Student Research

Students have numerous opportunities to collaborate with faculty on research projects. These projects often lead to publications and/or presentations at regional and national conferences. Below is a listing of recent faculty/student presentations (student names are in bold).

All, K., Carpenter, K., Brennan, M., Olmstead, E., Lalonde, K., & Bator, R.J. (2011, May). Hypocrisy Technique Applied to Increase Recycling of Plastic Clamshell Take-Out Containers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Augustine, N., Bird, C., Chudy, J., Kemper, B., Theobalds, S. (2012, April). Procedural Justice: Group value vs. resource perspectives. Poster presented at Sigma Xi Conference, Plattsburgh, NY.

Babcock, S., Forbes, A., Johnson, C. Keough, M., & Morales, D. (2011, April). The effects of trust on classroom justice perceptions. Poster presented at the Mid-Hudson Psychology Research Conference, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Barash, N., Masciana, K., Quint, C., Tooke, W. (2011, April). “Out, damn spot”!: Individual differences in the “Lady Macbeth” effect. Poster presented at the annual Sigma Xi poster session, Plattsburgh, NY.

Barb, L. (2011, April). Left Hemisphere Neglect and Art Therapy: What Level of Rehabilitation is Necessary for Good Recovery? Poster presented at the annual Sigma Xi poster session, Plattsburgh, NY.

Caffarell, J., Sullivan, K., Porter, N., & Taylor, E. (2011, April). The function of mood in reinforcing or punishing adaptive and maladaptive behavior. Paper presented at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the North-Eastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Binghamton, NY.

Carpenter, K., Olmstead, E., Lalonde, K., & Bator, R.J. (2011, May). Bystander Presence Increases Pro-environmental Behavior: Inhibiting Cigarette Butt. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Casey, D., Charette, L., & Dunham, K. (2012, October). Evaluation of theory of mind among children diagnosed with Autism Spectrum Disorders and typically developing children. Poster presented at the annual conference of the New York Association of School Psychologists, Niagara Falls, NY.

Charette, L., Casey, D., Dunham, K., Webster, M., Gaeddert, W., Egan, P., & Ryan, J. (2011, October). Revisions to the NEPSY to Enhance Neuropsychological Assessment of Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders. Poster presented at The 2011 Annual Conference of the New York Association of School Psychologists, Verona, NY.

Charette, L., Palumbo, D., Dunham, K., & Morales, M. (2011, April). Education Graduate Students’ Perceptions of Cross-Gender Behavior in Children. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development 2011 Biennial Meeting, Montreal, QC.

Creste, I., M., Eggers, W., Morales, M., & Pascarella, A. (2011, March). Still-face behavior, infant temperament, and language acquisition. Poster session presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montréal, Québec.

Dobler, C., Bagnato, K., Dama, L., & Phillips, D. (2011) Demographic Characteristics of Rampage School Shooters. Research that Matters: An Exposition of Graduate Research in SUNY and CUNY. Albany, NY.

Dunham, K., & Roushia, K. (2012, October). Gender differences in attitudes toward individuals with body image and eating disorders. Poster presented at the annual conference of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA.

Dunham, K., & Slezak, A. (2012, October). Attitudes toward individuals with substance dependence. Poster presented at the annual conference of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA

Friedman, J., Brennan, M., Gray, P., & Braje, W.L (2012, May). False memory effects in synesthesia. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Gaeddert, W., Blaise, D., Forbes, A., Keough, M., Maly, S., Morales, D., & Wilson, P. (2011, May). Personality Correlates with Classroom Justice Perceptions. Poster presented at the Meetings of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Hendry, K., Martino, A., & Egan, P. (2011, November). Establishing Aerobic Exercise Routines in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders Through the Use of Shaping Procedures. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the New York Association for Behavior Analysis, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Hyde, A., Egan, P., Charette, L, & Phillips, D. (2011, October). Examining broad autism phenotype traits in parents of children with autism. Presented at the annual conference of the New York Association of School Psychologists, Verona, NY.

