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December 2017

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September 2017

Agnieszka Mlodnicka

“Impact of neurodevelopmental genes on the trajectory of ADHD severity: A Pilot Study.” Abstract

Committee Chair - Jeffrey Halperin, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Yoko Nomura, Ph.D., Yasmin Hurd, Ph.D., Sarah O'Neill, Ph.D. and Justin Storbeck, Ph.D.

On Friday, September 15, 2017 at 9:00 AM in Razran Room, Science Building at Queens College; 65-30 Kissena Blvd, Flushing, New York 11367.
 

August 2017


Stephen Volz

"Mechanisms of Navigation in Fiddler Crabs: An Analysis of Allocentric and Egocentric Contributions" Abstract

Committee Chair - Frank Grasso, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Jennifer Basil, Ph.D., Andrew Delamater, Ph.D., and Stefano Ghirlanda, Ph.D.

On Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 11:00 am in Building: William James Hall, Room 5117 at Brooklyn College; 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn, NY 11210.


Rita El-Haddad

“Coping, accommodations, and strategies: An interview study on academic and employment experiences with adults with dyslexia” Abstract

Committee Chair - Natalie Kacinik, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Laura Rabin, Ph.D., Daniel Kurylo, Ph.D., Elisabeth Brauner, Ph.D. and Laraine McDonough, Ph.D.

On Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 10:00 AM in Room 5109, James Hall Building at the Brooklyn College; 2900 Bedford Avenue, Brooklyn NY, 11210.


Kathleen Isaac

"The Impact of Spirituality and Trauma on Appraisals of Psychotic-Like Experiences" Abstract

Committee Chair - Deidre Anglin, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Elliot Jurist, Ph.D., Glen Milstein, Ph.D., Lina Jandorf, M.A., Tiffany Floyd, Ph.D.

On Tuesday, August 29, 2017 at 10:00 AM in Room 7/308, NAC Building, at the City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, NY 10032


Ayanna Cummings

"The Effect of Social Power Bases in Varying Organizational Cultures." Abstract

Committee Chair - Harold Goldstein, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Charles Scherbaum, Ph.D., Karen Lyness, Ph.D., Loren Naidoo, Ph.D., and Charles Moses, Ph.D.

On Monday, August 28, 2017 at 4:00 pm in Room 9-210, Vertical Campus at Baruch College; 55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010.


Francis Rotella

"Roles of GABA-B, Muscarinic and Nicotinic Receptor Signaling in the Acquisition and Expression of Fructose and Fat-Conditioned Flavor Preferences and Acquisition of Quinine-Conditioned Flavor Avoidances in Rats" Abstract

Committee Chair - Richard J Bodnar, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Jeff Beeler, Ph.D., Joshua C Brumberg, Ph.D., Carolyn Pytte, Ph.D. and Robert Ranaldi, Ph.D.

On Monday, August 28, 2017 at 1:00 pm in Science Building, Room A-302, CUNY Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367.


Emily Balevich

"Activation and Habituation of the Cingulate Cortex during Emotion Processing in Healthy Controls, Borderline, and Schizotypal Personality Disorder." Abstract

Committee Chair - Joel Sneed, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Erin Hazlett, Ph.D., Joan Borod, Ph.D., Justin Storbeck, Ph.D., and Eric Fertuck, Ph.D.

On Monday, August 14, 2017 at 10:00 am, in the Science Building, Room Razran, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367.


Julia Hyland Bruno

"Song Rhythm Development in Zebra Finches." Abstract

Committee Chair - Ofer Tchernichovski, Ph.D.
Committee Members - H. Christopher Braun, Ph.D., Mark Hauber, Ph.D., Lucas Parra, Ph.D., and Sarah Woolley, Ph.D.

On Thursday, August 24, 2017 at 12:00 pm in Room 310 in the Hunter North Building, Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10065.


