Psychobabble. News from the Psychology Department Dominican University of California Volume 1, Issue 4 FALL 2015

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Psychobabble News from the Psychology Department Dominican University of California Volume 1, Issue 4 FALL 2015 WELCOME TO THE FALL 2015 SEMESTER On Behalf of all the faculty in the psychology department, welcome to what promises to be another exciting and action packed year in the undergraduate psychology department at Dominican University of California. If you are first year student or an incoming transfer, and we did not meet you at one of the orientations, please stop by the department and introduce yourself to all of us. The department is located on the 2nd floor of Bertrand Hall, Room 27 C. WHAT’S NEW FOR FALL 2015 The Psychology Department welcomed 35 (16 Freshman and 19 Transfers) Psychology majors to the department this fall. To date we have 113 psychology majors and an equal number of minors. (If you are a new major or minor and have not yet filled out a Declaration of Major/Minor form, please do so now – see Claire Cumings in the Department.) Drs. LeeAnn Bartolini and Matt Davis will be co-chairing the department for the Fall 2015 and Spring 2016 terms. Their contact information is: Dr. LeeAnn Bartolini [email protected] (415) 257-1357 Dr. Matt Davis [email protected]. (415) 257-0198 WELCOMING NEW ADDITIONS TO THE PSYCHOLOGY FACULTY Part-time Faculty: Welcome to the new part-time faculty members who joined us last spring Flavia Henrique MA who teaches Forensic Psychology and Deborah Osteen who teaches Sports Psychology. .

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UPCOMING EVENTS AND DEADLINES Graduate School Workshops Two “Getting into Graduate School Workshops” will be offered by the full-time Psychology Faculty. Both workshops will be held in the Psychology Resource, 2nd Floor, Bertrand Hall. Dates of Workshops Tuesday, September 22nd. At 5:00 p.m Conducted by Professors LeeAnn Bartolini and Afshin Gharib Wednesday, September 23rd 12:15 – 1:15 p.m. Conducted by Professors Matt Davis, William Phillips, LeeAnn Bartolini (Note: You do not need to attend both workshops as content in both is similar. Pick the workshop that suits your schedule.) Academic Advising Academic Advising for spring 2016 starts October 12th through November 13th. Priority Online Registration begins Monday, November 16th and goes through Thursday, November 19th. Peer advisors will be available in the Psychology department the week before academic advising starts to go over your preliminary schedules before you meet with your academic advisor to finalize your spring 2016 schedule. Claire Cumings will be sending out an email with more detailed information about the process and your faculty advisor before advising begins.

Other important dates: The last day to drop with without a grade of “W” and with a refund is September 8th The last day to drop a class with a grade of “W” is November 6th.

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FACULTY SPOTLIGHTS

Dr. LeeAnn Bartolini Dr. Bartolini received the Dominican University, Sr. Aquinas Nimitz Alumni Award for Service in April 2015. She was also granted a sabbatical for the spring 2016. Her sabbatical project will focus on poetry and healing. She and Dr. Davis have begun work on a research study in the area of the psychology of travel. She is involved in planning a Mediterranean Course with fellow faculty, Davis, Dougherty, and Ross for May 2016 that involves a 2-week Mediterranean cruise Dr. Matt Davis Dr. Davis presented a paper at the 9th Annual ATINER International Conference, which was held in Athens, Greece in late May. His paper was titled Tolerance for Political Diversity in Academia: A University Case Study, was co-authored by Professor Chris Leeds from the Barowsky School of Business. Dr. Davis also chaired one of the sessions at the conference. While he was abroad, Dr. Davis traveled to Amsterdam, Israel, the Greek Islands of Rhodes and Symi, and spent a full month in Italy. Back in the States he did a crosscountry road trip to Tennessee, Virginia and New England and finished his summer in Maui Dr Afshin Gharib Dr. Gharib presented research examining student evaluations of guest lecturers at the Hong Kong International Conference on Education, Psychology, and Society in December 2014. He also co-presented with Professors Bill Phillips, Emily Newton, students Helen Prusiner, Shaylin Ortega, Audrey Land, Kaitlin Chipchase, Aine Fitzgerald, Kimberly Murrietta and Matthew Comandante research on reactions to pregnant women on public transit, effectiveness of afterschool programs at the Marin Humane Society, student evaluations of guest lecturers and students judgement of professors personality at the Western Psychological Association conference in Las Vegas 3

