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"Assisting faculty research (with Dr. Glidden, at Project Parenting) and taking on an ambitious SMP demanded a lot of energy and hard work, but proved to be some of the most fulfilling things I did while at SMCM. It's important to give research a try, especially if you're considering graduate studies."

- Joshua Chiapelli '04

Dr. Wes Jordan with Stephania D'Abrosio, Nicole DeAngeli, Michelle Klima, and Heather Pribut.

SMP Spotlight

48 students completed an SMP in psychology in AY13-14. Congratulations to them all!

At the end of each year, mentors select particularly outstanding SMPs to be featured in our PsycSMP Showcase. 13-14 Showcase projects were written by Stephania D'Ambrosio, Nicole DeAngeli, Allison Herrington, Michelle Klima, Meshan Lehmann, Heather Pribut, and Ciara Willett.

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Recent publications with student co-authors (in bold).


Cai, X., Kallarackal, A.J., Kvarta, M.D., Goluskin, S. Gaylor, K., Bailey, A.M., Lee, H-K, Huganir, R.L., & Thompson, S. M. (published online March 17, 2013). Local potentiation of excitatory synapses by serotonin and its alteration in rodent models of depression. Nature Neuroscience, 16 (4), 464-472.

Milstein, J.A., Elnabawi, A., Vinish, M., Swanson, T., Enos, J.K., Bailey, A.M., Kolb, B. & Frost, D.O.  (2013).  Olanzapine treatment of adolescent rats causes enduring specific memory impairments and alters cortical development and function.  PLOS ONE, 8 (2), 1-17.  

Vinish, M., Elnabawi, A., Milstein, J., Burke, J.S., Kallevang, J.K., Turek, K. C., Lansink, C.S., Merchenthaler, I., Bailey, A. M., Kolb, B., Cheer, J.F., & Frost, D. O. (2013).  Olanzapine treatment of adolescent rats alters adult reward behavior and nucleus accumbens function.  International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology, 1-11.   

Flynn, E.D., Miller, E.D., Palacorolla, H.L., Tatem, K.S., and Brady, A.M.  (2012).  Self-administration of cocaine does not alleviate behavioral abnormalities in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion model of schizophrenia.  Program No. 662.21, 2012 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, Washington DC:  Society for Neuroscience.  Online.

Placek, K., Turek, K.C., Fullerton, J.N., and Brady, A.M. (2011).  Relationships between behavioral abnormalities and set-shifting impairments in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion model of schizophrenia. Program No. 567.03, 2011 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, Washington DC:  Society for Neuroscience.  Online.

Glidden, L.M., Ludwig, J.A., & Grein, K.A. (2012).  Transitions to adulthood:  De- and re-construction. In R. M. Hodapp (Ed.), International Review of Research in Developmental Disabilities, Vol. 43 (pp. 219–248).  San Diego, CA:  Elsevier/Academic Press.

Glidden, L.M., Grein, K.A., & Ludwig, J.A. (2012). A prototype for maternal well-being: Evidence-based genesis [Abstract]. Journal of Intellectual Disability Research, 56, 734.

Mirenzi, A. & Hiris, E. (2011). The Thatcher effect in biological motion. Perception, 40, 1257-1260. doi:10.1068/p7077

Tracy, M.G., Turek, K.C., Bailey, A.M., Brady, A.M., Milstein, J., & Frost, D. O. (2011). The effects of adolescent olanzapine exposure on behavior in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion model of schizophrenia.  Program No. 567.12, 2011 Abstract Viewer/Itinerary Planner, Washington DC:  Society for Neuroscience.  Online.

Glidden. L.M., Bamberger, K.T., Draheim, A. R. & Kersh, J. (2011).  Parent and athlete perceptions of Special Olympics participation:  Utility and danger of proxy responding.  Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 49. 37-45.

Brady, A.M., Saul, R.D., & Wiest, M.K. (2010). Selective deficits in spatial working memory in the neonatal ventral hippocampal lesion rat model of schizophrenia. Neuropharmacology, 59, 605-611.

Glidden, L.M., Bamberger, K.T., Turek, K.T. & Hill, K.L. (2010). Predicting mother/father/child interactions:  Parental personality and well-being, socioeconomic variables and child disability status. Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, Special Issue: Families Research, 23, 3-13.

Corrice, A.M. & Glidden, L.M. (2009).  The Down syndrome advantage:  Fact or fiction?.  American Journal on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, 114, 254-268.

O’Donnell, D. A. & Powers, J. (2009).  How has terrorism changed the American family?  In M. Morgan (Ed.) The day that changed everything (pp. 161-172).  New York: Palgrave Macmillan.   

Jobe, B.M. & Glidden, L.M. (2008).  Predicting maternal rewards and worries for the transition to adulthood of children with developmental disabilities.  Journal on Developmental Disabilities, 14, 69-80.