Psychology Faculty

Dr. Nordstrom & student

The Psychology faculty members at Misericordia are experts in their chosen areas of concentration. They are passionate about teaching and enjoy developing close relationships with students.

Kelly Filipkowski, Ph.D.

Kelly Filipkowski, Ph.D., Assistant Professor

Kelly Filipkowski, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
E-mail: kfilipko@misericordia.edu
Phone: (570) 674-1486


EDUCATION
  • Ph.D., Social Psychology, Syracuse University, 2010
  • M.S., Social Psychology, Syracuse University, 2007
  • M.S., Sport Psychology, Florida State University, 2003
  • B.A., Psychology, State University of New York, College at Oswego, 2000

RECENT COURSES

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Social Psychology
  • Sport Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Practicum in Psychology
  • Research Group
  • Advanced Seminar in Social Exclusion

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association)
  • American Psychological Association
  • American Psychosomatic Society
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Society of Behavioral Medicine
  • Eastern Psychological Association

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Psychological and physiological effects of interpersonal interactions
  • Stress, health, and well-being
  • Selection & consequences of extracurricular activities
  • Social exclusion experiences

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS (SELECTED)

  • Filipkowsk, K.B. (2016, October). Comparing the use of Kahoot and paper/pencil methods for Introductory Psychology exam reviews. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Worchester, MA.
  • Filipkowski, K.B., Smyth, J.M. & Berstein, M.J. (2015, May). Physiological responses to ostracism: Examining cortisol levels following in-person and online exclusion. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.
  • Filipkowski, K.B., & Smyth J.M. (2013, March). Coping with in-person and online ostracism: Perceptions of behavioral responses. Poster presented at 84th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.
  • Filipkowski, K.B., & Smyth, J.M. (2012, April). Plugged in but not connected: Individuals' views of and responses to online and in-person exclusion. Poster presented at 33rd Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, New Orleans, LA.
  • Filipkowski, K. B. & Smyth, J. M. (2011, March). Living our social lives on-line: Virtual ostracism. Poster presented at the 69th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, San Antonio, TX.
  • Filipkowski, K.B., & Smyth, J.M. (2010, March). Early adverse experiences and subsequent health and adjustment: The transition to college. Poster presented at the 68th Annual Meeting of the American Psychosomatic Society, Portland, OR.
  • Filipkowski, K.B., Lopoo, L. M., Eccelston, C. P., & Smyth, J.M. (2009, April). Children and extracurricular participation: Comparing health and well-being outcomes. Paper presented at the 30th Annual Meeting of the Society for Behavioral Medicine, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
  • Filipkowski, K.B., Smyth, J.M., Rutchick, A.M., Santuzzi, A.M., Petrie, K.J., Kaptein, A.A., & Adya, M. (2008, March). Do healthy people worry? Modern health worries, subjective health complaints, perceived health, and health care utilization. Poster presented at the 66th Annual American Psychosomatic Society Conference, Baltimore, MD.
  • Filipkowski, K.B., Smyth, J.M., Santuzzi, A.M. (2007, January). Social support predicts daily mood and symptom reports in asthma and arthritis patients: An ecological momentary assessment study. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Memphis, TN.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Filipkowski, K.B., Heron, K.E., & Smyth, J.M. (2016). Early adverse experiences and subsequent health and adjustment: The transition to college. American Journal of Health Behavior, 40, 717-728.
  • Smyth, J.M.,Zawadzki, M.J., Santuzzi, A.M., & Filipkowski, K.B. (2014). Examining the effects of perceived social support on daily mood and symptom reports in asthma and arthritis patients. Psychology and Health, 29, 813-831.
  • Filipkowski, K.B., & Smyth, J.M. (2012). Plugged in but not connected: Individuals' views of and responses to online and in-person exclusion. Computers in Human Behavior, 28, 1241-1253. doi:10.1016/j.chb.2012.02.007
  • Filipkowski, K.B., Smyth, J.M., Rutchick, A.M, Santuzzi, A.M., Adya, M., Petrie, K.J., & Kaptein, A.A. (2010). Do healthy people worry? Modern health worries, subjective health complaints, perceived health, and health care utilization. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 17, 182-188.
  • Smyth, J.M., & Filipkowski, K.B. (2010). Coping with stress. In D.P. French, K. Vedhara, A.A. Kaptein, & J. Weinman (Eds.), Health Psychology (2nd ed., pp. 271-282). Oxford, England: Blackwell.
  • Filipkowski, K.B., Heron, K.E., & Smyth, J.M. (Submitted for Review for Publication). Early adverse experiences and subsequent health and adjustment: The transition to college.

