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Stephen D. Benning

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Box 455030

Las Vegas, NV 89154-5030

E-mail: stephen.benning@unlv.edu | Phone: (702) 895-5061

Licensed psychologist in Nevada: PY0830

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EMPLOYMENT

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Associate Professor, Department of Psychology: 2020present

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology: 2012 – 2020

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology: 2006 – 2012

DEGREES AWARDED

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Christopher J. Patrick, Adviser)

Ph.D. in Clinical Science and Psychopathology Research

Dissertation title: Embedding the postauricular reflex in a psychophysiological nomological network: Construct validation of a putative measure of appetitive processing

Degree awarded: 08/31/2006

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Christopher J. Patrick, Adviser)

M.A. in Psychology

Master’s thesis: Fearlessness and underarousal in psychopathy: Startle blink modulation and electrodermal reactivity in a young adult male community sample

Degree awarded: 03/31/2004

Rice University, Houston, TX

B.A. in Psychology, Biology, and Religious Studies

Senior thesis: Effects of a novel mood priming tool on clinical measures of negative affect

Honors: Graduated cum laude; Honors in Psychology

Degree awarded: 05/13/2000

EXTRAMURAL RESEARCH FUNDING

Completed

American Physical Therapy Association, Acute Care Section Research Grant

Grant title: “Patient Non-Treatment by Physical Therapy in the Acute Hospital Setting”

Project period: 3/01/2016 – 12/31/2016

Total costs: $1,500

Role: Consultant

NIMH R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award

Grant #: 1 R21 MH093692, “Modeling Hedonic Processing and Anhedonia in Depression”

Project period: 2/01/2012 – 08/31/2015

Direct costs: $275,000

Role: Principal investigator

NIMH R21 Exploratory/Developmental Research Grant Award

Grant #: 1 R21 MH085254, “Emotion-Modulated Psychophysiology of Autism Spectrum Disorders”

Project period: 08/01/2009 – 06/30/2012

Total direct costs: $275,000

Role: Principal investigator (with Gabriel Dichter)

NIMH F31 National Research Service Award

Grant #: 1 F31 MH070104-01, “Emotional Modulation of the Post-Auricular Reflex”

Project period: 09/01/2004 – 08/31/2005

Direct costs: $31,411

Role: Principal investigator

NIMH T32 Institutional Training Grant

Grant #: MH17069-21

Project period: 09/01/2002 – 08/31/2003

Direct costs: $18,250

Role: Trainee

NIMH T32 Institutional Training Grant

Grant #: MH17069-19

Project period: 09/01/2001 – 08/31/2002

Direct costs: $16,500

Role: Trainee

INTRAMURAL RESEARCH FUNDING

Completed

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Faculty Opportunity Award, “Effects of Psychopathic Traits on Social Networks and on Social Support during Stress”

Project period: 07/01/2016 – 12/01/2018

Total costs: $19,800

Role: Principal investigator

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

University Central Discovery Grant, “The Interpersonal Emotional Reactivity of Individuals with Psychopathic Traits and Their Observers”

Project period: 05/01/2008 – 06/30/2011

Total costs: $25,000/year ($50,000 total)

Role: Principal investigator

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

University Central Research Scholars Grant, “The Link between Perspective Taking and Deficient Empathy in Psychopathy”

Project period: 06/01/2009 – 08/10/2009

Total costs: $5,000

Role: Faculty supervisor of Michael A. Bradshaw

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

College of Liberal Arts: Graduate Research Partnership Program award, “Phenotypic and Biometric Analysis of Relations between Personality Indices of Psychopathy and Emotion-Modulated Startle”

Project period: 05/15/2002 – 08/15/2002

Role: Principal investigator

Direct costs: $5,460

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Graduate School Block Grant Fellowship

Project period: 09/01/2000 – 05/31/2001

Role: Trainee

Total costs: $8,250

AWARDS

Walk-In Counseling Center, Minneapolis, MN

Volunteer Service Award, May 2004

Society for Psychophysiological Research, Chicago, IL

Student Poster Award, November 2003

Poster title: “Emotion-modulated startle in community males with psychopathic traits”

Rice University, Houston, TX

Howell Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Research, May 2000

Rice University, Houston, TX

National Merit Scholar, Fall 1996 – Spring 2000

ARTICLES IN PEER-REVIEWED JOURNALS

(underline = supervised student author)

  1. Donohue, B., Gavrilova, Y., Galante, M., Burnstein, B., Aubertin, P., Gavrilova, E., … Benning, S. D. (in press). Empirical development of a screening method for mental, social, and physical wellness in amateur and professional circus artists. Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts. https://doi.org/10.1037/aca0000199

  2. Benning, S. D., & Smith, E. A. (2019). Forms, importance, and ineffability of factor interactions to define personality disorders. Journal of Personality Disorders, 33(5), 623-632. https://doi.org/10.1521/pedi.2019.33.5.623 PMID: 31621540 Available at https://psyarxiv.com/v8t7q/

  3. Rozalski, V., & Benning, S. D. (2019). Divergences among three higher-order self-report psychopathology factors in normal-range personality and emotional late positive potential reactivity. Journal of Research in Personality, 82, 103861. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2019.103861 Available at https://psyarxiv.com/muqz6/

  4. Suissa-Rocheleau, L., Benning, S. D., & Racine, S. E. (2019). Associations between self-report and physiological measures of emotional reactions to food among women with disordered eating. International Journal of Psychophysiology, 143, 40-46. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijpsycho.2019.08.004 PMID: 31415796

  5. Benning, S. D., Bachrach, R. L., Smith, E. A., Freeman, A. J., & Wright, A. G. C. (2019). The registration continuum in clinical science: A guide toward transparent practices. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 128(6), 528-540. https://doi.org/10.1037/abn0000451 PMID: 31368732 Available at https://psyarxiv.com/an8h3/

  6. Howard, T., Poston, B., & Benning, S. D. (2019). The neurocognitive process of deradicalization: A theoretical model and analytical framework. Journal for Deradicalization, 19, 122-148. Available at http://journals.sfu.ca/jd/index.php/jd/article/view/217

  7. Patrick, C. J., Kramer, M. D., Vaidyanathan, U., Benning, S. D., Hicks, B. M., & Lilienfeld, S. O. (2019). Formulation of a measurement model for the boldness construct of psychopathy. Psychological Assessment, 31(5), 643-659. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000690 PMID: 30730192

  8. Racine, S. E., Horvath, S. A., Brassard, S. L., & Benning, S. D. (2019). Effort Expenditure for Rewards Task modified for food: A novel behavioral measure of willingness to work for food and associations with binge eating. International Journal of Eating Disorders, 52(1), 71-78. https://doi.org/10.1002/eat.22999 PMID: 30597585

  9. Benning, S. D., Molina, S. M., Dowgwillo, E. A., Patrick, C. J., Miller, K. F., & Storrow, A. B. (2018). Psychopathy in the medical emergency department. Journal of Personality Disorders, 32(4), 482-496. https://doi.org/10.1521/pedi_2017_31_308 PMID: 28910216

  10. Lakens, D., … Benning, S. D., … Zwaan, R. A. (2018). Justify your alpha. Nature Human Behaviour, 2(3), 168-171. https://doi.org/10.1038/s41562-018-0311-x

  11. Racine, S. E.,* Hebert, K. R.,* & Benning, S. D. (2018). Emotional reactivity and appraisal of food in relation to eating disorder cognitions and behaviours: Evidence to support the motivational conflict hypothesis. European Eating Disorders Review, 26(1), 3-10. https://doi.org/10.1002/erv.2567 PMID: 29105204 * = co-first author

  12. Benning, S. D., & Freeman, A. J. (2017). The Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire’s inconsistency scales identify invalid profiles through internal statistics and external correlates. Psychological Assessment, 26(12), 1531-1536. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000452 PMID: 28263643

  13. Benning, S. D., & Ait Oumeziane, B. (2017). Reduced positive emotionality and underarousal are uniquely associated with subclinical depression symptoms: Evidence from psychophysiology, self-report, and symptom clusters. Psychophysiology, 54(7), 1010-1030. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12853 PMCID: PMC5493475

  14. Aaron, R. V., & Benning, S. D. (2016). Postauricular reflexes elicited by soft acoustic clicks and loud noise probes: Reliability, prepulse facilitation, and sensitivity to picture contents. Psychophysiology, 53(12), 1900-1908. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12757 PMID: 27596354

  15. Wagenmakers, E.-J., Beek, T., Dijkhoff, L., Gronau, Q. F., Acosta, A., Adams, R. B., Jr., Albohn, D. N., Allard, E. S., Benning, S. D., … Carfagno, N. S., … Nance, C. N., … , Zwaan, R. A. (2016). Registered Replication Report: Strack, Martin, & Stepper (1988). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11(6), 917-928. https://doi.org/10.1177/1745691616674458 PMID: 27784749

  16. Benning, S. D., Kovac, M., Campbell, A., Miller, S., Hanna, E., Damiano, C. R., Sabatino-DeCriscio, A., Turner-Brown, L., Sasson, N. J., Aaron, R. V., Kinard, J., & Dichter, G. S. (2016). Late positive potential ERP responses to social and nonsocial stimuli in youth with autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46(9), 3068-3077. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-016-2845-y PMCID: PMC27344337

