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Dissertation Defense Announcements


 

June 2014

Rebecca Jo Smith

"Perceptions of Money: Relationships between Remembered Parental Rejection, Extrinsic Life Aspirations and Maladaptive Attitudes toward Money" [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Paul Wachtel
Committee Members: Dr. Elliot Jurist, Dr. Diana Diamond, Dr. Steve Tuber, Dr. Peter Fraenkel

Thursday, June 3, 2014, at 10:00 am, in Room NAC 6/141of The City College of CUNY


Joshua Peck

"The Effects of Environmental Enrichment on Abstinence and Relapse Using an Animal Conflict Model." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Robert Ranaldi
Committee Members: Dr. Bruce Brown, Dr. Bertram Ploog, Dr. Jeffrey Beeler, and Dr. Michael Lewis

Friday, June 13, 2014, at 1:00 pm, in Room E308 of the Science Building of Queens College of CUNY


Ashley H. Spada

"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

Monday, June 16, 2014, at 10:00 am, in Room 10.65.36 of John Jay College of CUNY


Daisy Segovia

"The Legal System and Memory for Analogue Traumatic Experiences" [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Deryn Strange
Committee Members: Dr. Angela Crossman, Dr. Steven Penrond, Dr. Melanie Takarangi and Dr. Rachel Zajac

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 1:00 pm, in Room 10.65.36 of John Jay College of CUNY


Tzachi Slonim

"Verbal Behavior in Individuals With Generalized Anxiety Disorder and Depressive Disorder" [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Elliot Jurist
Committee Members: Dr. Amelia Aldao, Dr. Eric Fertuck, Dr. Douglas Mennin, and Dr. Lissa Weinstein

Wednesday, June 18, 2014, at 11:30 am, in Room 6304.02 of the Graduate Center of CUNY


Snigdha Banerjee

"Attention shapes our expectations and perceptions: The neural mechanisms of top-down attention during adulthood and development." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. John Fox
Committee Members: Dr. Sophie Molholm, Dr. Jennifer Mangels, Dr. Simon Kelly, and Dr. Betty Casey

Friday, June 20, 2014, at 1:00 pm, in Room 1C of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Kristen P. Morie

"Executive Dysfunction and Reward Dysregulation: Interactions in Drug Addiction" [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. John Fox
Committee Members: Dr. Pierfilippo DeSanctis, Dr. Jon Horvitz, Dr. Sarah Church, Dr. Denise Hien, and Dr. Hugh Garavan

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 1:00 pm, in Room 1C of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine


William Krause

"Psychometric Properties of Multichannel Battery for the Assessment of Emotional Perception" [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Joan Borod
Committee Members: Dr. Laura Rabin, Dr. Justin Storbeck, Dr. Michael Schmidt, and Dr. Howard Ehrlichman

Tuesday, June 24, 2014, at 4:00 pm, in Room E308 of Queens College of CUNY


Brett E. Bauchner

"A Behavioral and Biopsychological Investigation of the Role of the Illusions of Control and Perseverative Chasing Between Problem and Non-problem Gamblers." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Michael Lewis
Committee Members: Dr. Regina Miranda; Dr. Douglas Mennin, Dr. Peter Serrano, Dr. Carlos Blanco

Thursday, June 26, 2014, at 12:00 pm, in Room 611 of the Hunter North building of the Hunter College of CUNY

July 2014

Patricia Yoon

"Psychic Collapse and Traumatic Defense: How the Mind Mediates Trauma Living in the Body" [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Denise Hien
Committee Members: Dr. Steve Tuber, Dr. Robert Melara, Dr. Eric A. Fertuck, and Dr. Lesia Ruglass

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014, at 11:30 am, in Room 8/132 of City College of CUNY


Jeffrey K. Erbe

"Mental Representations, Social Exclusion, and Neurobiological Processes in Borderline Personality Disorder: A Multi-Level Study" [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Erik Fertuck
Committee Members: Dr. Diana Diamond, Dr. Robert Melara, Dr. Kevin Meehan, and Dr. Lissa Weinstein

Thursday, July 10th, 2014, at 11:30 am, in Room 7/239 of City College of CUNY


Kahlila Robinson

"The Influence of Advanced Cognitive Ability on the Development of Psychological Defenses and in Understanding and Managing Affect: A Study of Latency-Aged Gifted Students." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Steve Tuber
Committee Members: Dr. Jeff Rosen, Dr. Hilary Gomes, Dr. Deidre Anglin, and Dr. Benjamin Harris

Thursday, July 17th, 2014, at 10:30 am, in Room 8/132 of City College of CUNY


Jennifer Wallach

"Emotion Dysregulation: A Predictor for CBT Treatment Outcomes in a Comorbid PTSD and SUD Population." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Denise Hien
Committee Members: Dr. Paul Wachtel, Dr. Eric Fertuck, Dr. Diana Punales, and Dr. Benjamin Harris

