Clinical Psychology Faculty
Thad R. Leffingwell, Ph.D.
Professor
Department Head
University of Washington
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Motivation and ambivalence in the behavior change process, including clinical interventions (motivational interviewing) for resolving ambivalence and promoting behavior change-currently focused on health risk behaviors including substance use.
 
Dr. Leffingwell anticipates admitting a student in 2017.
Clinical Psychology Faculty
Larry Mullins, Ph.D.
Regents Professor
Associate Dean of Research
University of Missouri
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Child and family adjustment to pediatric chronic illness, with an emphasis on identifying factors that predict both resilience and adjustment difficulties in children and their parents. Randomized trials with parents of children with a chronic illness. Research is underway in populations of children with cancer, disorders of sexual development, sickle cell disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and asthma.
 
 
Clinical Psychology Faculty
Stephanie N. Mullins-Sweatt, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director of Clinical Training
University of Kentucky
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The clinical applications and utility of personality models within the personality disorder nomenclature. Extensions of personality models to constructs not described in a diagnostic manual (e.g., successful psychopathy) and maladaptive behavior patterns (e.g., nonsuicidal self-injury).
 
Dr. Sweatt anticipates admitting a student in 2017.
Clinical Psychology Faculty
Tony Wells, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Associate Director of Clinical Training
University of Texas at Austin
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Factors contributing to vulnerability and resilience to major depressive disorder (MDD) and suicidal thinking, with a focus on cognitive processes.
 
Dr. Wells anticipates admitting a student in 2017.
Experimental Psychology Faculty
Charles I. Abramson, Ph.D.
Regents Professor, Lawrence L. Boger Professor of International Studies
Boston University
 
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Comparative psychology. Studies include mathematical models of the learning process, influence of agrochemicals and metals on learning, development of a social insect model of ethanol induced behavior, molecular mechanisms of learning, development of inquiry-based science activities, comparative analysis of behavior.  
 
 
Clinical Psychology Faculty
R. Matt Alderson, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
PSC Director
University of Central Florida
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Examination of existing and emerging models and potential core deficits of ADHD, including working memory, behavioral inhibition, and ADHD-related variability.
 
Dr. Alderson anticipates admitting a student in 2017.
Edward Burkley, Ph.D.
Experimental Psychology Faculty
Edward Burkley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
 
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Social-Personality Track. Current Research: Social Psychology, Motivation, Self-control, Self and Identity. Publications appear in Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, Personality & Social Psychology Bulletin, and Self and Identity.
 
 
Melissa Burkley, Ph.D.
Experimental Psychology Faculty
Melissa Burkley, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill
 
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Social-Personality Track.  Current Research: Social Psychology, Gender and race stereotypes, Implicit Prejudice, Stigma. Publications appear in Journal of Personality & Social Psychology, Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, and Personality & Individual Differences.
 
 
Experimental Psychology Faculty
Jennifer Byrd-Craven, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Experimental Program Director
University of Missouri
 
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Comparative-Neurobiology & Developmental Tracks. Current Research: Psychobiology of the stress response include sex differences, developmental and life history factors (family and peer contexts), and as it relates to social cognition and evolutionary psychology more generally. Recent publications appear in Journal of Family Psychology, Journal of Social & Personal Relationships, Hormones & Behavior, and Human Nature.
 
 
Clinical Psychology Faculty
John M. Chaney, Ph.D.
Regents Professor
University of Missouri
 
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Motivation and ambivalence in the behavior change process, including clinical interventions (motivational interviewing) for resolving ambivalence and promoting behavior change-currently focused on health risk behaviors including substance use.
 
Dr. Chaney anticipates admitting a student in 2017.
Clinical Psychology Faculty
DeMond M. Grant, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
University of Buffalo - SUNY
 
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The role of repetitive negative thought (e.g., worry, rumination) on cognitive processes associated with anxiety disorders, using information processing tasks, event-related potentials, and peripheral psychophysiology.
 
