Psych foundations student receives Outstanding Student Paper Award

Reese Butterfuss

Reese Butterfuss, Ph.D. student in the psychological foundations of education program in the Department of Educational Psychology, has been awarded an Outstanding Student Paper Award (OSPA) from the Society for Text and Discourse.

OSPA recognized Butterfuss’s paper “The Role of Inhibition in Reducing the Interference from Misconceptions During Reading,” co-authored by Dr. Panayiota Kendeou, for its quality in predissertation work that is predominantly that of a graduate student.

Butterfuss will present this paper at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Society held in Philadelphia, PA, July 31 to August 2, 2017.

The Society for Text and Discourse is an international society of researchers who investigate all aspects of discourse processing and text analysis.

The purpose of the Society is to consolidate research in discourse processing and to enhance communication among researchers in different disciplines.  A second objective of the society is to contribute to the education and professional development of those in the field or entering the field.