Marnie Hiester, Ph.D. (Department Chair)

Marnie Hiester, Ph.D., Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychology

Marnie Hiester, Ph.D.
Professor, Chair of the Department of Psychology
E-mail: mhiester@misericordia.edu
Phone: (570) 674-6316


EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Developmental Psychology, University of Minnesota, 1993
  • B.A., Psychology, Drew University, 1987

RECENT COURSES

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods
  • Gender Studies
  • Adult Development and Aging
  • Advanced Seminar on Adolescence and Emerging Adulthood
  • Independent Research

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • Association for Psychological Science
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Parent-child attachment and peer relationships in college students
  • Role disturbances in parent-child relationships
  • Influence of child care on children's development
  • Development of gender-typed behavior in early and middle childhood

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS (SELECTED)

  • Hiester, M. (2013, December). An Interdisciplinary Approach to Teaching the Psychology of Gender. Poster presented at the National Institute for the Teaching of Psychology in St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Bobrowski, M., Nordstrom, A. H., Hiester, M., & Swenson, L. M. (2010, May). Self-efficacy and locus of control as predictors of academic adjustment across genders. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science 22nd Annual Conference in Boston, MA.
  • Swenson, L., Nordstrom, A., & Hiester, M. (2009, October). The effects of peer attachment and social anxiety on United States college students' friendships. In M. Demir (Chair), Friendship Experiences and Happiness Among Emerging Adults in Different Cultural Contexts. Symposium presented at the 4th Conference on Emerging Adulthood in Atlanta, GA.
  • Nitowski, A., Nordstrom, A. H., Swenson, L. M., & Hiester, M. (2009, March). Examining the role of parental control and attachment in relationships with college peers. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association conference in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • LaJeunesse, C., & Hiester, M. (2008, June). Parenting for effective outcomes. Paper presented at the meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA.
  • Hiester, M., Nordstrom, A. H., & Swenson, L. M. (2008, May). Parental attachment and intrusiveness predict psychological health and adjustment for college freshmen. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science conference in Chicago, IL.
  • Nordstrom, A. H., Swenson, L. M., & Hiester, M. (2008, March). Effects of social anxiety and self-esteem on the transition to college. Poster presented at the Society of Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting conference held in Chicago, IL.
  • Swenson, L. M., Nordstrom, A. H., & Hiester, M. (2008, March). Friendship quality and adjustment during the transition to college. Poster presented at the Society of Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting conference held in Chicago, IL.
  • Swenson, L. M., Hiester, M., & Nordstrom, A. H. (2008, March). Linking social and cognitive development among first-year college students. Poster presented at the Society of Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting conference held in Chicago, IL.
  • Hiester, M. (2005, April). College students teaching middle school students: Using service learning in an introductory developmental psychology course. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development Developmental Science Teaching Institute, Atlanta, GA.
  • Hiester, M. & Hunter, G. (2003, November). Multiculturalizing the introductory psychology course: A framework. Poster presentation, Northeastern Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Salem, MA.
  • Hiester, M. (2002, October). Service learning in a child & adolescent psychology class: Designing and presenting workshops for middle school students. Poster presented at the meeting of the 8th Northeast Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Danbury, CT.
  • PUBLICATIONS
  • Nordstrom, A. H., Hiester, M. A., & Swenson, L. M. (in press). The impact of social anxiety and self-esteem on college adjustment, academics, and retention. Journal of College Counseling.
  • Swenson, L.M., Nordstrom, A., & Hiester, M. (2010). Associations among peer relationships, academic achievement, and persistence in college. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 12, 319-337.
  • Hiester, M. A., Nordstrom, A. H., & Swenson, L. M. (2009). Stability and change in perceived attachment to parents and adjustment outcomes during their first semester transition to college life: The influence of gender and residence. Journal of College Student Development, 50, 521-538.
  • Swenson, L.M., Nordstrom, A., & Hiester, M. (2008). The role of peer relationships in adjustment to college. Journal of College Student Development, 49, 551-567.
  • LaJeunesse, C., & Hiester, M. (2008, September). Effective parenting. Newsletter of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. Retrieved from http://www.papsy.org/public/Newsletters/Sept08.htm...
  • Hiester, M. & Hunter, G. (2004). Multiculturalizing the Introductory Psychology Course: A Framework. Psychology Teacher Network (APA), V 14 (1).
  • Hiester, M. (2002). Raising happy and responsible children through effective discipline. Today's Child Magazine.
  • Hiester, M. (2002). Book review for Watch me grow I'm one, two, three: A parent's essential guide to the extraordinary toddler to preschool years by Maureen O'Brien, published by HarperCollins. Quote from review published on the back of the book.
  • Egeland, B. & Hiester, M. (1995). The long-term consequences of infant daycare and mother-infant attachment. Child Development, 66, 474-485.
  • Hiester, M. Ogawa, J., Ostoja, E., Susman, A. & Weinfield, N. (1994). The role of biological and psychosocial risk factors in development: Commentary on Kopp, Musick, and Aber. In C. A. Nelson (Ed.), Minnesota Symposium on Child Psychology: Vol. 27. Threats to optimal development: Integrating biological, psychological, and social risk factors (pp. 273-284). Hillsdale, NJ: Erlbaum.

