Psychology Department Honors Student Amanda Kerstman won this year's Best Use of the Research Literature Award from the USF Library.
With over 300 attendees and presenters, the Third Annual USF Psychology Expo was a wonderful success! Industrial-Organizational faculty member Wendy Bedwell spoke about her human factors research on teams working long-term in isolated contexts on On Point with Tom Ashbrook. Robin Tan (advisor: Mark Goldman) received a 2015 American Psychological Association Dissertation Research Award.
Bethany Edwards (Edelyn Verona) won the Cheryl Wynne Hare student poster award at the Society for the Study of Psychopathy conference.
Marc Karver received a grant from the Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration. Judy Bryant received a University of Minnesota College of Education and Human Development Distinguished Alumni Award.
I-O students Scott Ramsay, Sarah Frick, and Matthew Grossman worked with I-O Faculty Wendy Bedwell and colleague Jim Summers (Iowa State) on a paper submission of their meta-analysis on team membership change to the 2015 Southern Management Association (SMA) annual conference.
On November 6, USF hosted the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) web broadcast. I-O faculty member Wendy Bedwell was quoted in an article in the Boston Globe regarding her work with NASA. Doctoral student Heather Soder won the student poster award at the 2015 meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Alumna Lori Foster, a 1999 graduate of the I-O program, is a member of the White House Social and Behavioral Sciences Team (SBST). Melanie Polkosky, a 2005 graduate of the Cognitive and Neural Sciences program, has published Uncovering truffles: The scarcity and value of women in STEM.
Jennifer Bosson was recently elected as a Fellow of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP).
Danielle Findley-Van Nostrand, a doctoral student working in USF's Office for Undergraduate Research, is one of the mentors for the first group of freshmen entering the STEM Academy program. David Diamond ended up investigating both diet and statins as a result of having to address issues with his own health, and his conclusions are very different from the current status quo in medicine.
Danielle Findley-Van Nostrand has received a competitive travel award to attend the 2015 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. There are a lot of exciting activities in the USF Department of Psychology, including research, teaching, training, and service.
Tammy Allen has been elected to serve a three year term on the American Psychological Association's Board of Scientific Affairs (BSA). Thanks to the USF Undergraduate Psychology Alumni Society for throwing an awesome inaugural tailgate party before the homecoming football game.
While the death of Robin Williams has sparked an outpouring of grief around the world, mental health advocates say they hope it will also renew efforts to prevent suicide. Professors Jennifer Bosson and Joe Vandello are co-winners of the 2014 Researcher of the Year Award from Division 51 (Society for the Psychological Study of Men & Masculinity) from APA.
On June 17, Paul Spector was interviewed by Singapore-based Channel NewsAsia about job satisfaction in Asian countries. Doctoral students Jason Chen, Danielle Findley-Van Nostrand, and Andrew Kiselica received travel awards to the August, 2014, American Psychological Association convention. Thanks to Jazzercise Carrollwood for helping raise over $500 in the Move For Mental Health event to benefit the USF Psychological Services Center. Judy Bryant recently received an Excellence in Teaching Award from USF's chapter of the National Society of Leadership and Success. Clinic Director Jack Darkes talks about the department's Psychological Services Center and the ways it can help veterans and others in the community. Jon Rottenberg calls for a new perspective on depression and those suffering from depression. Many graduate students and faculty were involved with the 36th annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology (NITOP) conference in St. Honors graduate Bevin (Fisher) Maynard appeared on Fox 13's Good Day Tampa Bay on November 19 to talk about safe and unsafe gifts for children.
New research examining objectification using an eye tracker is described, and Jamie Goldenberg comments on the research. Nadav Goldschmied, who received his PhD from the Cognition, Neuroscience, and Social Program, recently appeared on the public radio program Radio Lab to discuss his research on why people root for underdogs. Christine Ruva and her students have been conducting research on the effects on juries of pre-trial publicity. Congratulations to these clinical psychology doctoral graduates, all of whom have landed fabulous new positions. CNS faculty member, Toru Shimizu, is co-author of two articles published in July, 2013, in academic journals, with one featured in the July issue of Science. In recent months numerous Canadian children have been left in their cars, forgotten by their parents, resulting in their death from hyperthermia. June is a month with a special focus on helping members of the military with combat-related PTSD.
USF psychology professor Tammy Allen becomes President of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Tammy Allen was recently elected as a Fellow of the Association for Psychological Science. Psychology Department faculty members Wally Bormann, Manny Donchin, and Vicky Phares as well as department alumna Kimberly Smith-Jentsch (now on the faculty at the University of Central Florida) are among the top 25 psychology professors in Florida according to the website Online Colleges in Florida. Since 2002, the USF Department of Psychology, in conjunction with the USF Psychology Student Diversity Committee, has held a Giving Tree to help support families from the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture and Refugee Services.
