2012-2013 News

The Psychology Department is excited to announce the hiring of Dr. Michael Young as it's in-coming Department Head, and Young-Ah Park as an in-coming Assistant Professor in Industrial & Organizational Psychology!
Graduate student Tammy Sonnentag and Dr. Mark Barnett published an article titled "An exploration of moral rebelliousness with adolescents and young adults” in the journal Ethics & Behavior.

Sonnentag, Tammy L., & Barnett, Mark A. (2013). An exploration of moral rebelliousness with adolescents and young adults. Ethics & Behavior, 23, 214-236.

Former undergraduate student Adrienne Struble, graduate students Taylor Wadian, Tammy Sonnentag, Jennifer Livengood, and Dr. Mark Barnett published an article titled "An investigation of the characteristics, experiences, and attitudes of Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers” in the Journal of Psychological Inquiry.

Struble, Adrienne L., Wadian, Taylor W., Sonnentag, Tammy L., Livengood, Jennifer L., & Barnett, Mark A. (2013). An investigation of the characteristics, experiences, and attitudes of Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers. Journal of Psychological Inquiry, 18, 17-22.

Dr. YoungAh Park presented three papers at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial-Organizational Psychology, Houston, Texas, April, 2012.

Sprung, J., Park, Y., & Jex, S. M. (2013, April). Work-school conflict's relation to psychological and physical health outcomes. To be presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Park, Y., & Jex, S. M. (2013, April). Mechanisms of burnout crossover between dual-earner couples and gender differences. In A. H. Huffman, & T. K. Frevert (Chairs). The mechanisms of crossover in dual-earner couples. To be presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Park, H-I., & Park, Y. (2013, April). Weekend experience study in predicting compensatory work effort in Korea. To be presented at the 28th annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Houston, TX.

Graduate students Tammy Sonnentag, Taylor Wadian, undergraduate student Marcella Nichols, and Dr. Mark Barnett presented two papers at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, April, 2013.

Wadian, Taylor W., Barnett, Mark A., Sonnentag, Tammy L., & Nichols, Marcella B.  Role of fault attributions and other factors in children's anticipated responses to two peers with undesirable characteristics. Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, April, 2013.

Nichols, Marcella B., Barnett, Mark A., Sonnentag, Tammy L., & Wadian, Taylor W.  Factors associated with early adolescents’ anticipated emotional and behavioral responses to ambiguous teases on Facebook.  Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, April, 2013.

Dr. Clive Fullagar, Dr. Patrick Knight and graduate student Heather Sovern published in Applied Psychology: An International Review, volume 62.

Fullagar, Clive J., Knight, Patrick A., & Sovern, Heather S. (2013). Challenge/skill balance, flow, and performance anxiety. Applied Psychology: An International Review, 62(2), 236-259.

Graduate students Stephen Nettelhorst and Trey Hill and Dr. Laura Brannon published a paper in the journal titled Computers in Human Behavior.

Nettelhorst, S.N., Brannon, L.A., & Hill, W.T. (2013). Examining the impact of consumer feedback on internet product evaluation: Comparing base-rate and case history information. Computers in Human Behavior, 29, 1290-1294.

Richard Harris and doctoral student Manpreet Rai published a paper recently in the Journal of Genetic Psychology on The Modified Brown Peterson Task:  A Tool to Directly Compare Children and Adult's Working Memory.

Rai, M.K., & Harris, R.J. (2013) The Modified Brown Peterson Task:  A Tool to Directly Compare Children and Adult's Working Memory.  Journal of Genetic Psychology. 174, 153-169.

Graduate student Meredith Selden and Dr. Mark Barnett published in the journal, Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, Vol. 42.

Selden, M. P., & Downey, R. G. (2012). Workplace hostility: Defining and measuring the occurrence of hostility in the workforce. Work: A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, 42(1), 93-105.

Graduate students Taylor Wadian and Tammy Sonnentag and Dr. Mark Barnett presented a paper at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, January, 2013 titled "Children’s anticipated responses to two storybook characters: Evidence for (de)stigmatization by association."

Wadian, Taylor W., Barnett, Mark A., & Sonnentag, Tammy L.  Children’s anticipated responses to two storybook characters: Evidence for (de)stigmatization by association.  Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, January, 2013.

Megan Miller, doctoral student in psychology, and Laura Brannon, professor of psychology, presented a poster at the attitudes pre-conference of the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in New Orleans, Louisiana in January, 2013. The poster was titled "Argument-based factors influence low self-monitors' attitudes toward performing health behaviors."

Miller, Megan M., & Brannon, Laura A. Argument-based factors influence low self-monitors' attitudes toward performing health behaviors. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2013 .

