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2018

Awards/Grants

  • Cheryl Limer – SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence and the Honors College Scholar Award
  • Madison Hiddie – Delta College Program Scholar Award
  • Sarah Hoefer – Honors College Scholar Award and the Psychology Department Scholar Award
  • Daniel Caffery – Robert W. Gill ’68 & Susan Kraus Student Research Awards in Psychology (First place)
  • Jamie Tombari – Robert W. Gill ’68 & Susan Kraus Student Research Awards in Psychology (Runner up)
  • John Benicasco – School of Arts and Sciences Distinguished Undergraduate Award and Robert W. Gill ’68 & Susan Kraus Student Research Awards in Psychology (Third place)
  • Jennifer Jordan – Herbert C. Fink Scholarship winner

Presentations

  • Caffery, D., & Abwender, D. (2018, May). Understanding trolls: Effectance motivation, social competence, and dark personality. Poster session presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco.
  • Foresha, D., & Abwender, D. (2018, May). Timing ability of individuals with depressed mood: The role of executive function. Poster session presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco.
  • Pace, B., & Abwender, D. (2018, May). Verbal fluency clustering and switching: What they mean depends on task instructions. Poster session presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco.

2017

Awards/Grants

  • Jaime Tombari – Psychology Department Scholar
  • Melissa Stoj – SUNY Chancellor’s Award for Student Excellence
  • Casey Attenberger – Herbert C. Fink Scholarship (winner)

  • John Benicasco – Student Employee of the Year Award

Publications

  • Gillespie, J.F., & *Mutignani, L.M. (in press). Case studies of social capital at work. In M. Bloom, T.P. Gullotta, & A. Greenberg (Eds.), Social capital and community well-being: The Serve Here Initiative. NY: Springer.
  • Kenney, S., Abar, C. C., O’Brien, K., Clark, G., & LaBrie, J. (in press). Trajectories of alcohol use and alcohol-related consequences in college women with and without depressed mood. Addictive Behaviors.
  • Ratcliff, J.J., Lieberman, L., Miller, A.K., & Pace, B.* (in press). Bullying as a source of posttraumatic growth in individuals with visual impairments. Journal of Developmental and Physical Disabilities.

Presentations

  • Forzano, L. B., Howard, T. D., & Desrochers, M. (2017, May). Stimulus discrimination Training to promote consumption of invasive weed species by a goat: Preliminary study. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Denver, CO.
  • Forzano, L. B., Howard, T., Hoefer, S., Sorama, M., Button, A. (2017, May). Self-control, impulsivity, and delay discounting in elementary school children. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Denver, CO.
  • Tombari, J., Waite, M., McNall, L.A. & Brown, M. (2017, March). The role of trait mindfulness in balancing multiple life roles. Poster presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

2016

Awards/Grants

  • Brigitte Pace – School of Arts and Sciences Graduate Student Award
  • Nicole Magliano – Delta College Commendation Award
  • John Benicasco – Psychology Department Scholar
  • Samantha Johnson – Herbert C. Fink Scholarship
  • Sarah Farnett – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  • Jamie Tombari – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship; Psi Chi Summer Research Grant
  • Megan Waite – Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship
  • Tara Kelly – Psi Chi Summer Research Grant
  • Emily Goldsmith – Psi Chi Summer Research Grant

Publications

  • Bock, B. M., Cole, S. C., Drake, P. M., Rice, B. R., Desrochers, M. N., Forzano, L. B., Hansen, K., & Amatangelo, K. L. (2016, January). Evaluation of goat preferences for consuming invasive plant species. FL-PRISM Newsletter. https://flihappenings.wordpress.com/2016/01/05/fl-prism-update-evaluation-of-goat-preferences-for-consuming-invasive-plant-species/
  • Hutchings, R., Morgan, E., & Ratcliff, J.J. (2016). Beyond politics: The relationship between opposition to marriage equality, behavioral intentions, and reactions to LGBT hate crimes. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 20(4), 197-207.
  • Gillespie, J.F., & Mutignani, L.M. (2016).  Case studies of social capital at work.  In A. Greenberg, T.P. Gullotta, & M. Bloom (Eds.), Social capital and community well-being: The Serve Here Initiative (pp 189-198). NY: Springer.

