2010 News

Graduate student Neena Gopalan and Dr. Ronald G. Downey published
in the Assessment News Council of the International Personnel Assessment Council, volume 12.

Gopalan, N., & Downey, R.G. (2010). Report of Work-Family Issues of Classified Employees of Kansas State University. Assessment Council News, International Personnel Assessment Council, v., 12, p.15.

Graduate students James Daugherty, Jenna Rycek, and Whitney Jeter and Dr. Brenda McDaniel and Dr. Allen Eason published in the journal Personal Construct Theory & Practice, volume 7.

McDaniel, B. L., Daugherty, J. R., Rycek, J. M., Jeter, W. K., & Eason, E. A. (2010). "Reaching for the stars" and "Looking down from a pedestal": Do discrepancies between the self and positive or poor role models influence emotional adjustment? Personal Construct Theory & Practice, 7, 76-84.

Classic Holiday Movies Have Universal Appeal, Professor Says.

http://www.k-state.edu/media/newsreleases/dec10/christmasfilm120210.html

Graduate student Russell Webster and Dr. Donald Saucier published with colleagues in Basic and Applied Social Psychology.

Grover, K. W., Miller, C. T., Solomon, S., Webster, R. J., & Saucier, D. A. (2010).
Mortality salience and perceptions of people with AIDS: Understanding the role of
prejudice. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 32 (4), 315-327.

Graduate students Chris Waples, Will Weyhrauch, Angela Connell and Dr. Satoris Culbertson published in the December issue of the journal Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice.

Waples, C. J., Weyhrauch, W. S., Connell, A. R., & Culbertson, S. S. (2010). Questionable defeats and discounted victories for Likert rating scales. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 3, 477-480.

Grad student Adam Larson, Dr. Lester Loschky, and undergraduate students Chris Wallace and Susie Goddard presented a poster at the Psychonomic Society Conference in St. Louis, MO.

Larson, A. M., Wallace, C., Goddard, S., & Loschky, L. C. (November, 2010).  The Effects of Scrambling Episode Components on Memory for a Picture Story: Not Understanding, But Recognizing What You Saw. Poster presented at the annual meeting of The Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO.

Drs. Satoris Culbertson and Clive Fullagar, along with former graduate student Maura Mills, published in the October issue of the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology.

Culbertson, S. S., Fullagar, C. J., & Mills, M. J. (2010). Feeling good and doing great: The relationship between psychological capital and well-being. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 15, 421-433.

Grad student Bernardo de la Garza and Prof. Richard Harris presented a paper at the Psychonomic Society Conference in St. Louis,MO.

Harris, R.J., & de la Garza, B. Acquiring foreign vocabulary through linguistic context: Where is the limit to vocabulary learning?  Psychonomic Society, St. Louis MO. Nov. 20, 2010.

Dr. Gary Brase and graduate students April (Jisook) Park and James Daugherty presented research at the Society for Judgment and Decision Making Conference in St. Louis, MO this November.  James' presented research is on personality and temporal discounting, while April's research is on consumer decision making and regret.

Daugherty, J.R. & Brase, G.L. (2010, November). Temporal Discounting and the Big Five.  Poster presented at the Society for Judgment and Decision Making Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Park, J. & Brase, G.L. (2010, November). Consumers’ post-purchase regret: When do we experience the least amount of regret?  Poster presented at the Society for Judgment and Decision Making Conference, St. Louis, MO.

Graduate student Whitney Jeter and Dr. Brenda McDaniel presented at Kansas State University's Best Practices in Assessment Showcase.  Find more information at http://www.k-state.edu/assessment/resources/Fall10Showcase.htm

McDaniel, B. L., & Jeter, W. K. (November, 2010). Interactive forms of classroom assessment. Presentation given at Kansas State University's Best Practices in Assessment Showcase. Manhattan, Kansas.

Undergraduate Honors student Lindsay Cook and Dr. Richard Harris published in the Summer 2010 issue of Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research.

Cook, L.G., & Harris, R.J. (2010) College students' perceptions of alcohol use in society and in entertainment television. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 15, 60-71.

Dr. Fullagar presented a paper at the Annual Conference of the Midwest Academy of Management.

