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January 2019 Featured Manuscript

Featured Published Manuscript of the Month:   January, 2019

Chosen and summarized by:                                       Ashlee A. Moore

Waller, R., Hyde, L.W., Klump, K.L., & Burt, S.A. (2018). Parenting is an environmental predictor of callous-unemotional traits and aggression: A monozygotic twin differences study. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 57(12), 955-963.

Corresponding Author:  S. Alexandra Burt ([email protected]), Michigan State University

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November 2018 Featured Manuscript

 

Featured Published Manuscript of the Month:                November 2018

 

Chosen and summarized by:                            Megan Kopkin, MA (The University of Alabama)

 

Anderson, J. R., Walsh, Z., & Kosson, D. S. (2018). Psychopathy, self-identified race/ethnicity, and nonviolent recidivism: A longitudinal study. Law and Human Behavior. doi:10.1037/lhb0000302

 

Corresponding Author:  John R. Anderson ([email protected]) Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine

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October 2018 Featured Manuscript

 

Featured Published Manuscript of the Month: October, 2018

 

Chosen and summarized by: Leah Efferson, University of Alabama

 

Preston, O. C., Anestis, J. C., Watts, A. L., & Lilienfeld, S. O. (2018). Psychopathic Traits' Differential Relations With Aggression Forms: Considering the Roles of Gender and Gender Role Adherence. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 37(8), 628-658.

 

 

Corresponding Author:  Olivia C. Preston ([email protected]), University of Southern Mississippi

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Assistant Professor position in Developmental Psychology, University of Alabama

The College of Arts and Sciences at The University of Alabama (UA) announces an opening for a tenure-track Assistant Professor in the Center for the Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems (“the Center”). This position will be academically housed within the Department of Psychology. 

 

Under the auspices of the Alabama Life Research Institute, the Center is a state-of-the-art research, training, and service facility that brings together investigators from diverse disciplines who share an interest in developmental psychopathology. The primary mission of the Center is to develop translational clinical science that addresses the prevention, remediation, and management of behavioral, emotional, and neurodevelopmental conditions from early childhood through adulthood. Consistent with this mission, the Center has four strategic objectives: (1) facilitate transdisciplinary, collaborative, and cutting edge research related to mental and physical health and well-being; (2) provide a venue for the translation and dissemination of evidence-based approaches to community and school providers; (3) facilitate grant-funded research on intervention and prevention programming; and (4) provide opportunities for student training via direct research engagement, clinical and consultative services, and secondary data analysis. 

 

We seek a developmental psychologist with an active research program who has the promise of securing external funding to support translational research. The ideal candidate will have expertise in brain imaging, EEG, and/or eye-tracking, as such methodologies are critical to cutting edge work that bridges basic science and clinical practice. A focus on translational neuroscience and experimental therapeutics is sought. Expertise in behavior problem prevention or intervention and longitudinal research design is also preferred. The ideal candidate will be enthusiastic about collaborating with researchers from other disciplines and working in multi-disciplinary teams. The doctoral degree in Developmental Psychology is preferred, but candidates with degrees in other releated fields (e.g., Experimental, Clinical, School Psychology) will be conidered. 

As an Assistant Professor in the Center, the succfessful candidate will have an active research lab that involves both undergraduate and graduate students. He or she will be expected to serve as primary advisor to students in the Psychology Department’s doctoral program as well. Faculty in the Center have a reduced teaching load, because of the research focus. However, as an Assistant Professor, teaching at the undergraduate and graduate levels is expected. 

 

The University of Alabama is located in Tuscaloosa, AL, home of the CrimsonTide football team as well as the historic Bama Theatre, the Paul R. Jones Museum, the Tuscaloosa Ampitheater, the Tuscaloosa Farmer’s Market, and nearby Kentuck Festival of the Arts and Moundville Archeological Park. The University of Alabama is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer, and actively seeks diversity among its employees. Minority and women candidates are especially encouraged to apply. 

 

To apply, candidates should submit a cover letter, curriculum vitae, and three letters of recommendation. Application review will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. With the exception of letters of recommendation, all materials should be submitted online 

at http://facultyjobs.ua.edu/postings/43991. Letters of recommendation should be mailed directly to Dr. Susan White, Professor and Director of the Center for the Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems, The University of Alabama, Box 870348, Tuscaloosa, AL 35487-0348. Email: [email protected] 

 

For more information, please visit: 

 

 

Center for the Prevention of Youth Behavior Problems: http://cpybp.ua.edu/ 

College of Arts and Sciences: https://as.ua.edu/ 

Alabama Life Research Institute: http://ovpred.ua.edu/alabama-life-research-institute/ 

Department of Psychology: https://psychology.ua.edu/ 

 

Clinical Research Coordinator Position

Clinical Research Coordinator

 

A Research Coordinator position is currently available in Dr. Kent Kiehl’s laboratory at The Mind Research Network in Albuquerque, New Mexico.This position is based in Madison, Wisconsin, with forensic locations in Fond du Lac, Fox Lake, and Oshkosh, Wisconsin. The CRC will also remotely supervise research activities at the NM sites.