Chip Hunter, Ph.D.

Chip Hunter, Ph.D., Associate Professor

Chip Hunter, Ph.D.
Associate Professor
E-mail: ghunter@misericordia.edu
Phone: (570) 674-6240


EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Psychology and Neuroscience, Princeton University, 1994
  • M.A., Psychology and Neuroscience, Princeton University, 1988
  • M.S., Experimental Psychology, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 1984
  • B.A., Psychology, Siena College, 1982

RECENT COURSES

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Biological Psychology
  • Cognitive Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Drugs and Behavior
  • Research Methods
  • Sensation and Perception
  • Learning
  • Neuroscience: Foundations of Human Performance
  • Organizational Behavior

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Psychological Society
  • Eastern Psychological Association
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Neural basis of feeding and reward
  • Intracranial self-stimulation
  • Microdialysis
  • Endogenous opioids and behavior
  • Psychopharmacology of alcohol and other abused drugs

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS (SELECTED)

  • Hoebel, B. G., Hernandez, L., Mark. G. P., Hunter, G. A., & Pothos, M. (1989, April). Microdialysis measurements of dopamine release in the mesolimbic system as a function of ingestive behavior and body weight. In Obesity: Towards a molecular approach. Symposium conducted at the UCLA Symposia, Keystone, CO.
  • Hunter, G. A., Mark, G. P., & Hoebel, B. G. (1989). The 5-HT1A agonist 8-OH-DPAT, prevents the expression but not the development of a conditioned taste aversion. [Abstract]. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 15, 773.
  • Hunter, G. A., Hernandez, L., & Hoebel. (1989, March-April). Microdialysis reveals increased dopamine release in the accumbens and striatum during lateral hypothalamic self-stimulation. Paper presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Hunter, G. A., Hernandez, L., & Hoebel, B. G. (1988, April). Dopamine release in the accumbens during lateral hypothalamic self-stimulation as measured by in vivo microdialysis. Paper presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Buffalo, New York.
  • Hunter, G. A., Hernandez, L., & Hoebel, B. G. (1988). Microdialysis shows increased dopamine turnover in the nucleus accumbens during lateral hypothalamic self-stimulation. [Abstract]. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 11, 301.
  • Michaelis, R. C., Holloway, F. A., & Hunter, G. A. (1985). Involvement of endogenous adenosine-receptive systems in the stimulus properties and behaviorally depressant effects of ethanol. [Abstract]. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 11, 301.
  • Holohean, A. M., Holloway, F. A., Michaelis, R. C., & Hunter, G. A. (1985). Chlordiazepoxide vs. caffeine drug discrimination in the rat. [Abstract]. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 11, 1292.
  • Holloway, F. A., Michaelis, R. C., Holohean, A. M., & Hunter, G. A. (1985). Comparison of drug vs. drug discrimination paradigms using chlordiazepoxide vs. caffeine and chlordiazepoxide vs. pentylenetetrazol[Abstract]. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 11, 1291.
