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Our faculty and students present at national and international conferences every year. Below are just some of the major conferences routinely attended. If you will be at one of these conferences this year check out these links for for information about presentations and events you can find us at.

Reception invitation for GSA
Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

Come join us in Boston this year! 

November 14-18, 2018

Check out these presentations from HDFS faculty and students

  • AWARD WINNER: Shyuan Tan, a 2nd year graduate student working with Alyssa Gamaldo, has been awarded the Minority Issues in Gerontology  award for her poster. 
    • Self-Rated Health among Older Blacks and Performance on Cognitive TestsShyuan Ching Tan, Alyssa A. Gamaldo, Lesley A. Ross, Angie L. Sardina, Ross Andel, Jason Allaire, Keith Whitfield.

Symposium Presentations

  • Symposium Title: Effect of childhood adversity on psychological and biological markers of stress in middle and later life
    • Presentation title: The effects of early paternal loss on grip strength among Korean men and women in middle and later life. Joo, S., Kong, J., & Almeida, D. M

 

  • Symposium Title:  Living a Stressor-Free Daily Life: Prevalence and Psychosocial Correlates.
    • Presentation title: Daily stress facilitates engagement in emotional support exchange throughout adulthood. Joo, S., Chai, H., Jun, H., & Almeida, D. M.

 

  • Symposium Title: Vascular, Cardiometabolic, and Sleep Health Relations to Brain and Cognitive Outcomes Among Older Adults
    • Presentation title: Self-reported sleep as it relates to cognitive function in older Black and White adults. Alyssa Gamaldo.

 

  • Symposium Title: How Do Daily Positive and Negative Events and Emotions Influence the Course of Development?
    • Presentation Title: Socioemotional Dynamics of Emotion Regulation and Depressive Symptoms: A Person-Specific Network Approach, Xiao Yang (presenting), Nilam Ram, Scott Gest, David Lydon, David Conroy, Aaron Pincus, Peter C.M. Molenaar

 

  • Symposium Title:  Stability and change in close social relationships from young adulthood into old age
    • Symposium Chairs: K. Kolodziejczak & D. Gerstorf
    • Presentation title: The effects of numbers of non-spousal confidants on married older adults' health. Nah, S., Martire, L. M., & Zhaoyang, R.

 

  • Symposium Title: Effect of childhood adversity on psychological and biological markers of stress in middle and later life.
    • Symposium Chairs: J. Kong & D. Almeida
    • Presentation Title:  Rags to rags, riches to riches: Socioeconomic mobility and psychobiological mediators of socioeconomic status-health gradient.  Surachman, A., Rice, C., Bray, B., Gruenewald, T., & Almedia, D.

 

  • Symposium Title: Health and aging in lesbian, gay, and bisexual adults in the United States
    • Symposium Chairs: B. Wardecker
    • Presentation Title:  Daily stress and health among lesbian, gay, and bisexual Adults on the United States.  Surachman, A., Wardecker, B., & Almedia, D

 

  • Symposium Title: Experiences and Exposures: Modeling Longitudinal Effects
    • Presentation title: The Impact of Life Events on the Dynamics of Individuals’ Well-Being: Natural Experiments Embedded in Multiple Time-scale Designs.  Denis Gertsorf & Nilam Ram.

 

Poster Presentations

Wednesday Poster Session 6-8pm

Age-varying association between subjective physical function and memory in community-dwelling older adults. Sprague, B. N., Gamaldo, A. A., & Ross, L. A.

Thursday Poster Session 1-3pm

The Cognitive Reserve Paradox: Cognitive Engagement in Midlife Predicts More Rapid Cognitive Decline in Late Life. Jinshil Hyun, Martin J. Sliwinski, Mindy J. Katz, Molly E. Zimmerman, Carol, A. Derby, Richard B. Lipton

Saturday Poster Session 1-3pm

Correspondence between objective and subjective memory is stable across age. Freed, S. A., Sprague, B. N., & Ross, L. A.