Brett Millar

"The Under-Explored Role of Tiredness in Alcohol Use and Sexual Risk-Taking Among Gay and Bisexual Men." Abstract

Committee Chair - Jeffrey Parsons, Ph.D.
Committee Members - H. Jonathon Rendina, Ph.D., Tyrel Starks, Ph.D., Cheryl Carmichael, Ph.D., and Dustin Duncan, Ph.D.

On Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 1:00 pm in Room 6421, The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016.


Georgia Winters


“The Impact of Defendant Gender and Attractiveness on Juror Decision-Making in a Sexual Offense Case” Abstract

Committee Chair - Elizabeth Jeglic, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Cynthia Calkins, Ph.D., Michele Galietta, Ph.D.,
Bonnie Klentz, Ph.D. and Brandy Blasko, Ph.D.

On Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 10:00 AM in Room 10.65.36 at John Jay College; 524 West 59th Street, New York NY, 10019.


Emily Balevich

"Activation and Habituation of the Cingulate Cortex during Emotion Processing in Healthy Controls, Borderline, and Schizotypal Personality Disorder." Abstract

Committee Chair - Joel Sneed, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Erin Hazlett, Ph.D., Joan Borod, Ph.D., Justin Storbeck, Ph.D., and Eric Fertuck, Ph.D.

On Monday, August 14, 2017 at 10:00 am, in the Science Building, Room Razran, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367.


Jolie Terrazas

"An Experimental Investigation of emotional labor display rules and performance in a human resources sexual harassment interview simulation." Abstract

Committee Chair - Karen S. Lyness, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Harold W. Goldstein, Ph.D., Loren J. Naidoo, Ph.D., Charles A. Scherbaum, Ph.D. and Glenn L. Albright, Ph.D.

On Friday, August 11, 2017 at 10:00 am in Room VC 8-137, Vertical Campus at Baruch College; 55 Lexington Ave, New York, NY 10010.
 

July 2017


Mirela Cengher

“The Effects of Presession Attention on Tact and Intraverbal Acquisition.” Abstract

Committee Chair - Daniel Fienup, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Emily Jones, Ph.D., Nancy Hemmes, Ph.D., Anna Petursdottir, Ph.D., Texas Christian University, and Caio Miguel, Ph. D., California State University, Sacramento.

On Monday, July 31, 2017 at 12:00 P.M., in Room E308, in the Science Building, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367.

Nancy Adler

“Who Posts Selfies and Why?: Personality, Attachment Style, and Mentalization as Predictors of Selfie Posting on Social Media.”

Committee Chair - Elliot Jurist, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Eric Fertuck, Ph.D., Diana Diamond, Ph.D., Leora Trub, Ph.D. and Drew Westen, Ph.D., Emory University.

On Tuesday, July 11, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., in room 8/132, NAC Building, The City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10031.

Hilal E. Erkovan


“Does the Career Adaptation Process Change as a Function of an Employee's Age or Employment Gaps? A Longitudinal Investigation of Relationships Among Personal Resources, Contextual Factors, Coping Behaviors, and Career Success.” Abstract

Committee Chair - Karen S. Lyness, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Harold Goldstein, Ph.D., Charles Scherbaum, Ph.D., Yochi Cohen-Charash, Ph.D. and Lise Saari, Ph.D.

On Thursday, July 6, 2017 at 2 p.m., in room 8-213, Vertical Campus, at Baruch College; 55 Lexington Ave, New York NY, 10010.

June 2017

Chassitty Fiani

"Beyond the Binary: Gender Identity and Mental Health Among Transgender and Gender Non-Conforming Adults.” Abstract

Committee Chair – Kevin Nadal, Ph.D.
Committee Members – Chitra Raghavan, Ph.D., Brett Stoudt, Ph.D., David Rivera, Ph.D., and Michelle Fine, Ph.D.

On Friday, June 30, 2017 at 10:00 A.M., in Room 10.65.36, in the New Building, John Jay College, 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Daniel A. Garces


"The Effect of Pre-Trial Event Stimulus Properties on Timing in the Peak Interval Procedure.” Abstract

Committee Chair – Bruce L. Brown, Ph.D.
Committee Members – Nancy S. Hemmes, Ph.D., Robert Ranaldi, Ph.D., Valérie Doyère, Neuro-PSI, CNRS, Université Paris, andSangWeon Aum, Ph.D.