Clive Fullagar presented a paper entitled "Is it a Trait, Is it a State?" at the 53rd Annual Conference of the Midwest Academy of Management in Grand Forks North Dakota, October 14-16.

Dr. Donald Saucier, graduate student Jericho Hockett, and former K-State undergraduate students Danielle Zanotti and Sarah Heffel published in the Journal of Interpersonal Violence.

Saucier, D. A., Hockett, J. M., Zanotti, D. C., & Heffel, S. (2010). Effects of racism on
perceptions and punishment of intra- and interracial crimes. Journal of Interpersonal
Violence, 25 (10), 1767-1784.

Four students receive fellowships for undergraduate research projects in psychology.

http://www.k-state.edu/media/newsreleases/sept10/psychdeptawards92410.html

Research project offers insight into superstitious behavior.

http://www.k-state.edu/media/newsreleases/sept10/superstition90210.html

Graduate students Kyle van Ittersum, Chris Waples, and Michael Stetzer, and Dr. Clive Fullagar and Dr. Patrick Knight presented a paper at the 5th European Conference on Positive Psychology in Copenhagen, Denmark in June, 2010.

Fullagar, C.J., Van Ittersum, K.W., Knight, P.A., Waples, C.J., & Stetzer, M. (2010). Finding flow: Lessons learned from Rock Band(R). Paper presented at the 5th European Conference on Positive Psychology, Copenhagen, Denmark, June 23 - 26, 2010.

Dr. Laura Brannon published in the International Journal of Tourism Research, volume 12. 

Reddy, S. G., York, V. K., Brannon, L.A.  (2010).  Travel for treatment:  Students’ perspective on medical tourism.  International Journal of Tourism Research, 12, 510-522.

Dr. Lester Loschky gave an invited colloquium talk on how we recognize the gist of scenes at the Psychology Department at the University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS, in September.

Loschky, L.C. (2010, September) How do we understand the gist of a scene? Invited Colloquium at the Department of Psychology, University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS.

Dr. James Shanteau publishes chapter, along with Brian Friel, Rick Thomas, John Raacke, and David Weiss, in Macrocognition Metrics and Scenarios.

Shanteau, J., Friel, B., Thomas, R. P., Raacke, J., & Weiss, D. J.  Assessing expertise when performance exceeds perfection. In E. S. Patterson & J. E. Miller (Eds.), Macrocognition metrics and scenarios: Design and evaluation for real-world teams (pp.85-93). Farnham, UK: Ashgate Publishing.

Drs. Lester Loschky and Richard Harris and graduate students Manpreet Rai, Patricia Barros, and Ryan Hinds presented a talk at the Society for Text and Discourse meeting in Chicago on August 17, 2010.

Rai, M.K., Loschky, L.C., Harris, R.J., Barros, P., & Hinds, R.M. The effects of inferential complexity, stress, and working memory capacity on foreign and native English readers' comprehension of inferences.  Society for Text and Discourse, Chicago, August 17, 2010.

Dr. Richard Harris, graduate student Michael Hinkin, and undergraduate students Tyrel Willimon and Andrew Miranda presented a poster at the Society for Text and Discourse Meeting in Chicago on August 17, 2010.

Harris, R.J., Hinkin, M.P., Willimon, T.W., & Miranda, A.T. Learning from Text in Subtitles and Soundtracks: The Role of Modality, Distraction, and Redundancy.  Society for Text and Discourse, Chicago, August 17, 2010.

Graduate student April Park and Dr. James Shanteau published two chapters, along with Dr. Len Dalgleish, in the Psychology of Judicial Decision Making.

Dalgleish, L., Shanteau, J., & Park, A. (2010). Thresholds for action in judicial decisions. In D. Klein & G. Mitchell, (Eds.), The Psychology of Judicial Decision Making (pp. 165-181). Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press.

Shanteau, J., & Dalgleish, L. (2010). Expertise of court judges. In D. Klein & G. Mitchell, (Eds.), The Psychology of Judicial Decision Making (pp. 269-278). Oxford, U.K.: Oxford University Press.

Undergraduate from University of Puerto Rico studies romanitic jealousy through K-State research program.

http://www.k-state.edu/media/newsreleases/aug10/suroppsych80510.html

Recent PhD Mitch Ricketts and two undergraduates, Breanna McSpadden and Kristen Fernandez-Medina, along with Dr. James Shanteau published in journal Social Science & Medicine.

