Research & Scholarship

The intellectual power and creative vitality of the College of Arts and Sciences reside in our faculty. While students lie at the center of the College’s attention, the work of the College’s faculty makes possible the distinctive education in the liberal arts and sciences that our graduates attain. All of the College’s achievements and aspirations spring in some way from faculty members’ creativity, talent, and dedication in scholarship, teaching, and professional service. Recent faculty research and scholarship projects are listed below.

Contracts, Grants and Sponsored Research

Grants

Bauer, J. J. (Supporting). "Religious/spiritual struggle as a fork in the road toward growth or decline: Setting the stage for healing and transformation." Sponsored by John Templeton Foundation, $1,183,946. (January 2013 - December 2015).

Butler, T. "Early life stress and corticosterone signaling: Relation to ethanol drinking." Sponsored by National Institutes of Health: National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, $52,190. (July 2013 - August 2014).

Dixon, L. J. "The Association between Offspring’s Exposure to Interparental Conflict and their Tolerance for their own Relationship Conflict." Sponsored by College of Arts and Sciences, $5,000. (May 2014 - August 2014).

Fuhs, M. "CAP SSC 200 Proposal." Sponsored by University of Dayton, $1,000. (May 15, 2014 - August 15, 2014).

Fuhs, M. "Effects of Visual Stimuli Features on Children’s Non-Symbolic Mathematics Skills." Sponsored by University of Dayton, $6,175. (May 15, 2014 - August 15, 2014).

Goodnight, J. (Principal). "Peer Influence on Youth Antisocial Behavior: Genetic Moderation by the Taq1A Polymorphism." Sponsored by University of Dayton, $5,150. (May 16, 2014 - August 15, 2014).

Kunz, B. R. (Principal), “The Role of Motor Imagery in Mentally Simulated Locomotion”. Sponsored by University of Dayton, $5,500. (May 16, 2014-August 15, 2014).

Layman-Guadalupe, M. “CAP SSC200 Proposal”, sponsored by University of Dayton, $1500 (May 15, 2014-August 15, 2014).

O'Mara, E. (Principal). "Grant in Aid." Sponsored by Research Council Seed Grant, $1,295. (January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014).

O'Mara, E. (Principal). "Why Do Other People View Me Negatively When I View Myself Positively? In Search of Mechanisms that Explain the Harmful Effects of Self-Enhancement on Interpersonal Relationships." Sponsored by Research Council Seed Grant, $6,295 (January 1, 2014 - December 31, 2014).

Reeb, R. N. (Principal). "Clinical Psychology Traineeship Program for Fiscal Year 2015." Sponsored by Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board, $15,000. (July 1, 2014 - June 30, 2015).

Reeb, R. N. (Principal). "Clinical Psychology Traineeship Program for Fiscal Year 2014." Sponsored by Alcohol, Drug Addiction, and Mental Health Services Board, $15,000. (July 1, 2013 - June 30, 2014).

Presentations

Invited Lectures or Addresses

Bauer, J. J. "The transformative self: Narrating growth at the margins of personhood." The Transformative Periphery: Negotiating Identities from the Margins, part of the Identities in Transformation research program, Trinity College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland. (April 2, 2014).

Berry, M. A., Rodriguez, D. "Eyewitness Identifications", Ohio Innocence Project, Cincinnati, OH. (May 1, 2014).

Butler, T. "Stress system dysfunction following early life stress: Relationship with anxiety and alcohol." University of Dayton, Department of Biology seminar presentation, Dayton, OH. (November 6, 2014).

Butler, T., Carter, E., Weiner, J. "Social isolation engenders an addiction-like phenotype in male, but not female, Long Evans rats relative to group housed counterparts." Gordon Research Conference: Alcohol & the Nervous System, Galveston, TX. (February 18, 2014).

Goodnight, J. "Investigating Differential Susceptibility to Parenting among Callous-Unemotional Youths: The Analysis of Response Allocation Matching during a Parent-Teen Interaction." Clinical Science Colloquium, Indiana University Department of Psychological and Brain Science, Bloomington, IN. (April 25, 2014).

Kunz, B. R. “Calibrating perception: The role of Action in Perceptual Representation.” Cognition, Action and Perception Speaker Series, University of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, OH (October 24, 2014).