  17. Donohue, B., Pitts, M., Chow, G. M., Benning, S. D., Soto-Nevarez, A., Plant, C. P., & Allen, D. N. (2016). Development and initial psychometric examination of the Home Safety and Beautification Assessment in mothers identified to neglect their children and abuse illicit drugs. Psychological Assessment, 28(5), 523-538. https://doi.org/10.1037/pas0000197 PMCID: PMC4775469

  18. Benning, S. D., Rozalski, V., & Klingspon, K. L. (2015). Trait absorption is related to enhanced emotional picture processing and reduced reactivity to secondary acoustic probes. Psychophysiology, 52(10), 1409-1415. https://doi.org/10.1111/psyp.12468 PMID: 26174767

  19. Heritage, A. J., & Benning, S. D. (2013). Impulsivity and response modulation deficits in psychopathy: Evidence from the ERN and N1. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 122(1), 215-222. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0030039 PMID: 22985014

  20. Benning, S. D. (2013). Heterogeneity in content and psychopathies. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 4(1), 83-84. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0027451 PMID: 23339317

  21. Lilienfeld, S. O., Patrick, C. J., Benning, S. D., Berg, J., Sellbom, M., & Edens, J. F. (2012). The role of fearless dominance in psychopathy: Confusions, controversies, and clarifications. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 3(3), 327-340. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0026987 PMID: 22823232

  22. Benning, S. D. (2011). Postauricular and superior auricular reflex modulation during emotional pictures and sounds. Psychophysiology, 48(3), 410-414. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2010.01071.x PMCID: PMC2962877

  23. Buckholtz, J. W., Treadway, M. T., Cowan, R., Woodward, N. D., Benning, S. D., Li, R., Ansari, M. S., Baldwin, R. M., Schwartzman, A. N., Shelby, E. S., Smith, C. E., Cole, D., Kessler, R. M., & Zald, D. H. (2010). Mesolimbic dopamine reward system hypersensitivity in individuals with psychopathic traits. Nature Neuroscience, 13(4), 429-431. https://doi.org/10.1038/nn.2510 PMCID: PMC2916168

  24. Dichter, G. S., Benning, S. D., Holtzclaw, T., & Bodfish, J. (2010). Affective modulation of the startle eyeblink and postauricular responses in autism spectrum disorder. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 40(7), 858-869. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10803-009-0925-y PMCID: PMC2892022

  25. Armstrong, T., Divack, M., David, B., Simmons, C., Benning, S. D., & Olatunji, B. O. (2009). Impact of experienced disgust on information-processing biases in contamination-based OCD: An analogue study. International Journal for Cognitive Therapy, 2(1), 37-52. https://doi.org/10.1521/ijct.2009.2.1.37

  26. Quevedo, K. M., Benning, S. D., Gunnar, M. R., & Dahl, R. E. (2009). The onset of puberty: Effects on the psychophysiology of defensive and appetitive motivation. Development and Psychopathology, 21(1), 27-45. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579409000030 PMCID: PMC2929819

  27. Ross, S. R., Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., Thompson, A., & Thurston, A. (2009). Factors of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory: Relationships with the Five-Factor Model of personality and criterion-related validity. Assessment, 16(1), 71-87. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191108322207 PMID: 18703823

  28. Krueger, R. F., Markon, K. E., Patrick, C. J., Benning. S. D., & Kramer, M. D. (2007). Linking antisocial behavior, substance use, and personality: An integrative quantitative model of the adult externalizing spectrum. Journal of Abnormal Psychology, 116(4), 645-666. https://doi.org/10.1037/0021-843X.116.4.645 PMCID: PMC2242625

  29. Ross, S. R., Benning, S. D., & Adams, Z. (2007). Symptoms of executive dysfunction are endemic to secondary psychopathy: An examination in criminal offenders and noninstitutionalized young adults. Journal of Personality Disorders, 21(4), 384-399. https://doi.org/10.1521/pedi.2007.21.4.384 PMID: 17685835

  30. Patrick, C. J., Edens, J. F., Poythress, N. G., Lilienfeld, S. O., & Benning, S. D. (2006). Construct validity of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory two-factor model with offenders. Psychological Assessment, 18(2), 204-208. https://doi.org/10.1037/1040-3590.18.2.204 PMCID: PMC2373269

  31. Bernat, E. M., Patrick, C. J., Benning, S. D., & Tellegen, A. (2006). Effects of picture content and intensity on affective physiological response. Psychophysiology, 43(1), 93-103. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2006.00380.x PMCID: PMC2242429

  32. Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., & Iacono, W. G. (2005). Psychopathy, startle blink modulation, and electrodermal reactivity in twin men. Psychophysiology, 42(6), 753-762. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.2005.00353.x PMCID: PMC2242355

  33. Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., Blonigen, D. M., Hicks, B. M., & Iacono, W. G. (2005). Estimating facets of psychopathy from normal personality traits: A step toward community-epidemiological investigations. Assessment, 12(1), 3-18. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191104271223 PMCID: PMC2242356

  34. Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., Salekin, R. T., & Leistico, A.-M. R. (2005). Convergent and discriminant validity of psychopathy factors assessed via self-report: A comparison of three instruments. Assessment, 12(1), 270-289. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191105277110 PMCID: PMC2242351

  35. Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., & Lang, A. R. (2004). Emotional modulation of the post-auricular reflex. Psychophysiology, 41(3), 426-432. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1469-8986.00160.x PMID: 15102128

  36. Hall, J. R., Benning, S. D., & Patrick, C. J. (2004). Discriminant validity of the three-factor model of psychopathy: Personality, behavior, and adaptive functioning. Assessment, 11(1), 4-16. https://doi.org/10.1177/1073191103261466 PMID: 14994949

  37. Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., Hicks, B. M., Blonigen, D. M., & Krueger, R. F. (2003). Factor structure of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory: Validity and implications for clinical assessment. Psychological Assessment, 15(3), 340-350. https://doi.org/10.1037/1040-3590.15.3.340 PMID: 14593834

BOOK CHAPTERS

  1. Benning, S. D., Venables, N. C., & Hall, J. R. (2018). Successful psychopathy. In C. J. Patrick (Ed.), Handbook of psychopathy (2nd ed., pp. 585-608). New York: Guilford.

  2. Benning, S. D. (2018). The postauricular reflex as a measure of attention and positive emotion. In P. E. Nathan (Series Ed.), Oxford Handbooks Online in Psychology. New York: Oxford University Press. https://doi.org/10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199935291.013.74

  3. Hall, J. R., & Benning, S. D. (2006). The “successful” psychopath: Perspectives on adaptive and subclinical manifestions of psychopathy in the general population. In C. Patrick (Ed.), Handbook of psychopathy (pp.459-478). New York: Guilford.

ENCYCLOPEDIA AND POPULAR ARTICLES

  1. Benning, S. D., Barchard, K. A., & Labus, B. (2020, March 19). How to stop touching your face to minimize the spread of coronavirus and other germs. The Conversation. Retrieved from: https://theconversation.com/how-to-stop-touching-your-face-to-minimize-spread-of-coronavirus-and-other-germs-133683 [French] [Spanish] [Indonesian]

  2. Benning, S. D. (2018). From tragedy, recovery and resilience. UNLV Innovation, 11(1), 56. Retrieved from https://issuu.com/university.of.nevada.las.vegas/docs/unlv-innovation-2018

  3. Benning, S. D. (2017). Psychopathic Personality Inventory. In V. Zeigler-Hill and T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Encyclopedia of personality and individual differences. Cham, Switzerland: Springer. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1098-2

TESTS

Benning, S. D., Barchard, K. A., Westfall, R. S., Brouwers, V. P., & Molina, S. M. (2017). Meanness in Psychopathy – Self-Report (MiP-SR). Unpublished test. Available at https://osf.io/xvj7a

COMPUTER PROGRAMS

Benning, S. D., Smith, E. J., & Flores, A. (2019). Assessment of Physical Risk Taking. Unpublished computer program. Available at https://osf.io/4vm7k/

MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

Baggio, M. C., & Benning, S. D. (2020). The influence of psychopathic traits on point gain and cooperation rate in the Prisoner’s Dilemma. Manuscript in revision. Available at https://psyarxiv.com/gahxj/

Donohue, B., Gavrilova, E., Danlag, A., Perry, J., Allen, D. N., & Benning, S. D. (2020). A comprehensive examination of collegiate athletes’ utilization of goal oriented psychological assessment and intervention services. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Molina, S. M., Pierce, M. E., Bergquist, B. K., & Benning, S. D. (2020). Risk perception mediates relationships between psychopathic traits and risk taking. Manuscript submitted for publication. Available at https://psyarxiv.com/jmv68/

Racine, S. E., Suissa-Rocheleau, L., Martin, S. J., & Benning, S. D. (2020). Implicit and explicit motivational responses to high- and low-calorie food in women with disordered eating. Manuscript in revision.

Smith, E. A., & Benning, S. D. (2020). Manuscript submitted for publication. Available at https://doi.org/10.31234/osf.io/abt4f

INVITED COLLOQUIA AND CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Ohio University, Athens, OH (February 5, 2016). Title: The psychopathic circumplex: Cognitive, affective, behavioral, and interpersonal correlates of fearless dominance and impulsive antisociality.

Rice University, Houston, TX (March 23, 2007). Title: Development of a two-factor model of psychopathy in the community.

