Accomplishments: Department of Psychology

November 12, 2019
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and colleagues recently published a paper, Posting Sexually Explicit Images or Videos of Oneself Online Is Associated With Impulsivity and Hypersexuality but Not Measures of Psychopathology in a Sample of US Veterans, in the Journal of Sexual Medicine.
November 5, 2019
Jennifer L. Rennels and Andrea J. Kayl (Psychology) published "Infants and Adults Represent Faces Differently" in the journal, Developmental Psychology. Infants typically have predominant experience with women and this research showed infants formed mental representations of faces that were weighted toward the most frequently seen faces — they more easily formed weighted representations of female than male faces. In contrast, adults formed mental representations that were a mathematical average...
October 23, 2019
Tiffiany Howard (Political Science), Brach Poston (Kinesiology and Nutrition Sciences), and Stephen D. Benning (Psychology) have published a paper on the neurocognitive process of radicalization given individual exposure to digital extremist propaganda. "The Neurocognitive Process of Digital Radicalization: A Theoretical Model and Analytical Framework," appears in the Journal for Deradicalization.
October 22, 2019
Shane W. Kraus (Psychology) and his colleagues recently published a paper, "It All Adds Up: Addressing the Roles of Cumulative Traumatic Experiences on Military Veterans," in the Journal of Child Abuse and Neglect.
October 22, 2019
Christopher Kearney (Psychology) recently presented a keynote address at the inaugural conference of the International Network for School Attendance in Oslo, Norway.  The address, "A Bird's-Eye View of School Attendance and Absenteeism: Moving from Fragmentation to Reconstruction," involved a comprehensive overview of school attendance and its problems based on a multidimensional pyramid model of multi-tiered system of supports. He also chaired a symposium and round table discussions at the...
October 18, 2019
Nathan Higgins, Breanne Yerkes, Karli Nave, and Joel Snyder (all Psychology), along with former post-doctoral psychology fellows David Little and Abin Kuruvilla-Mathew, as well as Mounya Elhilali, a professor at Johns Hopkins University, have published a paper on the neural basis of auditory consciousness titled "Neural Correlates of Perceptual Switching while Listening to Bistable Auditory Streaming Stimuli" in the journal Neuroimage. Higgins is a post-doctoral psychology fellow, while Yerkes...
October 2, 2019
Renato "Rainier" M. Liboro (Psychology), along with Robb Travers and Ketan Shankardass both from Wilfrid Laurier University, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada, recently published an open-access, peer-reviewed journal article, "Stakeholder Perspectives on Ontario's Bill 13: A Macrosystem-level Intervention Supporting Gay-Straight Alliances and Other Initiatives Affirming LGBT Youth," in the Global Journal of Community Psychology Practice.  Their research article highlights the findings and lessons...
October 1, 2019
Shane Kraus (Psychology) and Yale colleagues recently published a paper, “Is Emotion Dysregulation Associated with Suicidal Ideation in Post 9/11 Veterans?” in Archives of Suicide Research.
September 5, 2019
Shane W. Kraus (Psychology) and John A. Sturgeon of the University of Washington Medical Center published a commentary, “Resilience in Women’s Sexual Pain After Female Genital Cutting: Adaptation Across Time and Personal and Cultural Context," in Archives of Sexual Behavior.
August 29, 2019
Barb Brents (Sociology) co-authored the article "EXPOsing Men’s Gender Role Attitudes as Porn Superfans," which recently was published in Sociological Forum. The authors found that pornography fans were no less supportive of gender equality than the population as a whole and actually more supportive on a couple of questions. The results are explained in The Conversation, "How Male Superfans Really View Women."  Co-authors are Crystal A. Jackson, '03 BA Psychology, '07 MA Sociology, '13 PhD...
August 19, 2019
Shane Kraus (Psychology) published a paper in American Journal on Addictions, "Psychopathology and Hypersexuality among Veterans with and without Histories of Alcohol‐use Disorders." The paper examined differences among U.S. military veterans with lifetime alcohol use disorder compared with those without on select measures of psychopathology, sexual behavior, and hypersexuality. Further screening for substance‐use disorders and hypersexuality in Veterans Affairs was recommended  for U.S....
August 16, 2019
Christopher Kearney (Psychology) published his fourteenth book, and eighth with Oxford University Press, "Helping Families of Youth with School Attendance Problems: A Practical Guide for Mental Health and School-Based Professionals." The book is the first in a special series by the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (the ABCT Clinical Practice Series) that is designed to help clinicians effectively master and implement evidence-based treatment approaches.