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Student Achievements

Congragulations to our 2014 Outstanding Graduate

Katelyn Uhlhorn graduated in December 2013 (3.5 years) Magna Cum Laude from the Department of Psychology.  Katelyn balanced excellent performance in the classroom with being involved in multiple experiential learning opportunities within the department.  She worked with two different faculty on their research teams and was a co-author on four posters presented at regional and national conferences.  Additionally, during the Summer of 2013, she was chosen and worked as an intern in the ADHD Summer Treatment Program at Florida International University under the direction of Dr. William Pelham, one of the leader researchers on behavioral interventions for children with ADHD.  Katelyn recently accepted a position working in the Admissions office at Pacific and will represent the department well.  She has future plans to be involved in child interventions and teaching, possibly through being a classroom teacher or other child interventionist. 


Congragulations to our 2013 Outstanding Graduate

Lulu SkafiLulu Skafi - Lulu recently graduated Summa Cum Laude with a degree in Psychology.  An outstanding student in the classroom, she has also been involved in multiple experiential learning opportunities, including serving as an intern for the Pacific Child and Family parent training program, working for the Community Re-entry Program, working as a behavioral interventionist for Central Valley Autism Project, as well as working as a research assistant.  She recently helped present her research at the Western Psychological Association Conference in Reno, NV.  She continues to actively work as a research assistant as well as on an individually initiated research project.  She plans to further her studies by completed a Masters of Social Work program. 


Off to Grad School!

  • Megan Rangel '12 was accepted into the Master's in marriage and family therapy graduate program at St. Mary's College of California.
  • Tyler Glassford '12 was accepted into the joint Master's in social work and applied behavior analysis program at Saint Louis University in MO.

Publications:

Matt Normand, Psychology, and graduate students Tracy Larson '12, Allison Morley '12, and Bryon Miller '12, had the paper, " Treatment implications of a functional analysis of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in young children " accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. The paper is a report of a study conducted by Tracy Larson as her thesis research at Pacific.

Matt Normand, Psychology, and Carolynn Kohn, Psychology, had their paper, "Don't wag the dog: Extending the reach of applied behavior analysis" accepted for publication in 2013 the journal The Behavior Analyst.

Matt Normand, Psychology, and graduate students Kristin Hustyi '10, Tracy Larson '12, and Allison Morley '12, had the paper, "The effect of outdoor activity context on physical activity in preschool children" accepted for publication in the Journal of Applied Behavior Analysis. The paper is a report of a study conducted by Kristin Hustyi as her thesis research at Pacific.

Scott Jensen, Psychology, and Linda Lowry '11, had their paper "Payment schedules do not affect attendance/completion of group behavioral parent training" published in 2012 the journal Psychological Services.

Elizabeth Graham, Psychology, and Deborah Burke, Pomona College, had their chapter "The neural basis for aging effects on language" published in 2012 in the book The handbook of the neuropsychology of language.

Jacqueline Austin, Psychology, and Margaret Kovera, CUNY, had their entry "Eyewitness identifications and lineups." accepted for publication in The Encyclopedia of Clinical Psychology.

Jacqueline Austin, Psychology, and her colleagues at CUNY David Zimmerman, Lindsey Rhead and Margaret Kovera, had their chapter "Double-blind lineup administration: Effects of administrator knowledge on eyewitness decisions" published in 2013 in the book Reform of eyewitness identification procedures.

Jessica Grady, Psychology, and her colleagues at West Virgina University Chelsea Ale and Tracy Morris, had their paper "A naturalistic observation of social behaviors during preschool drop-off" published in 2012 in the journal Early Child Development and Care.

Presentations:

The following were presented by Psychology students and faculty at the 2013 Association for Behavior Analysis International (ABAI) meeting in Minneapolis, MN:

Tracy Larson '12 presented the paper "A functional analysis of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in young children" co-authored by Matt Normand, Allison Morley '12, and Bryon Miller '13.

Matt Normand, Psychology, served as a discussant for a symposia titled, "Efficient and practical procedures for measuring and assessing child behavior in the home" and as the chair of a panel discussion entitled, "Instead of preaching to the choir, publish outside of the box".

Nicole Schultz, '14, Emily Metz, '14, Katie Uhlhorn '13 (undergrad), Elise Martin, 14 (undergrad), Valerie Segura, '14, and Carolynn Kohn, Psychology presented the poster "A behavioral assessment of alcohol consumption: Does corrective feedback influence self-report and pouring behavior?"

Psychology students and faculty presented research at the California Association for Behavior Analysis (CalABA) conference in Garden Grove, CA.

Tracy Larson '13
won the Julie Vargas Award for research she conducted as her master's thesis.

Tracy Larson '12 presented the paper "Free-living validation of the New Lifestyles® Nl-2000® pedometer and Fitbit® accelerometer with preschool-age children" co-authored by Matt Normand, Allison Morley '12, Bryon Miller '13. and Leslie Galbraith '14.

Nicole Schultz, '14, Carolynn Kohn, Psychology, and E. Kelly Rush '13 (undergrad) presented the poster "Energy consumption: Reduced, reused, but will it be remembered?"

The following were presented by Psychology students and faculty at the 2013 Western Psychological Association (WPA) conference in Reno, NV:

Megan Doerr '14, Sean Blumberg '14, Elizabeth Herrera '14, Sarah C. Attal '14 (undergrad)

Cassandra Carsten '13 (undergrad), Andrew Garcia '13 (undergrad), Ashley Waldera '13 (undergrad) and Scott Jensen, Psychology, presented the poster "Comparing time out teaching strategies: group instruction vs. Structured feedback."

Sean Blumberg '14, Megan Doerr '14, Elizabeth Herrera '14, Sarah C. Attal '14 (undergrad)

Cassandra Carsten '13 (undergrad), Andrew Garcia '12 (undergrad), Ashley Waldera '14 (undergrad) and Scott Jensen, Psychology, presented the poster "Evaluation of structured parent training package for time out."

Patricia Quan '14, Lubna Skafi '13 (undergrad), Diana Lujano '13 (undergrad), Bertha Muro Mora '13 (undergrad), Matthew Edwards '13 (undergrad), and Scott Jensen, Psychology, presented the poster "Inter-observer agreement (IOA): An evaluation of observer training procedures."

Nicole Schultz '14, Emily Metz '14, Katie Uhlhorn '13 (undergrad), Elise Martin '14 (undergrad), Valerie Segura '14, Lauren Genung, '13 (undergrad), Tyler Nighbor '14, and Carolynn Kohn, Psychology, presented the poster, "Assessing free-pours: If you show it, will they know it?"

Valerie Segura '14, Nicole Schultz '14, Tyler Nighbor '14 and Carolynn Kohn, Psychology, presented the poster "Compensatory responses, or something else altogether?"

The following were presented by Psychology students and faculty at the 2013 Society for Behavioral Medicine (SBM) conference in San Francisco, CA:

Nicole Schultz '14, Katie Warnke '11 (undergrad), Emily Metz '14 and Carolynn Kohn, Psychology, presented the poster "Changes in self-reported drinking following feedback: Comparing free-pours to self-report."

Nicole Schultz '14, Emily Metz '14, Heather Dunn Carlton, Student Conduct and Community Standards, and Carolynn Kohn, Psychology, presented the poster "Means may be meaningless when assessing standard drink knowledge."

Valerie Segura '14, Rutvi Patel '15, Nicole Schultz '14, Mychal Machado '12 and Carolynn Kohn, Psychology, presented the poster "Compensatory responses, or something else altogether?"


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