in April 2015. Dr. Gail Matthews Dr. Matthews presented a paper at the 9th Annual International AITNER Conference on Psychology, Athens, Greece, May 2015. The paper was titled The Effectiveness of four coaching techniques: Writing goals, formulating action steps, making a commitment, and accountability. Dr. William Phillips Dr. Phillips presented research examining student evaluations of guest lecturers at the National Institute of Teaching of Psychology held in St. Petersburgh, Florida in January. Dr. Emily Newton Dr. Newton has written an article with co-authors Ross Thompson and Miranda Goodman entitled Individual differences in toddlers’ prosociality: Experiences in early relationships explain variability in prosocial behavior. The article has been accepted for publication in a special issue of the journal Child Development. The special issue is on the motivations of prosocial behavior and will be published in 2016. CONFERENCE NEWS The entire full-time Psychology faculty accompanied 25 DUC students (20 senior thesis students, 5 research assistants to the 9th WPA convention in Las Vegas, NV in May. Six Psychology majors presented their research at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research (NCUR) in Spokane Washington.

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Morning brunch at WPA in Las Vegas

Planning Ahead WPA Conferences for 2016: In 2016 WPA meets in Long Beach, California In 2017 WPA meets in Sacramento and in 2018 WPA meets in Portland Oregon. JUST A FEW SUCCESS STORIES FROM RECENT PSYCHOLOGY GRAD UATES: Barbara Kesell class of 2015 has been accepted in the Ph.D. Clinical Psychology Program at CSPP Crystal Pinkston class of 2105 has been accepted the Sports Psychology program at John F. Kennedy University. Tanya Abughazaleh class of 2014 was accepted in the Ph.D. program at the Chicago School of Professional Psychology. She received a full-tuition Scholarship. Jacob Levine class of 2014 was accepted into the Ph.D. Clinical program at University of South Florida in Tampa. He will receive a stipend and a tuition remission. Aine Fitzgerald class of 2014 will be working for GOAL US (an international relief and development agency). Aine will be working directly with GOAL’s U.S. CEO as his administrative assistant. Sandivel Torres class of 2014 has obtained a position as a research/teaching assistant with Dr. Wayne Downey, Behavioral Specialist at Santa Rosa Junior College. Brigitte Macias class of 2015 has been accepted in the Masters’ program at Notre Dame de Namur University Emma Townsend class of 2014 is currently attending Palo Alto University working on her MA in Counseling Psychology, and is currently a trainee at Pyramid Alternatives Community Mental Health Center in Half Moon Bay. Nicholas Garcia class of 2014 is attending the San Francisco Police Academy and is working on his MBA in Marketing and Finance at Notre Dame de Namur University. HONOR SOCIETY: PSI CHI Psychology majors who meet the academic requirements (consult the online catalog for details) are invited into Psi Chi at the beginning of the Spring Semester. Students are inducted publicly into Psi Chi during the department’s annual Psi Chi event. As part of this annual event a well-known psychologist is invited to give a talk to new members and 5

