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Department of Psychology News and Notes: May 2017

Awards

Steve Discont received the 2017 Best LGBT Research Award by the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology at the Annual Meeting in Orlando, Florida. His mentor is Mahima Saxena, PhD.

Undergraduate psychology major Shreya Jha was a recipient of the Illinois Tech Stryker Distinguished Service Award. This award is presented each year to 15 - 25 full-time undergraduate and graduate students who have made a distinguished contribution to campus life.

Undergraduate psychology major Dennis Tran received third place in the Mollie Cohen Prize for Poetry in the Illinois Tech’s 52nd Annual Writing Contest for his poem, It’s not written. The poetry prize was established in 1965 by Mollie S. Cohen, a retired Illinois Tech English professor. During her time at Illinois Tech, Professor Cohen worked closely with women students and international students.

Nicole Johnson, a clinical psychology graduate student in Alissa Haedt-Matt’s lab, received a 2017 summer research fellowship at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill's Center of Excellence for Eating Disorders. This is a very prestigious and highly competitive fellowship. 

Katherine Nieweglowski, a rehabilitation and mental health counseling master's student, received the National Council on Rehabilitation Education's Spring 2017 Rehabilitation Graduate Student of the Year Award.  She traveled to Anaheim, Calif. in April to accept the award.

Recent Faculty and Student (*) Presentations

*Al-Khouja, M. & Corrigan, P. W. (2017, April). Reactions to Normalcy versus Solidarity Messages for Anti-Stigma Campaigns. Paper presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

*Badillo, K.*Dougherty, E. N.*Johnson, N. K.*Perelman, H., De Young, K., & Haedt-Matt, A. (2017, April). Negative affect moderates associations between social media use and body image and eating disturbance. Paper presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Patrick Corrigan was the opening keynote speaker at the Crain's 2017 Health Care Summit in New York (May). His keynote was entitled, "How to address the stigma of behavioral health care.”

*Discont, S. & Saxena, M. (2017, April). Microaggressions, Internalized Heterosexism and Burnout in Sexual Orientation Minority Workers. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.

Ditchman, N.*Haak, C. L., Keegan, J. P., & Corrigan, P. W. (2017, April). Post-school civic engagement among young adults with developmental disabilities.Poster presented at the National Council on Rehabilitation Education conference, Anaheim, CA.

*Dougherty, E. N., *Badillo, K., *Johnson, N., & Haedt-Matt, A. (2017, April). Stress appraisal as a mediator of the relation between personality and bulimic symptoms. Paper presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

*Dubke, R., Sheehan, L., & Corrigan, P.W. (2017, April). The Specificity of Suicide Stigma. Paper presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

*Garcia M, C., *Jha, S.Bauer, K. N., & Landers, R. N. (2017, May). Competitiveness and goal setting in gamification. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

*Hafeez, M., & Ditchman, N. (2017, April). Gender differences in attitudes toward intellectual disability. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL. 

Nikki Legate co-facilitated a roundtable discussion titled “Doing Meaningful Research Projects with Undergraduates via the Collaborative Replications and Education Project (CREP)” at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

*Murphy, J., & Young, M.A. (May, 2017). Dynamic Processes in Emotion Regulation Choice, Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA. 

*Neacsiu, C. & Saxena, M. (2017, April). Target experiences of workplace incivility for women in STEM. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.

*Perelman, H., *Dougherty, E., *Badillo, K., & Haedt-Matt, A. (2017, May). Gender differences in body image dissatisfaction among athletes from lean-promoting and non-lean promoting sports. Poster presented at the 29th APS Annual Convention, Boston, MA.

*Nieweglowski, K., *Tyas, N., *Tooley, A., *Dubke, R., & *Washington, L. (2017, April). Exploring the Public Stigma of Addiction through Stakeholder Focus Groups. Paper presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Mahima Saxena co-chaired a symposium titled, "Interpreting the gender gap: Understanding women’s experiences in STEM fields" at the annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL. 

Saxena, M. & Weiss, H. M. (2017, April). A within-person analysis of evening replenishment and workplace fatigue. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.

Young, M.A. (May, 2017).  Integrating psychological and biological mechanisms in seasonal affective disorder: The Dual Vulnerability Model. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

*Shah, B.Lara, L.Corrigan, P.W. (2017, April).  Public Perceptions of Mothers of Children with Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder (FASD). Paper presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Lindsay Sheehan organized a symposium titled “Stigma and Health: A Mixed Methods Approach”, moderated by Pat Corrigan, and presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Sheehan, L., Wan, C., & Corrigan, P.W. (2017, April). Behind Closed Doors: The Stigma of Suicide Bereavement. Paper presented at the 89th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Recent Faculty and Student(*) Publications

Ayman, R., Korabik, K., & Aycan, Z. (Eds.). (2017). The Work-Family Interface in Global Context (1st ed.). London: Routledge.

Kuhlman, S. T. W., Walch, S. E., Bauer, K. N., & Glenn, A. (in press). Intention to enact and enactment of gatekeeper behaviors for suicide prevention: An application of the theory of planned behavior. Prevention Science.

*Batchos, E.*Easton, A.*Haak, C., & Ditchman, N. (in press). Social factors predictive of social integration for adults with brain injury. Disability and Rehabilitation.

Ditchman, N.*Easton, A.*Batchos, E.*Rafajko, S., & *Shah, N. (in press). The impact of culture on attitudes toward the sexuality of people with intellectual disabilities. Sexuality & Disability.

 Ditchman, N.Miller, J. L., & *Easton, A. (in press). Vocational rehabilitation service patterns: An application of network analysis to examine employment outcomes of transition-age individuals with Autism. Rehabilitation Counseling Bulletin.

Tansey, T. N., Iwanaga, K., Bezyak, J., & Ditchman, N. (in press). Evaluating a self-determination model of work motivation in vocational rehabilitation: A path analysis. Rehabilitation Psychology.