College of Humanities and Social Sciences

Selected Faculty Publications

The goal of the Department of Psychology at George Mason University is the development and application of scientific psychology to enhance human potential through research-based practice and practice-informed research.

We support research-based practice because we want to bring our research findings into the everyday practice of psychology. We support practice-informed research because we want to attack real-world problems, not problems of interest only to other academics.

This dual focus has led our faculty to conduct research on topics ranging from what makes people happy to what keeps planes from crashing into one another. It has also led our faculty to serve on task forces, national committees (e.g., National Academy of Sciences, the Federal Aviation Administration), and advisory boards (e.g., the Air Force, the Guggenheim Foundation).

Below are our faculty's research interests. To the left, the web pages of the programs and research centers within the department have more information on research currently being conducted by our faculty.

  • Giorgio Ascoli

    Research Interests: Molecular Neuroscience Department: Description and generation of dendritic morphology, hippocampus, human memory, neuron classification, semantic maps

    Selected Publications

    Parekh R, Ascoli GA (2013) Neuronal morphology goes digital: a research hub for cellular and system neuroscience. Neuron. 77(6):1017-38.

    Ferrante M, Migliore M, Ascoli GA (2013) Functional impact of dendritic branch-point morphology. J Neurosci. 33(5):2156-65.

    Ropireddy D, Bachus SE, Ascoli GA (2012) Non-homogeneous stereological properties of the rat hippocampus from high-resolution 3D serial reconstruction of thin histological sections. Neuroscience. 205:91-111.

  • Carryl Baldwin

    Research Interests: Transportation and Auditory research

    Selected Publications


    Baldwin, C. L. (2012). Auditory Cognition and Human Performance: Research and Applications.Clermont, FL: CRC Press – Taylor & Francis.

    Journal Articles

    Baldwin, C. L., & Lewis, B. A. (2014). Equating Perceived Urgency across Modalities within a Simulated Driving Context.  Applied Ergonomics.

    Buzzell, G., Roberts, D., Baldwin, C. L., & McDonald, C. (in press).  Electrophysiological Indices of Spatial/ Semantic Conflict in the Auditory Modality: Effect of Individual Differences in Navigational Strategy.  International Journal of Psychophysiology.

    Baldwin, C. L., Eisert, J. L., Garcia, A.J., Lewis, B.,  Pratt, S. M., & Gonzalez, C. (2012). Multimodal Urgency Coding:  Auditory, Visual, and Tactile Parameters and Their Impact on Perceived Urgency. Work41, S1, 3586-3591. doi: 10.3233/WOR-2012-0669-3586.

    Baldwin, C. L., & Penaranda, B. N. (2012). Adaptive training using an artificial neural network and EEG metrics for within- and cross-task workload classification, Neuroimage,49(1), 48-56, doi: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2011.07.047. 

    Baldwin, C. L. (2011).  Verbal collision avoidance messages during simulated driving: perceived urgency, alerting effectiveness, and annoyance. Ergonomics, 54(4), 328-337.

    Baldwin, C. L., & Ash, I.  (2011). The role of sensory acuity in working memory capacity in young and old adults. Psychology and Aging25(3), 85-91.

    Baldwin, C. L., & May, J. F. (2011). Loudness interacts with semantics in auditory warnings to impact rear-end collisions, Transportation Research Part F: Traffic Psychology and Behavior, 14(1), 36-42. 

    Baldwin, C. L., & Reagan, I. (2009). Individual differences in route-learning strategy and associated working memory resources. Human Factors51, 368-377.

  • Hideko Hamada Bassett

    Selected Publications

    Denham, S. A., Bassett, H. H., & Wyatt, T. (2015). The socialization of emotional competence. In J. Grusec & P. Hastings (Eds.), The handbook of socialization (2nd edition) (pp. 590-613). New York: Guilford Press.

    Denham, S. A., Bassett, H. H., Way, E., Kalb, S. C., Warren-Khot, H. K., & Zinsser, K.  (2014). “How would you feel? What would you do?” Development and underpinnings of preschoolers’ social information processing. Journal of Research in Childhood Education. 

    Bassett, H. H., Denham, S. A., Mincic, M. M., & Graling, K.  (2012).  The structure of preschoolers' emotion knowledge: Model equivalence and validity using an SEM approach. Early Education and Development, 23, 259-279.

    Bassett, H. H., Denham, S. A. Wyatt, T., & Warren-Khot, H. K. (2012). Refining the Preschool Self-Regulation Assessment (PSRA) for use in preschool classrooms. Infant and Child Development, 21, 596-616.

    Denham, S. A., Bassett, H. H., & Wyatt, T. (2010). Gender differences in the socialization of preschoolers' emotional competence. In A. K. Root & S. A. Denham (eds.), The role of parent and child gender in the socialization of emotional competence. New Directions in Child Development. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

  • Avrama Kim Blackwell

    Research Interests: Molecular Neuroscience Department: Computational and experimental approaches to the biophysical and biochemical mechanisms of long term memory storage, understanding the cellular and molecular events underlying the discrimination of spatio-temporal patterns by neurons

    Selected Publications

    Desynchronization of Fast-Spiking Interneurons Reduces β-Band Oscillations and Imbalance in Firing in the Dopamine-Depleted Striatum. Damodaran S, Cressman JR, Jedrzejewski-Szmek Z, Blackwell KT. J Neurosci. 2015 Jan 21;35(3):1149-59.

    Sensitivity to theta-burst timing permits LTP in dorsal striatal adult brain slice. Hawes SL, Gillani F, Evans RC, Benkert EA, Blackwell KT. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Nov;110(9):2027-36.

    Dynamic modulation of spike timing-dependent calcium influx during corticostriatal upstates. Evans RC, Maniar YM, Blackwell KT. J Neurophysiol. 2013 Oct;110(7):1631-45.

    Signaling pathways involved in striatal synaptic plasticity are sensitive to temporal pattern and exhibit spatial specificity. Kim B, Hawes SL, Gillani F, Wallace LJ, Blackwell KT. PLoS Comput Biol. 2013;9(3):e1002953.

    Modelling the molecular mechanisms of synaptic plasticity using systems biology approaches. Kotaleski and Blackwell. Nat Rev Neurosci. 2010; 11(4):239-51.


  • Deborah A. Boehm-Davis

    Research Interests: How human performance is helped or hindered by the design of tools that help us accomplish everyday tasks.

    Selected Publications


    Boehm-Davis, D. A., Durso, F. & Lee, J. D., (Eds.) (2015). Handbook of human-systems integration. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

    Remington, R. W., Boehm-Davis, D. A. & Folk, C. L. (2012). An introduction to humans in engineered systems. Hoboken, NJ: Wiley.

    Journal Articles/Book Sections

    Durso, F. T., Boehm-Davis, D. A. & Lee, J. D. (2015). A view of human systems integration from the academy. In D. A. Boehm-Davis, F. T. Durso & J. D. Lee, Eds., Handbook of human-systems integration. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

    Boehm-Davis, D. A. & Cooke, N. J. (2015). Case studies. In D. A. Boehm-Davis, F. T. Durso & J. D. Lee, Eds., Handbook of human-systems integration. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association Press.

    Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2015). Using task analysis and computational cognitive models to design and evaluate interfaces. In J. L. Szalma, M. Scerbo, R. Parasuraman, P. A. Hancock, & R. R. Hoffman (Eds.), The Cambridget Handbook of Applied Perception Research, 629-646.

    Blumberg, E. J., Foroughi, C. K., Scheldrup, M. R., Peterson, D. A., & Parasuraman, R. (2015). Reducing the disruptive effects of interruptions with noninvasive brain stimulation. Human Factors, 57, 1-12. DOI: 10.1177/0018720814565189

    Foroughi, C. K., Werner, N. E., Nelson, E. T., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2014). Do interruptions affect quality of work? Human Factors, 56, 1262-1271.

    Parsons, S. E., Carter, E. A., Waterhouse, L. J., Fritzeen, J., Kelleher, D. C., Baker, K. M., Nelson, E., Werner, N. E. Boehm-Davis, D. A., & Burd, R. S. (2014). Improving ATLS performance in simulated pediatric trauma resuscitation using a checklist. Annals of Surgery, 259, 807-813.