  1. Benning, S. D., Ait Oumeziane, B., & Molina, S. M. (2019). The postauricular reflex diagnoses anhedonia (but not depression) comparably to self-reported consummatory pleasure. Psychophysiology, 56, S19.

  2. Benning, S. D., Molina, S. M., Wrenn, K. H., & Mraz, A. L. (2019). Mean feats: Construct validities of the Meanness in Psychopathy – Self-Report factors. Oral paper presentation at the 8th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Las Vegas, NV.

  3. Benning, S. D., Barchard, K. A., Westfall, R. S., Molina, S. M., & Brouwers, V. P. (2017). What does it mean to be mean? Malice, Coldness, and Imperviousness in the Inventory of Psychopathic Meanness. Oral paper presentation at the 7th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Antwerp, Belgium.

  4. Benning, S. D. (2015). Psychopathy and physiological responses to risk-taking. Oral paper presentation at the 6th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Chicago, IL.

  5. Benning, S. D. (2015). Psychopathy and physiological responses to risk-taking. Symposium presentation at the 95th annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association: Las Vegas, NV.

  6. Benning, S. D., & Dowgwillo, E. A. (2013). Speech characteristics mediate the relationships of psychopathic traits with interpersonal presentation and observer emotion. Oral paper presentation at the 5th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Washington, DC.

  7. Benning, S. D., Benson, T. L., Aaron, R. V., Nichols, H. S., & Park, S. (2012). Blunted emotional processing in patients with negative symptoms of schizophrenia. Psychophysiology, 49, S13.

  8. Benning, S. D. (2011). The postauricular reflex as a measure of anhedonia in depression within internalizing psychopathology. Symposium presentation at the 25th biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology: Boston, MA.

  9. Benning, S. D. (2011). Clinical utility of the postauricular reflex as a measure of positive emotion in psychopathology. Psychophysiology, 48, S11.

  10. Benning, S. D., & Wilson, G. H. (2011, May). Reduced processing of fearful and angry faces in fearless dominance. Symposium presentation at the 4th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Montreal, Quebec.

  11. Benning, S. D., & Quevedo, K. M. (2009, April). Fearless dominance and impulsive antisociality in adolescents. Symposium presentation at the 3rd biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: New Orleans, LA.

  12. Benning, S. D., & Patrick, C. J. (2007, April). The psychophysiology of fearless dominance: Effects of stimulus modality and participant gender. Symposium presentation at the 2nd biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: St. Pete Beach, FL.

  13. Benning, S. D., Ross, S. R., & Patrick, C. J. (2005, July). Bridging psychopathic and normal-range personality dimensions. Symposium presentation at the 1st biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Vancouver, BC.

  14. Benning, S. D., Bernat, E. M., Starr, M. J., Gewirtz, J. C., & Patrick, C. J. (2004). Post-auricular reflex potentiation during relief stimuli in differential aversive conditioning: A construct validation study. Psychophysiology, 41, S3-S4.

  15. Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., Malone, S. M., Bernat, E. M., & Iacono, W. G. (2002). Psychopathy and emotion-modulated startle in a young adult community sample. Psychophysiology, 39, S5.

CONFERENCE SYMPOSIA

  1. Benning, S. D. (2011). Clinical psychophysiology of positive emotionality. Psychophysiology, 48, S11.

  2. Benning, S. D. (2011). Reduced emotionality in fearless and unemotional facets of psychopathy: Evidence from behavior, psychophysiology, and neuroimaging. Symposium presented at the 4th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Montreal, Quebec.

  3. Patrick, C. J., & Benning, S. D. (2004). Emotional modulation of the post-auricular reflex. Psychophysiology, 41, S3-S4.

CONFERENCE POSTERS

  1. Baggio, M. C., Poston, A. M., Vazquez, R. K., & Benning, S. D. (2019). Interpersonally-measured and self-reported psychopathy factors’ effects on event-related potentials during face processing. Poster presented at the 8th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Las Vegas, NV.

  2. Baggio, M. C., Vazquez, R. K., Poston, A. M., & Benning, S. D. (2019). Interpersonal factors of psychopathy and vocal characteristics during speeches. Poster presented at the 8th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Las Vegas, NV. Finalist for Cheryl Wynne Hare award.

  3. Bergquist, B., Sodipe, D., Benning, S. D., & Schmidt, A. T. (2019). Convergent and divergent validity of the Meanness in Psychopathy – Self Report with prosociality. Poster presented at the 8th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Las Vegas, NV.

  4. Fisher, A., Melgarejo, E. O., & Benning, S. D. (2019). Empathy and early maladaptive schemas partially mediate the relationship between psychopathy and attitudes toward others. Poster presented at the 8th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Las Vegas, NV.

  5. Fisher, A., Smith, E. J., Poston, A. M., & Benning, S. D. (2019). Psychopathic meanness and interpersonal perception in friendships. Poster presented at the 8th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Las Vegas, NV.

  6. Islas, B. S., Mann, B. A., Baggio, M. C., & Benning, S. D. (2019). Psychopathy traits and interpersonally rated traits in friend dyads. Poster presented at the 8th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Las Vegas, NV.

  7. Molina, S. M., & Benning, S. D. (2019). The relationship between psychopathic meanness and forms of behavioral aggression. Poster presented at the 8th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Las Vegas, NV.

  8. Mraz, A. L., Favela, S., & Benning, S. D. (2019). Malice in meanness is negatively associated with real-world generosity after a mass shooting. Poster presented at the 8th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Las Vegas, NV.

  9. Poston, A. M., Baggio, M. C., & Benning, S. D. (2019). Interpersonal perceptions of psychopathy during social speeches and the effect on emotional reactivity. Poster presented at the 8th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Las Vegas, NV.

  10. Smith, E. J., Baggio, M. C., Pedregon, C., & Benning, S. D. (2019). A cold, fearful touch: Social support and psychopathic meanness. Poster presented at the 8th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Las Vegas, NV.

  11. Smith, E. J., & Benning, S. D. (2019). The Assessment of Physical Risk Taking: Associations with risk perception and psychopathy. Poster presented at the 8th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Las Vegas, NV.

  12. Wrenn, K. H., Mann, B. A., Islas, B. S., & Benning, S. D. (2019). Correlations between Dark Tetrad traits and factors of meanness in psychopathy. Poster presented at the 8th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Las Vegas, NV.

  13. Benning, S. D., & Molina, S. M. (2018). The postauricular reflex measures positive emotion, not (angry) approach. Psychophysiology, 55, S54.

  14. Racine, S., Suissa-Rocheleau, L., & Benning, S. D. (2018). Implicit and explicit motivational responses to high- and low-calorie food in women with disordered eating. Psychophysiology, 55, S50.

  15. Carfagno, N. C., McIntyre, G. R., & Benning, S. D. (2018). A case for depressive realism: Nonmonotonicity in absolute and relative reward preferences. Poster presented at the Nevada Psychological Association annual convention, Las Vegas, NV.

  16. Mann, B. A., Joy, K., Mraz, A. L., & Benning, S. D. (2018, May). Association of post-traumatic stress and conspiratorial beliefs in the aftermath of Route 91. Poster presented at the Nevada Psychological Association annual convention, Las Vegas, NV.

  17. Mraz, A. L., McIntire, G. R., Urquilla, E. C., & Benning, S. D. (2018, May). Impacts of the Route 91 mass shooting on post-traumatic stress, depression, and well-being. Poster presented at the Nevada Psychological Association annual convention, Las Vegas, NV. Received third place.

  18. Benning, S. D., Pierce, M. E., & Molina, S. M. (2017). Postauricular reflex potentiation during tonic social support and phasic relief from shock. Psychophysiology, 54, S116.

  19. Molina, S. M., Pierce, M. E., & Benning, S. D. (2017). Psychopathic meanness and emotional processing deficits within the context of a social support task. Psychophysiology, 54, S97.

  20. Baggio, M. C., & Benning, S. D. (2017). The influence of psychopathic traits on scores and behavior in the prisoner’s dilemma. Poster presented at the 7th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Antwerp, Belgium.

  21. Baggio, M. C., & Benning, S. D. (2016). Event-related potentials during face processing of interpersonal psychopathy factors. Psychophysiology, 53, S46.

  22. Benning, S. D., & Aaron, R. V. (2016). Click-elicited postauricular reflexes are sensitive to picture content but not individual differences. Poster presented at the 56th annual meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research: Minneapolis, MN.

  23. Molina, S. M., & Benning, S. D. (2016). Postauricular and startle blink reflexes capture anticipatory and consummatory emotional deficits in psychopathy. Psychophysiology, 53, S70.

  24. Benning, S. D., & Mercado, K. (2015). Consummatory and anticipatory emotional deficits in depression. Psychophysiology, 52, S101.

  25. Lapping-Carr, L., Oliver, T. L., Duckro, A., & Benning, S. D. (2015). Central and reflexive measures of reactivity to human and primate erotica. Psychophysiology, 52, S40.

  26. Molina, S. M., & Benning, S. D. (2015). Psychopathy factors, postauricular and startle blink reflexes during emotional pictures and sounds. Psychophysiology, 52, S40.

  27. Benning, S. D., Barchard, K. A., Westfall, R. S., & Brouwers, V. (2015). Factor structure of the Inventory of Psychopathic Meanness. Poster presented at the 6th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Chicago, IL.

