Psychology

2011 - 2017

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Awards/Honors

Burnand-Partidge Grant. Joy Wyckoff, MA, Psychology.

S. Laurie Sanderson Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. Gandalf Nicolas, MA, Psychology.

Arts & Sciences Distinguished Thesis Award,. Gandalf Nicolas, MA, Psychology.

Carl J. Strikwerda Award for Excellence. Emily Willroth, MA, Psychology.

The College of William & Mary Graduate Research Symposium Award. Nick Alt, MA, Psychology.

S. Laurie Sanderson Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Mentoring. Nick Alt, MA, Psychology.

APA Early Career Research Grant. Natalie Brito, MA, Psychology.

Carl J. Strikwerda Award for Excellence. David Newman, MA, Psychology.

Poster award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology. David Newman, MA, Psychology.

Association for Psychological Science RISE Research Award - Honorable Mention. Nick Alt, MA, Psychology.

Psi Chi Unrestricted Travel Grant. Chris Martin, MS, Psychology.

APA Division 7 Young Researchers in Developmental Psychology Outstanding Research Presentation Award. Jennifer Poon, MA, Psychology.

Fellowships

National Science Foundation, East Asia and Pacific Summer Institute Fellowship, Hokkaido University, Japan. David Newman, MA, Psychology.

National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Program. Nick Alt, MA, Psychology.

Distinguished University Fellowship, UCLA. Nick Alt, MA, Psychology.

Distinguished Graduate Fellowship, Northeastern University. Emil Moldovan, MA, Psychology.

National Science Foundation East Asia and Pacific Summer Institutes Program. David Newman, MA, Psychology.

Conference Presentations

Burk, J.A., Otoya, D., Leong, C., Ng, A. & Kozikowski, C.T. (November 2014) Assessing removal of illumination as a signal: effects of loss of basal forebrain corticopetal cholinergic neurons. Presented at the 44th annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington DC. Teal Kozikowski, MA, Psychology.

Borowski, S., Braunstein, K., Parr, N., & Zeman, J. (2014, August). Influences of emotion regulation, co-rumination, and emotional support on youths' friendship quality. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology Association, Washington, DC. Sarah Borowski, MA, Psychology.

Gomez, M.A., Cunningham, E.C., Powell, T.M., Stevens, J.A. & Dickter, C.L. (August 2014). Influences of Science Fiction & Fantasy Fandom on Bias Toward Women in Science. Presented at the 122nd American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC. Melissa Gomez, MA, Psychology.

Kelsey, C.M., Dallaire, D.H., Zeman, J. (August, 2014). Bullying and victimization: A comparison of emotion regulation strategies and internalizing issues. Invited paper, annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Division 7 (Developmental Psychology), Washington, DC. Caroline Kelsey, MA, Psychology; Sarah Borowski, MA, Psychology.

Kozikowski, C.T., Babbar, A., Tandet, S., Dickter, C., Burk, J., & Zeman, J. (August 2014) Processing of facial emotional stimuli in high-functioning students with autistic behaviors. Presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Washington, DC. Teal Kozikowski, MA, Psychology; Jennifer Poon, MA, Psychology.

Summers, S., Boes, H., Trout, Z., Zeman, J., Borowski, S., & Demmin, D. (2014, August). Mother emotion dysregulation predicts child friendship quality through child adaptive emotion coping. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology Association, Washington, DC. Sarah Borowski, MA, Psychology.

Borowski, S., Zeman, J., Erdley, C., Veits, G., & Adrian, M. (2013, November). Regulation of pride matters for children's peer acceptance. Presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN. Sarah Borowski, MA, Psychology.

Newman, D. B., Schug, J., Nezlek, J. B., Mitchell, C. I., Fay, J. L., Kim, H., & Merians, A. N. (2014, May).The moderating effect of friendship choices on daily maximizing and well-being. Presented at the 26th Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA. David Newman, MA, Psychology.

Alt, N. P. & Dickter, C. L. (February, 2014). Stereotype activation and association for multiple minority identities: The intersection of Black and gay identity. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Austin, TX. Nick Alt, MA, Psychology; Emily Cunningham, MA, Psychology.

Alt, N. P. & Schug, J. (February, 2014). Gendered race prototypes: Evidence for the non-prototypicality of Asian men and Black women. Presented at the annual Group Processes and Intergroup Relations, Society for Personality and Social Psychology Pre-Conference. Austin, TX. Nick Alt, MA, Psychology.

Moldovan, E.G., Maruskin, L.A., Fuller, A. & Thrash, T.M. (February, 2013). Individuals get "the chills" from poems that arouse their implicit motives. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society of Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA. Emil Moldovan, MA, Psychology.

Moldovan, E.G., Thrash, T.M., Newman, D.B. & Oleynick, V. (February, 2014). Participant-invented nonwords communicate affect. Presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX. Emil Moldovan, MA, Psychology.

