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The Department of Psychology

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Psychology Events & Conferences

Faculty Accomplishments

The faculty of the Department of Psychology not only contribute to the research literature in their respective sub-disciplines, they provide significant direction to “what” research gets published:

Dr. Aydin Durgunoglu Associate Editor, Applied Psycholinguistics
Dr. Randall Gordon Consulting Editor, Journal of Psychology, 
  Executive Editor, Journal of Social Psychology
Dr. Lara Lacaille, Consulting Editor, Annals of Behavioral Medicine
Dr. Rick Lacaille Associate Editor, Journal of Behavioral Medicine
Dr. Julie Slowiak Consulting Editor, Journal of Organizational Behavior Management

Consulting Editors review manuscript submissions and supply feedback to authors and to Associate and Executive Editors. Associate and Executive Editors evaluate manuscripts and the reviews provided by Consulting Editors. Associate and Executive Editors are responsible for providing final publication decisions on submissions to the journal.

Many other faculty in the department, including those listed above, are involved with “ad hoc” reviewing on a regular basis. Ad hoc reviewers serve the same role as consulting editors, but on an irregular basis and their names are not listed on the masthead of journals. However, their work is typically acknowledged annually where their names are listed in a report at the end of the final yearly issue of the journal.

Dr. Scott Carlson:

Carlson, S.R. & Thái*, S. (2010). ERPs on a continuous performance task and self-reported psychopathic traits: P3 and CNV augmentation are associated with fearless dominance. Biological Psychology, 85, 318-330.

Carlson, S.R. (2010, September). Twin studies of psychophysiological measures across time: An example of Lykken's longitudinal method for disattenuating heritability. In J. Taylor (Chair), Lykken was Right! Remembering David Lykken's legacy to psychophysiology on SPRs 50th anniversary. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Portland, Oregon, USA.
Graf*, M., Stanciulescu*, M. & Carlson, S.R. (2010, September). Primed nogo P300 amplitude and impulsive personality subtraits. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Portland, Oregon, USA.

McKee*, J. & Carlson, S.R. (2010, September). Spatial and verbal working memory and age at first drink: An ERP study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Portland, Oregon, USA.

Smith*, R., Kam*, J. & Carlson, S.R. (2010, September). Trait impulsivity, P300 and executive functions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Portland, Oregon, USA.

*=supervised student co-author

Dr. Kathy Dowell:

Principal Investigator on "Predictors of Parent Participation in Child Psychotherapy Treatment" in partnership with SMDC, internal University of Minnesota grant.

Dowell, K. A. & Ogles, B. M. (in press). The effects of parent participation on child psychotherapy outcome: A meta-analytic review. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology.

Dowell, K. A. Onchwari, J. (2009). Teacher attributions about students’ stress behavior as a predictor of student-teacher interaction qualities over time. Paper presented at the Society of Prevention Research Annual Conference. Washington, D.C.

Dowell, K. A. (2009). Research methods online course delivery: Student usage of course tools. Paper presented at the International Teaching of Psychology annual conference. Vancouver, British Columbia.

Dowell, K. A., Luetmer, E., & Thrond, E. (2009). Parents’ beliefs about their child’spsychotherapy treatment: Preliminary findings. Poster presented at the Minnesota Association of Children’s Mental Health annual conference. Duluth, Minnesota.

Dr. Aydin Durgunoglu:

Durgungolu, A.Y (2009). The impact of L1 oral proficiency on L2 
(reading) comprehension
. Commissioned paper for the U.S. National Academy of Sciences oral language task force.

Durgunoglu, A.Y. (2009). Effects of first language oral proficiency on on second language (reading) comprehension. Paper presented at the National Academies workshop on Role of language in school learning.

Durgunoglu, A.Y. (2009). The links between the two languages of bilungual. Paper presented at the Contextualizing Bilingualism and Biliteracy meetings, Halifax, Canada (invited).

Durgunoglu, A.Y (2009) Bilingualism. Talk presented at Vaxjo University, Sweden (invited).

Durgunoglu, A.Y. & Goldenberg, C. Dual language learners: Their development and assessment in oral and written language. New York: Guilford.

Dr. Randall Gordon:

Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Convention in Chicago, IL.

Feature-Based Stereotypes of African, Asian, Hispanic, and European-American Faces
RANDALL A. GORDON, JESSICA A. JOHNSON, CHELSEA L. SCHONS,
University of Minnesota Duluth
rgordon1@d.umn.edu.

Faces perceived as highly representative of African and Asian-Americans were perceived as more aggressive and, for Asian-Americans, more suspicious; whereas Eurocentic looking faces were rated lower on these two traits. No significant relationships were found for the Hispanic-American faces consistent with this group's designation as ethnic as opposed to racial.

The Impact of Defendant Race on Mock Juror Judgments: A Meta-Analytic Review
RANDALL A. GORDON & DENA J. BAKER, University of Minnesota Duluth
rgordon1@d.umn.edu.

Findings revealed a near zero effect size for the effect of defendant race on mock juror judgments. Moderator analyses showed this to be a function of type of crime committed and own race bias, especially among black mock jurors. The results and their relationship to the archival literature are discussed.

Carol Kivi:

Facilitator at the 26th Annual Conference on Distance Teaching & Learning, Madison, WI.