Congratulations to Jason Chen (3rd year, clinical), Erica Coates (3rd year clinical), Esther Davila (1st year, clinical), and Amy Brown (Social Work) on being awarded a USF Graduate Student Research Challenge Grant. In the May 2012 issue of Academy of Management Perspectives, an article by Aguinis, Suarez-Gonzalez, Lannelongue, and Joo noted that Paul Spector was ranked 7th among all scholars who publish in management-related journals. David Diamond was invited to speak at the Fourth International Conference on Cardiac Science in Saudi Arabia. David Diamond, a professor and neuroscientist at the University of South Florida Department of Psychology, became an overnight sensation after his 2011 lecture debunking the myths about saturated fat being unhealthy was posted by the College of Arts and Sciences on YouTube. The Florida Academy of Sciences has given student Chelsea Frost their award for the Outstanding Graduate Student Oral Paper for her presentation at their annual meeting this spring. Depression is a devastating psychiatric disorder that affects nearly one in five Americans. Psychology honors student Raechel Canipe received an Excellence in Undergraduate Research Award for the work she presented at the April 18th Undergraduate Research and Arts Colloquium. Five of our Graduate Students were nominated and recognized at the 2012 Provost Award for Outstanding Teaching by a Graduate Teaching Assistant ceremony on April 12, 2012. Jamie Goldenberg was named the 2012 recipient of USF's Women in Leadership & Philanthropy Faculty Research Award.


Jonathan Weaver's research on financial decision-making and manhood is featured in Men's Health News.
Toru Shimizu's new, co-authored book, How Animals See the World, has just been published by Oxford University Press.
Graduate students Soner Dumani, Jenny Pavlova, and Albert Zhou have been named the winners of the Lesbian, Gay, Bi-Sexual, and Transgender Ad-Hoc Committee’s Research Award for the poster they submitted to the 2012 Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology conference. Becky DeCubellis, an advisor for the Psychology Department, won an Outstanding Advisor Award for 2011. David Diamond has been invited to talk at the Center for Obesity, Assessment, Study and Treatment at UC San Francisco. David Dimond is cited in Kansas City Star article with a discussion of how good parents can forget kids in cars.
The University of Hong Kong (HKU) held an Award Presentation Ceremony today (March 26) to honour outstanding teachers and researchers with University teaching, research and knowledge exchange awards for excellence in their fields. During the ceremony, seven categories of awards were conferred upon a number of our colleagues which include the Outstanding Teaching Award, Outstanding Researcher Award, Outstanding Research Student Supervisor Award, Outstanding Young Researcher Award, Faculty Teaching Awards, Research Output Prize and Knowledge Exchange Award. Billings Montessori owner Nancy Jo McElroy turned receiving an award certificate for being nominated for a 2012 Freedom Award into a teaching moment for her Montessori students recently. McElroy interacted with her 40 Montessori students in the classroom along with Fowler and Montana Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve volunteer Mike Lamphier.
Touted in the award nomination as an exemplary employer, Specialist Fowler commented, “Ms. HKU held an Award Presentation Ceremony on March 26, 2014 to honour outstanding teachers and researchers with University teaching, research and knowledge exchange awards for excellence in their fields. The Long Service Award Presentation Ceremony for staff on Terms of Service I was held on March 17, 2014 in Loke Yew Hall, officiated by the Vice-Chancellor, Professor Lap-Chee Tsui. In addition to the 40, 35 and 25-year awards, this year’s Long Service Award was extended to staff members who have served the University for 15 years. The champion, 1st runner-up and 2nd runner-up, determined by the adjudicating panel, and the People’s Choice Award, decided by audience ballot, were awarded on March 11. This function is to thank the principals and teachers in the international schools for giving teaching practice placements to our student-teachers (ST) of the IB Teacher Awards programme MEd (Teaching Chinese as a Second Language, TCSL) so that they could put theory into practice. Three teachers in the Faculty of Social Science were honoured with the Faculty’s Exemplary Teaching Award 2014 on 14 March. The award presentation ceremony took place in Lecture Theatre 6 of Lee Shau Kee Building, with Ms. About 50 faculty members attended the Faculty's Town Hall Meeting held on 4 April 2014 at Lecture Theatre 2, Esther Lee Building. Amanda received the award for her use of library resources in designing her thesis on people's tendency to anthropomorphize dolphins at aquariums. Guests learned about the cutting-edge research being conducted in the USF Psychology Department, toured research labs and the clinic, and discussed careers and graduate school with USF psychology alumni, graduate students, faculty, advisors, and other professionals. Heather Soder (Geoff Potts) won the student poster award at this year's meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Storch recently received a grant from the All Children's Hospital Research Foundation to examine reconsolidation updates mechanisms among anxious youth and applicability to treatment.