Megan Miller, doctoral student in psychology, and Laura Brannon, professor of psychology, presented a poster at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in New Orleans, Louisiana in January, 2013. The poster was titled "Self ratings of factors influencing health-related behaviors."

Miller, Megan M., & Brannon, Laura A. Self ratings of factors influencing health-related behaviors. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana, January 2013 .

Chelsea Schnabelrauch, second year graduate student in psychology , Tammy Sonnentag, doctoral student in psychology, and Laura Brannon, professor of psychology, presented a poster at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual meeting in New Orleans, Louisiana in January, 2013. The poster was titled "Attitudinal agreement influences preference for moral rebels."

Schnabelrauch, C. A. , Sonnentag, T. L., & Brannon, L. A. (January 2013). Attitudinal agreement influences preference for moral rebels. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Graduate student W. Trey Hill and professor Gary Brase published their research on statistical reasoning and numerical literacy in the Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65(12), 2343-2368.

Hill, W.T. & Brase, G.L. (2012). When and for Whom do Frequencies Facilitate Performance? On the Role of Numerical Literacy. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65(12), 2343-2368.

Prof. Richard Harris, undergrad alums Rachel Peoples and Nathalia Coello, and undergraduate student Katherine Phelan presented a poster at the 53rd annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society in Minneapolis MN, November 16, 2012.

Harris, R.J., Peoples, R.N., Phelan, K., & Coello, N. Memory for cognitive and emotional content from subtitled films.  Psychonomic Society Meeting, Minneapolis MN, November 2012.

Dr. Satoris Culbertson, alumni Maura Mills and Angela Connell, and colleague Ann Huffman (Northern Arizona University) published in Gender in Management: An International Journal, volume 27.

Mills, M. J., Culbertson, S. S., Huffman, A. H., & Connell, A. R. (2012 ). Assessing gender biases: Development and initial validation of the Gender Role Stereotypes Scale. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 27, 520-540.

Graduate student Andrew Marshall, undergraduate student Aaron Smith, and faculty members Dr. Tiffany Galtress and Dr. Kimberly Kirkpatrick presented talks at the fall meeting of the Comparative Cognition Society, a satellite meeting of the Society for Neuroscience.

Galtress, Tiffany, Smith, Aaron, & Kirkpatrick, Kimberly. (2012). DRL intervention effects on an impulsive choice task. International Conference on Comparative Cognition, New Orleans, LA.

Marshall, Andrew, & Kirkpatrick, Kimberly. (2012). Reward magnitude effects on sequential risky choices in rats. International Conference on Comparative Cognition, New Orleans, LA.

Kirkpatrick, Kimberly. (2012). Adventures in data mining. International Conference on Comparative Cognition, New Orleans, LA.

Psychology department alumnus Dr. Valerie York, Dr. Laura Brannon, and graduate student Megan Miller published in the journal Health Marketing Quarterly, volume 29.

York, V. K., Brannon, L. A., & Miller, M. M. (2012). Marketing responsible drinking behavior: Comparing the effectiveness of responsible drinking messages tailored to three possible "personality" conceptualizations. Health Marketing Quarterly, 29(1), 49-65.

Faculty member Dr. Kimberly Kirkpatrick gave an invited talk at The Pavlovian Society meeting in Jersey City, NJ. She presented a research project that has been conducted by her student Marina Vilardo.

Kirkpatrick, Kimberly & Vilardo, Marina (2012). Olfactory discrimination of oxygen based explosives and propellants by rats. The Pavlovian Society, Jersey City, NJ.

Dr. Downey and former Psychology graduate students published in the Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied.

John P. Steele, Disha D. Rupayana, Maura J. Mills, Michael R. Smith, Andrew Wefald & Ronald G. Downey (2012): Relative Importance and Utility of Positive Worker States: A Review and Empirical Examination, The Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, 146:6, 617-650

Dr. Gary Brase (Psychology) and Dr. Eugene Vasserman (CIS) awarded NSF grant.

Eugene Vasserman, assistant professor of computing and information sciences, and Gary Brase, associate professor of psychology were awarded a National Science Foundation grant (CNS-1251432) EAGER: "Education-optional Security Usability on the Internet" effective Sept 1, 2012-Feb 28, 2014, for $148,825

Former K-State undergraduate (currently a graduate student in the MSW program at KU) Adrienne Struble, graduate students Taylor Wadian, Tammy Sonnentag, and Jennifer Livengood, and Dr. Mark Barnett published a paper titled "An investigation of the characteristics, experiences, and attitudes of Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers" in the Journal of Psychological Inquiry.