On Friday, June 30, 2017 at 9:00 A.M., in Room E308, in the Science Building, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367.

Tanzina Ahmed
 
“Narrating the Future: Understanding How Student Narratives Relate to Outcomes in Community College.” Abstract

Committee Chair – Colette Daiute, Ph.D.
Committee Members -  Jacob Shane, Ph.D., Joseph Glick, Ph.D., Herbert Saltzstein, Ph.D. and Stefan Bosworth, Ph.D.
 
On Tuesday, June 27, 2017 at 2:30 p.m., in room 6304.02 at The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016.

Huw Green

“Aberrant Salience and Probabilistic Reasoning in Distressing Attenuated Positive Psychotic Symptoms: An Examination of a Two Factor Model." Abstract

Committee Chair – Deidre Anglin, Ph.D.
Committee Members – Sarah O'Neill, Ph.D., Eric Fertuck, Ph.D., Lissa Weinstein, Ph.D. and Steven Tuber, Ph.D.

On Monday, June 26, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in Room 8/132, NAC Building, at the City College of New York; 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031.

Margaret Rauen

“Making Sense of Missing Sessions: Attendance Patterns in PTSD and Substance Use Disorder Treatments.” Abstract

Committee Chair – Deidre Anglin, Ph.D.
Committee Members – Denise Hien, Ph.D., Lesia Ruglass, Ph.D., Teresa Lopez-Castro, Ph.D. and Diana Punales Morejon, Ph.D.

On Tuesday, June 13, 2017 at 11:00 A.M. in Room 8/132, NAC Building, at the City College of New York; 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031.

Emily Leaffer

"Distinct Neuropsychological Profile and Associated Neurochemical Changes in Individuals with Mitochondrial Encephalomyopathy, Lactic Acidosis, and Stroke-Like Episodes (MELAS)."

Committee Chair – Nancy Foldi, Ph.D.
Committee Members – Veronica Hinton, Ph.D., Jennifer Stewart, Ph.D., Valentina Nikulina, Ph.D. and Yian Gu, Ph.D.

On Monday, June 12, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Room E308, in the Science Building, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367.

Priscila Hachimine-Merli

"The Role of Glutamate Neurotransmission in the Ventral Tegmental Area in the Expression of Conditioned Approach Learning." Abstract

Committee Chair – Robert Ranaldi, Ph.D.
Committee Members – Richard Bodnar, Ph.D., Carolyn Pytte, Ph.D., Jon Horvitz, Ph.D. and John Robinson, Ph.D.

On Monday, June 8, 2017 at 1:00 PM in Room E308, in the Science Building, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367.

David Britton

“Sematic Attention.” Abstract

Committee Chair – Robert Melara, Ph.D.
Committee Members – Matthew Hoptman, Ph.D., Jon Horvitz, Ph.D., Jesse Prinz, Ph.D. and Valerie Shafer, Ph.D.

On Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at 2:00 P.M. in Room 7/102, NAC Building, at the City College of New York; 160 Convent Ave, New York, NY 10031.

Melissa-Ann Mackie

"Cognitive and Affective Information Processing Deficits in Autism Spectrum Disorder" Abstract

Committee Chair - Jin Fan, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Jeffrey Halperin, Ph.D., Justin Storbeck, Ph.D., Kurt Schulz, Ph.D., A. Ting Wang, Ph.D.

On Tuesday, June 6, 2017 at 1:00 PM in Room E308, in the Science Building, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367.

Jeremy Sawyer
 
 “A Playful Context Enhances Preschoolers’ Mastery Motivation and Private Speech.” Abstract

Committee Chair – Anna Stetsenko, Ph.D.
Committee Members -  Patricia J. Brooks, Ph.D., Bruce Homer, Ph.D., Adam Winsler, Ph.D. and Susan A. Kirch, Ph.D.
 
