Graduate Student Accomplishments

Awards 

Bisson, Alycia: Verna Regan Award for outstanding work as a teaching fellow (2020); recipient of UPI award (2019);  participant of the Teaching Innovation Grant; chosen as CTL faculty mentor to aid in the university-wide transition to virtual learning.

DiGirolamo, Marissa: Chosen for the  Provost Dissertation Fellowship (May 2019); awarded the Renee Rapaporte Endowed Dissertation Year Fellowship (2019); awarded a travel grant for the 2019 meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research.

Ksander, John: Accepted for Insight data science fellowship

Leger, Krystal: Accepted to attend Neurohackademy boot camp for Summer 2020

Lin, Xin Yao: Brandeis NSF I-CORPS Fellowship, National Science Foundation 2020; SPARK Grant, Brandeis Innovation 2020; GSAS travel fund, 2019; TJ McCallum Memorial Student Travel Stipend, Gerontological Society of America 2019.

Rohrer, Diane: Chosen as student Member of the Association for the Treatment of Sexual Abusers (ATSA).

Simon, Jeremy: Recipient of the Suzanne Feld Zalk fellowship, recipient of a Graduate Travel Award to the SPSP conference; participant in SPSP Summer Institute in Social and Personality Psychology (SISPP) in New York City, July, 2019.

Villalonga, Mercedes: Winner of the J. Frank Yates Student Travel Award, Psychonomic Society (2019); NSF Fellowship Award, Timing Research Forum (2019); NIGMS training grant recipient, T32-GM132498 (2019-2021)

Wicks, Jenny: Recipient of the Abramson Family Endowed Fellowship (AY 2019-2020).

Zhang, Wanbing: Student organizer of the 2019 conference of Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition (SARMAC), Cape Cod, MA.

Publications 

Ayasse ND, Hodson AJ, Wingfield A. (2021) The Principle of Least Effort and Comprehension of Spoken Sentences by Younger and Older Adults. Frontiers in psychology. 2021;12. PMCID: PMC8007979.

Ayasse ND, Wingfield A. (2020) The Two Sides of Linguistic Context: Eye-Tracking as a Measure of Semantic Competition in Spoken Word Recognition Among Younger and Older Adults. Frontiers in human neuroscience. 2020;14:132. PMCID: PMC7161414.

DiGirolamo, M. A., Simon, J. C., Hubley, K. M., Kopulsky, A.+, & Gutsell, J. N. (2019). Is Sharing Really Caring?: Clarifying the Relationship Between Sensorimotor Resonance and Empathy. NeuroPsychologia. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neuropsychologia.2019.107172

DiGirolamo, M. A., Simon, J. C., Hubley, K. M., Kopulsky, A., & Gutsell, J. N. (2019). Clarifying the relationship between trait empathy and action-based resonance indexed by EEG mu-rhythm suppression. Neuropsychologia, 133, 107172.

Stieger, M., Liu, Y., Graham, E.K., DeFrancisco, J., & Lachman, M.E. (2021). Personality
Change Profiles and Changes in Cognition Among Middle-Aged and Older Adults.
Journal of Research in Personality, 95, 104157 DOI: 10.1016/j.jrp.2021.104157. PMID:
34949898.

Krstic S, Harris DA, Knight RA. (2021) Psychopathy and Sexual Aggression: Management Implications. Int J Offender Ther Comp Criminol. 2021 Jun 15:306624X211022672. doi: 10.1177/0306624X211022672. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34126798.

Gutchess A, Ksander J, Millar PR, Uzundag BA, Sekuler R, Boduroglu A. (2021) Cultural differences in performance on Eriksen's flanker task. Atten Percept Psychophys. 2021 Feb;83(2):882-898. doi: 10.3758/s13414-020-02117-9. PMID: 32895885; PMCID: PMC7887005.