  28. Molina, S. M., Barchard, K. A., Brouwers, V., Westfall, R. S., & Benning, S. D. (2015). Convergent validity of the Inventory of Psychopathic Meanness. Poster presented at the 6th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Chicago, IL.

  29. Molina, S. M., Pierce, M. E., & Benning, S. D. (2015). Relationships between psychopathy and friendships, personality, education, and health behaviors. Poster presented at the 6th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Chicago, IL.

  30. Benning, S. D., Westfall, R. S., Barchard, K. A., & Brouwers, V. (2015). The Intermediate Psychopathy Measure: Factor structure and criterion-related validity. Poster presented at the 95th annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association: Las Vegas, NV.

  31. Carfagno, N., & Benning, S. D. (2015). Overvaluation of relative and absolute rewards involving decimals. Poster presented at the 95th annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association: Las Vegas, NV.

  32. Duckro, A. P., & Benning, S. D. (2015). Psychopathic traits and the ultimatum game: Asymmetries in proposing and deciding. Poster presented at the 95th annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association: Las Vegas, NV.

  33. Greenman, M. O., & Benning, S. D. (2015). Effects of loss, gain, and delay on simulated physical risk taking. Poster presented at the 95th annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association: Las Vegas, NV.

  34. Isom, J., & Benning, S. D. (2015). Orthogonal internalizing and externalizing factors of psychopathology in self-reports. Poster presented at the 95th annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association: Las Vegas, NV.

  35. Mercado, K., Ait Oumeziane, B., & Benning, S. D. (2015). State-level personality profiles and financial outcomes, health, and education. Poster presented at the 95th annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association: Las Vegas, NV.

  36. Mercado, K., & Benning, S. D. (2015). Modeling hedonic processing and anhedonia in depression. Poster presented at the 95th annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association: Las Vegas, NV.

  37. Molina, S. M., Pierce, M. E., & Benning, S. D. (2015). Relationships between psychopathy and friendships, personality, education, and health behaviors. Poster presented at the 95th annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association: Las Vegas, NV.

  38. Molina, S. M., Ait Oumeziane, B., & Benning, S. D. (2015). Postauricular and startle blink reflexes assess consummatory but not anticipatory emotional processing. Poster presented at the 95th annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association: Las Vegas, NV.

  39. Schubert, K. N., Molina, S. M., & Benning, S. D. (2015). Associations between factors of psychopathy, demographics, externalizing, impulsivity, and sensation seeking. Poster presented at the 95th annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association: Las Vegas, NV.

  40. Schubert, K. N., Molina, S. M., & Benning, S. D. (2015). The association between factors of psychopathy and risk taking and risk perception. Poster presented at the 95th annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association: Las Vegas, NV.

  41. Ait Oumeziane, B., Molina, S. M., & Benning, S. D. (2014). ERPs assess consummatory but not anticipatory emotional visual attention. Psychophysiology, 51, S15.

  42. Benning, S. D., & Powell, G. (2014). Effects of harm, probability, numeracy, and psychopathy on arousal during risk judgments. Psychophysiology, 51, S15.

  43. Molina, S. M., Ait Oumeziane, B., & Benning, S. D. (2014). Postauricular and startle blink reflexes assess consummatory but not anticipatory emotional processing. Psychophysiology, 51, S15.

  44. Ait Oumeziane, B., & Benning, S. D. (2013). Reduced positive emotionality underpins subclinical depression: Evidence from psychophysiology, self-report, and symptom clusters. Psychophysiology, 50, S100.

  45. Benning, S. D., Heritage, A. J., & Kelly, L. A. (2013). I don’t care if I die: Psychopathic traits and ERP measures of risk taking. Psychophysiology, 50, S100.

  46. Heritage, A. J., & Benning, S. D. (2013, June). Stimulus processing and stop signal performance in fearless dominance and impulsive antisociality. Poster presented at the 5th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Washington, DC.

  47. Heritage, A. J., Kelly, L. E., & Benning, S. D. (2013, June). Preferential relationships among fearless dominance, impulsive antisociality, and risky behavior. Poster presented at the 5th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Washington, DC.

  48. Mikulich, S. E., Dowgwillo, E. A., Miller, K. F., Storrow, A. B., & Benning, S. D. (2013, June). Psychopathy in the emergency room: Reasons for admission, demographics, medication, and comparisons with incarcerated samples. Poster presented at the 5th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Washington, DC.

  49. Mercado, K., Ait Oumezaine, B., & Benning, S. D. (2013, May). State-level links among Big Five personality dimensions, financial outcomes, and health coverage. Poster presented at the annual meeting of Nevada Psychological Association: Las Vegas, NV.

  50. Benning, S. D., Sabatino, A., Franklin, J. C., Sasson, N. J., Bodfish, J. W., & Dichter, G. S. (2012). Startle blink modulation during circumscribed interest and face stimuli in autism spectrum disorder. Psychophysiology, 49, S50.

  51. Heritage, A. J., & Benning, S. D. (2012). Differential stimulus processing and stop signal task performance in fearless dominance & impulsive antisociality. Psychophysiology, 49, S50.

  52. Aaron, R. V., Marks, L. A., & Benning, S. D. (2011). Emotion modulation of the postauricular and blink reflexes in response to noise probes and low intensity clicks. Psychophysiology, 48, S45.

  53. Benning, S. D., Marks, L. A., & McClure, E. W. (2011). Fearless dominance, impulsive antisociality, and ERPs to emotional pictures and sounds. Psychophysiology, 48, S46.

  54. Heritage, A. J., & Benning, S. D. (2011). Response modulation deficits in impulsive antisociality: Evidence from the ERN and N1. Psychophysiology, 48, S45.

  55. Aaron, R. V., Dowgwillo, E. A., & Benning, S. D. (2011, May). Interpersonal deficits associated with psychopathic traits in the ultimatum game. Poster presented at the 4th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Montreal, Quebec.

  56. Benning, S. D., Bradshaw, M. A., Wilson, G. H., Thakkar, K. N., & Park, S. (2011, May). Psychopathy and deficits in empathy and social processing. Poster presented at the 4th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Montreal, Quebec.

  57. Heritage, A. J., & Benning, S. D. (2011, May). Impulsive antisociality and a lexical decision stop signal task: ERN and N1 indicate deficits in response modulation and error processing. Poster presented at the 4th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Montreal, Quebec.

  58. Wilson, G. H., & Benning, S. D. (2011, May). Facial emotion recognition and processing in fearless dominance and impulsive antisociality. Poster presented at the 4th biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Montreal, Quebec.

  59. Benning, S. D., & Malone, M. M. (2010). The limits of fear in fearless dominance: Evidence from the emotional dot probe. Psychophysiology, 47, S80.

  60. Benning, S. D., Ray, R. D., Armstrong, T. A., & Zald, D. H. (2010). Neural correlates of appetitive postauricular reflex potentiation. Psychophysiology, 42, S104.

  61. Benning, S. D. (2009). Reduced appetitive postauricular reflex potentiation in depressed undergraduates. Psychophysiology, 46, S103.

  62. Malone, M. M., & Benning, S. D. (2009). The influence of trait absorption on emotional picture and acoustic startle processing: Evidence from ERPs. Psychophysiology, 46, S103.

  63. Thompson, V. R., Stevens, S., & Benning, S. D. (2009). Testing basic assumptions of the concealed information test. Psychophysiology, 46, S102.

  64. Buckholtz, J. W., Treadway, M. T., McHugo, M., Benning, S. D., & Zald, D. H. (2008, November). Trait psychopathy is associated with alterations in mesolimbic dopamine circuitry for reward and motivation. Poster presented at the 38th annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience: Washington, DC.

  65. Benning, S. D., Quevedo, K. M., Dahl., R. E., & Gunnar, M. R. (2007). Effects of personality traits on startle blink and postauricular reflex modulation in adolescents. Psychophysiology, 44, S23.

  66. Quevedo, K. M., Benning, S. D., Dahl. R. E., & Gunnar, M. R., (2007). The onset of puberty: Effects on the psychophysiology of emotion processing and motivation. Psychophysiology, 44, S22.

  67. Benning, S. D., & Patrick, C. J. (2006). Embedding the postauricular reflex in a nomological network of emotion. Psychophysiology, 43, S23.

  68. Benning, S. D., & Patrick, C. J. (2006). Emotional modulation of the anterior, superior, and postauricular reflexes. Psychophysiology, 43, S23.

  69. Benning, S. D., Larson, B. M., & Patrick, C. J. (2005, July). Criterion validity of the four-factor structure of the Psychopathy Checklist – Revised. Poster presented at the 1st biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Vancouver, BC.

  70. Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., Salekin, R. T., & Leistico, A.-M. R. (2005, July). Convergent and discriminant validity of psychopathy factors assessed via self-report. Poster presented at the 1st biennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Vancouver, BC.

  71. Vizueta, N., Bernat, E. M., Hirai, R., Benning, S. D., He, S., & Patrick, C. J. (2005). Examining the effects of emotion on attention using binocular rivalry. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience, 17, S154-S155.

  72. Bernat, E. M., Patrick, C. J., Hall, J. R., Steffen, B. V., Venables, N. C., & Benning, S. D. (2004). Emotional post-auricular reflex modulation in community and incarcerated males. Psychophysiology, 41, S3.