On Monday, June 5,2017 at 4:00 p.m., in room 6304.01 at The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016.

Estrella Rajwan Heber

“The Effects of Childhood Irritability on Adolescent Outcomes and Treatment Response In Children with Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder.” Abstract

Committee Chair – Jeffrey Halperin, Ph.D.
Committee Members – Jeffrey Newcorn, Ph.D., Anil Chacko, Ph.D., Justin Storbeck, Ph.D. and Joel Sneed, Ph.D.

On Monday, June 5, 2017 at 12:00 P.M., in Room E308, in the Science Building, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367.

Alexis Halkovic

"From Targets to Agents: Women's Perceptions of Their Vulnerability and the Strategies They Use to Resist" Abstract

Committee Chair - Roderick Watts, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Michelle Fine, Ph.D., David Brotherton, Ph.D., Deborah Tolman, Ph.D., Glenda Russell, Ph.D.

On Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 10:00 AM in Room 6304.02, 6th Floor, in the Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

Robert Fee

"Underlying Contribution of Attention and Executive Functioning to Cognition and Academic Functioning in Individuals with Dystrophinopathy" Abstract

Committee Chair - Jennifer Stewart, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Veronica Hinton, Ph.D., Valentina Nikulina, Ph.D., Justin Storbeck, Ph.D., Paul Mattis, Ph.D., ABPP

On Thursday, June 1, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Room E308, in the Science Building-Razran Room, Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367.

May 2017


Beril Yaffe
 
“Threat-Related Attentional Bias in Relation to Anxiety and Depressive Symptoms in the General Population: The Potential Role of Sex Effects” Abstract

Committee Chair - Deborah Walder, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Jennifer Stewart, Ph.D., Justin Storbeck, Ph.D., Jennifer Drake, Ph.D. and Joan Borod, Ph.D.

On Wednesday, May 31, 2017 at 2 PM in the Science Building, Room E308, at Queens College; 65-30 Kissena Blvd Queens New York, 11367.

Monique Pimontel
 
“Cortical Thickness Abnormalities within the Salience and Reward Networks in Older Depressed Adults with Apathy” Abstract

Committee Chair - Joel Sneed, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Faith Gunning, Ph.D., Laura Rabin, Ph.D., Justin Storbeck, Ph.D. and Paul Mattis, Ph.D.

On Tuesday, May 30, 2017 at 11:00 AM in the Science Building, Room E308, at Queens College; 65-30 Kissena Blvd. Queens NY, 11367.

Kasey Powers

"Social Media Use and Media Literacy in Relation to Children's Understanding of the Internet" Abstract

Committee Chair - Patricia Brooks, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Fran Blumberg, Ph.D., Anna Stetsenko, Ph.D., Bruce Homer, Ph.D., Kristen Gillespie-Lynch, Ph.D.

On Tuesday, May 23, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Room 6304.02, 6th Floor at The Graduate Center, 635 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

Louisa Thompson

"Physiological Correlates of Affective Decision-Making in Anxiety and Depression" Abstract

Committee Chair - Sarit Golub, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Douglas Mennin, Ph.D., Jennifer Stewart, Ph.D., Justin Storbeck, Ph.D., Faith Gunning, Ph.D.

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 9:30 AM in Room 6304.02, 6th Floor at The Graduate Center, 635 Fifth Avenue, New York, NY 10016.

Lauren Kois

"Criminal Responsibility: Meta-analysis and Study Space." Abstract

Committee Chair - Preeti Chauhan, Ph.D.
Committee Members - L. Thomas Kucharski, Ph.D., Steven Penrod, Ph.D., Patricia Zapf, Ph.D., Ira Packer, Ph.D., Janet Warren, D.S.W.

On Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at 2:30 PM in the Conference Room, 10th Floor in the New Building at John Jay College; 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019.

Sarah Constantine

“Women’s Sexual Fantasies in Context: The Emotional Content of Sexual Fantasies, Psychological and Interpersonal Distress, and Satisfaction in Romantic Relationships” Abstract

Committee Chair - Margaret Rosario, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Diana Diamond, Ph.D., Lissa Weinstein, Ph.D., Diana Punales, Ph.D. and Steven Tuber, Ph.D.

