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Research

In 2019, the USU Psychology Department produced 146 "intellectual contributions," including journal articles, book chapters, books, and textbooks. Of these, 138 were journal articles. Of the publications, 64 included at least one student co-author. The faculty submitted $12.3M in proposals in 2019 a record year for grant proposals in department history. In 2019, the faculty were awarded $3.8M in grants and contracts. 

Featured Publications

Research Labs


Lab Name | Faculty Faculty Program Affiliation
Challenging Behavior Assessment and Intervention Lab Katie Brown Behavior Analysis
Behavioral Ecomonics Lab Greg Madden Behavior Analysis
Timothy Shahan Lab Timothy Shahan Behavior Analysis
Amy Odum Lab Amy Odum Behavior Analysis
Mona Buhusi Lab Mona Buhusi Brain and Cognition & Neuroscience
Multisensory Cognition Lab Kerry Jordan Brain and Cognition
Warren Neuromodulation Lab Christopher Warren Brain and Cognition & Neuroscience
Military Social Science Lab Rebecca Blais Combined Clinical/Counseling
Sue Crowley Lab Sue Crowley Combined Clinical/Counseling
Youth Development, Context and Prevention Lab Rick Cruz Combined Clinical/Counseling
Culture and Mental Health Lab Melanie Domenech Rodriguez Combined Clinical/Counseling
PR2IDE Lab Renee Galliher Combined Clinical/Counseling
ACT Research Group Michael Levin & Michael Twohig Combined Clinical/Counseling
Tyler Lefevor's Research Lab Tyler Lefevor Combined Clinical/Counseling
Tohi Lab Melissa Tehee Combined Clinical/Counseling
Alzheimer's Disease and Cognitive Disorders Lab JoAnn Tschanz Combined Clinical/Counseling
The Self Regulated Learning Lab Greg Callan School Psychology
Autism and Neurodevelopmental Disorders Lab Maryellen McClain Verdoes School Psychology
School Mental Health Lab Tyler Renshaw School Psychology
Latent Variable Analysis Lab Christian Geiser Quantitative Psychology
Statistical Learning and Longitudinal Modeling Lab Sarfaraz Serang Quantitative Psychology
Catalin Buhusi Lab Catalin Buhusi Neuroscience
Factotum Lab Jennifer Grewe & Crissa Levin  Undergraduate

Previously Featured Publications

Amador Buenabad, N. G., Sánchez Ramos, R., Schwartz, S., Gutiérrez López, M. L., Díaz Juárez, A. D., Ortiz Gallegos, A. B., González Ortega, T. G., Vázquez Pérez, L., Medina-Mora Icaza, M. E., Domenech Rodríguez, M. M., & Villatoro Velázquez, J. A. (2019). Cluster Randomized Trial of a Multicomponent School-Based Program in Mexico to Prevent Behavioral Problems and Develop Social Skills in Children. Child & Youth Care Forum

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Blais, R. K. (2019, epub ahead of print). Lower sexual satisfaction and function mediate the association of assault military sexual trauma and relationship satisfaction in partnered female service members/veterans. Family Process.


Callan, G. L., & Cleary, T. J. (2019). Examining cyclical phase relations and predictive influence of self-regulated learning processes on mathematics task performance. Metacognition and Learning14(1), 43-63. doi:10.1007/s11409-019-09191-x.  

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Gallistel, C. R., Craig, A. R., & Shahan, T. A. (2019). Contingency, contiguity, and causality in conditioning: Applying information theory and Weber’s Law to the assignment of credit problem. Psychological Review.

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Levin, M.E., Krafft, J.*, Hicks, E.T.*, Pierce, B.* & Twohig, M.P. (2020). A randomized dismantling trial of the open and engaged components of acceptance and commitment therapy in an online self-help program for distressed college students. Behaviour Research & Therapy, 126, 103557.

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Odum, A. L., Becker, R. J., Haynes, J. M., Galizio, A., Frye, C. C. J., Downey, H., Friedel, J. E., & Perez, D. M. (2020). Delay discounting of different outcomes: Review and theory. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeab.589

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Recent Faculty Publications
(December 2020 - January 2021)

Bench, S. W., Bera, J., & Cox, J. (2020). State boredom results in optimistic perception of risk and increased risk-taking. Cognition and Emotion. https://doi.org/10.1080/02699931.2020.1858760

Blais, R. K. (2021). The Association of Exposure to Military Sexual Trauma and Romantic Relationship Satisfaction Among Partnered Men Service Members/Veterans: The Influence of Compulsive Sexual Behavior. Family Process. https://doi.org/10.1111/famp.12623

Blais, R. K., Tirone, V., Orlowska, D., Lofgreen, A., Klassen, B., Held, P., Stevens, N., & Zalta, A. K. (2021). Self-reported PTSD symptoms and social support in U.S. military service members and veterans: A meta-analysis [美国军人和退伍军人中自我报告PTSD症状和社会支持:一项元分析]. European Journal of Psychotraumatology, 12(1). https://doi.org/10.1080/20008198.2020.1851078

Bradshaw, W. S., Galliher, R. V., & Dehlin, J. (2020). Differences in Religious Experience between Men and Women in a Sexual Minority Sample of Members of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. Journal of GLBT Family Studies. https://doi.org/10.1080/1550428X.2020.1868034

Callan, G. L., Longhurst, D., Ariotti, A., & Bundock, K. (2020). Settings, exchanges, and events: The SEE framework of self-regulated learning supportive practices. Psychology in the Schools. https://doi.org/10.1002/pits.22468

Davis, C. H., Krafft, J., Hicks, E. T., & Levin, M. E. (2021). The role of psychological inflexibility and perspective taking in anti-racism and anti-sexism. Personality and Individual Differences, 175. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2021.110724

Haynes, J. M., Galizio, A., Frye, C. C. J., Towse, C. C., Morrissey, K. N., Serang, S., & Odum, A. L. (2021). Discounting of food and water in rats shows trait- and state-like characteristics. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeab.677

Knollhoff, S. M., Borrie, S. A., Barrett, T. S., & Searl, J. P. (2020). Listener impressions of alaryngeal communication modalities. International Journal of Speech-Language Pathology. https://doi.org/10.1080/17549507.2020.1849400

McClain, M. B., Callan, G. L., Harris, B., Floyd, R. G., Haverkamp, C. R., Golson, M. E., Longhurst, D. N., & Benallie, K. J. (2021). Methods for addressing publication bias in school psychology journals: A descriptive review of meta-analyses from 1980 to 2019. Journal of School Psychology, 84, 74–94. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jsp.2020.11.002

Munõz, K., Baughman, K., Meibos, A., Ong, C. W., & Twohig, M. P. (2020). Psychosocial Well-Being of Adults Who Are Deaf or Hard of Hearing. Journal of the American Academy of Audiology. https://doi.org/10.1055/s-0040-1718928

Nist, A. N., & Shahan, T. A. (2021). Resurgence and repeated within-session progressive-interval thinning of alternative reinforcement. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeab.672

Whicker, J. J., Ong, C. W., Muñoz, K., & Twohig, M. P. (2020). The relationship between psychological processes and indices of well-being among adults with hearing loss. American Journal of Audiology, 29(4), 728–737. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_AJA-20-00035

Zemestani, M., Salavati, M., Seyedolshohadayi, A., Petersen, J. M., Ong, C. W., Twohig, M. P., & Ghaderi, E. (2020). A Preliminary Examination of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Versus Exposure and Response Prevention for Patients with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder on an Optimal Dose of SSRIs: A Randomized Controlled Trial in Iran. Behavior Modification. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145445520982977

Updated 2/2021