Patrick Doyle, a second-year graduate student in the Masters of Arts in Psychological Sciences program was a finalist in the Three-Minute Research Presentation competition hosted by the NAU Graduate College. Patrick was the first student from our program to compete in the event. His presentation showcased the findings of his thesis research on concussion reporting in collegiate football, which combined data scraping and computational methodology to model a cultural-level and its effect on the health of NCAA athletes. You can see Patrick’s 3 Minute Research Presentation on YouTube.
To hear more about Patrick’s fascinating project, and to gain insight into the types of research being conducted within the department, and the support provided by faculty, listen to this interview conducted after his presentation.
Patrick is now a Ph.D. student in the psychology program at the University of Georgia. His interests center around the relationships that exist between celebrities and their fans and the way that media facilitate these parasocial connections.