1600 Behavioral Sciences

Decoding the Popularity of TV Series: A Network Analysis Perspective

By: Melody Y.Year: 2023School: Sage HillGrade: 10Science Teacher: Anie Robinson In the realm of television, the success of a series is often attributed to its captivating storyline, compelling characters, and engaging dialogue. But what if there’s more to it than meets the eye? Melody, a 10th-grade student, delves into this intriguing question with her science project, which explores

Emergent Leadership Effect on Diffusion of Responsibility

By: Savina N.Year: 2023School: Warner MiddleGrade: 8Science Teacher: Travis Garwick Group dynamics play a crucial role in various aspects of life, influencing decision-making, collaboration, and task completion. Understanding how emergent leadership and diffusion of responsibility manifest within different age groups is essential for unraveling the complexities of group interactions, particularly among adolescents. Our study involved 18 participants from

Analyzing Social Media Sentiment on Mass Shootings with Machine Learning

By: Marissa H.Year: 2023School: Woodbridge HighGrade: 9Science Teacher: Tracy Walla In a world where major tragedies seem to occur all too frequently, one pressing concern is the dwindling public attention span that follows these events. The window of opportunity to implement meaningful changes with substantial public support in the aftermath of such tragedies has been shrinking. This is

Sleepy Eyes drowsy driving detection

By: Thomas X.Year: 2021School: Yorba Linda HighGrade: 11Science Teacher: Daniel Eliot Drowsy driving can be lethal. Although, determining a precise number of drowsy-driving crashes, injuries, and fatalities is not yet possible, the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that in 2017, 91,000 police-reported crashes involved drowsy drivers. These crashes led to an estimated 50,000 people


If a teenage student uses Therabot, a self-guided virtual therapy computer application, will their stress and anxiety levels decrease? By: Arietta G.Year: 2020School: Carden HallTeacher: Miss Veneziale In this project, I was curious to see if a self-guided virtual therapy computer application would help to decrease the stress and anxiety levels of teenagers. I started by creating an

Combating Cyberbullying and Toxicity by Teaching AI to Use Linguistic Insights from Human Interactions in Social Media.

By: Arjun N.Year: 2020School: University High SchoolAdvisor: Tim Smay ying in online forums have only grown. AI-driven algorithms deployed to moderate and reduce hateful content often exhibit bias, associating racial, gender, and other identity terms with toxicity and unduly censoring productive discussions. The censorship undermines trust and deters users that use these terms in genuine

Youth, Prime, & Senior

By: Zan Q.Year: 2000School: Lexington Junior High School, 8th gradeDivision: Junior The main purpose of this project was to find out whether or not age affects reaction time. For this project, I needed the help of multiple volunteers from different age groups. I created a checkerboard-like sheet with random numbers scattered in the boxes. Each