Behavioral Sciences Conference of the North

BSCN Program 2024: Saturday, April 20th

Conference Schedule

Social Sciences Building, Room 118

Jasmine Jones photo


The winning presentation from BSCN 2024 was "Addressing the Gap: Measurement Strategies to Understand the Impact of School Resource Officers in Alaska" presented by Jasmine Jones.

Her mentor was Dr. Mychal Machado, and other student researchers on the project were Joseph Milton, Christina Elmore, Ashe Christensen, and Jazmin Ruiz-Reyes.


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Time Presentations

10:00-11:10 AM

Enhanced Informed Consent and Hesitancy to Disclose Suicidal Ideation
Dr. Brock Tucker
11:20-11:50 AM
The Alaska Blanket Exercise: Generational Healing for Alaska Native Peoples 
Amber Schmidt and Jonathan U. Guerrero

11:50 AM-12:30 PM

Lunch break and Poster presentation

Telesupervision for Postdoctoral Psychologist Licensure: Policy Differences Across 50 States
Peter L. Noon, Dr. Kevin R. Tarlow, and Camille M. Booth 

12:30-1:30  PM

Addressing the Gap: Measurement Strategies to Understand the Impact of School Resource Officers in Alaska
Jasmine Jones, Joseph Milton, Christina Elmore, Dr. Mychal Machado, Ashe Christensen, and Jazmin Ruiz-Reyes
Scoring of Adult Rat Ultrasonic Vocalizations: A Preliminary Evaluation of Three Approaches
Joseph Milton
An Evaluation of the Blocking Effect in Wistar Rats
Beeke Kadriu, Leon Nikic , McKinzie Clark, Hilary Wilson, and Ashton LeKites
Using Structured Interview To Understand The Evaluation Process Of Evidential Information In Causal Reasoning
McKinzie Clark
1:40-2:25 PM
Storytelling: The Impact of Sharing on Children's Social Connectedness
Spring E. Larrow
Increased Agreeableness Based on Exposure to Diagnostic Statements
James Lanier
An Investigation of the Yale Food Addiction Scale 2.0 in a Population of 18- to 25-Year Olds
Mark McArthur

About The Behavioral Science Conference of the North (BSCN)

The Behavioral Science Conference of the North (BSCN) is an annual research conference hosted collaboratively by the UAA Psychology department and student clubs for over thirty years. This student-led, student-focused conference promotes scholarly research and professional development in the fields of Psychology, Behavioral Science, and Human Services across the UA system.

BSCN provides students with an opportunity to present research posters and oral research presentations, which allows the students to share their research findings with peers, community members, and professionals, receive feedback, improve their research and public speaking skills, and prepare to become professionals in their fields. BSCN also showcases local and nationally recognized professionals, who are recruited to present on topics in Psychology and behavioral sciences of interest to professionals and students as well as community members. These talks help foster an academic community in Anchorage, and all of Alaska and are inspirational for students, faculty, and community members alike.  The BSCN provides opportunities for community members, including professionals and potential employers of UAA graduates, and students and faculty members across several UAA programs to learn about and discuss research findings that have practical implications.