The paper was awarded the Best Doctoral Student Paper for the Organizational Behavior track.
The center's director (Larry Williams, University of North Dakota) joined presenters Fred Oswald (Rice University) and Paul Spector (USF). Roy Baumeister, Francis Eppes Professor at Florida State University, is one of the most influential social psychologists in the world. Wendy's research is focused on understanding how teams live and work together under extreme isolation and confined conditions, through a series of Mars Simulations taking place on the slope of Mauna Loa (a volcano on the island of Hawaii). The team contributed to the recent Presidential Executive Order on using behavioral science insights. Earlier this year, Allen and Shockley, along with Ryan Johnson and Kaitlin Kiburz were awarded the Personnel Psychology best paper award for their research on flexible work arrangements. Polkosky draws on existing research and her experience as a R&D user experience expert for a major technology organization to examine underlying reasons girls shy away from math and science and over half of female professionals leave their careers before the age of 40. Although effective treatments for childhood PTSD exist, service delivery approaches that are more accessible, efficient, and cost-effective are needed to improve access to evidence-based treatment. The tailgate party was attended by many undergraduate alumni, current undergraduate students, and current graduate students. You’ll read about issues that social psychologists have studied and will also volunteer at Francis House, an AIDS service organization, where you'll learn about the problems confronting people affected by HIV and AIDS.
They asked his views about a recent survey suggesting that Japanese and Singaporeans are less satisfied than individuals in other Asian countries. The Science Directorate of APA sponsors an annual competition for graduate student travel awards, with the purpose of helping psychology graduate students travel to the annual APA convention to present their research.
Eric Storch, who was just awarded a Fulbright Scholar Flex Award, which will enable him to implement evidence-based treatments for anxious children in El Salvador. Nearly every depressed person is assured by doctors, well-meaning friends and family, the media, and ubiquitous advertisements that the underlying problem is a chemical imbalance. Thank you to all of the students, alumni, parents, grandparents, staff, and faculty who showed up to celebrate the accomplishments of our undergraduate psychology students and alumni.
Vicky Phares proudly accompanied her twice nominated husband, Professor Chuck Owen, to the 2014 Grammy Awards along with their family-posse. This research aims to increase understanding of the physical and mental stresses experienced by student veterans and their children.
This will be announced in the APA Monitor, and includes a $1000 award to defray dissertation research costs. Their results may help us understand the thought processes of juries such as that in the George Zimmerman trial. The target article summarizes research done in Bosson's and Vandello's shared lab, and is followed by three commentaries as well as a rejoinder by Bosson and Vandello. Congratulations to Danni Ung (second year, clinical), Jason Chen (third year, clinical) and all of the members of the Psychology Student Diversity Committee who helped USF earn this prestitigious award. To date, we have “adopted” 185 families (representing over 700 individuals) and have filled their wishes from bags of rice and cleaning supplies to toys, toys, toys! Their project is entitled, Coming Home: The Post-deployment Reintegration Process and Health Outcomes in Military Student Veterans and their Children.
Their method reflected impact both inside and outside of academia by combined both citations to publications and mentions on non-university websites. He explained how drug companies manipulate data to give physicians the impression that statins, drugs that reduce serum cholesterol levels, are effective at producing a dramatic improvement in cardiovascular health and mortality. Coovert is the 2012 recipient of the Alumnus of the Year award from the Department of Psychology at Illinois State University. Now one year later, the lecture has been viewed more than 54,000 times, and a Google search shows about 10,000 websites share a link to the video.


Her paper, based on her honors thesis on epicene reference, was conducted under the direction of Judy Bryant and Jane Noll. The most widespread biological theory of depression over the past few decades is that the disorder reflects low amounts of the neurotransmitter serotonin in the brain, which is then corrected by antidepressants like Prozac. They were Ross Krawczyk, David MacQueen, Kenneth Michniewicz, Shyam Seetharaman, and Jonathan Weaver. This award recognizes a woman at USF or in the Tampa Bay community for her scholarly achievements, academic pursuits, and contributions to women both locally and globally. The talk will address his research which demonstrates that our obesity epidemic has been fueled by myths and deception in research on cholesterol and dietary fat.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has made a new recommendation that children should be placed in rear-facing car seats in the backseat until they’re 2 years old or 30 pounds.
