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Expo

The USF Psychology Expo celebrates our department and our students. The Expo showcases research and opportunities in the field of psychology. This event is open to the community with students, faculty, staff, alumni, parents, and professionals attending. We hope to see you at the 9th Annual USF Psychology Expo on Friday, November 5, 2021 from 12:00pm to 3:30pm, which will be held in virtual format.

9th Annual USF Psychology Expo 2021


 

8th Annual Psychology Expo: October 9, 2020

Information Table Hosts

USF Applied Behavior Analysis
USF Career Services
USF Clinical Alumni Reunion
USF Clinical Psychology Graduate School Information
USF Education Abroad
USF Educational Psychology
USF Industrial-Organizational Psychology Graduate School Information
USF Child & Adolescent Behavioral Health
USF Marriage and Family Therapy
USF Psychology Academic Advising
USF Psychology Student Diversity Committee
USF Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
USF School of Social Work
USF St. Petersburg Psychology Masters Program
USF Testing Services
USF Undergraduate Alumni
USF Undergraduate Internships
USF Undergraduate Psychology Association
Metropolitan Ministries "AmeriCorps Mobile Brigade"
Northwestern Mutual "Internship with Impact"

Keynote Speaker

  • Dr. Max Owens - Deconstructing Depression: A Cognitive
    Neuroscience Perspective

Research Lab and Clinic Tours

  • Dr. Chad Dubé and Dr. Ken Malmberg: Memory Modeling Lab
  • Dr. Jamie McHale: Family Study Center
  • Dr. Kelsey Merlo: Memory Affect Dynamics Lab
  • Dr. Joe Vandello: Gender and Interpersonal Dynamics Lab
  • USF Psychological Services Center: Utilizing evidence-based assessments and treatments to help alleviate psychological problems

Other Events

Undergraduate Poster Session

Distinguished Undergraduate Psychology Alumni 2020

Dr. Ernest Boger II (BA in 1965)

Dr. Ernest Boger was the first African American student to graduate from USF. Dr. Boger has had a successful career working with the military and in academia. He is a national leader in hospitality industry education and training and served as chair of the Hospitality and Tourism Management department at the University of Maryland Eastern Shore. In 2016, he was awarded the USF President’s Fellow Medallion in recognition of his accomplishments as well as breaking down racial barriers. 


Dr. Michael Rogers (BA in 2005)

Dr. Rogers now serves as the Assistant Director for Training at the USF Tampa Counseling Center. In his current role, he oversees three training programs, continuing education for clinicians, and chairs the center’s committee on diversity and inclusion. Dr. Rogers is currently Co-Chair of the USF President's Advisory Committee on Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity (CISOGI) and is a member of the USF Coordinated Campus Response Team (regarding sexual assault/harassment). 


Carlos Santos (BA in 2018)

Mr. Santos was a Research Assistant under the supervision of Dr. Jay Michaels and completed his Honor’s thesis, presented his research at 11 national and international professional conferences, and co-authored two peer-reviewed journal articles. He was also the recipient of a 2018 Society of Personality and Social Psychologists conference Diversity Undergraduate Travel Award and received a travel scholarship from the Center for Mind and Culture to present at the 2018 International Association for the Cognitive Science of Religion conference. Mr. Santos is now completing his MA in Psychology at Wake Forest University with full funding.

Undergraduate Poster Award

Cassandra Richardson supervised by Taylor F. D. Vigoureux and Dr. Soomi Lee, Ph.D. in the USF School of Aging Studies: "Daily affect and emotional tone of dreams."

Outstanding Service Award for the 8th Annual USF Psychology Expo

Ms. Shaine Blanco
Dr. Adriana Uruena-Agnes

7th Annual Psychology Expo: October 11, 2019

Information Table Hosts

Applied Behavior Analysis Program
Behavioral Healthcare
Behavioral Progression
Career Services
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences
Come Out of The Dark
Counselor Education Program
Educational Psychology Program
Enterprise
Kindness of the Heart
Northwestern Mutual
Psi Chi Honors Society
Psychological Assessment Resources, Inc.
Psychology Diversity Committee
Psychology Graduate Students
Psychology Undergraduate Advising
Psychology Undergraduate Internships
Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program
School of Aging Studies
School of Social Work
School Psychology
Testing Services
Undergraduate Psychology Alumni Society
Undergraduate Psychology Association
USF Education Abroad
USF St. Pete Psychology Department
USF Child and Adolescent Behavioral Health
USF World Peace Corps and Global Citizens Project
Undergraduate Alumni

Research Slam

  • Dr. Tiffany Chenneville - The HIV SEERs Project: Partnering with Communities to Address Global Health
  • Dr. Fallon Goodman - How We Manage Our Emotions and Why It Matters
  • Dr. Kelsey Merlo - A Day in the Life: An Emotional Perspective to Work Experience
  • Dr. Christine Ruva - Fair Trial vs. Free Press: The Media's Impact on a Defendant's Right to a Fair Trial

