Faculty Research and Recognition
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*Jackson, J. R., & Bennion, K. A. (in press). Perceptions of school shooters depend on prior criminal record but not targeted age group. Journal of Interpersonal Violence.
Ashburn, S., Abugaber, D., Antony, J. W., Bennion, K. A., Bridwell, D., Cardenas-Iniguez, C., Doss, M., Fernández, L., Huijsmans, I., Krisst, L., Lapate, R., Layher, E., Leong, J., Li, Y., Marquez, F., Munoz-Rubke, F., Musz, L., Patterson, T. K., Powers, J. P., Proklova, D., Rapuano, K., Robinson, C. S. H., Ross, J., Samaha, J., Sazma, M., Stewart, A., Stickel, A., Stolk, A., Vilgis, V., Zirnstein, M. (in press). Towards a socially responsible, transparent, and reproducible cognitive neuroscience. In M. Gazzaniga & R. Mangun, The Cognitive Neurosciences VI. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press.
Cacciamani, L., & Goldstein, E.B. (2018). Chapter 13: Judgment, Decisions, and Reasoning. In Cognitive Psychology: Connecting Mind, Research, and Everyday Experience, 5th Edition (pp. 392-427). Samford, CT: Cengage Learning.
Likova, L. T. & Cacciamani, L. (2018). Transfer of learning in people who are blind: Enhancement of spatial-cognitive abilities through drawing. Journal of Visual Impairment and Blindness, 112(4).
Cacciamani, L., Wager, E., Peterson, M. A, & Scalf, P.E. (2017). Age-related changes in perirhinal cortex sensitivity to configuration and part familiarity and connectivity to visual cortex. Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience, 9(291), 1-15.
Cacciamani, L., & Likova, L. T. (2017). Memory-guided drawing training increases Granger causal influences from the perirhinal cortex to V1 in the blind. Neurobiology of Learning and Memory, 141, 101-107.
Daniels, D. (2019, March). Undergraduate students’ beliefs about child development and parenting. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Baltimore, MD.
Spencer-Rodgers, J., & *Parvizi, N. (2018, December 6). Dangers of cultural appropriation [Instructional video file]. Published: https://youtu.be/8uJqCtZINPw.
Spencer-Rodgers, J. (2018). Cultural appropriation. Diversity and Inclusion Resource Modules. Cal Poly Digital Commons.
Bennion, K.A. (2019). Facilitating rapport and an inclusive climate from day one: Examples from a Research Methods in Psychology course. Invited talk as part of the Distinguished Speaker Symposium, “Equity-Based Learning Strategies: Some Practical Tips,” at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA.
*Jackson, J. R., & Bennion, K.A. (2019). Effects of a prior criminal record and targeted age group on mock juror perceptions of school shooters. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA.
Kimble, M., Flack, W., Koide, J., Bennion, K.A., Brenneman, M., & Meyersburg, C. (2019). Why the warning? Student responses to triggering material based on trauma history and symptom profiles. Paper presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science. Paris, France.
*Stiver, C. , *Hirsch, W. , *Ye, F., *Lee, J., *Bozzetto, L., & Bennion, K.A. (2019). A virtual water maze: Impact of delay length on spatial memory. Poster presented at the annual Western Psychology Conference for Undergraduate Research, Moraga, CA.
*Felicicchia, R., *Kistler, M., *Kumnick, M., & Bennion, K.A. (2019). Regulating emotions to negative videos: Impact on distress and subsequent memory. Poster presented at the annual UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC), Los Angeles, CA.
*Robles, F., *Lei, D., *Sandell, J., & Bennion, K.A. (2019). Sleep and testing preserve memory for passages over time. Poster presented at the annual UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference (PURC), Los Angeles, CA.
*Cornell-Rath, K., *Sneesby, M., *Vu, C., & Bennion, K.A. (2019). Effects of time on detailed and gist-based memory representations. Poster presented at the Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference at UCSD, La Jolla, CA.
Bennion, K.A., *Garcia, S., & Kensinger, E. A. (2019). Sleep during consolidation facilitates memory performance following stress at encoding. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Social and Affective Neuroscience Society, Miami, FL.
