A number of faculty members in the School of Psychology presented in October at the 18th annual Sloan Consortium International Conference on Online Learning in Lake Buena Vista, Fla. Dr. Gary Burkholder co-presented “Predictors of Online Graduate and Undergraduate Student Retention”; Dr. Burkholder and Dr. Daniel Salter led a presentation on “Tools and Processes to Help Assess and Mentor Doctoral Capstone Research”; Dr. Nina Nabors and Dr. Marilyn Powell co-presented “Psychology Graduate Students in Distance Education Programs: Impacts on Underserved Communities”; and Dr. Lori LaCivita presented “Effective Evidence Based Faculty Coaching for Enhanced Engagement in the Online Classroom.”
Dr. Gordon Forbes, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, co-authored two articles: “Body Dissatisfaction and Disordered Eating in Three Cultures: Argentina, Brazil, and the U.S.” in Sex Roles (Vol. 66, Issue 9-10) and “Relationships Among Individualism-Collectivism, Gender, Ingroup/Outgroup Status, and Responses to Conflict: A Study in China and the U. S.” in Aggressive Behavior (Vol. 37, Issue 4).
Dr. Jack Apsche, a program director and faculty member in the School of Psychology, co-authored Mode Deactivation Therapy for Aggression and Oppositional Behavior in Adolescents (New Harbinger Publications, 2012) to offer solutions for therapists who work with difficult-to-treat adolescents, especially those who struggle with anxiety, post-traumatic stress disorder, and depression.
Dr. Gary Burkholder, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, co-authored “Racial Discrimination, Social Support, and Sexual HIV Risk Among Black Heterosexual Men” in AIDS and Behavior (2012: Vol. 16, No. 3). The research highlights social support as an important but understudied factor that may reduce the risk of contracting HIV for black heterosexual men who report high levels of racial discrimination.
Dr. Rebecca Jobe, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, co-authored “Self-Forgiveness in Anorexia Nervosa and Bulimia Nervosa” in Eating Disorders (2012: Vol. 20, Issue 1). The results of the article suggest that incorporating self-forgiveness interventions into eating-disorder treatments may enhance clinical outcomes.
Dr. Susana Verdinelli, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, received a 2011 Faculty Research Initiative Grant from Walden. The seed money will help her study and understand the reasons that lead graduate students with disabilities to enroll in online programs and identify the factors that promote or inhibit their persistence.
Dr. Kathryn Dardeck, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, collaboratively presented Regional Disaster Response Networks: Description, Purpose, Significance and Current Initiatives at the International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies 26th Annual Meeting in Montreal, Canada.
Dr. Harris Friedman, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, published “Xenophilia As a Cultural Trap: Bridging the Gap Between Transpersonal Psychology and Religious/Spiritual Traditions” in The International Journal of Transpersonal Studies (2010: Issue 28).
Dr. Magy Martin, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, collaboratively published “Community College Supervisors and Their Subordinates: A Quantitative Investigation of Personality Temperament and Leader-Member Exchange” in the Journal of Leadership Studies (2010: Vol. 4, Issue 2).
Dr. Sandra Harris, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, co-authored “Racism’s Legacy to Education: Socializing Pre-Service Teachers to Promote High Quality Education for ALL” in GATEways to Teacher Education (2010: Vol. 20, Issue 1).
Dr. Sandra Harris, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, published “A Review of the Self-Perceptions of University Instructors” in Kurt F. Geisinger, Robert A. Spies, and Janet F. Carlson’s The 18th Mental Measurements Yearbook (Buros Institute of Mental Measurements, 2010).
Dr. Sandra Harris, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, collaboratively presented “Faculty Perceptions of Campus Climate at Traditional University” at the Association for the Study of Higher Education Annual Conference in Indianapolis, Ind.
Dr. Carlos Diaz-Lazaro, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, co-presented “Individual Differences in Prejudice” with Avonelle Rand, an M.S. in Mental Health Counseling student, at Walden’s 2010 Summer Research Symposium in Minnesota.