Ricketts, M., Shanteau, J., McSpadden B., & Fe rnandez-Medina, K. M. (2010 ).  Using stories to battle unintentional injuries: Narratives in safety and health communication. Socia l Science & Medicine, 70, 1441-1449.

K-State, Technical University in Turkey to work on Collaborative projects.

http://www.k-state.edu/media/newsreleases/jun10/turkey62910.html

Dr. Mark Barnett and graduate students Jen Livengood, Tammy Sonnentag, Natalie Barlett, and Rachel Witham published an article, "Children’s anticipated responses to hypothetical peers with undesirable characteristics: Role of peers’ desire to change, effort to change, and outcome," in the Journal of Genetic Psychology, volume 171.

Barnett, M. A., Livengood, J. L., Sonnentag, T. L., Barlett, N. D., & Witham, R. Y. (2010). Children’s anticipated responses to hypothetical peers with undesirable characteristics: Role of peers’ desire to change, effort to change, and outcome. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 171, 262-269.

Russell J. Webster, graduate student, and Drs. Donald A. Saucier and
Richard J. Harris published in the Summer issue of The Journal of the
History of the Behavioral Sciences (vol. 46).

Webster, R. J., Saucier, D. A., & Harris, R. J. (2010). Before the measurement of prejudice: Early psychological and sociological papers on prejudice. Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, 46, 300-313. Abstract:
http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/123579646/abstract.

Graduate students William Weyhrauch and Maura Mills and Drs. Satoris Culbertson and Clive Fullagar published in the June issue of the Journal of Extension, volume 48.

Weyhrauch, W. S., Culbertson, S. S., Mills, M. J., & Fullagar, C. J. (2010). Engaging the engagers: Implications for the improvement of extension work design. Journal of Extension [On-line], 48(3) Article 3FEA5. Available at http://www.joe.org/joe/2010june/a5.php.

Graduate student Tyler Freeman presented his Master's research with Dr. Lester Loschky at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science in Boston in May.

Freeman, T. E., Klinock, A., & Loschky, L. C. (2010). Low and high spatial frequencies are
useful for drawing. Presented at the 2010 meeting of the Association for Psychological Science. Boston, MA.

Russell J. Webster, graduate student in social/personality psychology,
presented a paper and poster at the American Educational Research
Association in May.

Webster, R. J., Benton, S. L., & Gross, A. (2010, May). Online versus paper survey delivery of college student ratings of instruction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO."

Webster, R. J., Benton, S. L., Woller, M., & Middendorf, J. (2010, May). Disciplinary distinctions of academic department chair and faculty ratings. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Denver, CO.

Dr. Kimberly Kirkpatrick, graduate student Ana Garcia and colleagues presented two posters at the Society for the Quantitative Analysis of Behavior annual meeting in San Antonio, TX May 27-29.

Kirkpatrick, K., Ghormley, D., Guevara, M., Garcia, A., Sears, T., Hansen, B.C., & Loschky, L.C. (2010). Scene gist categorization in pigeons. Annual Meeting of the Society for Quantitative Analysis of Behavior, San Antonio, TX.

Garcia, A., & Kirkpatrick, K. (2010). Timing, reward processing and choice behavior in Wistar and Sprague-Dawley rats. Annual Meeting of the Society for Quantitative Analysis of Behavior, San Antonio, TX.

Dr. Kimberly Kirkpatrick was awarded a R01 grant from the National Institutes of Mental Health.

National Institutes of Mental Health, R01 Project Grant, Timing, reward processing, and choice. Direct Costs: $875,000, 2010-2015.

Dr. Lester Loschky and colleague Dr. Alexander Varakin (Knox College) published an article in the Quarter Journal of Experimental Psychology in May.

Varakin, D.A., & Loschky, L.C. (2010). Object appearance and picture-specific viewpoint are not integrated in long-term memory. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 63(6), 1181-1200.

Dr. Lester Loschky and graduate student Adam Larson presented three posters at the Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society in Naples FL in May.