  73. Patrick, C. J., Benning, S. D., & Bradley, M. M. (2004). Psychopathy, trait fearlessness, and startle potentiation. Psychophysiology, 41, S24.

  74. Ward, M. R., Benning, S. D., & Patrick, C. J. (2004, March). Estimating psychopathy facets from normal personality in female offenders: Criterion related validity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology and Law Society: Scottsdale, AZ.

  75. Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., Malone, S. M., Bernat, E. M., & Iacono, W. G. (2003). Emotion-modulated startle in community males with psychopathic traits. Psychophysiology, 40, S25.

  76. Starr, M. J., Bernat, E. M., Benning, S. D., Steffen, B. J., Patrick, C. J., & Gewirtz, J. C. (2003). Facilitory effects of awareness on differential delay fear conditioning. Psychophysiology, 40, S83.

  77. Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., Blonigen, D. M., Hicks, B. M., & Iacono, W. G. (2003, July). Estimating facets of psychopathy from normal personality traits: Validation in community and incarcerated samples. Poster presented at the Developmental and Neuroscience Perspectives on Psychopathy conference, University of Wisconsin: Madison, WI.

  78. Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., Malone, S. M., Bernat, E. M., & Iacono, W. G. (2003, July). Facets of psychopathy, startle blink modulation, and skin conductance magnitudes in young adult community males. Poster presented at the Developmental and Neuroscience Perspectives on Psychopathy conference, University of Wisconsin: Madison, WI.

  79. Hall, J. R., Benning, S. D., & Patrick, C. J. (2003, July). Three’s company: Evidence for the validity of a three-factor model of psychopathy. Poster presented at the Developmental and Neuroscience Perspectives on Psychopathy conference, University of Wisconsin: Madison, WI.

  80. Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., Hicks, B. M., Blonigen, D. M., & Krueger, R. F. (2003, May). Two-factor structure of the Psychopathic Personality Inventory: Development and criterion validation. Poster presented at the 15th annual meeting of the American Psychological Society: Atlanta, GA.

  81. Ward, M. R., Benning, S. D., & Patrick, C. J. (2003, May). Estimating facets of psychopathy from normal personality traits: A validation study with female offenders. Poster presented at the 15th annual meeting of the American Psychological Society: Atlanta, GA.

  82. Bernat, E. M., Patrick, C. J., Cadwallader, M., van Mersbergen, M., & Benning, S. D. (2003, April). Affective orienting responses: A novelty P3 study with emotional pictures. Poster presented at the 10th annual meeting of the Cognitive Neuroscience Society: New York, NY.

  83. Bernat, E. M., Patrick, C. J., Benning, S. D., Hicks, B. M., & Blonigen, D. M. (2002). Parsing effects of affective stimulus content on startle reflex modulation in men. Psychophysiology, 39, S21.

  84. Benning, S. D., Hicks, B., Blonigen, D., Lang, A. R., & Patrick, C. J. (2001). Affective modulation of blink startle and post-auricular reflexes to noise probes. Psychophysiology, 38, S24.

  85. Bernat, E. M., Patrick, C. J., Benning, S. D., & Amrhein, C. J. (2001). ERP concomitants of startle blink responses. Psychophysiology, 38, S26.

  86. Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., Hicks, B., & Blonigen, D. (2001, May). Modulation of acoustic blink and post-auricular startle amplitude by slide valence and content. Poster presented at the Mind and Emotion conference, University of Minnesota: Minneapolis, MN.

TEACHING EXPERIENCE

Faculty instructor experience

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Psy 435: Personality (Fall 2012 – 2017; Spring 2013)

Psy 716: Assessment of Adults (Spring 2013 – 2019)

Psy 724: Assessment II: Personality and Psychopathology (Spring 2020)

Psy 736: Psychopathology (Fall 2018 – 2019)

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Psy 360: Clinical Science Seminar (Spring 2007, Spring 2012)

Psy 312: Psychological Assessment (Fall 2008 – 2010, Spring 2012)

Psy 209: Quantitative Methods (Spring 2008, Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Spring 2011, Fall 2011)

Psy 115F-10: Consciousness and the Unconscious (Fall 2007)

Graduate and undergraduate experience

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN

Instructor: Psy 3960, The Psychology of Consciousness and the Unconscious (Summer 2004)

Teaching Assistant: Psy 3604, Abnormal Psychology (William M. Grove, Fall 2000; James N. Butcher, Spring 2001)

Guest Lecturer: Psy 1910W, Psychopaths and Serial Killers (Christopher J. Patrick, Fall 2003); Psy 3617, Introduction to Clinical Psychology (Jan Kamphuis; Fall 2003); Psy 8112, Psychopathology II (Christopher J. Patrick, Spring 2005)

Rice University, Houston, TX

Teaching Assistant: Psyc 332, Abnormal Behavior (Sarah A. Burnett, Spring 2000)

MENTORING

Awards in support of student research

Research Training Fellowship, Society for Psychophysiological Research (2017-2018)

Provided $1924 for Ann Haynos to visit my lab to train on the postauricular reflex and for me to visit her lab to troubleshoot her psychophysiological setup at the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities.

Doctoral Graduate Research Assistantship, University of Nevada, Las Vegas (2014-2017)

Provided 3 years of support for doctoral student education.

Doctoral committees

  1. Mary Baggio (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: September 20, 2019. Role: Chair

    Title: What They Say and How They Say It: The Effects of Verbal and Nonverbal Speech Characteristics on Persuasion and Interpersonal Perception of Psychopathic Traits

  2. Nicholas S. Carfagno (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: September 28, 2018. Role: Chair

    Title: The Factor Structures of Ability and Trait Emotional Intelligences Relative to General Intelligence and Personality

  3. Kimberly N. Schubert (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: December 3, 2015. Defended: May 29, 2018. Role: Chair

    Title: Evaluation of a Brief “Surf the Urge” Intervention

  4. Stephany M. Molina (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: April 17, 2017. Defended: May 15, 2018. Role: Chair

    Title: Validating Empathy as Captured by the Inventory of Psychopathic Meanness

  5. Vincent Rozalski (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: September 30, 2016. Defended: March 22, 2018. Role: Chair

    Title: The Structure of Psychopathology and Its Relationship to Personality and EEG

  6. Meghan E. Pierce (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: September 16, 2016. Defended April 7, 2017. Role: Chair

    Title: The Psychophysiological Correlates of Personality, Trauma, Posttraumatic Stress Disorder, and Social Support

  7. Sarah Zvonar (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: December 10, 2019. Role: Graduate college representative

    Title: Fear of Future Cardiac Events After an Acute Myocardial Infarction and Self-Regulation

  8. Megan Becker (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: October 3, 2019. Role: Committee member

    Title: Stability of Neurocognitive Abilities in Heterogeneous Groups of Schizophrenia

  9. Breanna Garcia (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: September 30, 2019. Role: Committee member

    Title: Attention Bias in Irritability: A Social Information Processing Perspective

  10. Liya Akoury (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: September 19, 2016. Defended: April 8, 2019. Role: Committee member

    Title: Disordered Eating in Asian American Women: Sociocultural and Culture-Specific Predictors

  11. Shane Westfall (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: November 16, 2016. Defended: March 23, 2018. Role: Committee member

    Title: The Effects of Physical Attractiveness in the Health Care Industry

  12. Kathleen Larson (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: May 4, 2016. Defended: March 31, 2017. Role: Committee member

    Title: The Relationship between Mood and Implicit Learning

  13. Kara Klingspon (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: September 21, 2015. Defended: March 27, 2017. Role: Committee member

    Title: Development and Psychometric Validation of the Unfinished Business in Bereavement Scale

  14. Michelle Pitts (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: September 10, 2015. Defended: May 11, 2016. Role: Committee member

    Title: Alcohol Use and Alcohol-Related Consequences among Collegiate Softball Athletes: The Role of Drinking Motives

  15. Dio Turner (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: September 24, 2013. Defended: November 18, 2015. Role: Committee member

    Title: Does Exploring Inner Experience Affect Participants?

