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SURF Grant awarded to Kane York and Dr. Ken Sobel

Congratulations to Psychology major, Kane York, who was awarded a Student Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) from the Arkansas Department of Higher Education for his project, “Using Visual Search to Study Inner Workings of the Reverse Stroop Effect.”
Kane’s mentor on this project is Dr. Kenith Sobel.

Dr. Alberto Soto to present research at American Psychological Association

Dr. Alberto Soto’s paper, “Cultural adaptations and multicultural competence” was accepted for presentation at the 2018 meeting of the American Psychological Association in San Francisco, CA. Jordan Pyle, Counseling Psychology doctoral student, is a co-author.
 

Soto., A., Bernal, G., Domenech Rodriguez, M., & Pyle, J. (Accepted). Cultural adaptations and multicultural competence. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association. San Francisco, CA.

Dr. Bill Lammers to conduct workshop on building student-instructor rapport

Dr. Bill Lammers’ workshop, “Building Student-Instructor Rapport” was accepted for presentation at the 2018 meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association meeting in April.

Lammers, W. J. (accepted). Building Student-Instructor Rapport. Workshop presented at the 2018 conference of the Southwestern Psychological Association. Houston, TX.

Dr. Marc Sestir to present research at Southwestern Psychological Association meeting

Dr. Marc Sestir’s paper, “Social Support in Your Back Pocket: Cell Phones and Social Pain Experiences” was accepted for presentation at the 2018 meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association meeting in April.

Sestir, M.A. & Kennedy, L.A.(accepted). Social support in your back pocket: Cell phones and social pain experiences. Talk presented at the 2018 conference of the Southwestern Psychological Association. Houston, TX.

Dr. Kevin Rowell and Dr. Dong Xie conduct workshops in China

During the winter break, Dr. Kevin Rowell and Dr. Dong Xie conducted several workshops on suicide and crisis intervention, strength-based counseling, client feedback informed counseling, and basic counseling skills to over 150 Chinese counselors in mainland China.

Dr. Xie and Dr. Rowell collaborated with faculty from Hangzhou Normal University, College of Psychological Science Research. They also provided supervision to school counselors from school districts in Jiaxing, Zhejiang Province. In addition, Dr. Xie presented a supervision workshop to the Department of Psychology at Zhejiang Normal University.

Dr. Lora Adair and several students to present research at conferences

Dr. Lora Adair and several of her students had the following presentations accepted at conferences for later this year.
Southwestern Psychological Association
o   Adair, L. E., *Andersen, B., *Hinton, T., & *Cipriani-Bluemmel, I. (accepted). He looks “easy” and she’s not into it: Sexual exploitation cues and attraction. Poster Presentation at the 2018 conference of the Southwestern Psychological Association. Houston, TX.
o   *Wilson, E. & Adair, L. E.(accepted). The role of visibility, stigma by association, and commitment in relationship defection. Poster Presentation at the 2018 conference of the Southwestern Psychological Association. Houston, TX.
o   Adair, L. E., Park, A., *Lund, B. & *Thompson, M. K.(accepted). Does this burger make me look manly? Using meat-eating as an impression management technique. Talk presented at the 2018 conference of the Southwestern Psychological Association. Houston, TX.
Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Society
o   Adair, L. E., *Andersen, B., & *Hinton, T. (accepted). He looks “easy” and she’s not into it: Sexual exploitation cues and attraction. Talk presented at the 2018 conference of the Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Society. New Paltz, NY.
o   *Andersen, B. & Adair, L. E. (accepted). Disgust and discrimination: Behavioral immune system activation and ethnocentrism. Talk presented at the 2018 conference of the Northeastern Evolutionary Psychology Society. New Paltz, NY. 
 
Students include: 
Brett Andersen
Taylor Hinton
Isabella Cipriani-Bluemmel
Elizabeth (Libby) Wilson
Brittany Lund
Mary Kate Thompson (graduated last Fall)

Christina Griffin and Dr. Kevin Rowell to present poster at APA conference

Christina Griffin, Mental Health Counseling MS student, and Kevin Rowell have had their poster submission accepted for presentation at the APA annual convention in August 2018. The poster is an epidemiological study entitled “Pre-Disaster Psychiatric Predictors of Post-Disaster Major Depressive Disorder among Chilean Adults.”

Doctoral students Sarah Lindeman & Jon Nolan have papers accepted for publication

Lindeman, S., Nolan, J., & Maragakis, A. (In Press). The epidemiology of medical diseases and associated behavioral risk factors. Chapter in Behavioral medicine and integrated care: Efficient delivery of the most effective treatment. Switzerland: Springer International Publishing.

Lindeman, S. & Maragakis, A. (In Press). Obesity. In Maragakis, A. & O’Donohue, W.T.(Eds.). Principle-Based Stepped Care and Brief Psychotherapy for Integrated Care Settings. New York: Springer Publishing Company

Dr. Bill Lammers and Alleshia Byrd (graduate student) will publish article on student-instructor rapport

Lammers, W. J., & Byrd, Alleshia, A. (2018). Student gender and instructor gender as predictors of student-instructor rapport. Accepted for publication in Teaching of Psychology.

This article began as Alleshia Byrd’s Honors in the Major project when she was an undergraduate student.

Dr. Alberto Soto has chapter accepted for publication

Congrats to Dr. Alberto Soto on the acceptance of his chapter in the upcoming 3rd edition of Psychotherapy Relationships that Work!

Soto, A., Smith, T. B., Griner, D., Domenech Rodriguez, M., & Bernal, G. (In Press). Cultural Adaptations and Multicultural Competence. In J. Norcross and B. Wampold (Eds.), Psychotherapy Relationships That Work (3rd ed.). Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press.