Recent Graduates of the Florida Atlantic University Department of Psychology


Karin Machluf (2015).  The behavioral, emotional, and attentional effects of human baby schema.
Currently an Assistant Professor at the Pennsylvania State University – Worthington Scranton.
Advisor:David F. Bjorklund

Ashley Richmond (2015). Academic task avoidance and achievement as predictors of peer status during the early primary school years.
Currently a Research Statistician in the Office of Office of Assessment, Evaluation, and Testing, Miami-Dade College, Miami, Florida.
Advisor:  Brett Laursen

Silvia Place (2014). Language separation and intermingling in young children's bilingual environments and their effects on children's dual language development and use.
Currently a Research Specialist, Broward County School District, Fort Lauderdale, Florida.
Advisor:  Erika Hoff

Patrick Cooper (2014). Gender self-discrepancies in middle-childhood: Influences on children's personal and social adjustment.
Currently an Assistant Professor of Psychology, Lynn University, Boca Raton Florida.
Advisor: David G. Perry

Marisol Parra (2013). False recognition driven by meaning and form: The dynamics of bilingual memory representation.
Advisors: Alan Kersten and Erika Hoff

Dawn DeLay (2013). Friend influence on achievement during middle childhood.
Currently an Assistant Research Professor at the T. Denny Sanford School of Social and Family Dynamics, Arizona State University, Tempe, Arizona.
Advisor: Brett Laursen

Jay Michaels (2012). Attitude and valence dynamics in response to changes in perceived similarity vs. difference: Implications for human conflict.
Currently an Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Presbyterian College, Clinton, South Carolina.
Advisor: Robin Vallacher

Roger McIntosh (2012). Neuropsychological correlates of emotion regulation in HIV.
Currently an Assitant Professor of Psychology, University of Miami, Florida.
Advisor: Monica Rosselli

Amy K. Gardiner (2011). Preschoolers’ use of intentionality in understanding causal structure of objects during imitative learning.
Currently a Senior Institutional Planning Analyst, Syracuse University, New York.
Advisor: David F. Bjorklund

Farnaz Kaighobadi (2011).Evolutionary psychological perspectives on individual differences in men’s partner-directed violence in the context of perceived partner infidelity.
Currently a visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology, Bard College, Annandale-on-Hudson, New York.
Advisor: David F. Bjorklund

Donna R. Marion (2011). Patterns of friend influence on school engagement and the moderating effects of maternal affection.
Currently a Lecturer at the Department of Psychology, Florida Atlantic University, Davie, Florida.
Advisors: Brett Laursen and Robin Vallacher

Christopher A. Hafen (2010). Who dislikes whom: The characteristics of aversion in adolescence.
Currently a research scientist, Center for Advanced Study of Teaching and Learning, University of Virginia, Charlottesville.
Advisor: Brett Laursen

William F. McKibbin (2010). Women’s rape avoidance: An evolutionary psychological perspective.
Currently an Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Michigan, Flint.
Advisor: Todd Shackelford