  • Hunter, G. A., Hubbell, C. L., & Reid, L. D. (1985, April). Measuring the reinforcement efficacy of alcohol. In F. A. Holloway (Chair), Psychological determinants of the acute alcohol state: A symposium. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Austin, Texas.
  • Hunter, G. A., Jr., Beaman, C. M., & Reid, L. D. (1984, July). Opioids and intake of ethanol solutions. Proceedings of the International Narcotics Research Conference, Cambridge, England.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Hubbell, C. L., Pabello, N. G., Hunter, G. A., & Reid, L. D. (2005). Isradipine and nalterxone together block MDMA's facilitation of responding for rewarding brain stimulation. Manuscript submitted for publication.
  • Rebeta, J. L., Brooks, C. I., O'Brien, J. P., & Hunter, G. A. (1993). Variations in trait-anxiety and achievement motivation of college students as a function of classroom seating position. Journal of Experimental Education, 61, 257-267.
  • Hoebel, B. G., Hernandez, L., Schwartz, D. H., Mark, G. P., & Hunter, G. A. (1989). Microdialysis studies of brain norepinephrine, serotonin and dopamine release during ingestive behavior: Theoretical and clinical implications. In L. H. Schneider, S. J., Cooper, & K. A. Halmi (Eds)., Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Volume 575 (pp. 171-193). NY: New York Academy of Sciences.
  • Michaelis, R. C., Holohean, A. M., Criado, J. R., Harland, R. D., Hunter, G. A., & Hollway, F. A. (1988). The chlordiazepoxide/pentylenetetrazol discrimination: Characterization of drug interactions and homeostatic responses to drug challenges. Psychopharmacology, 96, 15-20.
  • Michaelis, R. C., Holohean, A. M., Hunter, G. A., & Holloway, F. A. (1987). Endogenous adenosine-receptive systems, do not mediate the discriminative stimulus properties of sedative doses of ethanol. Alcohol and Drug Research, 7, 175-185.
  • Talanian, R. V., Hunter, G. A., Beaman, C. M., Reichert-Hunter, G. L., & Reid, L. D. (1986). Naloxone's effects on intake of sequentially presented fluids. Pharmacology Biochemistry & Behavior, 25, 697-700.
  • Hubbell, C. L., Czirr, S. A., Hunter, G. A., Beaman, C. M., LeCann, N. C., & Reid, L. D. (1985). Consumption of ethanol solution is potentiated by morphine and attenuated by naloxone persistently across repeated daily administrations. Alcohol, 3, 39-54.
  • Reid, L. D., Hunter, G. A., Beaman, C. M., & Hubbell, C. L. (1985). Toward understanding ethanol's capacity to be reinforcing: A conditioned place preference following injections of ethanol. Pharmacology Biochemistry & Behavior, 22, 483-487.
  • Beaman, C. M., Hunter, G. A., & Reid, L. D. (1985). Diprenorphine, an antagonist of opioid-analgesia, elicits a positive affective state in rats. Neuropeptides, 5, 331-334.
  • Reid, L. D., & Hunter, G. A. (1984). Morphine, naloxone and intake of ethanol solutions. Alcohol, 1, 33-37.
  • Hunter, G. A., Beaman, C. M., Dunn, L. L., & Reid, L. D. (1984). Selected opioids, ethanol, and intake of ethanol. Alcohol, 1, 43-46.
  • Beaman, C. M., Hunter, G. A., Dunn, L. L., & Reid, L. D. (1984). Opioids, benzodiazepines, and intake of ethanol. Alcohol, 1, 39-42.
  • Hunter, G. A., & Reid, L. D. (1983). Assaying addiction liability of opioids. Life Sciences, 33, 393-396.


