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Celebrating impactful scholarly achievements of faculty and students...

...In Colloquium Series'

"Uncertain Identity: Fertile Ground for Autocracy" with guest speaker, Dr. Michael Hogg

...In Recent Publications

  • Blanchard, B. E.*, Stevens, A. K.*, Littlefield, A. K., Talley, A. E., & Brown, J. L. (2017). Examining the link between nonmedical use of sedatives, tranquilizers, and pain relievers with dispositions toward impulsivity among college students. Addictive Behaviors, 69, 8-13. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2017.01.003
  • Hancock, D. W.*, Talley, A. E., Bohanek, J., Ireland, M. E., & Iserman, M.* (in press). Motivated Psychological Distancing Exacerbates the Association between Sexual Orientation Self-concept Ambiguity and Alcohol Misuse. Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
  • Hurst, A. C.*, & Alquist, J. L., Puts, D. A. (2017). Women's fertility status alters other women's jealousy and mate guarding. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 43, 191-203. doi: 10.1177/0146167216678859
  • Iserman, M.*, & Ireland, M. E. (2017). A Dictionary-Based Comparison of Autobiographies by People and Murderous Monsters. Proceedings of the Fourth Workshop on Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology, 74-84. url: aclweb.org/anthology/W17-3109
  • Stevens, A. K.*, Littlefield, A. K., Talley, A. E., & Brown, J. L. (2017). Do individuals higher in impulsivity drink more impulsively? A pilot study within a high risk sample of young adults. Addictive Behaviors, 65, 147-153. doi: 10.1016/j.addbeh.2016.10.026
  • Talley, A. E. (in press). Close Ranks: Understanding the Relevance of Ethnicity- and Race-based Alcohol Disparities for Other Marginalized Subpopulations - A Commentary on Zemore et al. (2017). Journal of Studies on Alcohol and Drugs.
  • Talley, A. E., Cook, M., & Schroy, C. A. (2017). Motivations and Experiences Related to Women's First Same-sex Sexual Encounters. Psychology and Sexuality. doi: 10.1080/19419899.2017.1316766
  • Veldhuis, C. B., Talley, A. E., Hancock, D. W.*, Wilsnack, S. C., & Hughes, T. L. (in press). To your health? Alcohol use, age, and perceived mental and physical health in a community sample of lesbian and bisexual women. LGBT Health.

...In Conference Presentations

  • Core, T. J.*, Alquist, J. L., Baumeister, R. F., Tice, D. M., Naveh, I., & McGregor, I. (2017). What you don't know can hurt you: Uncertainty impairs self-regulation. Poster at Society for Personality and Social Psychology 2017, San Antonio, Texas.
  • Harris, B., Weiser, D., Talley, A. & Karam, L. (April, 2017). Waiting for the Punchline: Sexist Jokes, Dirty Ditties, & Managing the Work Environment. Workshop presentation at the 33rd Annual Conference on the Advancement of Women, Lubbock, TX.
  • Nalabandian, T.*, Iserman M.*, & Ireland, M. E. (2017, August). Language style matching in subclinically depressed and anxious participants' responses to social media-style posts. Poster presented at the Computational Linguistics and Clinical Psychology – Workshop of the 55th annual meeting for the Association for Computational Linguistics, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
  • Nalabandian, T.*, Iserman, M.*, & Ireland, M. E. (2017, January). The sex of screenwriter: An examination of language patterns and ratings of films. Poster presented at the 18th annual meeting for the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
  • Nalabandian, T.*, Iserman, M.*, & Ireland, M. E. (2016, July). What makes a narrative (great)? In J. B. Herrmann (Chair), The power of digital text analysis. Symposium conducted at the 15th biennial meeting for the International Society for the Empirical Study of Literature, Chicago, IL.
  • Price, M.M.* & Alquist, J.L. (January, 2017). I forget my diet when I see cake: The role of working memory in goal activation. Poster awarded First Place in the student poster competition at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting 2017, San Antonio, TX.
  • Talley, A. E., Hancock, D. W.*, Sher, K. J. (January, 2017). An Experiment Studying the Impact of Sexual Self-Concept Ambiguity on Alcohol Consumption When Sexuality is Salient. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.
  • Talley, A. E., Muehlenkamp, J. J., Hancock, D. W.*, & Bagge, C. L. (April, 2017). Suicidal Ideation and Lifetime Number of Suicide Attempts among Young Adults who Acknowledge Sexual Orientation Self-Concept Ambiguity. Symposium presentation at the 50th Annual American Association of Suicidology Conference, Phoenix, AZ.