Xie Y, Ksander J, Gutchess A, Hadjikhani N, Ward N, Boshyan J, Zebrowitz LA. (2021) Age differences in Neural Activation to Face Trustworthiness: Voxel Pattern and Activation Level Assessments. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2021 Apr;21(2):278-291. doi: 10.3758/s13415-021-00868-y. Epub 2021 Mar 22. Erratum in: Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2021 Apr 28;: PMID: 33751423.

Leger, KR. & Gutchess, A. (2021) Cross-Cultural Differences in Memory Specificity: Investigation of Candidate Mechanisms. J Appl Res Mem Cogn. 2021 Mar;10(1):33-43. doi: 10.1016/j.jarmac.2020.08.016. Epub 2020 Nov 24. PMID: 34026469; PMCID: PMC8136163.

Leger, KR. & Gutchess, A. (2020) Section 2 Summary. In A. Gutchess & A. Thomas "Handbook of Cognitive Aging: A Life Course Perspective" Cambridge University Press.

Mukadam, N., Leger, KR., & Gutchess, A. (2020). Cognitive neuroscience of aging. Chapter for Drolet, A. & Yoon, C. (Eds)., The Aging Consumer: Perspectives for Psychology and Marketing, 2nd edition.

Gutchess, A., Mukadam, N., Zhang, W., & Zhang, X. (2021). Influence of aging on memory across cultures. Chapter for J. Chiao, S-C., Li, R. Turner, S.Y. Lee-Tauler, & B. Pringle (Eds.), Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience and Global Mental Health (pp. 262-287). New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Lin, T., Zhang, X., Fields, E.C., Sekuler, R., & Gutchess, A. (2022). Spatial frequency impacts perceptual and attentional ERP components across cultures. Brain and Cognition. 157, 105834. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bandc.2021.105834

Lin, XY, & Lachman, ME (2021). Daily Stress and Affect Across Adulthood: The Role of Social Interactions via Different Communication Modes. Technol Mind Behav. 2021;2(1):10.1037/tmb0000026. doi: 10.1037/tmb0000026. Epub 2021 Feb 16. PMID: 35369392; PMCID: PMC8974319  https://doi.org/10.1037/tmb0000026

Lin, XY, & Lachman, M. E. (2021). Associations between social media use, physical
activity, and emotional well-being from the Midlife in the United States (MIDUS)
Refresher Daily Diary Study. Journal of Aging and Physical Activity. Dec 1:1-10. doi:
10.1123/japa.2021-0267. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 34853182.

Lin XY, Saksono H, Stowell E, Lachman ME, Castaneda-Sceppa C, Parker AG. (2020) Go&Grow: An Evaluation of a Pervasive Social Exergame for Caregivers of Loved Ones with Dementia. Proc ACM Hum Comput Interact. 2020;4(CSCW 2). PMCID: PMC7605491.

Mahon, E, & Lachman, ME (2022) Voice biomarkers as indicators of cognitive changes in middle and later adulthood Neurobiology of Aging 119 (2022) 22–35
https://doi.org/10.1016/j.neurobiolaging.2022.06.010

Paige LE, Wolf JM, Gutchess A. (2022) Evaluating heart rate variability as a predictor of the influence of lying on memory. Memory. 2022 Aug;30(7):785-795. doi: 10.1080/09658211.2020.1849307. Epub 2020 Dec 1. PMID: 33258409.

Ciampa, C.J., Parent, J.H., Lapoint, M.R., Swinnerton, K.N., Taylor, M.M., Tennet, V.R., Jagust, W.J., Berry, A.S., (2021) Elevated dopamine synthesis as a mechanism of cognitive resilience in aging. Cerebral Cortex. doi: 10.1093/cercor/bhab379. PMID: 34718454

Ciampa, C.J., Parent, J.H., Harrison, T.M., Fain, R.M., Betts, M.J., Maass, A., Winer, J.R., Baker, S.L., Janabi, M., Furman, D.J., D’Esposito, M., Jagust, W.J., Berry, A.S. (2022) Associations among locus coeruleus catecholamines, tau pathology, and memory in aging  Neuropsychopharmacology. 47:1106-1113. PMCID: PMC8938463

Stieger M, Robinson SA, Bisson AN, Lachman ME. (2020) The Relationship of Personality and Behavior Change in a Physical Activity Intervention: The Role of Conscientiousness and Healthy Neuroticism. Personality and individual differences. 2020;166. PMCID: PMC7434063.