Dr. Carlos M. Diaz-Lazaro, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, presented “Superando Desafíos en la Traducción de Instrumentos para la Investigación: El Ejemplo de una Escala de Autoritarismo and Autoritarismo, Dominancia Social, Empatía, y Materialismo como Predictores de la del Prejuicio Intergrupal en Mar del Plata Argentina: Resultados Preliminares" at the III Congreso Regional de la Sociedad Interamericana de Psicologia in Asuncion, Paraguay.
Dr. Sreeroopa Sarkar, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, presented “Cross-Cultural Examination of Psychological Well-Being in India and Sri Lanka” at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention in San Diego, Calif.
Dr. Sreeroopa Sarkar, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, was a guest in April and October 2010 on Chhandadike Bolo, a Bengali-language TV show broadcast in India and Bangladesh. Dr. Sarkar returns to the show in November.
Dr. Asoka Jayasena, Dr. Sreeroopa Sarkar, and Dr. Rachel Moore, faculty members in the School of Psychology, co-authored “School-Based Stress and Coping Program for Adolescents in Sri Lanka: Using Mixed Methods to Facilitate Culture-Specific Programming” in Toward a Broader Understanding of Stress and Coping (Information Age Publishing, 2010).
Dr. Gary Burkholder, senior research scholar in the Center for Research Support and faculty member in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences and in the College of Health Sciences, made the following co-presentations at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association: “Contact Theory and Attitudes Toward Gay Men and Lesbians,” “Development and Validation of the Internalized Sexual Prejudice Scale,” and “Attitudes About Sexuality and Predicted Behavior: Assessment Instrument Development.”
Dr. Vincent Fortunato, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, co-authored “The Theory of MindTime and the Relationships Between Thinking Perspective and Time Perspective” in Personality and Individual Differences (2010: Vol. 48, No. 4).
Dr. Kizzy Parks, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, co-authored “A Multilevel Model of the Effects of Equal Opportunity Climate on Job Satisfaction in the Military” in Journal of Occupational Health Psychology (2010: Vol. 15, No. 2).
Dr. Sreeroopa Sarkar, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, authored “Children Start Their Lives with Parents: Teen Suicide, Role of Parents and Teachers” in Anandabazar Patrika (June 24, 2010).
Dr. Harris Friedman, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, authored and co-authored 12 articles in 2009, including “Measures of Spiritual and Transpersonal Constructs for Use in Yoga Research” in the International Journal of Yoga (2009: Vol. 2, Issue 1) and “The Construct Validity of the Bioenergetic-Analytic Character Typology: A Multi-Method Investigation of a Humanistic Approach to Personality” in The Humanist Psychologist (2009: Vol. 37, Issue 1).
Dr. Gary Burkholder, vice president for academic affairs and faculty member in the School of Psychology, was quoted in a Sept. 2, 2009, article in Campus Technology about MobileLearnSM, Walden’s online course-content delivery tool that allows students to access course materials in a format that best fits their own individual learning style.
Dr. Marcia Moody, Dr. Nina Nabors, and Dr. Miguel Ybarra, faculty members in the School of Psychology, published “Social Justice: Diversity in Action” in Diversity in Mind and in Action (Vol. 3, Praeger, 2009).
Dr. Steven Little, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, received the Jack Bardon Distinguished Service Award, presented by Division 16 of the American Psychological Association. The award is given to those who have been deemed to have consistently demonstrated voluntary professional service that goes above and beyond the requirements of the position the person holds and who have demonstrated an exceptional program of service across a career that merits special recognition.
Dr. Gordon Forbes, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, co-published “Female Body Dissatisfaction and Perceptions of the Attractive Female Body in Ghana, the Ukraine and the United States” in Psychological Topics and “Relationships Between Individualism-Collectivism, Gender and Direct or Indirect Aggression: A Study in China, Poland and the U.S.” in Aggressive Behavior.
Dr. Steven Little, a faculty member in the School of Psychology, co-wrote “Classroom Management,” which was published in Cognitive Behavior Therapy: Applying Empirically Supported Techniques in Your Practice (Wiley 2009) and in General Principles and Empirically Supported Techniques of Cognitive Behavior Therapy (Wiley 2009).