Project Title: Car Crashes and Cognition: How do Car Crashes Affect Us Mentally?
BASIS Advisor: Robert Biemesderfer
Internship Location: Equibliss
Car crashes are often addressed in terms of fatalities, but psychological effects are just as important, if not more important, to consider. These psychological effects impact the daily lives of many car crash survivors, yet people’s knowledge of these effects is usually limited to a loose understanding of PTSD. My project addresses this problem by working towards a broader general understanding of the effects of car crashes, along with developing a working theory that can add to the discussion and provide a new lens with which to view urgent care and therapeutic tactics. By working in tandem with a therapy service known as Equibliss, I will gain insight on new ideas that I can incorporate into my research. Equibliss uses a specialized form of therapy that works with horses to help people cope with traumatic events and mental issues, which will expand my horizons and allow me to think outside the box when tackling this project. The end goal is filling a gap in knowledge so we can provide effective and efficient care for post-crash life, along with spreading awareness and fostering a greater understanding of mental health.
Week 4: Outline and Preparations
Hey all, Robert Aubrey Webb here. As I near the halfway point of the senior project, I’ve begun to take measures to ensure that I’m able to transition from the planning phase to the writing phase. I’ve read a handful of research papers and collected more information about MVAs and the various disorders that can […]
Week 3: Equine Exploration
Hey, Robert Aubrey Webb here. Week 3 of my senior project has taken an interesting turn. It started with the creation of what I like to call a “mini-draft”. This is a small framework of how I want to go about writing my paper, including the style I’d want to use, etc. This turned out […]
Week 2: Developments
Hello, this is Robert Aubrey Webb here. This week was a little all over the place, but not in a bad way. On the research front, I’ve found multiple sources that serve as great milestones for what I want to be accomplishing. One source has details on over diagnosing of PTSD in MVA survivors, which […]
Week One: Getting Started
Hello, this is Robert Aubrey Webb here. This week, I got started with my research and my internship. I’ll talk about my initial experience with both of them here. The research has been pretty smooth as of late. I’ve done a thorough analysis of ten of my initial sources that were part of my Senior […]
Hello. My name is Robert Aubrey Webb, and my senior project involves an analysis and response to the psychological effects of car crashes. Car crashes are well known to cause various physical injuries, but the mental effects are far more subtle and less considered in the general public sphere. The purpose of this project is […]