Loschky, L.C., Ellis, K.M., Hansen, B.C., Sears, T., Ringer, R., & Davis, J. (2010, May). Broadening the horizons of scene gist recognition: Aerial and ground-based views. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

Larson, A.M., Loschky, L.C., Ringer, R., & Kridner, C. (2010, May). Attention modulates gist performance between central and peripheral vision. Poster presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

Freeman T. E. & Loschky L. C. (2010, May). Scene masking is affected by contrast of the blank screens with the target and mask at short SOAs (The sequel). Poster presented at the 10th Annual Meeting of the Vision Sciences Society, Naples, FL.

Faculty Extension Excellence Award given to Elaine Johannes.

Dr. Elaine Johannes (BS, 1979) is the recipient of the 2010 College of Human Ecology Extension Excellence Award. This award is presented to an extension faculty member who has developed a program with a significant theme that has benefited the people of Kansas.

Dr. Johannes is an assistant professor and extension specialist in youth development. She also coordinates the youth development master's program for the Great Plains Inter-institutional Distance Education Alliance and teaches course work in that program. Elaine Johannes has supported her work with numerous extramural grants. She is an active scholar in the promotion of healthy behaviors for youth.

The program for which Dr. Johannes is being recognized is titled Get It-Do It, a project designed to assist intergenerational teams in rural communities in building projects to meet defined health needs. The focus of the project is the creation of environments that promote healthful eating and fitness behaviors.

Dr. Johannes received her Bachelor's degree in psychology in 1979, her Master’s degree in adult and community counseling in 1982, and her PhD in lifespan human development in 2003, all from Kansas State University. She is a former Kansas Public Health Leadership Institute Scholar, recipient of numerous awards from K-State extension, and a National Extension Leader Development Fellow.

Dr. Ronald Downey and colleagues published in Journal of Managerial Issues, Volume XXII.

Wefald, A. J., Katz, J. P., Downey, R. G., & Rust, K.G., (Spring, 2010).  Organizational Slack, Firm Performance, and the Role of Industry.  Journal of Managerial Issues, 22, 1, 70-87.

Dr. Ronald Downey and colleagues published in the Journal of Applied Business Research, Volume 26.

Wefald, A. J., Katz, J. P., Downey, R. G., and Rust, K. G., (January/February, 2010).  Organizational Slack and Performance: The Impact of Outliers.  The Journal of Applied Business Research, 26, 1, 1-10.

Dr. Ronald Downey and colleagues published in College Student Journal, Vol. 44.

Eunhee, K., Newton, F. B., Downey, R. G., Benton, S. L. (March, 2010).   Personal Factors Impacting College Student Success:   Constructing College Learning Effectiveness Inventory (CLEI).  College Student Journal, 44, 1, 112-125.

Undergraduate Gabe Hughes, graduate student April Park, and Dr. Gary Brase present research at the Midwestern Psychological Association meeting (April, 2010).

Park, J. & Brase, G.L. (2010, April). Putting More Cognitive Effort Helps Reduce the Level of Regret. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Society 82nd annual meeting, Chicago, IL.  

Park, J. & Brase, G.L. (2010, April). Varying Levels of Cognitive Effort Across Different Types of Consumer Products. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Society 82nd annual meeting, Chicago, IL.  

Hughes, G.A. & Brase, G.L. (2010, April). Perceptual bias in height estimation. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Society 82nd annual meeting, Chicago, IL.  

Brase, G.L. (2010, April). Recall of implicit deontics in selection task reasoning rules. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Society 82nd annual meeting, Chicago, IL.

Mentor to Undergraduate Researchers and a Student Researcher Receive K-State Honors for their Work.

http://www.k-state.edu/media/newsreleases/may10/ugresearch50710.html

Nicole Simonson and Faculty mentor Dr. Brenda McDaniel presented a poster at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.  “Exploration of empathic concern and anger rumination through family conflict”.

Simonson, N. & McDaniel, B. L. (April, 2010).  Exploration of empathic concern and anger rumination through family conflict. Poster presented at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association convention. Chicago, IL.

Dr. Kimberly Kirkpatrick and colleague published in the journal Learning and Motivation, volume 41.

Galtress, T., & Kirkpatrick, K. (2010). Reward magnitude effects on temporal discrimination, Learning and Motivation, 41, 108-124.

Department of Psychology announced several scholastic awards at its recent spring banquet.

