Physical Activity’s Effect on Mental Health

Slides by Justin Postma Despite overwhelming evidence demonstrating that physical activity is associated with reduced mortality and extensive physical and psychological health benefits, few people actually engaged in regular physical activity during the COVID-19 pandemic. As such, my project focused on the research question: What affect does physical activity play on the psychological health of... Continue Reading →

Mental Health of Students During COVID-19

Slides by Kaitlyn Grimes Mental health is an important topic to talk about, especially for college students. From schoolwork to motivation and concentration, it can put quite a bit of stress on students. However, with the pandemic occurring last March, everything has changed dramatically. Transitioning to online schooling and remaining home is sure to... Continue Reading →

Socioeconomic Status and Mental Health Inequalities from Isolation

Slides by Amelia Fleetwood My research addresses the question, “How does socioeconomic status impact mental health during quarantine isolation?” People receiving state financial benefits report less use of public spaces, a less strong social network, more loneliness, and poorer mental health than those not receiving benefits (Jaspal, Breakwell 2020). Participants with lower socioeconomic status experienced... Continue Reading →

Our Isolation: Examining the COVID-19 Pandemic

Photographs by Lauren Para The Covid-19 pandemic has thrust isolation onto us all in as many varied forms as there are varied lifestyles, living situations, and regions of the world. Exploring how we have tried to cope with our isolation is the topic of this project. This is important and relevant as all human beings... Continue Reading →

Mental Effects of COVID-19 on University Students

Slides by Toyin Awosanya Visit here to view Toyin's presentation The COVID-19 virus has spread quickly and took the world by storm. Many countries were unprepared to face this situation, especially in the United States. My research question for this project is, how college students are mentally dealing with school during the COVID-19 pandemic in... Continue Reading →

Mental Health on Lockdown

Slides by Madison Graves Abstract: I have chosen to take a closer look at how the COVID-19 pandemic has impacted teen’s mental health during the first lockdown in Carmel, Indiana. Although it is clearly seen through statistics and interviews with my peers that teenager’s mental health took a great toll during the lockdown, my hometown’s... Continue Reading →

The Importance of Interaction: How does lack of human interaction affect your mental health?

by Emily Myers My project explores the impact that human interaction has on an individual’s mental health, specifically on an individual during the pandemic. Minoring in Psychology and majoring in Speech, Language, & Hearing Sciences at Purdue, I am very passionate about these two topics (mental health and communication). I wanted to build research... Continue Reading →


Slides with Audio By Neil Heck In my presentation Isolation, I wanted to study the effects that lockdown had on people who were living alone or with one other person. I gathered information about terms like cabin fever, lockdown, and also saw studies that were made about quarantine. I found one study that was... Continue Reading →

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