Dissertations and Job Placements



2014

Monika Lohani 
Dissertation: Experiential-behavioral-physiological coherence during emotional reactivity and regulation in younger and older adults 
Workplace/Position: Center for Emotional Intelligence, Yale University

Brittany Cassidy
Dissertation: Behavioral and Neural Responses to Appearance-Behavior Congruity
Workplace/Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Psychology Department, Indiana University

Abigail Noyce
Dissertation: Neural processes for learning and monitoring sequential regularities in changeable environments
Workplace/Position: PostDoctoral Fellow, Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Boston University


Michael Polito
Dissertation: Stereotype Threat in Older Drivers: The Stereotype and the Threat
Workplace/Position: Adjunct Professor: Brandeis University, Assumption College and Newbury College

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2013

Margeaux Auslander
Dissertation: 
Effects of control beliefs on veridical and false memory in reality monitoring, schema use, and the misinformation effect
Workplace/Position: Research Coordinator, Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine

Mary Jo Larcom
Dissertation: 
Examining the Influence of Mood on the Interpretation of Emotional Expressions in Older and Younger Adults
Workplace/Position:
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Bloomsberg University of Pennsylvania

Yoona Lee
Dissertation: 
The Relation of Physical Discipline to Child Aggression and Bullying Behaviors: Ethnic Family Relationships and Environment as Moderators Among European, African, and Hispanic American, and East Asian Children
Workplace/Position:
Visiting Scholar, Brandeis University

Xiaolan Li
Dissertation:
Context-Specific Motor Adaptation with Auditory Cues in Novel Dynamic Environments

Scott Motyka
Dissertation: 
Clarifying Issues in Regulatory Fit Theory:  The Relation of Affect and Measurement Scale Structure to Regulatory Focus and Fit
Workplace/Position:
Research Associate, Retail Supply Chain Institute, Babson College

Nicole Rosa
Dissertation: 
Effects of Self-Esteem, Gender and Alzheimer's Disease on Self-referencing in Memory
Workplace/Position:
Assistant Professor, Psychology Department, Worcester State University

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2012

Hyeon-Nyeon Lee
Dissertation:
How Group Identification Contributes to Group-Refence Effect with Age: A Multidimensional Group Identification Perspective
Workplace/Position: Lecturer: Duksung Women's University and  Jeonbuk National University

Henry Galperin
Dissertation:
Coding Low-Level Visual Features of Natural Scenes in the Brain
Workplace/Position:
Lecturer in Psychology, Brandeis University

Emily Schmidt
Dissertation:
"Let pride go afore, shame will follow after": The Influence of Cultural Conceptualizations of the Social Emotions of Pride and Shame on Behavioral Inclination, Identification Expression and Experience
Workplace/Position: The College of the Holy Cross/Visiting Assistant Professor

Michael Strom
Dissertation:
The Influence of Racial Category Suppression on Feature-Based Effects
Workplace/Position: NMR Group Inc. /Research Analyst

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2011

Jane Harries Theriault
Dissertation:
The Etiology of Sexual Aggression in Non-Clinical Adults
Workplace/Position: Visiting Lecturer, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA

Eyleen Zhang
Dissertation:
Neural and Behavioral Responses Toward Perceived Affordances of Gaze and Attractiveness
Workplace/Position: Director, Sentient Consumer Subconscious Research Laboratory, Sentient Decision Science, Inc., Portsmouth, NH.

Amanda Hemmesch
Dissertation:
Older Adult's First Impressions of Individuals with Parkinson's Disease: The Stigmatizing Effects of Facial Masking and Abnormal Bodily Movement
Workplace/Position: Project Director in Epidemiology, Boston University, Boston, MA.