Tuesday, July 22, 2014, at 12:30 pm, in Room 8/132 of City College of CUNY


Lauren Mondo Kane

"Telework and organizationl citizenship behaviors: The underexplored roles of social identity and professional isolation." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Kristin Sommer
Committee Members: Dr. Harold Goldstein, Dr. Kristin Shockley, Dr. Lise Saari, and Dr. Mary Kern

Wednesday, July 24th, 2014, at 1:00 pm, in Room 8-262 of The Baruch College of CUNY


Rachel Morrison

"Developmental and Other Age-related Aspects of Mirror-use by Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus)." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Diana Reiss
Committee Members: Dr. Peter Moller, Dr. Martin Chodorow, Dr. Sheila Chase, Dr. Irene Pepperberg

Thursday, July 30th, 2014, at 10:00 am, in Room 6/2 of The Hunter College of CUNY


August 2014

Wen Gu

"Modifying the criminalization hypothesis: Predicting jail diversion outcome with clinical, criminological, and personality factors" [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Keith Markus
Committee Members: Dr. Philip T. Yanos, Dr. Andrew Shiva, Dr. Alexandra Garcia-Mansilla, and Dr. Merrill Rotter

Wednesday, August 20, 2014, at 10:00 am, in Room 10.65.36 of John Jay College of CUNY


 

September 2014

Anthony Perillo

"Risk assessment of sexually abusive clergy: Utility of sex offender risk instruments with a unique offender subgroup." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Cynthia Mercado
Committee Members: Dr. Elizabeth Jeglic, Dr. Diana Falkenbach, Dr. Karen Terry, Dr. Sarah Degue

Wednesday, September 3, 2014, at 1:15 pm, in Room 10.72 in John Jay College of CUNY


Peryl Agishtein

"I Shall not Fear: Secure Attachment to G-d as a Buffer against Anxiety." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Claudia Brumbaugh
Committee Members: Dr. Stephen Grover, Dr. Yvette Caro, Dr. Justin Storbeck, Dr. Joy McClure

Friday, September 5, 2014, at 1:00 pm, in Room E308 in the Science Building of Queens College of CUNY


Joseph D. Jacobs

"The Influence of an Appetitive Conditioned Stimulus on Interval Timing Behavior." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Bruce L. Brown
Committee Members: Dr. Nancy S. Hemmes, Dr. Robert Ranaldi, Dr. Robert W. Allan, Dr. Soledad Cabeza de Vaca

Tuesday, September 9, 2014, at 1:30 pm, in Room E308 in the Science Building of Queens College of CUNY


Jason Mandelbaum

"Exploring the Illusion of Transparency When Lying and Truth-Telling: The Impact of Age, Self-Consciousness and Framing." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Angela Crossman
Committee Members: Dr. Maria Hartwig, Dr. Saul Kassin, Dr. Victoria Talwar and Dr. Ken Savitsky

Friday, September 12, 2014, at 10:00 am, in Room 10.65.36 in John Jay College of CUNY

October 2014

Lilia Hayrapetyan

"Employee Environmentally Friendly Behaviors in and out of Organizations and across Cultures." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Charles Scherbaum
Committee Members: Dr. Harold Goldstein, Dr. Yochi Cohen-Charash, Dr. Mindy Engle-Friedman, and Dr. Loren Naidoo

Monday, October 6, 2014, at 11:30 am, in Room 8-272 of Baruch College of CUNY


Paul Curtin

"Tonic and phasic inhibitory mechanisms mediating sensorimotor plasticity in the goldfish auditory startle circuit." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Thomas Preuss
Committee Members: Dr. H.P. Zeigler, Dr. Christopher Braun, Dr. Peter Serrano, and Dr. Adrian Rodriguez Contreras

Thursday, October 9, 2014, at 3:00 pm, in Room 611-North Building of Hunter College of CUNY


Carole Filangieri

"Neural Mechanisms Underlying the Perception of 3D Shape from Texture: Adaptation and Aftereffects." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Andrea Li
Committee Members: Dr. Carolyn Pytte, Dr. Justin Storbeck, Dr. Joan Borod, and Dr. Jim Gordon

Wednesday, October 29, 2014, at 1:00 pm, in Room E-308 of the Science Building of Queens College of CUNY


Alison Ferst

"Held and Dropped: A Study of Metaphor and Subjective Experience in a Psychoanalytic Treatment." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Jeffrey Rosen
Committee Members: Dr. Steven Tuber, Dr. Lissa Weinstein, Dr. Paul Wachtel, Dr. Diana Diamond

Thursday, October 30, 2014, at 1:00 pm, in Room 8/110 of City College of CUNY



November 2014

John R Spear

"Learning to Write without Writing: Using Conditional Discrimination Training to Establish an Expressive Repertoire." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Lanny Fields
Committee Members: Dr. Robert Lanson, Dr. Daniel Fienup, Dr. Erik Arntzen, Dr. Francis Mechner

Monday, November 3, 2014, at 1:45 pm, in Room E-308 of Queens College of CUNY
 

Henry Park

"Intergroup Contact and Evaluations of Interracial Exclusion in Offline and Online Seetings among adolescents and Young Adults." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Martin Ruck
Committee Members: Dr. Bert Flugman, Dr. Bruce Homer, Dr. Melanie Killen, Dr. Joan Greenbaum

