In the Psychology and Sociology Department
Agenda
 Review of faculty research interests
 Student representatives from labs share their
experiences, discuss current/future opportunities
 Two guests discuss the importance of obtaining
research experience for both research/PhD routes and
non-research clinical routes to graduate school
Faculty with Research Labs
 Dr. Nancy Alvarado-Areas of expertise: Cognitive,
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Emotion, Experimental Psychology.
Research Interests: Cognition and emotion, facial
expression, categorization and naming, humancomputer interaction and affective computing.
Recruits new assistants: First week of each quarter.
(on leave fall 2012)
Approximate number of assistants: 10.
Current Research Projects: Cold Pressor Pain Study
Faculty with Research Labs
 Dr. Bettina Casad-Areas of expertise: Social,
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Experimental, Physiological, Applied Psychology.
Research Interests: Stereotyping, prejudice, and
discrimination; race and gender stereotype violation; social
norms; implicit attitudes; psychology of women/gender.
Recruits new assistants: apply in Spring/Summer, begin
in Fall.
Approximate number of assistants: 10-15.
Current Research Projects: Students’ Experiences in
Math and Science Study; Engineering/Biology Research
Teams; Robotics Education through Active Learning;
Various studies on stereotype threat
Faculty with Research Labs
 Dr. Erika DeJonghe- Areas of expertise: Clinical
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Psychology.
Research Interests: Child psychology; intimate partner
violence; violent and aggressive behavior; psychotherapy
with children and families.
Recruits new assistants: As needed (on leave spring 2012)
Approximate number of assistants: 5-10.
Current Research Projects: Assessment of the ADVANCE
Program (under-representation of women among STEM
faculty); Aggressive Behavior via Electronic Media; Empire
Study (prevalence of partner violence in the Inland
Empire)
Faculty with Research Labs
 Dr. Juliana Fuqua-Areas of expertise: Developmental,
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Health Psychology.
Research Interests: Primary interest: Environment-mindbody links (e.g., commuting and stress). Secondary
interest: Adolescent risky behavior (e.g., substance use,
adolescent pregnancy, identification with at-risk peer
groups); evaluation of teams (e.g., adolescent health
teams); Other interests: topics related to developmental
psychology and health psychology.
Recruits new assistants: usually end of spring,
sometimes as needed. (on leave spring 2012)
Approximate number of assistants: 2-4
Current Research Projects: Commuting stress
Faculty with Research Labs
 Dr. Jeffery S. Mio- Areas of expertise: Clinical,
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Multicultural, Applied Cognitive/Social, Political
Psychology.
Research Interests: Metaphor usage, particularly in
politics; cross-cultural issues; development of allies
across demographic groups.
Recruits new assistants: in Spring to begin in Fall.
Approximate number of assistants: 3-5.
Current Research Projects: Metaphor Studies
Faculty with Research Labs
 Dr. Jill Nemiro- Areas of expertise: Organizational
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Psychology, Program Evaluation.
Research Interests: Organizational and team creativity;
high-performance teams; virtual teams; program
evaluation; qualitative research methodology.
Recruits new assistants: As needed, usually once a year in
the Fall.
Approximate number of assistants: 2-4 (on leave winter
& spring 2013)
Current Projects: School Robotics Initiative (SRI), to work
on the SRI project, you need to have taken PSY 430; Science
Teams; Assessment of the ADVANCE Mentoring Program.
NEW organizational psychology professor Dr. Sara
Langford begins in fall 2012!
Faculty with Research Labs
 Dr. Nicholas Von Glahn- Areas of expertise:
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Cognitive, Behavioral, Experimental Psychology.
Research Interests: Memory, memory judgments,
false memory, cognitive aging, courtroom psychology,
as well as human and animal learning.
Recruits new assistants: Every quarter as needed
Approximate number of assistants: 5
Current Research Projects: Emotional Memory
Faculty with Periodic Projects
 Dr. Lori Barker. Areas of expertise: Clinical,
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Multicultural Psychology.
Research Interests: Child & adolescent
psychology/psychotherapy; multicultural issues;
community psychology.
Recruits new assistants: As needed.
Approximate number of assistants: 2-8
Current Research Projects: The Impact of the
Obama Presidency
Faculty with Periodic Projects
 Dr. Felicia F. Thomas -Areas of expertise: Clinical,
Multicultural Psychology.
 Research Interests: Post-traumatic stress disorder;
child psychopathology; ethnic identity; Black
psychology; school-based interventions; social
perceptions and racism; complicated bereavement.
Recruits new assistants: as needed
 Approximate number of assistants: as needed
 Current Research Projects: Friendmobile, online
learning
Faculty with Periodic Projects
 Dr. James W. Sturges- Areas of expertise: Clinical,
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Health Psychology.
Research Interests: Clinical child psychology;
pediatric psychology; health promotion; smoking
prevention; HIV prevention; painful medical
procedures.
Recruits new assistants: as needed
Approximate number of assistants: as needed
Current Research Projects: Survey on Emotion
Regulation
Faculty with Periodic Projects
 Dr. Susan N. Siaw--Areas of expertise:
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Developmental Psychology.
Research Interests: Cognitive development during
childhood; memory and mnemonic strategies;
intelligence; academic dishonesty.
Recruits new assistants: as needed
Approximate number of assistants: as needed
Current Research Projects: Deindividuation