Peer Reviewed Publications

Kirsten Arnett*, Dr. Alexandra Roach, Dr. Meredith Elzy & Dr. Laura Jelsone-Swain. (2018) Childhood emotional invalidation and right hemispheric mu suppression during a pain empathy task: An EEG study, Social Neuroscience, https://doi.org/10.1080/17470919.2018.1441905

*M.S. in Applied Clinical Psychology 2017 USC Aiken. This paper is based on the research from K. Arnett's masters thesis.


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.



USC Aiken Scholar Showcase 2018, 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.vThe 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, SC. 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.