Lanning presents at Midwest Psychological Association Conference

Hastings College student Riley Lanning, a junior psychology major from Glendale, Arizona, presented at the Midwest Psychological Association Conference in Chicago, Illinois, earlier this semester.

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Riley Lanning with her poster at the Midwest Psychological Association Conference.

Lanning participated in a poster session where she was able to share her original research titled “The Impact of Dietary Changes and Resource Availability on Psychological Well-Being: A Study of International College Students in the Rural Midwest.”

This study provided Lanning with the opportunity to integrate the fields of cross-cultural and health psychology into a single study exploring dietary habits among international students. Lanning’s results revealed that international students experienced significant dietary differences between their home countries and the U.S.

In addition, resource availability was measured and was found to be associated with student psychological well-being.

The Midwest Psychological Association Conference is held annually in Chicago and draws over 3,000 scholars, students, and psychologists to present their research in a variety of psychological science topics.

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