Montana State University

Department of Psychology

Montana State University
P.O. Box 173440
Bozeman, MT 59717-3440

Tel: (406) 994-3801
Fax: (406) 994-3804
Location: 304 Traphagen Hall

Department Chair

Dr. Colleen Moore
colleen.moore1@montana.edu

Dept Administrative Associate

Brenda Lewis
psydept@montana.edu

Graduate Program Alumni

SPRING 2013 ALUMNI NEWS:

Chad Moffitt (M.S. 2013) was accepted into the cognitive psychology doctoral program at University of Utah.

Meg Huntoon (M.S. 2013) was accepted into the social psychology doctoral program at University of Northern Illinios.

Jaime McNabb (M.S. 2013) and her husband Jonathan had their beautiful baby girl Jaylee in March.

Andrew Rivers (M.S. 2013) was recently accepted into the the social cognition doctoral program at U.C. Davis.

Mark Huff (M.S. 2009) completed his PhD at the University of Calgary, and will start his Post Doc this fall at Washington University in St. Louis.

Zach Shipstead (M.S. 2006) is starting an assistant professor position this fall at Arizona State University, West Campus.

MASTERS ALUMNI WITH A PHD:

Jesse Bengson (M.S. 2005; Ph.D. UC Davis, 2011). Visiting professor at Bates College..

Frank Bosco (M.S. 2005; Ph.D. University of Memphis, 2011). Assistant Professor at Virginia Commenwealth University.

Ann Lambert (M.S. 2006; Ph.D. University of Utah, 2011). Post-doc at University of Virginia.

Keith Leavitt (M.S. 2001; Ph.D. U. Washington, 2009). Assistant Professor at Oregon State University.

Julie Maertens (M.S. 2006; Ph.D. Colorado State, 2011). Research and Evaluation Program Mananger, Colorado State University.

Mark Huff (M.S. 2009; Ph.D. University of Calgary, 2013). Post Doc at Washington University in St. Louis.

Aaron Richmond (M.S. 2002; Ph.D. U. of Nevada, 2006). Associate Professor at Metropolitan State College of Denver.

Zack Shipstead (M.S. 2006; Ph.D. Georgia Tech, 2011). Assistant Professor at Arizona State University, West Campus.

MASTERS ALUMNI CURRENTLY IN PHD PROGRAMS:

Chad Moffitt (M.S. 2013). Ph.D. candidate, University of Utah.

Meg Huntoon (M.S. 2013). Ph.D. candidate, University of Northern Illinios.

Andrew Rivers (M.S. 2013). Ph.D. candidate, U.C. Davis.

Lauren Hawthorne (M.S. 2011). Ph.D. candidate, University of Maine

Bridget Clement (M.S. 2010). Ph.D. candidate, Victoria University, Wellington NZ.

Kristina Rand (M.S. 2009). Ph.D. candidate, University of Utah).

Jill Wagaman (Allen) (M.S. 2009). Ph.D. candidate, University of Nebraska

Barbara Cooper (M.S. 2008). Ph.D. candidate, Gallaudet University

Katie Coombs (M.S. 2007). Ph.D. candidate, University of Arizona.

Christy Weeden (M.S. 2007). Ph.D. candidate, University of Utah.

Justin Goss (M.S. 2006). Ph.D candidate, University of Texas, San Antonio.

2011-2012 PUBLICATIONS FROM MASTERS ALUMNI:

Allen, J. & Smith, J. L. (2011). Walking down Castro Street: The influence of sexuality stereotypes on men’s experience of gender-role incongruence. Psychology of Men & Masculinity, 12, 77-96

Aguinis, H., Pierce, C.A., Bosco, F.A., Dalton, D.R., & Dalton, C.M. (2011). Debunking myths and urban legends about meta-analysis. Organizational Research Methods, 14, 306-331.

Aguinis, H., Dalton, D.R., Bosco, F.A., Pierce, C.A., & Dalton, C.M. (2011). Meta-analytic choices and judgment calls: Implications for theory building and testing, obtained effect sizes, and scholarly impact. Journal of Management, 37, 5-38.

Bengson, J.J., Mangun, G.R., & Mazaheri, A (2012). Individual working memory capacity is uniquely correlated with feature-based attention when combined with spatial attention. Attention, Perception, & Psychophysics, 73, 86-102. 

Bengson, J.J., Mangun, G.R., & Mazaheri, A (2011). The neural markers of an imminent failure of response inhibition. Neuroimage, 59, 1534-1539.

Handley, I. M., & Goss, R. J. (in press). How mental simulations of the future and message-induced expectations influence purchasing goals. Psychology & Marketing.

Handley, I. M., & Runnion, B. C. (2011). Evidence that unconscious thinking influences persuasion based on argument quality. Social Cognition (Special Issue: Unconscious Thought), 29(6), 668–682..