  16. Chelcie Heaney (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: May 23, 2014. Defended: March 27, 2015. Role: Committee member

    Title: A Comparison of the Effects of Different Doses of GABAB Receptor Ligands on Spatial Learning and Memory And Memory Flexibility

  17. Stephen Killingsworth (Vanderbilt University)

    Proposed: September 29, 2011. Defended: June 18, 2012. Role: Committee member

    Title: Object-relevant Kinematics Influence Imitative Compatibility

  18. Brian G. Essex (Vanderbilt University)

    Proposed: January 26, 2010. Defended: August 22, 2011. Role: Committee member

    Title: The Neural Mechanisms of Intertemporal and Risky Choice

  19. Sarah Haberle (University of Tasmania)

    Submitted: April 20, 2011. Role: External reader

    Title: The Role of the Prefrontal Cortex in the Expression of Impulsive- and Premeditated Aggression

Qualifying examination committees

  1. Meghan E. Pierce (University of Nevada, Las Vegas): April 6, 2016. Role: Committee chair

  2. Stephen Killingsworth (Vanderbilt University): September 29, 2011. Role: Committee member

    Title: Representing Kinematics and Directionality in Object Concepts

  3. Thomas R. Armstrong (Vanderbilt University): December 13, 2010. Role: Committee member

    Title: The Eyes Have It! An Empirical and Methodological Review of Eye Tracking Studies of Attentional Biases in the Anxiety Disorders

  4. Brian G. Essex (Vanderbilt University): October 13, 2008. Role: Committee member

    Title: The Neural Coding of Utility

Master’s thesis committees

  1. Kayli H. Wrenn (University of Nevada, Las Vegas).

    Proposed: October 22, 2019. Defended: January 17, 2020. Role: Chair

    Title: Dark Tetrad Responses to Moral Dilemmas

  2. Edward A. Smith (University of Nevada, Las Vegas).

    Proposed: November 5, 2018. Defended: April 12, 2019. Role: Chair

    Title: Assessing Factors of Physical Risk-Taking in a Novel Behavioral Measure

  3. Mary C. Baggio (University of Nevada, Las Vegas).

    Proposed: February 23, 2018. Defended: June 4, 2018. Role: Chair

    Title: The Influence of Opponent Strategy and Psychopathic Traits on Point Gains and Cooperation in the Iterated Prisoner’s Dilemma

  4. Nicholas S. Carfagno (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: September 12, 2016. Defended: April 7, 2017. Role: Chair

    Title: Nonmonotonicity in Absolute and Relative Preferences for Real and Imagined Rewards

  5. Stephany M. Molina (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: May 13, 2015. Defended: November 16, 2015. Role: Chair

    Title: The Effects of Psychopathic Traits on Social Support Networks

  6. Allan J. Heritage (Vanderbilt University)

    Defended: May 24, 2012. Role: Chair

    Title: Response Modulation Deficits in Psychopathy: Evidence from Stimulus and Response Processing

  7. Rachel V. Aaron (Vanderbilt University)

    Defended: May 17, 2012. Role: Chair

    Title: Postauricular and Blink Reflexes to Startle Probes and Auditory Clicks

  8. Melville M. Malone (Vanderbilt University)

    Defended: March 30, 2010. Role: Chair

    Title: Visual Attention Mechanisms Underlying the Emotional Dot Probe

  9. Anna Trujillo (University of Nevada, Las Vegas).

    Proposed: February 25, 2019. Role: Graduate college representative

    Title: Emotional Intelligence, Resilience, and Couple Satisfaction

  10. Erick Rogers (University of Nevada, Las Vegas).

    Proposed: November 19, 2019. Defended: April 22, 2020. Role: Committee member

    Title: Depressive Symptoms as a Moderator of Diurnal Trends in Reward Seeking

  11. Alek Krumm (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: September 18, 2017. Defended: January 30, 2019. Role: Committee member

    Title: Exploring the Pristine Inner Experience of Individuals in Psychotherapy

  12. Farhad Fallahlalehzari (Electrical engineering; University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Defended: December 1, 2016. Role: Graduate college representative

    Title: EMG-Based Patient Monitoring System Using Zynq SoC Device

  13. Bern Lee (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: March 10, 2014. Defended: November 16, 2015. Role: Committee member

    Title: Integration of Audio-Visual Emotional Information in Schizophrenia

  14. Vincent Brouwers (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: April 11, 2014. Defended: June 8, 2015. Role: Committee member

    Title: Inner Experience While Reading Fiction: A Descriptive Experience Sampling Exploration

  15. Vincent Rozalski (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: April 22, 2014. Defended: December 1, 2014. Role: Committee member

    Title: Objective Circumstances of the Death and Complicated Grief: Examining Indirect Associations through Meaning Made of Loss

  16. Liya Rakhkovskaya (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: May 8, 2014. Defended: September 29, 2014. Role: Committee member

    Title: Ethnic and American Identity as Correlates of Eating Pathology in College Women

  17. Caroline Maykut (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: April 15, 2013. Defended: August 27, 2014. Role: Committee member

    Title: Who or What Should I Be Like? Self-Assessment of Sexual Desire

  18. Kara Klingspon (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: December 6, 2013. Defended: July 20, 2014. Role: Committee member

    Title: Unfinished Business in Bereavement: A Mixed Methods Study

  19. Michelle Pitts (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Proposed: December 10, 2013. Defended: May 8, 2014 Role: Committee member

    Title: A Checklist of Child Safety Hazards in the Home: Development and Initial Psychometric Support in Neglectful and Substance-Abusing Mothers

  20. Alessandra Lanti (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

    Defended: November 8, 2012. Role: Committee member

    Title: Exploring Reasons Why Men and Women Refrain from Sex Despite Desire

  21. Taylor L. Benson (Vanderbilt University)

    Defended: May 22, 2012. Role: Committee member

    Title: Enhanced Visuospatial Imagery Manipulation in Schizophrenia

  22. Thomas R. Armstrong (Vanderbilt University)

    Defended: May 26, 2009. Role: Committee member

    Title: Orienting and Maintenance of Gaze in Contamination-based OCD: Biases for Disgust and Fear Cues

Undergraduate honors theses advised

  1. Amanda Mraz: November 15, 2018. Psychological Impacts of the Route 91 Shooting

  2. Andrea Flores: November 30, 2016. Validation of the Assessment of Physical Risk Task (APRT)

  3. Kevin Mercado: October 30, 2014. Modeling Anhedonia and Hedonic Processing in Depression

  4. George H. Wilson III: April 11, 2011. Factors of Psychopathy and Facial Emotional Processing

  5. William M. Schumacher: April 21, 2010. Poor Stop-Signal Task Performance: Mechanisms Revealed through Event-related Brain Potentials

  6. Marika C. Coffman: April 14, 2009. Emotional Psychophysiological Responses during Self-Referential and Persuasive Talks

Other significant research projects advised

  1. Stephany M. Molina: August 1, 2018 (Summer Doctoral Research Fellowships)

    Title: Social Ecology of Psychopathic Traits

  2. Shane Westfall: August 1, 2016 (COLA Student Summer Faculty Research Award)

    Title: Development of the Inventory of Psychopathic Meanness

  3. Kevin Mercado: August 8, 2014 (UROP poster session)

    Title: Modeling Anhedonia and Hedonic Processing in Depression

  4. Geoff Powell: August 1, 2013 (UROP poster session)

    Title: Reduced Positive Emotionality Underpins Subclinical Depression

  5. Evan W. McClure: September 7, 2011 (VUSRP poster session)

    Title: Assessment of Physical Risk Taking: Associations with Psychopathy and Measures of Risky Behavior

  6. Michael A. Bradshaw: September 2, 2009 (VUSRP poster session)

    Title: Empathy Is Related to Social but Not Perceptual Perspective Taking

Undergraduate/post-baccalaureate students mentored in lab research

University of Nevada, Las Vegas: Belel Ait Oumeziane (2012-2014), Travis Albert (2016-2017), Rebecca Bergquist (2014-2016), Hector Chaidez (2016), Tianchang (Allen) Chen (2015-2016), Cristina Ciobanu (2014), Stephanie Cohen (2014-2015), Victoria Copeland (2016-2017), Lisha Davis (2018-present), Shakur Dennis (2019-present), Rosa Diaz (2019-present), Charyss Dolor (2016-2017), Adam Duckro (2014-2015), Susette Favela (2018-present), Andrea Flores (2015-2017), Miles Greenman (2013-2014), Sydnee Halsey (2017-2018), Stephanie Hernandez (2019-present), Madison Hurley (2016-2017), Bianca Islas (2018-present), Jessica Isom (2014-2015), Ashley Jarrett (2015-2016), Kymberlie Joy (2017-2018), Brittney Lehtinen (2016-2017), Brianna Mann (2017-present), Brianna Maxim (2015-2017), Gregory McIntyre (2017-2018), Edwing Melgarejo (2018), Kevin Mercado (2013-2015), Sarah Mikulich (2013), Amanda Cordero Moncayo (2018-2019), Tiffanie Moore-Quinn (2017), Amanda Mraz (2017-2018), Christin Nance (2015-2016), Karisa Odrunia (2019-present), Sarah Oettinger (2015-2016), Daisy Parra-Venegas (2018), Jennifer Paytas (2013-2014), Corrina Pedregon (2017-2019), Mirna Pelemis (2013-2014), Emma Phillips (2019-present), Geoff Powell (2013), Emma Phillips (2019-present), Nathaly Quinteros (2013), Ana Reyes (2014), Erick Rogers (2016-2017), Yana Ryjova (2016-2017), Emma Sevoian (2019-present), Elsy Urquilla (2017-2019), Roxana Vazquez (2017-present), Kayli Wrenn (2014-2017), Fernanda Zettel (2014)

Vanderbilt University: Josh Altonji (2011); Tristan Barsky (2009-2010), Alexandra Bennett (2009), Joseph Blum (2007-2010), Michael Bradshaw (2008-2011), Brian Collura (2008-2009), Stephanie Cordel (2009-2010), Sasha Daddeh (2011-2012), Emily Dowgwillo (2009-2012), Nick Dunbar (2008-2010), Mary-Madison Eagle (2009-2010), Ann Ekechukwu (2007-2008), Surosree Ganguli (2010-2012), Elleena Grove (2011), Al Hardaway (2011-2012), Aneel Henry (2011-2012), Collette Jackson (2008-2010), Lauren Johnson (2009-2010), Nicole Krellenstein (2007), Lauren Marks (2009-2011), Evan McClure (2009-2011), Jamie Michael (2011-2012), Diana Minevski (2011-2012), Hayley Pionk (2011-2012), Sarah Stevens (2007-2008), Ashley Thomas (2008-2010), Vanessa Thompson (2007-2009), Jessica Tribble (2007)