Panels and Other

Brown, M., Bringle, R., Reeb, R. N., Ruiz, A. "Developing psychologically literate citizens through service-learning: From knowledge to engagement." Annual Conference on the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2), American Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA. (October 10, 2014).

Glendening, Z., Farmer, C., O'Koon, B., Hunt, C., Ballas, T., Rodiguez, S., Bloss, N., Dalpiaz, A., Wise, C., Garcia, E., Marsh, K., Pecyna, B., Lynn, N., Alexander, K., Beebe, J., Reeb, R. N. "Behavioral activation in a homeless shelter." Social Science Symposium, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (November 22, 2014).

Kahle, L., Elvers, G. C. "The Effects of Embodied Cognition on Social Warmth." Social Sciences Symposium, University of Dayton College of Arts and Sciences, Dayton, OH. (November 22, 2014).

O'Mara, E., Gaertner, L. "The road to success is paved by the self: Exploring self-processes that influence goal pursuit." Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Columbus OH. (October 4, 2014).

Reeb, R. N., Bringle, R., Brown, M., Ruiz, A. "Fostering students’ civic development: Psychology curriculum and the public good." American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. (August 10, 2014).

Reeb, R. N., Glendening, Z., Christine, F., Nyssa, S. L., Elvers, G. C. "Behavioral activation in a homeless shelter: An interdisciplinary service-learning community-based research project." Annual Conference of the International Association for Service-Learning Research and Community Engagement, International Association for Service-Learning Research and Community Engagement, New Orleans, LA. (October 1, 2014).

Papers

O'Mara, E., Gaertner, L. "An experimental analysis of self-enhancement as a goal directed force." Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Society of Experimental Social Psychology, Columbus OH. (October 4, 2014).

Reeb, R. N., Glendening, Z., Christine, F., Nyssa, S. L., Elvers, G. C. "Behavioral activation in a homeless shelter: An interdisciplinary service-learning community-based research project." Annual Conference of the International Association for Service-Learning Research and Community Engagement, New Orleans, LA. (October 1, 2014).

Posters

Adelson, M., Dixon, L. J., Snyder, E. I., Wagoner, S. T. "Motivations for Disclosing Past Partner Information to Current Partners: A New Measure." Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA. (November 22, 2014).

Albanese, F., Brown Kirschman, K. J. "Health belief model and risk-seeking behavior as indicators of chosen listening levels of youth." North Carolina Speech Hearing and Language Association Annual Convention, North Carolina Speach Hearing and Language Association, Raleigh, NC. (March 20, 2014).

Barnas, A. J., Kunz, B. R. “Decoupling the Biomechanics of Locomotion and the Direction of Spatial Updating During Blind-walking Tasks.” 14th Annual Meeting, Vision Sciences Society, St. Pete Beach, FL (May 16, 2014).

Bauer, J. J., McLean, K. C., Lilgendahl, J. P., Graham, L. E., Lynch, B. P., Lauber, E. A. "Growth is not just for the young: Age, well-being, and narratives of growth and redemption." Annual Meeting, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX. (February 13, 2014).

Berry, M. A., Pedersen, M. "Hate Crime Laws: What are they and who do they protect?" Social Science Symposium. Dayton, OH. (November 22, 2014).

Bidwell, S., Brown Kirschman, K. J., Pai, A. H. "The relationship between health-related quality of life and family communication in pediatric stem cell patients." Society of Pediatric Psychology Annual Conference, APA Division 54, Philadelphia, PA. (March 29, 2014).

Brown, M., Montoya, R. Matthew "Laughing with the eyes: "Authentic" smiles indicate interest in humorous partners", Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX. (February 4, 2014).

Butler, T., Carter, E., Weiner, J. "Social isolation and ethanol self-administration: Disparate behavioral phenotypes in male and female rats." Research Society on Alcoholism, Bellevue, WA. (June 25, 2014).

Davis, S. T., Kemp, K., Jamie, F. "Put your Money on the Line: Does Betting Assess Overconfidence?" Eighty-sixth Annual Meeting, Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. (May 2, 2014).

Davis, S. T., Kershaw, C., Marshall, A. A., Schneider, M., Miranda, G., Nelson, M., Marron, J., Fitzharris, A. "Assessing Aesthetic Preferences for Faces with Measures of Ocular Gaze." Roesch Social Science Symposium, Roesch Chair and Division of the Social Sciences, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (November 22, 2014).

