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Graduate Students

Graduate Student Research Interests

Albers, J. Drew (Specialty Area: Experimental - Cognition & Neuroscience)

  • Research Interests: Sleep, Basic Neuroscience, Neurodegenerative Disorders, Movement Disorders, Parkinson's Disease, Pharmacology
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: The Effects of Sleep Deprivation on Intermediate Stage Sleep in the Rat

Appelbaum, Nital (Specialty Area: Industrial-Organizational)

  • Research Interests: Psychological Safety, Leadership and Team Processes in Health Care Settings.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: The Effect of Strategic Core on Psychological Safety and Trust Relationships with Team Performance

Allen, Jennifer (Specialty Area: Clinical)

  • Research Interests: Eating Disorders, Obesity, and Health.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: The role of Impulsivity in the relationship between Perceived Stress and Emotional Eating
 

Berbette, Brittani (Specialty: Clinical) 

  • Research Interests: Eating disorders, emotion regulation, anxiety and stress
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: Emotion Regulation as a Possible Mediator between Alexithymia and Eating Disorders
  • Doctoral Degree Status: In progress
  • Dissertation Title: An Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Group Workshop Intervention for Emotional Eating
Bolton, LaMarcus (Specialty Area: Industrial-Organizational)
  • Research Interests: Counterproductive work behaviors, organizational (dis)identification, cyber deviancy, psychologically-healthy workplace, organizational learning, organizational assessment, assessment development, psychometrics.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: Counterproductive Work Behaviors in Response to Emotional Exhaustion: Applying Principles of Self-Control Theory.

Buuck, Loralee (Specialty Area: Experimental - Cognition & Neuroscience)

  • Research Interests: Basic sleep research, homeostatic mechanisms of sleep, sleep deprivation.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: Effects of Lesioning the Globus Pallidus on Rat Sleep.
  • Doctoral Degree Status: In progress
  • Dissertation Title: Unknown

Emmert, Natalie (Specialty Area: Clinical)

  • Research Interests: Neuropsychological assessment, cognitive and emotional problems associated with acquired brain injury, healthy aging, and neurodegenerative diseases
  • Master's Degree Status: In progress
  • Thesis Title: Unknown

Frager, Alfred (Specialty Area: Industrial-Organizational)

  • Research Interests: Attitudes toward Errors in Health Care, Workplace Loyalty, Team Development, and Interprofessional Education.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: Development of a Measure of Attitudes Toward Error in Health Care Settings
  • Doctoral Degree Status: In progress
  • Dissertation Title: Unknown

Harris, Abigail (Specialty Area: Experimental - Social)

  • Research Interests: Role of ambiguity and heuristic processing in perceptions of infidelity, reactions to social rejection
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: Predicted Reflective Reactions to Rejection Using the Multimodal Model of Rejection

Hasan, Michelle (Specialty Area: Experimental - Social)

  • Infidelity, mate poaching
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: What's Mine is Not Yours: A Multi-Perspective Examination of the Mate Poaching Experience and Relation to Perceptions of Infidelity

Heitman, Jeff (Specialty: Industrial-Organizational)

  • Research Interests: Leadership Development, Mentoring and Developmental Networks, and Employee Selection and Assessment.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: A Cognitive and Physiological Model for the Regulation of Psychosocial Stress.
  • Doctoral Degree Status: In progress
  • Dissertation Title: Unknown

Hernandez, Ana J. (Specialty Area: Experimental - Social)

  • Research Interests: Prejudice and stereotypes, social cognition
  • Master's Degree Status: In progress
  • Thesis Title: Unknown

Herndon, Jason L. (Specialty Area: Clinical)

  • Research Interests: Child and Adolescent Mental Health, Program Development and Implementation, Integrated Primary Care, Minority Mental Health
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: Emotional Decision-Making: Base Rate Neglect and Risk Assessment of Intimate Partner Violence
  • Doctoral Degree Status: In Progress
  • Dissertation Title: Risk Assessment: Examining the Impact of Internal and External Factors on Decision-Making and Racial Disparities in Health

Jaques, Michelle (Specialty Area: Clinical)

  • Research Interests: Clinical Child Psychology, Parent-Child Relationships, Externalizing Disorders, ADHD, Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Master's Degree Status: In progress
  • Thesis Title: Unknown
Kreienkamp, Drew (Specialty Area: Industrial-Organizational)
  • Research Interests: Motivation, Team Processes, Affect, and Program Evaluation.
  • Master's Degree Status: In progress
  • Thesis Title: Unknown

Kriegshauser, Katie (Specialty Area: Clinical)

  • Research Interests: Anxiety Disorders (specifically Social Phobia and Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder), Sub-Clinical Anxiety Symptomotology and Functioning, Social Cognition
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed 
  • Thesis Title: Self-Focused Attention as a Disrupting Factor in Mentalizing Abilities in Social Anxiety.
  • Doctoral Degree Status: In progress
  • Dissertation Title: Unknown
Laurent, Richard (Specialty Area: Clinical)
  • Research Interests: Traumatic Brain Injury, Assessment, Neuroimaging.
  • Master's Degree Status: In progress
  • Thesis Title: Unknown

Ling, Wells L. (Specialty Area: Experimental - Developmental)

  • Research Interests: Identity Development, Socialization, Ethnic Studies.
  • Master's Degree Status: In progress
  • Thesis Title: Unknown

Maloney, Patrick (Specialty Area: Industrial-Organizational)

  • Research Interests: Employee wellbeing, personnel selection, job analysis, training, motivation, cognitive ability, and affect, moods and emotions.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: Development of an Affective Job Analysis.