Dr. Chuck LaJeunesse, Ph.D.

Charles

Charles "Dr. Chuck" LaJeunesse, Ph.D.
Professor
E-mail: clajeune@misericordia.edu
Phone: (570) 674-6364


EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Counseling Psychology, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1979
  • M.Ed., Counseling, University of Missouri-Columbia, 1976
  • B.S., Engineering Management, University of Missouri-Rolla, 1971

RECENT COURSES

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Advanced Seminar in Positive Psychology
  • Career Seminar
  • Introductory Psychology
  • Counseling and Psychotherapy
  • Psychology of Adjustment
  • Independent Research

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Counseling Association (ACA)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Division 2 (Teaching of Psychology) of APA
  • Division 17 (Counseling Psychology) of APA
  • Pennsylvania Psychology Association (PPA)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Cooperative learning and teaching techniques
  • Career development in college students
  • Materialism and humanistic/moral values
  • Validity of ESP and paranormal beliefs in college students

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS (SELECTED)

  • LaJeunesse, C. (2010, June). Using rubrics to assess student papers in the collegiate classroom. Workshop presented at the Annual Convention of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg PA.
  • LaJeunesse, C. (2009, October). Hot issue in Psychology: A cooperative learning capstone project. In A. Nordstrom (Chair), Remember the Data: Teaching Critical Thinking about Controversies through Research-Based Assignments. Symposium presented at the Best Practices in Teaching Controversial Issues in Psychology conference of the Society for Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
  • LaJeunesse, C., & Hiester, M. (2008, June). Parenting for effective outcomes. Paper presented at the meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA.LaJeunesse, C. (2007, June). Active learning in the classroom. Paper presented at the meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA.
  • LaJeunesse, C. (2006, October). Cooperative learning leads to inclusive classrooms. Poster presented at the Best Practices in Teaching Diversity & International Perspectives, Atlanta, GA.
  • LaJeunesse, C. (2006, June). Cooperative learning: A great teaching pedagogy. Paper presented at the meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA.
  • LaJeunesse, C. (2006, March). Why it is better to be a guide on the side than a sage on the stage. Paper presented at the 20th Annual Conference on Teaching of Psychology, Monticello, NY.
  • LaJeunesse, C. (2005, June). Alternative pedagogies for those who teach. Paper presented at the meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Harrisburg, PA.
  • LaJeunesse, C. (2004, August). Conversation hour on cooperative learning. Discussion Leader at the 112th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, Hawaii.
  • LaJeunesse, C., Kettlewell, P., & Chew, C. (2004, June). Practitioners' research forum: ways for clinicians to evaluate their work. Paper presented at the meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Pittsburgh, PA.
  • LaJeunesse, C. (2004, April). The impact of a career seminar on students' career search efficacy. Poster presented at the meeting of the 19th Annual Psychology Conference, University of Scranton, Scranton, PA.
  • LaJeunesse, C. (2003, September). The versatility of Quiz-quiz: A cooperative learning pedagogy. Paper presented at the meeting of Taking Off: Best Practices in Teaching Introductory Psychology Conference, Atlanta, GA
  • LaJeunesse, C. (2000, August). Strategies for adjunct instructors. Paper presented at the meeting of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association, Lancaster, PA.