2010 Outstanding Faculty Advisor Award Winner

Roundtable discussion moderator at the Midwestern Psychological Association Convention in Chicago, IL. Topic: Maximizing Student Retention and Success through Effective Models of Academic Advising and Cross-Campus Partnerships

Dr. Lara LaCaille:

Co-Investigator, Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute Grant Program, University of Minnesota, “Institutional and Consumer Decision-Making in the Hospital Setting: An Evaluation of a Healthy Food Practices Model,” January 2009 – December 2009; Total award: $54,677.

Journal of Pain and Symptom Management - Pain catastrophizing and pain-related fear in osteoarthritis patients: Relationships to pain and disability.

Invited to serve on the editorial board of the Annals of Behavioral Medicine.

Principal Investigator, *Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute Grant Program*, University of Minnesota, “Preventing Obesity in the Worksite: A Multi-Message, Multi-Step Approach,” January 2010 – December 2011; Total award: $100,000


Dr. Rick LaCaille
:

LaCaille, R.A. & Kuvaas, N.J. (in press). Coping styles and self-regulation predict Complementary alternative medicine and herbal supplement use among college students. Psychology, Health, & Medicine

Deaner, R.O., Masters, K.S., Ogles, B.M., & LaCaille, R.A. (in press). Marathon performance predicts competitiveness and training similarly in males and females. Journal of Sport Behavior.

Masters, K.S., Spielmans, G.I., LaCaille, R.A., Goodson, J.T., Larsen, B.T., Heath, E.M., & Knestel, A. (in press). Immediate, delayed, and long-term effects of home exercise on mood states among individuals at risk for type 2 diabetes mellitus. Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences

Associate Editor for Journal of Behavioral Medicine for a three-year term beginning 2009.

Co-Investigator, Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute Grant Program, University of Minnesota, “Institutional and Consumer Decision-Making in the Hospital Setting: An Evaluation of a Healthy Food Practices Model,” January 2009 – December 2009; Total award: $54,677.

Co-Investigator: Healthy Food, Healthy Lives Institute Grant Program, University of Minnesota, “Preventing Obesity in the Worksite: A Multi-Message, Multi-Step Approach,” January 2010 – December 2011; Total award: $100,000

Dr. Alexandra Luong:

Luong, A (in press). Implications of identified surveys: Culture matters. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.

Cohen MA, Rogelberg SG, Allen JA, & Luong A (2011). Meeting design characteristics and attendee perceptions of staff/team meeting quality. Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, and Practice.

Financial counseling among foreclosure victims: Predictors of help-seeking behaviors and outcomes of counseling. Faculty Interactive Research Program Grant, Center for Urban & Regional Affairs, University of Minnesota (2010-11)

Dr. Karen Marsh:

                    

                     Reviewer for Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT) and Sloan Consortium Conference on Emerging Technologies

                     UMD Representative to the Red Balloon Project (American Association of Schools, Colleges and Universities) Work group on Re-imagining General Psychology

                     Subject Matter Expert Consultation, McGraw-Hill, Abnormal Psychology textbook by Halgin & Whitbourne

                     Outstanding faculty nomination, 2012 Student Awards

                     Outstanding staff recognition nomination, 2012 Student Awards, Office of Cultural Diversity

Content Consultant for new Nolen-Hoeksema text, (ab)Normal Psychology

Student Videos Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Washington D.C.

Reviewer for Multimedia Educational Resources for Learning and Online Teaching (MERLOT)

Advisory Board Member, McGraw-Hill annual editions: Human Sexuality, Gender, Marriages and Families

Consultant (Subject Matter Expert), McGraw-Hill: General Psychology )

 

Dr. Paula Pedersen:

Pedersen, P.J. (2009). Teaching towards an ethnorelative worldview through psycholgy study abroad
Intercultural Education, 20/(S1-S2), S73-S86.

Pedersen, P.J., Woolum, S., Gagne, B., Coleman, M. (2009). Beyond the norm: Extraordinary
efforts in youth mentoring
. Children and Youth Services Review.

Pedersen, P.J. (2009). Assessing intercultural effectiveness outcomes in a year long study abroad program. International Journal of Intercultural Relations.


Dr. Julie Slowiak:

Invited to speak at the annual conference for the Minnesota Northland Association for Behavior Analysis on September 24, 2010, in Minneapolis

Accepted conference presentation: Slowiak, J. M., Nuetzman, A., Anthony, L., Fursman, P., & Harkins, K. (2010, May). The impact of evaluation and pay conditions on feedback solicitation in the workplace. To be presented at the Thirty-Fifth Annual Convention for the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Antonio.

Slowiak, J. M., Dickinson, A. M., & Huitema, B. E. (in press). Self-solicited feedback: Effects of hourly pay and individual monetary incentive pay. Journal of Organizational Behavior Management.

Serves on the editorial board of the Journal of Organizational Behavior Management


Dr. Uwe Stuecher:

On Sabbatical leave from January 2010 through December 2010, Dr. Stuecher will be continuing his work of twenty years in Ecuador where he has developed Special Education programs, programs for children living in poverty, and helped develop the CIMAS Foundation which is partnered with the Learning Abroad Center of the University of Minnesota in Ecuador. (http://www.cimas.edu.ec ) The focus of his upcoming sabbatical leave is to set up a model program for the eduction of children with severe multiple disabilities with the Catholic University in Esmeraldas.

 


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