Student Council for Undergraduate Research and Creativity





The Owl is a peer-reviewed publication of research articles written by Florida State University undergraduates. The journal exhibits the academic pursuits and intellectual heterogeneity of Florida State’s emerging scholars from all disciplines.


The Owl is a publication of the Student Council for Undergraduate Research and Creativity (SCURC), and is sponsored by the Student Government Association.


Named The Owl after the original seal used from 1851 to 1901 by West Florida Seminary, the journal is anchored in the history of our institution, showcases our university’s brightest minds of today, and keeps a sharp eye to the future.


If you would like to request copies of The Owl, have questions about the journal, or are interested in getting involved, please email














Jacob Goldstein-Greenwood •|• Assistant Director/Editor-in-Chief of The Owl


Jacob Goldstein-Greenwood is a fourth-year psychology major from Tallahassee, FL. He researches moral psychology: how people go about making judgments of good, bad, right, and wrong. His work is advised by Dr. Paul Conway. Broadly, Jacob’s interests—research and otherwise—include moral judgment, normative ethics, research methodology, drumming, and fiction writing. After graduating, Jacob plans to continue his research in graduate school before pursuing a professorship.