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Faculty Grants

Craig E. Henderson (Principal Investigator; 2010 - present): Integrative Data Analysis of Gender and Ethnic Differences in Randomized Controlled Trials of Multidimensional Family Therapy. National Institute on Drug Abuse. $976,578 awarded.

Robert J. Cramer (Principal Investigator; 2011): Hate Crime Victimization and Sexual Identity: Understanding Risk Factors and Coping Strategies among Lesbian, Gay, and Bisexual Individuals. American Psychological Foundation Wayne F. Placek Grant. $15,000 awarded.

 

FACULTY/STUDENT RESEARCH

Race and Ethnicity Articles

Varela, J. G., Boccaccini, M. T., Murrie, D. C., Caperton, J. D. & Gonzalez, Jr., E. (in press). Do the Static-99 and Static-99R perform similarly for White, Black, and Hispanic offenders? International Journal of Forensic Mental Health.

Clark, J. W., Cramer, R. J., Percosky, A., Rufino, K. A., Miller, R. S., & Johnson, S.A. (in press). Juror perceptions of African-American and Arabic named victims. Psychiatry, Psychology, and Law.

Crosby, J. W., & Varela, J. G. (in press). Preferences for religious help-seeking: Racial differences, gender differences, interfaith intolerance, and defensive theology. Mental Health, Religion, & Culture.

Varela, J. G., Gonzalez, Jr., E, Clark, J. W., Cramer, R. J., & Crosby, J. W. (2013). Development and preliminary validation of the Negative Attitude Toward Immigrants Scale.  Journal of Latino/a Psychology, 1, 155-170.

Rufino, K., Fox, K., Cramer, R. J., & Kercher, G. (2013).  Gang membership, race, and protective behaviors as predictors of victimization in a sample of offenders. Deviant Behavior, 34, 25-37.

Clark, J. W., & Cramer, R. J. (2012). What’s in a Face? Juror perceptions of defendant race and eyeglasses. Criminal Law Bulletin, 48(6), 1238-1252.

Cramer, R. J., Garza, M. J., Henderson, C. E., Ribiero, J. D., Silva, C., Smith, A. R., Joiner, T. E., & White, J. (2012).  A trait-interpersonal perspective on suicide risk in criminal offenders. Archives of Suicide Research, 16, 334-347.

Kim, B., Gerber, J., Henderson, C., & Kim, Y. (2012). Applicability of general power control theory to prosocial and antisocial risk-taking behaviors among women in South Korea. The Prison Journal, 92, 125-150.

Varela, J. G., Boccaccini, M. T., Gonzalez, Jr., E., Gharagozloo, L., & Johnson, S. M. (2011). Do defense attorney referrals for competence to stand trial evaluations depend on whether the client speaks English or Spanish? Law and Human Behavior, 35, 501-511.

Boccaccini, M. T., Clark, J. W., & Varela, J. G. (2011). Juror race and jury selection: Can venire persons’ attitudes explain an apparent pattern of race-related use of peremptory challenges? Criminal Law Bulletin, 47, 715-730.

Feaster, D. J., Robbins, M. S., Henderson, C., Horigan, V. E., Purcinelli, M. J., Burlew, A. K., & Szapocznik, J. (2010). Equivalence of family functioning and externalizing in adolescent substance users of different race/ethnicity. Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment, 38 (Supp. 1), S113-S124.

Fernandez, K., Boccaccini, M. T., & Noland, R. M. (2008). Detecting over- and underreporting of psychopathology with the Spanish-language Personality Assessment Inventory: Findings from a simulation study with bilingual speakers. Psychological Assessment, 20, 189-194.

Rodriguez, R. A., Henderson, C. E., Rowe, C. L., Burnett, K. F., & Liddle, H. A. (2007). Acculturation and drug use among dually diagnosed Hispanic adolescents. Journal of Ethnicity in Substance Abuse, 6, 97-114.

Fernandez, K., Boccaccini, M. T., & Noland, R. M. (2007). Professionally responsible test selection for Spanish speaking clients: A four-step approach for identifying and selecting translated tests. Professional Psychology, Research and Practice, 38, 363-374.

McCoy, W. K. & Edens, J. F. (2006) Do black and white youth differ in levels of psychopathic traits? A meta-analysis of the Psychopathy Checklist measures. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 74, 386-392.