Struble, Adrienne L., Wadian, Taylor W., Sonnentag, Tammy L., Barnett, Mark A., & Livengood, Jennifer L. (2012). An investigation of the characteristics, experiences, and attitudes of Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) volunteers. Journal of Psychological Inquiry.

Drs. Satoris Culbertson and Clive Fullagar, along with alumnus Maura Mills, published in the journal Human Relations, volume 65.

Culbertson, S. S., Mills, M. J., & Fullagar, C. J. (2012). Work engagement and work-family facilitation: Making homes happier through positive affective spillover. Human Relations, 65, 1151-1173.

Dr. Valerie York, Dr. Laura Brannon, and graduate student Megan Miller published a paper titled "Increasing the effectiveness of messages promoting responsible underage drinking:  Tailoring to personality and matching to context" the the journal Health Communication.

York, V.K., Brannon, L.A., & Miller, M.M.  (2012).  Increasing the effectiveness of messages promoting responsible underage drinking:  Tailoring to personality and matching to context.  Health Communication, 27(3), 302-309.

University of Texas - Brownsville students Patrick Flores and Jessica de los Santos, KSU doctoral student Bernardo de la Garza, and KSU Professor Richard Harris presented a poster Acquiring Foreign Language Vocabulary Through Linguistic Context at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association in Oklahoma City on April 14, 2012

Flores, P., de los Santos, J., de la Garza, B., & Harris, R.J.  Acquiring Foreign Language Vocabulary Through Linguistic Context. Poster presented at Southwestern Psychological Association meeting, Oklahoma City, April 12-14, 2012.

Former graduate students Michael Smith, Maura Mills, and Andrew Wefald and Dr. Ron Downey published in Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 17(1).

Smith, M. R., Rasmussen, J. L., Mills, M. J., Wefald, A. J., & Downey, R. G. (2012). Stress and performance: Do service orientation and emotional energy moderate the relationship? Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 17(1), 116-128.

Drs. Les Loschky and Sanjay Rebello (Physics), and Graduate Students Adrian Madsen (Physics) and Adam Larson presented a talk at the 7th biennial Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications, in Santa Barbara, CA, in March 2012.

Madsen, Adrian, Larson, Adrian M., Loschky, Lester C. & Rebello, N. Sanjay (2012, March). Using scanmatch scores to understand differences in eye movements between correct and incorrect solvers of physics problems. Talk presented at the 7th biennial Symposium on Eye Tracking Research & Applications, Santa Barbara, CA.

Graduate student Stephen Nettelhorst had a paper accepted for publication in the journal The New School Psychology Bulletin.

Nettelhorst, S. C., & Youmans, R. J. (in press). The effects of advertisement variation and need for cognition on product attitudes. The New School Psychology Bulletin, Accepted for Publication.

Graduate student Stephen Nettelhorst and Dr. Laura Brannon had a paper accepted for publication in the journal Computers in Human Behavior.

Nettelhorst, S. C., & Brannon, L. A. (in press). The effect of advertisement choice, sex, and need for cognition on attention. Computers in Human Behavior, Accepted for Publication.

Dr. Brenda McDaniel's research on relationship flow has been recently covered on MSNBC.
Graduate students Stephen Nettelhorst, Megan Miller, and Dr. Laura Brannon presented  posters at the 13th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA, January 2012.

Nettelhorst, S. C., & Brannon, L. A. (2012, January). The effect of advertisement choice on attention. Poster presentation at the 13th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Miller, Megan M., & Brannon, Laura A. Self-monitoring and Health Behavior Variability. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, California, January 2012.  

Graduate students Whitney Jeter and Tammy Sonnentag; undergraduate students Jaime Arreola, Samantha Coup, and Taylor Montgomery; former undergraduate students Jaree Basgall, Alex Elliott, and Stacy Schuster; and Dr. Brenda McDaniel presented at the annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Basgall, J., McDaniel, B., & Jeter, W. (2012, January). Emotion regulation predicts psychological abuse perpetration and victimization in romantic relationships above and beyond childhood psychological abuse. Poster presented at the thirteenth annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Coup, S., Jeter, W., McDaniel, B., & Arreola, J. (2012, January). Positive-negative emotion ratios and flow-non flow behavior ratios predict psychological well-being and relationship health in romantic couples. Poster presented at the thirteenth annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Graves, J., McDaniel, B., Elliott, A., Arreola, J., & Sonnentag, T. (2012, January). Age increases moral identity integration and differentially predicts the influence of positive and poor role models. Poster presented at the thirteenth annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Montgomery, T., Jeter, W., & McDaniel, B. (2012, January). Body image, romantic attachment, and infidelity as predictors of cognitive, emotional, and behavioral jealousy in romantic relationships. Poster presented at the thirteenth annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Schuster, S., Jeter, W., McDaniel, B., & Arreola, J. (2012, January). Chronic trauma and relationship closeness impact romantic couple relationship flow during conversation. Poster presented at the thirteenth annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Dr. Mark Barnett and graduate students Tammy Sonnentag and Taylor Wadian published in the Newsletter of the International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection, Volume 6.

