My name is Jared K. Chapman and I am currently a senior at CSUB, with a double major in Psychology and Religious Studies, and a minor in Anthropology. I will be receiving my BA by June of 2007. In addition, I am serving as President of Psi Chi: The National Honor Society in Psychology, and am on the executive committee of the Philosophy & Religious Studies Club. I am currently in the preliminary stages of a McNair Research Project with my faculty mentor, Anne Duran, Ph.D., Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department. The focus of the research is on the effects of religiosity on comprehension of scientific information. Recently, I presented preliminary findings from this study at UC Riverside during the Southern California Conference on Undergraduate Research.
My general field of interest is social psychology, specifically how an individual's feelings, beliefs, and attitudes are influenced by cultural and/or religious factors. Other interests include psychology of religion, the history and development of Judaism, and archaeology.
I am interested in pursuing my doctorate in social psychology, and intend to apply to graduate programs at Harvard, NYU, USC, Clark University, Boston College, Simon Fraser University, and the University of Alberta.
Born and raised in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, I began my undergrad as a math and physics major at the University of Wisconsin. There I earned a Physics Departmental Award, Foundation Scholarship (at UW-WC), became a student member of the American Physical Society, and worked as a student hourly for both the High Energy Physics and Nuclear Physics Departments at UW-Madison.
After taking time off to pursue a career in the music industry, and moving to Bakersfield, California, I returned to academics at Bakersfield College where I received the Associate in Science in math and physics. In fall of 2003 I transferred to CSUB where I anticipate graduation with the Bachelor of Science in Chemistry this December (Ď04). I am currently a member of the American Chemical Society, ACLU, and the Alpha Chi Honorís Society.
Acceptance into the CSUB McNair Program has allowed me to do some exciting research in the areas of organometallics and bioinorganic chemistry. After graduation I will be entering the Chemistry PhD program at University of California-Riverside where I look forward to doing work on asymmetric catalysis.