The quality of undergraduate research at Saint Mary’s University continues to attract national attention.

Recently, three students from the collaborative lab of Dr. Mario Casa de Calvo, psychology department, attended the annual conference for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Austin, Texas. Danielle Pues, Rim Woldeslassie and Ryan Diak (shown above, left to right) presented research on the relationship between death anxiety and interpersonal attachment, from their paper titled “From Cradle to Grave: Does Mortality Salience Facilitate a Preference for Our Own Attachment Styles?”

The prestigious national conference typically invites only graduate students and professional psychologists to present their work. Those same individuals (and an additional student — Mandy Lindholm) will also present the research at the Minnesota State Capitol on April 8.