    Cades, D. M., Boehm-Davis, D. A., Monk, C. A. & Trafton, J. G. (2011). Mitigating Disruptive Effects of Interruptions through Training:  What Needs to be Practiced? Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, Vol 17(2), 97-109. doi: 10.1037/a0023497 

    Boehm-Davis, D. A. & Remington, R. (2009) Reducing the disruptive effects of interruption: A cognitive framework for analysing the costs and benefits of intervention strategies. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 41,1124–1129.

    Monk, C. A., Trafton, J. G., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2008). The Effect of Interruption Duration and Demand on Resuming Suspended Goals. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 14, 299–313.

    Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2008). Discoveries and Developments in Human-Computer Interaction, Human Factors, 50, 560-564.

    Ratwani, R. M., Trafton, J. G., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2008). Thinking graphically: Connecting vision and cognition during graph comprehension. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 14 (1), 36-49.

    Refereed Conference Publications

    Foroughi, C. K., Werner, N. E., Hatcher, M., Lopen, A, Zafar, T., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2014). Do Interruptions Affect Content Production? In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 58.

    Miller, W., Boehm-Davis, D. A., & Stanard, T. (2014). What Happens When You Can’t Press Pause? The Effect of Interruptions on Detecting Threats in a Simulated Closed-Circuit Television Surveillance Feed. In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 58.

    Foroughi, C. K., Werner, N. E., Nelson, E. T., Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2013). Do Interruptions Affect Quality of Work? In Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. 57, 154-157. 

    Miller, W. D. & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2013). Age-Related Differences in Positional Dispersion of Fixations in a Multitask Environment. Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting, 57, 104-108.

    Werner, N., Nelson, E. Miller, W., & Boehm-Davis, D. A. (2012). Interruptions in the real world: Examining the role of internal versus external interruptions in a hospital pharmacy. Proceedings of the Human Factors & Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting. Santa Monica, CA: The Human Factors & Ergonomics Society.


  • Lauren B Cattaneo

    Research Interests: Intimate partner violence, client-centered services, empowerment, community-based learning, civic engagement

    Selected Publications

    Cattaneo, L.B., Calton, J.M. & Brodsky, A.E. (2014). Status quo versus status quake: Putting the power back in empowerment. Journal of Community Psychology, 42(4), 433-446.

    Cattaneo, L.B., Dunn, J.L. & Chapman, A.R. (2013). The Court Impact Scale: A tool for evaluating IPV victims’ experience in court. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 28, 1088-1108.

    Cattaneo, L.B. & Chapman, A.R. (2010). The process of empowerment: A model for use in research and practice. American Psychologist, 65(7), 646-659.

    Bennett Cattaneo, L. & Goodman, L. (2010). Through the lens of therapeutic jurisprudence: The relationship between empowerment in the court system and wellbeing for intimate partner violence victims. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 25, 481-502.

    Bennett Cattaneo, L. (2010). The role of socioeconomic status in interactions with police among a national sample of women experiencing intimate partner violence. American Journal of Community Psychology, 45, 247-258.

  • Tara Chaplin

    Research Interests: Emotion regulation and the development of psychopathology and substance use in adolescence; Parent-focused interventions; Bio-psycho-social models of emotion

    Selected Publications

    Chaplin, T. M. & Aldao, A. (2013). Gender differences in emotion expression in children: A meta-analytic review. Psychological Bulletin, 139, 735-765.

    Chaplin, T.M., Sinha, R., Simmons, J., Healy, S., Mayes, L.C., Hommer, R. E., & Crowley, M. J. (2012). Parent-adolescent conflict interactions and adolescent alcohol use. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 605-612. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.01.004.

    *Liu, J., *Chaplin, T.M., Wang, F., Sinha, R., Mayes, L.C., & Blumberg, H.P. (2012). Stress reactivity and corticolimbic response to emotional faces in adolescents. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51, 304–312. (* The first two authors contributed equally to the manuscript.)

    Chaplin, T. M., Freiburger, M. B., Mayes, L. C., & Sinha, R. (2010). Prenatal cocaine exposure, gender, and adolescent stress response: A prospective longitudinal study. Neurotoxicology and Teratology, 32, 595-604.

    Chaplin, T. M., Gillham, J. E., Reivich, K., Levy-Elkon, A. G., Samuels, B., Freres, D. R., Winder, B., & Seligman, M. E. P. (2006). Depression prevention for early adolescent girls: A pilot study of all-girls versus co-ed groups. Journal of Early Adolescence, 26, 110-126. 

    Chaplin, T. M. & Cole, P. M. (2005). The role of emotion regulation in the development of psychopathology. In B. L. Hankin, & J. R. Z. Abela (Eds.), Development of psychopathology: A vulnerability-stress perspective (pp. 49-74). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

  • Linda Doss Chrosniak

    Research Interests: learning and memory processes in both humans and animals

    Selected Publications

    Kashani, M., Eliasson, A., Chrosniak, L. D., Vernalis, M. (2010). Taking aim at nurse stress: A call to action. Military Medicine, 175, 96-100.

    Chrosniak, L. D., Smith, L. N., Flinn, J. M., McDonald, C. & Jones, B. F. (2006). Effects of enhanced zinc in drinking water on spatial memory and fear conditioning. Journal of Geochemical Exploration, 88, 91-94.

    Riskind, J. H., Williams, N. L., Gessner, T. G., Chrosniak, L. D., & Cortina, J (2000). A cognitive vulnerability to anxiety and danger: Looming maladaptive style. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 29, 837-852.

  • Timothy W Curby

    Research Interests: Classrooms as a context for student learning and development; Teacher-student interactions; Classroom quality and variability; Social-emotional teaching, Fine motor skills; Quantitative Methods.

    Selected Publications

    Curby, T. W., Brown, C. A.*, Bassett, H. H., & Denham, S. A. (2015). Associations between preschoolers' social-emotional competence and preliteracy skills. Infant and Child Development. doi:10.1002/icd.1899

    Curby, T. W., Downer, J. T., & Booren, L. (2014). Behavioral exchanges between teachers and children over the course of a typical preschool day: Testing bi-directional associations. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 29, 193-204.doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2014.01.002

    Curby, T. W., Brock, L., & Hamre, B. (2013). Teachers’ emotional support consistency predicts children’s achievement gains and social skills. Early Education and Development, 24, 292–309. doi:10.1080/10409289.2012.665760

    Curby, T. W., Rimm-Kaufman, S. E., & Abry, T. (2013). Do emotional support and classroom organization earlier in the year set the stage for higher quality instruction?  Journal of School Psychology, 51, 557-569. doi:10.1016/j.jsp.2013.06.001

    Curby, T. W., Rudasill, K., Edwards, T.*, & Perez-Edgar, K. (2011). The role of classroom quality in ameliorating the academic and social risks associated with difficult temperament.  School Psychology Quarterly. 26(2), 175-188doi:10.1037/a0023042

    Curby, T. W., Grimm, K. J., & Pianta, R. C. (2010). Stability and change in early childhood classroom interactions during the first two hours of a day.  Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 25, 373-384. doi:10.1016/j.ecresq.2010.02.004

    Curby, T. W., Rimm-Kaufman. S. E., & Ponitz, C. C. (2009). Teacher-child interactions and children’s achievement trajectories across kindergarten and first grade. Journal of Educational Psychology, 101(4), 912-925. doi:10.1037/a0016647


  • Reeshad S. Dalal

    Research Interests: Job performance, judgment and decision-making, work situations, personality, job attitudes and job-related mood/emotions, and psychological approaches to the study of cyber security.

  • Susanne A Denham

    Research Interests: Social and emotional development of children

    Selected Publications

    Denham, S. A., Bassett, H. H., Kalb, S. C., Mincic, M., Segal, Y., & Zinsser, K.  (in press).  Observing preschoolers’ social-emotional behavior: Structure, foundations, and prediction of early school success.  Journal of Genetic Psychology.

     Denham, S. A. Bassett, H. H., Mincic, M.M., Kalb, S. C., Way, E., Wyatt, T., & Segal, Y. (in press). Social-emotional learning profiles of preschoolers' early school success: A person-centered approach. Learning and Individual Differences. Special issue on Emotions in the Classroom.