Additional significant mentoring projects

Britz, J. (2014, April 11). My OCD Diary: An imperfect story. Retrieved from http://tedxtalks.ted.com/video/Julia-Britz-My-OCD-Diary-An-Impe

PROFESSIONAL SERVICE

Extramural service

External grant reviewer

National Science Foundation (2017)

Guggenheim Foundation (2016)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2009)

Editorial board member

Assessment (2007 – present)

Ad-hoc reviewer: profile at https://publons.com/author/1205382/

Top 1% of peer reviewers in psychiatry/psychology: 2018; psychology and at UNLV: 2017

Advances in Methods and Practices in Psychological Science; Aggressive Behavior; Assessment; Biological Psychiatry; Biological Psychology; Clinical Psychological Science; Cognition and Emotion; Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience; Communication Measures and Methods; Criminal Behavior and Mental Health; Current Directions in Psychological Science; Emotion; Emotion Review; European Journal of Personality; Evolution and Human Behavior; Human Brain Mapping; International Journal of Psychophysiology; Journal of Abnormal Psychology; Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders; Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry; Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology; Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology; Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology; Journal of Individual Differences; Journal of Personality; Journal of Personality Assessment; Journal of Personality and Social Psychology; Journal of Personality Disorders; Journal of Psychophysiology; Journal of Research in Personality; Neuropsychologia; Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment; Psychiatry Research; Psychological Assessment; Psychological Medicine; Psychological Science; Psychophysiology

Clinical reviewer

Structured Clinical Interview for DSM-5 field trials (2013)

Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy

Local Host of 8th biennial meeting (2015-2019)

Program Committee member (2006–2007, 2011–2013)

Program Committee Chair (2010-2011)

Historian (2007–present)

Executive Board member (inaugural student: 2003–2007; 2019–present)

Society for Psychophysiological Research

Program Committee member (2018-2019)

Student poster judge (2015)

Walk-In Counseling Center

Computer consultant (2004 – 2006)

Intramural service

University service

Internal grant reviewer, UNLV DoD HBCU basic research program (2019)

Panelist, UNLV Executive Master’s of Health Care Administration Immersion (2018)

Presenter, UNLV Chapter of Phi Alpha, “Intro to Integrated Behavioral Health” (2017)

Moderator, U. of Minnesota’s Sesquicentennial Mind and Emotion conference (2001)

Departmental service

Clinical psychology graduate admissions coordinator, UNLV (2015 – present)

Clinical psychology comprehensive exam committee, UNLV (2013 – 2014, 2019)

Psychology awards committee, UNLV (2012 – present)

Clinical psychology area committee, UNLV (2012 – present)

Departmental web site coordinator, Vanderbilt University (2007 – 2011)

Randolph Blake award committee, Vanderbilt University (2010)

Clinical psychology website committee, University of Minnesota (2004)

Research Day planning committee, University of Minnesota (2002 – 2003)

Search committees

Clinical psychology faculty, UNLV (2013 – 2014)

Neuroscience faculty, UNLV (2013 – 2014, 2014 – 2015, 2019)

Developmental psychology faculty, UNLV (2012 – 2013)

Clinical faculty search committee (grad student), University of Minnesota (2004)

Judging

Graduate & Professional Student Association Research Forum, UNLV (2016)

Psi Chi poster judge, UNLV (2014)

COMMUNITY PRESENTATIONS

Humanist Assembly Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (May 19, 2019). Recovery and resilience in the aftermath of the 1 October shooting.

Sunday Assembly Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV (April 7, 2019). What does it mean to be mean?

Sun City Anthem Lifelong Learning Club, Henderson, NV (September 24, 2018). Recovery and resilience in the aftermath of the Route 91 shooting.

United Conversations Network, Las Vegas, NV (November 27, 2017). Is there a way forward, or is this a way of life?

Killer Nashville, Nashville, TN (August 26, 2011). Psychopaths: How they are and are not like us.

Killer Nashville, Nashville, TN (August 20, 2010). The two faces of psychopathy: Dual paths to deviance.

Killer Nashville, Nashville, TN (August 14, 2009). The mind of a psychopath: Dual paths to deviance.

Frist Center, Nashville, TN (February 28, 2009). Through the eyes of a psychopath: How individual differences impact perception of paintings.

MEDIA COVERAGE OF LAB STUDIES

Roselli, D. (2019, October 1). Healing from 1 October. Action News 13 Midday. Retrieved from https://www.ktnv.com/interviews/healing-from-one-october

Langeler, J. (2019, October 1). UNLV professor continues to study PTSD in Las Vegas community after 1 October. KLAS CBS News. Retrieved from https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/unlv-professor-continues-to-study-ptsd-in-las-vegas-community-after-1-october/

Langeler, J. (2018, October 1). Resilience stands out in study on 1 October impact. KLAS CBS News. Retrieved from https://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/local-news/resilience-stands-out-in-study-on-1-october-impact/1490638497

Crosby, R. (2018, September 30). 1 year after Las Vegas shooting, survivors still seek help. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/shootings/1-year-after-las-vegas-shooting-survivors-still-seek-help/

Savone, J. (2018, September 25). The lessons of tragedy. UNLV Magazine. Retrieved from https://www.unlv.edu/news/article/lessons-tragedy

Reese, M. (2017, December 11). Not ‘safe spaces’: New group at UNLV tackles divisive topics. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/east-valley/not-safe-spaces-new-group-at-unlv-tackles-divisive-topics/

Weisbaum, H. (2017, November 14). First study results on mental trauma caused by Las Vegas shooter. KOMO Midday News. Retrieved from http://komonews.com/news/newsradio/first-study-results-on-mental-trauma-caused-by-las-vegas-shooter

Bekker, J. (2017, November 13). Las Vegans who weren’t at Route 91 shooting may still get PTSD, study suggests. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/shootings/las-vegans-who-werent-at-route-91-shooting-may-still-get-ptsd-study-suggests/

Weisbaum, H. (2017, October 30). UNLV researcher wants stories about Vegas massacre. KOMO Midday News. Retrieved from http://komonews.com/news/newsradio/unlv-researcher-wants-stories-about-vegas-massacre

Lyle, D. (2017, October 27). UNLV professor launches study of traumatic effects of Oct. 1 tragedy. The Now Report. Retrieved from http://www.thenowreport.vegas/article/local-news/unlv-professor-launches-study-traumatic-effects-oct-1-tragedy/

Akers, M. (2017, October 26). Emotional response to mass shooting is subject of UNLV professor’s study. Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved from https://lasvegassun.com/news/2017/oct/26/emotional-response-to-shooting-subject-of-unlv-pro/

Melendez, D. (2017, October 21). Traumatic side effects from the 1 October Shooting. KLAS CBS News. Retrieved from http://www.lasvegasnow.com/news/traumatic-side-effects-from-the-one-october-shooting/842329950

Ortiz, A. (2017, October 20). Participants needed for 1 October study. Channel 13 News. Retrieved from http://www.ktnv.com/news/participants-needed-for-1-october-study

Bekker, J. (2017, October 18). UNLV researcher using Las Vegas shooting to study trauma effects. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/shootings/unlv-researcher-using-las-vegas-shooting-to-study-trauma-effects/

Thomas, K. (2017, October 18). Heartbreak and healing: UNLV wants to hear your stories about the Route 91 tragedy. KSNV NBC News. Retrieved from http://news3lv.com/news/local/heartbreak-and-healing-unlv-wants-to-hear-your-stories-about-the-route-91-tragedy

MEDIA INTERVIEWS

Shoro, M. (2020, July 1). Most Nevada businesses enforcing masks, little consequence for noncompliance, Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/most-nevada-businesses-enforcing-masks-little-consequence-for-noncompliance-2065764/

Clark, L. (2020, June 17). ‘Quarantine fatigue’ is real, dangerous say local health officials. KSNV NBC News. Retrieved from https://news3lv.com/news/local/quarantine-fatigue-is-real-dangerous-say-local-health-officials

Davis, J. (2020, June 1). Hands off! How to stop touching your face. Retrieved from https://bottomlineinc.com/health/wellness/hands-off-how-to-stop-touching-your-face

Chhith, A. (2020, May 17). Pandemic may accelerate trend of adult children moving back home. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/local-las-vegas/pandemic-may-accelerate-trend-of-adult-children-moving-back-home-2030306/

Lawrence, C. (2020, May 17). How will we behave after quarantine? Experts weigh in. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/life/health/how-will-we-behave-after-quarantine-experts-weigh-in-2030123/

Lane, T. (2020, April 17). Have COVID-19 habits and social guidelines become our new normal? KSNV NBC News. Retrieved from https://news3lv.com/news/local/have-covid-19-habits-and-social-guidelines-become-our-new-normal

Lopez, J. (2020, April 3). Here are a few ways to keep yourself from touching your face. Fox 5 News. Retrieved from https://www.fox5vegas.com/news/us_world_news/here-are-a-few-ways-to-keep-yourself-from-touching-your-face/article_42c706f9-055d-52ff-bcef-43956d7374d7.html

Bracelin, J. (2020, March 29). Coronavirus can isolate people with mental health issues. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/life/health/coronavirus-can-isolate-people-with-mental-health-issues-1993980/

