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CURRENT DOCTORAL STUDENTS

Name
Email
Advisor
Megan Adelson mja150230@utdallas.edu Kane 
Julie Biemer jab140230@utdallas.edu Prager
Brittany Boyer brittany.boyer@utdallas.edu Nelson
Kevin Carson kjc082000@utdallas.edu Ackerman
Conrad Corretti

Conrad.Corretti@utdallas.edu 

Ackerman
Daniel Faso Daniel.Faso@utdallas.edu Sasson
Seungbeom Hong sxh142030@utdallas.edu Na
Marci Horn mxh113830@utdallas.edu  Rodrigue
David Martinez dxm124230@utdallas.edu Krawcyzk
Margaret O’Connell mxo120930@utdallas.edu Basak

Daniel Pacheco

daniel.pacheco@utdallas.edu

Owen
Tatiana Peredo Tatiana.Peredo@utdallas.edu Owen
Jesse Poucher jessepoucher@utdallas.edu Prager

Sydney Rowles

spr130130@utdallas.edu Mills
Kaitlin Sands krs150330@utdallas.edu Mills

Julie Schneider

jxs114631@utdallas.edu

Maguire
Jonathon Shasteen jrs090120@utdallas.edu Pinkham
Forouz Shirvani forouzshirvani@utdallas.edu Prager
Olivia Smith oxs140330@utdallas.edu Nelson
Shane Solis shane.solis@utdallas.edu

Underwood

Courtney Terry cxt150430@utdallas.edu Holub
Deyaun Villarreal dlv101020@utdallas.edu Nelson
Saniya Wu sxw151230@utdallas.edu Prager
Jiao Xu jxx150230@utdallas.edu Dowling

 

SELECTED RECENT ACCOMPLISHMENTS

 

Publications 2014-2015

Ackerman, R.A., & Corretti, C. A. (2015). Pathological Personality Traits and Intimacy Processes within Roommate Relationships. European Journal of Personality.

 

Ackerman, R. A., Kashy, D.A., & Corretti, C.A. (2015). A Tutorial on Analyzing Data from Speed-Dating Studies with Heterosexual Dyads. Personal Relationships.

 

Boyer, B. P., & Nelson, J. A. (in press). Longitudinal associations of childhood parenting and adolescent health: The mediating influence of social competence. Child Development. doi:10.1111/cdev.12347

 

Boyer, B. P., Nelson, J. A, & Holub, S. (in press). Childhood body mass index trajectories predicting cardiovascular risk in adolescence. Journal of Adolescent Health. doi:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2015.01.006

 

Faso, D. J., Corretti, C. A., Ackerman, R. A., & Sasson, N. J. (in press). The Broad Autism Phenotype Predicts Relationship Outcomes in Newly Formed College Roommates.

 

Faso, D. J., Sasson, N. J., & Pinkham, A. E. (2015). Evaluating Posed and Evoked Facial Expressions of Emotion from Adults with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Journal of autism and developmental disorders, 1-15.

 

Maguire, M. J., Abel, A. D., Schneider, J. M., Fitzhugh, A. E., McCord, J., & Jeevakumar, V. (2015). Electroencephalography theta differences between object nouns and action verbs when identifying semantic relations. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience. doi: 10.1080/23273798.2014.1000344

 

Neff, K. D., & Faso, D. J. (2014). Self-Compassion and Well-Being in Parents of Children with Autism. Mindfulness, 1-10.

 

Peredo, T. N., Rojas, R., Owen, M. T., & Caughy, M. O. (2015). Child Vocabulary,Maternal Behavior, and Inhibitory Control Development among Spanish-Speaking Children. Early Education and Development.

 

Prager K. P., Shirvani, F., Poucher, J., Cavallin G., Truong M., & Garcia J. J.  Recovery from Conflict and Revival of Intimacy in Cohabiting Couples. Personal Relationships (in press, expected date July)

 

Sasson, N. J., Faso, D. J., Parlier, M., Daniels, J. L., & Piven, J. (2014). When Father Doesn't Know Best: Selective Disagreement Between Self‐Report and Informant Report of the Broad Autism Phenotype in Parents of a Child with Autism. Autism Research7(6), 731-739.

 

Shasteen, J. R., Sasson, N. J., & Pinkham, A. E. (2014). Eye tracking the face in the crowd task: Why are angry faces found more quickly? PLoS ONE, 9(4): e93914. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0093914

 

Shasteen, J.R., Sasson, N.J., & Pinkham, A.E. (in press). A Facial Threat Advantage in the Absence of Anger. Emotion.

