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Check out some of our most recent work below:
- Mind the gap: The under-representation of female participants and authors in virtual reality research.A common goal of human-subject experiments in virtual reality (VR) research is evaluating VR hardware and software for use by the general public. A core principle of human-subject research is that the sample included in a given study should be representative of the target population; otherwise, the conclusions drawn from the findings may be biased and may not generalize to the population of interest. In order to assess whether characteristics of participants in VR research are representative of the general public, we investigated participant demographic characteristics from human-subject experiments in the Proceedings of the IEEE Virtual Reality Conferences from 2015-2019.
- Age-related differences in flashbulb memories: A meta-analysis.Recent meta-analyses reveal age-related declines in short-term memory (STM), working memory, associative memory, prospective memory, face memory, recognition, and recall. The present meta-analyses extend this work beyond predominantly laboratory-based tasks to a naturalistic phenomenon.
- Mind the gap: The under-representation of female participants and authors in virtual reality research.Due to COVID-19, the 2020 IEEE Virtual Reality Conference was held virtually. Check out Dr. Tabitha Peck’s presentation of this collaboration with Dr. Sockol and Sarah Hancock ’21.
- The call is coming from inside the house: A clinical psychologist’s experiences with reproductive psycho-oncology.This presentation is forthcoming at the 2020 Biennial Meeting of the North American Society for Psychosocial Obstetrics & Gynecology at the St. Louis School of Pharmacy in St. Louis, Missouri.
- I can’t get no (body) satisfaction: Sociocultural pressures associated with disordered eating and body satisfaction in female athletes.Isabella Pallotto ’19 presented her senior thesis at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies in Atlanta, GA. “This study contributes to our understanding of sociocultural predictors’ differential influence on athletes’ body satisfaction and disordered eating and the vulnerabilities of lean sport athletes.”
- “There is still a long way to go:” Women’s under-representation in higher-prestige roles at the 2019 annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies.Evaluations of women’s participation in the annual meetings of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) have consistently found that women are underrepresented in leadership positions and prestigious conference roles. In contrast, women are overrepresented in early-career roles. … The continued underrepresentation of women in advanced positions is consistent with the “leaky pipeline” hypothesis: although women enter the field, they are less likely to advance to higher-level roles. Using data from ABCT’s 2019 meeting in Atlanta, GA, we replicated previous assessments of women’s participation across conference roles and evaluated changes in women’s representation over the last five years of annual meetings (2015-2019).