On Tuesday, May 16, 2017 at 12 PM in Room 8/132, North Academic Center (NAC) building at The City College of New York; 160 Convent Avenue, New York, New York 10031.

Ashley Simone

"Examining the Characteristics of Working Memory in Childhood Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder" Abstract

Committee Chair - Jeffrey Halperin, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Nancy Foldi, Ph.D., Valentina Nikulina, Ph.D., Sarah O'Neill, Ph.D., Anne-Claude Bedard, Ph.D.

On Friday, May 12, 2017 at 9:30 AM in the Science Building, Room E308, at Queens College; 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Flushing, NY 11367.

Kristin Davidoff

"Racial Microaggressions and Health Status: The Moderating Effect of Emotion Regulation" Abstract

Committee Chair - Kevin Nadal, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Chitra Raghavan, Ph.D., Philip Yanos, Ph.D., Jessie Daniels, Ph.D., David Rivera, Ph.D.

On Wednesday, May 10, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Room 10.65.36, in the New Building at John Jay College; 524 West 59th Street, New York, NY 10019.

April 2017

Annelisa Pedersen

“An Examination of Therapeutic Alliance During Prolonged Exposure in the Treatment of a Comorbid PTSD
and SUD Population.” Abstract

Committee Chair – Lesia Ruglass, Ph.D.,
Committee Members – Paul Wachtel, Ph.D., Denise Hien, Ph.D., and Eric Fertuck, Ph.D, Ph.D.

On Tuesday, April 25, 2017 at 11:00 a.m., in the NAC building, room 7-235, at The City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10031.

 William Crozier

“Automatically Guilty: Associations Between Evidence and Guilt.” Abstract

Committee Chair – Deryn Strange, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Saul Kassin, Ph.D., Charles Stone, Ph.D., Christian Meissner, Ph.D. and Steven Dewhurst, Ph.D.
 
On Monday, April 24, 2017 at 10:00a.m., in the New Building, room 10.61.03, at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, New York, N.Y. 10019.

Danielle DeNigris

“The Role of Language in the Development of Temporal Cognition in 6- To 10-Year-Old Children.” Abstract

Committee chair - Patricia J. Brooks, PhD
Committee Members - Sarah E. Berger, Ph.D., Jennifer Wagner, Ph.D., Joan Lucariello, Ph.D. and Laraine McDonough, Ph.D.

On Friday, April 21st, 2017 at 1:00 PM in Room 6304.02 at the Graduate Center; 365 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor New York, NY 10016.

Rita Obeid

"Exploring the Relationship between Sequence Learning, Motor Coordination, and Language Development." Abstract

Committee Chair – Patricia Brooks, Ph.D.
Committee Members -- Kristen Gillespie-Lynch, Ph.D., Lana Karasik, Ph.D., Anna Stetsenko, Ph.D., David Rindskopf, Ph.D.

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 1:15 PM, in Room 3307, The Graduate Center of CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, 3rd Floor New York, New York 10016.

Shea Alvarez

“Patterns of Injury in Homicide Relationships: Clinical, Psychological, and Investigative Implications.” Abstract.

Committee Chair - Louis Schlesinger, Ph.D.
Committee Members – Philip Yanos, Ph.D., William Gottdiener, Ph.D., Johan Jarvis, Ph.D. and Elizabeth Owen, Ph.D.

On Wednesday, April 19, 2017 at 10:00a.m., in the New Building, room 10.65.36, at John Jay College, 524 W. 59th Street, New York, N.Y. 10019.

Devon Harrison

“The transgenerational transmission of emotion regulation: The effect of maternal coping on child executive functioning.” Abstract

Committee Chair –Lesia Ruglass, Ph.D.,
Committee Members – Denise Hien, Ph.D., Elliot Jurist, Ph.D., Teresa Lopez-Castro, Ph.D. and Diana Punales Morejon, Ph.D.

