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Psychology | EPPL Graduate Alumni



Emotions and Positive Psychology Lab
Professor Anthony Ahrens, Director

PhD in Social Psychology

Steve Kronheim, 1990.
Dissertation title: Individual and group differences in minority influence.


PhD in Clinical Psychology

Teri Carroll, 1989.
Dissertation title: Self-evaluation and dysphoria: The effects of self and social comparisons
Internship: Crownsville State Hospital

Faye Dixon, 1989.
Dissertation title: Vulnerability factors in depression: A test of the diathesis- stress model in children
Internship: St. Elizabeth’s

Tom Hays, 1994.
Dissertation title: Person perception accuracy in aggressive, withdrawn, and normal 10 and 14 year-old boys
Internship: Beaverbrook Guidance Center

Lisa Drexler, 1995.
Dissertation title: Does money matter? The effect of fee structure of psychotherapy effort and outcome variables
Internship: Mount Vernon Center for Community Mental Health

Ruth Edelman, 1996.
Dissertation title: Great expectations? The relationship of goal setting, depressive symptoms, and affect intensity
Internship: Cornell University Medical Hospital/Payne Whitney

Maureen Minarik, 1997.
Dissertation title: Adult attachment in residence hall roommate relationships
Internship: Bethesda Naval Hospital

Alison Laster, 1997.
Dissertation title: A brief intervention with mildly depressed undergraduate women: Retraining attributions for dating relationships
Internship: Tulane University Medical Center

Lauryn Schmerl, 1997.
Dissertation title:  Attachment style, perceptions of vulnerability, and personality functioning in survivors of childhood and adolescent cancer
Internship: Psychiatric Institute, NYC

Romy Smith, 2000.
Dissertation title: Linking goal attainment to happiness: A moderator of the media effects on eating disorders?
Internship: Springfield Hospital

Kathy Panos, 2001.
Dissertation title: Mechanisms governing the generalization of self-efficacy beliefs in collegiate athletes
Internship: St. Luke’s/Roosevelt, New York

Sarah Wesch, 2004.
Dissertation title: Factors related to appearance satisfaction among women native to the Mountain Ok area of Papua New Guinea
Internship: Kansas State University Counseling Center

Mimi Arnold, 2004.
Dissertation title: Rebuilding life after a brain injury: Do social comparisons help patients cope?
Internship: University of Texas Medical School

Jim Sexton, 2005.
Dissertation title: How attachment style influences emotional experience via appraisals and approach/avoidance motivations
Internship: The Women’s Center

Heather Bogdanoff, 2005.
Dissertation title: The role of personal goals in predicting adjustment and well-being among individuals with acquired hearing loss
Internship: Kings County Hospital, Brooklyn

Marika Kyrimis, 2006.
Dissertation title: An examination of the relationships among mindfulness, emotional acceptance, emotional awareness, self-compassion, forgiveness, and self-judgment
Internship: Cornell University/Payne Whitney

Ozge Gurel, 2007.
Dissertation title: Effects of gratitude on subjective well-being, self-construal and memory 
Internship: Virginia Tech Counseling Center

Liz McIntosh, 2007.
Dissertation title: Noticing and appreciating the sunny side of life: Exploration of a novel gratitude intervention that utilizes mindfulness techniques
Internship: University of Colorado Health Sciences Center

Lisa Carlin, 2013.
Dissertation title: Identifying factors associated with decreased risk of negative outcomes for military service members following psychiatric hospitalization.  
Internship: DC VA

MA in Psychology (recent)

Melissa Smith, 2008.
Thesis title: Mindfulness and college adjustment for former foster children: The mediating relationship of social support
Currently in Catholic University’s Ph.D. program in clinical psychology

Laura Myhr, 2009.
Thesis title: The relationship between trait level mindfulness and coping in stressful situations
Currently in St. John’s University’s Ph.D. program in clinical psychology

Haseeb Majid, 2010. Nonthesis work on gratitude.

Michael Mullarkey, 2013.
Thesis title: Afraid to feel good: Is fear of emotion associated with creative problem solving?
Currently working for the Episcopal Service Corps and applying to doctoral programs in clinical psychology.

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