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Daniel R. Berry, Ph.D. (Virginia Commonwealth University)

 Social psychology; social and affective neuroscience; prosocial emotions and behaviors; mindfulness and its training; intergroup processes and relations; stress resiliency.

 Berry, D. R., Hoerr, J. P., Cesko, S., Alayoubi, A., Carpio, K., Zirzow, H., Walters, W., Scram, G., Rodriguez, K., & Beaver, V. (2020). Does mindfulness training without explicit ethics-based instruction promote prosocial behaviors? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, Article first published online: January 23, 2020.

 Berry, D. R., Cairo, A. H., Goodman, R. J., Quaglia, J. T., Green, J. D., & Brown, K. W. (2018). Mindfulness increases prosocial responses toward ostracized strangers through empathic concernJournal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147(1), 93-112. doi: 10.1037/xge0000392 


Nancy  G. Caine, Ph.D. (University of California, Davis)

Comparative psychology; evolutionary basis of behavior; behavior of nonhuman primates; captive animal welfare; antipredator and sensory adaptations in mammals.

Caine, N. G. (2017). Antipredator behavior: Its expression and consequences in captive primates. In Handbook of Primate Behavioral Management (pp. 127-138). CRC Press.

Caine, N. G., Muñoz, R., & Mulholland, M. M. (2020). Does rattling deter? The case of domestic dogs. Ethology126(5), 503-508.


Dustin P. Calvillo, Ph.D. (University of California, Santa Barbara)


Cognitive psychology; false memory; judgment and decision making; fake news; reasoning.

Calvillo, D. P., Ross, B. J., Garcia, R. J. B., Smelter, T, J., & Rutchick, A. M. (2020). Political ideology predicts perceptions of threat of COVID-19 (and susceptibility to fake news about it). Social Psychological and Personality Science. Advance online publication

Smelter, T. J., & Calvillo, D. P. (2020). Pictures and repeated exposure increase perceived accuracy of news headlines. Applied Cognitive Psychology. Advance online publication. 


Nate C. Carnes, Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst)


Social and moral psychology using experimental economic methodologies; topics include study of economic inequality, violent conflict, political polarization, .and the adaptive function of morality for group life. Quantitative psychology; topics includes the teaching of introductory statistics and advanced statistical modeling.

Carnes, N. C., Lickel, B., & Janoff-Bulman, R. (2015). Shared perceptions: Morality is embedded in social contexts. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41(3), 351-362.

Carnes, N. C., & Lickel, B. (2018). Moral binding: How emotions, convictions, and identity fusion shape progroup behavior. Self and Identity, 17(5), 549-573.


Haylee K. DeLuca Bishop, Ph.D. (Kent State University)

Developmental psychology; peer, romantic, and sexual relationships in adolescence and young adulthood; the impact of family transitions and dissolutions on adolescent and young adult outcomes; measurement and methodology for developmental and dyadic data.

 DeLuca, H. K., Claxton, S. E., Baker, E. A., & van Dulmen, M. H. (2015). I get by with a little help from my friends: Examining the peer context of satisfaction with casual sexual relationships and experiences. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 12(5), 565-578.

 DeLuca, H. K., Claxton, S. E., & van Dulmen, M. H. (2018). The peer relationships of those who have experienced adoption or foster care: A meta‐analysis. Journal of Research on Adolescence.


Gerardo M. González, Ph.D. (California School of Professional Psychology, Fresno)

Clinical psychology; multicultural mental health issues, computer-assisted psychological assessment, prevention/treatment of depression, and computer- assisted teaching tools.

González, G.M.  (Under review).  Engaging college students with digital animation video: An evaluation of a redesigned course.  International Journal of Educational Technology in Higher Education.

Muñoz, R.F., González, G.M., et al. (2016).  Depression prevention and treatment interventions: Evolution of the San Francisco Latino Mental Health Research Program. In N. Zane, G. Bernal & F.T.L. Leong (Eds.), Evidence-based psychological practice with ethnic minorities: Culturally informed research and clinical strategies.  American Psychological Association.  Washington, D.C.