     Denham, S. A., Bassett, H. H., Way, E., Mincic, M., Zinsser, K., & Graling, K.  (in press).  Preschoolers’ emotion knowledge: Self-regulatory foundations, and predictions of early school success. Cognition and Emotion.

     Denham, S. A., & Brown, C. A., & Domitrovich, C. E.  (2010). “Plays nice with others”: Social-emotional learning and academic success.  In special issue, H. Teglasi (Ed.), Overlaps between socio-emotional and academic development, Early Education and Development, 21, 652-680.

    Root, A. K., & Denham, S. A. (2010). The role of parent and child gender in the socialization of emotional competence. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.

    Denham, S. A., Wyatt, T., Bassett, H. H., Echeverria, D., & Knox, S. (2009). Assessing social-emotional development in children from a longitudinal perspective. Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health, 63, 37-52.

    Denham, S. A. (2006). Social-emotional competence as support for school readiness: What is it and how do we assess it? Early Education and Development, Special Issue: Measurement of School Readiness, 17, 57-89.

    Denham, S. A., Blair, K. A., DeMulder, E., Levitas, J., Sawyer, K. S., Auerbach-Major, S. T., & Queenan, P. (2003). Preschoolers’ emotional competence: Pathway to mental health? Child Development, 74, 238-256.

    Denham, S. A., Zoller, D. & Couchoud, E. A. (1994). Socialization of preschoolers' emotion understanding. Developmental Psychology, 30, 928-936.

  • Christianne Esposito-Smythers

    Research Interests: adolescent suicide, adolescent substance abuse, development of cognitive behavioral prevention and intervention programs for adolescent mental health problems

    Selected Publications

    Donaldson, D., Spirito, A., & Esposito-Smythers, C. (2005). Treatment for adolescents following a suicide attempt: Results of a pilot trial. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 44, 113-120.  doi: 10.1097/00004583-200502000-00003

    Esposito-Smythers, C., Spirito, A., Kahler, C. W., Hunt, J., & Monti, P. (2011). Treatment of co-occurring substance abuse and suicidality among adolescents: A randomized trial. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 79, 728–739. doi: 10.1037/a0026074 PMC3226923

    Esposito-Smythers, C., Walsh, A., Spirito, A., Rizzo, C., Goldston, D., & Kaminer, K.  (2012). Working with the suicidal client who also abuses substances. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 19, 245-255.  doi: 10.1016/j.cbpra.2010.11.004 PMC3510478

    Esposito-Smythers, C. Brown, L.K., Wolff, J., Xu, J. Thorton, S., & Tidey, J.  (2014). Integrated cognitive-behavioral and contingency management intervention for HIV infected young adults: Results of an open pilot trial. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 46, 244-250.doi: 10.1016/j.jsat.2013.07.008. PMC23988190

    Esposito-Smythers, C., Weismoore, J., Zimmermann, R.P., & Spirito, A. (2014). Suicidal behaviors among children and adolescents.In M. Nock (Ed.), Oxford Handbook of Suicide and Self-Injury. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, Inc.

  • Jane M Flinn

    Research Interests: The role of metals in learning, including fear conditioning and Alzheimer's disease.

    Selected Publications

    Railey, A.M., Groeber, C.M., Flinn, J.M. (2011) The Effect of Metals on Spatial Memory in a Transgenic Mouse Model of Alzheimer's Disease. J. Alzheimer’s Dis. 24(2) 375-381

    Railey, A.M., Micheli, T.L.,Wanschura, P.B., Flinn, J.M. (2010). Alterations in fear response and spatial memory in pre- and post- natal zinc supplemented rats: remediation by copper. Physiology and Behavior. 100(2):95-100.

    Linkous, D. H.. Adlard P.A., Wanschura P.B., Conko K.M. and Flinn J.M. (2009).The effects of enhanced zinc on spatial memory and plaque formation in transgenic mice. J, Alzheimer’s Disease. 18(3) 541-551.

    Linkous, D.H., Flinn, J.M., Koh, J.Y., Lanzirotti, A., Bertsch, P., Jones, B.F., Fredrickson, C.J. (2008). Evidence that the ZNT-3 protein controls the total amount of elemental zinc in synaptic vesicles. J. Histochem. and Cytochem. 56(1):3-6.

    Graybeal, J.J.,  Bozzelli, P.L.,  Graybeal, L.G.,  McKnight, P.E.,  Cox, D.N.,  Flinn, J.M. Human ApoE ε4 alters circadian rhythm activity, IL-1β and GFAP in CRND8 mice.   In press,  J . Alz Dis. 

    Flinn, J.M.,  Bozzelli, P.L.,  Adlard,  P.A.,  Railey, A.M. Spatial memory deficits in a mouse model of late-onset Alzheimer’s disease are caused by zinc supplementation and correlate with amyloid-beta levels. In press,  Frontiers in Aging.

    Participation In Active Singing Over A 4-Month Period Leads To Cognitive Improvements In A Group Of Patients With Dementia.  Maguire L., Wanschura P.B., Battaglia M.M., Howell .SN., Flinn J.M.  Accepted in J.Am. Gerontol Soc.

    Davidson, D., Chrosniak, L D., Wanschura, P. B Flinn, J.M.  (2014) Indications of Reduced Prefrontal Cortical Function in Chronically Homeless Adults.  Journal of Community and Mental Health. 50:548-552

    Flinn, J.M.,  Kakalec, P., Tappero, R., Jones,  B.J., Lengyel, L. (2014) Correlations in distribution and concentration of calcium, copper and iron with zinc in isolated extracellular deposits associated with age-related macular degeneration.  Cover article,  Metallomics.  6 (7):  1223-1228.



  • Marinka Gadzichowski

    Research Interests: Developmental Psychology. Patterning abilities of children. Animal learning, behavior and cognitive ability

    Selected Publications

    Gadzichowski, K.M., Kidd, J.K. & Pasnak, R. (2013). What’s odd about that? Exploring preschooler’s ability to apply the oddity principle to stimuli differing in color, size, or form. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 10, 739-751.


    Gadzichowski, K.M. (2012). Examining patterning abilities in first grade children: A comparison of dimension, orientation, number of items skipped and position of the missing item. Psychology, 3, 1171-1182.

  • Pamela M. Greenwood

    Research Interests: Genetic modulation of cognitive and brain aging, interventions for cognitive aging (behavioral and non-invasive brain stimulation).

    Selected Publications

    Greenwood, P.M. & Parasuraman, R. (2015) Mechanisms of far transfer from cognitive training: Review and hypothesis. Neuropsychology (in press)

    Greenwood, P.M. , Lin, M.-K., Sundarajan, R., Fryxell, K.J., Parasuraman, R. (2014) Healthy aging increases the cognitive effects of two genes that influence extracellular dopamine. Psychology and Aging, 29(2):363-73. doi: 10.1037/a0036109.

    Strenziok, M., Parasuraman, R., Clarke, E., Cisler, D.S., Thompson J.C., Greenwood P.M. (2014). Neurocognitive enhancement in older adults: Comparison of three cognitive training tasks to test a hypothesis of training transfer in brain connectivity, Neuroimage; DOI: 10.1016/j.neuroimage.2013.07.069.

    Greenwood, P.M. & Parasuraman, R. (2012) Nurturing the Older Brain and Mind. MIT Press.

    Greenwood, P. M., Parasuraman, R., & Espeseth, T. (2012). A cognitive phenotype for the nicotinic receptor gene CHRNA4 rs1044396. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 36, 1331-1341.

    Greenwood, P. M., Lin, M. K., Sundararajan, R., Fryxell, K. J., & Parasuraman, R. (2009). Synergistic effects of genetic variation in nicotinic and muscarinic receptors on visual attention but not working memory. Proceeding of the Natlonal Academy of Sciences, USA, 106(9), 3633-3638.

    Greenwood, P.M. (2007). Functional plasticity in cognitive aging: Review and hypothesis. Neuropsychology, 21, 657-673. (Published with open peer commentary).