Kan, Y. W., & Phillips, S. (2003). Race and the death penalty: Including Asian Americans and exploring the desocialization of law. Journal of Ethnicity and Criminal Justice, 1, 63-92.

 

Race and Ethnicity Conference Presentations:

Mena, C.*, Henderson, C., Kan, L. (2013, August). Does ethnicity moderate the alliance-substance abuse outcome relation? Poster [to be] presented at the 121st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

*This research earned the first author the NIDA/NIAAA Early Career Investigator APA award

Jeon, H., Jo, E., Jang, H., Munoz, C., & Boccaccini, M. (2013, June). The relationship between individual traits, psychopathy, and recidivism among Korean male juvenile offenders. Poster [to be] presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, Washington, DC.

Kan, L. Y., Simpler, A., Lawrence, J., Wang, H. W., Hamilton, A., & Sauvagnat, C. (2013, March). Characteristics of non-English speaking defendants referred for evaluation of competency to stand trial. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.

Greenbaum, P., Wang, W., Henderson, C., Hall, K., & Kan, L. (2013, March). Integrative Data Analysis of Multidimensional Family Therapy: Sex and Ethnicity Effects. Paper presented at the annual Children’s Mental Health and Policy Conference, Tampa, FL.

Henderson, C., Greenbaum, P., Wang, W., Hall, K., & Liddle, H. (2012, October). Integrative data analysis of gender and ethnic differences in multidimensional family therapy randomized controlled trials. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Addiction Health Services Research conference, New York, NY.

Henderson, C., Greenbaum, P., Wang, W., Klekamp, B., Bodenweiser, C., & Liddle, H. (2011, August). Synthesis of Multidimensional Family Therapy (MDFT) trials for adolescent drug abuse: Hispanic findings. Poster presented at the Annual Addictions Health Research Conference and the National Hispanic Science Network Conference, Miami, FL.

Gonzalez, Jr., E., Cramer, R. J., Clark, J. W., Varela, J. G., & Cuervo, V. A. (2013, March). A mediation model of immigration attitude formation among venire persons. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.

Clark, J. W. & Cramer, R. J. (2012, March). What’s in a face? Juror perceptions of defendant race and eyeglasses. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society in San Juan, PR.

Clark, J. W., Cramer, R. J., Percosky, A., Rufino, K. A., Miller, R. S., & Johnson, S. A. (2012, March). Names say it all: Racial names, juror need for cognition, and blame and guilt ratings. In R. J. Cramer (Chair), Juror perceptions of diversity in court: Implications for research, policy, and trial consultation. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Kline, S. A., Varela, J. G., Hawes, S., & Boccaccini, M. T. (2013, March). Offender characteristics, victim characteristics, and PAI scores for White, Black, and Latino sex offenders. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.

Rice, A. K., Boccaccini, M. T., & Varela, J. G. (2013, March). How do Static-99 scores differ among White, Black, and Latino offenders? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.

Gonzalez, Jr., E., Varela, J. G., Clark, J. W., Cramer, R.J., Cornish Rodriguez, M. D., Cuervo, V. C., & Sartain, W. (2012, March).  Evaluating Juror Immigration Attitudes: Development and Validation of the Attitudes Toward Immigrants and Immigration Scale (ATIIS). Poster presented at the conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Rufino, K. A., Fox, K. A., Cramer, R.J., & Kercher, G. A. (2012, March). The gang-victimization link: Considering the effects of ethnicity and protective behaviors among prison inmates. Poster presented at the conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Varela, J. G., Gonzalez, Jr., E., Cramer, R. J., Clark, J. W., Cuervo, V. A., & Sartain, W. (2012, March). The moderating role of blameworthiness in jurors’ verdict and punishment decisions in anti-Latino hate crimes. In R. J. Cramer (Chair), Juror perceptions of diversity in court: Implications for research, policy, and trial consultation. Symposium conducted presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Cramer, R. J., Garza, M. J., Ribiero, J., Silva, C., Smith, A., Henderson, C. E., Joiner, T., & White, J. (2011, August). A trait-interpersonal perspective on suicide risk in Australian criminal offenders. Poster presented at the Australian Psychological Society Forensic Psychology National Conference, Noosa, Australia.

