Thursday, May 17, 2012

Scholar Spotlight: Neil Hester

Hometown: Lubbock, Texas
Major: Psychology major with Highest Honors
Neil worked as an undergraduate research assistant for two years: one year in a child clinical psychology lab, and one year in a social psychology lab. He has also served a as a First Year Experience Mentor for the past two years, and is currently finishing his work as the Lead Mentor of the program (which, according to him, is “the best job ever”).
Neil recently finished his Honors Thesis, entitled “Religious Anti-Gay Messages’ Effect on Attitudes toward Sexual and Religious Groups,” and he also serves as an Ambassador for the Honors College.
Next fall, Neil plans on applying to Ph.D. programs for social psychology while also taking graduate classes, continuing research, and completing his year as a mentor.

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