 

Conference Presentations 2014-2015

Ackerman, R. A., Corretti, C. A., Carson, K. J., Ehrenreich, S. E., & Underwood, M. K. (2015, March). Dominance and negativity in middle childhood predict positive and negative engagement with others in early adolescence. In G. Fosco (Chair). The Interpersonal Legacy of Family Relationships: Implications for Adolescent and Young Adult Peer and Romantic Relationships. Symposium presented at the Society for Research on Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Basak, C., Smith, E., Chen, X., Nashiro, K., O'Connell, M., & Martin, W. (2014, October). Strategy vs. action games: Aging, cognitive predictors, and neural correlates of complex skill acquisition. Poster presented at Armadillo conference, Norman, Oklahoma.

 

Beaton, D., Faso, D. J., Sasson, N., Abdi, H. (2015, April) An Introduction to Permutation & Bootstrap Resampling. Workshop hosted by the Society for Applied Multivariate Research at the Southwest Psychological Association, Wichita, Kansas.

 

Blumenthal, H., Cloutier, R. M., Knapp, A. A., Mischel, E. R., Villarreal, D. L., & Akibar, A.P. (2014, November). The Role of Girls’ Knowledge about Pubertal Development in Relation to Panic Vulnerability. Poster accepted for presentation at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Boyer, B. P., Scott, J., & Nelson, J. A. (2015, March). Maternal conflict behavior profiles and child social skills. Poster presentation at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Carson, K. J., & Ackerman R. A. (2015, February). Prior social support reduces negative affect in response to roommates’ conflict behavior. Poster presented at the 16th Annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology Convention, Long Beach, California.

 

Carson, K. J., Corretti, C. A., Faso, D. J., Ackerman, R. (2015, April). Consequences of Ignoring Nonindependence in Dyadic Data: An Illustration with Roommate Dyads. Poster presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association, Wichita, Kansas.

 

Corretti, C.A., & Ackerman, R.A. (2015, February). Roommate Closeness Development and Pathological Personality Traits. Poster session at the 16th annual meeting of Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, California.

 

Corretti, C.A., Ackerman, R.A., & Carson, K.J. (2015, April). An Introduction to the Actor-Partner Interdependence Model. Workshop at the meeting of Society of Applied Multivariate Research at the meeting of Southwestern Psychological Association, Wichita, Kansas.

 

Faso, D. J., Beaton, D. (2015, April). Complementary and Alternative Approaches to p-values: Intervals, Effect Sizes, and Practical Advice. Workshop hosted by the Society for Applied Multivariate Research at the Southwest Psychological Association, Wichita, Kansas.

 

Faso, D. J., Sasson, N. J., Corretti, C. A., & Ackerman, R. (2015, May). The Broad Autism Phenotype Predicts Relationship Outcomes in Previously Unfamiliar College Roommates. Poster presented at the International Meeting for Autism Research, Salt Lake City, Utah.

 

Hinkley, S., Holub, S. C., & Cheng, D. (2015, March). Examining Parents’ and Children’s Reports of Body-Related Parenting Practices and Relations to Children’s Body Dissatisfaction. Poster presented at The Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Hocson, M.S., Schneider, J.M., Middleton, A.E., Ogiela, D. & Maguire, M.J. (2015, April). Developmental differences in beta engagement during noun and verb syntactic processing. Poster for the Promotion of Academic and Clinical Excellence Research Forum, Dallas, Texas.

 

Holub, S.C. & Hinkley, S.B. (2015, March). Psychological Control in the Parent-Child Feeding Relationship. Paper presented at The Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Conference, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Hong, S., & Na, J. (2015, February). Cultural Similarities and Differences in the Relationship between True Self-Knowledge and Decision Satisfaction. Poster session presented at The Society for Personality and Social Psychology 16th Annual Meeting, Long Beach, California.

 

Kaiser, A.P., Roberts M., & Peredo, T.N. (2015, March). Parent-Implemented Intervention for Toddlers with Receptive and Expressive Language Delays: The Impact of Family Income on Child Outcomes. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Bridging the Word Gap Pre-conference Meeting, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Mills, C. M., Danovitch, J. H., & Rowles, S. P. (2015, March). “That doesn’t make any sense”: Detecting circular explanations in childhood. Poster session at the biennial meeting of Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Morrison, K. E., Shasteen, J. R., Faso, D. J., Sasson, N. J., & Pinkham, A. E. (2015, May). Context Effects of Facial Affect Recognition in Autism and Schizophrenia. Poster presented at the Fourteenth Annual International Meeting for Autism Research, Salt Lake City, Utah. 

