If you are interested in conducting research with a faculty member, you should first acquaint yourself with each professor's area of interest. Below are list of our faculty members' publications since 2010. Once you have identified a research focus that interests you, email the professor and ask her or him to discuss options for research opportunities with you.

* indicates student collaborator

Faculty Publications (2010-2017):

Prof. Suman Ambwani

Cardi, V., Ambwani, S., Robinson, E., Albano, G., MacDonald, P., Aya, V., Rowlands, K., Todd, G., Schmidt, U., Landau, S., Arcelus, J., Beecham, J., & Treasure, J. (2017). Transition Care in Anorexia Nervosa Through Guidance Online from Peer and Carer Expertise (TRIANGLE): Study protocol for a randomised controlled trial. European Eating Disorders Review, 25, 512-523. doi:10.1002/erv.2542

Ambwani, S., Baumgardner, M., Guo, C., Simms, L., & Abromowitz, E. (2017). Challenging fat talk: An experimental investigation of reactions to body disparaging conversations. Body Image, 23, 85-92. doi:10.1016/j.bodyim.2017.08.007

Ambwani, S., Berenson, K.R., *Simms, L., Li, Y.W.A., Corfield, F., & Treasure, J.  (2016). Seeing things differently: An experimental investigation of social cognition and interpersonal behavior in anorexia nervosa. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 49(5), 499-506. doi:10.1002/eat.22498

Cardi, V., Ambwani, S., Crosby, R., Macdonald, P., Todd, G., Park, J., *Moss, S., Schmidt, U., and Treasure, J.  (2015). Self Help Aid and Recovery guide for Eating Disorders (SHARED): Theoretical rationale and protocol for a randomised controlled trial examining the effect of the Recovery MANTRA intervention for anorexia nervosa. Trials, 16, 165-176. doi: 10.1186/s13063-015-0701-6.

Ambwani, S., Roche, M.J., *Minnick, A., & Pincus, A.L.  (2015). Negative affect, interpersonal distress, and binge-eating behavior: An ecological momentary assessment study. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 48, 715-726. doi: 10.1002/eat.22410

Ambwani, S., Slane, J., Thomas, K.M., Hopwood, C.J., & Grilo, C.M. (2014). Interpersonal dysfunction and affect-regulation difficulties in disordered eating among men and women. Eating Behaviors, 15, 550-554. Doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2014.08.005 

Ambwani, S., Cardi, V., & Treasure, J. (2014). Mobile self-help interventions for anorexia nervosa: Conceptual, ethical, and methodological considerations for clinicians and researchers. Professional Psychology: Research and Practice, 45, 316-323. doi: 10.1037/a0036203 

Ambwani, S., Thomas, K.M., Hopwood, C.J., *Moss, S.A., & Grilo, C.M. (2014). Obesity stigmatization as the status quo: Structural considerations and prevalence among young adults in the U.S. Eating Behaviors, 15, 366-370. doi: 10.1016/j.eatbeh.2014.04.005

Gleaves, D.H., Pearson, C., Ambwani, S., & Morey, L.C. (2014). Measuring eating disorder attitudes and behaviors: A reliability generalization study. Journal of Eating Disorders, 2(6). doi:10.1186/2050-2974-2-6

Caglar-Nazali, P., Corfield, F., Cardi, V., Ambwani, S., Leppanen, J., Olabintan, O., Derizioits, S., Hadjimichalis, A., Scognamiglio, P., Eshkevari, E., Micali, N., & Treasure, J. (2014). A systematic review and meta-analysis of ‘Systems for Social Processes’ in eating disorders. Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews, 42, 55-92. 

Ambwani, S., Gleaves, D. H., & Perez, M. (2014). Fearing fatness: A cross-national comparison of Indian and European American university students. International Journal of Culture and Mental Health. Advance online publication. doi:dx.doi.org/10.1080/1752863.2014.892520

Ambwani, S., Boeka, A., Brown, J.D., Sarwer, D.B, Fabricatore, A.N, Byrne, K.T., Budak, A.R., Morey, L.C., & O’Neil, P.M. (2013). Socially desirable responding among bariatric surgery candidates during psychological assessment. Surgery for Obesity and Related Diseases, 9, 300-305.

Ambwani, S., & Morey, L.C. (2013). Food consumption as affect modulation in borderline personality. Journal of Personality Disorders, 27, 1-14.