past Psi Chi members. Our Spring 2015 Guest Speaker was Dr. Phil Shaver, distinguished Professor of Psychology, UC Davis. The talk title was: Attachment, and Caregiving in Romantic Relationships: Conscious and Unconscious Aspects. The upcoming Psi Chi event will be held in February 2016 . What Faculty Have Been Reading: What Afshin has been reading: Capital in the 2lst Century by Piketty; The Swerve by Greenblatt; the Joy of Pain by Smith; The Story of Philosophy by Durant; The Evolution of God by Wright: Hitler’s Willing Executioners by Goldhagen; The Marshmallow Test by Mischel. What LeeAnn has been reading: Americana by Chimamanda Nguzi. It is a wonderful read with great insights about the African and African-American Experience in America What Matt has been reading: Things That Matter by Charles Krauthammer, a collection of the political commentator’s essays and column spanning his lengthy career, and Food: A Love Story by comedian Jim Gaffigan What Gail has been reading: Americana (my favorite read of the summer); The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; The Absent One (in the same genre as the The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, but by a Dutch author and funnier, and currently, The Goldfinch. What Emily has been reading: The Songs of Fire and Ice series for pleasure; But No the Hippopotamus and Hippo Says Hello with her 10-month old daughter Lyra. The former features an introverted hippopotamus who ultimately overcomes her introversion and enters a race with other animals. The latter follows an extroverted hippopotamus as he travels the world learning other languages. Both books provide interesting insights into hippopotamus personality traits.

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SOCIAL/FUN The Psych Club is an informal meeting of Psychology majors/minors and full-time faculty members. The Psych Club’s student presidents are Senior Psych Majors Audrey Land and Kaitlin Chipchase. They will be posting the Psych Club meetings on Facebook. See below.

Audrey & Kaitlin, the Co-Presidents of Psych Club at WPA in Las Vegas

You are invited to join us on FACEBOOK at DUC Psychclub for Club updates and postings.

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While at the WPA convention, the Psych Club took time out to go bowling (there is ALWAYS time for bowling…!). Professor Bill Phillips continued his reign as department champion.

FIELD PLACEMENTS During academic year 2013/2014 psychology majors participated in the following field placement sites. This represents a total of over hours of community service or involvement (at times there are more than 1 student at each site). 2014/2015 Psychology Field Placement Sites: Ujima Family Recovery Services in Vallejo Bonora-D’andrea Trial Consultants City College SF Veterans’ Center Timothy Murphy School Ohloff Center, San Francisco Center for Domestic Peace, San Rafael St. Vincent’s School for Boys, San Rafael Anova Center for Education Renaissance Healing and Learning Center CA State Army National Guard, Fairfield Mental Edge International Bleu Marketing Solutions Huckleberry Youth Programs, San Rafael Suicide Prevention of Marin Integrated Community Services, San Rafael Jessica’s Haven and Rescue Radical Freedom Coaching Simple Living Adult Residential Facility, San Mateo Napa Valley Support Services for Adult Disabilities Public Guardian, Marin County Friends Outside Beyond Hunger Helping Hands Supportive Living Novato School District COTS –Committee on the Shelterless: Community Shelter Cherry Valley School Windsor Valley Care Center 8

Meals on Wheels Hack Reactor SENIOR THESIS 35 students completed their senior thesis requirement in AY 2014/2015 Bob Shukraft Award for Excellence in the Senior Thesis Congratulations to graduating senior Erik Baer whose thesis was selected for the Bob Shukraft Award for Excellence in the Senior Thesis in 2015. His Senior Thesis title was “Personality Traits and Fear of Death and Dying.” Below is a list of student names and thesis titles. 2014/2015 Graduating Psychology Major’s Senior Thesis Titles: Self-Esteem Issues in Facebook Users College Students Attitudes and Their Effect on GPA and Class Experience Judging the Appearance of Someone based on Their Clothing Comparisons Between Personality Ascribing Differences in Pet Owners The Relationship among Burnout, Job Satisfaction and Big 5 Personality Among Residential Counselors Perception of Domestic Abuse and Measures of Self-Esteem Reinjury Anxiety and Return-to-Sport Outcomes in College Students The Effect of School Uniforms on Self-Expression Does He Wear the Halo: Positive Cognitive Bias When Perceiving the Personality The Relationship between the Imposter Phenomenon, Personality Types and Parental Rearing Styles The Effect of Non-Verbal Cues on First Impressions The Relationship between Emotional Contagiousness and Mood State Home-field Advantage in Regard to Aggression Differences in Achievement Goals and Study Behaviors Between Adult and Traditional Learners

