Student Research

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Recent Papers and Presentations

Student co-authors are indicated by asterisk.

2019

  • Ishida, L*, Sinnett, L. M., & Ouyang, H.* (2019, April). Situational self-control and GPAs: Mediation by temptations and hours studied. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
  • Ouyang, H.*, Sinnett, L. M., & Ishida, L.* (2019, April). Race and class year moderate the prediction of GPAs by situational self-control. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
  • Kirschenman, S.*, Nguyen, B.*, & Ralston, C. A. (2019, October). Combining Scores and Creating Risk Categories for the J-SOAP-II and JSORRAT-II. Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Atlanta, GA.
  • Tatsuki, M.*, Lane, E.*, & Ralston, C. A. (2019), October). Victim Choice Polymorphism and Relation to Risk in Juveniles Who Sexually Offend. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers, Atlanta, GA. ***Won Grant Harris Poster Award for best student research***.
  • Kirschenman, S.* & Ralston, C. A. (2019, April). Combining Risk Assessment Tools for Juveniles Who Have Sexually Offended: Predictive and Incremental Validity. Poster presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Lane, E.* & Ralston, C. A. (2019, April). Distinguishing between Intrafamilial Offenders, Extrafamilial Offenders, and Polymorphic Offenders through Offense Patterns. Poster presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. Won Psi Chi poster award for excellent student research.
  • Nguyen, B.* & Ralston, C. A. (2019, April). Creating Meaningfully Distinct Risk Categories for Juvenile Recidivism Risk Assessment Tools. Poster presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Tatsuki, S.* & Ralston, C. A. (2019, April). Backgrounds of Juveniles Who Offend Sexually: Comparing Extrafamilial, Intrafamilial, and Mixed Offenders. Poster presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

2018

2017

  • Ellis, A. E., Fitzsimmons-Schoenberger, S.*, Peckham, C. *& Oakes, L. M. (April 2017). The effect of individual and category labels on face scanning by preschoolers and adults. Poster presentation at the Biennial Meeting of The Society for Research in Child Development, Austin, TX.
  • Ellis, A. E., Xiao, N., Lee, K., & Oakes, L. M. (2017). Scanning of own- versus other-race faces in infants from racially diverse or homogenous communities. Developmental Psychobiology. 59, 613-627. doi: 10.1002/dev.21527
  • Gibson, J. M., Alto, A.*, & Burnette, T. E.* (2017, April 20) Linking psychology of humor and cognition. Poster presented at the Convention of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago.
  • Gibson, J. M. (2017, July 12) Correlating ratings of funniness with cognition and humor measures. Poster presented at the 29th convention of the International Society for Humor Studies, Montreal, Canada.
  • Ralston, C. A., Sarkar, A., Phillip, G. & Epperson, D. L. (2017). Impact of using documented but uncharged offense data on JSORRAT-II predictive validity. Sexual Abuse: A Journal of Research and Treatment, 29, 186-202. doi: 10.1177/1079063215582011
  • Sinnett, L. M., & Trinh, H. G*. (2017, April). Development and Validation of a Measure of Academic Situational Self-Control. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
  • Sinnett, L. M., & Trinh, H. G*. (2017, April). Situational Self-Control Predicts GPA, Especially for Traditionally Underrepresented Students. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago.
  • Lopatto, D. (2017, March). What uncommon research experiences have in common: The uses of the SURE survey. Presented to the faculty of the University of Nebraska, Omaha, Omaha NE

2016

  • Ellis, A. E., & Oakes, L. M. (Summer 2016). Research Collaboration Creates Opportunities for High Impact Undergraduate Research. Council on Undergraduate Research Quarterly, 36, 19-21. doi: 10.18833/curq/36/4/20
  • Gibson, J.M. (2016, August 24). Getting serious about funny: Psychologists see humor as a character strength. The Conversation.
  • Lopatto, D. (2016, March). Authentic goals for an authentic research experience: What are we trying to achieve? Presented at the Research in the Classroom workshop (CUNY), New York, NY.
  • Lopatto, D. (2016, December). Investigations of Undergraduate Research Experiences and Science Learning: How Findings Drive New Questions. Presented to the American Society for Cell Biology, San Francisco, CA.
  • Matthews-Saugstad, K. M.*, Raymakers, E. P.*, & Kelty-Stephen, D. G. (2016, July). Gesturing inhibits memory of concrete subjects when it is taboo. Paper presented at the 7th Conference of the International Society for Gesture Studies, Paris, France.
  • Omura, T., Ziontz, J. A.*, & Tracy, A. L. (2016, accepted). Effect of high-fat diet on consolidation of object location memory and hippocampal leptin receptor levels. Society for Neuroscience 46thAnnual Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Ralston, C. A., Anderson, T., Cusick, R., Notman, E., Levin, H., Löcher, N., & Weber, E. (2016, January). Designing and implementing sexual climate surveys for actionable information and high response rates. Workshop presented at the NASPA Strategies Conference: Violence Prevention, Orlando, FL.
  • Rimzhim, A., Johri, A.*, Kelty-Stephen, D. G., Fowler, C., & Katz, L. (2016, November). Transposition effects in visual word recognition in Hindi. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston MA.
  • Teng, D. W.*, Eddy, C. L.*, & Kelty-Stephen, D. G. (2016). Non-visually-guided distance perception depends on matching torso fluctuations between training and test. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 78, 2320-2328.
  • Teng, D. W.*, Wallot, S., & Kelty-Stephen, D. G. (2016). Single-word recognition need not depend on single-word features: Narrative coherence counteracts effects of single-word features that lexical decision emphasizes. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research, 45, 1451-1472.
  • Tracy, A. L., Schurdak, J. D., Chambers, J. B., Benoit, S. C. (2016). Aversion learning can reduce meal size without taste avoidance in rats. Obesity, 24, 606-614. doi:10.1002/oby.21379

2015

  • Eason, E. G.*, Kelty-Stephen, D. G., & Fausto-Sterling, A. (2015, June). Gender development during the presymbolic stage: Disentangling infant-caretaker interactions using vector autoregressive and impulse response modeling. Poster presented at the 45th annual meeting of the Jean Piaget Society, Toronto, Canada.
  • Eddy, C. L.*, Dixon, J. A., & Kelty-Stephen, D. G. (2015, July). Head-sway multifractality carries optical nestings to visual and haptic perception. Poster presented at the 18th International Conference of Perception and Action, Minneapolis, MN.
  • Eddy, C. L.*, & Kelty-Stephen, D. G. (2015). Nesting of focal within peripheral vision promotes interactions across nested time scales in head sway: Multifractal evidence from accelerometry during manual and walking-based Fitts tasks. Ecological Psychology, 27, 43-67.
  • Ellis, A. E., Herzberg, M. P.*, Hilton, E.*, Steuber, E.*, & Oakes, L. M. (March, 2015). Immediate Experience Contributes to Differences in Face and Object Scanning in Preschool Children and Adults, Poster presentation at the Biennial Meeting of The Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Kelty-Stephen, D. G., & Eddy, C. L.* (2015). Self-trained perception need not be veridical: Striking can exaggerate judgments and transfer exaggeration to new stimuli. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics, 77, 1854-1862.
  • Kelty-Stephen, E., McClendon, S.*, Sullivan, M.*, Naigles, L. R., & Samuel, A. G. (2015, May). Filling a phonological gap: Social semantic training helps more than phonological training. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.
  • Lopatto, D. (2015). The consortium as experiment. In National academies of sciences, engineering, and medicine, integrating discovery-based research into the undergraduate curriculum. Report of a convocation. (pp. 101-114). Washington, DC: National Academies Press.
  • Peckham, C.*, Ellis, A. E., & Oakes, L. M. (October, 2015). Visual search for emotional expressions by 4-month-old infants. Poster presentation at the 9th Biennial Meeting of the Cognitive Development Society, Columbus, OH.
  • Ralston, C. A., Anderson, T.*, Cusick, R.*, Notman, E.*, Levin, H.*, Löcher, N.*, & Weber, E.* (2015). Summary of the Grinnell College sexual conduct: Culture and respect survey for the 2013-2013 and 2014-2015 academic years. Grinnell, IA: Grinnell College. [Available from the Grinnell College Sexual Respect webpage for data and reports.]
  • Ralston, C. A., Anderson, T.*, Cusick, R.*, Notman, E.*, Levin, H.*, Löcher, N.*, Weber, E.* (2016, January). Designing and Implementing Sexual Climate Surveys for Actionable Information and High Response Rates. Workshop presented at the NASPA Strategies Conference: Violence Prevention, Orlando, FL.
  • Ralston, C. A., Anderson, T.*, Cusick, R.*, Notman, E.*, Levin, H.*, Löcher, N.*, & Weber, E.* (2015, October). Sexual climate surveys. Panel presentation at the Iowa Campus Safety Conference, Ankeny, IA.
  • Ralston, C. A., Anderson, T.*, Cusick, R.*, Notman, E.*, Levin, H.*, Löcher, N.*, Weber, E.* (2015, October). Sexual climate surveys: Grinnell College’s experience. Presentation at the Iowa Prevention Consortium, Grinnell, IA.
  • Raymakers, E. P.*, Matthews-Saugstad*, K. M., & Kelty-Stephen, D. G. (2015, August). Betting a getter feeling for loken spanguage/Getting a better feeling for spoken language. Invited presentation in the Scholars’ Convocation series, Grinnell College, Grinnell, IA.
  • Riegsecker M. J.*, Jaime Garcia, D.*, & Tracy, A. L. (2015, July). The effect of obesity on hippocampal leptin and spatial memory in the radial arm maze. Poster or paper presented at the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.
  • Soberano, E. K.*, & Kelty-Stephen, D. G. (2015). Demystifying cognitive science: Explaining cognition through network-based modeling. Frontiers in Physiology, 6, 88.
  • Teng, D. W.*, Eddy, C. L.*, Wallot, S., & Kelty-Stephen, D. G. (2015, April). Single-word recognition does not depend on single-word properties. Poster presented at the 87th annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Teng, D. W.*, Wallot, S., & Kelty-Stephen, D. G. (2015, November). Lexical decision accentuates effects on word recognition that narrative coherence diminishes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.
  • Toia, J.* & Sinnett, L. M. (Faculty Sponsor). (2015, May). Effect of crime type and just world beliefs on victim blaming. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Tracy A. L., Wee, C. J. M.*, Hazeltine, G. A.*, & Carter, R. A*. (2015). Characterization of attenuated food motivation in high-fat diet-induced obesity: critical roles for time on diet and reinforcer familiarity. Physiology & Behavior, 141, 69-77.
  • Tyree, I. J.*, & Tracy, A. L. (2015, month). Effects of monotonous versus varied (“junk food”) high-fat diets on obesity and food motivation. Poster or paper presented at the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