Gleaves, D.H., Graham, E.C., & Ambwani, S. (2013). Measuring “Orthorexia.” Development of the Eating Habits Questionnaire. The International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, 12(2), 1-18.

Ambwani, S., & *Chmielewski, J. (2013). Weighing the evidence: Social desirability, eating disorder symptomatology, and accuracy of self-reported body weight among men and women. Sex Roles: A Journal of Research, 68, 474-483.

*Compeau, A., & Ambwani, S. (2013). The effects of fat talk on body dissatisfaction: The moderating role of dietary restraint. Body Image, 10, 451-461.

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Prof. Teresa Barber

Barber, T.A., Edris, E.M., Levinsky, P.J., Williams, J.M, Brouwer, A.R., & Gessay, S.A. (2016). Amelioration of scopolamine-induced amnesia by phosphatidylserine and curcumin in the day-old chick. Behavioural Pharmacology, 27, 536-541.

Barber, T.A. (2016). Discrimination of shape and size cues by day-old chicks in two one-trial learning tasks. Behavioural Processes, 124, 10-14.

Barber, T.A., & Kimbrough, T.N. (2015). Memantine improves observational learning in day-old chicks. Behavioural Pharmacology, 26, 407-410.

Barber, T. A., & Haggarty, M. K. (2010). Memantine ameliorates scopolamine-induced amnesia in chicks trained on taste-avoidance learning.  Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 93, 540-545.

Barber, T. A., Meyers, R. A., & McGettigan, B. F. (2010). Memantine improves memory for taste-avoidance learning in day-old chicks exposed to isolation stress. Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Behavior, 95, 203-208.

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Prof. Christine Guardino

Guardino, C. M., Dunkel Schetter, C., Saxbe, D. E., Adam, E. K., Landesman Ramey, S., Shalowitz, M. U., & Community Child Health Network. (2016). Diurnal salivary cortisol patterns prior to pregnancy predit infant birth weight. Health Psychology. 35(6), 625-33. doi:10.1037/hea0000313

Yim, I. S., Tanner Stapleton, L. R., Guardino, C. M., Hahn-Holbrook, J., & Dunkel Schetter, C. (2015). Biological and psychosocial predictors of postpartum depression: Systematic review and call for integration. Annual Review of Clinical Psychology, 11, 99-137. doi:10.1146/annurev-clinpsy-101414-020426

Guardino, C. M. & Dunkel Schetter, C. (2014). Understanding pregnancy anxiety: Concepts, correlates, and consequences. Zero to Three, 34(4), 12-21.

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Prof. Marie Helweg-Larsen

Schmitt, D. P. et al. (2017). Narcissism and the strategic pursuit of short-term mating: Universal links across 11 world regions of the International Sexuality Description Project-2. Psychological Topics, 26, 89-137.

Hoorens, V., *Van Damme, C., Helweg-Larsen, M., & Sedikides, C. (2016). The hubris hypothesis: The downside of comparative optimism displays. Consciousness and Cognition, 50, 40-55.

*DiMuccio, S. H., Yost, M. R., & Helweg-Larsen, M. (2016). A qualitative analysis of perceptions of precaurious manhood in U.S. and Danish men. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 18, 331-340. doi:10.1037/men0000062

Volpp, K. A., Troxel, A. B., Long, J., Ibrahim, S., Appleby, D., Smith, J. O., Jaskowiak, J., Helweg-Larsen, M., Doshi, J., & Kimmel, S. E. (2015). A randomized controlled trial of copayment elimination: The CHORD trial. Journal of Managed Care, 21,e455-64.

Volpp, K. A., Troxel, A. B., Long, J., Ibrahim, S., Appleby, D., Smith, J. O., Doshi, J., Jaskowiak, J., Helweg-Larsen, M., & Kimmel, S. E. (2015). A randomized controlled trial of negative copayments: The CHORD trial. Journal of Managed Care, 21,e465-73.

Helweg-Larsen, M. (2014). Does moralization motivate smokers to quit?: A longitudinal study of representative samples of smokers in the United States and Denmark. Nicotine & Tobacco Research.

*Peterson, L., Helweg-Larsen, M., Kimmel, S., & Volpp, K. (2012). Socio-economic status and race differences in heart attack risk among hypertensive patients: Personal risk perception and risk biases. Psychology & Health, 27, 737-51.

Helweg-Larsen, M., *Harding, H. H., & Klein, W. M. (2011). Will I divorce or have a happy marriage?: Gender differences in comparative optimism among U.S. college students. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 33, 157-66.