Derry Gutierrez

The Effect of Anxiety on Athletic Performance

Cory Vanderpool

Yasmin Valdivi Erika Apel Mustafa Nizami Ashly Mourlot Keri Anne Kosta Megan Carroll Callen Liliana Valdez Aiyana Ross-Beck Megan T. Hall Minaxshi Odedra Kayleigh Crow Dale Howard Britton Walker

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Personality Traits and Fear of Death and Dying The Relationship of Cell Phone Usage to Personality and Attention The History of Public Art’s Power to Uplift Favorite Sports and Personalities: Does Someone’s Personality Determine their Favorite Sport? The Effect of Food Choice on Mood Sense of Place and Attachment Style in Adults Who Moved as Children The Effects of Exercise on Anxiety in College Students Who Are Regularly Active Academic and Intrinsic Motivation in Military Veterans Continuing Education after Service Effects of Equine Assisted Therapy on Family Dynamics Comparison of Perceived Stress for Wives of Deployed vs. Recently Returning Soldiers The Relationship between Nature Relatedness, Life Experience, and Introversion/Extroversion The Relationship Between Intrinsic Leisure Motivation, Perceived Reading Ability and Reading Habits Personality Characteristics Related to Desire to Travel Relationship of Make-Up Use and Wearer’s Self-Esteem

Erik Baer Victoria Grajeda Annabelle Maginnis Veronica Gomez Nicholas Dellipizzi Aine Fitzgerald Crystal Pinkston Sarah Creely Johana R. Wilson Nicholas Garcia Bryce Floris Kendra M. Pollock Emily Chavez Gabrielle Leblanc

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Crs  #  

Schedule       Sec   Course  Title  

PSYCHOLOGY  -­‐  DAY  

Units    

Meeting  Day/Time(s)    

Instructor    

PSY  

1100  

1   Introduction  to  Psychology  

3.0   TR  10:50-­‐12:05P  

Gharib,  Afshin  

PSY  

1150  

1   Foundations  of  Critical  Thinking  

1.0   R  3:05-­‐4:20P  

Gharib,  Afshin  

1   Stress  Management  

1.0   F  3:05-­‐6:00P,  S  9:00-­‐6:00P  

Wright,  Penny  

PSY  

3009  

PSY  

3055  

1   Psych  of  Sport  Injury  

1.0   F  3:05-­‐6:00P,  S  9:00-­‐6:00P  

Dukes,  R.  