Hyde, A. & Phillips, D. (2011) Gender Typing of Infant and Children’s Clothing and Toys. Research that Matters: An Exposition of Graduate Research in SUNY and CUNY. Albany, NY

Lalonde, K., Carpenter, K., Olmstead, E., Ryan, S., Stockman, K., Noonan, R., Slezak, A. (2011, April). Implied Norms & Explicit Messages: Encouraging Student Electricity Conservation in a Campus Computer Lab. Poster presented at the annual Sigma Xi poster session, Plattsburgh, NY.

Lalonde, K., Olmstead, E., Carpenter, K., Brennan, M., & Bator, R.J. (2011, May). Double Violators: Discrimination of Homosexual Nursing Majors. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Lynch, J. F., Pullmain, A., & Braje, W.L (2011, March). Confidence in beliefs about visual perception. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA. Also presented at the annual Sigma Xi poster session, Plattsburgh, NY, April, 2011.

Mansfield, J. S., & Creste, I. (2011). Can abbreviations improve reading speed in low vision? Presented at the Annual Conference of the Eastern Psychological Association, Cambridge, MA.

Mansfield, J. S., Tifft, K., Lee, P N., Crocco, S., Wendling, J. (2013, May). Using abbreviations to increase reading speed in low vision. Presented at the Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, Naples, FL.

Mengual-Luna, I., Carranza, J.A., Escudero, A.J., & Morales, M. (2011, October). Patterns of intentional interaction: Instrumental and psychological requests between 18 and 24 months. Poster session presented at the New England Psychological Association’s 2011 Annual Meeting, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut.

Morales, D. (2011, April). Traumatic Brain Injury Patients and Emotional Identification Abilities: Reconstructing Social Skills through the Advanced Micro-Expression Training Tool. Poster presented at the annual Sigma Xi poster session, Plattsburgh, NY.

Morales, D., Keough, M., Johnson, C., Forbes, S. & Babcock, S. (2011, April). Instrumental and relational factors in procedural justice. Poster presented at the Mid-Hudson Psychology Research Conference, Vassar College, Poughkeepsie, NY.

Morales, M., Baker, A., Dunham, K., Egan, P., & Gaeddert, W. (2011, April). The influence of the 21st Century Community Learning Center Program on student behavioral and academic outcomes. Presented at the annual conference of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, CA.

Morales, M., Creste, I., Megual-Luna, I., Carter-Martinez, S., Fournier, K., Malik, S., & Mikol, J. (2013, April) An examination of mother-child discourse and emotion regulation at 24 months. Poster session presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, Washington.

Morales, M., Rehm, P., Forbes, A., Creste, I., Caputo, C., Niles, L., & Pascarella, A. (2011, October). Joint attention and emotion regulation in preschool-age children. Poster session presented at the New England Psychological Association’s 2011 Annual Meeting, Fairfield University, Fairfield, Connecticut.

Olmstead, E., Lalonde, K., Carpenter, K., All, K., & Bator, R.J. (2011, May). Gender Differences on Math Performance When Stereotype Threat Is Activated. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Sturman, E.D., Cohen, R.J., McKeighan, K., Perry, A., & Nolet, J. (2012, August). How bright is the future of psychological assessment? Symposium paper at the American Psychological Association 120th Annual Convention, Orlando, FL.

Sturman, E.D., Barton, B., Tuomela, E., Candella, J., & Valentine, M. (2012, April). The impact of life defeat and victory on mood and attachment patterns. Paper presented at the Sixth Annual Meeting of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Plymouth State College, NH.

Sturman, E.D., Caffarel, J.A., Sullivan, K.M., Porter, N.L., Taylor, E.R. (2011, April). The function of mood in reinforcing or punishing adaptive and maladaptive behavior. Paper presented at the Fifth Annual Meeting of the NorthEastern Evolutionary Psychology Society, Binghamton, NY.

Questions, Comments, Suggestions?

If you would like more information about the psychology program at SUNY Plattsburgh, please contact

Department co-chairs
Dr. Katherine Dunham (katherine.dunham@plattsburgh.edu)
Dr. Michael Morales (michael.morales@plattsburgh.edu)

Department secretaries
Ms. Pam LeClair (leclaipl@plattsburgh.edu)
Ms. Donna Vanderhoff (vanderdm@plattsburgh.edu)

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