Kelcey Schaum, a
psychology major, will present
research at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association next
week in Boston.
Schaum will present a poster of her
research, “Race and Criminal History on the Likelihood of Job Hiring.” In her
research, undergraduate students were given one of six scenarios to read about
a job candidate who was African-American or Caucasian and who had either a
criminal background, no criminal background, a misdemeanor, or a felony.
Schaum found that only the type of crime
committed had an impact on the participants’ likelihood of hiring the
Schaum, who is from Slippery Rock,
has previously presented at the Penn-York Undergraduate Research Conference and
Honors Day at Pitt-Bradford. In addition, she was captain of the Pitt-Bradford
volleyball team last fall and is president of the Psychology Club at