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Dr. Eric Weiser, Professor and Chair of the Psychology Department, recently had a manuscript accepted for publication. His research study, "#Me: Narcissism and its Facets as Predictors of Selfie-Posting Frequency" will be published in the journal, Personality and Individual Differences. Dr. Weiser's research, which is an extension of his long-standing interest in Psychology and the Internet, documents the relationship between the individual's self-absorption (narcissism) and the frequency with which they post images of themselves to social media. This is an exciting publication which helps us to understand a pervasive social behavior.
Eric's article will appear in print later in 2015 and will be available on-line, via ScienceDirect in the fall of 2015.
Dr. Weiser also contributed two chapters to a recently released textbook, Psychology, published by OpenStax College. The chapters Dr. Weiser wrote were "Stress, Lifestyle, and Health," and "Psychological Disorders." For both chapters, Dr. Weiser provided comprehensive coverage of the core principles related to each area - including an extensive treatment on the immune system and psychophysiological disorders in the chapter on stress and health and a thorough discussion of the DSM-5 in the chapter on psychological disorders - as well as coverage of classic and contemporary research within each area.
In May of 2015, Dr. Ann Leonard-Zabel received from Curry College the "Person of the Year Award" and the "Excellence in Teaching-Research Award."
Dr. Leonard-Zabel presented a half-day training in the summer 2015 at the International School Neuropsychology Summer Institute on the Neuro-Profiling of the Hijacked Brain: Adolescent Addiction-Assessment, Diagnosis and Intervention. As a result of outstanding reviews, she was asked to conduct a webinar training for the American Board of School Neuropsychology on the Neuro-Profiling of the Hijacked Brain. In addition, the School Neuropsychology Post-Graduate/Post-Doctoral Certificate program asked her to perform a webinar on "All's Well That Ends Well Addressing Psychological and Legal Issues" as an outgrowth of her peers requesting her to do so. The webinar is expected to be available to an estimated 35, 000 school-educational psychologists, school neuropsychologists and mental health professionals in the United States and abroad. In addition, she was publically acknowledged by a fellow School Neuropsychologist at the International School Neuropsychology Summer Institute for Excellence in Leadership with Child and Family Consultation and Support .
In addition, Dr. Leonard-Zabel was recognized and awarded during the summer of 2015 with the Diplomat credential from the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, which is one of the highest honors the board bestows.
Dr. Leonard-Zabel will be presenting at the American Board of Disability Analysts & the American Board of Medical Psychotherapists and Psychodiagnosticians-(ABDA/ABMPP)-Bi-Annual International Conference in the Fall 2015. Her topic and training will focus on the Hijacked Brain Across the Lifespan: Assessment, Diagnosis and Neuro-Behavioral Interventions for Disability Planning.
Joani Geltman, MSW, an instructor in the Psychology Department as well as a child development and parenting specialist, has published, A Survival Guide to Parenting Teens: Talking to Your Kids About Sexting, Drinking, Drugs, and Other Things That Freak You Out. Geltman's book was featured in an article in the Boston Globe.
Professor Geltman also graced the cover of the "Go" section of the Boston Globe Magazine back in November 2012. Geltman wrote the article 'Advice for raising a child star,' in which she discusses bringing up children with high drive, including her own very talented daughter.
Professor Robert MacDougall of the Communication Department presented a paper entitled "New Questions (and New Research Opportunities) Emerging from an EEG Investigation of Page and Screen Reading," where he discussed some of the pedagogical and research potentials inherent to ongoing lab work conducted in partnership with Psychology Professor Bruce Steinberg.
Dr. Linda Paglierani recently displayed her artwork at the "Artistry of Psychoanalysts: The Psychoanalyst as Photographer and Artist" exhibit at the 2013 national meeting which was held in New York City at the Waldorf Astoria Hotel from January 15 - 20, 2013. Her artwork can be viewed at: http://www.flickr.com/photos//jonmeyerphotography/
Paglierani has previously participated in Poetry and Psychoanalysis meetings with the American Psychoanalytic Association, resulting in online publication of poetry.
Professor Bruce Steinberg and his dedicated team of student research assistants, had their poster presentation accepted for the New England Psychological Association meeting in October 2013. The title of the presentation is "The Effect of Alpha Rhythm Contingent Neurofeedback on the Power Spectrum of the Electroencephalogram - A Pilot Study." Their research represents a crucial contribution to the study of neurofeedback.
During a very productive and rewarding summer, Curry College psychology professor Dr. Ann Leonard-Zabel was awarded with the Diplomat credential from the American Board for Certification in Homeland Security, which is among the highest credentials the Board bestows.
Dr. Eric Weiser, Chair and Professor of Psychology, recently had a manuscript accepted for publication. His research study, "#Me: Narcissism and its Facets as Predictors of Selfie-Posting Frequency" is slated for publication in the November, 2015 edition of the journal, 'Personality and Individual Differences'.