Monday, November 11, 2014, at 12:30 pm, in Room 6304.02 of The Graduate Center of CUNY

December 2014

Jeremy W. Murphy

"'The neurophysiology of intersensory selective attention and task switching." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. John Foxe
Committee Members: Dr. Sophie Molholm, Dr. Simon Kelly, Dr. Nancy Kopell, and Dr. Clayton Curtis

Monday, December 1, 2014, at 1:30 pm, in Room 1C-1 in the Van Etten building of the Albert Einstein College of Medicine


Chandra Mason

"'We are all stories in the end, and I want mine to be a good one': College students' work-family expectations and the role of educational experiences." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. William Cross
Committee Members: Dr. Tamara Buckley, Dr. Susan Opotow, Dr. Brett Stoudt, and Dr. Hollie Jones

Thursday, December 4, 2014, at 11:30 am, in Room 6304.02 in The Graduate Center of CUNY


Sara C. Appleby

"Guilty Stereotypes: The Social Psychology of Race and Suspicion in Police Interviews and Interrogations." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Maria Hartwig
Committee Members: Dr. Saul Kassin, Dr. Daryl Wout, Dr. Aldert Vrij, and Dr. Steven Stroessner.

Friday, December 5, 2014, at 11:00 am, in Room 10.72. in John Jay College of CUNY


Marina Sorochinski

"Assumptions underlying behavioral linkage revisited: A multidimensional approach to ascertaining individual differentiation and consistency in serial rape." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Gabrielle Salfati
Committee Members: Dr. Maria Hartwig, Dr. Keith Markus, Dr. Eric Beauregard, and Dr. John P. Jarvis

Wednesday, December 10, 2014, at 12:00 pm, in Room 10.65.36 in John Jay College of CUNY


Lindsey Rhead

"Juror Target Monitoring Errors in Multiple Defendant Trials." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Margaret Bull Kovera
Committee Members: Dr. Steven D. Penrod, Dr. Deryn Strange, Dr. Christine Ruva, and Dr. Brian Cutler

Friday, December 12, 2014, at 10:00 am, in Room 10.65.36 in John Jay College of CUNY


Tempe Watts

"Reflective functioning in patients with panic disorder with or without agoraphobia: an examination of the effects of comorbid personality disorders." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Diana Diamond
Committee Members: Dr. Steven Tuber, Dr. Elliot Jurist, Dr. Eric Fertuck, and Dr. Barbara Milrod

Tuesday, December 16, 2014, at 9:00 am, in 1N in City College of CUNY


Yeunjoo Chung

"Use of the Modified Emotional Stroop Task to Detect Suicide Risk in College Students." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Elizabeth L. Jeglic
Committee Members: Dr. Chitra Raghavan, Dr. Maureen Allwood, Dr. Regina Miranda, and Dr. Colleen Jacobson

Wednesday, December 17, 2014, at 10:00 am, in Room 2400 of the North Hall Building in John Jay College of CUNY


Lauren Kryzak

"Sibling self-management: Programming for generalization to improve interactions between typical siblings and children with autism spectrum disorders." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Emily Jones
Committee Members: Dr. Daniel Fienup, Dr. Nancy Hemmes, Dr. Sandra Harris, and Dr. Randi Sarakoff

Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 2:00 pm, in Room 209 of the Remsen Hall in Queens College of CUNY


Katherine Eiges

"The Reciprocal Relationship Among Object relations, Attention and Language in a sample of School-Aged Children." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Lissa Weinstein
Committee Members: Dr. Jeffrey Rosen, Dr. Benjamin Harris, Dr. Steve Tuber and Dr. Hillary Gomes

Thursday, December 18, 2014, at 8:00 am, in Room 7/119 of North Academic Center in City College of CUNY


January 2015

Robert Steger

"The intrinsic and synaptic properties of inverted pyramidal cells." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Joshua Brumberg
Committee Members: Dr. Carolyn Pytte, Dr. Richard Bodnar, Dr. Jonathan Levitt, Dr. Raddy Ramos

Wednesday, January 07, 2015, at 9:30 am, in Room E308 - New Science Bulding of The Queens College of CUNY


Zoe Berko

"Street Code Adherence, Callous-Unemotional Traits and the Capacity of Violent Offending versus Non-Offending Urban Youth to Mentalize About Disrespect Murder." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Steven Tuber
Committee Members: Dr. Arietta Slade, Dr. Thomas Kucharski, Dr. Elliot Jurist and Dr. Diana Punales-Morejon

Tuesday, January 20, 2015, at 2:00 pm, in Room 8/132 of The City College of CUNY


Cristina Medellin

"Opportunities for Play-Based Experiences in Post-NCLB Kindergarten Classrooms: The Role of Training, Resources, and Accountability Pressures in Meeting Best Practice." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Joseph Glick
Committee Members: Dr. Jennifer Astuto, Dr. Deborah Vietze, Dr. Roseanne Flores, and Dr. Suzanne Carothers

Thursday, January 22, 2015, at 3:00 pm, in Room 6304.02 of The Graduate Center of CUNY


Luz H. Ospina

"Physiological and Subjective Aspects of Positive Mood in Relation to Executive Functioning: The Potential Moderating Role of Personality." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Deborah Walder
Committee Members: Dr. Yu Gao, Dr. Justin Storbeck, Dr. Hanah Chapman and Dr. Elizabeth Chua

Friday, January 23, 2015, at 3:00 pm, in Room 5117 (James Hall) of The Brooklyn College of CUNY


February 2015

Marsha D. Brown

"Factors that affect treatment compliance among individuals with mental illness." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Elizabeth L. Jeglic
Committee Members: Dr. William H. Gottdiener, Dr. Philip Yanos, Dr. Charles Amrhein, and Dr. Jennifer Heslin

Wednesday, February 4, 2015, at 3:30 pm, in Room 10.65.34 of The John Jay College of CUNY


Thailyn Alonso

"Development of a Naturalistic Observational Parenting Practice Assessment Tool for Externalizing Behavior Research." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Miriam Ehrensaft
Committee Members: Dr. Angela Crossman, Dr. Keith Markus, Dr. Alison Strasser Winston, and Dr. Amy Slep

Wednesday, February 11, 2015, at 12:30 pm, in Room 10.72. of The John Jay College of CUNY


Erin A. Williams

"The Effects of Childhood Sexual Abuse on Parenting."

Committee Chair: Dr. Cathy Spatz Widom
Committee Members: Dr. Maureen Allwood, Dr. Angela Crossman, Dr. Lila Kazemian, and Dr. Nonda Volpe

Tuesday, February 17, 2015, at 9:15 am, in Room 9.68.00 of The John Jay College of CUNY


Sara Resch

"Interleukin-1 (IL-1) as a potential contributor to the pathophysiology of Alzheimer's Disease." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Susan Croll
Committee Members: Dr. Nancy Foldi, Dr. Jeff Beeler, Dr. Carolyn Pytte, and Dr. Wen Fury

Thursday, February 19, 2015, at 9:30 am, in Razran Room of The Queens College of CUNY


Christian P. Maile

"Effectiveness of Psychological Techniques in Increasing Deviant Sexual Fantasy Self-Disclosures." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Jeglic
Committee Members: Dr. Cynthia Calkins, Dr. Maria Hartwig, Dr. Virginia Barber-Rioja, and Dr. Charles Amrhein

Monday, February 23, 2015, at 11:00 am, in Room 10.65.36 of The John Jay College of CUNY


Gizely N. Andrade

"Electrophysiological markers of short-term visual adaptation: an examination across the schizophrenia spectrum." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. John Foxe
Committee Members: Dr. Matthew Hoptman, Dr. Brett Abrahams, Dr. Anil Malhotra, Dr. Dolores Malaspina, and Dr. Sophie Molholm

Thursday, February 26, 2015, at 2:30 pm, in the Price Center Room 451 of Albert Einstein College of Medicine

March 2015

Mary E. Ignagni

"Do cultural and perceptual factors matter?: An investigation of factors impacting intelligence test scores of Latinos/Hispanics in the United States." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Charles Scherbaum
Committee Members: Dr. Karen Lyness, Dr. Harold Goldstein, Dr. Kirsten Shockley, Dr. Erin Eatough

Monday, March 9, 2015, at 3:00 pm, in Room 8-213 of The Graduate Center of CUNY


Jaime Vitrano

"Object Categorization in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorders (ASD)." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Laraine McDonough
Committee Members: Dr. Margaret-Ellen Pipe, Dr. Katherine Nelson, Dr. Michael Siller, and Dr. Benzion Chanowitz

Wednesday, March 11, 2015, at 3:00 pm, in Room 6304.01 of The Graduate Center of CUNY


Zachary Aidala

"Testing visual ecology hypotheses in avian brood parasite-host systems: the role of UV-light perception and egg-nest contrast in foreign egg rejection." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Mark E. Hauber
Committee Members: Dr. Cheryl Harding, Dr. James Gordon, Dr. Michael Webster, Dr. Esteban Fernández-Juricic

Friday, March 13, 2015, at 10:00 am, in the North Building Room 312 of The Hunter College of CUNY

April 2015

Nawshin Hoque Kutub

"Attenuation of Methamphetamine and NMDA-Induced Toxicity by Leptin in Murine Striatum." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Jesus Angulo
Committee Members: Dr. Peter Serrano, Dr. Michael Lewis, Dr. Syed F. Ali, Dr. Shirzad Jenab

Friday, April 3, 2015, at 11:00 am, in Room 611 of the North Building of Hunter College of CUNY


Monique Guishard

"Neplanta and Ubuntu Ethics Para Nosotros: Beyond Scrupulous Adherence Toward Treshold Perspectives of Participatory/Collaborative Research Ethics." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Michelle Fine
Committee Members: Dr. Martin Ruck, Dr. Caitlin Cahill, Dr. Maria E. Torre, and Dr. Patricia Krueger-Henney

Monday, April 13, 2015, at 12:00 pm, in Room 6304.26 of The Graduate Center of CUNY