The Peterson Prize for the Outstanding Graduating Senior in Psychology is awarded to the undergraduate psychology major who excels in the classroom, in research, and in service to the department. This year the Peterson Prize was given to Danielle Zanotti from Yukon, OK. She graduated cum laude last December. In addition to her academic achievements, Danielle is the coauthor on a manuscript in press, two manuscripts under review, co-author of another manuscript in preparation, one as first author, and is the co-author of four conference presentations. She achieved all of these while a member of Kansas State University’s Women’s Basketball Team.

The E. J. Phares Prize for Outstanding Undergraduate Research is given to the student who has generated an outstanding research record. Dr. Phares performed groundbreaking work on locus of control. He served as department head for over 20 years. This year the E.J. Phares Prize was awarded to Mason Burns from Overland Park, KS. Mason was also the recipient of a Doreen Shanteau Undergraduate Research Fellowship. Mason is the coauthor on one manuscript under review, is the co-author of three manuscripts in preparation, one as first author, and is the co- author of four conference presentations, one as first author.

The Ronald G. and Dorothy J. Downey Award for Outstanding Dissertation Proposal in Industrial/Organizational Psychology was established to provide funds to help the recipient conduct his or her dissertation research. Ms. Maura Mill is the 2010 recipient of this award.

Developing Scholar, Jaime Arreola, along with Professors McDaniel and Fullagar and other undergraduate students, present poster at K-State's 10th Annual Developing Scholars Symposium.

Developing Scholar, Jaime Arreola, with support from K-State Faculty mentors Brenda McDaniel and Clive Fullagar and K-State student co-authors Alex Elliott, Kelli Loring, and Jaree Basgall, presented the poster "Examining flow and cortisol in intimate relationships after conflict and “happy times”" at Kansas State University's 10th annual developing scholars symposium.

During this ceremony, Jaime was awarded the James R. Coffman Award of Excellence for a First Year Scholar.

Dr. Satoris Culbertson and colleagues Ann Huffman, Stephanie Payne, Laura Koehly, and Carl Castro presented their paper "An examination of work-family conflict: Initial impact versus exposure time effects" at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology held April 8-10 in Atlanta, GA.

Culbertson, S. S., Huffman, A. H., Payne, S. C., Koehly, L. M., & Castro, C. A. (2010, April). An examination of work-family conflict: Initial impact versus exposure time effects. In R. Matthews (Chair), Examining work-family conflict: Initial impact versus exposure time effects. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Atlanta, GA.

Undergraduate students Jaree Basgall and Alex Elliott, along with Dr. Brenda McDaniel, presented award winning research at the Southwestern Psychological Association Conference.

Basgall, J. D., Elliott, A. C., & McDaniel, B. L. (April, 2010). Fostering better  relationships: Exploring early childhood influences and moral emotional development. Poster presented at the 56th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Dallas, TX.  

*This research was awarded a $300 Psi Chi Regional Research Award.*

Elliott, A. C., Basgall, J. D., & McDaniel, B. L. (April, 2010). Moral role models: Impact and influence on youth development. Poster presented at the 56th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Dallas, TX.  

*This research was awarded a $300 Psi Chi Regional Research Award.*

Eason, E. A., Sitterle, D., McDaniel, B. L., Basgall, J. D., & Elliott, A. C. (April, 2010). Microaggressions and covert language in the dialogues of multicultural classrooms. Poster presented at the 56th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Dallas, TX.  

Several undergraduate students in Dr. Lester Loschky's Visual Cognition Lab won awards, including 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Place in Session, at the Great Plains Student Psychology Conference, in March 2010.

McQuade, M., Badke, C.; & Hughes, G. (2010, March). Attention modulates gist performance between central and peripheral vision.  Talk presented at the 30th Annual Great Plains Student Psychology Convention, St. Joseph, MO. [Awarded 1st Place in Session]

Wallace, C. & Goddard, S. (2010, March). The effects of story structure and order on recognition memory for a picture story.  Talk presented at the 30th Annual Great Plains Student Psychology Convention, St. Joseph, MO. [Awarded 2nd Place in Session]

Ringer, R.V. & Davis, J. (2010, March). The effects of image rotation in scene gist recognition in ground-based versus aerial views.  Talk presented at the 30th Annual Great Plains Student Psychology Convention, St. Joseph, MO. [Awarded 3rd Place in Session]

 

Dr. Lester Loschky and graduate student Adam Larson published in the journal, Visual Cognition, in March 2010.