Huff, M.J., Coane, J., Hutchison, K.A., Grasser, E.B., & Blais, J.E. (in press). Interpolated task effects on direct and mediated false recognition: Effects of initial recall, recognition, and the ironic effect of guessing. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Huff, M.J., & Hutchison, K.A. (2011). The effects of mediated word lists on false recall and recognition. Memory & Cognition, 39, 941-953.

Huff, M.J., Meade, M.L., & Hutchison, K.A. (2011). Age-related differences in guessing on free and forced recall tests. Memory, 19, 317-330.

Leavitt, K., Reynolds, S., Barnes, C.M., Schilpzand, P., and Hannah, S.T. (in-press). Different hats, different obligations: Plural occupational identities and situated moral judgments. Academy of Management Journal.

Leavitt, K., Fong, C.T., & Greenwald, A.G. (2011). Asking about well-being gets you half an answer: Intra-individual processes of implicit and explicit job attitudes. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32, 672-687.

Rand, K.M., Tarampi, M.R., Creem-Regehr, S.H., & Thompson, W.B. (2011). The importance of a visual horizon for distance judgments under severely degraded vision.  Perception, 40, 143-154.

Rand, K. M., Tarampi, M. R., Creem‐Regehr, S. H. & Thompson, W. B. (in press). The influence of object ground contact on perception of distance and size under severely degraded vision. Seeing and Perceiving (formerly Spatial Vision).

Redick, T. S., Shipstead, Z., Harrison T., L., Hicks, K. L., Fried, D. E., Hambrick, D. Z., Kane, M. J., Engle, R. W. (2012). No evidence of intelligence improvement after working memory training: A randomized, placebo-controlled study. Journal of Experimental Psychology, General.
doi:10.137/a0029082

Richmond, A. S., & Kindelberger Hagan, L. (2011). Promoting higher level thinking in psychology: Is active learning the answer? Teaching of Psychology, 38(2), 102-105.

Richmond, A. S., Carney, R. N., & Levin, J. R. (2011). Got neurons? Teaching neuroscience mnemonically promotes retention and higher-order thinking. Psychology Learning and Teaching, 10(1), 40-45.

Shipstead, Z.& Broadway,J.M. (in press). Individual differences in working memory capacity and the Stroop effect: Do high spans block the words? Learning and Individual Differences.

Shipstead, Z. & Engle, R.W. (in press). Interference within the focus of attention: Working Memory Tasks Reflect More than Temporary Maintenance. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Shipstead, Z., Harrison, T. L., & Engle, R. W. (2012). Working memory capacity and visual attention: Top-down and bottom-up guidance. Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 65, 401-407.

Shipstead, Z., Hicks, K. L., & Engle, R. W. (in press). Cogmed working memory training: Does the evidence support the claims? Journal of Applied Research in Memory and Cognition

Shipstead, Z. Redick, T.S., & Engle, R.W. (in press). Is working memory training effective? Psychological Bulletin.

Shipstead, Z. Redick, T.S., & Engle, R.W. (2011). Does working memory training generalize? Psychological Belgica, 50, 245-276.

Shipstead, Z., Redick, T. S., Hicks, K. L., & Engle, R. W. (in press). The scope and control of attention as separate aspects of working memory. Memory.

Smith, J. L., Hawkinson, K., & Paull, K. (2011). Spoiled milk: An experimental examination of bias against mothers who breastfeed. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 37,  867-878.

Sperling, R., Richmond, A. S., Ramsay†, C. M., & Klapp†, M. (2011). The measurement and predictive ability of metacognition in science achievement. Journal of Educational Research.

Uhlmann, E.L., Leavitt, K., Menges, J.I., Koopman, J., Howe, M.D., & Johnson, R.E. (in-press). Getting explicit about the implicit: A Taxonomy of implicit measures and guide for their use in organizational research. Organizational Research Methods.

Watson, J.M., Lambert, A.E., Miller, A.E., & Strayer, D.L.(in press). The magical letters P, F, C, and
sometimes U: The rise and fall of executive attention with the development of prefrontal cortex. Chapter to appear in K. Fingerman, C. Berg, T. Antonucci, & J. Smith (Eds.), Handbook of Lifespan Psychology, Springer.

Yap, M.J., Pexman, P.M., Wellsby, I.S., Hargreave, I.S., & Huff, M.J. (in press). An abundance of riches: Cross-task comparisons of semantic richness effects in visual word recognition. Frontiers in Psychology.