PSY  

3073  

1   Psy  Meaning  of  Everyday  Objects  

1.0   F  3:05  -­‐6:00P,  S  9:00-­‐6:00P  

Hollis,  Bette  

PSY  

3XXX  

1   Language  Development  

1.0   F  3:05-­‐6:00P,  S  9:00-­‐6:00P  

Newton,  Emily  

PSY  

3112  

1   Theor  of  Personlty:Hist/Sys  II  

4.0   T  1:40-­‐4:20P;  R  1:40-­‐2:55P  

Gharib,  Afshin  

PSY  

3170  

1   Psychological  Testing  &  Assessment  

3.0   T  3:05  -­‐  5:45P  

Nova,  Barbara  

PSY  

3121  

1   Adult  Development  &  Aging  

4.0   MW  12:15  to  1:30P,  ONLINE  

Newton,  Emily  

PSY  

3122  

1   Lifespan  Development  

3.0   TR  10:50-­‐12:05P  

Hollis,  Bette  

PSY  

3122  

2   Lifespan  Development  

3.0   T  6:00-­‐8:40P  

Hollis,  Bette  

PSY  

3122  

3   OL:  Lifespan  Development  (Hybrid)  

3.0   R  6:00-­‐8:40P  

Bartolini,Nicole  

PSY  

3141  

1   HY:  Abnormal  Psychology  

4.0   M  6:00  -­‐  8:40P  S  9:00  -­‐  6:00P  

Thorson,  Linda  

PSY  

3160  

1   Social  Psychology  

4.0   R  3:05  -­‐  5:45P,  S  9:00  -­‐  6:00P  

Davis,  Matt  

PSY  

3165  

1   Mediation  and  Negotiation    

3.0   T  1:40  -­‐  4:20P  

Smith,  Marleen  

PSY  

3173  

1   Sensation  &  Perception  

4.0   M  1:40  -­‐  4:20,  W  1:40  -­‐  2:55P  

Phillips,  William  

PSY  

3182  

1   Junior  Seminar  

1.0   F  3:05-­‐6:00P,  S  9:00-­‐6:00P  

Matthews,  Gail  

PSY  

3187  

1   Stats  for  Health  &  Behav  Sci  

4.0   T  10:50-­‐1:30P;  R  10:50-­‐12:05P  

McAlister,  M.  

PSY  

3187  

2   Stats  for  Health  &  Behav  Sci  

4.0   T  1:40-­‐2:55P;  R  12:15-­‐2:55P  

McAlister,  M.  

PSY  

3187  

3   Stats  for  Health  &  Behav  Sci  

4.0   M  9:25-­‐10:40;  W  9:25-­‐12:05P  

Phillips,  William  

PSY  

3191  

1   HY:  Research  Methods  (Hybrid)  

4.0   M  3:05-­‐5:45P,  ONLINE  

Schaefer-­‐Willis,  C.  

PSY  

4009  

1   Sports  Psychology  

3.0   W  3:05  -­‐  5:45P  

Osteen,  D.  

PSY  

4035  

1   Forensic  Psychology  

3.0   W  6:00  -­‐  8:40P  

Henrique,  F.    

PSY  

4940  

1   Field  Placement  

3.0   R  6:00-­‐8:40P  

Matthews,  Gail  

PSY  

4998  

1   Directed  Research  II  

4.0   R  6:00-­‐8:40P  

Gharib,  Afshin  

PSY  

4998  

2   Directed  Research  II  

4.0   R  1:40-­‐4:20P  

Newton,  Emily  

PSYCHOLOGY  -­‐   ADCP   PSY   3001  

 

 

 

1   PW:  Psychology  of  Dreams  

1.0   F  6:00-­‐9:00P,  S  9:00-­‐6:00P  

Sowerby,  David  

PSY  

3060  

1   PW:  Psychology  of  Travel  

1.0   F  6:00-­‐9:00P,  S  9:00-­‐6:00P  

Davis,  Matt  

PSY  

3072  

1   PW:  Foundations  of    Social  Work  

1.0   F  6:00-­‐9:00P,  S  9:00-­‐6:00P  

Hampton,  Aretha  

PSY  

3112  

4.0   W  6:00-­‐8:00P,  ONLINE  

Madfes,  Ian  

PSY  

3181  

2   PW:  HY:  Theor  of  Personlty:Hist/Sys  II   (Hybrid)   1   Psych  of  Career  Choice  

1.0   F  6:00-­‐9:00P,  S  9:00-­‐6:00P  

Matthews,  Gail  

PSY  

3191  

2   PW:  HY:  Research  Methods  (Hybrid)  

4.0   M  6:00-­‐8:00P,  ONLINE  

Schaefer-­‐Willis,  C.  

PSY  

4003  

1   PW:  Natural  Disasters  

3.0   T  6:00  -­‐  8:00P  

Davis,  Matt  

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PSY  

4016  

1   PW:  Psychopharmacology  (Hybrid)  

4.0   T  6:00-­‐8:00P,  ONLINE  

TBA  

PSY  

4997  

1   PW:  Directed  Research  I  

4.0   M  6:00-­‐8:00P  

Madfes,  Ian  

PSY  

4998  

3   PW:  Directed  Research  II  

4.0   R  6:00-­‐8:00P  

Phillips,  William  

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Total  Units:  107  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

  Revised  8/25/15      

  PSY  

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