Research & Publications

While psychology students are guaranteed an intensive research experience in the senior year, research training actually begins prior to that time.

All students gain experience with research methods in several steps, including the Experimental Methods and Statistics course and two upper-level lab courses prior to the thesis project. Additionally, positions are available to work as research assistants (RAs) on ongoing faculty research projects. Although the number of RA positions is limited, some students are able to begin working as early as the sophomore or junior year. Such work can result in publications that are co-authored with professors.

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  • Peer-reviewed Publications Based on Thesis Research

    * denotes Haverford student.

  • Research Publications Co-authored with Students (Excluding Thesis Work)

    * denotes Haverford student.

  • Scholarly Conference Presentations Based on Thesis Projects

    * denotes Haverford student.

    • Lilgendahl, J., *Bing-Canar, H., *Reinhart, E., *Suzuki, R., Le, B., & McLean, K. (2015, February). Hooking up and breaking up: How romantic high and low point narratives relate to dating identity and well-being across the first year of college. Paper to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Long Beach, California.
    • *Brooks, C., Wang, S., & Lau, A. (November 2014). Differences in social support interactions across cultures. Presented at Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies annual meeting, Philadelphia, PA.
    • *Atal, Z., Wang, S., & Biella, R. (August 2014). Use of an Italian vocational rehabilitation center changes perceptions of the mentally ill. Presented at the American Psychological Association annual meeting, Washington, D. C.
    • Le, B., *Emery, L. F., *Alpert, E. R., & Muise, A. (2014, February). What does your Facebook activity say about your relationship?: Perceptions of relationship satisfaction and likability on Facebook. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Austin, Texas.
    • *Tan, J., Lilgendahl, J. P., *Bass, R., *Galef, N., & *Plowden, M. (2013, January). Does transformational processing of negative events cause self-growth? An experimental manipulation. In Jonathan Adler and Jack Bauer (Chairs), From crisis to catalyst: The narrative transformation of difficulty into self-development. Symposium presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.
    • *Dix, E., *Kim, K., *Ramos, L., *Vega, C., & Compton, R.J. (January 2013). Neural responses to potential racial bias: An expanded Weapons Identification Task. Presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual meeting, New Orleans.
    • *Emery, L. F., *Field, J., *Williams, J., & Le, B. (2013, January). Abstraction makes the heart grow fonder: Construal level, closeness, and romantic relationship quality. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), New Orleans, Louisiana.
    • Lilgendahl, J. P., Benet-Martinez, V., *Festa, L., *Levenson, C., *Rosenblum, R., & *Dix, E. (2012, January). “So now, I wonder, what am I?”: A narrative approach to bicultural identity integration. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
    • *Gilson, K., Lilgendahl, J. P., *Bishop, M., & Benet-Martinez, V. (2011, January). Age differences in bicultural identity integration: Quantitative and qualitative perspectives in a national sample. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
    • *Farrell, A. K., & Le, B. (2011, January). Expanding the identity: Self-expansion and identity formation in romantic relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, Texas.
    • Le, B., *Farrell, A. K., & Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2011, January). Self-expansion and infidelity in romantic relationships: The mediating role of satisfaction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), San Antonio, Texas.
    • Crockett, E. E., Loving, T. J., Le, B., & *Korn, M. S. Why I miss thee: Relational interdependence mediates the association between participant sex and missing. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Tampa, Florida, February 2009.
    • Le, B., Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., Mattingly, B. A., *Korn, M. S., & Evans, K. Self-expansion and closeness as predictors of infidelity in romantic relationships. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Tampa, Florida, February 2009.
    • Boltz, M. & Yum, Y. Temporal concepts and predicted duration estimates. Paper presented at The Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA, November, 2009.
    • Boltz, M., Ebendorf, B. & Field, B. (2008). Audiovisual Interactions: The Impact of Visual Information on Music Perception and Memory. Presented at The Meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL, November, 2008.
    • Crockett, E. E., Loving, T. J., Le, B., & *Korn, M. S. I miss you, but I'm coping: Long distance relationship status affects reactions to partner absences. In A. J. Merolla (organizer), Long distance in close relationships: Exploring communication, coping, and mental health in geographically-separated relationships. Paper presented at the bi-annual meeting of the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Providence, Rhode Island, July 2008.