Olatokunbo Adeola Enigbokan

"Archiving the City: Experience & Experiments in Urban Living." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Susan Saegert
Committee Members: Dr. Roger Hart, Dr. Cindi Katz, Dr. Maureen Connor, Dr. Aseem Inam

Thursday, April 16, 2015, at 4:00 pm, in Room 6304.26 of The Graduate Center of CUNY


Angela Jones

"Sensitizing Jurors to Factors Influencing the Accuracy of Eyewitness Identification: Assessing the Effectiveness of the Henderson Instructions." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Steven Penrod
Committee Members: Dr. Maureen O'Connor, Dr. Saul Kassin, Dr. Brian Bornstein, and Dr. Brian Cutler

Friday, April 17, 2015, at 11:00 am, in Room 10.65.34 of John Jay College of CUNY


Justina Oliveira

"Effects of job type and culture on relationships between job characteristics and worker outcomes: A multilevel analysis." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Charles Scherbaum
Committee Members: Dr. Kristen Shockley, Dr. Loren Naidoo, Dr. Erin Eatough, Dr. Harold Goldstein

Monday, April 20, 2015, at 1:30 pm, in Room 8-210 of Baruch College of CUNY


Akemi Nishida

"Affecting neoliberal public healthcare: Interdependent relationality between disabled care recipients and their care providers." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Michelle Fine
Committee Members: Dr. Dan Goodley, Dr. Wendy Lutrell, Dr. Nirmala Erevelles, Dr. Joshua Clegg

Tuesday, April 21, 2015, at 2:00 pm, in Room 6304.01 of The Graduate Center of CUNY


Emily A. Dow

"The relationship between social-emotional development, academic achievement, and parenting practices in children who attend Head Start." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Roseanne Flores
Committee Members: Dr. Martin Ruck, Dr. David Rindskopf, Dr. Joan Lucariello, and Dr. Susan Nolan

Wednesday, April 22, 2015, at 2:00 pm, in Room 6304.02 of The Graduate Center of CUNY


Tashana S. Samuel

"Generalized Event Representation in Pre-School Children with Mild- to High-Functioning Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) and Children with Cognitive and Linguistic Delays (CLD)." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Laraine McDonough
Committee Members: Dr. Aaron Kozbelt, Dr. Benzion Chanowitz, Dr. Laura Rabin, Dr. Jennifer Drake

Sunday, April 26, 2015, at 11:00 am, in Room 5117 of James Hall of The Brooklyn College of CUNY


Yvanne Joseph

"Black Like Me? A Narrative Study of Non-Anglophone Black U.S. Immigrant Selves in the Making." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Michelle Fine
Committee Members: Dr. Tamara Buckley, Dr. Donald Robotham, Dr. David Chapin and Dr. Hollie Jones

Monday, April 27, 2015, at 1:30 pm, in Room 6304.26 of The Graduate Center of CUNY


Jordan Maile

"The effects of mood and cost perception on disclosure of deviant sexual fantasies and behaviour." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Maureen Allwood
Committee Members: Dr. Cynthia Calkins, Dr. Maria Hartwig, Dr. Joel Ingersoll, Dr. Geris Serran

Tuesday, April 28, 2015, at 10:00 am, in Room 09.68.01 of John Jay College of CUNY

May 2015

Peri Ozlem Yuksel-Sokmen

"Two Tales of Language Loss and Language Maintenance: Elicited Caregiver-child Minority Langauge During Structured Play." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Patricia Brooks
Committee Members: Dr. Juliette Blevins, Dr. Colette Daiute, Dr. Kristen Gillespie-Lynch, Dr. Lana Karasik

Friday, May 1, 2015, at 5:00 pm, in Room 6304.02 of the Graduate Center of CUNY


Marlee Kind Berman

"Eyewitness Identification Jury Instructions: Do They Enhance Evidence Evaluation?." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Steven Penrod
Committee Members: Dr. Jennifer Dysart, Dr. Deryn Strange, Dr. Gary Wells, Dr. Edie Greene

Monday, May 4, 2015, at 10:00 am, in Room 10.72 of the John Jay College of CUNY


Danielle Benveniste Stevens

"Parentification and Separation-Individuation in Siblings of Individuals with a Chronic Illness or Disability." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Steven Tuber
Committee Members: Dr. Diana Puñales, Dr. Denise Hien, Dr. Benjamin Harris, Dr. Elliot Jurist

Thursday, May 14, 2015, at 8:00 am, in Room 7/119 of City College of CUNY


Justine Calcagno

"United in Political Solidarity: How Multicultural Endorsement and Group Identity Inspire Intergroup Political Solidarity Among Members of Lower Status Groups." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Tracey Revenson
Committee Members: Dr. Kay Deaux, Dr. Demis Glasford, Dr. Daryl Wout, Dr. Shaun Wiley

Friday, May 15, 2015, at 1:00 pm, in Room 6304.02 of the Graduate Center of CUNY


Margaret (Mia) Pixley

"Singing Motherhood: First time mothers' experiences singing to their infants." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Steven Tuber
Committee Members: Dr. Arietta Slade, Dr. Lissa Weinstein, Dr. Diana Puñales, Dr. Lori Custodero

