Psychology Department/ Experimental

Program News

April and May 2013

  • Our students were very active in presenting their research projects at various conferences.
  • Cleveland Psychological Association (May 6 in Beachwood, OH)

    Ashley Chafin (with Dr. Andrew Slifkin): "Motor system expressions of anxiety and depression"

    Stephanie Henley (with Dr. Conor McLennan): "The effects of priming a muscular ideal on the subsequent perception of body image words in males"—this presentation received an honorable mention in the poster contest at this conference!

    Lucinda Rohde (with Dr. Naohide Yamamoto): "Using schizotypal traits to determine the effect of efferent signals on self-motion sensing"

    Midwestern Psychological Association (May 2-4 in Chicago, IL)

    Lucinda Rohde (with Dr. Naohide Yamamoto): "Influence of schizotypal traits on real and imagined walking"

    Midwest Graduate Research Symposium (April 20 at the University of Toledo)

    Ashley Chafin (with Dr. Andrew Slifkin): "Motor system expressions of anxiety and depression"

    Stephanie Henley (with Dr. Conor McLennan): "The effects of priming a muscular ideal on the subsequent perception of body image words in males related to scores on the MBAS "

    Stephanie Kilian (with Dr. Andrew Slifkin): "Coordination of continuous and discrete components of action"

    COSHP Research Day (April 12 at CSU)

    Ashley Chafin (with Dr. Andrew Slifkin): "Motor system expressions of anxiety and depression"

    Stephanie Henley (with Dr. Conor McLennan): "The effects of priming a muscular ideal on the subsequent perception of body image words in males"

    Stephanie Kilian (with Dr. Andrew Slifkin): "Coordination of continuous and discrete components of action"

    Saraha Martincak (with Dr. Andrew Slifkin): "Manual asymmetry, task difficulty, and the speed-accuracy trade-off"

    Lucinda Rohde (with Dr. Naohide Yamamoto): "Using schizotypal traits to determine the effect of efferent signals on self-motion sensing"

    Samantha Tuft (with Dr. Conor McLennan): "The effects of inter-talker variability on listeners' perception of spoken taboo words"

    Nevena Vasovic (with Dr. Albert Smith): "Tests of the sufficiency of a letter route for word identification"

January 2013

October 2012

  • Stephanie Henley and Samantha Tuft presented posters at Ohio Psychological Association’s annual convention. Henley, S. A., Markis, T. A., & McLennan, C. T. (2012, October). The effects of priming a muscular ideal on the subsequent perception of body image words in males. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Ohio Psychological Association. Tuft, S. E., Krestar, M. L., & McLennan, C. T. (2012, October). The effects of inter-talker variability and talkers’ gender on listeners’ perception of spoken taboo words. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Ohio Psychological Association.

August 2012

June 2012

February 2012

  • Gregory Bolwell, a first year student in our program, received the 2012 Best Student Paper Award at the 43rd annual scientific meeting of the Association for Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback. The title of his paper is “Biofeedback Training in Patients with Multiple Sclerosis.” Congratulations Greg!

November 2011

  • Dr. Sherry Ball and student Katherine Hughes presented at the Society for Neuroscience meeting. Bryan, K. J., Hughes, K. S., Soehnlen, S. G., Riechers, R. G., II, & Ball, S. L. (2011, November). Social isolation prior to controlled cortical impact impairs motor/sensory and cognitive functions. Poster presented at the 41st annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, DC.

  • Dr. Naohide Yamamoto and his colleague presented at the Psychonomic Society meeting. Yamamoto, N., & Muschter, E. (2011, November). Schizotypal traits and nonvisual space perception: Exploring the role of efference copy. Poster presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Seattle, WA.

September 2011

May 2011

  • Dr. Yamamoto and his student presented a poster at the Association for Psychological Science. Yamamoto, N., & Muschter, E. (2011, May). Schizotypal traits and distance perception. Poster presented at the 23rd annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

February 2011

  • We presented three posters at the Cleveland Psychological Association’s annual student research poster session:

    Mach, D. E., & Yamamoto, N. (2011, February). The role of anticipation error in imagined walking. Poster presented at the 2nd annual student research poster session of the Cleveland Psychological Association, Beachwood, OH.

    Muschter, E., & Yamamoto, N. (2011, February). The effect of schizotypal traits on distance perception via nonvisual walking. Poster presented at the 2nd annual student research poster session of the Cleveland Psychological Association, Beachwood, OH.

    Newell, J. L., & McLennan, C. T. (2011, February). Social factors and listeners’ sensitivity to talker-specific information during online spoken word recognition. Poster presented at the 2nd annual student research poster session of the Cleveland Psychological Association, Beachwood, OH.

January 2011

  • Robert Goodman (our alumnus; MA in Psychology, 2009) and Dr. Ernest Park were invited to give a talk at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

    Goodman, R. J., & Park, E. S. (January, 2011). Mindfulness enhances executive control by reducing the centrality of the self. Invited talk to be presented at the Symposium, "Toward an important role for mindfulness in self-regulation: Findings from personality and experimental social psychology", at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

November 2010

  • Steve Soehnlen and Dr. Sherry Ball gave a poster presentation at the Society for Neuroscience.

    Soehnlen, S. G., Bryan, K. J., Ball, S. L., & Riechers, R. G., II. (2010, November). Sleep deprivation prior to controlled cortical impact impairs motor/sensory and cognitive functions. Poster presented at the 40th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA.

  • Maria Donaldson and Dr. Naohide Yamamoto presented their research at OPAM (Object Perception, Attention, & Memory) conference.

    Donaldson, M. J., & Yamamoto, N. (2010, November). Enhanced change detection ability for object onsets in natural scenes. Poster presented at the 18th annual workshop on Object Perception, Attention, & Memory, St. Louis, MO.

  • Maura Wilson and Dr. Conor McLennan gave two presentations at the Acoustical Society of America and the Psychonomic Society.

    McLennan, C. T., Wilson, M. L., & González, J. (2010, November). Examining the role of talker specific details in bilingual listeners' perception of spoken words. Poster presented at the 2nd Pan-American/Iberian Meeting on Acoustics, Cancun, Mexico.

    Wilson, M. L., & McLennan, C. T. (2010, November). Examining variation in emotional tone of voice on listeners' perception of spoken words. Poster presented at the 51st annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO.

  • Dr. Benjamin Wallace's work was presented at the Psychonomic Society.

    Redding, G. M., & Wallace, B. (2010, November). Intermanual transfer of proprioceptive shift in left-handers. Talk given at the 51st annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO.

  • Dr. Naohide Yamamoto presented a poster with his student at the Ohio Psychological Association.

    Mach, D. E., & Yamamoto, N. (2010, November). The role of anticipation error in the underestimation of imagined walking time. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Ohio Psychological Association, Columbus, OH.

October 2010

  • Maria Donaldson and Jessica Newell presented their work at Cleveland State Interdisciplinary Research Conference.

    Donaldson, M. J., & Yamamoto, N. (2010, October). Onset of objects augments change detection ability in natural scenes. Poster presented at the Cleveland State Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Cleveland, OH.

    Newell, J., & McLennan, C. T. (2010, October). Examining whether social factors affect listeners' sensitivity to talker-specific information during their online perception of spoken words. Talk given at the Cleveland State Interdisciplinary Research Conference, Cleveland, OH.

  • Mark Wojda was awarded Dr. James M. Schuerger Endowed Scholarship. Congratulations Mark!

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Dept. of Psychology
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