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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; hypo-egoic phenomena; intergroup processes and relations; stress resiliency.

           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.

           Brown, K. W., Berry, D. R., & Quaglia, J. T. (2016). The hypo-egoic expression of mindfulness in social life. In K. W. Brown & M. R. Leary (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Hypo-egoic Phenomena. New York: Oxford University Press.

Sara J. Bufferd, Ph.D. (Stony Brook University) (, Clinical psychology; developmental psychopathology; assessment of young children's emotional and behavioral problems, temperament, psychosocial functioning, and stressors; parental behavior and psychopathology; mood and anxiety.

            Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., Olino, T. M., Dyson, M. W., Laptook, R. S., Carlson, G. A., & Klein, D. N. (2014). Predictors of the onset of depression in young children: A multi- method, multi-informant longitudinal study from ages 3 to 6. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 55, 1279-1287.

            Bufferd, S. J., Dougherty, L. R., & Olino, T. M. (In press). Mapping the frequency and severity of depressive behaviors in preschool-aged children. Child Psychiatry & Human Development.

Nancy  G. Caine, Ph.D. (University of California, Davis) ( Comparative psychology; behavior of nonhuman primates; antipredator and sensory adaptations in mammals.

            Greco, B.J., Brown, T.K., Andrews, J.R., Swaisgood, R.R., & Caine, N.G. (2013).  Social learning in African elephants (Loxodonta africana africana). Animal Cognition, 16, 459-469.

            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.

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., & Parong, J. A. (2016). The misinformation effect is unrelated to the DRM effect with and without a DRM warning. Memory, 24, 324-333.

             Calvillo, D. P., & Hawkins, W. C. (2015). Animate objects are detected more frequently than inanimate objects in inattentional blindness tasks independently of threat.  Journal of General Psychology, 143, 101-115.

Nate C. Carnes, Ph.D. (University of Massachusetts, Amherst) ( Social psychology; moral psychology of cooperation, social justice, and war; group dynamics; depression and anxiety; behavioral economic methodologies; advanced quantitative 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., & Winer, J. P. (2017). Do unto others: How cognitive fusion shapes the transmission of moral behavior. Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, 146(4), 472-484.

Kimberly L. D'Anna-Hernandez, Ph.D. (University of Wisconsin Madison). ( Behavioral neuroscience and cultural psychology; underlying neuromechanisms 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.

             D'Anna-Hernandez K.L., Hoffman M.C., Zerbe ,G.O., Coussons-Read M., Ross R.G., & Laudenslager, M.L. (2012). Acculturation, maternal cortisol, and birth outcomes in women of Mexican descent. Psychosomatic Medicine, 74(3):296-304.

             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.

Maureen Fitzpatrick, Ph.D. (University of California Irvine) ( Lifespan developmental psychology; socioemotional development of infants and young children; emotional competence; parent-child interactions, including grandparent- grandchild relationships; gender development.

             Fitzpatrick, M. J., & Hamill, S. B. (2011). Elder abuse: Factors related to perceptions of severity and likelihood of reporting. Journal of Elder Abuse and Neglect, 23, 1-16.

             Fitzpatrick, M. J., & McPherson, B. J. (2010) Coloring within the lines: Gender stereotypes in contemporary coloring books. Sex Roles, 62, 127-137.

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.

             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.

             O’Donnell, K, Botelho, J., Brown, J., González, G.M., & Head, W. (2015). Undergraduate research and its impact on student success for underrepresented students.  In M. Malachowski et al. (Eds.), Enhancing and expanding undergraduate research: A systems approach.  Council for Undergraduate Research.  Washington, DC.

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.

             Nielsen, T., Ensher, E.A., & Grant-Vallone, E.J. (2015). High tech, high touch tension: Trends in human resources management. In K. Elsbach, Kayes, A. & Kayes, D. Contemporary Organizational Behavior: From Ideas to Action, Prentice Hall.

             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.

             East, P. L. & Hamill, S. B. (2013). Sibling caretaking among Mexican American youth: Conditions that promote and hinder personal and school success. Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Science, 35, 532-564. doi: 10.1177/0739986313499003

             Hamill, S.B. (2012). Caring for grandparents with Alzheimer’s Disease: Help from the “Forgotten” Generation. Journal of Family Issues, 33(9) 1195–1217. doi:10.1177/0192513X12444858

Heike I.M. Mahler, Ph.D. (University of California San Diego) ( Health psychology and social psychology; coping with stressful medical procedures, psychosocial interventions to enhance health promotion efforts.