Tuesday, May 19, 2015, at 9:30 am, in Room 7/120-D of City College of CUNY


Jennifer Daisy Kaplan

"Whistles of Sympatric Species of Bottlenose Dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) and Spotted Dolphins (Stenella frontalis) in the Bahamas: Acoustic Characteristics and Contextual Use." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Diana Reiss
Committee Members: Dr. James Gordon, Dr. Martin Chodorow, Dr. Christopher Braun, and Dr. Richard Connor

Wednesday, May 20, 2015, at 12:00 pm, in Room 612 of Hunter College of CUNY


Leah Bothe Manning

"Rethinking Internal Working Models from a Developmental Perspective: Clarifying the Concept and Making a Case for a Sensitive Period of Attachment." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Deborah Vietze
Committee Members: Dr. Herbert Saltzstein, Dr. Laraine McDonough

Thursday, May 21, 2015, at 10:30 am, in Room 6304.02 of the Graduate Center of CUNY


Evan Dawson

"Improving Investigative Interviews: Facilitating Disclosure of Information through Implicit Means." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Maria Hartwig
Committee Members: Dr. Steven Penrod, Dr. Saul Kassin, Dr. Karl Ask, and Dr. Lorraine Hope

Wednesday, May 27, 2015, at 9:00 am, in Room 10.65.36 of the John Jay College of CUNY


Danny Tam

"Senescent Changes in Orientation, Frequency, and 3-D Slant and Shape Perception." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Andrea Li
Committee Members: Dr. Joshua Brumberg, Dr. Nancy Foldi, Dr. Justin Storbeck, Dr. Alan Kluger

Friday, May 29, 2015, at 9:30 am, in the Razran Room (E308) of the Queens College of CUNY

June 2015

Alice Mangan

"The Influence of a Child's Learning Disability on a Parent's Psychological Experience: A Comparison of Parents with and Without Learning Disabilities." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Denise Hien
Committee Members: Dr. Steve Tuber, Dr. Lissa Weinstein, Dr. Diana Punales, and Dr. Ben Harris

Thursday, June 4, 2015, at 9:30 am, in Room 132 of the NAC Building of City College of CUNY


Gabrielle Cione

"The Relationship between Maternal Depression and Negative Outcomes in Children: Parenting Deficits’ Impact on Children’s Emotional Regulation and Behavioral Expression." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Denise Hien
Committee Members: Dr. Eric Fertuck, Dr. Paul Wachtel, Dr. Diana Punales, and Dr. Lesia Ruglass

Tuesday, June 9, 2015, at 11:00 am, in the TRACC Lab of the NAC Building of City College of CUNY


Chioma Ajoku

"The Insanity Defense, Public Anger, and the Potential Impact on Attributions of Responsibility and Punishment." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Maureen O'Connor
Committee Members: Dr. Steve Penrod, Dr. Preeti Chauhan, Dr. Tarika Daftary-Kapur, Dr. Neil Vidmar

Thursday, June 18, 2015, at 1:00 pm, in Room 10.65.36 of the John Jay College of CUNY


Miriam Shelton

"We are all the decline": A Mixed Methods Analysis of Presbyterian Clergywomen Talking about Denominational Decline."

Committee Chair: Dr. Joseph Glick
Committee Members: Dr. Colette Daiute, Dr. Anna Stetsenko, Dr. Patricia Brooks and Dr. John Broughton

Friday, June 19, 2015, at 2:30 pm, in Room 6304.02 of the Graduate Center of CUNY


Melissa Dolese

"Art as Communication: Employing Gricean Principles of Communication as a Model for Art Appreciation." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Aaron Kozbelt
Committee Members: Dr. Curtis Hardin, Dr. Natalie Kacinik, Dr. Paul Locher, and Dr. Pablo Tinio

Tuesday, June 23, 2015, at 10:30 am, in Room 5117 of the James Hall of the Brooklyn College of CUNY
 


Jennifer Johnson

"Sex-dependent Role of Interleuki-1 Signaling in Emotional and Cognitive Behaviors in Mice: Phenotyping Male and Female IL1-R1 Null Mutant Mice." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Susan Croll
Committee Members: Dr. Joel Sneed, Dr. Carolyn Pytte, Dr. Cheryl Harding, and Dr. Wen Fury

Tuesday, June 24, 2015, at 10:30 am, in Room 6304.02 of the Graduate Center of CUNY


Lauren Dewey

"Providing Care for Many in the Context of Few Resources: Secondary Traumatic Stress, Burnout and Moral Distress Experienced by Healthcare Providers in Rural Uganda." [abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Maureen Allwood
Committee Members: Dr. Kevin Nadal, Dr. Brett Stoudet, Dr. Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith, and Dr. Andrew Rasmussen

Thursday, June 25, 2015, at 11:00 am, in Room 10.65.36 of the John Jay College of CUNY