Kymberlee O'Brien
Dissertation:
Moral Congruity: Moral Decision-Making Under Psychological and Physiological Stress due to Social Evaluation
Workplace/Position: Postdoctoral Fellow: Dr. Edward Tronick, Harvard Medical School, Children's Hospital, Boston, MA

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2010

Eric Allard
Dissertation:
The Influence of Cognitive Control Effort on Age-Related Positivity Effects in Visual Fixation
Workplace/Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience Laboratory, Boston College
Eileen Kranz Graham
Dissertation:
Personality and Cognition Characteristics that Drive the Cognition/Personality Link Across the Adult Lifespan
Workplace/Position: Visiting Assistant Professor, Mt. Holyoke College
Jie Huang
Dissertation:
Visual Short-Term Memory:  Attention, Recognition, Recall and Electrophysiology
Workplace/Position: Postdoctoral Associate at MIT's Department of Brain and Cognitive Sciences

Susan Letourneau
Dissertation:
Distributing attention across the face: Effects of deafness and sign language experience
Workplace/Position: Bergstrom Living Laboratory Fellow, Museum of Science, Boston

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2009

Heather Wadlinger
Dissertation:
Looking on the Bright Side: The Effect of a Positive Visual Attention Training Intervention of Attention and Emotion Regulation
Workplace/Position: Postdoctoral Fellow, The Prevention and Methodology Training Program, Penn State University

Michael Sheehan
Dissertation:
An Analysis of Aggressive Victims: Behavioral and Psychosocial Characteristics in Children and Adolescents
Workplace/Position: Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Quinnipiac University

Jeongsook Yoon
Dissertation:
Psychophathy in Sexual Coercion against Women: the Role of Emotion and Attention
Workplace/Position: Associate Professor, Department of Psychology, Chung-Ang University, Seoul, Korea

Cai Xing
Dissertation:
The Effects of Emotion and Motivation on Attentional Patterns in the Decision-making Process
Workplace/Position: Assistant Professor of Psychology at Renmin University, Beijing, China

Danielle M. Maurice
Dissertation: Perceptions of Justice in the Criminal Justice System: The Experience of Non-Offending Caregivers of Child Sexual Abuse Victims
Workplace/Position: Policy Analyst/Evaluator, Hornby Zeller Associates. Inc.

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2008

Kelly Cotter
Dissertation: No Strain, No Gain: An Application of Social Cognitive Theory to Physical Activity across the Lifespan
Workplace/Position: Assistant Professor at California State University, Sacremento
Jiang Luo
Dissertation: Optimism, Cognition, and Information Processing in Medical Decision Making
Workplace/Position:  Adjunct Faculty at Morton College
Masako Kikuchi
Dissertation: Appearance Stereotypes and Social Value Orientation: Perception and Behavior in a Mixed-Motive Situation

2007

Victor Luevano
Dissertation: Truth in Advertising: The Relationship of Facial Appearance to Apparent and Actual Health Across Lifespan
Workplace/Position: Assistant Professor at California State University, Stanislaus
Vanessa Ferriera
Dissertation: Perception of SES and Support with Objective SES in the Physical functioning of Lower Income older Adults
Workplace/Position: Executive Director, Mattapoisett Counsel on Aging

Arelys Feliciano Sanchez
Dissertation: Age & Cognitive Performance in Adult Onset Diabetes in a New England Puerto Rican Community
Workplace/Position: Research Fellow, Hebrew Rehabilitation Center For Aged, Harvard Medical School

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2006

Cheryl DeLancey
Dissertation: What is in a Face? Hedonic Tone Judgements and Behavioral Inclinations in Response to Emeging Emotional Facial Expressions
Workplace/Position: Assistant Professor of Child Development at California State University, Stanislaus