PUBLICATIONS

  • LaJeunesse, C., & Hiester, M. (2008, September). Effective parenting. Newsletter of the Pennsylvania Psychological Association. Retrieved from http://www.papsy.org/public/Newsletters/Sept08.htm..., C. (2005). Workshops dealing with academic/research issues, The Pennsylvania Psychologist, 65, 13LaJeunesse, C. (2004). Using cooperative learning to teach an advanced placement class. This manuscript is being published by the College Board to assist those who teach psychology advanced placement courses.LaJeunesse, C. (2004). The impact of a career seminar on students' career search efficacy. An unpublished manuscript.LaJeunesse, C. (2004). Serving the underserved: A mission of hope for psychologists. The Pennsylvania Psychologist, 64, 12.LaJeunesse, C. (1991). Will merit pay work at small, teaching-oriented colleges? An unpublished manuscript.LaJeunesse, C. (1990). Cross-validation study of the predictive indices developed in 1989 and summary of the follow-up of treatment completers. Unpublished report of a program evaluation project for Luzerne/Wyoming (PA) Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Drug and Alcohol Services.LaJeunesse, C. (1989). Discovering correlates and developing predictors related to attrition from outpatient drug and alcohol treatment. Unpublished report of a program evaluation project for Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Drug and Alcohol Services.LaJeunesse, C & Thoreson, R. (1988). Generalizing a predictor of male alcoholic treatment outcomes. The International Journal of the Addictions. 23: 183-205.LaJeunesse, C. (1988). An evaluation of the impact of school presentations on adolescent attitudes and behaviors related to teenage pregnancy. Unpublished report of a research project involving nearly 500 subjects.LaJeunesse, C. (1987). Descriptive study of the Uniform Data Collection System relating to the client population in outpatient drug and alcohol services. Unpublished report of a research project report prepared for Luzerne/Wyoming Counties Mental Health, Mental Retardation, and Drug and Alcohol Services.
  • LaJeunesse, C. (1987). Ranking characteristics: A comparison of decision-making approaches in the 1987 Annual: Developing human resources. University Associates, San Diego.

Alicia Nordstrom, Ph.D.

Alicia Nordstrom, Ph.D. Alicia Nordstrom, Ph.D.
Professor
E-mail: anordstr@misericordia.edu
Phone: (570) 674-8008

EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Clinical Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University, 2004
  • M.S., Clinical Psychology, Purdue University, 2000
  • B.A., Psychology/Religion, University of Rochester, 1997

RECENT COURSES

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Child Psychopathology
  • Child Interventions
  • Controversies in Psychology
  • Practicum in Psychology
  • Graduate School Seminar
  • Research Group
  • Independent Research

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Division 2 of the American Psychological Association)
  • Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology (Division 53 of the American Psychological Association)
  • Professional & Organization Development Network in Higher Education
  • International Society for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning
  • Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Mental health, adjustment, and retention of college students
  • Impact of diversity assignments on students' stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination towards groups of difference
  • Parent-child relationships
  • Engagement and retention of parents in parent training programs
  • Parental cognitions and their influence on parenting and child behavior

SCHOLARLY PRESENTATIONS (SELECTED)