Saranna Belgrave

"Effects of Reproductive Experiences on Age-Related Neural and Behavioral Changes in Female Rats." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Victoria Luine
Committee Members: Dr. Maya Frankfurt, Dr. Cheryl Harding, Dr. Vanya Quiñones-Jenab, and Dr. Rachel Bowman

Friday, June 26, 2015, at 12:00 pm, in Room 611 of the Hunter College of CUNY


Miriam Ghirmay

"Three Potential Mediators of the Effects of Child Abuse and Neglect on Smoking in Middle Adulthood" [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Cathy Patz Widom
Committee Members: Dr. William Gottdiener, Dr. Peggilee Wupperman, Dr. Wendy Guastaferro, and Dr. Jesse Jong-Shik Suh

Monday, June 29, 2015, at 12:00 pm, in Room 9.68.00 of the John Jay College of CUNY


Wendy Carolina Franco

"Maternal Substance Abuse, Difficult Temperament, and Child Psychopathology: Examining a Biopsychosocial Model for Intergenerational Transmission of Vulnerability." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Elliot Jurist
Committee Members: Dr. Denise HIen, Dr. Steven Tuber, Dr. Glen Milstein, and Dr. Diana Puñales

Tuesday, June 30, 2015, at 10:00 am, in Room 8/132 of the City College of CUNY

July 2015

Karen Kest

"The Role of the VTA Receptors, VTA DA cells, and the VTA Terminal Regions in Reward-Related Learning." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Robert Ranaldi
Committee Members: Dr. Jon Horvitz, Dr. Richard Bodnar, Dr. Carolyn Pytte, Dr. Kenneth Carr

Wednesday, July 8, 2015, at 11:00 am, in Room 220 of the Raxran Hall of the Queens College of CUNY


Heather Spence

"The importance of bioacoustics for dolphin welfare: Soundscape characterization with implications for management." [abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Martin Chodorow
Committee Members: Dr. Glenis Long, Dr. Jennifer Basil, Dr. David Lahti, Dr. Dorian Houser

Tuesday, July 21, 2015, at 1:00 pm, in Room 6304.01 of the Graduate Center of CUNY


Michal Atzram

"The Role of Dependence in Alcohol Reinforcement: Neurobehavioral Mechanisms." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Michael Lewis
Committee Members: Dr. Christopher Braun, Dr. Mariann Weierich, Dr. Joel Erblich, Dr. Robin Clugston

Wednesday, July 22, 2015, at 1:00 pm, in Room 611 of the North Building of the Hunter College of CUNY


Lauren Irwin

"Repetition: A Study in Visual Form using Selected Artworks by Eward Hopper." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Lissa Weinstein
Committee Members: Dr. Steven Tuber, Dr. Diana Diamond, Dr. Diana Punales, Dr. Benjamin Harris

Thursday, July 30th, 2015, at 10:00 am, in NAC/8th Floor of The City College of CUNY

August 2015


Hadar Schwartz

"Self-Esteem as a Predictor of Posttraumatic Growth and Adaptation among Maltreated Adolescents." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Denise Hien
Committee Members: Dr. Lissa Weinstein, Dr. Adeyinka Akinsulure-Smith, Dr. Ben Harris, Dr. Diana Punales

Tuesday, August 4th, 2015, at 10:00 am, in Room 8-132/NAC of The City College of CUNY


Brian Mueller

"Maternal dissociation, meta-emotion, and child emotion regulation: A study of residents in a family homeless shelter for victims of domestic violence.." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Margaret Rosario
Committee Members: Dr. Denise Hien, Dr. Elliot Jurist, Dr. Lesia Ruglass, Dr. Benjamin Harris

Wednesday, August 5th, 2015, at 10:00 am, in Room 8-132/NAC of The City College of CUNY



Catherine Tsiris

"The Effect of Retention Interval on Temporal Control of Responding in Rats on the Peak Interval Procedure." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Bruce Brown
Committee Members: Dr. Nancy Hemmes, Dr. Robert Randaldi, Dr. Valerie Doyere, Dr. Robert Allan

Thursday, August 13th, 2015, at 10:30 am, in E-308/New Science Building of The Queens College of CUNY
 



Denise Pergolizzi


"The role of posterior parietal cortex in episodic memory retrieval: transcranial Direct Current Stimulation studies (tDCS)." [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Elizabeth Chua
Committee Members: Dr. Natalie Kacinik, Dr. Matthew Crump, Dr. Laura Rabin, Dr. Andrew Delamater

Tuesday, August 18th, 2015, at 12:00 pm, in Room 5117/James Hall of The Brooklyn College of CUNY



Thomas Myers


"The 'In-Group Advantage' For Perceiving Emotion Across Demographic Groups And Communication Channels."

