Graduate Student Accomplishments (2019-2020)

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 

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.

Gutchess, A., Mukadam, N., Zhang, W., & Zhang, X (2019). Influence of aging on memory across cultures. Invited chapter for J. Chiao, S-C., Li, R. Turner, S.Y. Lee-Tauler, & B. Pringle (Eds)., Handbook of Cultural Neuroscience and Global Mental Health. Oxford University Press.

Simon, J. C. & 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

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

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

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

Zhang, W., Hong, I., Jackson, J., Tai, T., Goh, J., & Gutchess, A. (2019). Influence of culture and age on self-reference effect. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition.

Zhang, W., Johndro, H., Budson, E. A., & Gutchess, A. (2019). Influence of self-referential mode on memory for aMCI patients. Cognitive Neurospsychology.

Publications under review/in press 

Gutsell, J. N., Simon, J. C., & Jiang, Y. (2020). Perspective-Taking and Motor Resonance. Cortex (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.

Leger, K. & Gutchess, A. (2020) Section 2 Summary. In A. Gutchess & A. Thomas "Handbook of Cognitive Aging: A Life Course Perspective" (publication forthcoming)

Leger, K. & Gutchess, A. Cross-Cultural Differences in Memory Specificity: Investigation of Candidate Mechanism (2020) Submitted to the Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition special issues on Culture and Cognition.

Lin, X. & Lachman, M.E. (under review) Daily Stress and Affect Across Adulthood: The Role of Social Interactions via Different Communication Modes. Technology, Mind and Behavior.

Lin, X., Saksono, H., Stowell, E., Lachman, M. E., Sceppa, C. & Parker, A.G. (under review). Go&Grow: An Evaluation of an Exergame for Caregivers of Individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease and Related Dementias. CSCW '20: Proceedings of the ACM on Human-Computer Interaction.

Mukadam, N., Leger, K., & Gutchess A. (2020) Book Chapter in "Cognitive Neuroscience of Aging. In The Aging Consumer: Perspectives from Psychology and Marketing", 2nd Edition(publication forthcoming)

Mukadam, N. S., Zhang, W., Liu, X., Budson, E. A., Gutchess, A. (under revision). The influence of narrative content on the self-reference effect in memory.

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.

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.