Robinson SA, Lachman ME. (2020) Daily Control Beliefs and Cognition: The Mediating Role of Physical Activity. J Gerontol B Psychol Sci Soc Sci. 2020 Mar 9;75(4):772-782. doi: 10.1093/geronb/gby081. PMID: 29982815; PMCID: PMC7328023.

Simon JC, Gutsell JN. (2021) Recognizing humanity: dehumanization predicts neural mirroring and empathic accuracy in face-to-face interactions. Soc Cogn Affect Neurosci. 2021 May 4;16(5):463-473. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsab014. PMID: 33515023; PMCID: PMC8094996.

Simon, J. C., Styczynski, N., & Gutsell, J. N. (2020). Motor Resonance and the Stereotype Content Model. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience. https://doi.org/10.3758/s13415-019-00767-3

Simon JC, Styczynski N, Gutsell JN. (2020) Social perceptions of warmth and competence influence behavioral intentions and neural processing. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2020.

Simon JC, Gutsell JN. (2020) Effects of Minimal Grouping On Implicit Prejudice, Infrahumanization, and Neural Processing Despite Orthogonal Social Categorizations. Group Process Intergroup Relat. 2020 Apr 1;23(3):323-343. doi: 10.1177/1368430219837348. Epub 2019 May 6. PMID: 33981179; PMCID: PMC8112595.

Gutsell JN, Simon JC, Jiang Y. (2020) Perspective taking reduces group biases in sensorimotor resonance. Cortex. 2020 Oct;131:42-53. doi: 10.1016/j.cortex.2020.04.037. Epub 2020 Jul 15. PMID: 32801074.

Simon, JC, Gutsell, J N (2019). Effects of Minimal Grouping On Implicit Prejudice, Infrahumanization, and Neural Processing Despite Orthogonal Social Categorizations. Group Processes and Intergroup Relations. https://doi.org/10.1177/1368430219837348

Sullivan Bisson AN, Sorrentino V, Lachman ME. (2021) Walking and Daily Affect Among Sedentary Older Adults Measured Using the StepMATE App: Pilot Randomized Controlled Trial. JMIR Mhealth Uhealth. 2021 Dec 1;9(12):e27208. doi: 10.2196/27208. PMID: 34855609; PMCID: PMC8686479

Sullivan Bisson, A. N., Robinson, S. A., & Lachman, M. E. (2019). Walk to a better night of sleep: testing the relationship between physical activity and sleep. Sleep Health: Journal of the National Sleep Foundation. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.sleh.2019.06.003

Sun Y, Sekuler R. (2021) Decision-Making and Multisensory Combination Under Time Stress. Perception. 2021

Wicks JJ, Taylor MM, Fassett-Carman AN, Neilson CR, Peterson EC, Kaiser RH, Snyder HR. (2022) Coping with COVID Stress: Maladaptive and Adaptive Response Styles Predicting College Student Internalizing Symptom Dimensions. J Psychopathol Behav Assess. 2022 Jul 22:1-17. doi: 10.1007/s10862-022-09975-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35892122; PMCID: PMC9305060.

Taylor MM, Snyder HR. (2021) Repetitive Negative Thinking Shared Across Rumination and Worry Predicts Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment. 2021.

Sussman RB, Sekuler R, Villalonga MB, Snyder H. (2021) Flanker task under (perceived) time pressure. Journal of Vision. 2021;21(9).

Villalonga, MB, RF Sussman, & R Sekuler (2020). Feeling the Beat (and Seeing It, Too): Vibrotactile, Visual, and Bimodal Rate Discrimination. Multisensory Research, 33(1), 31-59.

