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Department of Psychology News and Notes: September 2017


Eun-Jeong Lee received the APA Division 22 Early Career Award at 2017 APA convention. This award is given to individuals who, while still in the first 10 years since being awarded their doctorate, have made a significant contribution to the area of rehabilitation psychology.

Greg Chasson was invited to serve as a Member-at-Large on the Diversity Council of the International OCD Foundation.

Patrick Corrigan was interviewed by Chicago radio station WBEZ’s Morning Shift on Oct. 3 about whether the conversations around mental health after mass shootings in the U.S. further stigmatize people with mental illness or help bring national attention to an often-ignored topic. Listen to the interview.

Recent Faculty and Student (*) Publications and Presentations

Chasson, G. S. (2017). Obsessive-compulsive disorder [4-day workshop]. 4th Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Continuous Training Program of the Chinese Psychology Society. Beijing, China.  
Chasson, G. S. (2017). Cognitive behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive disorder: Techniques and theory. Talk presented to the Psychology Clinic and College of Psychology at Beijing Normal University, Beijing, China.  

Chasson, G. S., Bello, M. S., *Luxon, A. M., Graham, T. A. A., & Leventhal, A. M. (in press). Transdiagnostic emotional vulnerabilities linking obsessive-compulsive and depressive symptoms in a community-based sample of adolescents. Depression & Anxiety.

Chasson. G. S., Williams, M. T., Davis, D., & Combs, J. (2017).  The utility of the Structured Clinical Interview for the DSM-IV Axis I Disorders (SCID-I) for the assessment of obsessive-compulsive disorder in African Americans. BMC Psychiatry [Open Access].

*Jackson, M. L., McAbee, S. T., & Bauer, K. N. (2017, May). Classroom to kitchen: Predicting performance and transfer of culinary skills. In T. McKinniss & J. Way (Chairs), Increasing workplace success: Identifying, developing, and transferring employable skills. Symposium presented at the 32nd annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Orlando, FL.

*Luxon, A. M., *Chasson, G. S., Williams, M. T., & Galupo, M. P. (2017). What about the anxiety? [Letter]. Monitor on Psychology, 48(5), 7. 

Pagacz, K. A., & Chasson, G. S. (2017). Achieving optimum OCD therapy effects: Shared words of wisdom. Talk presented at the 24nd annual conference of the International OCD Foundation, San Francisco, CA.

Wilson, K. P., Chasson, G. S., Jozkowski, A. C., & Mulhern, M. V. (2017). Impact of a pre-professional clinical education experience with adults with autism spectrum disorder: Preparation of future speech-language pathologists. Teaching and Learning in Communication Sciences & Disorders, 1, Article 5 [Open Access]. 

Young, M.A. (2016). Maximizing outcome in light treatment: Patient behavior as the light treatment delivery system. Neuropsychobiology, 74, 188 - 192, doi: 10.1159/0004771376.

Young, M.A. (2017). Does seasonal affective disorder exist? A commentary on Traffanstedt, Mehta, and Lo Bello (2016). Clinical Psychological Science, 5, 750 - 754. doi: 10.1177/2167702616689086.

Yu, M., Xu, W., Xie, Q., Zhu, Y., Chasson, G. S., & Wang, J. (2017). Automatic thoughts as a predictor of internalizing and externalizing problems in Chinese adolescents: A test of the cognitive content-specificity hypothesis with age effects. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 1-8 [Open Access].

Zasio, R., Shuer, L., Saxena, S., Chasson, G. S., & Bell, E. (2017). Ask the experts panel on hoarding disorder. Panel presented at the 24nd annual conference of the International OCD Foundation, San Francisco, CA.