Presentations

  • Fields, E. E., Riffel, S. K., Pace, B., Tapio, J., & Abwender, D. (2016, May). Understanding the effect of instructional set on verbal fluency using component score analysis. Poster session presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
  • Bock, B. M. Cole, S., Rice, B. R., Desrochers, M. N., & Forzano, L. B. (2016, April). Evaluation of goat preferences for consuming invasive weed species. Poster presented at the SUNY Undergraduate Research Conference, Cobleskill, NY.
  • McNall, L.A., Scott, L., & Nicklin, J.M. (2016, April). Interpersonal capitalization as a mediator of boundary preference and enrichment. Paper presented at the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Anaheim, California.

2015

Awards/Grants

  • Ryan Hutchings – Departmental Scholar, Chancellor's Award for Student Excellence, and Presidential Citation

Publications

  • Krolikowski, A, Rinella, M., & Ratcliff, J.J. (2015). The influence of subtleand blatant prejudice on group identity. Journal of Homosexuality, 63, 228-249.
  • McNall, L.A., Scott, L., & Nicklin, J.M. (2015). Do positive affectivity and boundary preferences matter for work-family enrichment? A study of human service workers. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 20, 93-104. doi:10.1037/a0038165
  • Pace, B., Clark, H., McCoy, T., & Abwender, D. (2015, May). Semantic verbal fluency: Inter-word intervals and overlapping vs. adjacent cluster switches are useful in component analysis. Poster session presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York.

  • Tapio, J., & Abwender, D. (2015, May). BAS reaction time task shows menstrual cycle-related changes in affect and reward sensitivity. Poster session presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York.

  • Pace, B., Clark, H., Robinson, J., Sollenne, T., & Abwender, D. (2015, August).  Is Gray’s BIS a right hemisphere process? Evidence from line bisection and go/no-go tasks. Poster session presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto.

  • Robinson, J., Pace, B., Sollenne, T., Clark, H., & Abwender, D. (2015, August). Reconfigured Carver/White BIS/BAS scales predict primary and secondary psychopathy. Poster session presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto.

  • Fields, E. E., Riffel, S. K., Pace, B., Tapio, J., & Abwender, D. (2015, November). Verbal fluency performance in depression: An examination of clustering and switching using two coding styles. Poster session presented at the Annual Conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Austin, TX.

  •  Riffel, S. K., Fields, E. E., Pace, B., Tapio, J., & Abwender, D. (2015, November). Reinforcement sensitivity theory and emotional neuropsychological test performance in psychopathy and depression. Poster session presented at the Annual Conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Austin, TX.

Presentations

  • Desrochers, M., Birch, S., Margolin, S. J., & Castaneda, J. (2015, May). Peer mentoring of undergraduate psychology students in career and graduate school preparation. Poster presented at 27th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York City, NY.
  • Drake, P., Bock, B.M., Cole, S.C., Rice, B.R., Desrochers, M.N., Forzano, L., Hansen, K., Amatangelo, K., & Mosher, H. (2015, November). Evaluation of goat preferences for consuming invasive weed species. Poster presented at Finger Lakes Research Conference, Geneva, NY.
  • Forzano, L. B., O’Keefe, M. L., & Sorama, M. (2015, May). Self-control, impulsivity, and delay discounting in elementary school children. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Antonio, TX.
  • Hutchings, R., Perry, C., Hawes, K., & Day, J. (2015). Fast learning about a neutral stimulus in human contingency learning. Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Witnauer, J. E., Hutchings, R., Kysor, S. & Rhodes, J. (2015). Sometimes competing retrieval predicts the selective role of within-compound associations in retrospective revaluation. Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.

2014

Awards/Grants

  • Elizabeth Morgan –Chancellor’s Award and Undergraduate Award
  • Buffie Edick – Outstanding Adult Learner Award
  • Brigitte Pace – Psychology Department Scholar

Publications

  • Desrochers, M. N., Oshlag, R., & Kennelly, A. (2014). Background music to reduce problem behaviors during assessment with a child who is blind with multiple disabilities. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 108, 31-66.
  • Forzano, L. B., Michels, J. L., Sorama, M., Etopio, A. L., & English, E. J. (2014). Self-control and impulsiveness in adult humans: Comparison of qualitatively different consumable reinforcers using a new methodology. The Psychological Record, 64, 719-730. doi:10.1007/s40732-014-0038-7

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