Department of Psychology Faculty Research Interests & Recent Publications

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Dr. Philip A. Allen

Adult Development and Aging

  • Attention, perception, visual word recognition, memory and effects of age, emotion and memory

Mohsenian, S., Ibrahimy, A., Alsamman, M.M., Oshinski, J.N., Bhadelia, R.A., Barrow, D.L., Allen, P.A., Amini, R. & Loth, F. (in press). Association between resistance to cerebrospinal fluid flow and cardiac-induced brain tissue motion for Chiari malformation type 1. Neuroradiology. Advance online publication.

Kutash, L.A., Sayer, M.A., Samii, M.R., Rabinowitz, E.P., Boros, A., Jensen, T., Allen, P.A., Garcia, M., & Delahanty, D.L. (in press). Questionable utility of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA) in detecting cognitive impairment in individuals with comorbid PTSD and SUD. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult. 

Tokar, D.M., Kaut, K.P., & Allen, P.A. (in press). Revisiting the factor structure of the Short-Form McGill Pain Questionnaire-2 (SF-MPQ-2): Evidence for a bifactor model in individuals with Chiari malformation. PLoS ONE.

Dr. Toni L. Bisconti

Adult Development and Aging

  • Emotion regulation in older adults, bereavement & widowhood, social support, prejudice and discrimination

Bisconti, T. L., Vale, M. T., & Trunko, A. (revise and resubmit). Health and well-being in queer older adults: Overcoming a lifetime of stigma.  In M. Lachman, & A. Sprio (Eds.), S. Charles, S. Neupert (Associate Eds), American Psychological Association handbook of adult development and aging. American Psychological Association.

*Frey, K. T., & Bisconti, T. L. (in press). Older, entitled, & extremely out-of-touch: Does “OK, Boomer” signify the emergence of a new older adult stereotype? Journal of Applied Gerontology. 

*Sublett, J. F., & Bisconti, T. L. (in press). Metamemory and self-compassion as protective factors in the relationship between benevolent ageism and environmental mastery. Journal of Applied Gerontology. 

Dr. James M. Diefendorff

Industrial Organizational

  • Work motivation, emotions at work

Diefendorff, J. M., Kenworthy, M. E., Lee, F. C., & Nguyen, L. K. (in press). Work motivation. In J.M. Peiro (Ed). Oxford Encyclopedia of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Oxford University Press.   

Gabriel, A.S., Diefendorff, J.M., & Grandey, A.A. (2023).  The acceleration of emotional labor research: Navigating the past and steering toward the future.  Personnel Psychology, 76(2), 511-545.  

Lee, F., Diefendorff, J.M., Nolan, M.T., & Trougakos, J.P. (2023).  Emotional exhaustion across the workday: Person-level and day-level predictors of workday emotional exhaustion growth curves. Journal of Applied Psychology. Advance Online Publication. 

Dr. Joelle D. Elicker

Industrial Organizational

  • Feedback and coaching, goal-striving, performance appraisal, organizational justice, teaching effectiveness

Chen, J. M., Elicker, J. D., Cubrich, M., Sully de Luque, M. F., & Wilson Antonik, C. (2020). Feedback Environment Reactions: Linking Feedback Environment to Outcomes in a Cross-Cultural Sample. Academy of Management Proceedings. Academy of Management.  

Cubrich, M., Elicker, J. D., Gabel Shemueli, R., & Sully de Luque, M. F. (2020). Contextual Feedback Seeking: Conditional Effects of Individual Power Distance & Feedback Orientation. Academy of Management Proceedings. Academy of Management.  

Elicker, J.D., Cubrich, M., Chen, J.M., Sully de Luque, M.F., & Gabel-Shemueli, R. (2019). Employee Reactions to the Feedback Environment. In J.R. Williams & L.A. Steelman (Eds.), Feedback at Work. Springer. 

Dr. Margo A. Gregor

Counseling Psychology

  • Vocational Psychology, career development within marginalized communities

Alshabani, N., Wolfe, G., Burke, K. A., Keramidas, N. L., & Gregor, M. A. (In press). Impact of COVID-19 Pandemic on Vocational Well-Being of Women in Counseling Psychology. Journal of Mental Health Counseling.  

Gregor, M.A., Burke, K., Campbell-Halfaker, D., Dunn, M.G., & Bhatia, A. (In Press). “I need a break or I might quit”: STEM academics’ Pandemic Experiences. The Counseling Psychologist.