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 10:00 a.m., in the NAC building, room 7-237, at The City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10031.

Amanda Marin-Chollom

“Latino/a Adolescents and Young Adults Coping with Parental Cancer Within a Cultural Context.” Abstract

Committee Chair – Tracey A. Revenson, Ph.D.,
Committee Members – Michael A. Hoyt, Ph.D., Tyrel Starks, Ph.D., Ana F. Abraido-Lanza, Ph.D., Regina Miranda, Ph.D., and Vanessa MalCarne, Ph.D.

On Tuesday, April 18, 2017 at 9:30 a.m., in Hunter North, Room 310, at CUNY Hunter College, 695 Park Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10065.

Pengfei Li
 
“Making the gigantic suburban residential complex in Beijing: political economy processes and everyday life in the 2010s” Abstract
 
Committee Chair - Setha Low, Ph.D.
Committee Members - David Chapin, Ph.D., Michael Blim, Ph.D., Michael Sorkin, Ph.D. and Boshu Zhang, Ph.D.
 
On Wednesday, April 5, 2017 at 9:00 a.m., in room 6304.02, at The Graduate Center, 365 5th Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016

Svetlana Jovic

“Narrating Power and Injustice: How Young People Make Sense About Fairness.” Abstract

Committee Chair - Colette Daiute
Committee Members - Debbie Sonu, Ph.D., Joseph Glick, Ph.D., Luis Holzman, Ph.D. and Fernanda Liberali, Ph.D.
 
On Tuesday, April 4, 2017 at 1:30 P.M., in room 6304.02, at The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016.

Wen Liu

"Cruising Borders, Unsettling Identities: Toward A Queer Diasporic Asian America." Abstract

Committee Chair – Michelle Fine, Ph.D.
Committee Members -- Celina Su, Ph.D., Sunil Bhatia, Ph.D., Tamara Buckley, Ph.D., Kyoo Lee, Ph.D.

On Monday, April 3, 2017 at 2:00 PM, in Room 6304.02, at the Graduate Center of CUNY, 365 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor New York, New York 10016.

March 2017


Brittany Bascetta

"Spatial-Relational Learning and Memory Deficits Associated with NMDAR Autoantibodies in Systemic Lupus Erythematosus." Abstract

Committee Chair -- Justin Storbeck, Ph.D.
Committee Members -- Joan Borod, Ph.D., Carolyn Pytte, Ph.D., Jennifer Stewart, Ph.D., Daniel Fienup, Ph.D.

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 12:45 P.M, in the Queens College Psychological Center, Room 171, at Queens College, 65-21 Main Street., Queens, New York, 11367



Aleksandra Rayska

"A Conceptualization of the Body in Psychodynamic and Body-Based Psychotherapies -- Areas of Overlap and Possibilities for Integration." Abstract

Committee Chair – Benjamin Harris, Ph.D.
Committee Members -- Diana Punales, Ph.D., Steven Tuber, Ph.D., Melissa Ilardi, Ph.D., Rebecca Campon, Ph.D.

On Tuesday, March 21, 2017 at 2:00 PM, North Academic Center (NAC Building), 8th Floor, Room 131, at CUNY City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, New York 10031



Lauren Roygardner
 
“Embodying Rhythm Nation: Multimodal Hip Hop Dance as a Site for Adolescent social-Emotional and Political Development.” Abstract

Committee Chair – Colette Daiute, Ph.D.
Committee Members – Roderick J. Watts, Ph.D., Bradley J. Porfilio, Ph.D., Bruce Homer, Ph.D., David E. Koch, Ph.D.
 
On Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 12:00 PM in 6304.02 at the Graduate Center of CUNY; 365 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor New York, New York 10016.


Jennifer M. Pipitone

 
“Encountering Place, Pedagogy, and Culture: Study Abroad and Experiential Learning in Morocco and Indonesia.” Abstract

Committee Chair – Chitra Raghavan, Ph.D.
Committee Members – David Chapin, Ph.D., Caitlin Cahill, Ph.D., Richard Mitten, Ph.D., Kimberly Holland, Ph.D.
 