Research Lab and Clinic Tours

  • Dr. Tammy Allen: Understanding and improving worker success and well-being through investigations of the work-family interface, worker career development, and more
  • Dr. Liz Schotter: Using eye tracking methodology to study the coordination of visual perception and cognitive processing when people read or speak
  • Dr. Edelyn Verona: Seeks to understand the biological and psychological factors involved in disinhibited and dysregulated forms of psychopathology
  • USF Psychological Services Center: Utilizing evidence-based assessments and treatments to help alleviate psychological problems

Other Events

Undergraduate Poster Session

Distinguished Undergraduate Psychology Alumni 2019

Dr. James McHale (BA in 1981)

Dr. McHale is currently a Professor of Psychology at USF St. Petersburg campus, the Director of the Family Study Center, and the Executive Director of the Infant-Family Center.

Undergraduate Poster Award

Anna Marie Fennell supervised by Dr. Liz Schotter: “Using Implausible Previews to Study Parafoveal Processing” 

6th Annual Psychology Expo: October 19, 2018

Information Table Hosts

Applied Behavior Analysis Program
Behavioral Progression, Inc.
Career Services
College of Behavioral and Community Sciences
Come Out of The Dark
Counselor Education Program
Educational Psychology Program
Honor Healthcare Management
Northwestern Mutual
Psi Chi Honor Society
Psychology Department Graduate Students
Psychology Research Lab Recruitment
Psychology Undergraduate Advising
Psychology Undergraduate Internships
Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program
Revature
School of Social Work
Testing Services
Undergraduate Psychology Alumni Society
Undergraduate Psychology Association
USF Education Abroad
USF St. Pete Psychology Department

Research Slam

  • Dr. Robert Schlauch - Changing Problematic Alcohol Use: How Important is Formal Treatment?
  • Dr. Jennifer Bosson - Women's Experiences with Gender Bias
  • Dr. Brenton Wiernik - The Role of Personality in Career Choices and Success
  • Dr. James McHale - Co-parenting: Research and Community/Clinical Applications

Research Lab and Clinic Tours

  • Dr. Tammy Allen: Understanding and improving worker success and well-being through investigations of the work-family interface, worker career development, health and well-being, mindfulness, and citizenship behavior
  • Dr. Kristen Salomon: Studying cardiovascular responses to stress, the psychological and social factors that moderate these responses, and how these work together to contribute to risk for cardiovascular disease
  • Dr. Edelyn Verona: Applying personality and affective science technologies to understanding disinhibition, externalizing disorders, emotional deficits or excesses, and dysregulated traits in adults and adolescents
  • USF Psychological Services Center: Utilizing evidence-based assessments and treatments to help alleviate psychological problems

Other Events

Undergraduate Poster Session

Distinguished Undergraduate Psychology Alumni 2018

Dr. Rosemarie Oelrich (BA in 2008)

Dr. Oelrich is a scientist at Naval Surface Warfare Center, Carderock Division, U.S. Navy.


Dr. Melissa Clements (BA in 1996)

Dr. Clements is currently VP and Chief Research Officer at the Children's Forum in Tallahassee.

Undergraduate Poster Award

Alex Sciuto supervised by Emily Johnson and Dr. Liz Schotter: “Individual Differences In Parafoveal Preview Effects When Preview And Target Differ In Reading: An Exploration of the Reversed Preview Benefit Effect”

5th Annual Psychology Expo: October 13, 2017

Information Table Hosts

Applied Behavior Analysis Program
Behavioral Healthcare Major
Career Services
Come Out of the Dark
Counselor Education Program
Educational Psychology Program
Florida Department of Children and Families
Northwestern Mutual
Positive Behavior Supports Corporation
Psi Chi
Psychology Graduate Students
Psychology Research Lab Recruitment
Psychology Student Diversity Committee
Psychology Undergraduate Advising
Psychology Undergraduate Internships
Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling Program
School Psychology Program
Testing Services
Undergraduate Psychology Association
Undergraduate Psychology Alumni Society
USF Education Abroad
USF St. Pete Psychology Department

Research Slam

  • Dr. Tammy Allen - Worker Wellbeing in a 24/7 Work Culture Brief overview of I-O psychology followed by examples of research that examines work-family issues in today's fastpaced, 24/7 work culture.
  • Dr. Mike Brannick - Simulations for Training Surgeons Novice surgeons have to gain skill somehow; simulations can reduce the time  spent learning on real people. I'll show some evidence about skill development in laparoscopic surgery.
  • Dr. Diana Rancourt - Disordered Eating Behaviors: Who, What, Where, and Why An investigation of the role of social and individual factors in the development and maintenance of disordered eating behaviors among both healthy and pediatric populations.
  • Dr. Joe Vandello - Manhood is Precarious Review research examining how people think about manhood, and how this thinking affects health and wellbeing. Compared with womanhood, manhood is seen as a fragile, impermanent social status. Because of this, men will take actions to restore their manhood when it has been threatened. Such actions have implications for men’s aggression, risk-taking, health, and work attitudes.

