap It Up! Investigating the Effects of Age on Responses to Packaging
Advisor: Mrs. Roxanne Hunker
School: Rhoades (The) School, Encinitas, San Diego County
J0415 — Second Place
Simona E. Michaelson, Grade 8
Effects of Visual Stimuli on O.C.D.
Advisor: Mrs. Sunny Scarlett
School: Hughes (Charles Evans) Middle School, Long Beach, Los Angeles County
Kate E. Morgan, Grade 8
Julia K. Vanoli, Grade 8
How False Assurance Affects Test Taking Preformance
Advisor: Ms. Batya Fields
School: All Saints' Episcopal Day School, Carmel, Monterey County
Anna L. Munoz, Grade 8
Reward vs. Punishment: Which Is a More Effective Motivator?
Advisor: Mrs. Sarah Avers
School: La Colina Junior High School, Santa Barbara, Santa Barbara County
Braden Nucum, Grade 8
Excessive Use of Social Media: Do Teenagers Excessively Use Social Media More than Younger Children and Older Adults?
Advisor: Ms. Megan Margeson
School: St. John Fisher, Rancho Palos Verdes, Los Angeles County
J0419 — Third Place
Anna I. Nunez, Grade 8
Education and Exposure to Overcome Medical Phobia
Advisor: Mrs. Bridget Biernacki
School: Coastal Academy, Oceanside, San Diego County
J0420 — Honorable Mention
Sarah D. Paredes, Grade 8
Now You See Me, Now You Don't
Advisor: Ms. Marcia Nogueira
School: St. Rose of Lima Elementary School, Simi Valley, Ventura County
Amanvir S. Parhar, Grade 7
Don't Let the Blue Light Bite: The Effect of Blue Light on REM Sleep
Advisor: Mr. Clyde Mann
School: Horner Junior High School, Fremont, Alameda County
David B. Rooney, Grade 8
The Influence of Athletes' Assumed Race on Perceptions of Potential Success
Advisor: Mrs. Tina Brown
School: The Children's School, La Jolla, San Diego County
Abigail P. Rosado, Grade 7
The Pressure to Fit In: Testing Conformity in Middle Schoolers
Advisor: Mrs. Jennifer Meza
School: All Hallows Academy, La Jolla, San Diego County
Ainsley E. Savant, Grade 7
Motivation vs. Actual Energy
Advisor: Mrs. Gena Heins
School: St. John School, Encinitas, San Diego County
Cecily Jade Stevenson, Grade 7
What Will Get a Driver to Come to Stop at a Stop Sign?
Advisor: Ms. Samela Perez
School: Hollister Dual Language Academy, Hollister, San Benito County
Haneefah F. Syed, Grade 8
It's Time for Waste Loss
Advisor: Mrs. Brigette Brink
School: Community Home Education Program (CHEP North), Anaheim, Orange County
Ananya Vinay, Grade 7
Testing Effectiveness of Computer Based Study vs. Traditional Methods: Are You Being a Neo-Luddite?
Advisor: Ms. Maral McDowell
School: Granite Ridge Intermediate, Fresno, Fresno County
Eva C. Wilson, Grade 7
How Do Phones Affect Your Reaction Time?
Advisor: Mrs. June Poling
School: St Michael's School, Poway, San Diego County

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