HKU Vice-Chancellor Professor Lap-Chee Tsui presided at the ceremony and HKU Pro-Chancellor Dr the Honourable Sir David Li Kwok Po was the Guest of Honour. Nominator, Specialist Jeri Fowler with the Montana Army National Guard, was present in uniform for the event.
The students learned about the award, talked about serving our country, and learned what it means to be honored with a Freedom Award nomination.
McElroy has been adhering to USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act) without knowledge of the law. Arising from this, colleagues with 15 to 24 years of service were also be honoured at this year’s ceremony.
33 Research Postgraduate Programme (MPhil and PhD) students participated in the Competition.
They have given our ST a very supportive environment for their IB teacher professional development. The meeting was an occasion for developments review and two-way communication in the Faculty. He is the author of over 500 publications and nearly 30 books, including, Willpower: Rediscovering the Greatest Human Strength, a New York Times best seller. The article takes lessons learned about team composition and cohesion from the last crew of 6 (who lived and worked together in the dome structure for 8 mos.) and applied them to professional hockey teams. Diamond described decades of deception in diet and cholesterol research which has resulted in the demonization of cholesterol and saturated fat in the diet and in the widespread prescribing of statins to reduce serum cholesterol levels. Polkosky offers 20 practical lessons to encourage women to design engaging and meaningful careers, increase gender diversity, and establish supportive, healthy workplaces. The proposed study evaluates an innovative Stepped Care Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy designed to optimize treatment in community settings and improve the value and efficiency of trauma-focused treatment for children compared to existing approaches, thereby reducing childhood PTSD and related societal impacts and costs. Colleen Oleary facilitated this year's training with wonderful presentations by numerous other graduate students. We will work together to understand those challenges in the context of the research and develop possible solutions. Many clinical researchers talk about implementation and dissemination of treatments that work--but Dr. This honor goes to individuals who in the judgment of the SIOP leadership has made extraordinary contributions to the field. This prestigious award is given to an individual who has a clear record of extensive work with Ph.D. Tammy completed a year of service as President-Elect and assumed the presidency at SIOP's annual conference in April. Instead, his review of the research in this area revealed that there is little health benefit to statin treatment, with adverse effects that more than offset any benefits.
In a major New York Times story that assessed the current evidence for the serotonin theory, Dr.
Raechel's research concerns adolescents' social goals and the ways they relate to aggression and prosocial behavior. With the mission to facilitate scientific exchange and cooperation, the seminar was sponsored by the Global Centre of Excellence at Keio University in Tokyo, Japan, in conjunction with the USF Psychology Department.
David Diamond provides his perspective on the neurobiological basis of why memory retrieval errors occur, and if Governor Perry's gaffe during the debate is a normal memory error or an indication of an underlying brain disorder.
The AAP recommendation may have adverse consequences by increasing the likelihood that parents will forget that their kids are in the car, which could increase the number of children that die in hot cars. On the same occasion, certificates were presented to students of the Faculty who made the Dean’s List for excellent academic achievements.
Fung Tung, Dean of Social Science, addressed the occasion, and faculty members met the freshmen in the programme sessions afterward. A broad range of topics relating to the Faculty were discussed during the meeting and the input from participants shall serve to inform faculty strategic and annual plans.
His two presentations were based, in part, on his recent publication in Expert Review of Clinical Pharmacology entitled "How statistical deception created the appearance that statins are safe and effective in primary and secondary prevention of cardiovascular disease". Thank you to all who made this year's training a great success and welcome to all the new graduate teaching and research assistants!
Rottenberg was featured as a critic, who argued that the serotonin theory of depression was on the verge of collapse.
Ross Krawczyk and Jonathan Weaver were among the 5 nominees who were awarded the top Provost Award. Six psychology researchers from Keio University presented their work at the seminar, as did three USF Psychology graduate students: Ahmet Kerim Uysal, Idan Ariel, and Siri-Maria Kamp. She has always allowed her employee’s ample time for training and fulfillment of her military obligations without question. Wong Kwan Kit (2nd left, front row) of the Department of Geography and Resource Management and Prof. At least 300 students and faculty members joined the event in a relaxing and joyful atmosphere.
Diamond also lectured on the health benefits of a low carbohydrate diet and how stress produces coronary heart disease.
Coovert received a masters degree from Illinois State University prior to attending The Ohio State University for his doctorate. Also representing USF to share their work were Andrea Liebl (a USF Biology graduate student) and Kazutaka Shinozuka (a USF Neurosurgery post-doctoral fellow). David Diamond presented his time-based neuro-model of emotional memory formation with a mechanism explaining why some memories may seem fragmented.
There were over 50 portfolios which were rated independently by a team of faculty for the awards. Our department is not only a top research graduate program, but we also value and invest in quality teacher training.



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