  • Nordstrom, A. H., (2015, January). Infusing sociocultural learning in psychology classes.Presentation at the 37th Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Nowalis, S., & Nordstrom, A.H. (2014, March). Parenting styles as predictors of mental health, substance use and adjustment in emerging adults. Poster at the 2014 Eastern Psychological Association Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Nordstrom, A.H. (2013, October). Reducing racism in college students: Using SoTL to evaluate the impact of a peacebuilding pedagogy. Presented at the 2013 International Conference on the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (ISSOTL), Raleigh, North Carolina.
  • Nordstrom, A.H. (2013, July). Stereotypes and prejudice in college students: Identifiable patterns and classroom interventions. Presented at the 4th International Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Vancouver, British Columbia.
  • Nordstrom, A. H. (2012, August). The Voices Project: Enhancing students' cultural competence in Intro to Psychology. Poster presented at the 120th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.
  • Nordstrom, A. H. (2011, October). The Voices Project: Using an experiential diversity assignment to reduce stereotypes and prejudice in Intro to Psychology. Presentation at the Best Practices in Teaching Introduction to Psychology conference of the Society for the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Bobrowski, M., Nordstrom, A. H., Hiester, M., & Swenson, L. M. (2010, May). Self-efficacy and locus of control as predictors of academic adjustment across genders. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science 22nd Annual Conference in Boston, MA.
  • Swenson, L., Nordstrom, A., & Hiester, M. (2009, October). The effects of peer attachment and social anxiety on United States college students' friendships. In M. Demir (Chair), Friendship Experiences and Happiness Among Emerging Adults in Different Cultural Contexts. Symposium presented at the 4th Conference on Emerging Adulthood in Atlanta, GA.
  • Nordstrom, A. (2009, October). Unmasking pseudoscience and the paranormal with science and skeptical inquiry. In A. Nordstrom (Chair), Remember the Data: Teaching Critical Thinking about Controversies through Research-Based Assignments. Symposium presented at the Best Practices in Teaching Controversial Issues in Psychology conference of the Society for Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Nitowski, A., Nordstrom, A. H., Swenson, L. M., & Hiester, M. (2009, March). Examining the role of parental control and attachment in relationships with college peers. Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association conference in Pittsburgh, PA.
  • Nordstrom, A. (2009, January). The Experiencing Difference Project: Applying models of critical consciousness in the Introduction to Psychology classroom. Poster presented at the 31st Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology conference in St. Petersburg, FL.
  • Hiester, M., Nordstrom, A. H., & Swenson, L. M. (2008, May). Parental attachment and intrusiveness predict psychological health and adjustment for college freshmen. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science conference in Chicago, IL.
  • Nordstrom, A. H., Swenson, L. M., & Hiester, M. (2008, March). Effects of social anxiety and self-esteem on the transition to college. Poster presented at the Society of Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting conference held in Chicago, IL.
  • Swenson, L. M., Nordstrom, A. H., & Hiester, M. (2008, March). Friendship quality and adjustment during the transition to college. Poster presented at the Society of Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting conference held in Chicago, IL.
  • Swenson, L. M., Hiester, M., & Nordstrom, A. H. (2008, March). Linking social and cognitive development among first-year college students. Poster presented at the Society of Research on Adolescence Biennial Meeting conference held in Chicago, IL.
  • Nordstrom, A., Dumas, J. E., & Gitter, A. H. (2007, March). Guess who's coming to parenting group? Examining parental cognitions and ethnic differences in engagement patterns of mothers of preschoolers. In A. M. Pearl and A. Moreland (Chairs), Preventing Child and Adolescent Externalizing Behaviors: The Importance of Culture, Family, and Community Factors. Symposium presented at the meeting of the Society for Research on Child Development, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Nordstrom, A. (2005, September). Use of memoirs in a child psychopathology course. Poster presented at the Fourth Annual meeting series of Engaging Minds: Best Practices in Teaching Critical Thinking Across the Psychology Curriculum Conference, Atlanta, GA.
  • Dumas, J. E., Nordstrom, A. H., & Lynch, A. M. (2003, November). Parental attributions and child behavior problems as predictors of intention to enroll and actual enrollment and participation in parent training. In M. F. Lorber (Chair), Advances in Clinical Social-Cognitive Research on Parenting. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston, MA. Presented by A. Nordstrom.
  • Nordstrom, A. H., Dumas, J. E., & Gitter, A. H. (2003, June). Family level processes of engagement and retention: Examining parental attributions, barriers to participation, and family contextual factors. In A. H. Nordstrom (Chair), Encouraging families to come: Processes of participation in family-based preventive interventions. Symposium conducted at the meeting of the Society for Prevention Research, Washington, DC.