Davis, S. T., Kershaw, C., Marshall, A. A., Schneider, M., Nelson, M., Marron, J., Fitzharris, A., Miranda, G. "Are Faces in Paintings or Photographs More Aesthetically Pleasing?" Roesch Social Science Symposium, Roesch Chair and Division of Social Sciences, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (November 22, 2014).

Dixon, L. J., Adelson, M., Gordon, K. C., Willett, J. M. "The Contrasting Influences of Religiousness/Spirituality and Religious Service Attendance on the Association between Parental Divorce and Offspring’s Attitude Toward Divorce." Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA. (November 22, 2014).

Farnsworth, S.M., T. O. "Effects of behavioral activation in a homeless shelter for men." Annual Meeting, Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. (May 3, 2014).

Glaser, M. K., Zois, C. J. "Primary and Secondary Psychopathy in the Prediction of Explicit and Implicit Measures of Empathy." 122nd Annual convention of the American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C. (August 6, 2014).

Goodnight, J., Bates, J. E., Iskander, J. M., Dodge, K. A., Lansford, J. E., Pettit, G. S. "To Act or Not to Act: An Analysis of the Association between Adolescent Behavior Problem Severity and Parents’ Decisions to Intervene." Biennial Convention, Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX. (March 22, 2014).

Gretak, A., Brown, M., Rush, B., Porter, W. J., East, M., Rodriguez, D., Berry, M. A. "Disgust and evidence strength as factors in juror decision making." Social Sciences Symposium, University of Dayton, Dayton, OH. (November 1, 2014).

Hubbard, K. N., Bernstein, E. R., Davis, S. T. "Barriers to family involvement in schools: Exploring the voice of the urban, high poverty family." Annual Conference, National Association of School Psychologists, Washington DC. (February 21, 2014).

Lauber, E. A., Bauer, J. J. "Perfectionism: Good, bad, or growth?" Annual Meeting, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX. (February 15, 2014).

Lynch, B., O'Mara, E. "Examining the mediating role of self-enhancement in the association between autonomy and psychological well-being." Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX. (February 13, 2014).

Meter, L., Lynch, B., DeLuca, H., Montoya, R. Matthew "The role of trust in the mere exposure effect in a classroom setting", Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX. (February 4, 2014).

O'Koon, B., Hunt, C., Ballas, T., Glendening, Z., Farmer, C., Elvers, G. C., Reeb, R. N. "Engaged scholarship for homelessness: Community outcomes" Midwestern Psychological Association, Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. (November 12, 2014).

O'Mara, E., Gaertner, L. "An experimental analysis of self-enhancement as a goal directed force." Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin TX. (February 13, 2014).

Peatee, J. J., Dixon, L. J., Wagoner, S. T. "Perception of Non-Physical Abuse in Intimate Partner Relationship." Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA. (November 22, 2014).

Reeb, R. N., Farmer, C., Glendening, Z., Kinsey, R. "Application of the psycho-ecological systems model: Behavioral activation in homeless shelters." American Psychological Association, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. (August 10, 2014).

Reeb, R. N., Farmer, C., Glendening, Z., Kinsey, R., Elvers, G. C., Farnsworth, S.M., T. O., Crossman, J., Andrews, J. "Effects of behavioral activation in a homeless shelter for men." Midwestern Psychological Association, Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. (May 3, 2014).

Schwob, J., Pauszek, J., Oduwole, P., Gallup, K., Flannery, J., Davis, S. T., Wagoner, S. "Empathy and Social Awareness affect Change Detection of Emotional Expression." Eighty-sixth Annual Meeting, Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. (May 1, 2014).

Smart, S., Berry, M. A., Rodriguez, D. "Skilled observation and change blindness: A comparison of police and student samples." 2014 Annual Meeting, Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA. (May 20, 2014).

Smidt, A. M., Zois, C. J. "The Validity of Facebook Profiles to Assess Prototypic Person Concepts." Association for Psychological Science Conference, Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA. (May 15, 2014).

Underwood, C., O'Mara, E. "Women’s endorsement of benevolent sexism varies across the menstrual cycle." Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX. (February 13, 2014).

Wagoner, S. T., Adelson, M., Dixon, L. J. "Attachment Style, Willingness to Self-Sacrifice, Anger, and Subsequent Relationship Satisfaction: A Moderated Mediation Mode." Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA. (November 22, 2014).

