Department of Psychology

Research Interests

The SoTLP Lab

Research in the Lab for SoTL in Psychology involves issues of psychology pedagogy (broadly defined), especially at their interface with issues of cultural diversity and enhancing the cultural competency of psychology instructors and students alike. Research in the lab tends to be driven by social cognitive theory bases.

Recent SoTL-related publications:

Prieto, L. (2018). Incorporating diversity content into courses and concerns about teaching culturally diverse students. Teaching of Psychology, 45, 2. 146-153.

Boysen, G., Prieto, L., Holmes, J., Landrum, R. E., Miller, R., Taylor, A., White, J. N., & Kaiser, D. (in press). Trigger warnings and psychology students: What do they think? Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology.

Boysen, G., & Prieto, L. (in press). Trigger warnings in psychology: Psychology teachers' perspectives and practices. Scholarship of Teaching and Learning in Psychology.

Recent SoTL-related posters & presentations:

Boysen, G., & Prieto, L., Dunn, D. & Kaiser, D. (2017). Trigger warnings in the psychology classroom. Symposium presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Rivas, J., & Prieto, L. (2017). Initial Validation of the Intellectual Safety Inventory. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Prieto, L. R. (2015, August). Initial validation of the 'Concerns About Teaching Culturally Diverse Students Inventory’. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Prieto, L. (2015, May). SoTL in psychology: What can we learn from the history of research on psychotherapy? Paper delivered at the Teaching Institute of the American Psychological Society. New York, NY.

Current doctoral advisee thesis & dissertation projects:

Van Pay (Florer), K. (2017; Dissertation with data collection complete). Intent to engage in therapeutic lifestyle changes: Impact of an intervention, self-efficacy, and locus of control.

Kaiser, D. (2017; Dissertation proposed). The Mediational Role of Affect Regulation on the Relation Between Attachment and Alcohol Use in College Students.

Buduris, A. (2017; Thesis defended). The moderating effect of relationship contingent self esteem on the relation between attachment style and serial commucation patterns in relationship conflict.

Rivas, J. (2016; Thesis defended). Intellectual safety as a moderator of the relation between Latino/a college students' sense of belongingness on campus and academic persistence.

Burke, K. (2017; Thesis with data collection complete). Self-efficacy for research as a moderator of research training environment and perceived willingness to engage in research among undergraduate psychology students.

 

Ms. Fey Yi, M.A., Loreto R. Prieto, PhD, Ms. Spurty Surapaneni, M.A