Villalonga MB, RB Sussman, and R Sekuler (2020). Perceptual timing precision with vibrotactile, auditory, and multisensory stimuli. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics

Zhang W, Andrews-Hanna JR, Mair RW, Goh JOS, Gutchess A. (2022) Functional connectivity with medial temporal regions differs across cultures during post-encoding rest. Cogn Affect Behav Neurosci. 2022 Jul 27. doi: 10.3758/s13415-022-01027-7. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 35896854.

Zhang W, Budson AE, Gutchess A. (2022) Effect of self-imagination on memory for older adults and aMCI patients. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 2022 Jul;29(4):621-636. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2021.1882377. Epub 2021 Feb 3. PMID: 33530871; PMCID: PMC8329106.

Mukadam, N., Zhang, W., Liu, X., Budson, A.E., & Gutchess, A. (2021). The influence of emotional narrative content on the self-reference effect in memory. Aging Brain, 1, 100015. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.nbas.2021.100015

Zhang W, Hung IT, Jackson JD, Tai TL, Goh JOS, Gutchess A. (2019) Influence of culture and age on the self-reference effect. Neuropsychol Dev Cogn B Aging Neuropsychol Cogn. 2020 May;27(3):370-384. doi: 10.1080/13825585.2019.1620913. Epub 2019 May 23. PMID: 31120367; PMCID: PMC6874728.

Zhang W, Johndro H, Budson AE, Gutchess A. (2019) Influence of self-referential mode on memory for aMCI patients. Cogn Neuropsychol. 2020 Feb-Mar;37(1-2):46-57. doi: 10.1080/02643294.2019.1657390. Epub 2019 Aug 22. PMID: 31437095.

Publications under review/in press 

Hughes, J. M., Sullivan Bisson, A. N. et al. (Under Review) Strategies for Achieving and Sustaining Behavior Change in Older Adults: A summary from the Research Centers Collaborative Network (RCCN) workshop on behavior change. Innovation in Aging.

 Simon, J. C. & Gutsell, J. N. (2020). Current Demographic Estimates Don’t Affect Prejudice, But Changing Them Does. Under review at Journal of Experimental Social Psychology.

Simon, J. C. & Gutsell, J.N. (2020). Interpersonal Induction of Dehumanization. Under review at Journal of      Experimental Social Psychology.

Slifkin & Sim, L. Coordination of the variability and location of movement endpoint distribution (Cleveland State university).

Stieger, M., Robinson, S. A., Sullivan Bisson, A. N., & Lachman, M. E. (Under Review). The Relationship of Personality and Behavior Change in a Physical Activity Intervention. Personality and Individual Differences

Sullivan Bisson, A. N., Sorrentino, V., & Lachman, M.E. (Under Review). Walking is Associated with Mood and Energy Level in Older Adults: Results from StepMATE (Mobile App for Tracking Exercise). Journal of Aging and Physical Activity.

Sussman, R.F., Villalonga, M.B. & R Sekuler. Perceptual timing precision with vibrotactile, auditory, and multisensory stimuli. Under review at Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics.

Taylor, M. & Snyder, H. "Repetitive Negative Thinking Shared Across Rumination and Worry Predicts Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety" Submitted to Assessment.

Taylor, M.T. & Snyder, H. R. (in press). Dependent stress generation mediates the relation between poor cognitive control and repetitive negative thinking in emerging adults. Emerging Adulthood. 

Taylor, M.T., Wicks, J.J., Fassett-Carman, A. N., & Snyder, H. R. (in press). Differences in depression, anxiety and coping in emerging adults prior to vs. during the COVID-19 pandemic. Translational Issues in Psychological Science.

Wicks J. & Snyder, H. Links between stress, co-brooding, co-reflection, and depression symptoms. Personality and Individual Differences (revise and resubmit, revision under review).

