Past Laboratory Activities

The 2019-2020 School Year -- Life in the Times of COVID-19:

Here are submissions by lab members during the 2019-2020 school year.  Because of COVID-19, the Association for Psychological Science convention was cancelled and the accepted poster submissions occurred online:
Midwestern Psychological Association - 2019:

Our lab presented the following posters at MPA in Chicago in April:
  1. Drandorff, L.N.*, & Miller, S. A. (2019). Conceptualizing Perfectionism: Utilizing Class Enumeration Process within Latent Profile Analysis.  Poster presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association.  Chicago, Illinois.
  2. Gandelman, E.*, Abraham, M.*, & Miller, S. A. (2019). Latent Semantic Analysis of Category Fluency in Mild Cognitive Impairment. Poster presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association.  Chicago, Illinois.-
  3. Grotkowski,K.*, & Miller, S. A. (2019). Measurement invariance of the Negative Mood Regulation Expectancies Scale. Poster presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association.  Chicago, Illinois.
  4. Leib, S.*, & Miller, S. A. (2019). Changes in Openness Predict Changes in Intellect: Growth Curve Analysis. Poster presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association.  Chicago, Illinois.
  5. Obert, G.T.*, & Miller, S. A. (2019). Gaussian Mixture Model Personality Typology Replication via Model Based Clustering. Poster presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association.  Chicago, Illinois.
  6. Reed, B. W.*, & Miller, S. A. (2019). Negative Mood Regulation Expectancies and Negative Affect in SUD Populations. Poster presented at the 91st Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association.  Chicago, Illinois.
Association for Psychological Science - 2018:

Our lab presented the following research at The 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science in San Francisco:
  1. Drandorff, L.N.*, Srnka, K. D.*, Miller, S. A., & Seidenberg, M. (2018). Epilepsy and ADHD diagnosis predict latent class membership based on neurological testing profile.  Poster presented at the 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, California.
  2. Grotkowski,K.*, & Miller, S. A. (2018).  K-fold cross validation in latent profile analysis.  Poster presented at the 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, California.
  3. Leib, S.*, & Miller, S. A. (2018).  Shared and unique properties of openness and intellect: Correlated latent change analysis.  Poster presented at the 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, California.
  4. Obert, G.T.*, & Miller, S. A. (2018).  Putting ourselves out there: Mixed results for network model replicability when examining extraversionPoster presented at the 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, California.
  5. Reed, B. W.*, & Miller, S. A. (2018). Predicting emotion-level and intraindividual variability within the anxiety and depression tripartite model. Poster presented at the 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, California.
Photos from APS 2018:

 

 
 
 Laury  Karol Sophie
 
 

 Greg BrandonLab Dinner at Bissap Baobab for Senegalese Food

During 2017, our lab is submitting several presentations to the 89th Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association.  
Our photos from MPA 2017:

  
 
  
  Lauren      Karol   Brandon  
   
  Emily  Drew's Poster  Lab Dinner at Rickshaw Republic for Indonesian Food

On May 15, 2017, we presented at Rosalind Franklin's All School Research Consortium and here are some photos:







 
 



 Laury's TalkBrandon's Poster Emily's Poster Karol's Poster Laury's Poster


Association for Psychological Science, 2016

We submitted a symposium about taxometrics that was accepted.  We also had another poster submission. 
  • Miller, S. A. (chair; May, 2016). Distinguishing dimensional from categorical structures of psychological constructs: New implementations of taxometric procedures using SPSS. Symposium presented at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Drandorff, L. N.*, & Miller, S. A. (May, 2016).  MAMBAC in SPSS: A newly developed module for taxometric analysis In S. A. Miller (Chair).  Distinguishing dimensional from categorical structures of psychological constructs: New implementations of taxometric procedures using SPSS.  Symposium presented  at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Klappa, S. P.*,  & Miller, S. A.., (May, 2016).  L-Mode: A taxometric analysis module for SPSS.  In S. A. Miller (Chair).   Distinguishing dimensional from categorical structures of psychological constructs: New implementations of taxometric procedures using SPSS.  Symposium presented at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Weber, E.*, & Miller, S. A. (May, 2016). MAXEIG: Coming soon in user-friendly SPSS form to a computer near you In S. A. Miller (Chair).   Distinguishing dimensional from categorical structures of psychological constructs: New implementations of taxometric procedures using SPSS.  Symposium presented  at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, Illinois.
  • Reed, B. W.*, & Miller, S. A. (May, 2016). Discussant.  In S. A. Miller (Chair).   Distinguishing dimensional from categorical structures of psychological constructs: New implementations of taxometric procedures using SPSS.  Symposium presented  at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, Illinois.
We also submitted a poster to APS 2016

  
 
 
 Symposium   Symposium Symposium SymposiumSymposium Poster 
 Steve 
on May 27, 2016
Lauren
 on May 27, 2016
 Emily 
on May 27, 2016
 Scott
 on May 27, 2016
Brandon 
on May 27, 2016
Steve and Brandon 
on May 28, 2016



We also took part in RFUMS's ASRC in 2016.

