On April 16th, 2021, the doctoral students were challenged to present an overview their research within 4 minutes. Research themes broadly included:
- Real-time ecological evaluation of emotion, cognitions, and behaviors in the context of eating pathology, substance use, worry, and dialectical behavioral therapy skill use
- Psycho-physiological underpinnings of anxiety, stress, and addiction
- Adolescent social and emotional learning and leadership
- Psychopathology in at-risk groups, including non-verbal adults with autism, sexual and gender minority individuals, and health-vulnerable females
Angela Wang (3rd year, mentored by Dr. Maurice Elias) presented on the link between social-emotional learning skills in leadership development in youth.
Benjamin Billingsley (5th year, mentored by Dr. Marc Steinberg) presented on the measurement of experiential avoidance in the context of cigarette smoking.
Danielle Hoyt (1st year, mentored by Dr. Teresa Leyro) presented on anxiety sensitivity as a mechanisms of stress-precipitated smoking.
Docia Demmin (5th year, mentored by Dr. Steve Silverstein) presented on the use of a virtual exercise and mediation training program on mental health and cognitive functioning in K-12 educators during COVID-19.
Ellen Wilkinson (1st year, mentored by Dr. Vanessa Bal) presented on measurement and treatment of depression in adults with autism.
Erick Fedorenko (4th year, mentored by Dr. Richard Contrada) presented on neural reactivity in the context of emotional stimuli among trauma exposed individuals.
Hannah Brinkman (2nd year, mentored by Dr. Teresa Leyro) presented on psychophysiological processes implicated in the link between stress and cigarette smoking.
Jacqueline Smith (1st year, mentored by Dr. Samantha Farris) presented on real-time ecological assessment of biopsychological processes linked to tobacco and medical cannabis use.
Joanne Kim (3rd year, mentored by Dr. Eddie Selby) presented on real-time assessment of psychological needs and frustration among undergraduate students.
Lauren Davis (1st year, mentored by Dr. Eddie Selby) presented on the disordered eating pathology among sexual minority males.
Kathryn Coniglio (4th year, mentored by Dr. Eddie Selby) presented on ecological momentary assessment of cognitions during exercise among women with eating pathology.
Kai Kellerman (2nd year, mentored by Dr. Evan Kellerman) presented on momentary assessment of COVID-related worry and hopelessness and the role of media exposure among undergraduate students.
May Yuan (3rd year, mentored by Dr. Maurice Elias) presented on the measurement of purpose and meaning among adolescents.
Mindy Kibbey (2nd year, mentored by Dr. Samantha Farris) presented on the measurement and targeting of valued living to promote health behavior change.
Qing Yin (2nd year, mentored by Dr. Shireen Rizvi) presented on mechanisms of change of dialectical behavioral therapy.
Rachel Rosen (4th year, mentored by Dr. Marc Steinberg) presented on a naturalistic study to understand the process of quitting e-cigarettes.
Sarah Grace (5th year, mentored by Dr. Marsha Bates) presented on characterizing neuro-psychophysiological mechanisms of flexibility in women with posttraumatic stress symptoms.