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Recent Dissertation Defenses


 

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

Thursday, 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

Wednesday, 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."

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


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