Canales, E. J., & Varela, J. G. (2012, March). Criminal forensic assessment of Latinos and Latinas: A survey of practice. In L. Kois (Chair), Multicultural considerations in competency to stand trial. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Perillo, A. D., Varela, J. G., & Mercado, C. C. (2012, March). Recidivism, risk instrument utility, and SVP decision making for White, Black, and Latino sex offenders. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Kline, S. A., Varela, J. G., Boccaccini, M. T., & Murrie, D. C. (2012, March). Does the Personality Assessment Inventory predict violent recidivism similarly for White, Black, and Latino sex offenders? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Miller, A. K., Wang, D., Backstrom, T. L., & Canales, E. J. (2012, March). Culpability attributions toward acquaintance sexual assault victims: The role of racial hypersexuality stereotypes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American           Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Tellez, A., Varela, J. G., Boccaccini, M. T., Gonzalez, Jr., E., Rice, A. K., Percosky, A. B., & Kline, S. A. (2012, March). Role of language in perceptions of emotional expression and Miranda comprehension: An exploratory study. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Varela, J. G., Boccaccini, M. T., Gonzalez, Jr., E., Gharagozloo, L., & Johnson, S. M. (2011, March). Do defense attorney referrals for competence to stand trial evaluations depend on whether the client speaks English or Spanish? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Miami, FL.

Varela, J. G., Boccaccini, M. T., Gonzalez, Jr., E., Murrie, D. C. (2011, March). Do the Static-99 and Static-99R perform similarly for White, Black, and Hispanic offenders? In I. Packer (Chair), Field Reliability and Field Validity of Forensic Assessments. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Miami, FL.

Velasco, L. F., Kordinak, S. T., Boccaccini, M. T., & Varela, J. G. (2010, June). Assessment of professional training, opinion, and agreement of potential PCL-R administrators in Mexico. Poster presentation at the conference of the European Association of Psychology and Law, Gothenburg, Sweden.

Miller, A. K., Nelson, D. V., Backstrom, T. L., Canales, E. J., Menaker, T. A., & Wang, D. (2010, August). Ethnicity, ethnic identification, and posttraumatic spiritual growth. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

Miller, A. K., Rose, J. S., Wang, D., Backstrom, T. L., Canales, E. J., Kennedy, E., Menaker, T. A., Duncan, J. M., King, A. R., & Lee, B. L. (2009, February). Development and validation of the Acceptance of Modern Myths about Ethnic Sexuality (AMMES) scale: An initial validation report. Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.

Bye, K. S. & Littleton, H. (2009, August). Examination of Rape Supportive Attitudes in a Multi-ethnic College Sample. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Sanders, J. M., Sauvagnat, C. L., Nelson, D. V., Kordinak, S. T., & Boccaccini, M. T. (2008, August). Racial and acculturative differences among Hispanic Americans on Restructured Clinical Scale Scores of the MMPI-2. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Sauvagnat, C. L., Sanders, J. M., Nelson, D. V., Kordinak, S. T., & Boccaccini, M. T. (2008, August). MMPI-2 Personality Psychopathology Five(PSY-5): Influences of ethnic group membership. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Henderson, C. E., Dakof, G. A., Gillikin, C., Li, H., Lederman, C. S., & Liddle, H. A. (2008, June). Racial differences in psychosocial functioning among youth in juvenile detention. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the College on Problems of Drug Dependence. San Juan, PR.

Riley, B. D., & Desforges, D. M. (January, 2007). Symbolic racism, legal authoritarianism, and social dominance orientation: An investigation of correlates and predictors of attitudes regarding police use of force. Society of Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, TN.

Fernandez, K., Boccaccini, M. T., & Noland, R. M. (2007, March). Validity of the Spanish language translation of the PAI. Paper presented at the annual meeting of Society of Personality Assessment. Washington, DC.

Fernandez, K., Boccaccini, M. T., & Noland, R. M. (2007, August). Identification of malingering with the Spanish translation of the PAI. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Torres, A., Boccaccini, M. T., & Noland, R. M. (2007, August). Internalized homophobia, body image, and disordered eating in gay men, lesbians, and bisexuals. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.

Anthony, C., & Marcus, D. (2005, March). Effects of defendant race, victim race, and stereotypical crimes on mock juror judgments. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, La Jolla, CA.