Committee Chair: Dr. Joan Borod
Committee Members: Dr. Justin Storbeck, Dr. Adam Brickmann, Dr. Alan Kluger, Dr. Hilary Bertisch

Thursday, August 20th, 2015, at 2:00 pm, in Razran Room/Science Building of The Queens College of CUNY


November 2015

Sho Araiba

"The effect of the long anchor duration on performence in the temporal bisection procedure". [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Bruce L.Brown
Committee Members: Dr. Nancy S. Hemmes,  Dr. Nancy S. Hemmes, Dr. Robert N. Lanson, Dr. Valerie Doyere, Dr. Robert W. Allan

Monday, November 23, 2015, at 3:00 pm, in Room E308 of Queens College of CUNY

 

December 2015


Hannah Jaicks

"The Conflicts of Coexistence: Rethinking Humans' Placements and Connections with Predators in the Greater Yellowstone Ecosystem". [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Cindi Katz
Committee Members: Dr. Roger Hart,  Dr.Caitlin Cahill, Dr. William Wyckoff, and Dr.Susan Clark

Tuesday, December 8, 2015, at 1:00 pm, in Room 6304.02 of the Graduate Center of CUNY


   Sacha Zilkha

 "Evaluating the Effectiveness of Trauma Training on Assertive Community     Treatment Teams". [Abstract]


Committee Chair: Dr. Denise Hien
Committee Members: Dr. Eric Fertuck, Dr.Elliot Jurist, Dr. Diana Punales, and Dr.Philip Yanos

Thursday, December 10, 2015, at 8:00 am, in Room 7/238 of City College of CUNY


 Maya S. Madzharova

"Targeting Efficiency: The Effects of Video Modeling And Feedback On Instructor’s Acquisition And Generalization Of Behavior Analytic Skills". [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Peter Sturmey
Committee Members: Dr. Daniel Fienup, Dr.Emily Jones, Dr. Sharon Reeve, and Dr.Dennis Reid

  Monday, December 14, 2015, at 9:00 am, in Room E308, Science Building of Queens College of CUNY


Rachel Pascall-Gonzalez

"Psychological Perspectives on the Under-Representation of African Americans and Females in Entrepreneurship: The Relationship between Perceptions of Fit and Intentions to Leave". [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Charles Scherbaum
Committee Members: Dr. Yochi Cohen-Charash,  Dr. Lise Saari, Dr. Harold Goldstein, and Dr.Erin Eatough

Tuesday, December 15, 2015, at 3:00 pm, in Room 12-223, Vertical Campus, Baruch College of CUNY


Jun Yi Ginny Chan

"Social Cognitive Processes in the Priming of Mental Illness Stereotypes by the Media". [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Philip T. Yanos
Committee Members: Dr. Maria Hartwig,  Dr. Elizabeth Jeglic, Dr. Patrick Corrigan, and Deirdre Anglin

Wednesday, December 16, 2015, at 1:30 pm, in Room 10.65.36, New Buliding, John Jay College of CUNY


January 2016


Jorge Valderrama

"Stress and its Impact on Suicidal Behavior: A Cognitive, Behavioral, and Biological Integrative Approach". [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Regina Miranda
Committee Members: Dr. Mariann Weierich, Dr. Victoria Luine, Dr. Joel Erblich, and Dr. Elizabeth Jeglic

Friday, January 8, 2016, at 10:30 am, in Room 611, North Building, of Hunter College of CUNY


Stacey Cooper

"Exploring the uses of cultural funds of knowledge among ethnic minority immigrant college students in their consructions of learning identities within a collaborative photovoice project". [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Anna Stetsenko
Committee Members: Dr. Joseph Glick, Dr. David Chapman, Dr. Eduardo Vianna, Dr. Karen Steinmayer

Tuesday, January 12, 2016, at 1:00 pm, in Room 3309, the Graduate Center, CUNY
 


Natasha Nadler


"An Exploration of Target Event Encoding in a Predictive Learning Task with Humans: Integrated or Separable Processing?". [Abstract]

Committee Chair: Dr. Andrew Delamater
Committee Members: Dr. Elizabeth Chua, Dr. Matthew Crump,  and Dr.Bruce Brown

   Tuesday, January 19, 2016, at 3:00 pm, in Room 6304.02, the Graduate Center of CUNY


 Caitlin Field

"Status signaling and the characterization of a chirp-like signal in the weakly electric fish Steatogenys elegans". [Abstract]


Committee Chair: Dr. Christopher B. Braun
Committee Members: Dr. James Gordon, Dr. Peter Moller, Dr. Paul Forlano, and Dr. Eric S. Fortune

Thursday, January 21, 2016, at 11:00 am, in Room 611, North Building of Hunter College of CUNY



Isabelle M. Elisha


"African American Young People's View of Youth Participation And its Implications for Addressing Community Problems". [Abstract]


Committee Chair: Dr. Martin D. Ruck
Committee Members: Dr. Roderick Watts, Dr. Colette Daiute, Dr. Erika Niwa, and Dr. Beth C. Rudin

  Friday, January 22, 2016, at 10:30 am, in Room 6304.02 of the Graduate Center of CUNY


Matthew Oyer


"Let Fall: Hysteria and the Psychoanalytic Act". [Abstract]


Committee Chair: Dr. Lissa Weinstein
Committee Members: Dr. Jeff Rosen, Dr. Jamieson Webster, Dr. Steve Tuber, and Dr. Manya Steinkoler

  Monday, January 25, 2016, at 12:00 pm, in Room 8/132, North Academic Center of the City College of CUNY