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"Assisting faculty research (with Dr. Glidden, at Project Parenting) and taking on an ambitious SMP demanded a lot of energy and hard work, but proved to be some of the most fulfilling things I did while at SMCM. It's important to give research a try, especially if you're considering graduate studies."

- Joshua Chiapelli '04

SMP Spotlight

Christine Kodluboy '13 with her mentor, Dr. Scott Mirabile

42 students completed an SMP in psychology in AY12-13. Congratulations to them all!

At the end of each year, mentors select particularly outstanding SMPs to be featured in our PsycSMP Showcase. 12-13 Showcase projects were written by Katherine Grein, Christine Kodluboy, Lydia Martin, Heather Palacorolla, Liza Sitz, Emma Sullivan, and Abby Vandegrift.

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Recent presentations with student authors or co-authors (in bold)

Elise Flynn '13 and Heather Palacorolla '13 presented research at the 2013 Society for Neuroscience Meeting



  • Bailey, A.M., Sitz, L.M., Palacorolla, H.L., Burke, J.S., Milstein, J., & Frost, D.O. (2012, October).  Effects of adolescent exposure to the antipsychotic, olanzapine, on classical fear and appetitive operant conditioning in adult rats.  Poster presented at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience Meeting: New Orleans, LA. 
  • Grein, K., & Dennison, R. P. (2012, October). The Role of Facebook in Developing Social Relationships During the Transition to Adulthood. Poster presented at the 2012 Society for Research in Child Development Annual Themed Meeting: Transitions from Adolescence to Adulthood, Tampa, Florida.
  • Milstein, J., Placek, K., Ehrig, W., Bouslog, C., Sitz, L., Frost, D.O., & Bailey, A.M. (2012, October).  Prenatal fluoxetine exposure: mitigation of social, emotional, motor, and cognitive abnormalities with neonatal tactile stimulation.  To be presented at the 2012 Society for Neuroscience Meeting.
  • Hiris, E. and Mirenzi, A. (2012, May). The role of motion and form in the sex aftereffect in biological motion. 12th Annual Meeting of the Vision Science Society. Naples, FL.
  • Binns, G., Woods, S., & O’Donnell, D.A. (March 2012).  Beliefs about HIV/AIDS among senior secondary school students in The Republic of The Gambia, West Africa.  Poster presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Baltimore, MD.
  • Grein, K.A, Ludwig, J.A., & Glidden, L.M. (2012, March). What past tells of present: Predicting parental outcomes across 20 years. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research in ID/DD, Annapolis, MD.
  • Hughes, C., Roth, J., & O’Donnell, D. A. (March 2012).  Perceptions of school climate and school safety among senior secondary school students in The Republic of The Gambia, West Africa.  Poster presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the Society for Applied Anthropology, Baltimore, MD.
  • Ludwig, J.A., Grein, K.A., & Glidden, L.M. (2012, March). The Down syndrome advantage in the transition to adulthood. Poster presented at the 45th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research in ID/DD, Annapolis, MD.
  • Morris, S.N., Stanton, R.D., Kurtz, K.J., & Levering, K. (2012, March). Revising Shepard, Hovland and Jenkins (1961) and the Type II Advantage. Poster presented at the Twenty-Fourth annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.
  • Johnson,D.J., & Han, H.A.(2012, January). Thinking without thinking. In search of the elusive unconscious thought effect. Poster presented at he 12th Annual Society for Personality and Social Psychology, SanDiego, CA.
  • Flynn, E.D., Miller, E.D., Palacorolla, H.L., Tatem, K.S., and Brady, A.M.  (2012).  Self-administration of cocaine does not alleviate behavioral abnormalities in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion model of schizophrenia.  Program No. 662.21, 2012 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, Washington DC:  Society for Neuroscience.  Online.
  • Bailey, A.M., Holmes, A., Piantadosi, P. (2011, November).  The effects of orexin A in the nucleus basalis magnocellularis (nBM) on olfactory discrimination acquisition and reversal. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting; Washington, D.C.
  • Cammarata, E., Kallarackal, A.J., Cai, X., Thompson, S.M., & Bailey, A.M. (2011, November). Consolidation of spatial memory in the water maze is disrupted in animals exposed to chronic unpredictable stress (CUS). Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting; Washington, D.C.
  • Miller, E.D., Tatem, K.S., Placek, K., and Brady, A.M. (2011, November).  Effects of self-administered or experimenter-administered cocaine on behavioral abnormalities in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion model of schizophrenia.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting; Washington, D.C.
  • Parr, C., Kallevang, J., Fomum-Mugri, L., McDowell, K. A., & Yarowsky, P. J., Bailey, A. M. (2011, November). Investigation of working memory and hippocampal dependent tasks in an environmentally-induced model of parkinsonism.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting; Washington, D.C.
  • Placek, K., Turek, K.C., Fullerton, J.N., and Brady, A.M. (2011, November).  Relationships between behavioral abnormalities and set-shifting impairments in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion model of schizophrenia.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting; Washington, D.C.
  • Tracy, M.G., Turek, K.C., Bailey, A.M., Brady, A.M., Milstein, J., & Frost, D. O. (2011, November). The effects of adolescent olanzapine exposure on behavior in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion model of schizophrenia.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting; Washington, D.C.
  • Tracy, M., Turek, K., Bailey, A. M., Brady, A. M., Vinish, M., Milstean, J., & Frost, D.O. (2011, November).  The effects of adolescent olanzapine exposure on behavior in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion model of schizophrenia.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting; Washington, D.C.
  • Klapper, S., & Dennison, R. P. (2011, October). Exploring kawaii in a sample of Japanese college women: A mixed-methods study. Paper presented at the Biennial Conference in Emerging Adulthood, Providence, Rhode Island.