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2005

Feng Zhou
Dissertation: Information Processing and Selective Attention in Short-term Visual Memory
Workplace/Position: Brandeis University, Post doc
Yuko Yotsumoto
Dissertation: Understanding Visual Memory: Higher Dimensional Application of a Summed Similarity Model, Theoretical Approach using Signal Detection Theory, and Neurophysiological Measures
Workplace/Position: Boston University, Post Doctoral Research Associate
Sandra L. McCoy
Dissertation: The Effects of Age-Related Sensory and Cognitive Change on Speech and Language Comprehension
Workplace/Position: University of British Columbia, Assistant Professor
Robyn Lebovitz
Dissertation: Maintaining Weight Loss: The Role of Social Influences and Social Relationships
Workplace/Position: Research Scientist, Gillette Advanced Technology Center
Stacey Whitbourne
Dissertation: Daily Memory Failures in Adulthood: The Role of Control Beliefs and Activity
Workplace/Position: BU School of Public Health, Postdoctoral Fellow
Xiaolin Yu
Dissertation: The Relation of Family Influences and Personal Inhibition to Childhood Aggression in China and in the U.S.: A Cross-Cultural Study
Workplace/Position: Research on Ageing, Health and Wellbeing (CRAHW) at the Australian National University, Research Associate
Mark Saviano
Dissertation: When Is Aggression Perceived Favorably? The Role of Provocation, Facial Maturity, and Form of Aggression.
Workplace/Position: Colorado College, Psychology Department, Technical/Statistical Director
Mandy Smith
Dissertation: Couples and Condoms: A Dyadic Approach to Condom Decision in Latino Anglo Dating Couples
Workplace/Position: Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Research Analyst

Kimberly Firth
Dissertation: Goal Outcomes in Adulthood: The Influence of Temporal Orientation and Perceived Control
Workplace/Position: George Washington University, Research Associate

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2004

Viviane Siino-Sears
Dissertation: Motor Adaptation to Contacting and Non Contacting Coriolis Forces
Workplace/Position: Ananomouse Corporation, Vice President of Product Development
Maria Parmley
Dissertation: Perceiving Anger and Sadness: How Might Age, Gender, and Contextual Ambiguity Influence the Process?
Workplace/Position: Assumption College, Lecturer in Psychology
Kathleen Nancy Holmes
Dissertation: Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity and Comorbid Psychiatric Syndromes: An Analysis by Subtype and Gender
Jason Maurice
Dissertation: Interrelationships Between Cognitive Discrepancies, Body Affect, and Body Changing Behaviors
Workplace/Position: Market Decisions Research Analyst

Jasmina Burdovic Andreas
Dissertation: Pathways of Risk and Resilence in the Development of Aggression in Children: The role of Family Functioning and Children's Social-Cognitive Styles.
Workplace/Position: Brown University, Assistant Professor

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2003

Jong Sup Jun
Dissertation: Syntactic and Semantic Bases of Case: A Study of Verbal Nouns, Light Verbs and Dative.
Workplace/Position: Seoul National University, Lecturer

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2002

Carrie Andreoletti
Dissertation: The influence of stereotype-consistent and stereotype-inconsistent information on memory performance in adulthood.
Workplace/Position: Brandeis University, Research Assistant
Jennifer Mueller
Dissertation: The effects of expressive writing on performance and well-being in the work place.
Workplace/Position: Yale University

Geoffrey Wright
Dissertation: Human self-motion perception during vertical linear oscillation and virtual environment exposure.
Workplace/Position: LMU-Grosshaden Clinical Center, Germany, Post doc

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2001

Deborah Little
Dissertation: Age and attentional contraints on the encoding and recall of spoken discourse
Workplace/Position: University of Illinois Eye Center, Post doc

Anne Verbeck Sorber
Dissertation: The role of Peer Socialization in the development of emotion display rules: Effects of age, gender, and emotion.
Workplace/Position: Assumption College, Lecturer

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2000

Sherry Lynn Anders
Dissertation: Gender and Working Models of Attachment: An Examination of Gender Differences in Communication Strategies Used to Pursue Attachment Goals
Workplace/Position: Suffolk University, Clinical Respecialization Program
Margaret Oliveira
Dissertation: The Effect of Media's Objectification of Beauty on Children's Body Esteem
Workplace/Position: CT Voices for Children, Early Childhood Research and Policy Analyst
Kristen Joy Prentice
Dissertation: Drawing Inferences from Spoken Discourse: Effects of Verbal Working Memory and Normal Aging
Workplace/Position: University of Maryland school of Medicine, Psychiatric Research Center

Darlene Kennedy Winkleman
Dissertation: The Relationship Among Ambivilance over the Inhibition and Expression of Specific Emotions, Physical Health, and Psychological Well-Being
Workplace/Position: University of Connecticut Health Center, Research Assistant

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