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Dissertation Defense Announcements


 

January 2014

Frances Victory (Human Development)

"Exploring the role of perceived religiosity on daily life, coping, and parenting for Jewish parents of children with autism." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Martin Ruck
Committee Members: Dr. Herbert Saltzstein and Dr. Michael Siller
External Readers: Dr. JKristen Gillespie and Dr. Rabbi Martin Schloss

Tuesday, January 7 , 2014, at 2:00 pm, in Room 6304.02 of the Graduate Center of CUNY
 


Laura O'Toole (Biopsychology)

Changing Attention to Emotion: A Biobehavioral Study of Attention Bias Modification Using Event-Related Potentials." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Tracy Dennis
Committee Members: Dr. James Gordon, Dr. Douglas Mennin, Dr. Regina Miranda, Dr. Mariann Weierich

 

Thursday, January 23 , 2014, at 1:30 pm, in North Building's Room 611 of the Hunter College of CUNY


Anupama Nallari (Environmental Psychology)

"The Meaning, Experience, and value of 'Common Space' for Women and Children in urban Poor Settlements in India." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Roger A Hart
Committee Members: Dr. Laxmi Ramasubramaniam and Dr. Caitlin Cahill
External Readers: Dr. Sheridan Bartlett and Dr. Sudeshna Chatterjee

Monday, January 27 , 2014, at 10:00 am, in Room 6304.02 of the Graduate Center of CUNY
 


Alexis Forbes (Psychology and Law)

"LGBT Experiences with the Courts: The Role of Gender Nonconformity and Assertiveness."

Committee Chair: Dr. Kevin Nadal
Committee Members: Dr. Brett Stoudt and Dr. Michelle Fine
External Readers: Dr. Lore m. Dickey and Dr. Will Rountree

Friday, January 31 , 2014, at 11:00 am, in Room 10.65.36 of the John Jay College of CUNY



 

February 2014

Dylan Barnes (Cognitive Neuroscience)

"The Role of Sleep in Odor Memory Consolidation Within the Piriform Cortex." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Donald A. Wilson
Committee Members: Dr. Felice Ghilardi and Dr. Charles E. Schroeder
External Readers: Dr. Regina Sullivanand Dr. William Fifer

Wednesday, February 12 , 2014, at 12:00 pm, in Room7-114 of the NYU Child Study Center


March 2014

Michelle West (Clinical Psychology @ John Jay College)

"Triple Stigma in Forensic Psychiatric Patients: Mental Illness, Race, and Criminality." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Philip Yanos
Committee Members: Dr. Daryl Wout, Dr. Diana Falkenbach, Dr. Bruce Link and Dr. Merrill Rotter

Monday, March 10 , 2014, at 11:30 am, in Room 10.72 of the John Jay College of CUNY
 


Rachel L. Manes (Human Development)

"How Childhood Obesity Predicts Academic Achievement: A Longitudinal Study." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Tracey A. Revenson
Committee Members: Dr. Martin Ruck, Dr. Keville Frederickson, Dr. Herbert Saltzstein and Dr. Heather Gibson

Tuesday, March 18 , 2014, at 1:15 pm, in Room 6304.01 of the Graduate Center of CUNY
 


Victoria Lawson (Psychology and Law)

"The influence of naive and media-informed beliefs on juror evaluations of forensic science evidence." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Deryn Strange
Committee Members: Dr. Julie Blackman, Dr. Saul Kassin, Dr. Maureen O'Connor and Dr. Emily West

Thursday, March 27, 2014, at 9:00 am, in Room 10.72 of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of CUNY

April 2014

Maureen Daly (Clinical Psychology @ Queens)

"Characterization of Somatosensory Processing in Relation to Schizotypal Traits in a Sample of Nonclinical Young Adults." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Deborah J. Walder
Committee Members: Dr. Anil Chacko, Dr. Claudia Brumbaugh, Dr. Jeffrey Halperin, Dr. Yvette Caro

Thursday, April 3, 2014, at 10:00 am, in Room SB E-308 of the Queens College of CUNY


Julie Dela Cruz (Clinical Psychology @ Queens)

"Roles of dopamine D1 and D2, opioid and glutamate NMDA receptorsignaling in the acquisition and expression of fat- and glucose-conditioned flavor preferences in rats and c-Fos analysis of the dopamine mesotelencephalic and nigrostriatal pathwaysfollowing intake of sugars and fats in rats." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Richard Bodnard
Committee Members: Dr. Anthony Sclafani, Dr. Robert Ranaldi, Dr. Jeff Beeler, and Dr. Jon Horvitz

Monday, April 7, 2014, at 9:00 am, in Room SB E-308 of the Queens College of CUNY


Lauren J. Tenney (Environmental Psychology)

"(de)Voiced: Human Rights Now. (An Environmental Community-Based Participatory Action Research Project)." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. David Chapin
Committee Members: Dr. Leanne Rivlin, Dr. Joseph Glick, Dr. Cindi Katz, Dr. James Gottstein

Monday, April 7, 2014, at 11:00 am, in Room 6304.01 of the Graduate Center of CUNY


Wendy Johnson (Human Development)

"Successful Aging: The Use of Communication Technologies in an Adult Day Program." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Anna Stetsenko
Committee Members: Dr. Joseph Glick, Dr. Bruce Homer, Dr. Jean Kubeck, and Dr. David Kritt

Monday, April 7, 2014, at 1:00 pm, in Room 6304.02 of the Graduate Center of CUNY


Kristine Gamarel (Basic and Applied Social Psychology)

