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

Gerontological Society of America (GSA)

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. 

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

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 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.

Society for Research on Adolescence (SRA)

 

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 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.