Barnett, M. A., Sonnentag, T. L., & Wadian, T. W. (2012). Factors associated with children’s
acceptance or rejection of hypothetical peers with undesirable characteristics. Interpersonal
Acceptance (Newsletter of the International Society for Interpersonal Acceptance and Rejection),
6, 1-3.

Dr. Gary Brase, graduate student alumnus James Daugherty, and two undergraduates - Kat Orme and Rachel Helmke presented their research at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology in San Diego, CA.

Daugherty, J.R., Orme, K., Helmke, R. & Brase, G.L. (2012, January).  Impulsivity’s mediating
role on the relationship between time perception and intertemporal health behaviors.  Poster
presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology,
San Diego, CA.

Graduate student Lora Peaden, Dr. Gary Brase, and undergraduate Kale Monk presented their research at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Peaden, L., Brase, G., & Monk, K. (2012, January).  Sex differences in reactions to sexual and
emotional infidelity: A result of evolution or sociocultural factors? A systematic regression
analysis.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social
Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Dr. Gary Brase participated in a symposium on the influence of "Money as a Motivator" during the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Brase, G.L. (2012, January).  Participant payments push around performance: Money and other ways to get the results you want. In E. Bijleveld (Chair), Money as a motivator: From brain to behavior. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Graduate students Jericho Hockett, Jessica McManus, Stuart Miller, Tammy Sonnentag, Megan Strain, and Russ Webster; former graduate student Sara Smith; undergraduate students Jennifer Cooper, Lea Folsom, and Brooke Williams; former undergraduate students Mason Burns and Melissa Klein; and Dr. Donald Saucier presented at the annual conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Burns, M. D., McManus, J. L., & Saucier, D. A. (2012). Honor beliefs and masculine courage: Real men don't back down. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Cooper, J., Webster, R. J., & Saucier, D. A. (2012). Starters and closers: The effect of article placement on citation frequency in social/personality psychology journals. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Folsom, L. A., Williams, B., Smith, S. J., Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (2012). Justifying prejudice towards pregnant women:  Examining attitudes towards pregnant women on a college campus. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Hockett, J. M., Strain, M., & Saucier, D. A. (2012). Rape myths, rape scripts, and actual rape scenarios: Differences in how rape victims are perceived. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Klein, M., Strain, M. L., & Saucier, D. A. (2012). “That’s terrible!”: Sexist humor in social situations. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

McManus, J. L., & Saucier, D. A. (012). Social categorization and reactions to individuals with intellectual disabilities: An examination of appearance and identification factors. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Miller, S. S., McManus, J. L., Webster, R. W., Smith, S. J., & Saucier, D. A. (2012). Personal and media contact as predictors of affective prejudice toward various outgroups. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Sonnentag, T. L., Strain, M. L., & Saucier, D. A. (2012). Relief and redemption: Undergraduates’ responses to the death of Osama bin Laden. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Strain, M. L., & Saucier, D. A. (2012). Sexist humor in Facebook profiles: Like or dislike? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Webster, R. J., & Saucier, D. A. (2012). Angels and demons are among us: Assessing people’s beliefs in pure good and pure evil. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Graduate student Brianna Sheppard, undergraduate Skyler Gross, alumni Sarah Pavelka and Melanie Hall and Dr. Matthew Palmatier had a paper accepted for publication in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence.

Sheppard, A. Brianna, Gross, Skyler C., Pavelka, Sarah A., Hall, Melanie J. and Palmatier, Matthew I. (in press)  Caffeine increases the motivation to obtain non-drug reinforcers in rats. Drug and Alcohol Dependence,  Accepted for Publication.

Dr. Brase was an invited participant at a workshop on Evolution, Culture, and Reasoning, at the Inamori Center, Kyoto UNiversity, Japan on January 7th.  Dr. Brase also gave an invited presentation to the Psychology Department of Osaka City University in Osaka, Japan on January 11th.

Brase, G.L. (11 January 2012) The nature of human numerical representation and statistical reasoning.  Department of Psychology, Osaka City University, Japan.

Dr. Laura Brannon and graduate student Stephen Nettelhorst published a paper in the journal Computers in Human Behavior.

Nettelhorst, S. C., & Brannon, L. A. (2012).  The effect of advertisement choice on attention. Computers in Human Behavior, 28, 683-687.

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