Maraldo, Toni (Specialty Area: Clinical)

  • Research Interests: Eating disorders, Body image, Expressed Emotion
  • Master's Degree Status: In progress
  • Thesis Title: Acceptance and Commitment Therapy for the Treatment of Dietary Restriction

Marle, Peter (Specialty Area: Experimental - Developmental)

  • Research Interests: Social development in children, including theory of mind, pro-social conduct, and cognition. Statistical theory. Developmental disorders.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: Psychometric Development of a New Inventory to Assess Symptoms Across the Spectrum of Autism.
  • Doctoral Degree Status: In progress
  • Dissertation Title: Unknown

Martin, Jamie (Specialty Area: Industrial-Organizational)

  • Research Interests: Organizational development, organizational learning, individual differences.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: Role Ambiguity and Burnout: The Moderating Role of Political Skill.

Massura, Carrie (Specialty Area: Clinical)

  • Research Interests: Clinical child psychology; pediatric psychology; socioeconomic and racial-ethnic diversity; childhood maltreatment; integration of healthcare and psychological treatment for children; risk and resiliency trajectories.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed.
  • Thesis Title: Childhood Emotional Maltreatment and College Student Adjustment: The Mediating Role of Perceived Attachment Security
  • Doctoral Degree Status: In Progress
  • Dissertation Title: Unknown

McCall, Megan (Specialty Area: Experimental - Developmental)

  • Research Interests: The forms and effectiveness of various socialization practices intended to impart moral and religious values, the internalization of values, and moral self-identity.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: Personality-Based Posttraumatic Response in Women
  • Doctoral Degree Status: In progress
  • Dissertation Title: Unknown

McEnerney, Kelly (Specialty Area: Experimental - Developmental)

  • Research Interests: The interplay of cognitive and emotion processes in moral development
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: Measuring Visual Change Detection in Specific Phobia
  • Doctoral Degree Status: In progress
  • Dissertation Title: Unknown

Metzger, Andrew (Specialty Area: Industrial-Organizational)

  • Research Interests: Stress and coping, occupational health, self-regulation
  • Master's Degree Status: In progress
  • Thesis Title: Funny Story...Effects of Humor Use on Organizational-Based Self Esteem in Response to Social Undermining

Meyer, Ryan (Specialty Area: Industrial-Organizational)

  • Research Interests: Executive Leadership, Judgment & Decision-Making, Unethical Behavior, Workplace Safety
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: Priming Ethics: Utilizing Technology to Prime Ethical Norms & Deter Counterproductive Work Behaviors
Mumma, Melanie (Specialty Area: Industrial-Organizational)
  • Research Interests: Psychologically healthy workplaces. Pursuing sustainable competitive advantage through the simultaneous focus on employee well-being, customer satisfaction, and financial outcomes.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: Unknown

Nelson, Casey (Specialty Area: Clinical)

  • Research Interests: Exercise, weight management, stress, substance abuse & anxiety disorders.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: The Effect of Exercise on Anxiety Sensitivity in Sedentary Adults with an Alcohol Use Disorder
Parks, Adam (Specialty Area: Clinical)
  • Research Interests: Neuropsychology, clinical assessment of working memory, cognitive fatigue, traumatic brain injury, neurodegenerative disorders.
  • Master's Degree Status: In progress
  • Thesis Title: An Examination of the Validity of Clinical and Experimental Measures of Visual Working Memory
Pashak, Travis J. (Specialty Area: Clinical)
  • Research Interests: Mental Health, Positive Development through Emerging Adulthood.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Investigating the Psychometric Properties of the Search Institute Young Adult Developmental Assets Survey Pilot Version.
  • Doctoral Degree Status: In progress
  • Dissertation Title: Trauma Resilience on Campus: Investigating the Psychometric Properties of an Assessment Measure of Developmental Assets in Emerging Adults

Poelker, Katelyn (Specialty Area: Experimental - Developmental)

  • Research interests: Emotion development in children and adolescents (in particular, the development of social emotions), the impact and role of culture on emotion development, and parental socialization of emotion
  • Master's Degree Status: In progress
  • Thesis Title: Feeling Grateful and Envious: An Adolescent Perspective

Rupprecht, Elizabeth (Specialty Area: Industrial-Organizational)

  • Research Interests: Occupational health and well-being, Leadership
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: Subordinates' Perceptions of Managerial Behaviors While Under Job Strain.

