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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

Amy Odum

Dr. Amy Odum's Featured Publication

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 Behaviorhttps://dorg/10.1002/jeab.589

Dr. Geiser's book cover

Dr. Christian Geiser's Featured Publication Spotlight

Geiser, C. (2020). Longitudinal structural equation modeling with Mplus: A latent state-trait perspective. New York: Guilford.

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.


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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Recent Faculty Publications
(August - September 2020)

 

Borrie, S. A., Wynn, C. J., Berisha, V., Lubold, N., Willi, M. M., Coelho, C. A., & Barrett, T. S. (2020). Conversational coordination of articulation responds to context: A clinical test case with traumatic brain injury. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 63(8), 2567–2577. https://doi.org/10.1044/2020_JSLHR-20-00104

Bundock, K., Simonsmeier, V., Golson, M. E., Covington, B., & McClain, M. B. (2020). Promoting academic success. In Interprofessional Care Coordination for Pediatric Autism Spectrum Disorder: Translating Research into Practice. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46295-6_9

Burns, G. L., Geiser, C., Servera, M., Becker, S. P., & Beauchaine, T. P. (2020). Correction to: Promises and Pitfalls of Latent Variable Approaches to Understanding Psychopathology: Reply to Burke and Johnston, Eid, Junghänel and Colleagues, and Willoughby (Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, (2020), 48, 7, (917-922), 10.1007/s10802-020-00656-1). Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10802-020-00690-z

Darcy Mahoney, A., White, R. D., Velasquez, A., Barrett, T. S., Clark, R. H., & Ahmad, K. A. (2020). Impact of restrictions on parental presence in neonatal intensive care units related to coronavirus disease 2019. Journal of Perinatology, 40, 36–46. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41372-020-0753-7

DeHart, W. B., Friedel, J. E., Berry, M., Frye, C. C. J., Galizio, A., & Odum, A. L. (2020). Comparison of delay discounting of different outcomes in cigarette smokers, smokeless tobacco users, e-cigarette users, and non-tobacco users. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 114(2), 203–215. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeab.623

Blais, R., K. Zalta, A., & S. Livingston, W. (2020). Interpersonal Trauma and Sexual Function and Satisfaction: The Mediating Role of Negative Affect Among Survivors of Military Sexual Trauma. Journal of Interpersonal Violence. https://doi.org/10.1177/0886260520957693

Levin, M. E., Krafft, J., Seifert, S., & Lillis, J. (2020). Tracking Valued and Avoidant Functions with Health Behaviors: A Randomized Controlled Trial of the Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Matrix Mobile App. Behavior Modification. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145445520913987

McClain, M. B., Haverkamp, C. R., Holt, J., Peacock, G. G., & Winter, S. (2020). Interprofessional education and training. In Interprofessional Care Coordination for Pediatric Autism Spectrum Disorder: Translating Research into Practice. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46295-6_24

McClain, M. B., Shahidullah, J. D., & Mezher, K. R. (2020a). Interprofessional care coordination for pediatric autism spectrum disorder: Translating research into practice. In Interprofessional Care Coordination for Pediatric Autism Spectrum Disorder: Translating Research into Practice. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46295-6

McClain, M. B., Shahidullah, J. D., & Mezher, K. R. (2020b). Introduction to interprofessional care coordination for pediatric autism spectrum disorder. In Interprofessional Care Coordination for Pediatric Autism Spectrum Disorder: Translating Research into Practice. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46295-6_1

Mezher, K. R., Shahidullah, J. D., & McClain, M. B. (2020). Conclusions and future directions in interprofessional care coordination for pediatric autism spectrum disorder. In Interprofessional Care Coordination for Pediatric Autism Spectrum Disorder: Translating Research into Practice. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-46295-6_27

Ong, C. W., Pierce, B. G., Petersen, J. M., Barney, J. L., Fruge, J. E., Levin, M. E., & Twohig, M. P. (2020). A psychometric comparison of psychological inflexibility measures: Discriminant validity and item performance. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 18, 34–47. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2020.08.007

Ong, C. W., Terry, C. L., & Twohig, M. P. (2020). Comparing the Efficacy of Defusion, Self-as-Context, and Distraction Strategies for Getting Rid of Possessions. Journal of Cognitive Psychotherapy, 34(3), 242–260. https://doi.org/10.1891/JCPSY-D-20-00010

Parmenter, J. G., Galliher, R. V., Yaugher, A. C., & Maughan, A. D. A. (2020). Intersectionality and Identity Configurations: A Qualitative Study Exploring Sexual Identity Development Among Emerging Adults Within the United States. Emerging Adulthood. https://doi.org/10.1177/2167696820946597

Sanders, C. L., Rattinger, G. B., Deberard, M. S., Hammond, A. G., Wengreen, H., Kauwe, J. S. K., Buhusi, M., & Tschanz, J. T. (2020). Interaction Between Physical Activity and Genes Related to Neurotrophin Signaling in Late-Life Cognitive Performance: The Cache County Study. The Journals of Gerontology. Series A, Biological Sciences and Medical Sciences, 75(9), 1633–1642. https://doi.org/10.1093/gerona/glz200

Shahan, T. A., Browning, K. O., Nist, A. N., & Sutton, G. M. (2020). Resurgence and downshifts in alternative reinforcement rate. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 114(2), 163–178. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeab.625

Zhang, Z., Warren, C. M., Lei, Y., Xing, Q., & Li, H. (2020). Stimulus complexity and chunk tightness interact to impede perceptual restructuring during problem solving. Biological Psychology, 155. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsycho.2020.107930

Updated 08/2020