...In Awards and Honors

  • Anthony M. Foster* – Awarded the Clara Mayo Grant ($500) to support his thesis research from the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues (SPSSI).
  • Dr. Sherman received a 2018 Sage Young Scholar Award.
  • Dr. Talley was named to flagship Research Society of Alcoholism Diversity Committee.
  • Dr. Talley was named an affiliate faculty member of the Department of Human Development and Family Studies at Texas Tech.

...In Media Coverage

Researchers Create Clothing to Address Alzheimer's Patients' Needs Mentions David Hancock

...In Recent Publications

  • Ireland, M. E., Chen, Q., Schwartz, H. A., Ungar, L. H., & Albarracin, D. (2016). Action Tweets Linked to Reduced County-Level HIV Prevalence in the United States: Online Messages and Structural Determinants. AIDS and Behavior, 20(6), 1256-1264.
  • Parent, M., & Alquist, J. L. (2016). Born fat: The effect of changeability beliefs on health behaviors and physical health. Health Education and Behavior, 43, 337-346. doi: 10.1177/1090198115602266
  • Brown, J. L., Talley, A. E., Littlefield, A. K., & Gause, N. K. (in press). Young Women's Alcohol Expectancies for Sexual Risk-Taking Mediate the Link between Sexual Enhancement Motives and Condomless Sex When Drinking. Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 39, 925-930. doi: 10.1007/s10865-016-9760-8
  • Talley, A. E., Grimaldo, G., Wilsnack, S., Hughes, T., & Kristjanson, A. (2016). Childhood Victimization, Internalizing Symptoms and Substance Use among Women who Identify as Mostly Heterosexual. LGBT Health, 3, 266-274. doi: 10.1089/lgbt.2015.0073
  • Everett, B., Talley, A. E., Hughes, T. L., Wilsnack, S., & Johnson, T. P. (2016). Sexual Identity Mobility and Depressive Symptoms: A Longitudinal Analysis of Moderating Factors Among Sexual Minority Women. Archives of Sexual Behavior, 45, 1731-1744. doi: 10.1007/s10508-016-0755-x
  • Talley, A. E., Gilbert, P., Mitchell, J., Goldbach, J. Marshall, B., & Kaysen, D. (2016). Addressing Gaps on Risk and Resilience Factors for Alcohol Use Outcomes in Sexual and Gender Minority Populations. Drug and Alcohol Review, 35, 484-493. doi: 10.1111/dar.12387
  • Stevens, A. K., Littlefield, A. K., Blanchard, B. E., Talley, A. E., & Brown, J. L. (2016). Does drinking refusal self-efficacy mediate the impulsivity-problematic alcohol use relation? Addictive Behaviors, 53, 181-186.
  • Talley, A. E., Brown, S. L., Cukrowicz, K. & Bagge, C. L. (2016). Sexual self-concept ambiguity and the Interpersonal Risk for Suicide Theory. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior, 46, 127-140. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12176.
  • Hohman, Z. P., *Dahl, E., & Grubbs, S. (2016). Social identity complexity and entitativity: The relationship between group characteristics and personal characteristics on group identification. Self & Identity, 15, 638-649. doi: 10.1080/15298868.2016.1185462
  • Hohman, Z. P., Crano, W. D., & *Niedbala, E. M. (2016). Attitude Ambivalence, Social Norms, and Behavioral Intentions: Developing Effective Antitobacco Persuasive Communications. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors, 30, 209-219. doi: 10.1037/adb0000126
  • Talley, A. E., Aranda, F., Hughes, T. L., Everett, B., & Johnson, T. P. (2015). Longitudinal Associations among Discordant Sexual Orientation Dimensions and Hazardous Drinking in a Cohort of Sexual Minority Women. Journal of Health and Social Behavior, 56, 225-245. doi:10.1177/0022146515582099

