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Graduate Students

The majority of students seeking masters degrees in psychology with an emphasis in Cognitive and Affective Sciences at the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh were psychology majors as undergraduates. However, several students earned bachelors degrees in non-psychology fields. Our students are active in research with a variety of faculty and some of these projects are supported by graduate assistantships. The two most common reasons students attend this program are:

  1. To get some graduate school experience before entering into a Ph.D. program;
  2. To enhance their options in the workplace by earning an advanced degree.

The students benefit from the full-time nature of the program in that this increases opportunities for interactions with a greater number of faculty.

Graduate Students' (2014)

Name, Office, & EmailResearch interests

Xiaoyi Gu

Office: CLOW F003

gux00@uwosh.edu

 

My research interests pertain to emotion regulation and its affect on behavior. More specifically, I am interested in how these processes operate in individuals with emotion disorders.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jim Koch

Matthew Hanson

Hanson, M.

Office: CLOW F008

hansom96@uwosh.edu

 

My research interests are largely political and include how insurance influences behavior, in what ways we can improve education and performance, and how majorities influence opinion.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Phan Hong

Shelby Kelso

Kelso, S.

Office: CLOW F008

kelsos77@uwosh.edu

 

Broadly, my research interests focus on stress and trauma related disorders due to military action or service in veterans and active duty personal.  Also on their family and familial relations.  Specifically, on how active stigma or invalidation inside or outside the military can effect psychological wellbeing and symptom progression or treatment.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Phan Hong

Samantha Miller

Miller, S.

Office: CLOW F011

milles04@uwosh.edu

 

My primary research interests involve studying artistic creativity and the cognitions and emotions involved in the creative process. I also am interested in studying anthropomorphism and emotional reactions to fictional characters.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Anca Miron

Taylor Miller

Miller, T.

Office: CLOW F011

millet29@uwosh.edu

 

My research area of interest is false memory. Mainly, I would like to explore its impact on eyewitness suggestibility and accounts. I want to learn more about how false memory affects legal cases.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Quin Chrobak

Timothy Pionk

Tim Pionk

Office: CLOW F013

pionkt10@uwosh.edu

 

My research interests are in the factors that promote and inhibit dehumanization in those that we view as being different from ourselves and our perceived ingroup members. My thesis is looking at how the presence or absence of the inborn traits that differentiate us from machines and those that differentiate us from animals affect our perceptions of and attitudes toward people with dementia.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Anca Miron

Steven Steinert

Steinert, S.

Office: CLOW F008

steins46@uwosh.edu

 

My research interests revolve around topics related to Forensic Psychology. In particular, I am interested in clinical disorders, like Psychopathy and Borderline Personality Disorder, which can impact the outcomes of court cases. Further, I am interested in how natural human functions such as false memories and distortions in eyewitness testimony can impact the trial process.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Lishner

Jimmy Willing

Willing, J.

Office: CLOW F003

willij44@uwosh.edu

 

My research interest involves all aspects of evolutionary psychology. Of specific interest to me is the evolution of mate preferences and romantic attraction as well as the evolution of personality differences and if personality type can be ascertained strictly from facial features. Are certain personality types of individuals more drawn to a potential mate that has facial characteristics consistent with particular personality types? Finally I am interested in how all of this factors into mate selection in society today; in particular the use of the internet and online dating.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. Jim Koch

Graduate Students' (2015)

Name, Office, & EmailResearch interests

Aaron Bagley

Bagley, A.

Office: CLOW F011

baglea45@uwosh.edu

 

Behavioral neuroscience, neuro-microbiology and especially stress related psychopathology are the subfields that I am most concerned with. I am fascinated by the development and organization of the adult brain, how abnormal behavior is produced at the micro level and psychopharmacology.

Katheryn Bermann

Bermann, K.

Office: CLOW F003

bermak59@uwosh.edu

 

My research interests mainly revolve around the subject of social acceptance. Specifically, I am interested in finding correlations between the presence of various factors and how likely social acceptance is to occur. Hopefully I will be able to use these data in order to predict the circumstances under which social acceptance is likely to occur, and also be able to pinpoint the reasons behind social exclusion. Additionally, I am interested in the black sheep effect, conformity, and materialism, as well as other topics in social psychology.

Faculty Advisor: Dr. David Lishner

Kari Kovacs

Kovacs, K.

Office: CLOW F013

kovack48@uwosh.edu

 

I am interested in the role self-regulatory processes play in the development of dysfunctional behavior, and in particular how these processes contribute to deviant behavior both in and out of institutional settings. Furthermore, I am interested in the varying degrees to which others’ reactions to and perceptions of the correction population affect the persistence of deviant behavior and criminal reoffending patterns.

Danica Kulibert

Kulibert, D.

Office: CLOW F006

kulibd01@uwosh.edu

 

My research interests are largely focused on empathy and the role empathy plays in different situations. Specifically, I am interested in the effects empathy has on in-group and out-group relationships. I would also like to explore the ideas behind empathy training and the benefits that might have.

 

Sarah Londo

Londo, S.

Office: CLOW F006

londos99@uwosh.edu

 

My research interests are primarily focused on how different factors, including traumatic events and drug usage, may inhibit a person's ability to form, consolidate, or recall certain memories.

Amy Schlueter

Schlueter, A.

Office: CLOW F013

schlua71@uwosh.edu

 

My current interests involve how individual differences between persons with anxiety disorders relate to symptoms and the ability to overcome obstacles. In other words does intelligence, personality, world view, etc. influence the ability to function despite mental illness? And how should treatment factor in personal characteristics as well as diagnosis?

Demi Schwingle

Schwingle, D.

Office: CLOW F006

giled21@uwosh.edu

 

My research interests pertain to Industrial Organizational Psychology. Specifically, I am interested in the ways to increase productivity and enhance work ethic of employees. Also, how personalities are linked with job performance and the factors that ensure an employee will be a valuable asset to a company.

Caileigh Zimmerman

Zimmerman, C.

Office: CLOW F008

zimmec08@uwosh.edu

 

My research interests are focused on the interpersonal aspects of emotion (how emotions are communicated, perceived, and experienced in social interactions). I’m also interested in emotion regulation, particularly the way individuals regulate their emotions in social settings. While approaching research in psychology I integrate ideas from cultural and evolutionary psychology and anthropology.

by schrod69 — last modified Jan 26, 2016 04:10 PM
2016 Spring Colloquium Series

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