Loschky, L.C., & Larson, A.M. (2010). The natural/man-made distinction is made prior to basic-level distinctions in scene gist processing. Visual Cognition, 18(4), 513-536.

Dr. Mark Barnett and graduate students Natalie Barlett, Jennifer Livengood, Deb Murphy, and Katie Brewton published an article in the Journal of Genetic Psychology, volume 171.

Barnett, M. A., Barlett, N. D., Livengood, J. L., Murphy, D. L., & Brewton, K. E. (2010).  Factors associated with children's anticipated responses to ambiguous teases. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 171, 54-72.

Undergraduate student Ryan Ringer was awarded a $1,000 fellowship to research Aerial vs. Ground-based scene perception with Dr. Lester Loschky by the Kansas NASA Space Grant Consortium.  The award was one of only two given to undergraduates at Kansas State University.
K-State Study Shows People Not Only Judge Mothers Based On Work Status, But Also Value The Women's Children And The Mother-Child Relationships Differently.

http://www.k-state.edu/media/newsreleases/feb10/mothers21810.html
or http://ow.ly/18s1W

Dr. Kim Kirkpatrick and colleague published in Behavioral Neuroscience, volume 124.

Galtress, T., & Kirkpatrick, K. (2010). The role of the nucleus accumbens core in impulsive choice, timing, and reward processing, Behavioral Neuroscience, 124, 26-43.

Dr. Lester Loschky and colleagues published an article in the journal Attention, Perception & Psychophysics in January 2010.

Loschky, L.C., Hansen, B.C., Sethi, A. & Pydimarri, T. (2010). The role of higher-order
image statistics in masking scene gist recognition. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics,
72(2), 427-444.

Graduate student James Daugherty and Dr. Gary Brase presented a poster at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP) conference on January 30th, 2010.  Dr. Brase also presented a poster with Sandra Brase at SPSP.

Brase, G.L. & Brase, S.L. (2010, January). Baby Fever: Does it exist? Poster presented at
the 11th Annual Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas,
NV.

Daugherty, J.R. & Brase, G.L. (2010, January). Predicting evolutionary-relevant risk taking
with Big Five personality, time perspective, and temporal discounting. Poster presented at
the 11th Annual Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas,
NV.

Dr. Satoris Culbertson and colleagues Ann Huffman and Rachel Alden-Anderson published in the Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, volume 144.

Culbertson, S. S., Huffman, A. H., & Alden-Anderson, R. (2010). Leader-member exchange and
work-family interactions: The mediating role of self-reported challenge- and hindrance-
related stress. Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 144, 15-36.

Don Saucier, associate professor of psychology; graduate students Po Sen Chu, Jericho Hockett, Leschia McElhaney, Jessica McManus, Sara Smith, Megan Strain, and Russell Webster; and undergraduate students Mason Burns, Megan Dwyer, Lea Folsom, Scott Fluke, Eric Hafner, Cathleen Klausing, and Danielle Zanotti presented posters at the annual
conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Burns, M. D., Webster, R. J., & Saucier, D. A. (2010). Revisiting the effects of political
orientation on prejudice toward minority groups. Poster presented at the annual meeting
of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
 
Chu, P. S., Saucier, D. A., Hafner, E., & Smith, S. J. (2010). Meta-Analysis of the
relationships between social support and psychological and behavioral well-being in
children and adolescents. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for
Personality and Social Psychology.

