COPLA News Roundup
A paper from Kenneth Pike, assistant professor of philosophy and law, was recently published in the Journal of Health Ethics. The article, “Is There a Doctor in the House? Medical Ethics and the Doctoral Honorific,” written with M. Scott Moore at Weber State University, examines the use of the doctoral honorific.
Danita Berg, assistant professor of communications and humanities, Debbie Lelekis, associate professor of English, and Melissa Crofton, assistant professor of English, co-presented the panel “Coming of Age in the Age of Covid: A Survival Panel for Students and Professors” at the Florida College English Association’s annual conference in October.
In separate news, Berg, who also serves as online chair of liberal studies, was elected to the board of directors of the Creative Writing Studies Organization.
School of Psychology & School of Behavior Analysis
Bold = faculty
*** =former student
****=Scott Center Staff
Featured by the journal of the Psychonomics Society
Selected for a Spoken Presentation at the Annual Meeting of the Psychonomics Society, Nov. 6 2021. It is titled: “We Need You: The essential role of psychology in a mission to Mars and how you can contribute to interplanetary success“.
Sole Principal Investigator (PI) of an NIH LRP Award. This is a competitive renewal of an existing NIH grant from NINDS.
Submitted grant as an NIH R01 as PI.
Submitted a grant as PI for an NIH Directors New Innovator Award.
Submitted a NASA grant to the Florida Space Consortium as PI.
Served as a journal Reviewer for Nature.
Demara (Mari) Bennett
Bennett, D.B., Holmes, V., & Zedler, J. (2021, July 12-14). Trauma Informed and Responsive Care: Promoting Hope, Success and Resilience Through Healing [Presentation]. Florida Coalition for Children Leadership Summit, Orlando, FL.
Journal Reviewer: Teaching of Psychology
Refereed Abstracts and Presentations
Chavez, F.T., Stapert, E., Chase, R. & Fernandez, M. (2021). DPICS in Color: Rethinking the English Language and illuminating the PRIDE in the richness of urban vernacular. 2021 PCIT International Biennial Convention, May 25-27, 2021, Orlando, FL.
Robin Han, R. Chavez, F.T., Perkins-Parks, S., & McNeil, C. (2021). ADDRESSING” Cultural Influences in PCIT: Applying the ADDRESSING Framework to Supervision and Practice. 2021 PCIT International Biennial Convention, May 25-27, 2021, Orlando, FL.
Foley, K.*, Chavez, F.T., Perdiago, L., Lavooy, M.J., & Delgado Perez, I.A. (2021). Biracial and Bicultural Identity Formation: Lessons in Mental Health and Fostering Life Success in Today’s World. Association for Psychological Science (APS), 2021 Virtual Convention, May 26 – 27, 2021.
Wynn, T.*, Chavez, F.T., Lavooy, M.J., Delgado Perez, I.A, Miller-Kermani, D. (2021). Grit: A Mediator of Maternal Cumulative Trauma and Later Parenting Stress in Black Single Mothers. Association for Psychological Science (APS), 2021 Virtual Convention, May 26 – 27, 2021.
Warner-Metzger, C., Shinn, M., Brown, T, Chavez, F., & Borrego, Jr, J. (2020). PCIT without Isms. (Invited Panelist.) 2020 Midwest Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Conference: Expanding Opportunities within PCIT. Omaha, NE 68114-4113.
Invited Guest Lecturer:
Chavez, F. (2021). Culture & Diversity Issues in Child Behavior Treatments. Clinical Psychology Program Child Disorder’s Class, West Virginia University.
Chavez, F. (2021). We are Light that Overcomes Darkness as we strive to be our Brother’s Keeper: PCIT Applications, Judge Baker Children’s Center, Harvard Medical School.
Chavez, F. (2021). PCIT Applications For BIPOC Families. New York City PCIT Training, Melanie Fernandez,Ph.D. & Erika Stipert, PsyD.
Chavez, F. (2021). PCIT Applications For Black Families in Treatment Georgia PCIT Training and Dissemination, Ashley Studder, Ph.D., Cheryl McNeil, Ph.D.
Julie S. Costopoulos
Rodriguez, Hayley*, Cantalupo, Shannon *, Costopoulos, Julie, & Tyc, Vida. (in press) The tele-health administration of the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MoCA). Acta Scientific Neurology.
Co-authored book with John Blackledge, Law Enforcement Leadership, Management & Supervision hits the market this month. https://www.blue360media.com/law-enforcement-leadership-2021-edition-pre-order.html
Two presentations at January’s Florida Police Chiefs Association (FPCA):
Jones, M.A. (2021, January). Police Selection, Field Training, and Retention: New Realities and Best Practices. Presentation for the Mid-winter conference of the Florida Police Chiefs Association, Orlando, FL.
Jones, M.A. (2021, January). Strategies for Managing the Myths and Realities of Implicit Bias. Presentation for the Mid-winter conference of the Florida Police Chiefs Association, Orlando, FL.
Presented on human cognition and implicit bias the Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Association in March:
Jones, M.A. (2021, March). Managing the Myths and Realities of Police Implicit Bias. Presentation for the Tampa Bay Area Chiefs of Police Association, Tampa, FL.