Cryts, A. (2020, March 24). Expert Advice: Responding to patient panic about the Coronavirus. Physicians Practice. Retrieved from https://www.physicianspractice.com/coronavirus/expert-advice-responding-patient-panic-about-coronavirus

Bracelin, J. (2020, March 22). Coronavirus impact takes human toll. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/news/coronavirus-impact-takes-human-toll-1988501/

Ortenburger, K. (2020, March 20). Staying calm amid COVID-19. Nevada Week. Retrieved from https://www.vegaspbs.org/blogs/nevada-week-season-2/staying-calm-amid-covid19/

Grega, K. (2020, March 18). UNLV mental health expert offers tips on coping during the coronavirus shutdown. Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved from https://lasvegassun.com/news/2020/mar/18/unlv-mental-health-expert-tips-coping-coronavirus/

Lacanlale, R. (2020, March 13). Why the invisible coronavirus threat triggers hoarding behavior. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/local/why-the-invisible-coronavirus-threat-triggers-hoarding-behavior-1979348/

Darrow, M. (2020, March 12). How the coronavirus outbreak is altering everyday social norms. KSNV NBC News. Retrieved from https://news3lv.com/news/local/how-the-coronavirus-outbreak-is-altering-everyday-social-norms

Darrow, M. (2020, March 9). Why is it hard to not touch your face? Some advice to help you stop. KSNV NBC News. Retrieved from https://news3lv.com/news/local/why-is-it-hard-to-not-touch-your-face-some-advice-to-help-you-stop

Cowan, R., & Silmon, L. (2020, March 6). Special: Southern Nevada health experts discuss impact of coronavirus on state. KSNV NBC News. Retrieved from https://news3lv.com/news/local/special-southern-nevada-health-experts-discuss-impact-of-coronavirus-on-state

Jaramillo, S. (2020, March 5). Stay Well: Psychology of coronavirus. KLAS CBS News. Retrieved from https://www.8newsnow.com/news/local-news/stay-well-psychology-of-coronavirus/

Lane, T. (2020, March 5). Shoppers flock to stores for supplies because of coronavirus, psychologist explains why. KSNV NBC News. Retrieved from https://news3lv.com/news/local/shoppers-flock-to-stores-for-supplies-because-of-coronavirus-psychologist-explains-why

Grega, K. (2020, March 2). Coronavirus fears trigger ‘panic buying’ of essentials in Southern Nevada. Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved from https://lasvegassun.com/news/2020/mar/02/coronavirus-fears-trigger-panic-buying-las-vegas/

Darrow, M. (2020, January 28). Days after tragedy, many people are still coping with the death of Kobe Bryant. KSNV NBC News. Retrieved from https://news3lv.com/news/local/days-after-tragedy-many-people-are-still-coping-with-the-death-of-kobe-bryant

Grega, K. (2019, October 1). ‘Events of that night just don’t go away’: Oct. 1 survivors still leaning on Resiliency Center. Las Vegas Sun. Retrieved from https://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/oct/01/mass-shooting-survivors-vegas-strong-resiliency/

Willson, M. (2019, September 29). “It’s a wound”: Survivors still struggle two years after Las Vegas shooting. Retrieved from https://lasvegassun.com/news/2019/sep/29/survivors-still-struggle-two-years-vegas-shooting/

Santos, R. (2019, September 19). Is dating difficult in Las Vegas? Survey says city is among the worst for singles. KSNV NBC News. Retrieved from https://news3lv.com/news/local/is-dating-difficult-in-las-vegas-survey-says-vegas-is-among-the-worst-cities-for-singles

Cohen, S. (2019, June 3). Mass shootings transform how America talks, prays, prepares. AP News. Retrieved from https://www.apnews.com/73d3cdd6ee5643449bab86c3fe301ce8

Santos, R. (2019, May 28). Are you stressed at work? Burn-out is real. KSNV NBC News. Retrieved from https://news3lv.com/news/local/are-you-stressed-at-work-burnout-is-real

Darrow, M. (2019, March 20). March Madness: Why bother making a bracket, when you know you’ll probably lose? KSNV NBC News. Retrieved from https://news3lv.com/news/local/march-madness-why-bother-making-a-bracket-when-you-know-youll-probably-lose

Santos, R. (2019, February 4). Why are people fascinated with a serial killer? KSNV NBC News. Retrieved from https://news3lv.com/news/local/why-are-people-fascinated-with-a-serial-killer

Santos, R. (2018, November 26). Here’s proof that doughnuts make us happier. KSNV NBC News. Retrieved from https://news3lv.com/news/local/proof-doughnuts-make-us-happier

Bartels, J. (2018, May 18). Social science community can explain community’s, media reaction to Las Vegas scare. Channel 13 News. Retrieved from https://www.ktnv.com/news/social-science-can-explain-communitys-media-reaction-to-las-vegas-mall-scare

Raz, N. (2018, February 6). Gaming experts can’t imagine Las Vegas Strip without Steve Wynn. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/business/casinos-gaming/gaming-experts-cant-imagine-las-vegas-strip-without-steve-wynn/

Raz, N. (2017, December 7). Fundraising for Las Vegas shooting victims, survivors trails other events. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/shootings/fundraising-for-las-vegas-shooting-victims-survivors-trails-other-events/

Harasim, P. (2017, October 5). Paddock possibly psychotic but not ‘psychopath’, experts say. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/crime/shootings/paddock-possibly-psychotic-but-not-psychopath-experts-say/

Thomas, K. (2017, July 7). Cruel Vegas summer: You’re not a nice person when it’s hot outside. KSNV NBC News. Retrieved from http://news3lv.com/news/local/cruel-vegas-summer-youre-not-a-nice-person-when-its-hot-outside

Levin, N. (2017, March 2). Could there be benefits to psychopathy? ATTN. Retrieved from http://www.attn.com/stories/15292/theres-upside-being-psychopath

Usufzy, P. (2017, January 20). Draft bills aim to make small improvements in Nevada’s mental-health system. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/life/health/draft-bills-aim-to-make-small-improvements-in-nevadas-mental-health-system/

Lyle, M. (2015, December 1). Social media a fickle and unreliable measure of empathy. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/life/social-media-a-fickle-and-unreliable-measure-of-empathy/

Przybys, J. (2015, November 17). Expressing support for Paris helps us process grief. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/life/health/expressing-support-paris-helps-us-process-grief/ (note that “responsive stress” should read “responsive distress”)

Thomas, K. (2015, February 22). Emergency! KSNV NBC News. Retrieved from http://www.mynews3.com/content/video/default.aspx?videoId=5628330&navCatId=25504

Schoenmann, J. (2015, January 5). Are men from stupid? State of Nevada. Retrieved from http://knpr.org/knpr/2015-01/are-men-stupid

Prevatt, M. (2014, October 30). From scary movies to haunted houses, why do we like being afraid? Las Vegas Weekly. Retrieved from http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/ae/2014/oct/30/scary-movies-haunted-houses-why-do-we-being-afraid/

Feldberg, S. (2014, January 8). Why do we like to watch gruesome sports injuries over and over? Las Vegas Weekly. Retrieved from http://www.lasvegasweekly.com/as-we-see-it/2014/jan/08/why-do-we-watch-gruesome-sports-injuries-over-and-/

Przybys, J. (2012, October 21). Halloween scares offer cleansing catharsis, observers say. Las Vegas Review-Journal. Retrieved from https://www.reviewjournal.com/life/halloween-scares-offer-cleansing-catharsis-observers-say/

Kirkey, S. (2012, June 8). Is everything that’s allegedly wrong with Luka Rocco Magnotta all in the brain? National Post. Retrieved from http://news.nationalpost.com/2012/06/08/is-everything-thats-allegedly-wrong-with-luka-rocco-magnotta-all-in-the-brain/

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

The PRACTICE at UNLV, Las Vegas, NV (Fall 2013 – present)

Assessment and Intervention Practicum Student Supervision

Postdoctoral Assessment and Intervention: Michelle Paul, Ph.D. (2015 – 2016)

Veterans Administration Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN (08/21/2005 – 08/19/2006)

Predoctoral Clinical Internship: Wayne Siegel, Ph.D., LP, ABPP

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Fall 2003 – Spring 2005)

Consensus Diagnostic Reviews: William G. Iacono, Ph.D.

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Summer 2003 – Spring 2004)

Psychopathy Checklist – Revised Assessments: Christopher Patrick, Ph.D.

Walk-In Counseling Center, Minneapolis, MN (Fall 2002 – Spring 2004)

Short-Term Psychotherapy: James Ayers, Ph.D., LP

Veterans Administration Medical Center, Minneapolis, MN (Spring 2002)

Interviewing and Case Integration: Supervisor: Wayne Siegel, Ph.D., LP

Private Practice, St. Louis Park, MN (Fall 2001 – Spring 2002)

Psychotherapy for Anxiety Disorders: Vernon Devine, Ph.D., LP

University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, MN (Summer 2001)

Pediatric Neuropsychology: Richard Ziegler, Ph.D., LP

Colorado College, Colorado Springs, CO (Summer 1999)

Neuropsychological Malingering Study: Kristi Erdal, Ph.D.

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS AND AFFILIATIONS

Society for Psychophysiological Research: 2001 – present

American Psychological Association: 2002 – 2018

Division 12 affiliate: 2019 – present

Association for Psychological Science: 2003 – present

Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy (founding member): 2005 – present

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