  • Seth Kaplan

    Research Interests: Employee well-being; Emotions at work; Job attitudes; personality; Individual and team performance in crises and extreme environments; flexible work arrangements; telework; metaperceptions; measurement and statistical issues

    Selected Publications

    Hu, X. & Kaplan, S. Is “feeling good” good enough? Differentiating discrete positive emotions at work. Paper in press at Journal of Organizational Behavior.

    Kaplan, S. Bradley-Geist, J., Ahmad, A., Anderson, A., Hargrove, A., & Lindsay, A. (2014). A test of two positive psychology interventions to increase employee well-being. Journal of Business and Psychology, 29, 367-380.

    Su, L., Waller, M.J., Kaplan, S., Watson, A., Jones, M., & Wessel, D.L. (2015). Cardiac resuscitation events: One eyewitness is not enough. Pediatric Critical Care Medicine. Presently published online ahead of appearing in an issue of the journal.


  • Todd B. Kashdan

    Research Interests: Anxiety, positive emotions, purpose in life, how personal strengths operate in everyday life, social relationships, and how to foster and sustain happiness and meaning in life.

    Selected Publications

    Kashdan, T.B., Barrett, L.F., & McKnight, P.E. (in press). Emotion differentiation: Transforming unpleasant experience by perceiving distinctions in negativity. Current Directions in Psychological Science 

    Kashdan, T.B., & Rottenberg, J. (2010). Psychological flexibility as a fundamental aspect of health. Clinical Psychology Review

    Kashdan, T.B., & McKnight, P.E. (2010). The darker side of social anxiety: When aggressive impulsivity prevails over shy inhibition. Current Directions in Psychological Science, 19, 47-50.


  • Sandra Llera

    Research Interests: The emotional sequelae of chronic worry in generalized anxiety disorder (GAD)

    Selected Publications

    Llera, S. J., & Newman, M. G. (2010). Worry and emotional avoidance in generalized anxiety disorder: Effects on physiological and subjective reactivity. Emotion, 10(5), 640-650. 

    Newman, M. G. & Llera, S. J. (2011). A new theory of experiential avoidance in generalized anxiety disorder: A review and synthesis of research supporting an avoidance of a negative emotional contrast. Clinical Psychology Review, 31, 371-382.

  • James E Maddux

    Research Interests: My major scholarly interest is the interface of social, clinical, and health psychology, which is concerned with the ways that theory and research from social psychology can help us understand psychological adjustment, psychological disorders, and health-related behavior. I am retired from my fulltime teaching position at George Mason University and therefore will no longer be accepting new doctoral students.

    Selected Publications

    Maddux, J. E. (2008). Positive psychology and the illness ideology: Toward a positive clinical psychology. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 57, 54-70.

    Maddux, J.E., & Tangney, J. P. (Eds). (2010). Social psychological foundations of clinical psychology. New York: Guilford.

    Maddux, J. E., & Volkmann, J. R. (2010). Self-efficacy and self-regulation. In R. Hoyle (Ed.), Handbook of personality and self-regulation. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

    Maddux, J. E., & Gosselin, J. T. (2011). Self-efficacy. In D. S. Dunn (Ed.), Oxford bibliographies online: Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

    Maddux, J.E., & Gosselin, J.T.(2012). Self-efficacy. In M. R. Leary & J. P. Tangney (Eds.), Handbook of self and identity (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford.

    Maddux, J.E., & Winstead, B.A. (Eds.) (2012). Psychopathology: Foundations for a contemporary understanding (3rd edition.). New York: Taylor & Francis.

    Maddux, J.E., Feldman, D. B., & Snyder, C.R. (in press). Promoting mental health and psychological well-being. In T. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds), Encyclopedia of primary prevention and health promotion(2nd ed.). New York: Kluwer/Plenum.

    Maddux, J.E., & Dawson, K. (in press). Promoting physical fitness in adulthood: A focus on exercise. In T. Gullotta & M. Bloom (Eds), Encyclopedia of primary prevention and health promotion (2nd ed.). New York: Kluwer/Plenum.

    Maddux J. E. (2014). Mental health and self-esteem. In W. C. Cockerham, R. Dingwall, & S. Quah (Eds.). Wiley-Blackwell Encyclopedia of Health, Illness, Behavior and Society. New York: Wiley-Blackwell.

    Maddux, J. E., & Dawson, K. (2014).  Psychological models of exercise behavior:  How to reduce the information-intention-behavior gap.  In R. Gomes, R. Resende, & A. Albuquerque (Eds.), Positive human functioning from a multdimensional perspective. New York: Nova Science Publishers. 

  • Craig McDonald

    Research Interests: Neural bases of feature-based attention, attentional orienting to novelty, and performance monitoring.

    Selected Publications

    Roberts DM, Fedota JR, Buzzell GA, Parasuraman R & McDonald CG (2014) Prestimulus oscillations in the alpha band of the EEG are modulated by the difficulty of feature discrimination and predict activation of a sensory discrimination process. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience 26(8): 1615-1628.

    Buzzell GA, Roberts DM, Baldwin CL & McDonald CG (2013) An electrophysiological correlate of conflict processing in an auditory spatial Stroop task: The effect of individual differences in navigational style. International Journal of Psychophysiology 90: 265-271.

    Fedota JR, McDonald CG, Roberts DM & Parasuraman R (2012) Contextual task difficulty modulates stimulus discrimination: Electrophysiological evidence for interaction between sensory and executive processes. Psychophysiology 49: 1384-1993.

  • Patrick E McKnight

    Research Interests: Research methods and data analysis with a particular interest in measurement.

    Selected Publications

    Please see my Google Scholar page.

  • Robyn Mehlenbeck

    Research Interests: adolescent, medical, eating, diabetes

    Selected Publications

    Owens, J., Mehlenbeck, R., Lee, J., & King, M. (2008). Behavioral outcomes in children with sleep disordered breathing: Impact of weight, sleep duration and co-morbid sleep disorders. Archives of Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, 162(4), 313-321.

    Jelalian, E., Hart, C., Mehlenbeck, R., Lloyd-Richardson, E., Kaplan, J., Flynn-O’Brien, K., & Wing, R. R. (2008). Predictors of attrition and weight loss in an adolescent weight control program. Obesity, 16(6), 1318-1323.

    Mehlenbeck, R.S., Jelalian, E.J., Lloyd-Richardson, E.E., and Hart, C. (2009). Effects of Behavioral Weight Control Intervention on Binge Eating Symptoms Among Overweight Adolescents. Psychology in the Schools, 46(8), 776-786.

    Hart, C., Jelalian, E., Raynor, H., Mehlenbeck, R.S., Lloyd-Richardson, E.E., Kaplan, J., Flynn-O’Brien, K., & Wing, R.R. (in press). Early Patterns of Food Intake as Predictors of BMI Change in an Adolescent Weight Loss Trial. Eating Behaviors.

    Jelalian, E., Lloyd-Richardson, E.E., Mehlenbeck, R.S., Hart, C., Flynn-O’Brien, K., Kaplan, J., Neill, M. & Wing, R. (in press). Randomized Controlled Trial Comparing Behavioral Weight Control Treatment Combined with Supervised Exercise or Peer Enhanced Activity Intervention for Overweight Adolescents. The Journal of Pediatrics.

  • James L Olds

    Research Interests: Role of signal transduction in memory storage

    Selected Publications

    Olds J.L., Anderson M.D., McPhie, D.L., Staten L.D. and Alkon D.L. Imaging of Memory-Specific Changes in the Distribution of Protein Kinase C in the Hippocampus
    Science. 245:866-869 (1989)

    Devan, B. D., Petri, H. L., Mishkin, M., Stouffer, E. M., Bowker, J. M., Yin, P. B., Buffalari, D. M., & Olds, J. L. (2002). A room with a view and a polarizing cue: Individual differences in the stimulus control of place navigation and passive latent learning in the water maze. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory 78 (1):79-99 JUL 2002.

    Devan, B.D., Stouffer, E.M., Petri H.L., Mcdonald, R.J. and Olds J.L. (2003) Partial Reinforcement Across Trials Impairs Escape Performance but Spares Place Learning in the Water Maze. Behavioral Brain Research 141:91-104.

  • Martin Paczynski

    Research Interests: Effects of acute, low-grade stress on attention, working memory, and decision making. Improving resilience to stress through mindfulness training and neuro-stimulation.

