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McNair Scholar 2013Coriandre D. Moore

Coriandre D. Moore is a senior at the University of Minnesota, Twin Cities, majoring in psychology. His research interests are the effects personality development and lifestyle change on wellbeing. Mr. Moore plans on getting his Ph.D. in counseling psychology.

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My dream is to have a private practice providing counseling to those in need, and to improve psychological health for adults and children the world over.

Research project

Scandal: Checks, Constituents, and Consequences

Abstract: In 1992, it was revealed that 303 members of the House of Representatives had overdrawn on their House Bank accounts over 20,000 times between 1988 and 1991. The House Bank covered the checks, with no overdraft fee incurred. One representative had as many as 980 overdrafts in the 39-month period. This became one of many scandals that year, prompting representatives to provide accounts for their involvement. Some members retired or lost re-election, and others had gone from 70% votes received in the general election two years prior, to barely more than 50% in the 1992 election cycle. This research investigates the magnitude of their offenses and the account they offered on the one hand, and what became of their political futures on the other hand. Download poster. [PDF]

Faculty profile

Marti Hope Gonzales s currently Associate Professor and Director of the Social Psychology Graduate Program in the Department of Psychology here at the University of Minnesota. Dr. Gonzales attended the University of California, Santa Cruz, where she received her Ph.D. in social psychology. Her research specialties are accountability, applied social psychology, impression management and self-presentation, and morality and political communication. Dr. Gonzales has published in multiple research journals, she is also a member of several professional associations, and has won four awards for her teaching excellence.