             Recklitis, C.J., Bakan, J., Werchniak, A.E., & Mahler, H.I.M. (in press). Using appearance-based

messages to increase sun protection in adolescent young adult (AYA) cancer           survivors: A pilot study of Ultraviolet light Photography (UVP). Journal of Adolescent and Young Adult Oncology.

             Mahler, H.I.M. (2017). The relative role of cognitions and emotions in mediating the effects of a  social comparison sun protection intervention. Psychology and Health. DOI:10.1080/08870446.2017.1310860

Kim    Pulvers,     Ph.D.,    MPH        (University      of    Kansas)     (, Clinical health psychology; addictive behaviors particularly nicotine and tobacco use; stress and  health; health disparities

             Pulvers, K., Romero, D. R., Blanco, L., Sakuma, K.-L., Ahluwalia, J. S., & Trinidad, D. R.  (2015). Light and intermittent smoking among African American, Latino, and non-Hispanic White men and women. Nicotine & Tobacco Research, 17, 755-759.

             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]

P. Wesley Schultz, Ph.D. (Claremont Graduate University) ( Social psychology and statistics; applied social psychology, conservation and environmental psychology.

             Schultz, P. W., Nolan, J., Cialdini, R., Goldstein, N., & Griskevicius, V. (in press). The constructive, destructive, and reconstructive power of social norms—Reprise.  Perspectives on Psychological Science.

             De Dominicis, S., Schultz, P. W., & Bonaiuto, M. (2017). Protecting the environment for self-interested reasons: Altruism is not the only pathway to sustainability. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, 1-13. Open access publication available online at:

Miriam W. Schustack, Ph.D. (Carnegie-Mellon University) ( Cognitive psychology; the development of literacy; reasoning and problem solving; cognition and personality.

             Friedman, H. S. & Schustack, M. W. (2017). Personality: Classic Theories and Modern Research (6th edition). Boston: Pearson/Allyn & Bacon.

             Blanton, W. E., Mayer, R. E., McNamee, G., & Schustack, M. W. (2006). The quantitative effects of Fifth Dimension participation on children’s cognitive and academic skills. In M. Cole and the Distributed Literacy Consortium (Eds.), The Fifth Dimension: An After-School Program Built on Diversity. New York: Russell Sage.

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, antidepressants and antipsychotics. Also very involved in the preparation of students for graduate study and increasing diversity in the biomedical and behavioral sciences.

             Trujillo, K.A., Smith, M.L., Sullivan, B., Heller, C.Y., Garcia, C. & Bates, M. (2011). The neurobehavioral pharmacology of ketamine: Implications for drug abuse, addiction and psychiatric disorders. ILAR Journal, 52, 366-378.

             Rocha, A., *Hart, N. and Trujillo, K.A. (2017). Differences between adolescents and adults in the acute Effects of PCP and ketamine and in sensitization following intermittent administration. Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior, 157, 24-34.

William Tsai, Ph.D. (University of California Los Angeles) (, Clinical-cultural psychology; ethnic minority mental health; ethnic minority cancer survivorship; emotion regulation; stress and coping;

            Tsai, W., Chiang, J. J., Lau, A. S. (2016). The effects of self-enhancement and self-improvement on recovery from stress differ across cultural groups. Social Psychological and Personality Science, 7, 21-28.

            Tsai, W. & Lau, A. S. (2013). Cultural differences in the effects and processes of self-reflection over negative experiences. Cognition and Emotion, 27, 416-429.

Kimmie Vanderbilt, Ph.D. (University of California San Diego) (, Social cognitive development, developmental psychology, the development of selective trust in preschool children, children’s understanding of mental states, children’s understanding of deception and bias in other’s testimony, cognitive, social and conceptual 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., Heyman, G. D., & Liu, D. (2014). In the absence of conflicting testimony young children trust inaccurate informants. Developmental Science, 17, 443- 451.

Carrick Williams, Ph.D.(Michigan State University). (; Cognitive psychology; visual search; attention; memory; eye movements; scene and object perception.

             Williams, C. C., Pollatsek, A., & Reichle, E. D. (2014). Examining eye movements in visual search through clusters of objects in a circular array. Journal of Cognitive Psychology, 26 (1), 1-14. doi:10.1080/20445911.2013.865630

             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.