Chethem, J., Chew, C., Timmons, K., Wood, J. G., Gurley, J. R., Calliouet, B., & Torres, A. (2005, November). Heterosexuals views of homosexuality. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Texas Psychological Association, Houston, Texas.

Fernandez, K., Boccaccini, M. T., & Noland, R. M. (2005, August). A critical review of the psychometric properties of personality tests for Hispanic populations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Camp, J., Skeem, J. L., Edens, J. F., Colwell, L. H, & Bensaheb, A. (2004). Are there ethnic differences in levels of psychopathy? Comparing two- and three-factor PCL models. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Scottsdale, AZ.

Skeem, J. L., Edens, J. F., & Colwell, L. (2003, April). Are there racial differences in psychopathy? A meta-analysis. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Association of Forensic Mental Health Services, Miami, FL.

Wynn, M. I., Velasquez, R. J., Spinetta, J. J., & Talavera, G. A. (2002). Why bother with culture in the DSM-IV? A national survey of mental health professionals. Presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

 

Race and Ethnicity Articles Under Review

Gonzalez, E., Varela, J. G., Cramer, R. J., & Clark, J. W. (under review). The role of blame attribution in perceptions of anti-immigrant hate crimes.

 

Sexual Minority Articles

Cramer, R. J., Kehn, A., Pennington, C. R., Wechsler, H. J., Clark, J.W., & Nagle, J. (in press). An examination of sexual orientation- and transgender-based hate crimes in the post-Matthew Shepard era. Psychology, Public Policy, and Law.

Cramer, R. J., Wakeman, E. E., Chandler, J. F., Mohr, J. J., & Griffin, M. P. (in press). Hate crimes on trial: Judgments about violent crime against gay men. Psychology, Psychiatry, and Law.

Cramer, R. J., Miller, A. K., Amacker, A. M.., & Burks, A. C. (2013). Openness, right-wing authoritarianism, and antigay prejudice in college students: A mediation model. Journal of Counseling Psychology, 60, 64-71.

Cramer, R. J., McNiel, D. E., Holley, S. R., Shumway, M., & Boccelarri. A. (2012). Mental health outcomes and violent crime victimization: Does sexual orientation matter? Law and Human Behavior, 36, 87-95.

Miller, A. K., Lee, B. L., & Henderson, C. E. (2012). Death anxiety in persons with HIV/AIDS:A systematic review and meta-analysis. Death Studies, 36, 640-663.

Lyons, P. M., Jr., Anthony, C. M., Davis, K. M., Fernandez, K., Torres, A. N., & Marcus, D. K. (2005). Police judgments of culpability and homophobia. Applied Psychology in Criminal Justice, 1, 1-14.

 

Sexual Minority Conference Presentations

Burks, A. C., Stroud, C. H., Cramer, R. J., Henderson, C. E., Crosby, J. W., & Graham, J. (2013, August). An examination of the role of sexual minority stress on LGB community members. Poster [to be] presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Chevalier, C. S., Gemberling, T., Cramer, R.J., Stroud, C. H., & Graham, J. (2013, August). Victimization and double minority status: Moderating effects of sexual identity. Poster [to be] presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

 Cramer, R. J., Stroud, C. H., Miller, R. S., Graham, J., Burks, A. C., Johnson, J. C., & Wechsler, H. J. (2013, August). Project Legacy: Preliminary findings from an LGB community health investigation. Poster [to be] presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Johnson, J. C., Stroud, C. H., Cramer, R.J., Crosby, J. W., Henderson, C. E., & Graham, J. (2013, August). The role of coping and personality traits among LGB individuals. Poster [to be] presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Stroud, C. H., Cramer, R. J., Graham, J., Henderson, C. E., & Crosby, J. W. (2013, August). Personality and religiosity as risk and protective factors for suicide in sexual minority adults. Poster [to be] presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Cramer, R. J., Clark, J. W., Kehn, A., Burks, A. C., & Wechsler, H. J. (2013, March). Blame attribution in the punishment of hate crime perpetrators. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.

