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Association Award Recipients Among Conference Presenters

Aug. 12, 2014

Nancy Segal , professor of psychology and the 2013 recipient of the American Psychological Association's William James Award, and Yuying Tsong , assistant professor of human services, this year's recipient of the APA's Emerging Professional-Contributions to Service Award, were among the campus presenters at the organization's conference held this month in Washington, D.C.

Segal presented "The Minnesota Study of Twins Reared Apart: The Science Behind the Fascination" and Tsong delivered "Assessing Supervision's Clinical and Multicultural Impacts" and was a co-presenter for "Feminist to Feminist: Achievements and Challenges in the Mentoring Relationship."

They were joined at the conference by

  • Joseph M. Cervantes, professor of counseling, who chaired a session titled "Learning From Undocumented Latina/o University Students — Commentary From Qualitative Interviews." The presenters for the session were alumni Laura P. Minero '12, '14 (B.A., M.A. psychology), "Undocumented Students' Paradoxical Experiences: But What About Our Families?" and Elivet Brito '06, '12 (B.A. psychology, M.S. counseling - marriage and family therapy), "Latina/o Undocumented Students and Their Families: Developmental, Emotional and Familial Concerns."
  • Alumnus and graduate student Skye N. Parral , who presented "Parameter Linking Under the Nominal Response Model With Longitudinal Data," co-authored by Allen W. Gottfried , emeritus professor of psychology; Kathleen S.J. Preston, assistant professor of psychology; Pamella H. Oliver , professor of child and adolescent studies; and Adele E. Gottfried of Cal State Northridge. Parral, Allen Gottfried, Oliver, Preston and two others were co-authors of "From Parental Stimulation of Children's Curiosity to Science Motivation and Achievement" delivered by Adele Gottfried.
  • Kathleen S.J. Preston, who was co-author of "Juxtaposition of Test Theories: Evaluating Psychometric Properties of the Thin Ideal Scale," given by 2014 graduate Masako Ura (M.A. psychology).
  • Jesse J. Peissig, associate professor of psychology, who delivered "Early Career Opportunities in Division 3: Experimental Psychology" and "Does Race Affect the Ability to Recognize Faces in Disguise," co-authored by alumna Colleen Dillon '13 (M.S. psychology-clinical).

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