DATA News: September 2016

Thursday, September 29, 2016 - 10:30am

Awards & Accomplishments

Emeritus Professor Bruce Overmier, along with his co-author Robert Murison, had their paper “Restoring psychology’s role in peptic ulcer” selected as the recipient of the 2016 George A. Miller Award for an Outstanding Recent Article on General Psychology. Both authors will be invited to present an address based on their paper at next year's APA Convention in Washington.

Professor Deniz S. Ones was named a Fellow of Division 8 of the American Psychology Association - the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP). SPSP fellowship signifies SPSP members with longstanding contribution to the field of Personality and Social Psychology.

Graduate Student Jack Kostal in our Industrial/Organizational Psychology area (Deniz S. Ones & Nathan R. Kuncel, co-advisors), was awarded the prestigious 2016 Meredith P. Crawford Fellowship in I/O Psychology from the Human Resources Research Organization (HumRRO); each year, the $12,000 fellowship is awarded to one dissertation-stage I/O psychology doctoral candidate nation-wide who demonstrates exceptional research skills.

Graduate Students Brenton Wiernik & Jack Kostal in our Industrial/Organizational Psychology area (Deniz S. Ones & John P. Campbell and Deniz S. Ones & Nathan R. Kuncel, co-advisors, respectively), have received the Best Student Paper Award from the Midwest Academy of Management for their paper “Demographic Differences in Protean, Boundaryless, and Exploratory Career Orientations: A Comprehensive Meta-Analysis” The paper will be showcased during the annual meeting of the Midwest Academy of Management in Fargo, North Dakota Oct. 6 - Oct. 8.


Congratulations to our recent Department of Psychology Ph. D graduates!

Allison Farrell
Area: Social
Advisors: Jeff Simpson & Alex Rothman
Dissertation: Behavioral, affective, cognitive, and physiological consequences of relational power during conflict

Leah Feuerstahler
Area: QPM
Advisor: Niels Waller
Dissertation: Exploring Alternate Latent Trait Metrics with the Filtered Monotonic Polynomial IRT Model


Associate Professor Shmuel Lissek was awarded a 5-year R01 grant from the National Institute of Mental Health in the amount of 2.1 million dollars to study the transdiagnostic relevance of neural mechanisms by which Pavlovian generalization of fear transfers to maladaptive generalized avoidance.