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Chasity Ratliff

Doctoral Student, Applied Psychlogy

Chasity Ratliff

Hometown:

Cape Girardeau, MO

Undergraduate Institution and Degree:

Southeast Missouri State University, B.S. Psychology

Current Program/Degree Pursued:

Applied Psychology, PhD

Year of Matriculation:

2016

Awards Received:

  • SBNCP Pipeline Scholar, Society for Behavioral Neuroscience and Comparative Psychology, 2015
  • SEPCS Pipeline Scholar, Society of Experimental Psychology and Cognitive Science, 2015
  • Bowers Endowed Scholarship in Psychology, 2008
  • Hoover Endowed Scholarship in Psychology, 2007
  • Best Empirical Paper, Student Research Conference, 2007
  • Provost Award, College of Liberal Arts, 2007

Research Interests:

I am most interested in investigating theories of learning, motivation, and behavior.

Publications

Beran, M. J., Evans, T. A., & Ratliff, C. L. (2009). Perception of food amounts by chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): The role of magnitude, contiguity, and wholeness. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Behavior Processes, 35, 516-524.

Beran, M. J., Ratliff, C. L., & Evans, T. A. (2009). Natural choice in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes): Perceptual and temporal effects on selective value. Learning and Motivation, 40, 186-196.  

Burns, R. A., Racey, D. E., Ratliff, C. L. (2007). The roles of outcome and position associations in animal serial learning. Learning and Motivation, 39, 1-12.

Presentations:

Perceptual and temporal effects on natural choice in chimpanzees (Pan troglodytes)

Oral presentation: 101st Annual Meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology

April, 2009.

Exploring Position Learning

Oral presentation: Kent Library Athenaeum Series, Southeast Missouri State University, March 4, 2009.

Position Learning

Poster presentation: 80th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, May 1, 2008.

Position Learning and Series Chunking

Oral presentation: Southeast Missouri State University, Student Research Conference, April 17, 2008.

Chunking and Phrasing Based on Information Derived from Serial Position

Oral presentation: One Hundredth Annual Meeting Southern Society of Philosophy and Psychology, March 22, 2008.

Position Learning in Rats

Poster presentation: 79th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, May 3, 2007.

Position Learning Without Reliable Reward Memories

Oral presentation: Southeast Missouri State University, Student Research Conference, April 19, 2007. Winner, Best Empirical Paper.

Position Learning in the Absence of Reliable Reward Memories

Poster Presentation: 15th Annual National McNair Research and Graduate School Fair, November 4, 2006.

Panel Presentations:

Preparing for a Successful Career in Psychology

Southeast Missouri State University, November 11, 2015.

Preparing for a Successful Career in Psychology

Southeast Missouri State University, May 1, 2013.

Preparing for a Successful Career in Psychology

Southeast Missouri State University, November 11, 2009.

Teaching Experience:

  • Teaching Assistant, Psych102, Southern Illinois University - Carbondale, IL, August 2016
  • Teaching Assistant, PY271 - Research Design and Analysis, Southeast Missouri State University - Cape Girardeau, MO, Aug 2007 to May 2008

Future Career Plans:

In the long term, I would like to remain in academia and/or apply my research and writing skills to the betterment of various government and non-profit agencies that work to enrich the lives of vulnerable and disenfranchised populations of people and animals.

What Attracted Me to SIU:

The Applied Psychology Program at SIU has a superior reputation and the specialized course of study will provide me with the knowledge and skills necessary to pursue my academic and professional goals