*Thomas, L., *Yekan, A., *Warren, E., *Rigelman, I., *Baeza-Hernandez, K., *Felicicchia, R., *Kistler, M., *Kumnick, M., *Leslie, C., *Sensiba, M., & Bennion, K.A. (2019). Emotion regulation interventions to minimize distress: Effects of strategy and timing. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA.
Bennion, K.A., *Sasia, B., *Chang, W., *Aung, A., *Altman, S., *Goryl, S., *Le, M., *Tanner, K., *Lei, D., *Robles, F., & *Jackson, J. (2019). Effects of sleep, highlighting, and testing on memory for passages. Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA.
*Ziegler, T., & Bennion, K.A. (2019). Solving logic problems: Does the use of manipulatives and problem solving strategies make a difference? Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Pasadena, CA.
Hutton, S., & Bettergarcia, J. (2018, August). How to use Motivational Interviewing with Parents of Transgender Youth. Skill Building Session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, San Francisco, CA.
*Sasia, B., *Buchanan, B., *Pauly, J., *Oseguera, C., *Tower, C., *Lavezzi, G., & Cacciamani, L. (2019, May). The effects of brain stimulation on haptic processing. Annual UCLA Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference, Los Angeles, CA.
Cacciamani, L., Skocypec, R.M., Flowers, C., Perez, D., & Peterson, M.A. (2019, March). Competition-dependent ground activation in object perception: Evidence for inhibitory competition and/or predictive coding? Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco, CA.
*Sheparovich, L., *Gibbons, M., *Perkins, A., *Wack, C., *Crowley, B., *Carpenter, K., & Cacciamani, L. (2018, May). Task-Irrelevant Sound Improves Performance on Non-Visual Spatial Placement Task. Association for Psychological Science Convention, San Francisco, CA.
*Mahaffey, E., *Palmer, I., *Parsons, A., Jipson, J. (2019). Storybook science: A pilot exploration of the effects of storybook reading on parent-child joint engagement in science activities. Poster presented at the UCSD Psi Chi Psychology Undergraduate Research Conference. San Diego, CA.
Fergus, A., Upton, R.*, & Spencer-Rodgers, J. (2019, June). Can mindfulness be taught? Health psychology education and its effect on health and well-being. Poster to be presented at the XVII Jornades de Xarxes d'Investigació en Docència Universitària. University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain.
Star, R.*, Hopkins, J.*, Stebbins, S.*, & Spencer-Rodgers, J. (2018, September). The effect of a health psychology course on mindfulness, mental health, and physical health perceptions. Poster presented at 8th International Conference on Health, Wellness & Society, Imperial College, London UK.
Spencer-Rodgers, J. (2018, June). Can intercultural competence be taught? Keynote Speaker. Presented at the XVI Jornades de Xarxes d'Investigació en Docència Universitària. University of Alicante, Alicante, Spain.
Williams, A. Why Do Parents Talk to Their Children About Race? Consideration of Parent and Child Beliefs, Values, and Experiences. Chair. Symposium at International Conference on Psychological Science (ICPS) in Paris, France. Presented Black and White Parents' Racial Socialization Practices with Their Young Children.
Williams, A. Parents’ Race-Relevant Beliefs and Strategies regarding Education and Socialization. Presented at Vanderbilt University.
Kelly Bennion received a 2018 CLA Summer Research Stipend. Bennion was invited to be the Faculty Speaker for the Week of Welcome Academic Day for all first-year and transfer students in the College of Liberal Arts, and was nominated for the California State University Institute for Teaching and Learning (ITL) Summer Academy as one of six faculty/staff members representing Cal Poly.
Jay Bettergarcia received the MHSA Innovation Grant via County of San Luis Obispo Behavioral Health and a 2018-2019 Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activities (RSCA) Grant. Bettergarcia also provided trans-affirming healthcare trainings for doctors, nurses, and therapists at Twin Cities Regional Hospital, Sierra Vista Regional Medical Center, and SLO County Behavioral Health.
Laura Cacciamani received a 2018-19 Research, Scholarship, & Creative Activities (RSCA) grant, 2018 CLA Summer Research Stipend, 2018-19 Circle of Giving grant and the 2018 NYC Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation Fellowship.
Jessica Kaczorowski received a 2018 CLA research stipend.