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National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in LaCrosse, WI

In April 2013, four top undergraduate students from the Brockport Psychology department received an all-expenses-paid trip to present their independent research projects at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in LaCrosse, WI. One of our faculty members, Dr. Jeffery Snarr, tagged along to support them.

Picture of faculty and studentsFrom left to right:
Dr. Snarr, Haley Duran, Nicole Holmes, David Agudo, Chad Mazzarella

David (advisor: Dr. Margolin) presented on "A brief review and examination of delay effects on negation within text and metacomprehension judgments"
Haley & Nicole (advisor: Dr. Snarr) presented on "Relationship satisfaction and Facebook relationship status changes"
Chad (advisor: Dr. Witnauer) presented on "Performance factors in associative learning: Assessment of the sometimes competing retrieval model"

Well done, all. We hope even more of our students will complete independent research projects and present them at NCUR 2014 in Lexington, Kentucky!

Awards 2013

School of Science and Mathematics Graduate Award: Lindsay Scott, Psychology.

Awards 2012

Department Scholar - Brittany Wojick

Awards 2011

President Citation Award - Alex Krolikowski

Chancellor's Award - Danielle Gentile

Graduate School 2011

Shayla Combs, MSW, Hunter College

Kelsey Ruffo, Masters in School Psychology, University at Buffalo

Heather Carroll, MS School Counseling, Syracuse University

Graduate School 2010


Elizabeth Ewell: M.S., Administration (concentration in Higher Education Student Affairs), University of Rochester
Jamie Graceffo: Counseling Psych Ph.D. Pennsylvania State University
Rob Graceffo: Clinical Psych Ph.D. University of Toledo
Claire Gravelin, Social Psychology Ph.D. University of Kansas
Amanda Hoock: M.A., Psychology, The College at BrockportSteven Lottes: M.A., Human Resources/Industrial Relations, University of Minnesota
Bradie Morgott: MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Springfield CollegeNadine Porter: MSW, University of Pittsburgh
Julia Radley is attending SUNY Plattsburgh master’s program in school counseling.
Jane Shelnutt: Masters program for social work at Binghamton University
Lisa Slocum: MA, Counselor Education, The College at Brockport
Tim Smallcomb: Clinical Psych Ph.D. University of North Carolina at Greensboro
Jaclyn Spina - Master’s in School Psychology - The College of Saint Rose
Sarah Ryan- Master's degree in Library Science, University of BuffaloMelissa Snyder: MA in Industrial/Organizational Psychology at Springfield College

Nadine Porter: MSW at the University of Pittsburgh.

Kim Szczesny: M.A., School Psychology, University at Buffalo
Kamaljit Virdi: Counseling Psych Ph.D. University of Missouri - Kansas City

Graduate School 2009

Leighann Dudash- attending John Jay College of Criminal Justice for Forensic Psychology
Paige Hover- attending The Chicago School of Psychology for PsyD
Leighann Dudash- accepted to John Jay School for Criminal Justice; studying forensic psychology
Rebecca Morrissey, Ph.D. in Developmental, University of Notre Dame
Juan Castaneda, Ph.D. in Counseling Psychology, University of Houston
Samantha Koeppel, Psy.D. Nova Southeastern University
Ron Kirsop – UBuff – Library science
Michael Pease –  School Psychology, Alfred U


Publications:


Forzano, L. B., Michels*, J. L., Carapella*, R. K., Conway*, P., & Chelonis, J. J. (in press).  Self-control and impulsivity in children:  Multiple behavioral measures.  The Psychological Record.

Margolin, S.J., & Hover, P.A. (in press). Metacomprehension and negation: Assessing readers’ awareness of the difficulty of negated text. Reading Psychology.

Mulvaney, M.K., McNall, L.A. & Morrissey, R.A. (2011). A longitudinal investigation of work-family strains and gains, work commitment, and subsequent employment status among working mothers. Journal of Family Issues, 32, 292-316. doi:10.1177/0192513X10379202

Forzano, L. B., Chelonis, J. J., Casey*, C., Forward*, M., Stachowiak*, J. A., & Wood*, J.(2010).  Self-control and impulsiveness in nondieting adult human females: Effects of visual food cues and food deprivation.  The Psychological Record, 60, 587-608.

Knapp, A.*, & Desrochers, M. N. (2010). An Experimental Evaluation of the Instructional Effectiveness of a Student Response System: A Comparison with Constructed Overt Responding. International Journal of Teaching & Learning in Higher Education, 21.

Ratcliff, J.J., Lassiter, G.D., Jager, V.M. *, Lindberg, M.J., Elek, J. & Hasinski, A. E.* (2010). The hidden consequences of racial salience in videotaped interrogations and confessions. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law, 16, 200-218.

Grants:

Krowlikowski, A.* & Ratcliff, J.J. (2010). The black sheep effect: When do majority members distance from group members who express prejudice? Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Award for Summer Research ($5,000.00).

Krowlikowski, A.* (2010). The role of perceived pride in reactions of majority group members to pride displays. The Brockport Foundation Summer Research Program ($1600.00 + housing). Faculty sponsor: Jennifer J. Ratcliff

Ewell, E. & McNall, L.A. (2009). “Formal mentoring programs in organizations.” Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Award for Summer Research ($5,000.00).

Gentile, D.* (2009). “The roles of gender, sexual orientation, and attractiveness in perceived sexual fluidity.” The Brockport Foundation Summer Research Program ($1600.00 + housing). Faculty sponsor: Jennifer J. Ratcliff

Gravelin, C.* & Ratcliff, J.J. (2009). “The impact of power on the perception of minorities.” Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Award for Summer Research ($5,000.00).

