Model of human head on the life, model of brain on the right

Faculty Accomplishments

Department of Psychology

2016 - 2017 Accomplishments


2017 RISE award recipients

Dr. Meredith Elzy
Development of a Coding Protocol for Observable Emotional Validation and Invalidation

Dr. Adam Pazda
Extraversion predicts a preference for high-chroma colors

Dr. Alexandra Roach
Efficacy of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) for pharmacoresistant major depressive disorder (MDD) in active duty military personnel


2015 - 2016 Accomplishments


Ragen, B.J., Roach, A.E., & Chollack, C. (2016). Chronic stress, regulation of emotion and functional activity of the brain. In G. Fink (Ed), Stress: Concepts, Cognition, Emotion, and behavior (pp. 241 - 249). London: Elseveir.  

Müller HP, Turner MR, Grosskreutz J, Abrahams S, Bede P, Govind V, Prudlo J, Ludolph AC, Filippi M8, Kassubek, Neuroimaging Society in ALS(NiSALS) DTI Study Group*. A large-scale multicentre cerebral diffusion tensor imaging study in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis.(2016). Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery & Psychiatry, 1. doi:10.1136/jnnp-2015-311952

* Dr. Swain is affiliated with this group


Dr. Meredith Elzy received the Southeastern Psychological Association Early Career Research Award


2014-2015 Accomplishments


Jelsone-Swain, L., Persad, C., Burkard, D., Welsh, R.C. (2015). Action processing and mirror neuron function in patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis: and fMRI study. PLos One. DOI:  10.1371/journal.pone.0119862

Bussing, R., Koro-Ljungberg, M., Gagnon, J., Mason, D., Teeter Ellison, P. A., Noguchi, K., Garvan, C., & Albarracin, D. (2014). Feasibility of School-based ADHD Interventions: A Mixed Methods Study of Perceptions by Adolescents and Adults. Journal of Attention Disorders, DOI: 10.1177/1087054713515747. 

Bell, M.E., Street, A.E., & Stafford, J. (2014). Reporting sexual harassment in the Military: Associations between victims’ perceptions of the reporting process and psychosocial well-being. Journal of Trauma & Dissociation, 15, 133-152. DOI: 10.1080/15299732.2014.867563.

Chapman, M.C., Jelsone-Swain, L., Johnson, T.D., Gruis, K.L., Welsh, R.C. (2014). Diffusion tensor MRI of the corpus callosum in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis. Journal of Magnetic Resonance Imaging, 39, 641-647. DOI: 10.1002/jmri.24218

MacKillop, J., Few, L., Murphy, J., Wier, L., Acker, J., Murphy, C., Stojek, M., Carrigan, M., &  Chaloupka, F. (2012). High-resolution behavioral economic analysis of cigarette demand to inform tax policy. Addiction, 107, pp 2191-2200. DOI:10.1111/j.1360-0443.2012.03991.x.


Roach, A. E., Lockhart, S. N., & DeCarli, C. (2015, March). The role of vascular risk factors in age-related inhibitory control deficit. Hilton Head, SC: 61st Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association (SEPA).

Callen, E. & Streeb, N. (2014, March).  Reinstated Fear Increases over Time.  Presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Nashville, TN.

Watford, T. & Stafford, J. (2014, May). Mindfulness training changes brain activation indicating greater psychological flexibility. Poster presented at the 26th Annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Ham, L. S., Bacon, A. K., Casner, H. G., & Carrigan, M. H. (2013, November). Social anxiety and alcohol intoxication: Is what you believe what you get? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, Nashville, TN.

Welsh, R.C., Jelsone-Swain, L., Burkard, D., Foerster, B. (2014). Longitudinal change of diffusion tensor in ALS correlated with clinical measure ALSFRS-R. Poster session presented at the Organization for Human Brain Mapping annual meeting, Hamburg, Germany.

Weed, K., & Richter, T. (March, 2014). Perceptions of teen pregnancy and parenting: Grounded in empirical data? In J. S. Nicholson (Chair), Common beliefs about teen moms: More myth than truth? Symposium presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescents, Austin, TX.

Ellison, P. A., & Dendy, C. (2013, November). Teacher to teacher: Empirically-based educational practices for AD/HD. Full-day Workshop presented at the 25th Annual International Conference on Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Crystal City, VA. 


Swain, L. Principal Investigator. K. Weed, M. Vieyra, J. Stafford, A. Ellison, & B. Parr, Co-Investigators. The Advancement of Neuroscience Research Involving Interdisciplinary Collaborations to Investigate Cognition and Brain Function using Electroencephalogram (EEG) at University of South Carolina Aiken. South Carolina, ASPIRE III, in the amount of $99,956, 8/2014 to 8/2015.

Roach, A. E. Principal Investigator. Diabetes influences inhibitory control performance independent of age in cognitively normal older adults. South Carolina RISE, in the amount of $5997.11, 2014.