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Undergraduate Research

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Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4696


Undergraduate Research


Jackie Bhattarai

Psychology & Spanish Major

Class of 2011   

Research Title: “Nepali Immigrant Women’s Experiences with Acculturation and Intergenerational Conflict in the U.S.”

My research experiences played a huge role in my acceptance into a doctoral program in Counseling Psychology at the University of Kansas (KU). My experiences have also helped me develop my main interest in the field of psychology, cultivate close mentor/mentee relationships, attend research conferences, and make important connections at these conferences. Since I received financial funding from Undergraduate Research, I have been able to present my research at the Central Scholars Symposium (Warrensburg, MO), Missouri Undergraduate Psychology Conference (St. Charles, MO), Great Plains Psychology Conference (St. Joseph, MO), Midwestern Psychological Association Conference (Chicago, IL), American Psychological Association Conference (San Diego, CA), and the Association for Women in Psychology Conference (Philadelphia, PA). With the help of my mentors, I have had the opportunity to submit my research papers to different journals for publication as well. Without my undergraduate research experiences, I would not have had the qualifications to gain acceptance into a doctoral program like I do now.