Cramer, R. J., Stroud, C. H., Fraser, T., Johnson, S. M., Burks, A. C., Johnson, J. C., Wechsler, H. J., & Graham, J. (March, 2013). A trait-interpersonal analysis of suicide-related behavior among lesbian, gay, and bisexual individuals. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR

Cramer, R.J., Clark, J. W., Pennington, C., Kehn, A., Harris, P. B., Sanders, J., & Stroud, C. H. (2012, March). Hate crimes against sexual and gender minorities: Policy compliance and juror need for cognition.  Poster presented at the conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Cramer, R. J., Kehn, A., Clark, J. W., & Roberts, L. A. (2012, March). Juror perceptions of Sexual Minority-Based Hate Crimes in the Post-Matthew Shepard Era. In R. J. Cramer (Chair), Juror perceptions of diversity in court: Implications for research, policy, and trial consultation. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Cramer, R. J., Shumway, M., Amacker, A. M., McNiel, D. E., Holley, S.R., & Boccellari, A. (March, 2012). Evidence of sexual orientation and gender differences in mental health outcomes for violent crime victims. Paper presented at the conference of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Cramer, R. J., McNiel, D. E., Holley, S. R., Alvidrez, J., Shumway, M., & Boccelarri, A. (2011, March). Mental health outcomes and violent crime victimization: Does sexual orientation matter? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Miami, FL.

Miller, A. K., Lee, B. L., & Henderson, C. E. (2010, August). Death anxiety in persons with HIV/AIDS: A meta-analysis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

Marcus, D. K., Anthony, C. M., Davis, K. M., Fernandez, K., Torres, A. N., & Lyons, P. M. (2003, August). Homophobia and police judgments of culpability. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

 

Gender Articles

Miller, A. K., Markman, K. D., Amacker, A. M., & Menaker, T. A. (2012). Expressed sexual assault legal context and victim culpability attributions. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27, 1023-1039.

Stein, M. L., & Miller, A. K. (2012). Distress resulting from perceivers’ own intimate partner violence experiences predicts culpability attributions toward a battered woman on trial for killing her abuser: A path model. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 27, 2527-2544.

Miller, A. K., Amacker, A. M., & King, A. R. (2011). Sexual victimization history and perceived similarity to a sexual assault victim: A path model of perceiver variables predicting victim culpability attributions. Sex Roles, 64, 372-381.

Miller, A. K., Canales, E. J., Amacker, A. M., Backstrom, T. L., & Gidycz, C. A. (2011). Stigma-threat motivated nondisclosure of sexual assault and sexual revictimization: A prospective analysis. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 35, 119-128.

 

Gender Presentations

Miller, A. K., Gardner, B. O., Duncan, J. M., Kline, S. A., & Vera, L. M. (2013, March). Gender discrimination in the courtroom: An explanatory model of foreperson selection. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Portland, OR.

Amacker, A. M., Miller, A. K., Duncan, J. M., & Johnson, S. M. (2012, March). What is it about (reduced) similarity perceptions that perpetuates sexual assault victim culpability attributions? A content analysis of similarity thought listings. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Miller, A. K., Markman, K. D., Amacker, A. M., & Menaker, T. A. (2012, March). Expressed sexual assault legal context and victim culpability attributions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Juan, PR.

Amacker, A. M., Miller, A. K., Duncan, J. M., & Johnson, S. M. (2011, March). A temporal examination of perceived similarity and sexual-assault victim blame. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Miami, FL.

Miller, A. K., Amacker, A. M., & King, A. R. (2011, March). A path model of perceiver variables predicting culpability attributions toward sexual assault victims. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Miami, FL.

Miller, A. K., Canales, E. J., Amacker, A. M., Backstrom, T. L., & Gidycz, C. A. (2011, March). Narrative analysis methods in sexual victimization and revictimization research. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Miami, FL.

Stein, M. L., & Miller, A. K. (2011, March). Battered women who kill: The role of perceiver characteristics in culpability attributions. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Miami, FL.

Amacker, A. M., Miller, A. K., Duncan, J. M., Butler, J., Sugleris, L., Hunt, A., & Wang, D. (2010, April). A temporal examination of perceived similarity and sexual-assault victim blame. Poster presented at the annual conference of the SHSU College of Humanities and Social Sciences, Huntsville, TX.

Miller, A. K., & Amacker, A. M. (2010, April). Expressed sexual assault legal context and victim culpability. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the “Every Victim, Every Time” crime victim conference, College Station, TX.