Bhatia, A., Rana. S., & Gregor, M.A. (2023). Career aspirations among Indian female undergraduates in liberal arts. Journal of Career Assessment, Advanced Online Publication.  

Dr. Dawn M. Johnson

Counseling Psychology

  • Intimate partner violence, trauma, PTSD, treatment development and outcome, women's issues, empowerment

Holmes, S. C., King, K. C., Gonzalez, A., Norton, M. K., Silver, K. E., Sullivan, T. P., & Johnson, D.M. (2023). Associations among intimate partner violence, posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms, and disordered eating among women intimate partner violence survivors residing in shelter. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 38(1-2), 2135-2158.  

Silver, K. E., Norton, M., King, K. Gonzalez, A., Holmes, S. C., & Johnson, D.M. (2023).  Survival sex among a diverse sample of women victims of intimate partner violence: Results from a domestic violence shelter. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy. 

Holmes, S. C., Johnson, N. L., & Johnson, D. M. (2022). Understanding the relationship between interpersonal trauma and disordered eating: An extension of the Model of Psychological Adaptation. Psychological Trauma: Theory, Research, Practice, and Policy, 14(7), 1175-1183. 

Dr. Kevin P. Kaut

Adult Development and Aging

  • History of psychobiology / neuroscience, mechanisms of memory, neuropsychology, biomedicine and end of life

Tokar, D. M., Duffy, R. D., & Kaut, K. P. (2023). Predictors of Work Fulfillment and General Well-Being in Workers With Chiari Malformation: The Importance of Decent Work. Journal of Career Assessment. Advance online publication. 

Garcia, M., Eppelheimer, M.S., Houston, J.R., Hughes, M.L., Nwotchouang, B.S.T., Kaut, K.P., Labuda, R., Bapuraj, J.R., Maleki, J., Klinge, P.M., Vorster, S., Luciano, M.G., Loth, F., & Allen, P.A. (2022).  Adult age differences in self-reported pain and anterior CSF space in Chiari malformation.  The Cerebellum, 21, 194–207.   

Tokar, D. M., Savickas, M. L., & Kaut, K. P. (2020). A Test of the Career Construction Theory Model of Adaptation in Adult Workers With Chiari Malformation. Journal of Career Assessment, 28(3), 381–401. 

Dr. Paul E. Levy

Industrial Organizational

  • Feedback; performance appraisal, job attitudes, individual differences

Bachrach, D. G., Naskar, S. T., Patel, P. C., & Levy, P. E. (2023). Horizontal pay dispersion as social context for predicting employee performance outcomes associated with diagnostic- versus criterion-referenced performance feedback. Applied Psychology, 1–21.   

Drawbaugh, M. L., Gianelloni, J. E., & Levy, P. E. (2021). The role of the feedback environment in self-development. In M. London. The Oxford Handbook of Lifelong Learning (2 ed.). Oxford Press.  

Levy, P. E., Drawbaugh, M. L., & Farr, J. (2020). History of performance management. In L. L. Koppes, Historical Perspectives in Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Psychology Press.

Dr. John E. Queener

Counseling Psychology

Owens, D., Stewart, T. & Queener, J. E. (in press). Non-Traditional Clinical Approaches: Black Males. In W. Ross (Eds.). African American Males: Effective Therapeutic Interventions and Approaches. Information Age Publishing. Greenwich, CT.

Queener, J. E., & Smith, S. D. (2008). Managing resistance- The difference between success and failure of multicultural competency initiatives. In White, J.L., and Henderson, S.J. (Eds.). Building Multicultural Competency: Development, Training, and Practice (pp. 143-153). Lanham, MD: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers.

Perosa, L., Perosa, S., Queener, J. E., (2008). Assessing Competencies for Counseling Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Individuals, Couples, and Families: The State of the Field. Journal of GLBT Issues in Counseling,,2, 159-169.

Dr. Andrea F. Snell

Industrial Organizational

  • Personnel selection, individual differences, measurement & statistics

Nakai, Y., Hill, S. C., Snell, A. F., & Ferrell, J. Z. (2018). A job club for older job seekers: Change in attitude and perceived utility during training. Journal of Career Development, 45(6), 551-565.  

Nakai, Y, Chang, B., Snell, A. F., & Fluckinger, C. D. (2010).Profiles of mature job seekers: Connecting needs and desires to work characteristics. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31, 1-18

Bott, J., Dahling, J. Snell, A. F. & Smith, B. (in press) Predicting individual score elevation in an applicant setting: The influence of individual differences and situational perceptions.  Journal of Applied Social Psychology.