Elisa J. Grant-Vallone, Ph.D. (Claremont Graduate University)

Organizational psychology; work and family issues; work environments and employee health and well-being; faculty development.

Grant-Vallone, E.J. & Ensher, E.A. (2017). Re-crafting careers for mid-career faculty: A qualitative study. Journal of Higher Education Theory and Practice, 17(5), 10-24.

Grant-Vallone, E.J. & Ensher, E.A. (2011). "Opting in between": Strategies used by professional women with children to balance work and family. Journal of Career Development, 38(4), 331-349.


Sharon B. Hamill, Ph.D. (University of California, Irvine)

Developmental psychology; the impact of Alzheimer’s Disease on the family; multigenerational family relationships among middle-aged adults and adolescent children (i.e., the “sandwich” generation); the development of personal responsibility in adolescents and emerging adults; palliative care.

Pulvers, K., Ridenour, C., Woodcock, A., Savin, M., Holguin, G., Hamill, S., & Romero, D. (2018). Marijuana use among adolescent multiple tobacco product users and unique risks of dual tobacco and marijuana use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 189, 80-89. 

Madani, C., Yi, C., Hamill, S., & Edmonds, K. (2018). WGYLM? TM Strategies to encourage Advance Care Planning of healthcare providers. Journal of Pain and Symptom Management, 55(2), 709-710.


Alex C. Huynh, Ph.D. (University of Waterloo, Canada)

Social and cultural psychology; cultural change; ethnic diversity and intergroup relations, social class and social inequality, first-generation college student experiences, reasoning and wisdom

Huynh, A. C., Oakes, H., Shay, G., & McGregor, I. (2017). The wisdom in virtue: Pursuit of virtue predicts wise reasoning about personal conflicts. Psychological Science, 28, 1848-1856. doi: 10.1177/0956797617722621

Huynh, A. C., Yang, D. Y.-J. & Grossmann, I. (2016). The value of prospective reasoning for close relationships. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 893-902. doi: 10.1177/1948550616660591


Allison Jobin, Ph.D., BCBA-D (University of California, San Diego)

Treatment services for children with autism spectrum disorder and their families; implementation of evidence-based practices in community settings; parent-mediated interventions; naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions; treatment individualization

Schreibman, L., Jobin, A., & Dawson, G. (2019). Purpose, history, and framework of naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions. In Y. Bruinsma, M. Minjarez, L. Schreibman, & A. Stahmer (Eds). Naturalistic developmental behavioral interventions in the treatment of children with autism spectrum disorders (pp.3-20). Baltimore: Brookes.

Jobin, A. (2020). Varied treatment response in young children with autism: A relative comparison of structured and naturalistic behavioral approaches. Autism: An International Journal, 24, 338-351.  doi:10.1177/1362361319859726


Sasha Y. Kimel, Ph.D. (University of Michigan)

Social and cultural psychology; understanding conflict between groups (e.g. national, racial/ethnic, religious) and how to reduce it; how our diverse cultures shape our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors.

 Kimel, S. Y., Mischkowski, D., Kitayama, S., & Uchida, Y. (2017). Culture, emotions, and the cold shoulder: Cultural differences in the anger and sadness response to ostracism. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology48(9), 1307-1319.

 Kimel, S. Y., Huesmann, R., Kunst, J. R., & Halperin, E. (2016). Living in a genetic world: How learning about interethnic genetic similarities and differences affects peace and conflict. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin42(5), 688-700.


Aleksandria Perez Grabow, Ph.D. (University of Oregon)

Clinical/counseling psychology; developmental psychology; understanding the long-term outcomes of trauma and violence exposure through an ecological framework.

 Perez Grabow, A., Khurana, A., Natsuaki, M. N., Neiderhiser, J. M., Harold, G. T., Shaw, D. S., Ganiban, J. M., Reiss, D., & Leve, L. D. (2017). Using an adoption–biological family design to examine associations between maternal trauma, maternal depressive symptoms, and child internalizing and externalizing behaviors. Development and Psychopathology, 29(5), 1707-1720.


