Esposito Presents on Psychology Research

June 14, 2013

Graduating Psychology major Isabella Esposito joined classmate Derrick McLean and Professor Le X. Hy in two presentations on gratitude, quality of life, and well-being at the Western Psychological Association’s annual meeting in Reno. A transfer student from Sammamish, WA, Esposito has been a research assistant at Harborview Medical Center in its Psychology and Behavioral Sciences program this past quarter.
In her work at Harborview, Esposito is involved in a project to stem alcohol abuse in people with mental illness. The study started during the summer of 2012 and involves participants in intensive outpatient treatment.
“Research is like puzzle-solving. I didn’t think I liked science until I took a class with Professor Michael Spinetta. Now I want to do more work on addiction,” she said.
After graduation, the 19-year-old  Esposito plans to work to gain experience before entering graduate school.

The College of Arts and Sciences, the largest college in Seattle University, offers 42 undergraduate majors, 37 minors, and 6 master's degrees, including an M.A. in Psychology.