Research Lab and Clinic Tours

  • Dr. Geoff Potts: Exploring cognitive control and its involvement in personality and mental illness
  • Dr. Rob Schlauch: Understanding the role of individual differences in alcohol and drug use behavior
  • Dr. Liz Schotter: Using eye tracking methodology to study the coordination of visual perception and cognitive processing when people read, speak, or make decisions
  • USF Psychological Services Center: Utilizing evidence-based assessments and treatments to help alleviate psychological problems

Other Events

Undergraduate Poster Session

Distinguished Undergraduate Psychology Alumni 2017

Katharine Anderson (BA in 1993)

Ms. Anderson is Director of Corporate Human Resources for Scientific Games.


Dr. Elizabeth Perkins (BA in 2003)

Dr. Perkins is a Research Associate Professor in the USF Department of Child and Family Studies and she is also the Associate Director of the Florida Center for Inclusive Communities (FCIC).

Undergraduate Poster Award

Ryan Lerch and Emily Johnson supervised by Dr. Diana Rancourt and Brittany Lang, M.A.: “Intrasexual competition and self-concept: The impact of media on body image and self-esteem” 

4th Annual Psychology Expo: March 31, 2017

Information Table Hosts

A Life Worth Living
Career Corner
Career Services
City Year
Come Out of the Dark
Depression Army
Graduate Student Diversity Committee
Psi Chi
Psychology Advising
Psychology Graduate Students
Psychology Undergraduate Internships
Rehabilitation and Mental Health Counseling
Undergraduate Psychology Alumni Society
Undergraduate Psychology Association

Research Lab and Clinic Tours

  • Dr. Mike Coovert Research Lab: Technology in the Workplace with Virtual Reality Study on Team Performance
  • Dr. Geoff Potts and Dr. Manny Donchin Research Lab: Neuroscience and EEG Procedures
  • USF Psychological Services Center: Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment

Other Events

Lunch on the Lawn
Undergraduate Poster Session
Psi Chi Inductions

Distinguished Undergraduate Psychology Alumni 2017

Dr. Kimberly Read, MBA (BA in 2001)

Dr. Read is the Assistant Director of the Florida Center for Inclusive Community located at USF.


Paul Kubena, M.ED. (BA in 1974)

Mr. Kubena served for over 25 years in Alaska providing educational needs of a diverse population of students and then went on to serve in educational administration in the Caribbean, the Middle East, and South America.

Undergraduate Poster Award

Michelle Rogers supervised by Heather Soder, M.A. and Dr. Geoff Potts: “Which factors of impulsivity relate to neural reward sensitivity?”

3rd Annual Psychology Expo: April 8, 2016

Information Table Hosts

Career Services
COTD
Office of Undergraduate Research
Psychology Graduate Students
Psychology Undergraduate Advising
Psychology Related Graduate Programs (Applied Behavioral Analysis, Educational Psychology, Rehab and Mental Health Counseling, School Psychology, Social Work)
Study Abroad
Testing Services
Undergraduate Alumni
Undergraduate Psychology Alumni Society
Undergraduate Psychology Association

Research Slam 

The Psychology of Decision Making

  • Liz Fuller - The Struggle (with Numbers) Is Real
  • Alaina Talboy - How to Tell if a Virus is Really into You
  • Samantha Garrett - It's Time to DECIDe Dr. Braun

How We See Ourselves and Others

  • Dr. Rancourt - The Social Context of Body Image and Disordered Eating
  • Ahmet Uysal - Is Early Life Sickness Linked to Adult Attractiveness?
  • Dr. Vandello - Is Manhood Harmful to Your Health?

The Mind and the Brain

  • Dr. Donchin - Using Your Brain Waves to Type
  • Dr. Potts - Electric Signals from the Impulsive Brain
  • Dr. Shimizu - Do Animals Have Minds?

Effects of Psychological Distress

  • Dr. Bornolova - Improving Frustration Tolerance in Urban Substance Users
  • Dr. Collin Park - Rats and Cats: A Tail of Traumatic Memory
  • Dr. Kirstein - Addicted to the Brain

Life at Work

  • Kim French - The Allen Lab: Balancing Career, Life, and Mind
  • Britany Telford - You're Not What I Expected: Expectancy Violations and Performance Ratings
  • AJ Thurston - Measurement of the Future, Today!

