Accomplishments: Department of Psychology

October 3, 2022
In the latest edition of The Community Psychologist (p. 26), the official newsletter of the Society for Community Research and Action (SCRA, Division 27 of the American Psychological Association, Community Psychology), an announcement was made that featured the appointment of Renato "Rainier" M. Liboro (Psychology) as one of the six SCRA Research…
September 28, 2022
Solena D. Mednicoff, Sivan Barashy, Destiny Gonzales, Stephen D. Benning, Joel S. Snyder, and Erin E. Hannon (all Psychology) published an article titled, "Auditory affective processing, musicality, and the development of misophonic reactions," in the journal Frontiers in Neuroscience. 
September 27, 2022
Kara Christensen and Nicole Short (both Psychology), with a colleague at the University of Alberta, published a chapter, "Insomnia in Eating Disorders," in the new book, Eating Disorders. In this chapter, they provide an overview of the literature on insomnia disorder in people with eating disorders, potential mechanisms for comorbidity, and…
September 12, 2022
With community partners from Toronto, Canada, Renato "Rainier" M. Liboro (Psychology) recently published the article, "Kinky Sex and Deliberate Partner Negotiations: Case Studies of Canadian Transgender Men Who Have Sex with Men, Their HIV Risks, Safer Sex Practices, and Prevention Needs," in the International Journal of Environmental Research and…
September 9, 2022
Shane Kraus, Kaelyn Griffin, Todd Jennings, and Repairer Etuk (Psychology) and Brett Abarbanel (IGI) and Patrick [Tiange] Xu (Hospitality) recently published four publications.  The first article, "Sports betting around the world: A systematic review," was published in the Journal of Behavioral Addictions supported by a pre-doctoral network grant…
September 6, 2022
Kara Christensen (Psychology) and colleagues at the University of Kansas, led by Kelsie Forbush, recently published an article, "Generalized network psychometrics of eating-disorder psychopathology," in the International Journal of Eating Disorders that compares different models for understanding eating disorder psychopathology. The study found…
August 31, 2022
Doctoral student Rachel DeWald (Psychology, Brain Health) received the Spring 2022 cover artwork award for the Spectra Undergraduate Research Journal. The Office of Undergraduate Research solicits student submissions for the award to have a student-designed cover for each spring and fall issue. The competitive award intends to foster student…
August 18, 2022
Shane Kraus, Kaelyn Griffin, Bailey Way, Todd Jennings (all Psychology) and colleagues published six papers this summer.  The first paper (Predictors of compulsive sexual behavior among treatment-seeking women) was published in Sexual Medicine. The second paper (The Holistic Recovery Capital in Gambling Disorder Index: A pilot study) was…
August 1, 2022
Aldo Barrita (Psychology) is the recipient of the 2022 Dr. Richard A Rodriguez Student Travel Award sponsored by the American Psychological Association (APA) Division 44 Society for the Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity. This award seeks to support engagement with LGBTQ+ people of color issues in psychology by defraying travel…
June 29, 2022
Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt, Aldo Barrita, and Anthony King (all Psychology) recently published an article in the Asian American Journal of Psychology  titled "Everyday Racism Increase for Asian Americans in the U.S. during the COVID-19 Pandemic." Their findings strongly indicate that Asians in the U.S. perceived a change in everyday racism during the…
June 27, 2022
Anthony King, Ting Tong, Donna Sim, Michelle Strong, Aldo Barrita, Danielle Le, and Gloria Wong-Padoongpatt (all Psychology) recently presented their research on the connection between adverse childhood experiences and addictive behavioral patterns in adulthood at the American Psychological Association's Division 50 Conference for the Practice of…
May 26, 2022
Aldo M. Barrita (Psychology) was awarded the 2022-23 Crossing Latinidades Melon Humanities Fellowship funded by the Mellon Foundation. This fellowship provides an annual stipend, along with resources and training to enhance research focused on Latinx communities exploring and reimagining comparative frameworks that move beyond the single-…