Xie, Y., Ksander, J. C., Gutchess, A.H., Ward, N., Boshyan, J. & Zebrowitz, L., (under review). Age differences in Neural Activation to Face Trustworthiness: Voxel Pattern and Activation Level Assessments

Zettel-Watson, L., Horn Mallers, M., Liu, Y., Lin, X., Pucelli, A. & Almeida, D. (under review). Health-related Technology Use in Adulthood: MIDUS and NSDE National Profile. Innovation in Aging.

Conference presentations 

Antunez, A., Chien, J., Liang, Y., & Gutchess, A. (2019, November 14-17). Overgeneral Autobiographical Memories Across Culture. [Poster presentation] Psychonomic Society Preconference, Montreal, QC, Canada.

Bai, H., & Simon, J. C. (TBD). Symbolic Threat Determines Favorability for Others More Than Status Threat. Research talk to be presented at the annual Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues Conference, Denver, CO.

DiGirolamo, M. A., Simon, J. C., Hubley, K. M., Kopulsky, A., Gutsell, J. N. (2019, September) Sensorimotor Resonance and Empathic traits. In DiGirolamo, M. A. (chair). The Psychophysiology of Understanding Others in a Social Context: A Multi-Method Approach. Symposium to be presented at the 59th Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research (SPR), Washington, DC.

DiGirolamo, M. A., Hubley, K. M., Kopulsky, A. & Gutsell, J. N. (2019, February). Is Sharing Really Caring?: Clarifying the relationship between Sensorimotor Resonance and Empathy. Poster session presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, Oregon.

Feigelson, D., Rohrer, D., & Knight, R. (2019, April). A Factor-Analytic Exploration of the Structured Risk Assessment Need Framework. Poster presented at the 2019 Annual Joint Conference of MASOC and MATSA: Preventing Sexual Violence Through Assessment, Treatment and Safe Management, Marlborough, MA.

Gutsell, J. N., Simon, J. C., DiGirolamo, M. A., Fassett-Carman, A., Stycynski, N., Liang, S. (2019, February). A Dyadic Approach to Study the Link Between Sensorimotor Resonance and Face-to-Face Empathy. Poster session presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Portland, Oregon.

Gutsell, J. N., DiGirolamo, M. A., Simon, J. C., & Lin, T. (TBD). The role of experience sharing in empathic accuracy during a face-to-face dyadic EEG study. Data blitz to be presented at the 19th General Meeting of the European Association of Social Psychology, Krakow, PL.

Hager, B., Gutsell, J. (2020, May). The Effect of Context on Human Mirror System Integration in Action Understanding. Accepted at 27th annual Cognitive Neuroscience Society meeting.

Knight, R.A., Longpré, N., & Rohrer, D. (April, 2019). The young sexual aggressor and the Agonistic Continuum. Oral Presentation, 2019 Annual Joint Conference of MASOC and MATSA: Preventing Sexual Violence Through Assessment, Treatment and Safe Management, Marlborough, MA.

Knight, R.A., Longpré, N., & Rohrer, D. (April, 2019). The Agonistic Continuum: Structure, Covariates, and Hypothetical Mechanisms. Oral Presentation, 16th Annual Conference of the International Association for the Treatment of Sexual Offenders, Frankfurt, Germany.

Ksander, J.C., Madan., C.R, & Gutchess., A.H. (accepted for March 2020). Computational accounts for memory in reinforcement learning. Poster to be presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, Massachusetts.

Ksander, J.C., Madan., C.R, & Gutchess., A.H. (July 2019). Cued memory recall improves decision-making. Poster presented at Reinforcement Learning and Decision Making, Montreal, Canada.

Leger, K & Gutchess, A. "Cross-cultural differences in object memory", Poster presented at the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, Nov 2019

Leger, K & Gutchess, A. "Cross-cultural differences in recognition memory", Poster presented at the Society for Applied Research in Memory and Cognition, June 2019

Lin, X & Lachman, M.E. (2019, November). Social Network Size and Frequency of Electronic Communication: The Relationship to Interpersonal Stress. Poster session presented at Gerontological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Lin, X & Lachman, M.E. (2019, November). Social Interactions and Well-Being: The Role of  Communication Method. In W. Boot (Chair), Exploring the Impact of Technology on Older Adults' Well-being. Symposium conducted at Gerontological Society of America, Austin, TX.