    Selected Publications

    Paczynski, M., Burton, A.M., Jha, A.P. (2015). Exposure to Aversive Stimuli Impairs Visual Selective Attention. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 27, 1172-1179

    Paczynski, M., Jackendoff, R., Kuperberg, G.R. (2014). When Events Change Their Nature: The Neurocognitive Mechanisms Underlying Aspectual Coercion. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience. 26, 1905-1917

    Cohn, N., Paczynski, M. (2013). Prediction, events, and the advantage of Agents: The processing of semantic roles in visual narrative. Cognitive Psychology. 67, 73-97

    Brunyé, T.T., Gagnon, S.A., Paczynski, M., Mahoney, C.R., Taylor, H.A. (2013) Happiness by Association: Breadth of Free Association Influences Affective States. Cognition. 127, 93–98

    Paczynski, M., Kuperberg, G.R. (2012) Multiple Influences of Semantic Memory on Sentence Processing: Distinct Effects of Semantic Relatedness on Violations of Real-World Event/State Knowledge and Animacy Selection Restrictions. Journal of Memory and Langauge. 67, 426–448

  • Matthew S. Peterson

    Research Interests: Visual attention, eye movements, working memory, attentional control, aging, brain plasticity, and cognitive training

    Selected Publications

    Bansal, S., Bray, L.J., Peterson, M.S., Joiner, W.M. (2015, in press) The Effect of Saccade Metrics on the Corollary Discharge Contribution to Perceived Eye Location. Journal of Neurophysiology

    Blumberg, E.J., Peterson, M.S., & Parasuraman, R. (2015, in press) Enhancing Multiple Object Tracking Performance with Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation; A Causal Role for the Anterior Intraparietal Sulcus. Frontiers in Systems Neuroscience

    Blumberg, E. J., Foroughi, C. K, Scheldrup, M. R., Peterson, M. S., Boehm-Davis, D. A., & Parasuraman, R (2015, in press) Reducing the Disruptive Effects of Interruptions with Noninvasive Brain Stimulation. Human Factors

    Azarian, S.B., Esser, E., & Peterson, M.S.  (2015). Watch out! Directional threat-related postures cue attention and the eyes. Cognition and Emotion

    Wong, J.H., & Peterson, M.S (2012). What we remember affects how we see: Spatial working memory steers saccade programming. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 73(6), 1768-1779.

    Wong, J.H., & Peterson, M.S (2011). The interaction between memorized objects and abrupt onsets in oculomotor capture. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics73(6), 1768-1779.

  • Mittie T Quinn

    Selected Publications

    Quinn, M. (2010).  Assessing and intervening with children with speech and language disorders. In D. C. Miller (Ed.), School neuropsychology: Guidelines for effective practice, assessment, and evidence-based intervention (pp. 551-579). Hoboken, N.J. : John Wiley & Sons.

    Quinn, M. (2007, February). Culturally Competent Interventions.  Workshop Presentation, Illinois Association of School Psychologists Annual Convention, Springfield, IL.


    Quinn, M. (2004, April). Assessing Cultural Influences: School Psychologists’ Perspectives.  Symposium Presentation, NASP Annual Convention, Dallas, TX.


    Quinn, M. ” Developing Cultural Hypotheses in Special Education: Puzzlement or Pathology?” Mini-Skills Workshop presented at NASP Convention, Chicago, IL: February 27, 2002.


    Quinn, M. “Qualitative Research and School Psychology: Odd Couple or Perfect Match.” Paper presented at AERA Convention, New Orleans: April 2, 2002.


    Quinn, M. T. (2000). School Psychologists’ Assessment and Views of Culture in the Special Education Process. (Doctoral Dissertation, George Mason University, 2000). Dissertation Abstracts International, 61, no. 04A., p. 1295.


    Seligman, L. & Quinn, M. (1998) Selecting Effective Treatments for Childhood Mental Disorders. In Seligman, L. Selecting Effective Treatments-Revised (1998). San Francisco, CA: Jossey-Bass Inc.

  • Keith D Renshaw

    Research Interests: Anxiety, stress/trauma reactions, and interpersonal relationships, with a particular focus on romantic relationships in which one partner has experienced a traumatic event.

    Selected Publications

    * denotes student under my supervision


    Renshaw, K. D., Allen, E. S., *Carter, S., Markman, H. J., & Stanley, S. M. (2014). Partners’ attributions for service members’ symptoms of combat-related posttraumatic stress disorder. Behavior Therapy, 45, 187-198. doi: 10.1016/j.beth.2013.10.005

    Renshaw, K. D., *Campbell, S. C., Meis, L. A., & Erbes, C. R. (2014). Gender differences in the associations of PTSD symptom clusters with relationship distress in U.S. Vietnam veterans and their partners. Journal of Traumatic Stress, 27, 283-290. doi: 10.1002/jts.21916

    *Campbell, S. B., & Renshaw, K. D. (2013). Disclosure as a mediator of associations between PTSD symptoms and relationship distress. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 27, 494-502. doi: 10.1016/j.janxdis.2013.06.007

    *Weingarden, H. M., & Renshaw, K. D. (in press). Shame in the obsessive compulsive related disorders: A conceptual review. Journal of Affective Disorders. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2014.09.010

  • John H Riskind

    Research Interests: Cognitive-behavioral research, treatment, and theory of anxiety, mood, and related disorders.

    Selected Publications

    Riskind, J. H., Black, D., & Shahar, G. (2010). Cognitive vulnerability to anxiety in the stress generation process: Interaction between the looming cognitive style and anxiety sensitivity. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 24, 124-128

    Riskind, J. H., Tzur, D., Williams, N., Mann, B., & Shahar, G. (2007). Short-term predictive effects of the looming cognitive style on anxiety disorder. Behaviour Research and Therapy, 45, 1765-1777.

    Riskind, J. H., & Alloy, L. B. (2006). Cognitive Vulnerability to Psychological Disorders: Theory, Design, and Methods. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 25. 705-725

    His papers have appeared in Behavior Research and Therapy, the Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Cognitive Therapy and Research, Archives of General Psychiatry, Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, Social Cognition, Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, Journal of Abnormal Psychology, Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease, and others.

  • Ellen Rowe

    Research Interests: Areas of assessment and measurement with children.

    Selected Publications

    Rowe, E. W., Kingsley, J. M., & Thompson, D. F. (2010). Predictive ability of the General Ability Index (GAI) versus the Full Scale IQ among gifted referrals. School Psychology Quarterly.

    Rowe, E. W., Kim, S., Baker, J. A., Kamphaus, R. W., & Horne, A. M. (2010). Student personal perception of classroom climate: Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses. Educational and Psychological Measurement.

    Rowe, E. W., Perna, A. M., & Kamphaus, R. W. (2008). Behavioral measures of personality in children. In G. J. Boyle, G. Matthews, & D. H. Saklofske (Eds.), Handbook of personality theory and testing: Vol. 2. Personality measurement and assessment. London: Sage.

  • Tyler H. Shaw

    Research Interests: Vigilance or sustained attention, and automation and team performance.

    Selected Publications

    Shaw, T.H., Matthews, G., Warm, J.S., Finomore, V.S., Silverman, L., & Costa, P.T. (2010). Individual Differences in Vigilance: Personality, Ability and States of Stress. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 297-308.

    Parasuraman, R., de Visser, E., Clarke, E., McGarry, W.R., Hussey, E., Shaw, T.H., & Thompson, J.C. (2009). Detecting Threat-Related Intentional Actions of Others: Effects of Image Quality, Response Mode, and Target Cueing on Vigilance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied, 15, 275-290.

    Shaw, T. H., Warm, J. S., Finomore, V. S., Tripp, L., Matthews, G., Weiler, E., & Parasuraman, R. (2009). Effects of sensory modality on cerebral blood flow velocity during vigilance. Neuroscience Letters, 461, 207-211.