PUBLICATIONS

  • Nordstrom, A.H. (2015). The Voices Project: Reducing White students' racism in Introduction to Psychology. Teaching of Psychology, 1-8. DOI: 10.1177/0098628314562524.
  • Nordstrom, A.H., Hiester, M.A., & Swenson, L.M. (2014). The impact of social anxiety and self-esteem on college adjustment, academics, and retention. Journal of College Counseling, 17 (1), 48-63.
  • Nordstrom, A. H., Hiester, M. A., & Swenson, L. M. (in press). The impact of social anxiety and self-esteem on college adjustment, academics, and retention. Journal of College Counseling.
  • Swenson, L.M., Nordstrom, A., & Hiester, M. (2010). Associations among peer relationships, academic achievement, and persistence in college. Journal of College Student Retention: Research, Theory & Practice, 12, 319-337.
  • Hiester, M. A., Nordstrom, A. H., & Swenson, L. M. (2009). Stability and change in perceived attachment to parents and adjustment outcomes during their first semester transition to college life: The influence of gender and residence. Journal of College Student Development, 50, 521-538.
  • Swenson, L.M., Nordstrom, A., & Hiester, M. (2008). The role of peer relationships in adjustment to college. Journal of College Student Development, 49, 551-567.
  • Nordstrom, A. H., Dumas, J. E., & Gitter, A. H. (2008). Parental attributions and perceived intervention benefits and barriers as predictors of maternal engagement in a preventive parenting program. NHSA Dialog: A Research-to-Practice Journal for the Early Intervention Field, 11, 1-24.
  • Dumas, J. E., Gitter, A. H., Moreland, A., & Nordstrom, A. H. (2006). Engaging parents in preventive parenting groups: Do ethnic, socioeconomic, and belief match between parents and group leaders matter? Health, Education, & Behavior, 1-15.
  • Dumas, J. E., Nissley, J. D., Nordstrom, A. H., Smith, E. P., Prinz, R. J., & Levine, D. W. (2005). Home chaos: Sociodemographic, parenting, interactional, and child correlates. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 34, 93-104.
  • Dumas, J. E., Nilsen, W., Nissley, J. D., & Nordstrom, A. H. (2003). Instructor's manual to accompany Abnormal Child and Adolescent Psychology. New York: Allyn & Bacon.


Jennifer Yarnell, Ph.D.

Jennifer Yarnell, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor
E-mail: jyarnell@misericordia.edu
Phone: (570) 674-8164


EDUCATION

  • Ph.D., Clinical and Health Psychology, Drexel University, 2006
  • M.A., Clinical Psychology, Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahneman, 2000
  • M.C.A.T., Art Therapy, Medical College of Pennsylvania/Hahneman, 1998
  • B.A., Psychology, Immaculata University, 1996

RECENT COURSES

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Psychopathology
  • Personality Theory
  • Practicum in Psychology
  • Child and Adolescent Psychology
  • Special Topic Seminar: Trauma, PTSD, and Recovery
  • Research Methods and Statistics

PROFESSIONAL ORGANIZATIONS

  • International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS)
  • American Psychological Association (APA)

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Posttraumatic Stress Disorder and Other Trauma Related Disorders
  • Psychological Resilience
  • Attachment
  • Creative Arts in Therapy
  • Forensic Evaluation

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Dr. Yarnell is a Pennsylvania licensed psychologist in private practice where she specializes in the treatment and assessment of trauma related disorders, dual diagnoses, and art therapy. She also serves as a court appointed psychological evaluator and is a certified substance abuse expert for the Nuclear Regulatory Commission. Dr. Yarnell is currently the Psychology Practicum Coordinator at Misericordia University.
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