Wayment, H. A., Bauer, J. J., Sylaska, K. "The Quiet Ego Scale: Measuring the compassionate self-identity." Annual Meeting, Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA. (May 15, 2014).

Published Intellectual Contributions

Book Chapters

Brown Kirschman, K. J., Karazsia, B. T. (2014). The role of pediatric psychology in health promotion and injury prevention. In M. C. Roberts, B. Aylward, and Y. Wu (Eds.), Clinical Practice of Pediatric Psychology: Cases and Service Delivery. (pp. 126-138). New York, NY: Guilford Press.

Reeb, R. N., Gahimer, E., Snow, N., Steel, A., Stayton, L., Folger, S. (2014). Psycho-ecological systems model for engaged scholarship and service-learning: A concise overview. In Lan Lin, P., Wiegand, M., Smith-Tolken, A. (Eds.), Service-learning in higher education: Building community across the globe (pp. 143-153). Indianapolis, IN.

Journal Articles

Bauer, J. J., Park, S., Montoya, R. Matthew, Wayment, H. A. (2014). Growth motivation for two facets of eudaimonic self-development. Journal of Happiness Studies (online version pre-publication).

Papers Published in Conference Proceedings

Butler, T., Ariwodola, O., Weiner, J. (2014). The impact of social isolation on HPA axis function, anxiety-like behaviors, and ethanol drinking. Frontiers in Integrative Neuroscience, 7, 102.

Butler, T., Carter, E., Weiner, J. (2014). Adolescent social isolation does not lead to persistent increases in anxiety-like behavior or ethanol intake in female Long-Evans rats. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 38(8), 2199-2207.

Butler, T., Chappell, A., Weiner, J. (2014). Activation of β3 adrenoceptors in the basolateral amygdala reduces ethanol seeking behaviors in male Long-Evans rats. Psychopharmacology, 231(1), 293-303.

Ellingson, J. M., Goodnight, J., Van Hulle, C. A., Waldman, I. D., Lahey, B. B., D'Onofrio, B. M. (2014). A sibling-comparison study of smoking during pregnancy and childhood psychological traits. Behavior Genetics, 44, 25-35.

Fuhs, M., Farran, D. C., Nesbitt, K. T. (2014). Prekindergarten children’s executive function skills and achievement gains: Comparing direct assessments and teacher ratings. Journal of Educational Psychology.

Fuhs, M., Nesbitt, K. T., Farran, D. C., Dong, N. (2014). Variations in associations between executive functioning and academic achievement across content areas: A longitudinal investigation. Developmental Psychology.

Goode, C., Keefer, L.A., Montoya, R. Matthew (2014). You're better than I if you're hotter than I: The role of objective physical attractiveness in the physical attractiveness stereotype. International Review of Social Psychology/Revue internationale de psychologie sociale, 27, 109-122.

Goode, C., Keefer, L.A., Molina, L.E. (2014), A compensatory control account of meritocratic beliefs. Journal of Social and Political Psychology, 2, 313-334.

Montoya, R. Matthew, Hibbard, K. (2014). The use of covert and overt jealousy tactics in romantic relationships: The moderating role of relationship satisfaction. Current Research in Social Psychology, 22, 39-50.

Montoya, R. Matthew, Horton, R. S. (2014). A two-dimensional model for the study of interpersonal attraction. Personality and Social Psychology Review, 18, 59-86.

Ridings, L. E., Zois, C. J. (2014). Emotional dysregulation and borderline personality disorder: Explaining the link between secondary psychopathy and alexithymia. Personality and Individual Differences, 57, 14-19.

Rodriguez, D., Berry, M. A. (2014). The influence of administrator blindness on the recording of eyewitness identification decisions. Legal and Criminological Psychology, 19, 69-79.

Rodriguez, D., Strange, D. (2014). Dissonance-induced false memories: Evidence from a free-choice paradigm. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 26, 571-759.

Smart, S., Berry, M. A., Rodriguez, D. (2014). Skilled observation and change blindness: A comparison of law enforcement and student samples. Applied Cognitive Psychology, 28, 590-596.

Wayment, H. A., Bauer, J. J., Sylaska, K. (2014). The quiet ego scale: Measuring the compassionate self-identity. Journal of Happiness Studies (online version pre-publication).

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