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Department of Psychological Science

Lovinger 1111
Warrensburg, MO 64093
Phone: 660.543.4185
twalker@ucmo.edu





Research

The UCM Department of Psychological Science provides unique opportunities for both undergraduate and graduate students to become involved in research. Students frequently author and co-author conference presentations and publications with faculty. The Sattler Awards recognize outstanding student research in several categories. The department has a variety of lab facilities available for research.

The department has a limited amount of travel funding available to help students with the costs of attending conferences to present their research. Students who wish to request department travel funding should complete and submit the travel funding request form along with the Travel Preauthorization form which is located on the Accounts Payable webpage. Travel funding is also available through UCM's Undergraduate Research Office.

Faculty are actively engaged in a variety of research and welcome collaboration with students. Examples of recent projects involving faculty-student collaboration include the following, with student names indicated in bold:

Riff, M., Lundervold, D.A. & Kreiner, D. (2013). Acceptability of treatments for Post Traumatic Stress Disorder: Does military-related involvement make a difference? Anxiety and Depression Association of America Convention, La Jolla, CA.

Dawkins, M.R., Stark, K.S., Kreiner, D.S., & Ryan, J.J. (2013, August). College student athletes’ versus nonathletes’attitudes towards lesbians and gay men. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Dixon, T.Y., Stark, K.S., & Kreiner, D.S. (2013, August). Supervisor interpersonal style affects job satisfaction and supervisor effectiveness ratings. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Flint, I.R., Ament, P.A., Compton, M.T., Leahy, H.N., Bucy, E.N., & Lundervold, D.A. (2013, May). Baseline EEG anterior asymmetry as related to recency memory. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington DC, USA.

Lundervold, D.A., Garcia, A., & Holt, P.S. (April, 2013). Validation of the Geriatric Anxiety Scale-Revised (GAS-R) with an older adult clinical sample. Anxiety and Depression Association of America Convention, La Jolla, CA.

Seeley, J.S., Ryan, J.J., Kreiner, D.S., & Schuetz, S.A. (2013, August). Influence of handedness on startle reflexes following unanticipated driving events. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Thomson, C.M., Ament, P.A., Lundervold, D.A., Compton, M.T., Miller, R.E., & Lyng, M.K. (2013, May). Near-point lateral posture vision deficits and social withdrawal. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington DC, USA.

Walker, T.R., & Kreiner, D.S. (2013, August). Office professionals’ roles in advising. Poster presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Bash, K.L., & Kreiner, D.S. (in press). Student perceptions of study time. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research.

Hites, L.S. & Lundervold, D.A. (In Press). Relation between direct observation of relaxed behavior and self-reported mindfulness and relaxation. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy.

Lundervold, D.A., Ament, P.A., Holt, P.S., & Kenner, K. (2013). Comparison of younger and older adults' acceptability of treatments for general anxiety co-occurring with Parkinson's disease. International Journal of Behavioral Consultation and Therapy, 8(2), 20-22.

Ryan, J.J., Swopes-Willhite, N., Franklin, C., & Kreiner, D.S. (in press). WAIS‒IV administration errors: Effects of altered response requirements on Symbol Search and violation of standard surface variety patterns on Block Design. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult.

Ryan, J.J., Townsend, J.M., & Kreiner, D.S. (in press). Comparison of oral, written, and pointing responses to the WAIS-IV Digit Span. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult.