List of Contemporary Psychologists and Their Field of Expertise
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The list of Psychology experts below is a reflection of the diversity and complexity of the field of Psychology. It shows how contemporary approaches to Psychology and areas of specializations offered are manifested on the research interests of these experts, and how they conduct research and apply psychological principles to their work or career. You will find that the emphasis on the use of the scientific method on studying behavior and mental processes is vividly inscribed within the activities of these experts.
Apanovitch, Anne Marie
Anna Marie Apanovitch is an Experimental Psychologist currently working as the Senior Marketing Analyst of Bayer Corporation. Doing cost-effective analysis on various drugs, she says that Psychology has helped her enhance critical thinking abilities and communication skills useful for the job.
Rosalind Barnett researches on women's issues at the Murray Research Center at Radcliffe College. She specialized in the Psychology of Women and she is interested in studying how work and family demands affect women's behavior. She is currently comparing career and family expectations of male and female students at Tufts University and how those factors influence their choice in taking traditional and non-traditional majors.
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- Differences should not drive a curriculum - The Boston Globe
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Roy Baumeister is a Social Psychologist at Case Western Reserve University. He studies how self-esteem influences behavior, how people control their behavior, how they perform under pressure, and why people tend to focus on the negative side of life.
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Jay Brunza is a Sports Psychologist who taught Tiger Woods effective visualization techniques, concentration skills and emotional check-up and monitoring during his early career in golf.
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Laura Carstensen is a Developmental Psychologist and Director of the Institute for Gender and Women at Stanford University. She is interested in studying the emotional lives of older adults. For instance, she found that older adults' selectivity on social interaction is an expression of the high regard they place on emotional satisfaction.
- On the Brink of a Brand-New Old Age - The New York Times
- Laura L. Carstensen: Voters Need More Substance on Health Care Reform
- Key to Healthcare Reform Is an Honest Discussion With Voters - US News and World Report
- The Macleans.ca Interview: Dr. Laura Carstensen
- Getting older and getting better - Feb. 5, 2008
Sheila Deitz is a Forensic Psychologist at Englewood, Colorado. Because of her research on how juries make decisions, she is often consulted by attorneys to act as an expert witness, to prepare questions to defendants, and to create mock juries.
- Effects of test anxiety on performance, worry, and emotionality in naturally occurring exams
- Investigating jury bias in a child molestation case
- Attribution of Responsibility for Sexual Assault: the Influence of Observer Empathy and Defendant
Roberta Feldman is an architect who specialized in Environmental Psychology. She researches on how structural and community designs influence behavior. She believes that builders, architects and engineers should listen well to their clients to cater to their needs and individual preferences. She found that people feel more comfortable when their living and work spaces are in junction with their personality.
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- Livable and Affordable
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Rodney Hammond is a Community Psychologist and trainer at Wright State University in Ohio. He is also the director of the federally funded program on suicide- and violence-prevention among ethnic minority youth. He teaches them how social skills can be used to prevent and manage conflict effectively.
- Testimony on Youth Violence
- PACT: Positive Adolescent Choices Training
- Centers for Disease Control: A Source of Funding for Behavioral Science Research in Violence Prevent
- Preventing injuries, saving lives
Leatta Hough is an I/O Psychologist and co-founder of the Personnel Decisions Research Institute at Minneapolis. She conducts testing to predict work behavior and personnel selection to maximize work productivity.
- A Message from the President: Leaetta Hough
- Dr. Leaetta Hough Joins Talent Technology Corporation Advisory Board
Jeanette Ickovics is a Health Psychologist at Yale University. She studies what risky behaviors lead to adolescent pregnancy and STDs.
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- High postpartum rates of sexually transmitted infections among teens
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- Scientific Commons: A Prospective Study of Predictors of Adherence to Combination Antiretroviral Med
Joseph LeDoux is a Neuroscientist at New York University. He researches on the biological cause of anxiety disorders, and how people form, store and retrieve memories of traumatic events.
- Joseph LeDoux: How does your brain work?
- The Manager's Musings.(Joseph LeDoux) | Article from The Public Manager | HighBeam Research
- Nature vs. Nurture: the Pendulum Still Swings With Plenty of Momentum
- Music and Emotion: Joseph LeDoux
- Joseph LeDoux: Why the "Right Brain" Idea is Wrong-Headed
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- A Mastery of Fear
- Parallel Memories: Putting Emotions Back Into The Brain
Michael Pressley is an Educational Psychologist at Notre Dame University. He found that periodic summarizing and monitoring textual meanings are strategies that markedly improve children reading.
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- Comprehension Instruction: What Makes Sense Now, What Might Make Sense Soon
- Research by Michael Pressley Yields Insights into the Practices of Effective Educators
William Revelle is a Personality Psychologist at Northwestern University. He is currently studying how personality traits are related with motivation and cognition (thinking style).
- Experimental Approaches to the Study of Personality
- Research Article Who Sees Trees Before Forest? The Obsessive-Compulsive Style of Visual Attention
- The Contribution of Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory to Personality Theory
- Affective Synchrony: Individual Differences in Mixed Emotions
Jim Stevenson is an Experimental Psychologist at the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). Being blind, he is interested in studying hearing patterns and how sounds can be added to aid graphic displays.
Harry Triandis is a Cross-cultural Psychologist at the University of Illinois. He studies how cultures differ on their collective and individualistic orientation. For instance, he found that US citizens are individually oriented and are more competitive than the Chinese and Japanese.
- Short Biography Page - Harry C. Triandis
- The Instability of Response Sets
- Toward a Psychological Theory of Economic Growth
- Cultural Influences on Personality
- Association for Psychological Science: James McKeen Cattell Fellow Award - Harry C. Triandis
Luis Vargas is a Clinical Child Psychologist at the Children's Pediatric Hospital at the University of New Mexico. He is interested in studying cultural issues on psychological assessment and treatment. He is currently conducting therapy on Latino juvenile delinquents.
- Introduction to the new section: New directions in the treatment and assessment of ethnic minority
- Diversity of Aging Experience in Latin America and the Caribbean
- Child Psychology Division Reaches Out to New Mexico's Children
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