LIST OF MASTER'S ALUMNI THESES (ADVISOR)

Alberts, Amy (M.S. 2000, Montana State University). Thesis: "Eye movement measures of semantic priming." Current employment: Usability engineer, Microsoft Corp. (Advisor: Lee Stadtlander)

Bengson, Jesse (M.S. 2005, Montana State University). Ph.D. student at the Center for Mind and Brain at the University of California, DavisThesis: (Advisor: Keith Hutchison) 

Bosco, Frank (M.S. 2005, Montana State University). Ph.D. student in business at the University of Memphis (Advisor: Rick Block/Keith Hutchison)  

Betzen, Nathan (M.S. 2005). Thesis: The Dual Process Model of Stereotyping: Using Social Cognitive Research to Reduce Bias in the Workplace with an Emphasis in Gender Stereotyping. (Advisor: Mike Babcock).

Boyle, Josh (M.S. 2002, Montana State University). Thesis: "Relationship between gender, gender-related characteristics, and perceived job stress among university employees." (Advisor: Wes Lynch)

Broberg, Brandee (M.S. 2001, Montana State University). Thesis: "Dissolved hierarchical workplace romances: Effects of supervisor-subordinate reporting relation, romance type, and source of communication of romance motives on responses to a sexual harassment complaint." Current employment: Manager, college & military recruiting, T-Mobile. (Advisor: Chuck Pierce)

Coombs, Katie (M.S. 2007, Montana State Univerity). Currently Ph.D. student, University of Arizona.(Advisor: Mike Babcock).

Crawford, Kevin (M.S. 2006, Montana State University).(Advisor: Rick Block)

Dood, Tiffany (M.S. 2007, Montana State University). (Advisor: Ian Handley)

Evans, Dave (M.S. 2002, Montana State University). Thesis: "Using a source monitoring technique to reduce the effects of performance expectations on work behavior ratings." Current employment: HR survey specialist, Mountain States Employers Council. (Advisor: Rich Martell)

Everingham, Andrea (M.S. 1997, Montana State University). Thesis: "The effects of baclofen on CaM kinase following ischemia." Current employment: Family advocate, Headstart. (Advisor: Mike Babcock)

Frith, Janet (M.S. 1999, Montana State University). Professional paper: "HIV/AIDS prevention for Deaf adolescents: An international conference." Current employment: School nurse. (Advisor: Lee Stadtlander)

Gasde, Irene (M.S. 1997, Montana State University). Thesis: "Cult experience: Abuse, psychological distress, close relationships, and personality characteristics." (Advisor: Rick Block)

Goss, Justin (M.S. 2006, Montana State University). Thesis:

Hartman, Heather. (Ph.D.) Accepted into Neuroscience Graduate program at University of Utah (completed 1 year in our program). (Advisor: Mike Babcock)

Hall, Robin (M.S. 1996, Montana State University). Professional paper: "Culture's consequences: Are cultural values and punishment related?" (Advisor: Rick Block)

Heiser, Shawna (M.S. 1997, Montana State University). Professional paper: "Early intervention for children and families with pervasive developmental disorders: A comprehensive guide for families and caregivers." Current employment: Behavioral Consultant, Autistic Spectrum Disorder, Applied Behavioral Analyst Specialist; Adjunct Instructor of Psychology, Montana State University. (Advisor: Lee Stadtlander)

Hinton, Maria (M.S. 2003, Montana State University). Thesis: "Disturbed eating attitudes as predictors of coping processes and macronutrient preferences in undergraduate females under stress." Current employment: LC Staffing Service. (Advisor: Wes Lynch)

Hobson, Jennifer (M.S. 2005, Montana State University). (Advisor: Rick Block)

Hoopes, Barry (M.S. 2002, Montana State University). Thesis: "Antisense oligonucleotide inhibition of calcium/calmodulin-dependent protein kinase II and working memory deficits in the gerbil." Current employment: Psychosocial rehabilitation specialist, Access Point Family Services. (Advisor: Mike Babcock)

Jessen, Paul (M.S. 2005, Montana State University). (Advisor: Jennifer Boldry & Chuck Pierce)

Johnson, Amy (M.S. 2002, Montana State University). Thesis: "Associative morphine tolerance in the rat:  A meta-analytic review."  Current employment: General studies advisor & instructor, Montana State University. (Advisor: Wes Lynch)

Keith, Michelle (M.S. 1996, Montana State University). Professional paper: "Personality testing as an employment technique for a manufacturing corporation." (Advisor: Lee Stadtlander)

King, Brian (M.S. 1998, Montana State University). Professional paper: "Home injury prevention strategies and program assessment." Current employment: Organizational Consultant, ACKCO. (Advisor: Rick Block)

Kirmis, Nathan (M.S. 2004, Montana State University). Thesis: "Consequences of perceived group variability: Hostile outgroup behaviors". Current employment: Director of Operations, Ring Marketing.  (Advisor: Jennifer Boldry)

Koster, Mike (M.S. 2005, Montana State University). (Advisor: Rick Block)

Lambert, Ann (M.S. 2006, Montana State University) Ph.D. student at the University of Utah. (Advisor: Keith Hutchison)

Leavitt, Keith (M.S. 2001, Montana State University). Thesis: "Reducing the performance cue bias in work behavior ratings: Do groups help or hurt?" Current employment: Doctoral student, PhD program in management, University of Washington.  (Advisor: Rich Martell)

Livingood, Louise (M.S. 2005, Montana State University). (Advisor: Rick Block)

Maertens, Julie (M.S. 2006, Montana State University). (Advisor: Wes Lynch). Accepted into Ph.D. program at Colorado State University.