Photos of Our Lab's Posters at Rosalind Franklin's 11th Annual All School Research Consortium  (March 16, 2016)
 
 


 




Association for Psychological Science - 2015
  • Some of the work at this conference has led to our lab's first publication together
  • Fowler, D., Weber, E., Klappa, S.P., & Miller, S.A. (2017). Replicating future orientation: Investigating hope, optimism, and their subscales through replication and expansion.  Personality and Individual Differences, 116, 22-28.  http://doi.org/10.1016/j.paid.2017.04.010 (pdf) 
 Photo of Our Lab's Posters at the Association for Psychological Science in New York (May 21 - May 24, 2015)
 
 
 


Drew and Emily on Friday, May 22, 2015 Lauren on Saturday, May 23, 2015 Sarah on Saturday, May 23, 2015Lab Dinner at Banana Leaf (Sri Lankan) on Friday Night  
(May 22, 2015)


Midwestern Psychological Association - 2015
 Photo of Our Lab's Posters at the Midwestern Psychological Association in Chicago (May 2, 2015)
 
 



Association for Psychological Science - 2014
 
Photo's of Our Lab's Posters at Rosalind Franklin's 10th Annual All School Research Consortium (March 18, 2015)


 

 

 

And here are some pictures of the lab and surrounding area.

 Looking into the lab A view out the lab window Another view in the lab
 
 

 


Here are pictures of the people who have worked in the lab at Rosalind Franklin with a description of their interests.


Lab Alumni



 
Emily Weber, Ph.D. completed the Clinical Psychology Ph D. program in 2019.  Dr. Weber earned her B.A. in Psychology from Lake Forest College in Lake Forest, IL. Her research interests include stress and coping strategies, personality disorders, interpersonal violence, and resilience.  She is currently working on completing her thesis on the predictive utility of life stress and coping strategies in a domestic violence offender population.  Clinically, she has worked with an offender population and is currently working with PTSD veterans who suffer from moral injury.  In the future, she hopes to explore her interests working with a forensic population.  She presented her findings from a methods study at the International Family Violence and Child Victimization Conference in Portsmouth, New Hampshire.  She collaborated with another RFUMS student to conduct a study that explored the error rates involved in making typology classification in a probation sample of male perpetrators.  Emily started working in the lab in winter of 2014.  A copy of her CV is here.  She is currently a post-doc at Netcare Forensic Center in Columbus, Ohio.


Emily on her (successful) dissertation defense day (April 19, 2019)
 


Drew Fowler, Ph.D. completed the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program in 2017. Dr. Fowler received his Bachelor's degree in Psychology, with a minor in Quantitative Psychology from the University of Kansas. Drew's areas of interests include: resiliency, grit, positive psychology, interpersonal relationships, aggression, and issues related to gay and lesbian populations. Drew has worked with a variety of clinical populations and settings, including: domestic violence perpetrators, veterans with severe mental illnesses and PTSD, at-risk youth, children and adolescents, families, low SES community populations, and individuals suffering from chronic and/or severe medical illnesses. At the 2015 APS conference in New York, Drew and Emily presented a poster examining the relationship between hope and optimism in an MTurk sample. In 2015, Drew received the CRI Healthy World Scholarship for his clinical work with under-served community populations. Drew is set to propose his dissertation in August. He started working in the lab in winter of 2014.  During the 2016-2017 school year, Drew completed his internship at the VA Portland Health Care System.  A copy of his CV is here.  He is currently a psychologist at Kansas City VA
 

Drew on his (successful) dissertation defense day (Monday, December 12, 2016)
 
Photo Coming Soon Dan Goldstein, Ph.D. completed the Clinical Psychology Ph.D. program in 2016.  Dr. Goldstein is currently a clinical psychologist at Edward Hines , Jr. VA Hospital.   He completed a M.S. in clinical psychology at RFUMS, an M.A. in forensic psychology at The Chicago School of Professional Psychology, and a B.S. in Political Science at the University of Illinois.   More information about Dr. Goldstein may be found here.

Past Volunteers


 
    

Scott Klappa completed an M.S. in Clinical Counseling. He earned his B.A. in Psychology from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota, Winona. His areas of interest include self-regulative mechanisms, personality traits, and motivation factors operating between the individual and groups. Scott's current research looks at personality and the influence of emotion on decision-making. Clinically, he is currently at a practicum placement working with clients with severe, persistent mental illness. Scott has been published in The International Journal of Health, Wellness and Society on research he has done on professional identity, resilience, and hardiness of foreign-trained physical therapists.  Scott worked in the lab from fall of 2013 to Summer of 2016.  A copy of his CV is here.
 
 
Sarah Bragg volunteered in the lab between June of 2014 and August of 2015.  She graduated with her B.S. in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign in May of 2014. Her areas of interest include emotion and personality factors contributing to the development and maintenance of anxiety disorders, as well as the creation of effective therapies for culturally diverse clients.  Her CV may be found here.  Sarah is currently a Ph.D. student in the clinical psychology program at Northern Illinois University.


 
Aysha Azimuddin was a Clinical Counseling Masters student who worked in the lab between winter of 2014 and August of 2015.  She earned her B.S. 

in Psycholgy from Loyola University Chicago, where she worked in Dr. Victor Ottati's 
research lab on the cognition behind political views and stereotypes. Her 

research interests include the cultural influences on personality, emotion, and therapy approaches
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Before my time at Rosalind Franklin, there was a period of time where I didn't have a laboratory.  However, before that, I was an assistant professor in the Psychology Department at California State University, Fullerton; I left CSUF to move back to Chicago in 2013.  Several students (designated with an "*") were involved in presentations at professional conferences:
Even after I left California and students went on to doctoral programs, I kept collaborating with students from the lab.

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