...In Conference Presentations

  • *Core, T. J., Alquist, J. L., Baumeister, R. F., & Hohman, Z. P. (2016, January). The effect of religious certainty on health behaviors. Poster session presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting 2016, San Diego, CA.
  • *Dabbakeh, N., Oldham, R., Niehuis, S., & Ireland, M. E. (2016, April). Language Style Matching in Separate Courtship Interviews Reflects Less Avoidance and Disengagement in Newlywed Couples. Poster session to be presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Council on Family Relations, Plano, TX.
  • *Dabbakeh, N. & Ireland, M. E. (2016, January). Cultural Differences and Linguistic Correlates of Personality Among Arabs and Americans. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  • *Dahl, E., & Hohman, Z. P. (2016, January). Being pushed to the boundaries leads to increased risk. Poster session presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  • *Dahl, E., *Niedbala, E., & Hohman, Z. P. (2016, March). The Impact of Ostracism on an Individual's Fundamental Needs and Group Identification: Results from a Mixed Cyberball Paradigm. Poster session presented at 15th Annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition, Lubbock, TX.
  • Hohman, Z. P., *Dahl, E., *Niedbala, E. M. (2016, January). The benefits of being ignored: The effects of ostracism and inclusion on identification and fundamental needs. Poster session presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  • *Hurst, A. C., & Alquist, J. L. (2016, January). Other Women's Fertility Status Predicts Women's Jealousy. Poster session presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting 2016, San Diego, CA.
  • Ireland, M. E. Schwartz, H. A., Ungar, L., & Albarracín, D. (2016, January). Poster session to be presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  • *Iserman, M. & Ireland, M. E. (2016, January). Gendered Language Styles: Person Perception and Language Style Matching with Stylistically Varied Texts. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  • *Niedbala, E. M., & Hohman, Z. P. (2016, January). Group members' willingness to take risks to harm a threatening outgroup. Poster session presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.
  • *Niedbala, E. M., & Hohman, Z. P. (2016, March). Rivals, risk-taking, and revenge: Group members' willingness to take personal risks to harm the enemy. Poster session presented at the 15th Annual Texas Tech University Graduate Research Poster Competition, Lubbock, TX.
  • *Price, M.M., Alquist, J.L., *Hancock, D.W., Talley, A.E., & Cukrowicz, K. (2016, January). The effects of age-related stigma on self-control. Poster session presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting 2016, San Diego, CA.
  • *Price, M.M., Alquist, J.L., *Hancock, D.W., Talley, A.E., & Cukrowicz, K. (2016, March). The effects of age-related stigma on self-control. Poster session presented at the 15th Annual Graduate Student Research Poster Competition, Lubbock, TX.
  • Talley, A. E. (2016, June). Capturing the Spectrum: Improving Inclusion and Engagement in Alcohol and Drug Research and Programs across Diverse Communities. Health Disparities Satellite Session symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism Conference, New Orleans, LA.

...In Awards and Honors

  • Dr. Hohman named Influential Faculty Member by Phi Beta Kappa members.
  • *Hancock, D. (2016). Student Travel Award, Society for Personality and Social Psychology.
  • *Hurst, A. (2016). SPSP Poster Award Finalist, Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

...In Media Coverage

...In Recent Publications

  • Alquist, J. L., Ainsworth, S., Baumeister, R. F., Daly, M., & Stillman, T. F. (2015). The makings of might-have-beens: Effects of belief about free will on counterfactual thinking. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 41, 268-283.
  • Baumeister, R. F., Alquist, J. L., & Vohs, K. D. (2015). Illusions of learning: Irrelevant emotions inflate judgments of learning. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, 28, 149-158.
  • Hohman, Z. P., & Hogg, M. A. (2015). Fearing the uncertain: Self-uncertainty plays a role in mortality salience. Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 57, 31-42. doi: 10.1016/j.jesp.2014.11.007
  • Hohman, Z. P., & Hogg, M. A. (2015). Mortality salience, self-esteem, and defense of the group: Mediating role of ingroup identification. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 45, 80-89. doi: 10.1111/jasp.12277
  • Hohman, Z. P., Crano, W. D., & *Niedbala, E. M. (2015). Attitude Ambivalence, Social Norms, and Behavioral Intentions: Developing Effective Antitobacco Persuasive Communications. Psychology of Addictive Behaviors. Advanced online publication. doi: 10.1037/adb0000126
  • Ireland, M. E., Schwartz, H. A., Chen, Q., Ungar, L., & Albarracín, D. (2015). Future-Oriented Tweets Predict Lower County-Level HIV Prevalence in the United States. Health Psychology, 34, 1252-1260.
  • Ireland, M. E., Hepler, J., Li, H. & Albarracin, D. (2015). Neuroticism and attitudes toward action in 19 countries. Journal of Personality, 83, 243-250.
  • Parent, M., Talley, A.E., *Schwartz, E., & *Hancock, D. (2015). I Want Your Sex: The Role of Sexual Exploration in Fostering Positive Sexual Self-Concepts for Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Women. Psychology of Sexual Orientation and Gender Diversity, 2, 199-204. PMID: 26380352
  • Talley, A.E. & *Stevens, J. (2015) Sexual orientation self-concept ambiguity: Scale Adaptation and Validation. Assessment. Advance online publication. doi: 10.1177/1073191115617016
  • Talley, A.E., Aranda, F., Hughes, T.L., Everett, B., & Johnson, T.P. (2015). Longitudinal Associations among Discordant Sexual Orientation Dimensions and Hazardous Drinking in a Cohort of Sexual Minority Women. Journal of Health and Social Behavior. doi:10.1177/0022146515582099
  • Talley, A.E., *Brown, S. L., Cukrowicz, K. & Bagge, C. L. (2015). Sexual self-concept ambiguity and the Interpersonal Risk for Suicide Theory. Suicide & Life-Threatening Behavior. doi: 10.1111/sltb.12176.