"Yes we can: A dyadic investigation of cognitive interdependence, relationship communication, and optimal behavioral health outcomes among HIV serodiscordant same-sex male couples." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Sarit Golub
Committee Members: Dr. Tracey Revenson, Dr. Mallory O. Johnson, Dr. Michael Hoyt and Dr. Torsten Neilands

Monday, April 7, 2014, at 2:30 pm, in Room 6304.26 of the Graduate Center of CUNY


Jonathon Rendina (Basic and Applied Social Psychology)

"Hot and bothered: The role of arousal and rejection sensitivity in dual process sexual decision making for gay and bisexual men." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Sarit Golub and Dr. Jeffrey T. Parsons
Committee Members: Dr. Kristin Sommer, Dr. John E. Pachankis, and Dr. Brian Mustanski

Wednesday, April 9, 2014, at 10:00 am, in Room 7395 of the Graduate Center of CUNY


Sabrica Barnett (Social Personality Psychology)

"Minorities' Perceptions of Minority-White Biracials: The Role of Identification for Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Responses." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. William Cross
Committee Members: Dr. Daryl Wout, Dr. Tamara Buckley, Dr. Michelle Fine, and Dr. Shaun Wiley

Friday, April 11, 2014, at 12:00 pm, in Room 6304.02 of the Graduate Center of CUNY


Ivana Krstovska-Guerrero (Learning Processes and Behavior Analysis)

"Teaching Gaze Shifting in the Context of Requesting and Joint Attention to Toddlers with Autism Spectrum Disorder." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Emily Jones
Committee Members: Dr. Alicia Alvero, Dr. Daniel Fienup, Dr. Rebecca MacDonald, and Dr. William Dube

Monday, April 14, 2014, at 10:00 am, in Room 209 (Remsem Hall) of the Queens College of CUNY


Jeff Kukucka (Psychology and Law)

"An Investigation of Factors that Create and Mitigate Confirmation Bias in Judgments of Forensic Evidence." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Saul Kassin
Committee Members: Dr. Emily Balcetis, Dr. Itiel Dror, Dr. Maria Hartwig, and Dr. Maureen O'Connor

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 9:00 am, in Room 10.65.36 of the John Jay College of Criminal Justice of CUNY


Lystra Huggins (Environmental Psychology)

"Place Connections: A Study of the Dynamic and Planning Process of Remigration in Trinidadians and Tobagonians." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. David Chapin
Committee Members: Dr. Cindi Katz, Dr. Richard Alba, Dr. Carol Stack, and Dr. Deirdre Conlon

Tuesday, April 22, 2014, at 2:00 pm, in Room 3310 A of the Graduate Center of CUNY


Madeline Fox (Critical Social/Personality Psychology)

"The Knowing Body: Participatory Artistic-Embodied Methodologies for Re-Imagining Adolescence." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Michelle Fine
Committee Members: Dr. Rogert Hart, Dr. Susan Opotow, Dr. Wendy Luttrell, and Dr. Kathleen Gallagher

Wednesday, April 23, 2014, at 10:00 am, in Room 6304.02 of the Graduate Center of CUNY


Kendra Brewster (Critical Social/Personality Psychology)

"Between sites: Critical convergences at the personal, interpersonal, and institutional levels in a service learning course." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Michelle Fine
Committee Members: Dr. Tamara Buckley, Dr. Roderick Watts, Dr. Kathleen Cumiskey, Dr. Etsuko Kinefuchi

Friday, April 25, 2014, at 9:00 am, in Room 6304.02 of the Graduate Center of CUNY
 


Virginia Fineran (Clinical Psychology @ John Jay College)

"Multimodal emotion perception in Borderline Personality Disorder." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Michelle Galietta
Committee Members: Dr. Angela Crossman, Dr. Elizabeth Jeglic, Dr. Hayley Pessin, Dr. Megan Chesin

Friday, April 25, 2014, at 10:00 am, in Room 10.65.36 of John Jay College of CUNY
 

May 2014

Erica J. Friedman (Social Personality Psychology)

"Cisgenderism in Gender Attributions: The Ways in Which Social, Cognitive, and Individual Factors Predict Misgendering." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Sarit Golub
Committee Members: Dr. Virginia Valian, Dr. Margaret Rosario, Dr. Peter Hegarty, Dr. Suzanne Kessler

Thursday, May 1, 2014, at 12:00 pm, in Room 6304.26 of The Graduate Center of CUNY


Eugenia Cherkasskaya (Clinical Psychology at City College)

"Re-considering female sexual desire: Internalized representations of parental relationships and sexual self-concept in women with inhibited and heightened sexual desire" [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Margaret Rosario
Committee Members: Dr. Diana Diamond, Dr. Lissa Weinstein, Dr. Diana Punales, Dr. Deborah Tolman

Thursday, May 8, 2014, at 11:30 am, in Room NAC 6/293 of The City College of CUNY
 


Philip Watson (Clinical Psychology at Queens College)

"Cognitive and Emotional Abnormalities in People with Systemic Lupus Erythematosus" [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Justin Storbeck
Committee Members: Dr. Paul Mattis, Dr. Jin Fan, Dr. Meggan Mackay, Dr. Tracey Revenson

Monday, May 19, 2014, at 10:00 am, in Room E 308 of The Queens College of CUNY


Ashley H. Spada (Clinical Psychology at John Jay College

"A Cognitive-Based Indicator of Deviant Sexual Arousal: Concurrent Validation of the Emotional Stroop" [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Elizabeth L. Jeglic
Committee Members: Dr. Cynthia Calkins, Dr. Peggilee Wupperman, Dr. Charles Amrhein, and Dr. Pietro Lofu

Thursday, May 22, 2014, at 10:00 am, in Room 10.65.36 of John Jay College of CUNY