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Graduate Student Research Achievements

Clinical psychology students conduct an empirical study for their master’s theses. Our students regularly submit their research for publication and presentation at state, regional, national, and international conferences. The College of Arts and Sciences and the Psychology Department provide financial support to help students defray the costs associated with attending conferences to make presentations. The following is a list of some of our graduate students’ research achievements.

Gaby Puleo (2015) presented her poster “Relationship Satisfaction and Social Media Acknowledgement” at the Annual Convention of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality in Albuquerque, NM.

Maria Garcia (2015) presented her poster “Dissatisfaction with Hooking Up in College Women” at the Annual Convention of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality in Albuquerque, NM.

Christine Arfmann (2015) presented her poster “Personality Traits as Antecedents of Managerial Intentions to Tolerate Nepotism” at the Annual Convention of the Florida Academy of Sciences, in Tampa, FL.

Chantale Tshiala (2015) presented her poster “An examination of the Association between Perceived Discrimination, Depression and Identity Search among Emerging Adults” at the Annual Convention of the Florida Academy of Sciences, in Tampa, FL.

Natalie Delgado and Molin Shi (2014) presented their poster “Paving the Road to Success for Haitian American Youth” at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco, CA.

Eva Statler and Brandi Simpson (2014) presented their poster “Using Positive Psychology to Examine Internalizing and Externalizing Behaviors in Haitian Adolescents” at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco, CA.

Saima Hossain (2014) published a chapter titled “Disability in Bangladesh: The Evolution of Programmes and Services” in the book Crises, Conflict and Disability, D. Mitchell and V. Karr (Eds.), New York: Routledge.

Ashely Stovell (2014) presented a poster titled “Does Resistance Effect Attribution of Responsibility in Cases of Rape?” at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC.

Shanna Suttington (2014) presented a poster titled “Should I Go to My Shrink or to My Priest?” at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC.

Madalay Fleming (2014) presented a poster titled “Perceived Stigma and Self-Efficacy as Predictors of Performance in College Students with Learning Disabilities/ADHD” at the Annual Convention of the Learning Disabilities Association of America, in Anaheim, CA.

Christina Bitsang (2013) published her master’s thesis as book titled Conceptions of Mental Illness and The Mandatory Commitment Statutes (LAP Lambert Academic Publishing).

Angeliki Argyriou (2013) presented a poster titled “I Overthink Therefore I Am Depressed: Gender, Gender Roles, Rumination and Depression” at the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Molin Shi (2013) presented a paper titled “ Gender Matters: Discrepancies in Parent-Adolescent Communication and Problem Outcomes among Adolescents” at the 77th Annual meeting of the Florida Academy of Sciences, Barry University, Miami Shores, FL.

Molin Shi (2013) presented a poster titled “Discrepancies in Parent-Adolescent Communication and Alcohol Risk Behaviors among Recent Immigrant Hispanic Adolescents: A Longitudinal Analysis” at the 36th Annual Research Society on Alcoholism Scientific Meeting, Orlando, FL.

Tim Ainger (2012) published “Contemporary Society and the Issues Facing Deaf Baby Boomers When Compared to their Hearing Counterparts: A Review” in the Journal of the American Deafness and Rehabilitation Association, 45, 330-348.

Angeliki Argyriou (2012) presented a poster titled “Gender Differences in rumination as a Risk Factor for Depression” at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Jenna Zucchi (2012) presented a poster titled “Learned Helplessness and Bullying: At Risk for Cyberbullying”at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Luciana Arantes (2011) published “A Rose by Any Other Name: Scent Preferences, Gender, and Sexual Orientation”.Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, 14, (www.ejhs.org)

Yenys Castillo (2011) published “Gender Differences in College Students’ Perceptions of Same-Sex Harassment: The Influence of Physical Attractiveness and Attitudes towards Lesbians and Gay Men”. Journal of College Student Development, 52, 511-522.

Lourdes Angulo (2011) presented a paper titled “Behavioral Masculinity and Sexual Promiscuity in Heterosexual Men” at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Houston, TX.

Michelle Petty (2011) presented a poster titled “Sexual Promiscuity in Lesbians and Heterosexual Women”at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Houston, TX.

William Skelton (2011) presented a poster titled “When Faith and Internalized Homonegativity Collide”at the Annual Meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Houston, TX.

Julia Puckett (2011) presented a poster titled “Mom, Dad You’re gay: Predictors of Acceptance to Hypothetical Parental Disclosures of Gay and Lesbian Identities in Adult Heterosexual Children” at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Nicole Hive (2009) presented a paper titled “Childhood Sexual Abuse: Sexual Aversion and Sexual Self-Schemas in Women” at the Annual Congress of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Sharika Mohammed (2009) presented a paper titled “How Gay Men, Lesbians, and Bisexuals Perceive Discrimination: Personal/Group Discrimination Discrepancy” at the Annual Congress of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

Ana Cevallos (2005) published “The Alliance Theory of Homosexual Behavior and the Perception of Social Status and Reproductive Opportunities”. Neuroendocrinology Letters, 26, 771-774.

Vanessa Elias (2004) published “Brain differentiation and Preferred Partner Characteristics in Heterosexual and Homosexual Men and Women”. Neuroendocrinology Letters, 25, 305-309.

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