  • Eric B Shiraev

    Selected Publications

    Counting Every Vote: The Most Contentious Elections in American History. (With Robert Dudley). Dullles, VA: Potomac Books

    Cross-Cultural Psychology: Critical thinking and Contemporary Applications (With David Levy). Boston: Allyn & Bacon/Pearson   5th edition. Separate editions in India, Indonesia, and China

    The Soviet Union: Internal and External Perspectives on Soviet Society (with V. Shlapentokh and E. Carroll) New York: Palgrave

    Russian Government and Politics (London/NY: Macmillan). See the table of contents, a sample chapter, and other materials on the book's website.

    Counting Every Vote: The Most Contentious Elections in American History. (With Robert Dudley). Potomac Books

    The Soviet Union: Internal and External Perspectives on Soviet Society (with V. Shlapentokh and E. Carroll) New York: Palgrave

  • Jerome Short

    Research Interests: developing and evaluating mental health promotion programs for college students and older adults; social support; substance abuse prevention; and mental health policy

    Selected Publications

    *Denotes student under my supervision.

    *Disabato, D. J., Goodman, F. R., Kashdan, T. B., Short, J .L., & Jarden, A. (in press). Different types of well-being? A cross-cultural examination of hedonic and eudaimonic well-being. Psychological Assessment.

    *Machell, K.A., Kashdan, T.B., Short, J.L., & Nezlek, J.B. (2015). Relationships between meaning in life, social and achievement events, and positive and negative affect in daily life. Journal of Personality, 83(3), 287-298..

    *Wagner, D.C., & Short, J.L. (2014). Longitudinal predictors of self-rated health and mortality in older adults. Preventing Chronic Disease, 11:130241, 1-8.

    *Erb, S.E., Renshaw, K.D., Short, J.L., & Pollard, J.W. (2014). The importance of college roommate relationships: A review and systemic conceptualization. Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, 51(1), 43-55.

    Short, J.L. (2012). Psychological fitness for older adults: A pilot intervention. Seniors Housing & Care Journal, 20(1), 71-84.

    *Han, S.C., & Short, J.L. (2009). Alcohol expectancies as a mediator of the relation between impulsivity and alcohol consumption in Asian Americans. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 8(2), 178-200.

  • Maren Strenziok

    Research Interests: Neuroanatomical changes associated with video game training in older adults

    Selected Publications

    Pardini M, Krueger F, Hodgkinson C, Raymont V, Ferrier C, Goldman D, Strenziok M, Guida S, Grafman J (2011). Prefrontal cortex lesions and MAO-A modulate aggression in penetrating traumatic brain injury, Neurology; 76:1038-45.

    Strenziok M, Pulaski SJ, Krueger F, Zamboni G, Clawson D, Grafman J (2011). Regional Brain Atrophy and Impaired Decision Making on the Balloon Analogue Risk Task in Behavioral Variant Frontotemporal Dementia, Cognitive and Behavioral Neurology; 24:59-67.

    Strenziok M, Krueger F, Deshpande G, Lenroot RK, van der Meer E, Grafman J. Fronto-Parietal Regulation of Media Violence Exposure in Adolescents: A Multi-Method Study, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience; online advance access (October 7, 2010:

    Strenziok M, Krueger F, Zamboni G, Pulaski SJ, Openshaw AE, van der Meer E, Grafman J. Lower Lateral Orbitofrontal Cortex Density Associated with More Frequent Exposure to Television and Movie Violence in Male Adolescents, Journal of Adolescent Health; 46: 607-9.

    Strenziok M, Krueger F, Heinecke A, Lenroot RK, Knutson KM, van der Meer E, Grafman J (2009). Developmental Effects of Aggressive Behavior in Male Adolescents Assessed with Structural and Functional Brain Imaging, Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience; online advance access (September 21, 2009:

    Krueger F, McCabe K, Moll J, Kriegeskorte N, Zahn R, Strenziok M, Heinecke A, and Grafman J (2007). Neural correlates of trust, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences; 104: 20084.

    Lewis DO, Yeager CA, Blake P, Bard B, and Strenziok M (2004). Ethics questions raised by the neuropsychiatric, neuropsychological, educational, developmental, and family characteristics of 18 juveniles awaiting execution in Texas, Journal of the American Academy of Psychiatry and the Law; 32: 408-29.

  • Jeffrey B Stuewig

    Research Interests: Developmental psychopathology, the moral emotions of shame and guilt, family violence, evaluation, and more generally centering around the topic of risk and antisocial behavior.

    Selected Publications

    Stuewig, J., Tangney, J., Kendall, S., Folk, J., Meyer, C. R., & Dearing, R. (in press). Children’s proneness to shame and guilt predict risky and illegal behaviors in young adulthood. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.

    Tangney, J. P., Stuewig, J., & Martinez, A. G.  (2014). Two faces of shame: The roles of shame and guilt in predicting recidivism. Psychological Science,25(3), 799-805.

    Stuewig, J., Tangney, J. P., Heigel, C., Harty, L. & McCloskey, L. A. (2010). Shaming, Blaming, and Maiming: Functional links among the moral emotions, externalization of blame, and aggression. Journal of Research in Personality, 44(1), 91-102.

    Tangney, J. P., Mashek, D., & Stuewig, J. (2007). Adventures at the social-clinical-community-criminology interface: The GMU Inmate Study. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26(1), 1-21.

    Stuewig, J., & McCloskey, L. (2005). The impact of maltreatment on adolescent shame and guilt: Psychological routes to depression and delinquency. Child Maltreatment, 10, 324-336.

  • June P Tangney

    Research Interests: * Moral emotions (e.g., shame, guilt, empathy) * Values and virtues (e.g., humility, forgiveness, self-compassion) * Self control generally, and emotion regulation specifically * Borderline Personality Disorder * Brief interventions for jail inmates * Motivational Interviewing * Mindfulness-based Interventions * Values Affirmations * Restorative Justice-themed Interventions * Reducing Substance Misuse * Reducing HIV risk behavior

    Selected Publications

    *Graduate Student Co-Author **Undergraduate Student Co-Author


    Martinez, A. G., Stuewig, J., & Tangney, J. P. (2014). Can Perspective-Taking Reduce Crime? Examining a Pathway Through Empathic-Concern and Guilt-Proneness. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.


    Stuewig, J., Tangney, J. P., *Kendall, S., *Folk, J., *Meyer, C. R., & Dearing, R. L. 2014). Children’s proneness to shame and guilt predict risky and illegal behaviors in young adulthood. Child Psychiatry and Human Development.


    *Adams, L. M., Stuewig, J., Tangney, J. P., & Kashdan, T. B. (2014). Perceived susceptibility to HIV predicts subsequent HIV risk: A longitudinal evaluation of jail inmates. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 37, 511-523. doi: 10.1007/s10865-013-9507-8.


    *Malouf, E. T., *Schaefer, K., Witt, E. A., *Moore, K., Stuewig, J., & Tangney, J. P. (2014). The Brief Self Control Scale predicts jail inmates’ criminal recidivism, substance dependence, and post-release adjustment. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 334-347. doi:10.1177/0146167213511666.


    Tangney, J. P., Stuewig, J., & Martinez, A. G. (2014). Two faces of shame: Understanding shame and guilt in the prediction of jail inmates’ recidivism. Psychological Science, 25, 799-805. doi: 10.1177/0956797613508790.


    *Adams, L. M., *Kendall, S. J., *Smith, A. C., **Quigley, E. M., Stuewig, J., & Tangney, J. P. (2013). HIV risk behaviors of male and female jail inmates prior to incarceration and one year post-release. AIDS and Behavior, 17, 2685-2694. doi: 10.1007/s10461-011-9990-2.


    *Malouf, E. T., *Youman, K., *Harty, L., *Schaefer, K., & Tangney, J. P. (2013). Accepting guilt and abandoning shame: A positive approach to addressing moral emotions among high-risk, multi-need individuals. In T. B. Kashdan & J. Ciarrochi (Eds.), Mindfulness, acceptance, and positive psychology: The seven foundations of well-being (pp. 215-239). New Harbinger Publications: Oakland, CA.


    *Meyer, C. R., Tangney, J. P., Stuewig, J., & *Moore, K. (2013). Why do some jail inmates not engage in treatment and services? International Journal of Offender Therapy and Comparative Criminology. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/0306624X13489828


    *Moore, K., Stuewig, J., & Tangney, J. P. (2013). Jail inmates’ perceived and expected stigma: Implications for post-release functioning. Self & Identity, 12, 527-547. doi: 10.1080/15298868.2012.702425.