Helweg-Larsen, M. (2011). The UCLA multidimensional condom attitudes scale. In T. D. Fisher, C. M. Davis, W. L. Yarber, & S. L. Davis (Eds.). Handbook of sexuality-related measures (3rd ed.) New York: Routledge.

Helweg-Larsen, M., *Tobias, M. R., & *Cerban, B. M. (2010). Risk perception and moralization among smokers in the U.S. and Denmark: A qualitative approach. British Journal of Health Psychology, 15, 871-86.

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Prof. Sharon Kingston

Bruzzese, J.M., Kingston, S., Zhao, Y., DiMeglio, J.S., Cespedes, A., & George, M. (2016). Psychological factors influencing the decision of urban adolescents with undiagnosed asthma to obtain medical care. Journal of Adolescent Health, 59(5), 543-548. DOI:10.1016/j.jadohealth.2016.06.010

Kingston, S., Knight, E., Williams, J., & Gordon, H. (2015). Young adults’ response to 12-Step Recovery groups. Journal of Addictive Diseases, 34, 311-22. DOI:10.1080/10550887.2015.1074506

Kingston, S. & Rose, A.(2015). Do the effects of adolescent employment differ by neighborhood context? American Journal of Community Psychology, 55, 37-45. DOI: 10.1007/s10464-014-9690-y

Kingston, S. (2013).  Economic adversity and depressive symptoms in parents: Do marital status and perceived social support matter? American Journal of Community Psychology, 52, 359-66.  DOI: 10.1007/s10464013-9601-7

Kingston, S., Huang, K.Y., Calzada, E., Dawson-McClure, S., & Miller Brotman, L. (2013). Parent involvement in education as a moderator of family and neighborhood socioeconomic context on school readiness among young children. Journal of Community Psychology, 41(3), 265-76. DOI: 10.1002/jcop.21528.

Monopoli, W.J. & Kingston, S. (2012). The relationships among language ability, emotion regulation and social competence in second grade students.  International Journal of Behavioral Development, 36(5), 398-404.

Bruzzese, J.M., Kingston, S., Sheares, B.J., Cespedes, A., Sadeghi, H. & Evans, D. (2011). Feasibility and preliminary outcomes of a  school-based approach to help inner-city, ethnic minority adolescents with undiagnosed asthma.  Patient Education and Counseling, 85, 290-94.[PMCID: PMC3029508]

Miller Brotman, L., Calzada, E., Y., Huang, K., Kingston, S., Dawson-McClure, S., Kamboukos, D., Rosenfelt, A., Schwab, A., & Petkova, E. (2011). Promoting effective parenting practices and preventing child behavior problems in school among ethnically diverse families from underserved, urban communities. Child Development, 82(1): 258–76.

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Prof. Anthony Rauhut 

Rauhut, A.S. (2016).  Timing of SCH 23390 administration influences extinction of conditioned hyperactivity in mice.  Behavioral Pharmacology, 27(1), 73-76.

White, A.O.*, & Rauhut, A.S.  (2014). Time-dependent effects of prazosin on the development of methamphetamine conditioned hyperactivity and context-specific sensitization in mice.  Behavioural Brain Research, 263, 80-89.

Rauhut, A.S., & Bialecki, V*. (2011). Development and persistence of methamphetamine conditioned hyperactivity in Swiss-Webster mice.  Behavioural Pharmacology, 22, 228-238.

Rauhut, A. S., Fenton, L. A.*, & Bardo, M. T.  (2010). Renewal of sucrose-seeking behavior in rats: Role of D2 dopamine receptors.  Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior, 96, 354-362.

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Prof. Naila Smith

Suarez-Orozco, C., Casanova, S., Martin, M., Katsiaficas, D., Cuellar, V., Smith, N.A., & Dias, S.I. (2015). Toxic rain in class: Classroom interpersonal microaggressions. Educational Researcher, 44(3), 151-160. doi:10.3102/0013189X15580314

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Prof. Megan Yost

Yost, M. R., & Smith, T.E. (2014). Transfeminist psychology: Introduction to the Special Issue of Feminism & Psychology, Trans(cending) Psychology: Advancing Feminist Scholarship on the Lives and Identities of Trans People.

Yost, M. R., & Chmielewski, J. F.* (2013). Blurring the line between researcher and researched in interview studies: A feminist practice?  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 37, 242-250.