Ryan, Liam (Specialty Area: Industrial-Organizational)

  • Research Interests: Personality, Teams, Work-Family Conflict, and Selection.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: My Husband Ate My Homework: The Moderating Role of Cognitive Interdependence on the Work-Family Interface in Romantic Partners

Sanborn, Ursula (Specialty Area: Experimental - Developmental)

  • Research Interests: Gender stereotypes, evaluative reactions to gender stereotype violations, and gender socialization processes in childhood and adolescence.
  • Master's Degree Status: In progress
  • Thesis Title: Unknown
Scott, Natasha (Specialty Area: Industrial-Organizational)
  • Research Interests: Research Interests: Health and Safety, Surveys & Organizational-Level Assessment, Organizational Identity, and Training.
  • Master's Degree Status: In progress
  • Thesis Title: Unknown

Shilling, Aaron (Specialty Area: Experimental - Social)

  • Research Interests: The roles of memory and culture in the self-concept, responses to social exclusion, and parasocial relationships.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: The Effect of Rejection on Recognition of Emotional Faces.
  • Doctoral Degree Status: In progress
  • Dissertation Title: Unknown

Smit, Brandon (Specialty Area: Industrial-Organizational)

  • Research Interests: Self-Regulation, Working Self-Concept, Judgment & Decision-Making, Unethical Behavior.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: When and for Whom Does Money Buy Happiness? An Examination of the Stability of the Relationship Between Income and Subjective Well-Being.

Snell, Alex (Specialty Area: Industrial/Organizational)

  • Research Interests: LGBT issues in the workplace, Diversity and Inclusion, Cross-Cultural LGBT issues in the workplace, and Training/Evaluation.
  • Masters Degree Status: In progress
  • Thesis Title: Unknown

Solomon, Erin (Specialty Area: Experimental - Social)

  • Research Interests: Stigma and Prejudice, Political Ideology.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: The Core Conservatism Scale.
  • Doctoral Degree Status: In progress
  • Dissertation Title: Back in the Good Old Days: Investigating the Relationship between Political Ideology and Time Perspective

Summers, Nicole M. (Specialty Area Experimental - Developmental)

  • Research Interests: Parental Ethnotheories, parent's socialization of emotion, conceptions of child competence, women's roles, and cross cultural differences between Anglos, Latinos, and Middle Eastern parents/ children.
  • Master's Degree Status: In progress
  • Thesis Title: Unknown

Tennial, Rachel E. (Specialty Area: Experimental - Social)

  • Research Interests: Racial Identity, Racial Identification, Stereotyping, Stigma and issues related to Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender populations.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: Separate, but Related: A Mixed Methods Approach to Distinguishing Identity and Identification Through the use of "Piping."
  • Doctoral Degree Status: In progress
  • Dissertation Title: Unknown

Turner, Casey E. (Specialty Area: Experimental - Cognitive Neuroscience)

  • Research Interests: Hemispheric differences in language and semantic association
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: Hemispheric Differences in Semantic Category Judgments

Van Groningen, Aaron (Specialty Area: Industrial-Organizational)

  • Research Interests: Psychologically healthy workplace, training & evaluation, and leadership
  • Master's Degree Status: In Progress
  • Thesis Title: Unknown

Votaw, Katheryn B. (Specialty Area: Experimental - Social)

  • Research Interests: Close Relationships and Attraction
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: The Effects of Dress, Makeup, and Sex on Attraction in an Evolutionary Context
Wadeson, Heather (Specialty Area: Clinical)
  • Research Interests: Obesity, binge eating, body dissatisfaction, depression, anxiety, obsessive-compulsive disorder.
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: Familiarity, Gaze Curing, And the Self
  • Doctoral Degree Status: In progress
  • Dissertation Title: Unknown

Waldrop, Jessica S. (Specialty Area: Industrial-Organizational)

  • Research Interests: Psychology in healthcare organizations, work-life interface
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Master's Thesis: Identifying Physician Behaviors Associated with Components of Bedside Manner
  • Doctoral Degree Status: In progress
  • Dissertation Title: Unknown

Wenzel, Kevin (Specialty Area: Clinical)

  • Research Interests: Disordered Eating, Gambling Disorder, Alcohol Dependence, Impulsivity, Health
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: Exploring Negative Urgency in a Predictive Model of Bulimic Symptoms

White, Christine Noel (Specialty Area: Experimental - Cognitive Neuroscience)

  • Research Interests: psychophysiology of stress; social neuroscience of empathy and emotion
  • Master's Degree Status: Completed
  • Thesis Title: An Examination of the Social Self Preservation Model and the Physiological Resonance of Social Stress
  • Doctoral Degree Status: In progress
  • Dissertation Title: Unknown

Wilkerson, Alex (Specialty Area: Clinical)

  • Research Interests:Race, Racism, Acculturation, Child and Adolescent mental health.
  • Master's Degree Status:In progress
  • Thesis Title:The Racial Socialization Process of White Children
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