Alumni

 

Nicolas Brown (2016)

Factors related to the experience of situations: Time of day, gender, and employment status

Currently a Research Psychologist, United States Government, Washington DC

Advisor:  Ryne Sherman

 

Shrija Dirghangi (2016)

On the importance of being fun:  Over-time associations between perceptions of fun and changes in peer preference and popularity

Currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Child Development, California State University, Chico, California

Advisor:  Brett Laursen

 

Cody Hiatt (2016)

Sources of popularity:  Aggressive and prosocial strategists and the adolescents who affiliate with them

Currently a Research Scientist at Innovation, Research and Training, Durham, North Carolina.

Advisor:  Brett Laursen

 

Krystal Ribot (2016)

Antecedents and outcomes of language choice in bilingual toddlers:  A longitudinal study

Currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology, Miami Dade College, Kendall Campus, Florida

Advisor:  Erika Hoff

 

David Serfass (2016)

Assessing situations on social media: Temporal, demographic, and personality influences on situation experience

Currently a Data Scientist, Datamyx Database Marketing Solutions, Boca Raton, Florida

Advisor:  Ryne Sherman

 

Nicholas Minar (2015)

Multisensory cues facilitate infants’ ability to discriminate other-race faces

Currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the Institute for the Study of Child Development, Robert Wood Johnson Medical School, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, New Jersey

Advisor: David F. Bjorklund

 

Matthew Seifert (2015)

The effects of dichoptic and isoluminant chromatic stimuli on perception of object and objectless motion

Currently an Instructor in the Department of Psychology, Western Washington University, Bellingham, Washington

Advisor:  Howard Hock

 

Patrick Douglas Sellers II (2015)

Attentional basis of deontic reasoning about permission rules in 3-5 year-old children.

Currently an Assistant Professor at the Pennsylvania State University, Worthington-Scranton, Dunmore, Pennsylvania

Advisor: David F. Bjorklund

 

Amy Tift (2015)

Investigating the mechanisms underlying infant selective attention to multisensory speech

Currently an Instructor in the Department of Psychology, Keiser University, Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Advisor: David F. Bjorklund

 

Karin Machluf (2015)

The behavioral, emotional, and attentional effects of human baby schema

Currently an Assistant Professor at the Pennsylvania State University, Worthington-Scranton, Dunmore, Pennsylvania

Advisor: David F. Bjorklund

 

Ashley Richmond (2015).  Academic task avoidance and achievement as predictors of peer status during the early primary school years

Currently a Research Statistician in the Office of Office of Institutional Research, Miami-Dade College, Miami, Florida.

Advisor:  Brett Laursen

 

Marisol Parra (2013). False recognition driven by meaning and form: The dynamics of bilingual memory representation.

Currently a Lecturer in the Department of Psychology, University of Central Florida, Cocoa Campus, Cocoa, Florida.

Advisors: Alan Kersten and Erika Hoff

 

Dawn DeLay (2013). Friend influence on achievement during middle childhood.

Currently an Assistant Professor in the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.

Advisor: Brett Laursen

 

Jay Michaels (2012). Attitude and valence dynamics in response to changes in perceived similarity vs. difference: Implications for human conflict.

Currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of South Florida, Sarasota-Manatee Campus, Sarasota, Florida.

Advisor: Robin Vallacher

 

Roger McIntosh (2012). Neuropsychological correlates of emotion regulation in HIV.

Currently an Assistant Professor in the Department of Psychology, University of Miami, Florida.

Advisor: Monica Rosselli

 

Farnaz Kaighobadi (2011).Evolutionary psychological perspectives on individual differences in men’s partner-directed violence in the context of perceived partner infidelity.

Currently a Post-Doctoral Fellow at the HIV Center for Clinical and Behavioral Studies at Columbia University and the New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York.

Advisor: David F. Bjorklund

 

 



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