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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

Melanie Domenech Rodríguez

Dr. Melanie Domenech Rodríguez' Featured Publication

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

Research Labs

Lab Name | Faculty Faculty Program Affiliation
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
Renee Galliher Lab Renee Galliher Combined Clinical/Counseling
ACT Research Group Michael Levin & Michael Twohig 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
Tyler Renshaw Tyler Renshaw School Psychology
Latent Variable Analysis Lab Christian Geiser Quantitative Psychology
Lockhart Lab Ginger Lockhart 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

Recent Faculty Publications
(February - April 2020)

Blais, R. K. (2020a). Higher anhedonia and dysphoric arousal relate to lower relationship satisfaction among trauma-exposed female service members/veterans. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Blais, R. K. (2020b). Lower intimate relationship satisfaction among partnered female service members/veterans is associated with the presence of suicidal ideation. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Galizio, A., Higbee, T. S., & Odum, A. L. (2020). Choice for reinforced behavioral variability in children with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior.

Homan, K. J., Crowley, S. L., & Rienecke, R. D. (2020). Predictors of improvement in a family-based partial hospitalization/intensive outpatient program for eating disorders. Eating Disorders.

Levin, M. E., An, W., Davis, C. H., & Twohig, M. P. (2020). Evaluating Acceptance and Commitment Therapy and Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction Self-Help Books for College Student Mental Health. Mindfulness.

Levin, M. E., Hicks, E. T., & Krafft, J. (2020). Pilot evaluation of the stop, breathe & think mindfulness app for student clients on a college counseling center waitlist. Journal of American College Health.

Lund, E. M., McKnight-Lizotte, M., Galbraith, K., Schultz, J. C., Nadorff, M. R., & Thomas, K. B. (2019). Suicide-related experience, knowledge, and perceived comfort and crisis competency among vocational rehabilitation support staff. Journal of Rehabilitation, 85(4), 33–41.

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.

Ojalehto, H. J., Abramowitz, J. S., Hellberg, S. N., Buchholz, J. L., & Twohig, M. P. (2020). Adherence to exposure and response prevention as a predictor of improvement in obsessive-compulsive symptom dimensions. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 72.

Ong, C. W., Krafft, J., Levin, M. E., & Twohig, M. P. (2020). Comparing effects of acceptance training and psychoeducation on hoarding symptoms. Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders, 25.

Rubenstein, L. D., Callan, G. L., Speirs Neumeister, K., & Ridgley, L. M. (2020). Finding the problem: How students approach problem identification. Thinking Skills and Creativity, 35.

Serang, S., Jacobucci, R., Stegmann, G., Brandmaier, A. M., Culianos, D., & Grimm, K. J. (2020). Mplus Trees: Structural Equation Model Trees Using Mplus. Structural Equation Modeling.

Tannahill, H. S., Livingston, W. S., Fargo, J. D., Brignone, E., Gundlapalli, A. V., & Blais, R. K. (2020). Gender moderates the association of military sexual trauma and risk for psychological distress among VA-enrolled veterans. Journal of Affective Disorders, 268, 215–220.

Tschanz, J. T., & Hammond, A. G. (2020). A Montessori-based approach to treat behavioral and psychological symptoms in dementia. International Psychogeriatrics, 32(3), 303–306.

Vázquez, A. L., Domenech Rodríguez, M. M., Barrett, T. S., Schwartz, S., Amador Buenabad, N. G., Bustos Gamiño, M. N., Gutiérrez López, M. L., & Villatoro Velázquez, J. A. (2020). Innovative Identification of Substance Use Predictors: Machine Learning in a National Sample of Mexican Children. Prevention Science, 21(2), 171–181.

Williams, S. E., Homan, K. J., Crowley, S. L., Pruitt, D. W., Collins, A. B., Deet, E. T., Samuel, N. D., John, A., Banner, K., & Rose, J. B. (2020). The Impact of Spatial Distribution of Pain on Long-Term Trajectories for Chronic Pain Outcomes after Intensive Interdisciplinary Pain Treatment. Clinical Journal of Pain, 36(3), 181–188.

Updated 04/2020