  • Glidden, L.M., Grein, K.A., Ludwig, J.A., Powlison, M.B., & Painter, K.A. (2011, August).  Predicting parental perceptions of the transition to adulthood for sons and daughters with intellectual and developmental disabilities.  Paper presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • Glidden, L.M., Draheim, A.R., Bamberger, K.T., & Kersh, J. (2011, June).  Parent and athlete perceptions of Special Olympics participation:  Utility and danger of proxy responding.  Invited presentation at Special Olympics Global Scholars Conference, Athens, Greece.
  • Bernstein, J.E., Kircher, D.M., and Brady, A.M.  (2011, June).  Developmental exposure to low doses of bisphenol-A: Sex-dependent behavioral effects in adult offspring.  Organization for the Study of Sex Differences Annual Meeting, Oklahoma City, OK.
  • Hiris, E., Lewis, C., and Dantrassy, L. (2011, May). The sex of voices (sometimes) influences the perceived sex of biological motion. 23rd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. Washington, DC.
  • Glidden, L.M. Powlison, M.B., Painter, K. A., Ludwig, J.A., & Grein, K. (2011, March).  Continuity and change in parent perceptions of transition at two time points. Paper presented in L.M. Glidden (Chair), Symposium on Transitions to Adulthood:  Diverse Family Perspectives, 44th Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research in ID/DD, San Antonio, TX.
  • Mirabile, S. P., & Fiackos, J. (2011, March). Emotional Competence in Early Childhood:Separate skills or related processes? Poster presented at the 2011 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.
  • Mirabile, S. P., & Thompson, B. N. (2011, March). Skills-based Assessment of Emotion Regulation in Early Childhood: Description and validation of a novel measure. Poster presented at the 2011 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.
  • Bailey, A. M., Fomum-Mugri, L., McDowell, K. A., & Yarowsky, P. J. (2010, November).  Investigation of non-motor related behavioral and cognitive changes in an environmentally-induced model of Parkinsonism. Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting; San Diego, CA.
  • Hernandez, A.E., Smith, E.S., Cammarata, E.M., and Brady, A.M.  (2010).  Behavioral abnormalities in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion model of schizophrenia following cocaine self-administration.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting: San Diego, CA.
  • Kallarackal, A., Cai, X., Gaylor, K., Bailey, A. M., Thompson, S. M. (2010, November).  Serotonin mediated potentiation in area CA1: Altered in depression and critical for antidepressant action.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting; San Diego, CA.
  • Kircher, D.M., and Brady, A.M.  (2010, November).  An investigation of the behavioral effects of perinatal bisphenol-A exposure in comparison to disruptions observed in animal models of schizophrenia.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting: San Diego, CA.
  • Konka, K., & Bailey, A.M. (2010, November).  Investigating the effects of postnatal exposure to Prozac on adult rat motor and emotional behavior.  Poster presented at the Society for Neuroscience Meeting: San Diego, CA.
  • Glidden, L.M., Bamberger, K.T., Turek, K.C., Hill, K.L., & Powlison, M.B. (2010, July). Families who adopt children with developmental disabilities: Focus on fathers. Poster presented at the 3rd International Conference on Adoption Research, Leiden, the Netherlands.
  • Kallarackal, A., Cai, X., Gaylor, K., Bailey, A. M., Thompson, S. M. (2010, July).  Serotonin mediated potentiation in area CA1: Altered in depression and critical for antidepressant action.  Poster presented at the 2010 Serotonin Club Meeting, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Hiris, E. and Ewing, K. (2010, May). The perceived sex of biological motion displays is influenced by adaptation to biological motion but not adaptation to static faces. Journal of Vision, 10(7):781, 781a http://www.journalofvision.org/content/10/7/781 10th Annual Meeting of the Vision Science Society. Naples, FL.
  • Bramble, A. (2010, April). Barkley Training: A look at parent-child interactions in families with ADHD. Poster session presented at the 4th Annual L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Conference at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. 
  • Duecker, A. (2010, April). The relationship between personality and student engagement in activism. Poster session presented at the 4th Annual L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Conference at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. 
  • Hill, K. (2010, April). Teacher attitudes towards standardized testing. Poster session presented at the 4th Annual L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Conference at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA. 
  • Watters, S.M. (2010, April). Studying abroad: How international education changes students. Poster session presented at the 4th Annual L. Starling Reid Undergraduate Psychology Conference at the University of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA.
  • Bamberger, K.T., Hill, K.L., Turek, K.C., & Glidden, L.M. (2010, March).  Micro-data co-validation of the Behavioral Inventory for Parents-Coder Impressions (BIP-CI). Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research in ID/DD, Annapolis, MD.  
  • Hill, K.L., Powlison, M.B., & Glidden, L.M. (2010, March).  "Don't tell me what to do!:"Family income and personality predict child-parent interactions.  Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research in ID/DD, Annapolis, MD.
  • Marian, C. & Stanton, R. (2010, March). The role of cognitive complexity in dissociating rule-based and information-integration category learning. Poster presented at the 2010 annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Brooklyn, NY.
  • Turek, K.C., Bamberger, K.T., & Glidden, L.M. (2010, March).  Influence of religious orientation and personality factors on parents' views of the transition to adulthood. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Gatlinburg Conference on Research in ID/DD, Annapolis, MD.