    Tangney, J.P., Stuewig, J., *Malouf, E.T., & *Youman, K. (2013). Communicative functions of shame and guilt. In K. Sterelny, R. Joyce, B. Calcott, & B. Fraser, (Eds.), Cooperation and its Evolution (pp. 485-502). New York: MIT Press.


    *Furukawa, E., Tangney, J. P., & Higashibara, F. (2012). Cross-cultural continuities and discontinuities in shame, guilt, and pride: A study of children residing in Japan, Korea and the USA. Self and Identity, 11, 90-113. doi: 10.1080/15298868.2010.512748.


    Leary, M., & Tangney, J. P. (Eds.) (2012). Handbook of self and identity, second edition. New York: Guilford Press. Volume includes:


    Leary, M. & Tangney, J.P. (2012). The self as an organizing construct in the behavioral and social sciences. In M. Leary, & J. P. Tangney (Eds.) Handbook of self and identity, second edition (pp. 1-18). New York: Guilford Press.


    Tangney, J.P. & Tracy, J. (2012). Self-conscious emotions. In M. Leary, & J. P. Tangney (Eds.) Handbook of self and identity, second edition (pp. 446-478). New York: Guilford Press.


    *Malouf, E. T., Stuewig, J., & Tangney, J. P. (2012). Self-control and jail inmates' substance misuse post-release: Mediation by friends’ substance use and moderation by age. Addictive Behaviors, 37, 1198-1204. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2012.05.013.


    Tangney, J. P., *Malouf, E. T., Stuewig, J., & Mashek, D. (2012). Emotions and morality: You don’t have to feel really bad to be good. In M. W. Eysenck, M. Fajkowska, & T. Maruszewski (Eds.), Warsaw Lectures on Personality and Social Psychology. Personality, Cognition and Emotion (Vol. 2) (pp. 141-154). New York: Eliot Werner Publications.


    Tangney, J. P., Stuewig, J., *Furukawa, E., **Kopelovich, S., *Meyer, P., & Cosby, B. (2012). Reliability, validity, and predictive utility of the 25-item Criminogenic Cognitions Scale (CCS). Criminal Justice and Behavior, 39, 1340-1360. doi: 10.1177/0093854812451092.


    Dearing, R. L., & Tangney, J. P. (Eds.) (2011). Shame in the Therapy Hour. Washington DC: American Psychological Association. Volume includes:


    Dearing, R. L., & Tangney, J. P. (2011). Shame: An inevitable challenge in the therapy hour. In R. L. Dearing & J. P. Tangney, (Eds.) Shame in the Therapy Hour (pp. 3-19). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.


    Tangney, J. P., & Dearing, R. L. (2011). Working with shame in the therapy hour: Summary and integration. In R. L. Dearing & J. P. Tangney, (Eds.) Shame in the Therapy Hour (pp. 375-404). Washington DC: American Psychological Association.


    Hastings, M. E., *Krishnan, S., Tangney, J. P., & Stuewig, J. (2011). Predictive and incremental validity of Violence Risk Appraisal Guide scores with male and female jail inmates. Psychological Assessment, 23, 174-183. doi: 10.1037/a0021290.


    Tangney, J. P., Stuewig, J., & **Hafez, L. (2011). Shame, guilt and remorse: Implications for offender populations. Journal of Forensic Psychiatry & Psychology, 22, 706-723. doi: 10.1080/14789949.2011.617541.




    Tangney, J. P., Stuewig, J., Mashek, D., & Hastings, M. (2011). Assessing jail inmates’ proneness to shame and guilt: Feeling bad about the behavior or the self? Criminal Justice and Behavior, 38, 710-734. doi: 10.1177/0093854811405762.


    *Conn, C., *Warden, R., Stuewig, J., **Kim, E. H., **Harty, L., Hastings, M., & Tangney, J. P. (2010). Borderline Personality Disorder among jail inmates: How common, and how distinct? Corrections Compendium, 4, 6-13.


    **Harty, L., * Forkner, R. D., *Thompson, A., Stuewig, J., & Tangney, J. P. (2010). Are inmates’ subjective sleep problems associated with borderline personality, psychopathy, and antisocial personality independent of depression and substance dependence? Journal of Forensic Psychiatry and Psychology, 21, 23-38. doi: 10.1080/14789940903194095.


    *Heigel, C. P., Stuewig, J., & Tangney, J. P. (2010). Self-reported physical health of inmates: Impact of incarceration and relation to optimism. Journal of Correctional Health Care, 16, 106-116. doi: 10.1177/1078345809356523.


    Maddux, J. E. & Tangney, J. P. (Eds.) (2010.) Social Psychological Foundations of Clinical Psychology. New York: Guilford Press. Volume includes:


    Tangney, J. P. (2010). Social Psychological Foundations of Clinical Psychology: Initial Trends, Current Status and Future Directions. In J. E. Maddux & J. P. Tangney (Eds.), Social Psychological Foundations of Clinical Psychology (pp. 517-524). New York: Guilford Press.


    Tangney, J. P., & Salovey, P. (2010). Emotions of the Imperiled Ego: Shame, Guilt, Jealousy, and Envy. In J. E. Maddux & J. P. Tangney (Eds.), Social Psychological Foundations of Clinical Psychology (pp. 245-271). New York: Guilford Press.


    Stuewig, J., Tangney, J. P., *Heigel, C., **Harty, L. & McCloskey, L. A. (2010). Shaming, blaming, and maiming: Functional links among the moral emotions, externalization of blame, and aggression. Journal of Research in Personality, 44, 91-102. doi: 10.1016/j.jrp.2009.12.005.


    *Youman, K., *Drapalski, A., Stuewig, J., *Bagley, K., & Tangney, J. P. (2010). Race differences in psychopathology and disparities in treatment seeking: Community and jail-based treatment seeking patterns. Psychological Services, 7, 11-26. doi: 10.1037/a0017864.


    *Drapalski, A., *Youman, K., Stuewig, J., & Tangney, J. P. (2009). Gender differences in jail inmates’ symptoms of mental illness, treatment history and treatment seeking. Criminal Behaviour and Mental Health, 19, 193-206. doi: 10.1002/cbm.733.


    Tangney, J. P., & *Heigel, C. (2009). Shame and Guilt. In H. Reis & S. Sprecher (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Human Relationships. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.



    Tangney, J. P., *Youman, K., & Stuewig, J. (2009). Proneness to shame and proneness to guilt. In M. R. Leary & R. H. Hoyle (Eds.), Handbook of individual differences in social behavior (pp. 192-209). New York: Guilford Press.


    Stuewig, J., Tangney, J. P., Mashek, D., *Forkner, P., & Dearing, R. L. (2009). The moral emotions, alcohol dependence, and HIV risk behavior in an incarcerated sample. Substance Use and Misuse, 44, 449-471. doi: 10.1080/10826080802421274.


    Tangney, J. P. (2009). Humility. In S. J. Lopez (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Positive Psychology (pp. 496-502). Malden MA: Blackwell.


    Tangney, J. P. (2009). Humility. In S. J. Lopez & C. R. Snyder (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Positive Psychology, 2nd Edition (pp. 483-490). New York: Oxford University Press.


    Tangney, J. P. (2009). Guilt and depression. In R. E. Ingram (Ed.), International Encyclopedia of Depression (pp. 300-302). New York: Springer.


    Feshbach, S., & Tangney, J. P. (2008). Television viewing and aggression: Some alternative perspectives. Perspectives on Psychological Science, 3, 387-389. doi: 10.1111/j.1745-6924.2008.00086.x.


    *Hastings, M., Tangney, J. P., & Stuewig, J. (2008). Psychopathy and identification of facial expressions of emotion. Personality and Individual Differences, 44, 1474-1483. doi: 10.1016/j.paid.2008.01.004.


    Tangney, J. P., Miller, R. S., **Flicker, L., & *Barlow, D. H. (2008). Are shame, guilt and embarrassment distinct emotions? Reprinted in T. Manstead (Ed.), Psychology of Emotions. London: Sage.