Yost, M. R., & Hunter, L.E. (2012). BDSM practitioners’ understandings of their initial attraction to BDSM sexuality: Essentialist and constructionist narratives. Psychology & Sexuality, 3, 244-259.

Chmielewski, J. F.* & Yost, M. R. (2012). Psychosocial influences on bisexual women’s body image: Negotiating gender and sexuality.  Psychology of Women Quarterly, 37, 224-241.

Yost, M. R., & McCarthy, L.* (2012). Girls gone wild?  Understanding heterosexual women’s same-sex encounters at college parties. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 36(1), 7-24.  Winner of the 2012 Georgia Babladelis Best Paper Award.

Yost, M. R., & Smith, L.* (2012). When does it cross the line?  The threshold between “normal” dieting and eating disorders. Journal of College Student Development, 53, 163-168.

Yost, M. R., & Gilmore, S. (2011).  Assessing LGBTQ Campus Climate and Creating Change. Journal of Homosexuality, 58, 1330-1354.

Yost, M. R., & Thomas, G.* (2011). Gender and binegativity: Men’s and women’s judgments of male and female bisexuals. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 41, 691-702.

Yost, M. R., & Chmielewski, J. F.* (2011). Narrating rural lesbian lives: Body image and lesbian community in central Pennsylvania.  Journal of Lesbian Studies, 15, 148-165.

Yost, M. R.  (2011).  The Attitudes about Sadomasochism Scale. In T. D. Fisher, C. M. Davis, W. L. Yarber, & S. L. Davis (Eds.), Handbook of Sexuality Related Measures (pp. 635-637).  London: Routledge.

Yost, M. R. (2010).  Development and validation of the Attitudes about Sadomasochism Scale.  Journal of Sex Research, 47, 79 – 91.

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Prof. Rui Zhang

He. J., Van de Vijver, F. J. R., Fetvadjiev, V. H., Dominguez-Espinosa, A. C., Adams, B. G., ... Zhang, R. (in press). On enhancing the cross-cultural comparability of Likert-scale personality and value measures: A comparison of common procedures. European Journal of Personality.

Zhang, R., & Weng, L. (2017). Not all cultural values are created equal: Cultural change in China reexamined through Google books. International Journal of Psychology. Advance online publication. doi:10.1002/ijop.12436

West, A. L., Zhang, R., Yampolsky, M., & Sasaki, J. Y. (2017). More than the sum of its parts: A transformative theory of biculturalism. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 48, 963-990. doi:10.1177/0022022117709533

Zhang, R., Noels, K. A., Lalonde, R. A., & Salas, S. A. (2017). Self-consistency in bicultural persons: Dialectical self-beliefs mediate the relation between identity integration and self-consistency. Frontiers in Psychology8, 321. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2017.00321 

Zhang, R., Noels, K. A., Guan, Y., & Weng, L. (2016). Making sense of positive self-evaluations in China: The role of sociocultural change. European Journal of Social Psychology, 47, 36-52. doi:10.1002/ejsp.2214

Fung, H. H., Ho, Y. H., Zhang, R., Zhang, X., Noels, K. A., & Tam, K.-P. (2016). Age differences in personal values: Universal or cultural specific? Psychology and Aging, 31(3), 274-286. doi:10.1037/pag0000082

Webber, D., Zhang, R., Schimel, J., & Blatter, J. (2015). Finding death in meaninglessness: Evidence that death thought accessibility increases in response to meaning threats. British Journal of Social Psychology. doi: 10.1111/bjso.12118

Webber, D., Schimel, J., Faucher, E. H., Hayes, J., Zhang, R., & Martens, A. (2015). Emotion as a necessary component of threat-induced death thought accessibility and defensive compensation. Motivation and Emotion, 39, 142-155. doi:10.1007/s11031-014-9426-1

Zhang, R., Schimel, J., & Faucher, E. H. (2014). Bicultural terror management: Identity hybridity moderates the effect of mortality salience on biculturals’ familiarity versus novelty seeking tendency. Self and Identity, 13, 714-739. doi:10.1080/15298868.2014.932835

Zhang, R., & Li, L. M. W. (2014). The acculturation of relational mobility: An investigation of Asian Canadians. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 45, 1390-1410. doi:10.1177/0022022114542850

Zhang, R., & Noels, K. A. (2013). When ethnic identities vary: Cross-situation and within-situation variation, authenticity, and well-being. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 44, 552-573. doi:10.1177/0022022112463604

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