Fluke, S., Webster, R. J., McElhaney, L., & Saucier, D. A. (2010). Cross your fingers: The
effects of pessimism and locus of control on belief in superstition. Poster presented at the
annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
 
Folsom, L. A., Zanotti, D. C., Smith, S. J., & Saucier, D. A. (2010). The effects of gender-
role-relevant choices on perceptions of women. Poster presented at the annual meeting of
the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Hockett, J. M., Smith, S. J., Klausing, C., & Saucier, D. A. (2010). An umbrella of
dominance? An examination of oppressive beliefs in the context of rape. Poster presented
at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

McElhaney, L., Webster, R. J., Fluke, S., & Saucier, D. A. (2010). I believe I can fly:
Personality predictors of engagement in fantasy narratives. Poster presented at the annual
meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

McManus, J. L., Dwyer, M., & Saucier, D. A. (2010). To help or not to help: How racism and
target race affect the decision to help. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the
Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Strain, M., & Saucier, D. A. (2010). Social vigilantism and assertion of religious beliefs:
Predicting belief defense and dissemination. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the
Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Dr. Mark Barnett and graduate students Tammy Sonnentag, Jen Livengood, and Rachel Witham presented two posters at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in Las Vegas, NV in January.

Sonnentag, T. L., Livengood, J. L., Barnett, M. A., & Witham, R. Y. (January, 2010). Children’s anticipated responses to hypothetical peers with undesirable characteristics: Role of peers’ desire to change, effort to change, and outcome. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

Livengood, J. L., Barnett, M. A., & Sonnentag, T.L. (January, 2010). Perceptions of mothers and children in various work-family situations. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

Dr. Don Saucier and graduate student Russell Webster published in the journal Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin in January 2010.

Saucier, D. A., & Webster, R. J. (2010). Social vigilantism: Measuring individual differences in belief superiority and resistance to persuasion. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36 (1), 19-32.

Using Hurricane Katrina as model, KSU psychologists find racial biases skew perceptions of how much help victims need.

When assessing the amount of help someone needs, people's perceptions can be skewed by their racial biases, according to a Kansas State University study. Donald Saucier, K-State associate professor of psychology, and psychology graduate students Sara Smith, Topeka, and Jessica McManus, Maineville, Ohio, surveyed undergraduate students a year after Hurricane Katrina to examine their perceptions of the hurricane victims and the helping response. A short news release is available at http://ow.ly/VfKn

 

K-STATE SOPHOMORE FROM OVERLAND PARK RESEARCHES THE POSITIVE AND NEGATIVE BEHAVIORS AND ATTITUDES ELICITED FROM DIFFERENT MUSIC LYRICS.

Patriotic music may close minds, children's music may open them. Eduardo Alvarado, sophomore in pre-law from Overland Park, is looking at the behaviors elicited from the musical lyrics of common songs. He is working with Donald Saucier, associate professor of psychology. The preliminary findings showed that the patriotic songs had a negative effect on the research subjects, as shown through their responses to survey questions about other cultures and diversity. Songs like "Itsy Bitsy Spider" and "Row, Row, Row Your Boat" were meant to be neutral primes, but the researchers found that they stimulated a pro-social response. A short news release is available at http://ow.ly/MQoj

K-STATE PSYCHOLOGY RESEARCH SHOWS HOW POPULAR SONGS CAN CUE SPECIFIC MEMORIES.

Power of music lies beyond sound. Richard Harris, professor of psychology, found that people don't have to hear a song to evoke clear memories of a particular time in life. Rather, just thinking about the song is enough to spark nostalgia. Even though "Eye of the Tiger" was released in 1982, before the research subjects were born, Harris and students found that 24 percent reported that the song provoked a strong memory of high school sporting events. The research appeared in the journal Psychology of Music. A short news release is available at http://ow.ly/E7D3

K-STATE ORGANIZATIONAL PSYCHOLOGISTS USE THE VIDEO GAME ROCK BAND TO STUDY HOW PEOPLE ACHIEVE FLOW WHILE AT WORK, PERFORMING SKILLED TASKS.

What Rock Band can teach us about the workplace. By playing the video game Rock Band for an hour, Kansas State University students were able to help a pair of psychology professors with their research to understand how people can achieve flow while at work or while performing skilled tasks. Clive Fullagar, a professor, and Patrick Knight, an associate professor, found that -- like Goldilocks -- most people achieve flow with work that is neither too easy nor too hard but just right. A short news release is available at http://ow.ly/MQpd

Graduate student James Daugherty and Dr. Gary Brase published in the January 2010 issue of Personality and Individual Differences.

Daugherty, J.R. & Brase, G.L. (2010). Taking Time to be Healthy: Predicting Health Behaviors with Delay Discounting and Time Perspective. Personality and Individual Differences, 48(2), 202–207.

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