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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

Greg Callan

Dr. Greg Callan's Featured Publication

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. 

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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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
(October - November 2020)

Arch, J. J., Fishbein, J. N., Ferris, M. C., Mitchell, J. L., Levin, M. E., Slivjak, E. T., Andorsky, D. J., & Kutner, J. S. (2020). Acceptability, Feasibility, and Efficacy Potential of a Multimodal Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Intervention to Address Psychosocial and Advance Care Planning Needs among Anxious and Depressed Adults with Metastatic Cancer. Journal of Palliative Medicine, 23(10), 1380–1385. https://doi.org/10.1089/jpm.2019.0398

Davazdahemami, M. H., Bayrami, A., Petersen, J. M., Twohig, M. P., Bakhtiyari, M., Noori, M., & Kheradmand, A. (2020). Preliminary evidence of the effectiveness of acceptance and commitment therapy for death anxiety in Iranian clients diagnosed with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Bulletin of the Menninger Clinic, 84. https://doi.org/10.1521/BUMC.2020.84.SUPPA.1

Davis-Delano, L. R., Galliher, R. V., Matoy Carlson, K., Eason, A. E., & Fryberg, S. A. (2020). White Opposition to Native Nation Sovereignty: The Role of “the Casino Indian” Stereotype and Presence of Native Nation Gaming. Du Bois Review. https://doi.org/10.1017/S1742058X20000119

Fontes, R. M., & Shahan, T. A. (2020). Punishment and its putative fallout: A reappraisal. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeab.653

Galizio, A., Friedel, J. E., & Odum, A. L. (2020). An investigation of resurgence of reinforced behavioral variability in humans. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 114(3), 381–393. https://doi.org/10.1002/jeab.637

Gloster, A. T., Walder, N., Levin, M. E., Twohig, M. P., & Karekla, M. (2020). The empirical status of acceptance and commitment therapy: A review of meta-analyses. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 18, 181–192. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2020.09.009

Hausmann, L. R. M., & DeBerard, M. S. (2020). Reflections on growing leadership capacity through formal training and mid-career peer connections. Translational Behavioral Medicine, 10(4), 886–889. https://doi.org/10.1093/tbm/ibaa060

Jiménez, A., Hernández, A. J., & Rodríguez-Espinosa, V. M. (2020). Integration of geospatial tools and multi-source geospatial data to evaluate the tropical forest cover change in Central America and its methodological replicability in Brazil and the DRC. Remote Sensing, 12(17). https://doi.org/10.3390/RS12172705

Kemple Reeves, A. E., Domenech Rodríguez, M. M., & Vázquez, A. L. (2020). The Intergenerational Transmission of Parental Factors that Influence Educational Attainment among Latinxs in the U.S. Journal of Latinos and Education. https://doi.org/10.1080/15348431.2020.1843463

Litts, B. K., Tehee, M., Jenkins, J., Baggaley, S., Isaacs, D., Hamilton, M. M., & Yan, L. (2020). Culturally disruptive research: A critical (re)engagement with research processes and teaching practices. Information and Learning Science. https://doi.org/10.1108/ILS-02-2020-0019

Milman, L., Anderson, E., Thatcher, K., Amundson, D., Johnson, C., Jones, M., Valles, L., & Willis, D. (2020). Integrated Discourse Therapy After Glioblastoma: A Case Report of Face-To-Face and Tele-NeuroRehabilitation Treatment Delivery. Frontiers in Neurology, 11. https://doi.org/10.3389/fneur.2020.583452

O’Loughlin, C. M., Culianos, D., Park, Y., Serang, S., & Ammerman, B. A. (2020). Implementing Exploratory Mediation to Clarify the Nonsuicidal Self-Injury – Suicidality Connection. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10862-020-09850-3

Ong, C. W., Hancock, A. S., Barrett, T. S., Lee, E. B., Wan, N., Gillam, R. B., Levin, M. E., & Twohig, M. P. (2020). A preliminary investigation of the effect of acceptance and commitment therapy on neural activation in clinical perfectionism. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 18, 152–161. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2020.09.007

Potts, S., Krafft, J., & Levin, M. E. (2020). A Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial of Acceptance and Commitment Therapy Guided Self-Help for Overweight and Obese Adults High in Weight Self-Stigma. Behavior Modification. https://doi.org/10.1177/0145445520975112

Tirone, V., Bagley, J. M., Blais, R., Petrey, K., Meade, E., & Sadler, A. (2020). Military sexual trauma and sexual revictimization. Psychiatric Annals, 50(10), 444–451. https://doi.org/10.3928/00485713-20200911-01

Weeks, S. N., Renshaw, T. L., Galliher, R. V., & Tehee, M. (2020). The moderating role of psychological inflexibility in the relationship between minority stress, substance misuse, and suicidality in LGB+ adolescents. Journal of Contextual Behavioral Science, 18, 276–286. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jcbs.2020.10.007

Whicker, J. J., Muñoz, K., Pearson, N. J., Landon, T. J., Nelson, L. H., White, K. R., & Twohig, M. P. (2020). Hearing care and management priority among parents of children with Down syndrome: A grounded theory. International Journal of Audiology. https://doi.org/10.1080/14992027.2020.1836407

Updated 12/2020