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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., 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 concern. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 147(1), 93-112.           

             Berry, D. R., & Brown, K. W. (2017). Reducing separateness with presence: How mindfulness catalyzes intergroup prosociality. In J. Karremans & E. Papies (Eds.), Mindfulness in Social Psychology. New York: Routledge. 

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

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

            Wombolt, J.R., & Caine, N.G. (2016). Patterns on serpentine shapes elicit visual attention in marmosets (Callithrix jacchus). American Journal of Primatology, 78, 928-936.

            Mulholland, M.M., Olivas, V., & Caine, N.G. (2018). The nose may not know: Dogs’ reactions to snake odours. Applied Animal Behaviour Science, 204, 108-112.

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

Higher order cognition; false memory; eyewitness memory; judgment and decision making; reasoning; visual attention; applied cognitive psychology.


Calvillo, D. P., Vasquez, A. N., & Pesavento, A. (2019). Imagination inflation effects are unrelated across two imagination inflation tasks. Psychology of Consciousness: Theory, Research, and Practice, 6, 90-98.


Calvillo, D. P., & Mills, N. V. (2019). Bilingual witnesses are more susceptible to the misinformation effect in their less proficient language. Current 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.


Kimberly L. D'Anna-Hernandez, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin, Madison)

Cultural psychology and behavioral neuroscience; underlying neural mechanisms of maternal behavior and depression in human and mouse models; maternal defense and care behavior in mice, human maternal psychosocial and biological stress systems (cortisol) in pregnancy and the role of acculturation-related processes on mental health risk in the mother-infant dyad in Mexican-American women.

                Luis Sanchez, B.E., Urbina, E., & D'Anna-Hernandez, K.L. (2019) Sociocultural stressors across the perinatal period and risk for postpartum depressive symptoms in women of Mexican descent. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, Epub ahead of print.  DOI: 10.1037/cdp0000278  PMID:31021137

                D'Anna, K.L., & Gammie, S.C. (2009). Activation of corticotropin-releasing factor receptor 2 in lateral septum negatively regulates maternal defense. Behavioral Neuroscience, 123(2), 356-368.

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). 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.

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)

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.

               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, 1-10.

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 harm exposure of cigarette smokers using electronic cigarettes. Nicotine & Tobacco Research. doi: 10.1093/ntr/ntw333. [Epub ahead of print]

                  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.

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

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

                    Hernandez, P., Woodcock, A., Estrada, M., & Schultz, P. W. (2018). Undergraduate research experiences broaden diversity in the scientific workforce. BioScience, 68, 204-211. Available online at:

                    DeDominicis, S., Sokoloski, R., Jaeger, C., & Schultz, P.W. (2019). Making the smart meter social promotes long-term energy conservation. Palgrave Communications, 5, 1-8. Available online at:

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 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.

                     Bates, M.L.S., & Trujillo, K.A. (2019). Long-lasting effects of repeated ketamine administration in adult and adolescent rats. Behavioural Brain Research. [Epub ahead of print]

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.

                       Antonelli, K. B, & Williams, C. C. (2017). Task relevant perceptual features can define categories in visual memory too. Memory & Cognition, 45(8), 1295-1305.

                       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