 

National Council on Family Relations (NCFR)

Join us in San Diego, 2018

 

Wednesday November 7th

  • Poster Session: Adolescence, Hispanic/Latino Youth, Education

    • Longitudinal associations between stressors and depressive symptoms in Mexian-origin girls.  Griselda Martinez, Lorena Aceves, Mayra Bamaca-Colbert 

    • Mexican-origin family members' unique and shared perspectives of familism values. Jenny Padilla, Justin Jager, Kimberly Updegraff, Susan McHale, Adriana Umana-Taylor

 

Thursday November 8th

  • Symposium: Race, Discrimination, and Well-Being
    • Links between Depressive Symptoms and Marital Satisfaction in African American Couples. August Jenkins, Steffany Fredman, Yunying Le, Xiaoran Sun, Olivenne Skinner, & Susan McHale.
  • Sympoisum: Examining Perspective from Multiple Family Members
    • Longitudinal Effects of Discrimination and Acculturative Stressors on Family Health.  Katherine Zeiders, Lorey Wheeler, Sarah Killoren, Kimberly Updegraff, Adriana Umana-Taylor, & Susan McHale

 

Friday November 9th

  • Symposium: The Role of Families in Promoting the Well-Being of Latinx Youth
    • Latinx homeless youth: Familism, ethnic-identity, and daily affect.  Aceves, L., Martinez, G., Knapp, S. K., Bamaca-Colbert, Y. M., Griffin, A., Sulkowski, M., & Cleveland, H.

 

Saturday November 10th

  • Leveraging Daily Diary Methods to Examine Processes in Family Relationships
    • Chair: Greg Fosco
    • Latent profiles of variability and levels of family conflict and cohesion: Implications for adolescent adjustment.  Emily LoBraico, David Lydon-Staley, Gregory Fosco.
    • Daily child and parent cortisol covariation: Unpacking the direction of effect. Melissa Lippold, Dave Almeida, Peter Molenaar, Soomi Lee, Kelly Davis.
    • Family influences on adolescent sleep chronotype. Sunhye Bai, Nancy Gonzales, Andrew Fuligni.
Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA)

 

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Examples from past years include these student (bolded name) presentations

Beal, S.J., Dorn, L.D., & Gayles, J. G. (2014, March). Smoking as a predictor of depressive symptoms in adolescent girls: Variability by stability and change in cigarette use. Paper presented at the 15th Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, Austin, TX.

Doughty, S.E. & McHale, S.M. (2014, March). Reciprocity of sibling disclosure: Developmental patterns and relationship correlates. Talk presented at the Biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescents, Austin, TX.

Griffin, A., Schlomer, G. L., Cleveland, H.H., & Vandenbergh, D. (March, 2014). Differential Susceptibility to Effects of Peer Pressure and Positive Friend Support on Alcohol Expectation During Adolescence. Poster presented at the Biennial Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA) Conference, Austin, TX.

Harris, A.R., Syvertsen, A.K., Abenavoli, R.M. (March, 2014). “I thought it was the right thing to do”: Urban adolescents’ motivations and perceived barriers to improving their schools. In Oosterhoff, B. (Chair). Who makes a difference? Adolescent beliefs about civic agents. Symposium presented at the 2014 biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence.

Kim, P. S., Bámaca-Colbert, M. Y., Conger, R. D., Robins, R. W., & Widamin, K. F., 2014. The Acculturation Gap in Mexican-Origin Families: Exploring the Salience of Behavioral and Value Domains over Time. Presented at SRA 2014 Biennial Meeting, (Austin, TX).

Laible, D. J., Froimson, J., Karahuta, E., Murphy, T., & Augustine, M. E. (2014, March). Predicting adolescent prosocial and aggressive behaviors: The roles of attachment and moral affect and cognition. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence,Austin, TX.

Society for Research in Child Development (SRCD)

Attending SRCD this year?  Check the program for information on the Penn State social.  We'd love to have you stop by and say hi.

Many students and faculty present at SRCD regularly.  We are currently in the process of a website transition and will be updating this section with current information soon. 

Society for Prevention Research

Many students and faculty present annually at GSA.  We are currently in the process of a website transition and will be updating this section with current information soon

Examples from past years include these 10 student (bolded name) presentations from 2015

Abenavoli, R., & Greenberg, M. (2015, May). Classroom-level influences on children's skills in the early school years. Poster presented at the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, D.C.

Boone, M. R., Griffin, A. M., Li, J. (2015, May). Time-varying effects of health behaviors on cardio-metabolic outcomes in older Mexican adults. SPR Cup paper presented at the Society for Prevention Research (SPR) Conference, Washington, DC.

Calhoun, B. & Maggs, J. (2015, May). Gender differences in links between alcohol-specific parenting messages and alcohol use during college. Poster presented at the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, D.C.

