Department of Psychology
Department of Psychology

Selected Research Published by Faculty and Students

Below is a sampling of recent research published by Psychology department faculty and graduate students.

Number of Sexual Partners and Relationship Status Are Associated With Unprotected Sex Across Emerging Adulthood

Emily R. Wilhite (Graduate Student, SAHARA Lab), K. Paige HardenKim FrommeArchives of Sexual Behavior (March 3, 2016)


The Efficacy of Vigorous-Intensity Exercise as an Aid to Smoking Cessation in Adults With High Anxiety Sensitivity: A Randomized Controlled Trial

Jasper Smits, Journal of Biobehavioral Medicine (


Trajectories of Binge Drinking and Personality Change Across Emerging Adulthood

James R. Ashenhurst (Postdoctoral Fellow), Kathryn P. HardenKim FrommePsychology of Addictive Behaviors, 2015 Dec; 29(4): 978–991


Large Cross-National Differences in Gene × Socioeconomic Status Interaction on Intelligence

Elliot M. Tucker-DrobPsychological Science (


Imitation and Innovation: The Dual Engines of Cultural Learning

Cristine H. Legare, Trends in Cognitive Sciences, Volume 19, Issue 11, November 2015, Pages 688–699


In-Group Ostracism Increases High-Fidelity Imitation in Early Childhood

Rachel E. Watson-Jones and Cristine H. LegarePsychological Science (


Hormones and Ethics: Understanding the Biological Basis of Unethical Conduct

Ellie Shuo Jin (Graduate Student), Leslie K. Rice (Graduate Student), Robert A. JosephsJournal of Experimental Psychology: General, Vol 144(5), October 2015, Pages 891-897

Randomized Controlled Trial of Online Expressive Writing to Address Readjustment Difficulties Among U.S. Afghanistan and Iraq War Veterans

James W. PennebakerJournal of Traumatic Stress, Volume 28, Issue 5, October 2015, Pages 381–390


Imitative Flexibility and the Development of Cultural Learning

Cristine H. LegareCognition, Volume 142, September 2015, Pages 351–361


The Interaction of Testosterone and Cortisol Is Associated With Attained Status in Male Executives

Robert A. JosephsJournal of Personality and Social Psychology, August 24, 2015


Hippocampal Activity Mediates the Relationship Between Circadian Activity Rhythms and Memory in Older Adults

Stephanie M. ShermanNeuropsychologia, Volume 75, August 2015, Pages 617–625


5-HTTLPR Genotype Potentiates the Effects of War Zone Stressors on the Emergence of PTSD, Depressive and Anxiety Symptoms in Soldiers Deployed to Iraq

Michael J. Telch and Christopher G. BeeversWorld Psychiatry, Volume 14, Issue 2, June 2015, Pages 198–206


Heart Rate Variability: A Risk Factor for Female Sexual Dysfunction

Amelia M. Stanton (Graduate Student), Carey S. Pulverman (Graduate Student) and Cindy M. MestonApplied Psychophysiology and BiofeedbackPublished online: June 17, 2015)

How Sexually Dimorphic Are Human Mate Preferences?

Daniel Conroy-Beam (Graduate Student) and David M. BussPersonality and Social Psychology Bulletin, August 2015 (

Children's Cognizing the Unreal

Jacqueline D. WoolleyCognitive Development, Volume 34, April–June 2015, Pages 1–2


The Effects of a Hatha Yoga Intervention on Facets of Distress Tolerance

Johnna Medina (Graduate Student), Mark PowersScarlett O. Baird (Graduate Student), and Jasper SmitsCognitive Behaviour Therapy, Volume 44, Issue 4, 2015


The Psychology of Home Environments: A Call for Research on Residential Space

Lindsay T. Graham (Graduate Student) and Samuel D. Gosling, Perspectives on Psychological Science, May 2015


Attention Bias Modification for Major Depressive Disorder: Effects on Attention Bias, Resting State Connectivity, and Symptom Change

Christopher G BeeversJournal of Abnormal Psychology, April 20, 2015

Peer Group Similarity in Perceptions of Pubertal Timing

Natalie Kretsch (Graduate Student), Journal of Youth and Adolescence, April 4, 2015

Exercise Augmentation of Exposure Therapy for PTSD: Rationale and Pilot Efficacy Data

Mark B. PowersCognitive Behaviour Therapy, Volume 44, Issue 4, 2015 (Published online: Feb 23, 2015)

Competition Between Items in Working Memory Leads to Forgetting

Jarrod A. Lewis-PeacockNature Communications, 5, Article number: 5768, December 18, 2014


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