Janice N. Phung, Ph.D. (University of California, Irvine)

(University of California, Irvine) ( Developmental psychology; developmental processes in children and adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD); challenges in ASD (e.g., executive functioning, sleep quality, social deficits, etc.) on the family/community systems; optimal development and well-being outcomes in individuals with ASD.

Phung, J. N., & Goldberg, W. A. (2019). Promoting executive functioning in children with Autism Spectrum Disorder through community-based mixed martial arts training. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disabilities, 49(9), 3669-3684.

Phung, J. N., Abdullah, M. M., & Goldberg, W. A. (2018). Poor sleep quality among adolescents with Autism Spectrum Disorder is associated with depressive symptoms, problem behaviors, and conflicted family relationships. Focus on Autism and Other Developmental Disabilities, 34(3), 173-182.


Kim Pulvers, Ph.D., MPH (University of Kansas)

Clinical health psychology with a focus on tobacco and marijuana use; emerging products such as electronic nicotine delivery systems; smoke and tobacco free policies; and health disparities

 Pulvers, K., Emami, A. S., Nollen, N. L., Romero, D. R., Strong, D. R., Benowitz, N. L., & Ahluwalia, J. S. (2016). Tobacco consumption and toxicant exposure of cigarette smokers using electronic cigarettes. Nicotine & Tobacco ResearchNicotine & Tobacco Research, 20, 206-214.

 Pulvers, K., Ridenour, C., Woodcock, A., Savin, M., Holguin, G., Hamill, S., & Romero, D. (2018). Marijuana use among adolescent multiple tobacco product users and unique risks of dual tobacco and marijuana use. Drug and Alcohol Dependence, 189, 80-89. doi: 10.1016/j.drugalcdep.2018.04.031


Wesley Schultz, Ph.D. (Claremont Graduate University)

Social psychology; applied social psychology; conservation and environmental psychology; issues of underrepresentation, stereotyping, and identity. 

Wolske, K., Gillingham, K., & Schultz, P. W. (2020). Social influence on household energy behavior.Nature: Energy, 5, 202-212.

Schultz, P. W., Sorokina, A., & Javey, J. (2019). Social comparison as a tool to promote residentialwater conservation. Frontiers in Water.


Keith A. Trujillo, Ph.D. (University of California, Irvine)

Pharmacology and toxicology; behavioral neuroscience and psychopharmacology in animal models, with a focus on drugs of abuse, adolescents, opioids, stimulants, dissociatives, and antidepressants. Also, very involved in the preparation of students for graduate study and increasing diversity and inclusion in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

Trujillo, K.A. (2019). Basic information on psychotropic drugs, receptor systems and the brain. In S.M. Evans & Kenneth M. Carpenter (Eds), APA Handbook of Psychopharmacology. American Psychological Association.

 Trujillo, K.A. and Heller, C.Y. (2020). Ketamine sensitization: Influence of dose, environment, social isolation and treatment interval. Behavioural Brain Research. 378:112271. doi:10.1016/j.bbr.2019.112271


Kimmie Vanderbilt, Ph.D. (University of California, San Diego)

Social cognitive development, developmental psychology, the development of skepticism in children, children’s understanding of other people's thoughts and intentions, children’s understanding of deception from other people and advertisements, children's understanding of sharing and fairness, moral development, sociocultural influences on development.

 Vanderbilt, K. E., Liu, D., & Heyman, G. D. (2011). The development of distrust. Child Development, 82, 1372-1380.

Vanderbilt, K. E., Ochoa, K. D., & Heilbrun, J. (2018). Consider the source: Children link the accuracy of text-based sources to the accuracy of the author. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 36(4), 634-65.  


Carrick Williams, Ph.D. (Michigan State University)

Cognitive psychology; visual search; attention; memory; eye movements; scene and object perception.

Williams, C. C., & Castelhano, M. S. (2019). The changing landscape: High-level influences on eye movement guidance in scenes. Vision, 3, 33. doi: 10.3390/vision3030033

Williams, C. C., & Burkle, K. A. (2017). The case of the missing visual details: Occlusion and long-term visual memory. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, & Cognition, 43(10), 1567-1580.