...In Conference Presentations

  • *Blanchard, B. E., Littlefield, A. K., Talley, A. E., Brown, J. L., & *Stevens, A. K. (2015, June). Delay Discounting and Problematic Alcohol Use. Poster presented at the meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, San Antonio, TX.
  • *Stevens, A. K., Littlefield, A. K., *Blanchard, B. E., Talley, A. E., & Brown, J. L., (2015, June). Impulsivity and the intention-behavior relation for emerging adult alcohol consumption. Poster to be presented at the meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism, San Antonio, TX.
  • Talley, A. E. (2015, June, 2015). In the eye of the beholder: The role of perception in alcohol use and misuse processes in romantic relationships. Symposium presentation at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • Talley, A. E. (2015, June). Uncovering Lola: Recent empirical research examining alcohol involvement among transgender individuals. Symposium presentation at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcoholism Conference, San Antonio, TX.
  • *Bess, C., Brown, J.L., Talley, A.E., & Littlefield, A. (2015, April). Religious orientation and unprotected vaginal sex among young adult women. Poster presented at the Society of Behavioral Medicine's Annual Meeting, San Antonio, TX.
  • *Core, T. J., Alquist, J. L., Hohman, Z. P., & Baumeister, R. F. (2015, February). The effect of religious certainty on health intentions. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting 2015, Long Beach, California.
  • Hohman, Z. P., & Crano, W. D. (2015, February). When ambivalent look to the group: The relationship between attitude ambivalence, social norms, attitudes, and behavioral intentions. Poster presentation presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

...In Awards and Honors

Talley, A. E. (2015). New Faculty Award, Awarded by the Texas Tech Alumni Association.

...In Media Coverage

...In Recent Publications

  • Hohman, Z. P., Crano, W. D., Alvaro, E. A., & Siegel, J. T. (2014). Attitudinal ambivalence, friend norms, and adolescent drug use. Prevention Science, 15, 65-74. doi:10.1007/s11121-013-0368-8
  • Ireland, M. E. & Henderson, M. D. (2014). Language style matching, engagement, and impasse in egoistic negotiations. Negotiations and Conflict Management Research, 7, 1-16.
  • Littlefield, A. K. & Alquist, J. L. (2014). Greater clarity with consilience: Testing causal models across methodological approaches. European Journal of Personality, 28, 394-395.
  • Siegel, J.T. Crano, W. D., Alvaro, E.A. Lac, A., Hackett, J.D., Hohman, Z. P. (2014). Differentiating common predictors and outcomes of marijuana initiation: A retrospective longitudinal analysis. Substance Use and Misuse, 49, 30-40. doi:10.3109/10826084.2013.817427
  • Talley, A.E., Hughes, T., Aranda, F., Birkett, M., & Marshal, M. (2014). Exploring Alcohol-Use Behaviors Among Heterosexual and Sexual Minority Adolescents: Intersections With Sex, Age, and Race/Ethnicity. American Journal of Public Health, 104, 295-303. doi: 10.2105/AJPH.2013.301627

...In Media Coverage

*Denotes current doctoral student.

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