On Friday, March 24, 2017 at 10:00 AM in 6304.02 at the Graduate Center of CUNY; 365 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor New York, New York 10016.



Alison Baren

"Why Some Take Pleasure in Other People’s Pain: The Role of Attachment, Competition, and Cooperation on Schadenfreude." Abstract

Committee Chair -- Claudia Brumbaugh, Ph.D.
Committee Members -- Justin Storbeck, Ph.D., Hanah Chapman, Ph.D., Cheryl Carmichael, Ph.D., Kristin Sommer, Ph.D.

On Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10:00 AM, in Room 6304.01, The Graduate Center, 365 Fifth Avenue, 6th Floor, New York, NY 10016



Veronica Dobrovitsky


"The Nucleus Accumbens Core Dopamine D1 and Glutamate AMPA/NMDA Receptors Play a Transient Role in the Performance of Pavlovian Approach." Abstract

Committee Chair -- Jon Horvitz, Ph.D.
Committee Members -- Jennifer Mangels, Ph.D., Ratna Sircar, Ph.D., James Stellar, Ph.D.

On Friday, March 31, 2017 at 10:30 AM, North Academic Center (NAC Building), 7th Floor, Room 120D, at CUNY City College of New York, 160 Convent Avenue, New York, New York 10031

 

February 2017

Debangshu Roygardner

"Letter to the President: Longitudinal critical discourse analysis of academic and Hip Hop genres in a rap narrative program." Abstract

Committee Chair – Colette Daiute, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Roderick Watts, Ph.D., Bradley Porfilio, Ph.D., Bruce Homer, Ph.D., and Alisha Ali, Ph.D.

On Friday, February 17, 2017 at 11:00 AM in Room 6304.02 at the Graduate Center of CUNY; 365 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10016.

Robert A. Beattey
 
"The long-term consequences of child abuse and neglect in men." Abstract

Committee Chair - C. S. Widom, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Mark Fondacaro, J.D., Ph.D., Chitra Raghavan, Ph.D., C. Jama Adams, Ph.D. and Margaret Rosario, Ph.D.

On Thursday, February 16, 2017 at Room 10.65.36 New Building in John Jay College; 524 W 59th Street, New York NY 10019.

Brittany Boyd

"Personalizing an Implicit Measure of Job Satisfaction." Abstract

Committee Chair - Charles Scherbaum, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Loren Naidoo, Ph.D., Yochi Cohen-Charash, Ph.D., Harold Goldstein, Ph.D. and Erin Eatough, Ph.D.

On Monday, February 06, 2017 at 2:00 PM in Room 8-262 Vertical Campus at Baruch College; 55 Lexington Avenue, New York NY 10010.

January 2017

Donal David Barnard

“Harm resulting from a crime and victim identity in juror decision-making.” Abstract

Committee Chair - Herbert Saltzstein, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Maureen O'Connor, Ph.D., Angela Crossman, Ph.D., Toni Kleinspring, Ph.D. and Mel Pipe, Ph.D.

On Tuesday, January 24, 2017 at 10 AM in Room 6304.02 at the Graduate Center of CUNY; 365 Fifth Avenue, New York NY 10016.

Angelika Luiza Seidel


"Evaluative Mind: Extraneous Influences on Morality, Aesthetics, and Perception." Abstract

Committee Chair - Stefano Ghirlanda, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Jesse Prinz, Ph.D., Aaron Kozbelt, Ph.D., Curtis Hardin, Ph.D. and Glen Hass, Ph.D.

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 10 AM in James Hall, Room 5117, at Brooklyn College, 2900 Bedford Ave, Brooklyn NY 11210.

Kimberly Reyes-Giordano

"A Brief and Extended Experimental Analysis of Spelling Deficits"

Committee Chair - Daniel Fienup, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Emily Jones-Huwer, Ph.D., Alicia Alvero, Ph.D., Sherrie Proctor, Ph.D. and Robin Codding, Ph.D.