2014

  • Davidson, T. L., Tracy, A. L., Schier, L. A., Swithers SE. (2014). A view of obesity as a learning and memory disorder. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Animal Learning & Cognition, 40(3), 261-279.
  • Lowe, C.* & C. A. Ralston (2014, May). Comparison of adult and juvenile sexual offender recidivism risk assessment tools’ predictive validity with juveniles in Iowa. Poster presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Oakes, L. M., Ellis, A. E., Lee, K., & Xiao, Naiqi G. (July, 2014). The relation between infants’ daily experience with diversity and face perception: A comparison of infants from two communities. Paper presented as a part of a face processing symposium at the 18th Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.
  • Schwartz, S.* & C. A. Ralston (2014, May). Relative predictive validity of adult and juvenile sexual offender recidivism risk assessment tools with juveniles in Utah. Poster presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Tracy, A. L., & Wiese, C. W*. (2014, July). Reduced sensitivity to devaluation of food reinforcers in obese rats. Poster presented at Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior Annual Meeting, Seattle, WA.
  • Vertilo, V.*, & Gibson, J. M (2014). Influence of character strengths on mental-health stigma. Journal of Positive Psychology, 9, 266-275.

2013

  • Ellis, A. E., Braman, S. L*., Wen. O. X*., Phung, J. V., & Oakes, L. M. (April, 2013). The Effect of Face Familiarity on Visual Exploration of Faces by Preschoolers and Adults. Paper presented as a part of a symposium, The Role of Novelty in Categorization and Word Learning, at the Biennial Meeting of The Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.
  • Davis, J. F., Tracy, A. L., Schurdak, J. D., Magrisso I. J., Grayson B. E., Seeley R. J., Benoit, S. C. (2013). Roux en Y gastric bypass increases ethanol intake in the rat. Obesity Surgery, 23(7), 920-930.
  • Oakes, L. M. & Ellis, A. E. (April, 2013). How do infants with different everyday face experiences scan faces? Paper presented as a part of a pre-conference symposium, Face Processing, at the Biennial Meeting of The Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.
  • Oakes, L. M., & Ellis, A. E. (2013). An eye-tracking investigation of developmental changes in infants’ exploration of upright and inverted human faces. Infancy. 18, 134-148.
  • Gustafson, S.*, Tseng, C.*, Yoon, E.*, & Gibson, J. M. (2013, May). The effect of glucose on prospective memory. Poster presented at the 2013 Convention of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Johnson, D.*, & Gibson, J. M. (2013, November). Conditional inferences differentiate mental logic and mental models predictions. Poster presented at the 2013 Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, Canada.
  • Peek, J. R., Ralston, C. A., & Ralston, E. S. (2013, May). Transmission of core self evaluations from mother to adolescent: A longitudinal study. Poster presented at the meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.
  • Shaw, A.*, Briggs, M.*, & Gibson, J. M. (2013, May). On the relationship between time management and executive functioning through time estimation. Poster session presented at the 2013 Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.
  • Tracy, A. L., Salgado Ferrer, M.*, & Brynildsen, J. K.* (2013, July). Dose-dependent effects of leptin on learning and memory: Can the detrimental effects of high leptin levels help explain obesity-associated cognitive impairments? Poster or paper presented at the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior Annual Meeting, New Orleans, LA.
  • Tracy, A. L., Wee, C. J. M., Hazeltine, G. A.*, Benoit, S. C. (2013). Regulation of energy intake in humans. In M. O. Weickert (Ed.), Obesitext.
  • Vertilo, V.*, & Gibson, J. M. (2013, May). Influence of character strengths on mental health stigma. Poster session presented at the 2013 Convention of the Midwest Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

2012

  • Brooks, J. O. III, & Gibson, J. M. (2012). Factor analysis of eight implicit memory measures. In N. Hsu & Z Schütt (Eds.), Psychology of priming (pp. 245-263). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.
  • Gibson, J.M. (2012). Empirical investigations on priming of word-stem completion. In N. Hsu & Z. Schütt (Eds.), Psychology of priming (pp. 1-48). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science.
  • Oakes, L. M., & Ellis, A. E. (June, 2012). Developmental changes in infants’ visual inspection of upright and inverted faces. Poster presented at the 18th Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Minneapolis, MN.

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