Dvorakova, K., Kishida M., Li J., Agrusti M., Elavsky S., Broderick, T., & Greenberg, M. (2015, May). Health and well-Being: Mindfulness training effects on daily experiences of first-year college students. In Dvorakova, K. (Chair) The Effectiveness and Implementation of Youth-Focused Mindfulness Interventions. Symposium presented at the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, D.C.

Fosco, G., Bamberger, K., & Xia, M. (2015, May). Trajectories of caregiver motivation and engagement in family-centered prevention programs: A group-based modeling approach. Presented at the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, D.C.

Griffin, A., Schlomer, G, Vandenberg, D., Greenberg, M., Feinberg, M., Redmond, C., & Spoth, R. (2015, May). Differential intervention effects on sensationseeking and substance use based on genotype. Presented at the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, D.C.

Miller, J. A., Smith, E. A. & Caldwell, L.L. (2015, May). The impact of sexual victimization on adolescent boys' sexual risk and sexual aggression behavior. Presented at the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, D.C.

Miller, J. A., Smith, E. A., Caldwell, L.L., Wegner, L, & Jacobs, J. (2015, May). Sexual school climate and sexual coercion in Cape Town's secondary schools. Presented at the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, D.C.

Vandenberg, D., Hair, K., Cleveland, H.H., Schlomer, G., & Griffin, A. (2015, May). From Buccal to Bonferroni in genetically informative prevention research: The initial stage for development, execution, and analysis of genetically informed prevention study. Presented at the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, D.C.

Waterman, E., Small, M., Newman, S., & Steich, S. (2015, May). Using design thinking to facilitate students' transition to college: A pilot trial. Poster presented at the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, D.C.

Society for Psychophysiological Research

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Examples from past years include these student (bolded name) presentations

White, R., Yang, X., Ram, N., & Gatzke-Kopp, L. M. (2017). Skin conductance reactivity moderates the association between deliberation time and willingness to take risk in a probabilistic decision-making task. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research. Vienna, Austria.

Ryan, P.J., Benson, L., Ram, N., Gatzke-Kopp, L.M. (2017). Neurovisceral integration: Coordinated activity of sympathetic, parasympathetic, and cortical systems within individuals. Society for Psychophysiological Research Annual Meeting, Vienna, Austria.

Bova, K. L., Gatzke-Kopp, L. M., Fosco, G. M., & Willner, C. J. (2014, September). Associations with RSA and Externalizing Psychopathology in a High-Risk Environment: Competing Predictions of the Diathesis-Stress and Biological Sensitivity Models. Poster presentation at the Society for Psychophysiological Research Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Bova, K. L., Gatzke-Kopp, L. M., Fosco, G. M., & Willner, C. J. (2014). Applying the diathesis-stress and biological sensitivity models in environments of risk shows evidence of differential associations of child behavior outcomes with low compared to high RSA. Psychophysiology, 51 (Supplement 1) S19. Poster presented at the 54th annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Atlanta, GA.

Philbrook, L. E. & Buss, K. A. (2014, September). Toddler shyness and cortisol reactivity predict maternal emotion socialization at 5 years. Poster presented at the 54th annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Atlanta, GA.

Morales, S., Younkins, L. B., Philbrook, L. E., & Buss, K. A. (2014, September). Longitudinal relations between exuberant temperament and academic functioning: The role of RSA reactivity. Poster presented at the 54th annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Atlanta, GA.

Willner, C. J., Jetha, M. K., Segalowitz, S. J., & Gatzke-Kopp, L. M. (2014). Emotional face processing biases and children’s internalizing and externalizing behaviors in school. Psychophysiology, 51 (Supplement 1), S19. Poster presented at the 54th annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Atlanta, GA.

International Conference on Infant Studies (ICIS)

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Examples from past years include these student (bolded name) presentations

 

Augustine, M. E., & Stifter, C. A. (2014, July). Maternal positive affect as a moderator of infant behavioral inhibition. Poster presented at the Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.

Moding, K. J. & Stifter, C. A. (July 2014). Temperamental surgency contributes to acceptance and rejection of novel foods at 6 and 12 months. Poster presented at The Biennial International Society on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.

Reader, J. M. & Teti, D. M. (July 2014). Early Limit Setting Beliefs about Infant Sleep are Associated with Coparenting Quality When the Infant is 12-months Old. Poster presented at The Biennial International Conference on Infant Studies, Berlin, Germany.