Publications & Presentations


Peer Reviewed Publications

Conference Presentations

USC Aiken Scholar Showcase 2018

Poster Presentations
    Lynn Culpepper. The Influence of Depressive Symptoms on FRN Amplitude: An EEG Study
    Mentor: Dr Swain
    Nikia Franklin. Understanding the Perception and Experience of Diversity.
    Mentor: Dr Roach
    Jessie Good. Assessing the relationship between social media usage and academic success.
    Mentor: Dr Pazda
    Sara Anne McCommon. The Effect of Acetaminophen on Pain Empathy and Mu Rhythm Suppression
    Mentors: Drs Roach & Swain
    Mason Rodriguez. An Investigation into the Neuroscience of Emotion-processing Using Noninvasive Brain Stimulation: An HD-tDCS Study.
    Mentor: Dr Roach
    Juliette Seremak & Heather Nall. The Effects of Vascular Risk Factors on Inhibitory Control in Cognitively Healthy Young Adults.
    Mentor: Dr Roach
    Nicole Smith, Kristen Ryan, Jamal Lopez. Gender and vehicle type as mediators for aggression while driving.
    Mentor: Dr Pazda
    Kiamondi Thomas. Vascular Risk Factors and the Effects of Anxiety on Inhibitory and Attentional Control using Virtual Reality Technology.
    Mentor: Dr Roach
    Brooke Turke, Mercedes Holmes, Rebecca Fanta. Collegiate Preparedness and the transition from high school to college
    Mentor: Dr Swain
Oral Presentations
    Yasmin Bedenbaugh. Belief in conspiracy theories and cognitive biases.
    Mentor: Dr Pazda
    Heather Nall, Juliette Seremak. Vascular Risk Factors and Diabetes in Late Adolescents and Young Adults, an Assessment of Working Memory.
    Mentor: Dr Roach

Discover USC 2018

Poster Presentations
    Collytte Cederstrom. Intrinsic motivation and reading improvement with at-risk students.
    Mentor: Dr Pazda
    Anna Deegan, Jessie Good, Jamal Lopez.Red, threat, and race categorizations.
    Mentor: Dr Pazda
    Gabrielle Gray, Sarah Przywara, Collytte Cederstrom. Effects of facial expression and coloration on electrodermal activity.
    Mentor: Dr Pazda
    Heather Nall. Conspicuous conservation: A direct replication attempt of Griskevicius et al., 2010.
    Mentor: Dr Pazda
    Heather Nall, Juliette Seremak.Vascular Risk Factors and Diabetes in Late Adolescents and Young Adults, an Assessment of Working Memory.
    Mentor: Dr Roach
    Emily Shakal. When might makes right: Moral superiority and decision making for others.
    Mentor: Dr Pazda

National and Regional Conferences 2018

Poster Presentations
    Jonathan Burton, Destiny Willis, Eliya Husid. The Influence of Depressive Symptoms on FRN Amplitude: An EEG Study. South Carolina Psychological Association (SCPA) conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.
    Mentor: Dr Swain
    Sierra Howard, Leonela Salabarria, Matthew Williams. The Effect of Acetaminophen on Pain Empathy and Mu Rhythm Suppression. South Carolina Psychological Association (SCPA) conference, Myrtle Beach, SC.
    Mentor: Dr Swain
    Alex Knoll. Greek involvement and alcohol consumption: The Theory of Planned Behavior and its mediating influence. Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Atlanta, GA.
    Mentors: Drs Carrigan, Elzy & Pazda
    Ty’Keyana Mickles, Conley Waters, Wesley Brison. Error Awareness and Pe Amplitude in Athletes During a Response Inhibition Task: An EEG Study. South Carolina Psychological Association Conference, Myrtle Beach, March
    Mentor: Dr Swain
    Heather Nall. Vascular Risk Factors for Diabetes in Late Adolescents and Young Adults, an Assessment of Working Memory. 25th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), Boston, MA. 2018.
    Mentor: Dr Roach
    Emma Nettles. Perspective taking and self-other overlap: How self-compassion mitigates the negative effect of blame on helping behavior. Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP), Atlanta, GA.
    Mentor: Dr Pazda
    Juliette Seremak. The Effects of Vascular Risk Factors on Inhibitory Control in Cognitively Healthy Young Adults. 25th Annual Meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society (CNS), Boston, MA. 2018.
    Mentor: Dr Roach
    Emily Siebach, Paris McDonald, Alyssa Zack & Philipp, M. Initial report of longitudinal data for trauma-exposed veterans and active military personnel completing the Saratoga War Horse Program: Exploring the impact of an equine-based alternative program. Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA) annual conference, Charleston, SC.
    Mentors: Drs Ellison & Pazda
    Noah Wolkowicz. Fear of missing out and collegiate alcohol use: An examination of relationship and direction. Research Society on Alcoholism, Denver, CO.
    Mentors: Drs Carrigan & Pazda