Dr. Suzette L. Speight

Counseling Psychology

  • Multicultural psychology, identity development, just world beliefs

Cadaret, M C., & Speight, S. L. (2018).  An exploratory study of attitudes toward psychological help seeking among African American men.  Journal of Black Psychology 44 (4), 347-370

Myers, L.J., Anderson, M., Lodge, T., Speight, S. L., Queener, J. E. (2018). Optimal Theory’s contributions to understanding and surmounting global challenges to humanity. Journal of Black Psychology 44(8), 747-771.

Speight, S. L., & Cadaret, M. C. (2018). Ethical issues when working with People of Color.  In E. Welfel, & M. Leach (Eds).  Cambridge Handbook of Applied Psychological Ethics.

Dr. Jennifer T. Stanley

Adult Development & Aging

  • Social cognition across the lifespan, emotion recognition and aging, emotion regulation and aging

Hamdani, M., Turner, J. R., & Stanley, J. T. (2023). Supervisor beware: Contemptuous feedback harms low performers and taxes working memory of rejection sensitive persons. Journal of Management Scientific Reports, 1(2), 146–168.  

Villalba, A., Stanley, J., Vale, M., Turner, J. & Houston, M. (2023). Age differences in using humor to cope during a pandemic. HUMOR: International Journal of Humor Research, 36(1), 51-74.  

Stanley, J. T., & Villalba, A. A. (2023, July). Age and emotion. In H. S. Friedman and C. Markey (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Mental Health (3rd ed.). Elsevier.  

Dr. Meghan A. Thornton-Lugo

Industrial Organizational

  • Organizational justice, diversity and gender in the workplace, ethics, emotions, corporate social responsibility

Nolan, M. T., Diefendorff, J. M., Thornton-Lugo, M., Hynes, D., Prezuhy, M., & Schreiber, J. (2023). Pursuing multiple goals during the commute: A dynamic self-regulatory perspective. Organizational Psychology Review, 13(2), 99–124.  

Thornton-Lugo, M. A., McCarter, M. W., Clark, J. R., Luse, W., Hyde, S. J., Heydarifard, Z., & Huang, L. S. R. (2023). Makeup calls in organizations: An application of justice to the study of bad calls. Journal of Applied Psychology, 108(3), 374–402.   

Busby, A. D. & Thornton-Lugo, M.A. & Parker, L. & Strah, N. (2022). What Can Go Wrong When Everything is Right? Using Organizational Justice to Understand Police Misconduct and Improve Personnel Systems. Personnel Assessment and Decisions, 8(2), 6. 

Dr. Charles A. Waehler

Counseling Psychology

  • Psychological assessment, counseling processes, adolescent & adult development

Waehler, C. A., & Grandy, N. M. (2016).  Beauty from the Beast:  Avoiding Errors in Responding to Client Questions.  Psychotherapy, 53, 278-83. doi: 10.1037/pst0000082.

Waehler, C. A. (2013).  Curiosity and Biculturalism as Key Therapeutic Change Activities.  Psychotherapy, 50, 351-355. 

Ross, A. D., Waehler, C.A., & Gray, T. L. (2013).  Heterosexual persons’ perceptions regarding counseling language use:  Extending Dorland & Fischer (2001).  The Counseling Psychologist, 41, 918-930. 

Dr. Ingrid K. Weigold

Counseling Psychology

  • Positive psychology, human agency, especially personal growth and self-efficacy, international student acculturation and predictors of well-being, college student positive development, data collection methodology, scale development, translation, and psychometric properties

Weigold, A., Weigold, I. K., Ethridge, E. T., & Chong, Y. K. (2023). Translation and validation of the German Personal Growth Initiative Scale - II. The Counseling Psychologist. Advance online publication. 

Weigold, A., Weigold, I. K., Zhang, X., Tang, N., & Chong, Y. K. (2023). Translation and validation of the Brief Inventory of Technology Self-Efficacy (BITS): Simplified and traditional Chinese versions. Social Science Computer Review. Advance online publication.  

Weigold, A., & Weigold, I. K. (2022). Traditional and modern convenience samples: An investigation of college student, Mechanical Turk, and Mechanical Turk college student samples. Social Science Computer Review, 40(5), 1302-1322.