Tammy Sonnentag

Advisor: Dr. Mark A. Barnett

Tammy SonnentagDescription of Research

I am doctoral candidate in the social-personality psychology program at Kansas State University. Recently, my research efforts have focused on the individual differences associated with and perceptions of exceptional moral behaviors in children and adolescents.  

Representative Publications

Sonnentag, T. L., & Barnett, M. A. (In Press). An exploration of moral rebelliousness with adolescents and young adults. Ethics and Behavior.

**Struble, A. L., Wadian, T. W., Sonnentag, T. L., Barnett, M. A., & Livengood, J. L. (In Press). An investigation of the characteristics, experiences, and attitudes of court appointed special advocate (CASA) volunteers. Journal of Psychological Inquiry.

Sonnentag, T. L., & McDaniel, B. L. (In Press). Doing the right thing in the face of social pressure: Moral rebels and their role models have heightened levels of moral trait integration. Self and Identity.

Barnett, M. A., Sonnentag, T. L., Livengood, J. L., Struble, A. L., & Wadian, T. W. (2012). Role of fault attributions and desire/effort/outcome expectations in children’s anticipated responses to hypothetical peers with various undesirable characteristics. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 173, 317-329.

Barnett, M. A., Sonnentag, T. L., & Wadian, T. W. (January 2012). Factors associated with children’s acceptance or rejection of hypothetical peers with undesirable characteristics. Interpersonal Acceptance Newsletter.

Sonnentag, T. L., & Barnett, M. A. (2011).  Emotional self-regulation.  In S. Goldstein & J. Naglieri (Eds.), Encyclopedia of child behavior and development.  New York: Springer.

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

Manuscripted Submitted for Publication (**denotes undergraduate co-author)

McDaniel, B. L., **Elliot, A. C., Jeter, W. K., & Sonnentag, T. L. (Submitted). Moral personality development in youth: Emerging adults show higher levels of moral trait integration and stronger role models than early adolescents. Journal of Adolescence.

Miller, S. S., Sonnentag, T. L., & Saucier, D. A. (Submitted). Individual differences in motivations and beliefs explain undergraduate students’ support for diversity initiatives in higher education. Journal of Diversity in Higher Education.

Presentations (**denotes undergraduate co-author)

Shanklin, C. & Sonnentag, T. L. (2013). Partnership for success. Midwest Association of Graduate Schools, Minneapolis, MN., April 10-12. Accepted for Symposium Presentation.

Sonnentag, T. L., Miller, S. S., & Saucier, D. A. (2013). Ideology, prejudice, and preservation of the status quo: An examination of undergraduate students’ ambivalence about diversity initiatives in higher education. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. New Orleans, LA, January 17-19.

Schnabelrauch, C. A., Sonnentag, T. L., & Brannon, L. A. Attitudinal agreement influences preference for moral rebels. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. New Orleans, LA, January 17-19.

Wadian, T. W., Barnett, M. A., & Sonnentag, T. L. (2013). Children’s anticipated responses to two storybook characters: Evidence for (de)stigmatization by association. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. New Orleans, LA, January 17-19.

Wadian, T. W., Barnett, M. A., Sonnentag, T.L. , & **Nichols, M. (2012).  Children's evaluations of a typical and stigmatized storybook character: Evidence for (de)stigmatization-by-association.  Midwest Social Development Consortium. University of Nebraska at Omaha, May, 17-18.

Wadian, T. W., Barnett, M. A., Sonnentag, T. L., & **Struble, A. L. (2012). Children's evaluation and perception of hypothetical peers with undesirable characteristics: Role of the peer's desire to change, source of motivation to change, and outcome. Midwest Association of Psychology. Chicago, IL., May 3-5.

**Graves, J., McDaniel, B., **Elliot, A., **Arreola, J., & Sonnentag, T. L. (2012). Age increases moral identity integration and differentially predicts the influence of positive and poor role models. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Diego, CA., January 26-28.

Sonnentag, T. L., Strain, M. L., & Saucier, D. A. (2012). Relief and redemption: Undergraduates’ responses to the death of Osama bin Laden. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Diego, CA., January 26-28.