Newman, D. B., Nezlek, J. B., Thrash, T. M., & Schug, J. (2014, February). Between- and within-person differences in prayer and well-being. Presented at the Happiness & Well-being Pre-conference at the 15th annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX. David Newman, MA, Psychology.

Nezlek, J. B., et al., (2014, February) Between- and within-person differences in prayer and well-being. Poster presented at the Happiness & Well-being Pre-conference at the 15th annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX. David Newman, MA, Psychology.

Borowski, S., Zeman, J., Trout, Z., Boes, H., & Erdley, C. (2014). Worry regulation moderates the relation between co-rumination and perceived emotional support within early adolescent friendships. Presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Adolescence. Austin, TX. Sarah Borowski, MA, Psychology.

Kang, S., Ball, C. T., & Choi, R. (2014). Testing the validity of the trauma film methodology for examining intrusive memories. Presented at the North Carolina Cognition Group, Duke University, NC. Songhee Kang, MA, Psychology.

Poon, J., Borowski, S., Zeman, J., & Dallaire, D. (2013, November). A longitudinal examination of incarcerated mothers' parenting behaviors and children's psychological functioning: The mediating effects of emotion regulation. Presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN. Jennifer Poon, MA, Psychology.

Sanders, W., Zeman, J., Poon, J., Miller, R., & Crespo, L. (2013, November). The link between anger and depression in childhood: Moderating effects of parent emotion socialization. Presented at the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN. Wesley Sanders, MA, Psychology; Emil Moldovan, MA, Psychology.

Wyckoff, J.P. & Kirkpatrick, L.A. (July 2013). Mate value and dominance as predictors of indirect vs. direct aggression. Presented at Human Behavior and Evolution Society 25th Annual Conference. Miami, FL. Joy Wyckoff, MA, Psychology.

Folk, J., Dallaire, D.H., Zeman, J., & Harvey, A. (2013, May). Adverse life events in children of incarcerated mothers: The protective role of emotion coping. Presented at Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington DC. Joanna Folk, MA, Psychology.

Crespo, L., Poon, J., Zeman, J., Miller, R., & Sanders, W. (April, 2013). Positive and negative parental anger socialization: The role of child gender. Presented the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA. Jennifer Poon, MA, Psychology.

Kozikowski, C.T., Wolfe, E. L., Yanev, P. G., & Burk, J. A. (November 2014) Interactions between noncholinergic basal forebrain neurons and muscarinic receptors in attentional processing. Presented at the 44th annual Society for Neuroscience Meeting, Washington DC. Teal Kozikowski, MA, Psychology; Docia Demmin, MA, Psychology.

Martin, C. C., Fuller, A. K., & Thrash, T. M. (2013, January). Group norms, personal priorities, and temporal fidelity: Aspects of implicit–explicit motive congruence and implications for well-being. Poster session presented at the 14th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA. Chris Martin, MS, Psychology.

Zajo, K.N., Fadel, J.R. & Burk, J.A. (2013). Assessment of the contributions of baseline performance and prefrontal cortical cholinergic projections to orexin A-induced attentional enhancement. Presented at the Society for Neuroscience conference. Kristin Zajo, MA, Psychology.

Zajo, K.N., Fadel, J. & Burk, J.A. (2013). Effects of infusions of orexin A into the basal forebrain on attentional performance in rats. Presented at the Symposium of the Central Virginia Chapter of the Society for Neuroscience. Kristin Zajo, MA, Psychology.

Lindbergh, C. A. & Kieffaber, P. D. (2012, March). Age-related changes in the neural correlates of temporal decision-making. Poster session to be presented at the Annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. Cutter Lindbergh, MA, Psychology.

Kittel, J., & Dickter, C. (2012, January). The Effects of Stereotypic Primes on the Attentional Processing of Biracial Faces Poster Presentation at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA. Julie Kittel, MA, Psychology.

Martin, C. C., Maruskin, L. A., & Thrash, T. M. (2012, January). Inspiration in a writer predicts the chills in a reader. Poster to be presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA. Chris Martin, MA, Psychology.

Nezlek, J. B., & Martin, C. C. (2012, January). Is Generalized Trust Decreasing Because of Rising Income Inequality in the U.S.? Poster to be presented at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA. Chris Martin, MA, Psychology.

Martin, C. C., & Thrash, T. M. (2011, August) Toward a more rigorous explication of the relation between correlation and causality. Symposium to be held at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL. Chris Martin, MA, Psychology.

Martin, C. C., Thrash, T. M., Maruskin, L. A., & Fuller, A. K. (2011, November). Causal obfuscation: Ten ways that causality may be obscured by lack of correlation? Poster to be presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists, Johnson City, TN. Chris Martin, MA, Psychology.