Miller, A. K., Amacker, A. M., Backstrom, T. L., Velasco, L. F., & Canales, E. J. (2009, August). Posttraumatic growth and sexual revictimization. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Miller, A. K., Canales, E. J., Amacker, A. M., Velasco, L. F., Menaker, T. A., & Markman, K.D. (2009, February). Mutability and propensity in judgments of sexual-assault-victim blame. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Justice and Morality Preconference, Tampa, FL.

 

Additional Diversity Conference Presentations

Gurley, J. R. (2006, March). Competent to assess? Considerations in assessing offenders with disabilities. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology and Law Society, St. Petersburg, FL

Hamlin, R. J., Conroy, M. A., & Miller, R. S. (2000, March). The aging prison population and health care utilization: Locus of control, depression, and stress. Paper presented at the biennial annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, New Orleans, LA.

Sanders, J.S., Nungaray, K.M., Spears, C., & Anastasi, J.S. (2009, August). Examining the own-race bias using racially ambiguous faces. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Woods, C., Varela, J., Boccaccini, M.T., & Clark, J.W. (2009, March). Juror race, juror bias, and jury verdicts over an eight-year period. Poster presented at the meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, San Antonio, Texas.

 

Student Research (Theses and Dissertations)

Backstrom, T. L. (2013, Dissertation). Posttraumatic growth in African Americans.

Bye, K. (2013, Dissertation). Ethnic differences in rape victim culpability attributions: A path model.

Becker, K. K. (Dissertation in Progress). Competence in immigration proceedings: A survey of immigration attorneys and immigration judges.

Tellez, A. (Dissertation in Progress). Factual understanding of immigration proceedings and mental health problems among immigration court respondents and applicants.

Mena, C. M. (2013, Thesis). Does Ethnicity Moderate the Relationship Between Working Alliance and Substance Use Among Youth Receiving Multidimensional Family Therapy?

Kline, Stephanie A. (2013, Thesis). Characteristics of Latino sex offenders.

Canales, E. J. (2012, Dissertation). Forensic assessment of Latinos and Latinas: A survey of practice in criminal forensic evaluations.

Tellez, A. (2011, Thesis). The effect of language on emotional expression and Miranda comprehension among English-Spanish bilinguals.

Stein, M. L. (2010, Thesis). Battered women who kill: The role of perceiver characteristics in culpability attributions.

Amacker, A. M. (2010, Dissertation). A temporal examination of perceived similarity and sexual- assault-victim blame.

Amacker, A. M. (2010, Major Area Paper). Sequelae differences by sexual assault typology.

Backstrom, T. L. (2010, Major Area Paper). Posttraumatic growth in African Americans.

Bye, K. S. (2008, Thesis). Predicting acceptance of male force and anger about sex refusal: Examination in a multiethnic college sample.

Fernandez, K. (2007, Dissertation). Psychometric properties of the Spanish-language Personality Assessment Inventory validity scales in a bilingual sample.

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                              Student Experience

 

Lecture Series

Dr. Melba J.T. Vasquez was the spring 2008 lecture series guest speaker for the Clinical Psychology Doctoral Program.  Her talks included: “Latina Leadership in Psychology: What I’ve Learned So Far” and “Cultural Diversity and the Therapeutic Alliance:  An Ethical Analysis”.

 

Melba J.T. Vasquez, Ph.D., ABPP

Dr. Melba Vasquez is a nationally recognized expert in the area of multicultural diversity in psychology.  She has been a tireless advocate for the psychology of ethnic minorities and the psychology of women.  She is past president of the Texas Psychological Association, past president of APA Division 35 (Psychology of Women) and the first Latina member-at-large of APA’s Board of Directors.  She is a co-founder of APA’s Division 45 (Psychological Study of Ethnic Minority Issues), as well as the National Multicultural Conference and Summit.  She maintains an active private practice in Austin, TX. She has also published over 60 articles and book chapters and is co-author with Dr. Ken Pope of Ethics in Psychotherapy and Counseling: A Practical Guide (2007, 3rd edition). 

 

April 1, 2011, Dr. Randy Cox presented a workshop on Disabilities and the practice of Psychology.

Dr. Randy Cox

 
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