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The McMaster Undergraduate Journal of Social Psychology is pleased to announce its 2022 publication!

Congratulations to the entire editorial team, 4 thesis groups whose outstanding work is published in this edition of the McMaster Undergraduate Journal of Social Psychology, as well as the abstracts from 7 presentations from the Social Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference. The Social Psychology Program is so proud of your hard work, dedication, and achievements!

Oct 03, 2022

The Social Psychology Program is pleased to announce the 2022 publication of the McMaster Undergraduate Journal of Social Psychology (MUJSP)!  In 2019, The MUJSP was created and launched by Social Psychology student, Namya Tandon, who served as editor-in-chief for two years, successfully leading the editorial team through the 2020 and 2021 publications of the journal.  Namya passed the helm of editor-in-chief to recently graduated Social Psychology student, Raisa Jadavji (former co-assistant editor), who has quickly and efficiently taken on the leadership role for the exciting 2022 publication of the MUJSP.  Angelo Marmolejo continues to serve as a co-assistant editor, joined now by Linette Sapper.  Christina Doan has remained in her role as the layout editor.  Sarah McBride has transitioned into the role of graphic designer, as Jordan Graber, who served in the role since 2019, has departed.  The MUJSP warmly welcomes all new editorial team members and sends gratitude and best wishes to Namya and Jordan for their contributions over the years!  Dr. Sarah Clancy continues to serve as the Faulty Advisor.

This edition features four group-based thesis papers that met the minimum standard of excellence of a grade of 85% or higher on the final thesis paper submitted for the capstone course, as per the publication criteria. The four studies included for publication in this issue include the following (ordered alphabetically by study title with authors alphabetically by last name):

Assessing Perceptions of Mental Health Literacy Among Undergraduate
McMaster Students
by Lina D’Ambrosio, Victoria Iro, Julia Kay, Caterina Meli, Sabrina Rodrigues, and Laura Torres

Self-Perceived Changes in Personality and Identity Due tothe COVID-19 Pandemic by Grace Gatt, Angelo Marmolejo, Sabryna Nguyen, Jessica Polsoni, and Serena Singh

Social Media as a Stage: A Behind the Scenes Analysis of Performative Activism, “Cancel Culture,” and Effective Allyship by Amira Abdalla, Natasha D’Souza, Ria Gill, Raisa Jadavji, and Claudia Meneguzzi

You Can Count on Me: The Relationships Between Housing, Social Integration, and Adjustment Among First-Year McMaster Students by Jessica C. Aranyush, Maiya M. Bertola, Katherine R. Cooper, Jewel Pheasant-Dumont, and Vanessa J. Richards. 

All four studies note how important supports, additional resources, and educational and knowledge translation activities on campus are to student success, health, identity, and wellness, and how these services can be improved to further provide supports to students to foster and sustain the academic, social, and overall health of the undergraduate student population.

The new articles can be viewed on the webpage for the McMaster Journal of Social Psychology, available here:   https://journals.mcmaster.ca/mujsp/issue/view/181

While only a portion of the thesis papers completed during the 2021-2022 academic year are included in this issue of the McMaster Undergraduate Journal of Social Psychology, the work completed by the entire class is commendable and should be recognized.  If you would like to know more about the other projects completed during the 2021-2022 academic year, please see this link: https://socialpsychology.mcmaster.ca/news/annual-poster-session-showcase

The capstone course has been taught by Dr. Sarah Clancy, Assistant (Teaching) Professor, since the 2014/2015 academic year. 

A new edition to the 2022 edition of the McMaster Undergraduate Journal of Social Psychology is the publication of the abstracts of the presenters from the first annual Social Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, held in January 2022.  Dr. Sarah Clancy, Faculty Advisor for the MUJSP and course instructor & group thesis supervisor for SOC PSY 4ZZ6, received a PALAT Grant provided by the Paul R. MacPherson Institute for Leadership, Innovation & Excellence in Teaching at McMaster University (awarded for 2021-2022), which supported the development and evaluation of the first-ever student conference in the Social Psychology Program.

The collection of work in this 2022 publication of the McMaster Undergraduate Journal of Social Psychology showcases the academic excellence and achievements of the students in the Social Psychology Program, and more generally, the Faculty of Social Sciences.  Congratulations to the editorial team, the thesis group members, and abstract presenters on your publication! The Social Psychology Program is so proud of you!