Sonnentag, T. L., Barnett, M. A., Livengood, J. L., **Struble, A. L., & Wadian, T. W. (2011). Children’s beliefs about and anticipated responses to hypothetical peers with various undesirable characteristics. American Psychological Association. Washington, D.C., August 5-7.

Sonnentag, T. L., Barnett, M. A., & Livengood, J. L. (2011). The moral rebel: Personality correlates and perceptions. Association for Research in Personality. Riverside, CA, June 16-18.

Sonnentag, T. L., Barnett, M. A., & Livengood, J. L. (2011). The moral rebel: Assessment and perceptions. Society for Research and Child Development. Montreal, Quebec, Canada, March 31-April 2.

**Struble, A. L., Sonnentag, T. L., Barnett, M. A., & Wadian, T. W. (2011). An Investigation of the xharacteristics, wxperiences, and ttitudes of Court appointed special advocates (CASA) volunteers. Great Plains Student Psychology Convention. Topeka, KS, March 18-19.

Sonnentag, T. L., Livengood, J. L., Barnett, M. A., & **Witham, R. Y. (2010). Children’s perception of and responses to peers with various undesirable characteristics: Role of peers’ desire, effort, and outcome. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Las Vegas, NV, January 28-30.

Livengood, J. L., Barnett, M. A., & Sonnentag, T. L. (2010). Undergraduates’ perceptions of mothers and children and in various work/family situations. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Las Vegas, NV, January 28-30.

Sonnentag, T. L., Brown, N. B., Livengood, J. L., Barnett, M. A., & **Witham, R. Y. (2009) Children’s perceptions of and responses to peers with various undesirable characteristics. Association of Psychological Science. San Francisco, CA, May.

Sonnentag, T. L., Brown, N. B., Barnett, M. A., Livengood, J. L., & **Witham, R. Y. (2009) Undergraduates’ perceptions of the desirability of specific personality traits and body types. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Tampa, FL, February.

**Witham, R. Y., Livengood, J. L., Barnett, M. A., Brown, N. D., & Sonnentag, T. L. (2009). Factors associated with individual differences in the liking of children. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Tampa, FL, February.

Sonnentag, T. L., & Rueb, J. (2007). Sex role stereotyping, positive and negative valence, and self-monitoring on self-disclosure.American Psychological Society Convention. New York, NY, May.

Presentations Submitted (**denotes undergraduate co-author)

Sonnentag, T. L., & McDaniel, B. L. (2013). Doing the right thing in the face of social pressure: Moral rebels and their role models have heightened levels of moral trait integration. Society for Research in Child Development. Seattle, WA, April 18-20.

Wadian, T. W., Barnett, M. A., Sonnentag, T. L., & **Nichols, M. B. (2013). Role of various fault attributions and other factors in children’s anticipated responses to two hypothetical peers with undesirable characteristics. Society for Research in Child Development. Seattle. WA, April 18-20.

**Nichols, M. B., Barnett, M. A., Sonnentag, T. L., & Wadian, T. W. (2013). Factors associated with early adolescents’ anticipated emotional and behavioral responses to ambiguous teases on facebook. Society for Research in Child Development. Seattle, WA, April 18-20.

Teaching Experience

General Psychology (Psych 110)
    
Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011 (two sections), Fall 2012

General Psychology Online(Psych 110)
     
Fall 2012

Experimental Methods Lab (Psych 350)
    
Fall 2009, Spring 2010

Introduction to Health Psychology (Psych 518)
     
Summer 2011

Lifespan Personality Development (Psych 520)
    
Fall 2011, Spring 2012

Psychology of Childhood & Adolescence (Psych 280)
     
Spring 2012

Teaching Assistant Positions – Undergraduate Classes

General Psychology
    
Fall 2008, Spring 2009

Abnormal Psychology
    
Fall 2008

Personality Psychology
    
Spring 2009

Teaching Assistant Positions – Graduate Classes

Quantitative Method in Psychology (Lecture & Lab)
    
Fall 2011

Experimental Design
    
Spring 2012

Education

Kansas State University, Manhattan, KS                                                            
M.S. in Psychology, 2010
Thesis Title: The Moral Rebel: Measurement, Correlates, and Perceptions
Graduate Certificate: Youth Development

University of Wisconsin Stevens Point, Stevens Point, WI
B.S. in Psychology, 2006 

E-mail me : tamson@ksu.edu