Martin, C. C., Maruskin, L. A., Cassidy, S. E., Fryer, J. W., & Thrash, T. M. (2011, January). New methods and measures for the study of inspiration, creativity, and mechanics in the writing process. Poster presented at New Methods and Measures Preconference in the 12th Annual Meeting of SPSP Publications, San Antonio, Texas. Chris Martin, MA, Psychology.

Pochedly, J. T., & Dickter, C. L. (2011). The Relationship Between Implicit and Explicit Sexual Prejudice, Disgust, and Conservatism. Poster presented at the 12th Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, Texas. Joseph Pochedly, MA, Psychology.

Pochedly, J.T., Sanders, W., Gibbs, A., Turner, E. & Zeman, J. L. (2011). Conflated Emotions and Confounded Findings: Are Children Truly Disgusted by Immoral Events? Poster to be presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada. Joseph Pochedly, MA, Psychology.

M. Buys and M. Henderson. "Being Bossy and Being Female: Identity Integration in the Workplace." William and Mary Graduate Research Symposium. Megan Jessie Buys, MA, Psychology.

Chavez, G. F., & Blass, J. J. (March, 2015). When gender is right and wrong: Biological gender conceptions predict transphobia. Poster presented at the Society for Social and Personality Psychology, Long Beach, CA. JoEllen Blass, MA, Psychology.

Blass, J. J. The College of William and Mary Graduate Research Symposium Talk (March, 2016). The effects of entitativity on the neural processing of homosexual couples. JoEllen Blass, MA, Psychology.

Blass, J. J. The College of William and Mary Departmental Colloquium Talk (April, 2016). The effects of entitativity on the neural processing of homosexual couples. JoEllen Blass, MA, Psychology.

Blass, J. J., Gupta, N. P., Forestell, C.A., Dickter, C.L. (April, 2016). Implicit neural processing of homosexual couples: The effects of entitativity. Poster presented at the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society, NYC, NY. JoEllen Blass, MA, Psychology.

Publications

Cassano, M., Zeman, J., & Sanders, W. (2014). Responses to children's sadness: Mothers' and fathers' unique contributions and perceptions. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly, 60, 1 - 23. Wesley Sanders, MA, Psychology.

Oleynick, V.C., Thrash, T.M., LeFew, M.C., Moldovan, E.G. & Kieffaber, P.D. (2014). The scientific study of inspiration in the creative process: Challenges and opportunities. Frontiers in Human Neuroscience, 8, 436. Victoria Oleynick, MA, Psychology.

Thrash, T. M., & Martin, C. C. (2012). Meaning from inspiration. In C. Routledge & J. A. Hicks (Eds.), The experience of meaning in life: Classical perspectives, emerging themes, and controversies. New York: Springer. Chris Martin, MA, Psychology.

Thrash, T. M., Maruskin, L. A., & Martin, C. C. (2012). Implicit-explicit motive congruence. In R. M. Ryan (Ed.), Oxford handbook of motivation. New York: Oxford University Press. Chris Martin, MA, Psychology.

Alumni Employment

Research Assistant for AidData, College of William & Mary. Gagan Atreya, MA, Psychology.

PhD Program, Department of Psychology, University of Illinois Urbana-Champagne. Emily Cunningham, MA, Psychology.

Research Assistant, Rutgers University. Docia Demmin, MA, Psychology.

PhD Program, Department of Psychology, University of Virginia. Caroline Kelsey, MA, Psychology.

PhD Program, Department of Psychology, Princeton University. Gandalf Nicolas, MA, Psychology.

PhD Program, Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota. Victoria Oleynick, MA, Psychology.

PhD Program, Department of Psychology, University of California Berkeley. Emily Willroth, MA, Psychology.

PhD program at University of Southern California, Social Psychology. David Newman, MA, Psychology.

PhD Program, Department of Psychology, UCLA. Nick Alt, MA, Psychology.

PhD Program, Department of Psychology, University of Missouri. Sarah Borowski, MA, Psychology.

PhD Program, Department of Psychology, University of Delaware. Caitlin Duckett, MA, Psychology; Gina Veits, MA, Psychology.

Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, University of Iowa. Jamie Klein, MA, Psychology.

PhD Program, Department of Psychology, Northeastern University. Emil Moldovan, MA, Psychology.

PhD Program, Department of Psychology, University of Southern California. David Newman, MA, Psychology; Catherine Mitchell, MA, Psychology.

PhD Program, Department of Psychology, George Mason University. Jennifer Poon, MA, Psychology.

PhD Program, Department of Psychology, University of Texas at Austin. Joy Wyckoff, MA, Psychology.

PhD Clinical Psychology Student and Graduate Teaching Assistant, University of Vermont. Wesley Sanders, MA, Psychology.

Research Grants

Arts & Sciences Graduate Research Grant, College of William and Mary. Fall 2016. JoEllen Blass, MA, Psychology.