Presentations:


Tinsley, L., Witnauer, J., & Miller, R. (2011, March). Fear is an inverted-U function of US intensity. Paper Presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, NY.


Witnauer, J., Montaglione, E., & Miller, R. (2011, March). A concurrent excitor during extinction deepens extinction in a neutral context and attenuates extinction in an excitatory context. Poster Presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Boston, MA.  

Witnauer, J., Wojick, B., & Miller, R. (2011, March). Conditioned lick suppression is an inverted-U function of US intensity. Paper Presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Boston, MA.

Gentile, D.*, Goodwin, E.*, Hoock, A.*, & Ratcliff, J.J. (2011, January). The role of ethnicity in attributions of sexual fluidity. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Hoock, A.M., Coleman, J.P., and Mulvaney, M. (2011, January) Perceived parental investment and the self-perceived cost of future offspring.  Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Krolikowski, A.*, Hoock, A.*, Gentile, D.*, & Ratcliff, J.J. (2011, January). The role of prior expectations in reactions to group pride displays. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Ratcliff, J.J., Plant, E.A., Boerner, P.*, Gravelin, C.*, & Buss, D. (2011, January). The impact of feelings of personal contagion on interactions with sexual minorities. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Papke, J., & Desrochers, M. N. (2010, November) Individual versus Group Presentation of Instructional Material. . Poster Presented at NYSABA Conference, Saratoga, NY.

McNall, L.A., McCadney, O., & Morgott, B. (2010, August). A dispositional approach to work-school conflict and enrichment. Paper presented at American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

Desrochers, M. N., & Shelnutt, J. * (2010, May). Effects of Answer Format and Method of Review on Learning. Oral Presentation at Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Desrochers, M. N., Papke, J.*, & Crone-Todd, D. (2010, May). Case Order Difficulty and Utilization of Simulation in Developmental Disabilities (SIDD) Software. Poster Presented at Association for Behavior Analysis International Conference, San Antonio, Texas

Hoock, A.M., Coleman, J.P., & Mulvaney, M.K. (2010, April) Perceived Parental Investment and the Development of Future Parental Investment. National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR), Missoula, MT

Gentile, D.*, Boerner, P.*, Ewell, E.*, & Ratcliff, J.J. (2010, January). Attributions of sexual fluidity: Women are perceived to be more sexually fluid than are men. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Gravelin, C.*, Ewell, E.*, & Ratcliff, J.J. (2010, January). The role of motivation to respond without prejudice in the perception of outgroups. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Krolikowski, A.*, Hoock, A*, & Ratcliff, J.J. (2010, January). The role of expectations in attributions of pride in outgroups. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations Pre-Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

Lassiter, G.D., Ratcliff, J.J., & Jager, V.M.* (2010, January). Evidence of a racial salience bias in videotaped police interrogations. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Ratcliff, J.J., Gawron, K.*, Jaskier, J.* (2010, January). The Roles of Perceived Inclusiveness and Deservingness in Predicting Proactive Behavioral Responses to Pride Displays. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, Nevada.

Gillespie, J.F., Curran, R.J., Graceffo, R.M., Graceffo, J.A., Salen, W.L., & Stuart, T. (2009, August).  Positive emotions in those publicly expressing gratitude. Poster presented at the 117th Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario

Gawron, K.*, Jaskier, J.*, & Ratcliff, J.J. (2009, May). Spontaneous Reactions to Gay Pride Parades. Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Jaskier, J.* & Ratcliff, J.J. (2009, May). Team pride influences spontaneouos proactive behavioral responses to sports teams. Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Castaneda, J. (2009, April).Acculturative Stress, Acculturation Gaps, and Family Dysfunction among Mexican-Migrant Farm-Worker Families. Paper presented at the National Conference for Undergraduate Conference, Lacrosse, WI

Majewski, K. (2009, April). Individual, Family, and Peer-Level Predictors of Relational Aggression in Girls. Poster presented at the National Conference for Undergraduate Research Conference, Lacrosse, WI.

Morrissey, R. A., & Mulvaney, M. K. (2009, April). Parental modernity and academic outcomes in Caucasian and African American children. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, CO.

Ewell, E.* & Ratcliff, J.J., & Maruskin, L. (2009, February). The role of gender in nonprejudiced personal standards. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations Preconference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.

Gawron, K.* & Ratcliff, J.J. (2009, February). Spontaneous Reactions to Gay Pride Parades: The Moderating Role of Perceived Inclusiveness and Deservingness. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations Preconference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.

Gravelin, C.*, & Ratcliff, J.J., (2009, February). Perceived fairness in media depictions of presidential candidates: The roles of political party affiliation and preferred media source Justice Preconference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.

Jager, V.M.* & Ratcliff, J.J. (2009, February). Race and camera perspective bias in videotaped police interrogations. Justice Preconference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.

Tim J. Conheady (2010). M.A. Thesis Submitted in Partial fulfillment of the Requirements for the Degree of Master of Arts in PsychologyTransition from Family Home to Agency Residence: A Survey of Client Problem Behavior Patterns and Transitional Factors Relevant to Case-workers and Behavior Specialists/Therapists

 


Jill Papke – student poster award New York State Association for Behavior Analysis conference, 2009

Jordyn Bree and Michael Peese New York State Association for Behavior Analysis conference



Ann Stachowski won the Grace Lauro Memorial Award for best student presentation at the New York State Psychological Association (NYSPA) conference.

Events

Fri, Dec 5

Major Exploration Day
9 am - 3:15 pm