Developmental Psychology and Psycholinguistics

  • Dr. Bryant - "It's a Little Freaky": Age and Gender Differences in Children’s Written Expressions of Affection
  • Mark Lowry - Blue Is in the Eye of the Beholder
  • Dr. Judy Bryant - Bullying, Peers, and Social Development

Research Lab and Clinic Open House

  • Dr. Wendy Bedwell: TeamMATE Lab
  • Dr. Jennifer Bosson and Dr. Joe Vandello: Stigmas, Stereotypes, and Social Roles
  • Dr. Mike Brannick: Teams, Training, and Methodology
  • Dr. Cindy Cimino: Positive and Negative Affect and the Brain
  • Dr. Manny Donchin: Brain-Computer Interface Lab
  • Dr. Chad Dubé and Dr. Ken Malmberg: Modeling Memory
  • Dr. Jamie Goldenberg: Terror Management Theory
  • Dr. Mark Goldman: Alcohol Expectancies and Drinking Behavior
  • Dr. Geoff Potts: Reading the Brain through EEG
  • Dr. Jon Rottenberg: Mood and Emotion
  • Dr. Kristen Salomon: Stress, Health, and Psychophysiology
  • Dr. Tom Sanocki: Vision and Cognitive Processes
  • Dr. Rob Schlauch: Addiction, Research, and Treatment
  • Dr. Sandy Schneider: Judgment & Decision Making
  • Dr. Kevin Thompson: Body Image
  • USF Psychological Services Center: Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment

Other Events

Undergraduate Poster Session
Psi Chi Inductions

Distinguished Undergraduate Psychology Alumni 2016

Ann Grazier (BA in 1964)

Ms. Grazier worked for decades as a social worker at the Pinellas County Department of Social Services (now known as the Pinellas County Department of Health and Human Services), where she helped impoverished clients secure financial and medical services. Retired since 2002, Ms. Grazier continues to help the community, most recently as a volunteer at Daystar Life Center, which is a grassroots helping agency in St. Petersburg.

 

2nd Annual Psychology Expo: April 10, 2015

Information Table Hosts

Active Minds
Career Services
COTD
Faculty Trivia
Office of Civic Engagement
Psi Chi Honor Society
Psychology Graduate Students and Faculty
Psychology Related Graduate Programs (Applied Behavioral Analysis, Behavioral Healthcare, Rehab and Mental Health Counseling)
Psychology Undergraduate Advising
Study Abroad

Talks

Taking Your Psychology Major into the Community

  • Two USF Psychology alumni, Melanie Hall-Anderson and Robbin Redd, talk about how they use their Psychology degrees to make an impact on the community

Research Lab and Clinic Tours

Dr. Chad Dubé and Dr. Ken Malmberg: Memory Modeling
Dr. Geoff Potts: EEG Recordings
Dr. Kristen Salomon: Cardiovascular Responses to Stress
Dr. Sandy Schneider: Judgment and Decision-Making
USF Psychological Services Center: Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment

Other Events

Undergraduate Poster Session
Psi Chi Inductions

Distinguished Undergraduate Psychology Alumni 2015

Melanie Hall, M.A. (BA in 1985)

Ms. Hall is Executive Director of the Family Healthcare Foundation.

 

1st Annual Psychology Expo: April 4, 2014

Information Table Hosts

Come Out of the Dark
Faculty Trivia
National Eating Disorders Awareness Group
Psi Chi Honor Society
Psychology Graduate Students
Psychology Undergraduate Advising
USF Rehab and Mental Health Counseling Grad Program

Research Talk

  • Dr. Seth Kalichman - Psychology in Action: Behavioral Interventions to Prevent HIV/AIDS in South Africa

Research Lab and Clinic Tours

  • Dr. Chad Dubé and Dr. Ken Malmberg: Memory Modeling
  • Dr. Geoff Potts: EEG Recordings
  • Dr. Kristen Salomon: Cardiovascular Responses to Stress
  • Dr. Sandy Schneider: Judgment and Decision-Making
  • USF Psychological Services Center: Evidence-Based Assessment and Treatment

Other Events

Undergraduate Poster Session
Psi Chi Inductions

Distinguished Undergraduate Psychology Alumni 2014

Dr. Seth Kalichman (BA in 1983)

Dr. Kalichman is currently on faculty at the University of Connecticut in the Social Psychology division. He is a prolific and well-funded researcher who is committed to preventing the spread of HIV/AIDS (with a focus on South Africa).


Dr. Sylvia Carra Hahn (BA in 1969)

Dr. Carra Hahn opened one of the first forensic private practices in Tampa in 1975, which flourished for 43 years until her retirement. Dr. Carra Hahn continues to be very active in the community, including serving as a public member of the Citizens Advisory Committee of the Florida Bar Board of Governors and as a member of the USF College of Arts and Sciences Dean’s Advisory Council.