Recent Ph.D. Dissertation Titles

  • Konika Banerjee, “Everything Happens for a Reason.” Children’s and Adults’ Teleological Reasoning about Life Events (2015)

  • Amber Nicole Baysinger, Manipulating Memory Reconsolidation to Reduce Drug-Seeking Behavior (2016)

  • Marie Anjoli Bragg, Sports and Food Marketing: The Use of Athlete Endorsements, Sports Sponsorships, and Physical Activity Messages in Food Advertisements (2014)

  • Sara Burke, The Excluded Middle: Attitudes and Beliefs about Bisexual People, Biracial People, and Novel Intermediate Social Groups (2016)

  • Kevin Oliveira Callender, One of Us or One of Them? Psychological Responses to Uncertainty about the Sexual Identity of Others (2015)

  • Mark J. Celano, Cognitive, Behavioral, and Affective Consequences of Possessing a Visible Tattoo in Dyadic Interactions (2014)

  • Alia Crum, Rethinking Stress: The Role of Mindsets in Determining the Stress Response (2012)

  • Sunny Justine Dutra, Reward Network Functioning in Bipolar I Disorder: A Clinical Affective Neuroscience Approach (2016)

  • Rebecca L. Dyer, From Good Intentions to Bad Behavior: The Role of Motivation in Moral Decision-Making (2014)

  • Andrea Gold, Threat-induced Changes in Amygdala Ventral Prefrontal Cortex Functional Connectivity and Risk for Posttraumatic Stress (2013).

  • Lily Eliza Guillot, Children’s Fiction Preferences: Exploring Early Biases for Character Identity, Story Structure, and Distressing Narratives (2014)

  • Yi He, Investigating the processing of faces from different races and artificially created minimal groups using ERP and fMRI. (2011)

  • Yoona Kang, Effects of Meditation on Attitudes toward Self and Others (2013)

  • Scott Barry Kaufman, Beyond General Intelligence: The Dual-Process Theory of Human Intelligence (2009).

  • Kyungmi Kim, Extended Self: Neural and Psychological Processes Underlying Associations between Self and Objects (2014)

  • Venkat Lakshminarayanan, Economic Biases and Decision-Making Heuristics in Capuchin Monkeys (2012)

  • Matthew Scott Lebowitz, Effects of Biological Explanations of Psychopathology among Mental Health Clinicians and Consumers (2016)

  • Lee, Su Mei, Clarifying the role of the posterior superior temporal sulcus in social cognitive processing. (2015)

  • Marroquin, Brett, Interpersonal Emotion Regulation: Regulatory Invluences of Closer Relationships on depression (2014)

  • Nanxin Li, Neurobiological mechanism of rapid antidepressant actions of ketamin. (2011)

  • Stephanie Maddox, Genomic and Epigenomic Mechanisms Underlying Fear Memory Reconsolidation (2013)

  • Meghan E. Rabbitt Morean, Development of a new assessment package for anticipated and actual alcohol effects. (2011)

  • Anna-Kaisa Newheiser, Punishment, Retaliation, and Justification of Prejudice Toward Cohesive Groups (2012)

  • Starmans, Christina, Developing Intuitions about the Self (2015)

  • Katie Wang, Coping with Social Disadvantage in an Ambiguous World: Perceiving and Responding to Prejudice and Discrimination (2014)

  • Blair E. Wisco, Interpretation bias in depression: The roles of self-relevance and visual perspective. (2011)