 

Nashiro, K., Qin, S., Chen, X., O'Connell, M., & Basak, C. (2015, January). Age-related differences in task load, response compatibility and selective attention in task switching: An fmri study. Poster presented at Dallas aging and cognition conference, Dallas, Texas.

 

Nelson, J. A. & Boyer, B. P. (2015, March). Associations of parental responses to negative emotions and child externalizing behavior: Differences among 5-, 6-, and 7-year olds.” In A. Halberstadt & V. Castro (Co-chairs), Is parents’ supportiveness always a good thing? The dynamic value of parents’ emotion socialization across childhood. Poster symposium at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

O'Connell, M., & Basak, C. (October, 2014). Testing a hierarchical model of working memory: Age and long-term memory’s influence on verbal recognition memory.  Presentation delivered at Armadillo Conference, Norman, Oklahoma.

 

O'Connell, M., & Basak, C. (2015, January). Testing a hierarchical model of working memory: Influence of age and long-term memory on verbal memory updating. Poster presented at Dallas aging and cognition conference, Dallas, Texas.

 

Pacheco, D.F., Owen, M.T., & Caughy, M. O. (2014, September). Change in self-regulation among low-income, ethnic minority preschoolers: A person-centered approach. Paper presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Developmental Methodologies Special Topics Conference, San Diego, California.

 

Pavuluri, A., Middleton, A.E., Schneider, J.M., & Maguire, M.J. (2015, April). Theta Oscillations for retrieving semantically related versus unrelated information in children. Poster for the Promotion of Academic and Clinical Excellence Research Forum, Dallas, Texas.

 

Poucher, J. P., & Prager, K. P. (2014, November). The Effects of Contingent Self-worth on
Intimacy in Romantic Relationships. Paper presented at the Texas Psychological Association, Dallas, Texas.

 

Quadir, M., Middleton, A.E., Schneider, J.M., & Maguire, M.J. (2015, April). Developmental differences in theta engagement during semantic inhibition tasks. Poster for the Promotion of Academic and Clinical Excellence Research Forum, Dallas, Texas.

 

Ralph, Y., Schneider, J.M., Middleton, A.E., Sides, L. & Maguire, M.J. (2015, April). The influence of imageability and word class on semantic processing. Poster for the Promotion of Academic and Clinical Excellence Research Forum, Dallas, Texas.

 

Rowles, S. P., Mills, C. M., Pflaum, A., & Campbell, I. (2015, March).  Me or an expert? The role of feedback on children’s understanding of who should answer different kinds of questions.  Poster session at the biennial meeting of Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Schneider, J.M., Abel, A.D., Ogiela, D. & Maguire, M.J. (2015, April). Developmental differences in theta and beta during online sentence processing. Poster for the Promotion of Academic and Clinical Excellence Research Forum, Dallas, Texas.

 

Schneider, J.M. & Maguire, M.J. (2014, August). Neural Oscillations provide insight into developmental differences between children and adults during auditory sentence processing. Poster for the Society for the Neurobiology of Language Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

Schneider, J.M. & Maguire, M.J. (2015, April). Using time-frequency analysis and nonparametric testing to investigate language development. Poster for the Society for Applied Multivariate Research, Wichita, Kansas.

 

Shasteen, J.R., & Pinkham A.E. (2015, March). Intact Implicit Processing of Facial Threat Cues in Schizophrenia. Poster presented at the 16th International Congress on Schizophrenia Research (ICOSR), Colorado Springs, Colorado.

 

Shasteen, J.R., Sasson, N.J., & Pinkham, A.E. (2014, May). Why Do Angry Faces Capture Attention: Emotion or Threat? Poster presented at the 26th Conference of the Association for Psychological Science (APS), San Francisco, California.

 

Shirvani, F., & Biemer, J. A. (2015, July). Sexual Intimacy and Emotional Recovery After Couple Conflict: An Attachment Perspective. Poster to be presented at the Mini-Conference of the International Association for Relationship Research, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

 

Villarreal, D. L., Blumenthal, H., Cloutier, R.M., Makan, T. (2014, November). The Interactive Roles of Anxiety Sensitivity and Perceived Control in Relation to Adolescent Alcohol Use. Poster accepted for presentation at the 48th annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

 

Names in bold are current and recently graduated students in the Psychological Sciences doctoral program.

 

 

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