 
James W. Grice, Ph.D.
Experimental Psychology Faculty
James W. Grice, Ph.D.
Professor
University of New Mexico
 
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Social-Personality Track. Current Research: Observation Oriented Modeling, Quantitative Methods, Personality Theory, Psychology of Religion, and Idiographic Assessment of Personality. Recent publications appear in Psychological Methods, Multivariate Behavioral Research, and the Journal of Personality.
 
 
Clinical Psychology Faculty
Misty Hawkins, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Indiana Univeristy Purdue University at Indianapolis
 
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The bidirectional impact of emotions and neurocognition on health behaviors and chronic diseases, especially obesity and cardiovascular disease.
 
Dr. Hawkins anticipates admitting a student in 2017.
Experimental Psychology Faculty
Douglas A. Hershey, Ph.D.
Professor
 
 
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Cognitive & Developmental Tracks. Current Research: retirement planning, financial planning for retirement, and lifespan decision making. Recent Publications appear in Work, Aging, and Retirement; the Journal of Personal Finance; Ageing & Society; and the Journal of Consumer Affairs.
 
 
Experimental Psychology Faculty
Shelia M. Kennison, Ph.D.
Professor
University of Massachusetts, Amherst
 
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Cognitive science with a broad focus including topics in cognition related the communication and social processes, especially those involving bilingualism and trilingualism.  New research focuses on biological basis of behavior, especially involved in risk-taking in children and adults.
 
 
Clinical Psychology Faculty
LaRicka R. Wingate, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Director of Africana Studies
Florida State University
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Interpersonal causes, correlates, and consequences of both suicidal behavior. Specifically, resilience, strengths, protective factors, suicide risk assessment, and suicidality in ethnic minority groups.
 
Dr. Wingate anticipates admitting a student in 2017.
Clinical Psychology Faculty
Lucia Ciciolla, Ph.D., IMH®(III)
Assistant Professor
 
 
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Risk and resilience in early child development within the context of the parent-child relationship and in association with maternal psychopathology, developmental risk factors, and social/environmental risk factors.
 
Dr. Ciciolla anticipates admitting a student in 2017.
Clinical Psychology Faculty
Ashley H. Clawson, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
University of Memphis
 
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Child and family health promotion. Reducing secondary and primary tobacco exposure among at-risk children and families, particularly children with medical conditions (e.g., asthma, cancer).
 
Dr. Clawson anticipates admitting a student in 2017.
Clinical Psychology Faculty
Maureen A. Sullivan, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
State University of New York - Stony Brook
 
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Effective parenting strategies and child misbehavior in early childhood, including among American Indian families. Children and their families' adjustment to natural disaster.
 
Dr. Sullivan anticipates admitting a student in 2017.
Experimental Psychology Faculty
David G. Thomas, Ph.D.
Professor, Associate Department Head
University of Denver
 
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Comparative-Neurobiology & Developmental Tracks. Current Research: nutrition, malnutrition, and cognitive development in infancy. Publications appear in Child Development, Developmental Psychology, Developmental Neuropsychology, Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, and Teaching of Psychology. 
 
 
Amanda Baraldi, Ph.D.
Experimental Psychology Faculty
Amanda Baraldi, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
Arizona State University
 
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Current Research: missing data analyses, methods for assessing mediation, longitudinal growth modeling, and health and prevention research. Recent publications appear in Psychological Methods, Multivariate Behavioral Research, and Appetite.
 
 
Celinda Reese-Melancon, Ph.D.
Experimental Psychology Faculty
Celinda Reese-Melancon, Ph.D.
Associate Professor, Director of Undergraduate Studies
Louisiana State University
 
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Memory and memory aging, especially factors that influence prospective memory performance, metamemory, and collaborative cognition.
 
 
David Schrader, Ph.D.
Faculty
David Schrader, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
Speech Director
 
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