Department of Psychology

Student Research 

Article Publications with Student Co-Authors

Diehl, V., & Wyrick, M.* (2015). The relationships between need for cognition, boredom proneness, task engagement, and test performance. Sage Open, April-June, 1 – 10. doi: 10.1177/2158244015585606

Dunkel, C. S., Mathes, E. W., Kesserling, S. N.*, Decker, M. L.*, & Kelts, D. J. (2015). Parenting influence on the development of life history strategy. Evolution and Human Behavior, 36, 374-378.

Dunkel, C.S., Summerville, L.A.*, Mathes, E., & Kesselring, S.* (2015). Using the California Q-sort measure of life history strategy to predict sexual behavioral outcomes. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 44, 1705-1711.

Conference Presentations with Student Co-Authors

Chapan, D.*, McGuire, K., & London, K. (April, 2015). Lay beliefs about child sexual abuse. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Mid-Western Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Diehl, V., Counce, J.*, & Elder, J.* (2015, May). Working Together to Win: The Relationships Between Collaboration and Knowledge. Presented at Midwestern Psychological Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Erikson*, M., & Lane, D.J. (May 2015). Sexual Self-schemas and Sexism in Women. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Erikson, M.*, Randazzo, B.*, Chapan, D.*, & Diehl, V. (2015, May). Mental Gymnastics: Gender Differences in Visual-Spatial Realism and Reasoning. Presented at Midwestern Psychological Association Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Helmers*, B.R., Lane, D.J., & Mathes, E.W. (May 2015). General Factor of Personality Predicts Response to Peak/Nadir Experiences. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Jamnik*, M.R., Lane, D.J., & Wright*, B.M. (May 2015). Exploring General Intelligence and Stress: Nonverbal-IQ and Protective Influences. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Kazakova*, N., Lane, D.J., & Wright*, B.M. (May 2015). Negative Relationship Between Stress, Sleep, and IQ as a Function of Gender. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Roth*, Z.C., Kiebel*, E., Erikson*, M., & Lane, D.J. (May 2015). The Contagiousness of Anti-Fat Prejudice in Romantic Relationships. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Stolmeier*, J.M., & Lane, D.J. (May 2015). Profiling Participants that Profile Drinking Women’s Sexual Interest. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Reisner, D. A.*, Kelly, K. M., & Harbke, C. R. (2015, May). Detecting threat to interpersonal needs using the prisoner’s dilemna game. Poster presented at the 87th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.

Harbke, C. R., Randazzo, B. K.*, Kopatich, R. D.*, Helmers, B. R.*, & Yockey, S. D.* (2015, May). Dimensions of emotional distraction: Multidimensional scaling of common distractive activities for mood regulation. Paper presented at the 87th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association. Randazzo, B. K.*, Kopatich, R. D.*, Harbke, C.

R., Helmers, B. R.*, Yockey, S. D.*, & Schwartz, E.* (2015, May). Development and validation of the tendency to avoid affect measure. Poster presented at the 87th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Assocation. Higgs, T. S.*,

McClure, K. A., Laurent, J., Herbstrith, J. C. (2015). Witness experiences in childhood influence adult witness cooperation. Presented at the American Psychology and Law Society (Division 41, APA) for the annual conference held in San Diego, CA, USA.

McClure, K.A., Kesselring, S.N.*, & McGuire, K. (March, 2015). Can line-up instructions attenuate own-ethnicity bias? Application of theory to practice. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology Law Society, San Diego, CA.

Hemenover, S. H., Pytlik Zillig, L., Leverette, B.*, & Jackson, B.* (May, 2015). Self-esteem and affect regulation motives. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Dunkel, C.S., Mathes, E., & Kesserling, S.* (2015). Parenting influence on the development of life history strategy. Poster at the Midwestern Psychological Association.

Kiebel*, E., McFadden, S., & Herbstrith, J. (2015). Comparison of Bias among Low and High Prejudiced Individuals. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May, 2015.

Sotozaki, H., Kopatich, R.*, Milligan, J.*, Roth, Z.*, Zam, L.*, Sunami, N.* & McFadden, S. (2015). Hemispheric specialization and integration depend on the complexity of cognitive tasks: An event-related-potential study. Poster Vii-084 at the 2015 Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, NYC, NY, May 2015.

Sunami*, N., Kelly, K. M., Vallorani*, A., Kiebel**, E., Wilson**, A., Palumbo*, N., Robinson*, L., Berg*, P., Hester*, C., Hammersley, J. J., & McFadden, S. L. (2015). Loneliness moderates N1 response to aggressive words following ostracism. Poster presentation at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Neuroscience, October 16, Chicago, IL.

Sunami*, N., Vallorani*, A., McFadden, S., Omura*, M., et al. (2015). Rejection Sensitivity is Related to Altered Neural Processing of Fear. Poster presented at the 2015 Meeting of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society conference.

Sunami, N.*, Hammersley, J., Keefe, K. (2015). Abusive Intimate Relationships and Suicidality: Alcohol-Related Problems as a Mediator. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Vallorani*, A., Sunami**, N., & McFadden, S. L. (2015). Communication skills and positive affect recognition: The roles of alexithymia and autism traits. Poster presentation at the 2015 Annual Meeting of the Society for Social Neuroscience, October 16, Chicago, IL‎.‎

Vallorani*, A., Sunami*, N., McFadden, S., Kelly, K. (2015). Emotionally blind with a social mind: Exploring the paradox of alexithymia. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May, 2015.

Vallorani*, A., Sunami*, N., McFadden, S., Omura*, M., et al. (2015). Attention versus Recognition: Differences in Emotion Processing Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorder and Alexithymia. Poster presented at the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society conference.

Intrieri, R. C. & McCall, G. S.* (2015, November). The relationship between contact frequency and attitudes toward aging. Poster presented at the 68th annual meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, November Nov. 18-22, Orlando, FL

Keefe, K., Berg, P.*, & Hammersley, J. (2015). Treatment seeking and reported difficulties associated with AD/HD in college students. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Keefe, K., Hammersley, J., Sunami, N.*, & Robinson, L.* (2015, May). Relationships of personality traits and attention deficits on covert spatial attention performance. Poster presented at the 87th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Keefe, K., Berg, P.*, & Hammersley, J. (2015, May). Pilot Examination of Case-Formulation Quality and Therapist-Perceived Client Outcomes. Poster presented at the 87th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Smith, A.*, Hammersley, J., Keefe, K. (2015) .The Association of Polysubstance Abuse with the Presence of a Psychiatric Problem. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Chicago, IL.

Hammersley J., Sunami, N.*, & Gilbert, D. (2015, May). Effects of nicotine on uncued spatial attention differ across baseline performance, repeated exposure, and gender. Paper presented at the 87th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Hammersley, J., Sunami, N.*, Keefe, K., Robinson, L.* (2015, May). Effects of ADHD symptomology and mood state on covert spatial attention performance. Poster presented at the 87th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.