May 2012 News of Note

Psychology Department

News of Note

May 2012

 

 

Faculty Awards/Appointments/In the News

 

  1.  Dr. Adam Winsler won the university-wide OSCAR mentor award for outstanding undergraduate mentorship.
  1. Dr. Todd Kashdan was featured in the following media events:
    1. April 26, 2012- interviewed in Positive Psychology News Daily- http://positivepsychologynews.com/news/bridget-grenville-cleave/2012042621856
    2. April 25, 2012- discussion of keynote in Positive Psychology News Daily- http://positivepsychologynews.com/news/louis-alloro/2012042521852
 
 

Faculty Grants/Research

  1. Dr. Matt Peterson has been awarded a new grant from the Army Research Office title “Electroencephology (EEG) Feedback In Decision Making”. Total funding is $300,000.
  2. Dr.’s Robert Pasnak and Julie Kidd received a no cost extension of $358,151 from the Institute of Education Sciences for their work on Focusing on the Efficacy of Teaching Advanced Forms of Patterning on First Graders’ Improvements in Reading, Mathematics, and Reasoning Ability

Student Activities


1.  IO-PhD student Kristen Jones has been awarded the following three dissertation awards: 
(1) The SIOP Graduate Student Research Award, (2) the Sandra Schwartz Tangri Memorial Award for
Graduate Student Research, and  (3) an award from the Osher Center.
2. Clinical PhD student Lizzy Malouf received a renewal of her F-31 for Year 3
 (05/01/2012  to 04/30/2013) from NIH in the amount of $42,232.

 

*Krishnan, S., Tangney, J., & Stuewig, J. (2012, March). Evaluating a life history model of psychopathy . Poster presented at the meetings of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

Stuewig, J., Hastings, M., *Krishnan, S., & Tangney, J. P., (2012, March). Examining defensive responding on the Personality Assessment Inventory. Poster presented at the meetings of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

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.

 

*Yarbro, J., *Young, K., *Guram, J., & Kashdan, T.B. (2012). Social interactions and pleasant events in the daily lives of combat veterans. Presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety Disorder Association of America. Arlington, VA.

 

*Young, K., *Yarbro, J., *Guram, J., & Kashdan, T.B. (2012). Rumination in the daily lives of combat veterans. Presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety Disorder Association of America. Arlington, VA.

 

 

Publications/Presentations

Kashdan, T.B. (2012, May). Happiness and beyond: The science of optimal living. Talk at Osher Lifelong Institute, Fairfax, VA.

 Kashdan, T.B. (2012, April). Happiness and beyond: The science of optimal living. Keynote at Spring Festival-Exploratorium on Positive Psychology, Northern Virginia Community College, Loudoun, Virginia.

 Kashdan, T.B. (2012, April). Cultivating well-being toward greater resilience. Closing keynote at GMU Resilience Conference, Fairfax, VA.

*Krishnan, S., Tangney, J., & Stuewig, J. (2012, March). Evaluating a life history model of psychopathy . Poster presented at the meetings of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

 

Stuewig, J., Hastings, M., *Krishnan, S., & Tangney, J. P., (2012, March). Examining defensive responding on the Personality Assessment Inventory. Poster presented at the meetings of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, Puerto Rico.

Tangney, J. P., Stuewig, J., Furukawa, E., Kopelovich, S., Meyer, P., &Cosby, B. (accepted, pending revisions).  Reliability, Validity, and Predictive Utility of the 25-Item Criminogenic Cognitions Scale (CCS). Criminal Justice and Behavior.

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. (2012, March).  Jail-based treatment approaches for mental health and substance abuse-related issues:  A psychological perspective.  In V. Nightingale (chair), Cross-discipline treatment approaches for mental health and substance related issues for offenders.  Symposium conducted at the Fifth Academic and Health Policy Conference on Correctional Health, Atlanta GA.

*Yarbro, J., *Young, K., *Guram, J., & Kashdan, T.B. (2012). Social interactions and pleasant events in the daily lives of combat veterans. Presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety Disorder Association of America. Arlington, VA.

 

*Young, K., *Yarbro, J., *Guram, J., & Kashdan, T.B. (2012). Rumination in the daily lives of combat veterans. Presented at the annual meeting of the Anxiety Disorder Association of America. Arlington, VA.

 

 

* denotes student