Invited to present at the Association of Threat Assessment Professional (ATAP) Winter Conference in February 2022. I will be presenting Case Studies in Identifying, Assessing, and Mining Behavioral Data from Applied Sources: A Pragmatic Grounded Approach.
Interviewed for a news story by the South Florida Sun Sentential regarding a murder-suicide case which was reported in the story Escalating behavior could have been warning before father and son died in murder-suicide, experts say (May 26, 2021.)
Krishnamurthy, Radhika. (2021, August). Considerations of gender, cultural background, and intersectionality in psychological assessment. In A. C. Peuker (mediator), Current trends in psychological assessment. Symposium paper presented at the virtual International Symposium on Psychological Assessment (sponsored by Universidade Estadual do Piaui, Brazil).
Catherine F. Talbot
Oztan, O., Talbot, Catherine F., Emanuela, A., Argilli, E., Maness, A.C., Simmons, S.M., Mohsin, N., Del Rosso, L.A., Garner, J.P., Sherr, E.H., Capitanio, J.P., Parker, K.J. (2021). Autism-associated biomarkers: test-retest reliability and relationship to quantitative social trait variation in rhesus monkeys. Molecular Autism, 12(50), 1-11. http://doi.org10.1186/s13229-021-00442-w
Myers, A.K., Talbot Catherine F., Del Rosso, L.A., Garner, J.P., Maness, A.C., Simmons, S.M.V., Parker, K.J. (2021). Assessment of medical morbidities in a rhesus monkey model of naturally occurring low sociality. Autism Research https://doi.org/10.1002/aur.2512
Featured in Spectrum News Daily Report Research Roundup
People with autism exhibit multiple medical problems at higher rates than the general population. We conducted a comprehensive medical record review of monkeys that naturally exhibit differences in sociality and found that low-social monkeys are more susceptible to traumatic injuries than high-social monkeys. These results are consistent with reports that people with autism also incur greater traumatic injury and peer bullying and add to growing evidence for the validity of this monkey model.
Preprint Editor for Biology Letters. Here is a recent blog post on the appointment: https://royalsociety.org/blog/2021/09/new-preprint-editor-biology-letters/
Vida L. Tyc
Gross, Shifra* and Tyc, Vida L. (August 2021). Vaping, smoking, dual use, and stealth vaping/smoking among first responders: law enforcement, firefighters, and paramedics/emergency technicians (EMT). Poster presented virtually at the annual American Psychological Association (APA) meeting.
Gregson, Shelby* and Tyc, Vida L. (August 2021). Pediatric sun protection in primary care: parental receipt, compliance, and skin cancer risk. Poster presented virtually at the annual American Psychological Association (APA) meeting.
Goodall Katelyn*, Tyc, Vida L. & Jones, Marshall (August 2021). Naloxone policies and training across law enforcement. Poster presented virtually at the annual American Psychological Association (APA) meeting.
Dr. Vida Tyc was elected to serve as the chairperson of the Tobacco Free Brevard Partnership for Brevard County. This organization’s mission is to improve the health of Brevard County’s residents by promoting smoke-free environments and tobacco-free lifestyles.
Ertel, H**., Wilder, D., & Hodges, A**. (in press). Evaluation of a graduated exposure procedure to teach extended mask wearing in various settings to children with autism. Behavior Modification. In this study, we evaluated a method of teaching young children with autism to wear masks for extended periods of time and in various settings.
Wilder, D. A., & Clark, R. J.* (in press). Noncompliance. In J. Matson (Ed.), Handbook of Clinical Child Psychology: Theory to Practice. New York, NY: SpringerPublications. In this book chapter, we review the prevalence, assessment, and treatment of noncompliance among young children.
Cymbal, D*, Wilder, D., Thomas, R.**, & Ertel, H.** (2021, May). Further evaluation of the reliability and validity of a staff performance assessment tool. In W. Sullivan (Chair), Caregiver Training: An Integral Component of Behavior-Analytic Service Delivery. Symposium presented at the 47th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International (online).
Cymbal, D.*, Litvak, S, Wilder, D., & Burns, G. (2021, May). An Examination of Variables that predict turnover, staff and caregiver satisfaction in behavior-analytic organizations. In S. Davis (Chair), Recent Developments in Applying Behavioral Skills Training in Contemporary Services. Symposium presented at the 47th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International (online).
Kamlowsky, M.**, Wilder, D., Ertel, H.**, & Hodges, A.**, Domino, L.**, Colon, N.* (2021, May). Assessment and function-based treatment of elopement in children with autism. In S. Mead Jasperse (Chair), Assessment and Treatment of Challenging Behavior. Symposium presented at the 47th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International (online).
Hodges, A.**, Wilder, D., Blakely, E., & Podlesnik, C. (2021, May). Adherence to medical routines: Promoting health and happiness without restraints or sedation. In S. Martinez Rowe (Chair), Using Behavior Analytic Strategies to Improve Medical Routines and Teach Medical Skills. Symposium presented at the 47th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International (online).
Wilder, D. A. (2021, May). Behavioral skills training in human-service settings: Recent advancements and future directions (Discussant). Symposium presented at the 47th annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, International (online).