    • *Amen, A., *Dodd, J., *Fineman, S.L., & Compton, R.J. Individual differences in cognitive control are associated with cortisol reactivity. Presented at the Society for Psychophysiological Research, October 2008.
    • Le, B., Crockett, E. E., *Korn, M. S., & Loving, T. J. Commitment and relationship maintenance during short-term geographic separations: The mediational role of missing a partner. Presented to the International Association for Relationship Research, Providence, July 2008.
    • Boltz, M., *Dyer, R., & *Miller, A. Are you lying to me? Using temporal cues for deception detection. Presented to the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, March 2008.
    • Le, B., *Korn, M. S., Loving, T. J., & Crockett, E. E. Commitment, relationship maintenance, and missing a romantic partner: A longitudinal investigation of short-term geographic separations. Presented to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, February 2008.
    • Lilgendahl, J. P., *Havassy, A., *Fox, M., *Karzon, L., *Scully, J., Benson, J., & Yasinski, C. Lay theories as sources of meaning-making within self-defining memories: The case of academic events. Presented to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, February 2008.
    • Sternberg, W.F., *Shafi, H., *Selsor, S., & Le, B. Associations among empathy, human social relationships, and pain experience. Presented to the Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, November 2007.
    • *Carp, J., *Halenar, M., *Quandt, L.C., *Sklar, A., & Compton, R.J. Interpersonal similarity modulates observational error processing. Presented to the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Savannah, October 2007.
    • Boltz, M., *Vandersall, E., *Minaya, L., & *Musliner, K. Cross-modal influences on impression formation. Presented to the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, March 2007.
    • Le, B., *Buniva, E., *Kozakewich, E., & Etcheverry, P. E. Social network supportive behaviors and commitment in long-distance romantic relationships. Presented to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, January 2007.
    • Le, B., Loving, T. J., *Feinberg, E. G., *Johnson, K. C., & Ing, J. The experience of geographic separation: Validating the prototype of missing a romantic partner. Presented to the International Association for Relationship Research, Rethymnon, Crete, July 2006.
    • Le, B., *Widick, P., *Purchia, E., *Spinelli, L. M., & *Koster, E. College commitment and associated outcomes: Perspectives from the Investment Model. Presented to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, January 2005.
    • *Widick, P., *Purchia, E., *Spinelli, L. M., *Koster, E., & Le, B. Inclusion and satisfaction with a college community: A self-expansion analysis. Presented to the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, January 2005.
    • Le, B., Loving, T. J., *Fiorentino, R., *Quill, M., *Porricelli, L., & *Adams, S. "Wish you were here": A prototype analysis of missing a romantic partner. Presented to the International Association for Relationship Research (IARR), Madison, July 2004.
    • Sternberg, WF, *Ridgway, C., *Stout, M., *Takahaski, H., & *Steinemann, J. Untreated pain on day of birth permanently alters pain sensitivity in mice. Presented to the Society for Neuroscience, Orlando, November 2002.
    • Compton, R., *Fisher, L., *Koenig, L., *McKeown, R., & *Muñoz, K. Relationship between coping styles and hemispheric asymmetry. Presented to the International Neuropsychological Society, Toronto, February 2002.
    • Compton, R.J., & *Mintzer, D.A. Effects of worry and evaluation stress on interhemispheric interaction. Presented to the International Neuropsychological Society, Chicago, February 2001.
    • Sternberg, W.F., *Wellington, A., & *Lord, A. Perinatal stressors alter the magnitude of stress-induced analgesia in adult mice. Presented to the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, November 2000.
    • Sternberg, W.F., *Bokat, C., *Kass, L., *Alboyadjian, A., & Gracely, R. H. Sex-dependent effects of exercise and sedentary competition on pain report in human subjects. Presented to the Society for Neuroscience, Miami, November 1999.
    • Boltz, M., *Kupperman, C., & *Dunne, J. The influence of learning on remembered and expected duration judgments. Presented to the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, February l998.
    • Sternberg, W.F., *Bailin, D., *Grant, M., & Gracely, R.H. Competition alters the perception of noxious heat and cold in male and female athletes. Presented to the Society for Neuroscience, New Orleans, November 1997.
    • Sternberg, W.F., *Geneve, C., *Goldstein, D., & Mogil, J.S. Stress-related alterations in territorial aggression in mice selectively bred for high and low stress-induced analgesia. Presented to the Society for Neuroscience, Washington DC, November 1996.
    • Boltz, M. & *Scott, T. Task predictability and judged duration accuracy. Presented to the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, March 1996.
    • *Weiser, A., *Krakauer, I., *May, D., & Boltz, M. Effects of body weight schematicity on cognitive behavior. Presented to the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, March 1996.
    • *Kupperman, C., *Harley, R., *Hennelly, S., *Cosetti, M., *Bailin, D., & Boltz, M. Effects of body weight schematicity on the size estimation of body images. Presented to the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, March 1996.