Newman, A. & Knight, R. M. "Juveniles Who Commit Sexual Offenses: Similarities and Differences Between Inpatients and Outpatients in Key Risk Domains." MASOC/MATSA April 2020 Poster. 

Rohrer, D., & Knight, R. (2020, October). Exploring a potential underlying behavioral mechanism contributing to sexual sadism. Poster will be presented at  39th Annual ATSA Research and Treatment, San Antonio, TX.

Sekuler,R., Villalonga, M.B.,& RF Sussman (2019). Feeling the beat (and seeing it, too). Journal of Vision, 19(10), 207. Presented at the Vision Sciences Society Annual Meeting, May 20, 2019.

Simon, J. C., Fassett-Carman, A., & Gutsell, J.N. (TBD). Interracial Interbrain Synchrony. Poster accepted at the annual convention of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society, Santa Barbara, CA.

Simon, J. C., & Gutsell, J.N. (2020, May). Perspective taking reduces group biases in neural motor resonance. Poster accepted at the annual convention of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, Boston, MA.

Simon, J.C., & Gutsell, J.N. (2020, February). Trait Descriptions Affect Dehumanization of Out-group      Members. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Society of Personality and Social       Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Simon, J.C. (2019, October). Failures of people perception. Invited talk for the Morality Lab meeting,  Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Sullivan Bisson, A. N. & Lachman, M.E. Sleep quality as a mechanism linking physical activity and cognitive functioning, in Psychological and social factors associated with sleep health across adulthood Symposium. GSA Annual Scientific Meeting, November 13-17, 2019, Austin, TX.

Sullivan Bisson, A. N., Sorrentino, V., & Lachman, M.E. The relationship of daily steps to mood and energy: Application of StepMATE (Mobile App for Tracking Exercise). The GSA Annual Scientific Meeting, November 13-17, 2019, Austin, TX.

Taylor, M. & Snyder, H. "Repetitive Negative Thinking Shared Across Rumination and Worry Predicts Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety in Emerging Adults.” APS May 2020 Poster.

Villalonga, M.B., RF Sussman, & R Sekuler (2020). Sensitivity to empty intervals in multimodal stimulation: A visuotactile study of time perception. Presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, May 2, 2020.

Villalonga, M.B., RF Sussman, & R Sekuler (2019). Feeling (and seeing) the beat: Visual, vibrotactile, and bimodal rate perception. Presented at the Psychonomic Society Annual Meeting, November 15, 2019.

Villalonga, M.B., RF Sussman, & R Sekuler (2019). Keep your finger on the pulse: Vibrotactile and visual temporal sensitivity. Presented at the Timing Research Forum, October 17, 2019.

Weydt, A., Rohrer, D., & Knight, R. (2020, April). Factor Analyses of the Juvenile Sex Offender Assessment Protocol-II (J-SOAP-II) and the Adult Sex Offender Assessment Protocol (A-SOAP): Comparing Risk Factors for Juveniles and Adults. Poster would have been presented at the 2020 Annual Joint Conference of MASOC and MATSA: Preventing Sexual Violence Through Assessment, Treatment and Safe Management, Marlborough, MA. (Conference was cancelled due to COVID-19)

Wicks, J. (May, 2019). “Does Social Support Have an Impact on the Relation between Stress and Depression in Treatment-Seeking Students?” at the 31st APS Annual Convention.

Wicks, J. (Summer 2020). “Gender Differences in Depression Risk: Stress, Brooding, and Co-Brooding” accepted to the 32nd APS Annual Convention.

Zhang, Wanbing: Functional Connectivity Differs across Cultures.” CNS virtual conference May 2020 presentation of poster.