On Tuesday, January 10, 2017 at 1:30 PM in the Science Building, Room E308, at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Queens, NY 11367.

Ewa Galaj

"Dopamine D1 and D3 receptor polypharmacology in cocaine reward and cocaine seeking." Abstract

Committee Chair - Robert Ranldi, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Carolyn Pytte, Ph.D., Richard Bodnar, Ph.D., Grace Rossi, Ph.D., and Kenneth Carr, Ph.D.

On Friday, January 6, 2017 at 1:00 PM, in the Science Building, Room E308, at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Queens, NY 11367.

December 2016

Helen French

"Sex differences in the anxiety effects of cannabinoids." Abstract

Committee Chair - Vanya Quinones, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Shirzad Jenab, Ph.D., Peter Serrano, Ph.D., Peter Moller, Ph.D., and Wayne Harding, Ph.D.

On Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 1:00 PM in Room 611, North Building  at Hunter College; 695 Park Avenue New York, NY 10065

John Capman

"The Impact of Social Dominance Orientation on Experienced Threat and Consequent Interviewer Discriminatory Behavior: A Psychophysiological Approach."

Committee Chair - Kristin Sommer, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Karen Lyness, Ph.D., Loren Naidoo, Ph.D., Harold Goldstein, Ph.D., and Drew Allen, Ph.D.

On Thursday, December 8, 2016 at 10:00 AM in Room 8-213, Main Campus at Baruch College; 1 Bernard Baruch Way New York, NY 10010

Julie Ackerman

"Dreams and the Maternal Imaginary: From Nostalgic Intersubjectivity to Mourning" Abstract

Committee Chair - Elliot Jurist, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Lissa Weinstein, Ph.D., Diana Diamond, Ph.D., Christine Anzieu-Premmereur, M.D, and Katie Gentile, Ph.D.

On Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 11:30 AM in North Academic Center: Room 8/132 at The City College; 160 Convent Avenue New York, NY 10031

Justin T. Brown

"Expanding Intersectionality Praxis: Informing Culturally-Responsive Programming for Black & Latino Gay & Bisexual Young Men." Abstract

Committee Chair - Tamara R. Buckley, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Michelle Fine, Ph.D., Roderick J. Watts, Ph.D., Marilyn Aguirre-Molina, Ph.D., and Josephine Imbimbo, Ph.D.

On Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 9:30 AM in Room 6304.02 at The Graduate Center, CUNY; 365 Fifth Avenue New York, NY 10016.

Zane Ferguson


"Estradiol, Substance P, and the PI3K-Akt-mTOR Pathway in the Dorsal Horn of the Spinal Cord during Inflammatory Pain." Abstract

Committee Chair - Vanya Quinones-Jenab, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Shirzad Jenab, Ph.D. and Jesus Angulo, Ph.D.

On Tuesday, December 20, 2016 at 12:00 PM in Room 612 North Building, at Hunter College; 695 Park Avenue New York, NY 10065.

November 2016

Christin Bowman

"Persistent Pleasures: Agency, Social Power, and Embodiment in Women's Solitary Masturbation Experiences." Abstract

Committee Chiar - Prof. Deborah Tolman
Committee Members - Prof. Michelle Fine, Prof. Sara McClelland, Prof. Breanne Fahs, and Prof. Sarah-Jane Dodd

On Monday, November 28, 2016 at 2:00 p.m. in room 6304.02, at The Graduate Center, 365 fifth Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10016.

Amanda Mentzer

"The Effects of Parametrically Manipulating the Ratio of Complimentary to Constructive Feedback Statements on Performance" Abstract

Committee Chair - Alicia M. Alvero, Ph.D.
Committee Members - Robert Ranaldi, Ph.D., Emily A. Jones, Ph.D., Aubrey C. Daniels, Ph.D., and Timothy D. Ludwig, Ph.D.

On Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 12.30 p.m. in the Science Building, Room E308, at Queens College, 65-30 Kissena Blvd., Queens, NY 11367.