Mayer, Mara (M.S. 1998, Montana State University). Thesis: "Fear of victimization among college students in Bozeman, Montana." Current position: Law student, University of Michigan. (Advisor: Lee Stadtlander)

McClure, Jamie (M.S. 2002, Montana State University). Thesis: "Dissolved hierarchical workplace romances: Effects of illicitness of the romance, existence of a workplace romance policy, and type of harassing behavior on responses to a sexual harassment complaint." Current employment: Recruiting specialist, Jim Palmer Trucking. (Advisor: Chuck Pierce)

McNeill, Damon (M.S. 2007, Montana State University). Ph.D. student, University of Alberta (Advisor: Mike Babcock)

Meeks, Dakota (M.S. 2000, Montana State University). Thesis: "Native American women and AIDS-preventive behavior: A test of the information-motivation-behavioral skills model." Current employment: Catalyst Consulting. (Advisor: Chuck Pierce)

Moody, Annie (M.S. 2005, Montana State University). (Advisor: Rich Martell)  

Moore, Joann (M.S. 2003, Montana State University). Thesis: "Predicting intergroup attitudes from locus of control: The mediating role of information processing." Current employment: TBA.  (Advisor: Jennifer Boldry)

Murdoch, Latona (Toni) (M.S. 1997, Montana State University). Thesis: "The influence of object properties in haptic memory." Current employment: Research Associate, Scripps Gerontology Center, Miami University. (Advisor: Lee Stadtlander)

Pham, Ly-Minh (M.S. 2002, Montana State University). Professional paper: "Self-regulating model of workplace stress." Current employment: McSearch, Preferred Personnel Consultants. (Advisor: Lee Stadtlander)

Richmond, Aaron (M.S. 2002, Montana State University). Thesis: "Beyond rational judgment: A test of the affect heuristic hypothesis." Current employment: Research Assistant & Doctoral Student, College of Education, Educational Psychology program, University of Nevada-Reno. (Advisor: Rick Block)

Richmond, Amanda (M.S. 2002, Montana State University). Professional paper: Critique of the theory of planned behavior in the context of environmental education programs."  Current employment: Projects & Grants Management Specialist, Business Environmental Program, University of Nevada-Reno. (Advisor: Chuck Pierce)

Roote, Brian (B.S. 2004, Georgia State University). Accepted to Ph.D. program and left our program.

Russo, Kelly (M.S. 2003). Thesis: An Organizational Behavior approach to Early Intervention of At-Risk Youth: a Guide to Creative Community. (Advisor: Mike Babcock).

Sanddal, Nels (M.S. 1996, Montana State University). Thesis: "Native American suicide deaths in Montana: 1989-1992." Current employment: President & CEO, Critical Illness and Trauma Foundation. (Advisor: Lee Stadtlander) (E-mail:nsanddal@citmt.org) (Critical Illness and Trauma Foundation -- Home Page)

Schneider, Laura (M.S. 1998, Montana State University). Thesis: "Factors that predict propensity to use an employee assistance program." Current employment: HR Developer, State of Michigan, Child Welfare Institute. (Advisor: Chuck Pierce)

Schwartz, Elizabeth (M.S. 2005 Montana State University). Current employment: RightNow Technology (Advisor: Mike Babcock)

Severn, Elizabeth (M.S. 1996, Montana State University). Professional paper: "Breeding behavior and the effects of recreational activities on the bald eagle." Current employment: Owner, B&B ski lodge. (Advisor: Wes Lynch)

Shipstead, Zachary (M.S. 2007, Montana State University). Ph.D. student Georgia Tech University (Advisor: Keith Hutchison)

Shively, Matt (M.S. 2007, Montana State University). (Advisor: Rick Block) Ph.D. student at Wright State

Taylor, Stacie (M.S. 1999, Montana State University). Professional paper: "A framework for proactively managing sexual harassment in organizations." Current employment: HR consultant, MacKenzie Northwest. (Advisor: Chuck Pierce)

Weeden, Christy (M.S. 2007, Montana State University). (Advisor: Mike Babcock)

Numerous students from our undergraduate and graduate programs have been accepted into PhD programs at universities such as Akron, Bowling Green, Colorado, Columbia, Minnesota, Nevada-Reno, Northern Illinois, Oklahoma, Oregon, Purdue, Syracuse, Texas A&M, Utah, Washington, and Wisconsin.



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