    Mashek, D., **Cannaday, L. W., & Tangney, J. P. (2007). Inclusion of Community in Self Scale: A single-item pictorial measure of community connectedness. Journal of Community Psychology, 35, 257-275. doi: 10.1002/jcop.20146.


    Tracy, J. L., Robins, R. W, & Tangney, J. P. (Eds.) (2007). The self-conscious emotions: Theory and research. New York: Guilford Press. Volume includes:


    Stuewig, J., & Tangney, J.P. (2007). Shame and guilt in antisocial and risky behaviors. In J. L. Tracy, R. W. Robins, & J. P. Tangney (Eds.), The self-conscious emotions: Theory and research (pp. 371-388). New York: Guilford Press.


    Tangney, J. P., Stuewig, J., & Mashek, D. J. (2007). What’s moral about the self-conscious emotions? In J. L. Tracy, R. W. Robins, & J. P. Tangney (Eds.), The self-conscious emotions: Theory and research (pp. 21-37). New York: Guilford Press.


    Tangney, J. P. (2007). Guilt. In K. D. Vohs & R. F. Baumeister (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (pp. 402-405). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


    Tangney, J. P. (2007). Shame. In K.D. Vohs & R.F. Baumeister (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology (pp. 870-872). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.


    Tangney, J. P., Mashek, D., & Stuewig, J. (2007). Working at the social-clinical-community-criminology interface: The George Mason University Inmate Study. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 26, 1-21. doi: 10.1521/jscp.2007.26.1.1.


    Tangney, J. P., Stuewig, J., & Mashek, D. J. (2007). Moral emotions and moral behavior. Annual Review of Psychology, 58, 345-372. doi: 10.1146/annurev.psych.56.091103.070145.

  • James C Thompson

    Research Interests: Examining how we recognize human movement and make sense of other peoples' actions and how this can be applied in specialized settings such as surveillance and in conditions in which human movement recognition may be impaired.

    Selected Publications

    Wheaton KJ, Thompson JC, Syngeniotis A, Abbott DF, Puce A. (2004) Viewing the motion of human body parts activates different regions of premotor, temporal, and parietal cortex. Neuroimage 22:277-88.

    Thompson JC, Clarke M, Stewart T, Puce A. (2005) Configural processing of biological motion in human superior temporal sulcus. J Neurosci. 25:9059-66.

  • Patricia B Wanschura

    Research Interests: human development and statistics, with a particular interest in children's thinking and memory strategies

    Selected Publications

    Linkous, David H., Adlard, Paul A., Wanschura, Patricia B., Conko, Kathryn M., and Flinn, Jane M. (2009). The effects of enhanced zinc on spatial memory and plaque formation in transgenic mice. Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 18, 564-579.

    Railey, A., Micheli, T., Wanschura, P.,& Flinn, J. (2010). Alterations in fear response and spatial memory in pre-and post-natal zinc supplemented rats: Remediation by copper. Physiology and Behavior, 100, 95-100.

  • Eva Wiese

    Research Interests: Social Robotics and Embodied cognition in HCI

    Selected Publications


    Wiese, E., & Wiese, L. (2012). Design Problem-Solving with External Representations. In: J.Adenauer & J. Petruschat (Eds.) Prototype! physical, virtual, hybrid, smart (Form+ Zweck Verlag, Berlin), pp. 160-185.

    Journal Articles

    Wiese, E., Wykowska, A., & Müller, H.J. (in prep.). The spatial specificity of gaze cuing is modulated by facial expression.

    Wiese, E., Wykowska, A., & Müller, H.J. (2014). What we observe is biased by what other people tell us: Beliefs about the reliability of gaze behavior modulate attentional orienting to gaze cues. PLoS One.

    Wykowska, A.*, Wiese, E.*, & Müller, H.J. (under review). Readiness to engage in social interactions depends on beliefs about the minds of others, an EEG study. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General.

    Wiese, E., Zwickel, J., & Müller, H.J. (2013). The importance of social context information on the spatial specificity of gaze cuing. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 75(5), 967-982.

    Wiese, E.*, Wykowska, A.*, Zwickel, J., & Müller, H.J. (2012). I see what you mean: How attentional selection is shaped by ascribing intentions to others. PLoS One, 7(9): e45391. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0045391.

    Wiese, E., Israel, J.H., Meyer, A., & Bongartz, S. (2010). Investigating the Learnability of Immersive Free-Hand Sketching. In: M. Alexa & E. Do (eds.) EUROGRAPHICS SBIM, 135-142.

    Wiese, E., Zwickel, J., Müller, H.J. (2009). Im Auge des Anderen – Wie uns die Anwesenheit anderer beeinflusst. In: In-Mind-Magazine, 2, 1-8.

    Bachinger, S., Wiese, E., Israel, J.H. (2009). Establishing a semantic differential on product prototype aesthetics: a research approach. In: MMI Interaktiv, Special Issue Human-Machine Interaction, 1-8.

    Israel, J.H., Wiese E., Mateescu, M., & Stark, R. (2009). Investigating three-dimensional sketching for early conceptual design – Results from expert discussions and user studies. Computer & Graphics, 33(4), 462-473.

  • Adam Winsler

    Research Interests: Children's transition to school, development of self-regulation, private speech, Vygotskian sociocultural theory, bilingualism and early schooling for English-language learners

    Selected Publications

    Winsler, A., Burchinal, M., Tien, H., Peisner-Feinberg, E., Espinosa. L, Castro, D.C., LaForett, D., Kim, Y.K., & De Feyter, J. (2014). Early development among dual language learners: The roles of language use at home, maternal immigration, country of origin, and sociodemographics. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. Advance onlineDoi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2014.02.008

    Winsler, A., Deutsch, A., Vorona, R., Payne, P. A., & Szklo-Coxe, M. (2015). Sleepless in Fairfax: The difference one more hour of sleep can make for teen hopelessness, suicidal ideation, and substance use. Journal of Youth and Adolescence, 44(2), 362-378. Doi: 10.1007/s10964-014-0170-3

    Winsler, A., Kim, Y. K., & Richard, E. (2014). Socio-emotional skills, behavior problems, and Spanish competence predict the acquisition of English among English language learners in poverty. Developmental Psychology, 50, 2242-2254. Doi: 10.1037/a0037161

    Winsler, A., Gupta, Karkhanis, D., Kim, Y., & Levitt, J. (2013). Being Black, male, and gifted in Miami: Prevalence and predictors of placement in elementary school gifted education programs. Urban Review, 45, 416-447. DOI: 10.1007/s11256-013-0259-0

    Winsler, A., Hutchison, L., De Feyter, J.J. Manfra, L., Bleiker, C., Hartman, S., & Levitt, J. (2012). Child, family, and childcare predictors of delayed school entry and kindergarten retention among linguistically- and ethnically-diverse children. Developmental Psychology, 48, 1299-1314. doi: 10.1037/a0026985

    Winsler, A., Ducenne, L., & Koury, A. (2011). Singing one’s way to self-regulation: The role of early music and movement curricula and private speech. Early Education and Development, 22, 274-304.

    De Feyter, J.J., & Winsler, A. (2009). The early developmental competencies and school readiness of low-income, immigrant children: Influences of generation, race/ethnicity, and national origins. Early Childhood Research Quarterly. 24, 411-431. doi: 10.1016/j.ecresq.2009.07.004

    Winsler, A., Fernyhough, C., & Montero, I. (Eds.). (2009). Private speech, executive functioning, and the development of verbal self-regulation. Cambridge University Press.

    Winsler, A., Tran, H., Hartman, S., Madigan, A.L., Manfra, L., & Bleiker, C. (2008). School readiness gains made by ethnically-diverse children in poverty attending center-based childcare and public school pre-kindergarten programs. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 23, 314-329.

    Winsler, A., Abar, B., Feder, M., Rubio, D.A. & Schunn, C. (2007). Private speech and executive functioning among high functioning children with autistic spectrum disorders. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 37. 1617-1635.

    Winsler, A., Manfra, L., & Diaz, R.M. (2007). “Should I let them talk?” Private speech and task performance among preschool children with and without behavior problems. Early Childhood Research Quarterly, 22, 215-231.


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