 

The Research Coordinator will oversee research activities that support a NIH-funded clinical trial designed to evaluate the neural changes associated with mindfulness and relapse prevention treatment for alcohol use disorder among incarcerated criminal offenders. Will be responsible for:

1) Recruiting and scheduling participants and tracking protocol progress, 2) Conducting clinical and neuropsychological assessments, 3) Working effectively with treatment providers to coordinate the treatment and research protocols, 4) Analyzing data to assure data integrity, quality control and protocol compliance, 5) Assisting with IRB and NIH reports, 6) Using statistical software to analyze data quantitatively and qualitatively, 7) Assisting in the preparation of conference presentations, manuscripts, and grant proposals.  

Parts of the work will be conducted in corrections facilities.  

 

Requirements

Bachelor's degree and at least 2 years of relevant experience; or an equivalent combination of education, training and/or experience from which comparable knowledge, skills, and abilities have been attained. Candidates with a M.A or Ph.D. are encouraged to apply.  

 

Must have demonstrated knowledge of psychological, socio-behavioral and/or neurobehavioral research principles, practices and protocols as well as knowledgeof the principles, methods, and procedures of basic medical and/or clinical research. Must have the ability to understand and follow basic scientific research protocols and procedures. Experience with clinical trials preferred but not required.

 

Requires strong written and verbal communication skills and the ability to work independently and as a part of a team.Must have the ability to maintain confidentiality as well as the ability to learn department-specific computer systems as needed.  Must have a high degree of professionalism, strong organizational and time-management skills.  Demonstrated ability in managing a wide variety of tasks simultaneously while meeting multiple deadlines is required.

 

Must have a valid driver’s license and be able to pass a background check.

 

Experience with clinical assessments and statistical methods/software is preferred.   

 

To apply, visit https://www.mrn.org/careers(Job # 2018.163.M)

 

The Mind Research Network is an independent non-profit organization dedicated to advancing the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness and brain injury.

Headquartered in Albuquerque, New Mexico, MRN consists of an interdisciplinary association of scientists located at universities, national laboratories and research centers around the world and is focused on imaging technology and its emergence as an integral element of neuroscience investigation.

With an extended community of academicians, researchers, graduate students and technicians, the MRN is uniquely positioned with its national infrastructure to link the brightest minds in neuroscience with some of the most cutting-edge neuroimaging capabilities in the world today.

 

Equal Opportunity Employer

The Lovelace Respiratory Research Institute Family of Companies is an Equal Opportunity employer–M/F/Veteran/Disability.  We are committed to the hiring, advancement and fair treatment of all individuals, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regarding to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other protected status as designated by federal, state or local law.  All applicants and employees are further protected from discrimination based on inquiring about, disclosing or discussing the compensation of other applicants or employees. For additional information about your rights as an applicant, click here.

For assistance with our application process, including reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities to participate in the application process, please send an email to [email protected]or call 505-348-940

August 2018 Featured Manuscript

 

Featured Published Manuscript of the Month: August 2018

 

Chosen and summarized by: Monika Dargis

 

Dadds, M. R., Kimonis, E. R., Schollar-Root, O., Moul, C., & Hawes, D. J. (2018). Are impairments in emotion recognition a core feature of callous–unemotional traits? Testing the primary versus secondary variants model in children. Development and Psychopathology, 30(1), 67-77.

 

 

Corresponding Author:  Mark R. Dadds, School of Psychology, University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales 2006, Australia; [email protected]

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July 2018 Featured Manuscript

Featured Published Manuscript of the Month: July, 2018

 

Chosen and summarized by:  Molly A. Miller, University of New Orleans

 

Meffert, H., Thornton, L. C., Tyler, P. M., Botkin, M. L., Erway, A. K., Kolli, V., ... & Blair, R. J. R. (2018). Moderation of prior exposure to trauma on the inverse relationship between callous-unemotional traits and amygdala responses to fearful expressions: an exploratory study. Psychological medicine, 1-9.

 

Corresponding Author:  Harma Meffert ([email protected]) Boys Town National Research Hospital

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June 2018 Featured Manuscript

 

Chosen and summarized by Nathalie Y. Gauthier

 

Drayton, L. A., Santos, L. R., & Baskin-Sommers, A. (2018). Psychopaths fail to automatically

 take the perspective of others. PNAS, 115, 3302-3307.

 

Corresponding author: Arielle Baskin-Sommers ([email protected]), Yale University

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May 2018 Featured Manuscript

Featured Published Manuscript of the Month:     May 2018

 

Chosen and summarized by:                                             Emily R. Perkins

 

Fanti, K. A., Kyranides, M. N., Lordos, A., Colins, O. F., & Andershed, H. (2018). Unique and interactive associations of callous-unemotional traits, impulsivity and grandiosity with child and adolescent conduct disorder symptoms. Journal of Psychopathology and Behavioral Assessment [advance electronic publication].

 

Corresponding Author:  Kostas A. Fanti ([email protected]), University of Cyprus

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PhD study at University of New South Wales, Sydney

University of New South Wales Sydney is inviting applicants for the UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Program. Scientia scholars will have a strong commitment to making a difference in the world with demonstrated potential for contributing to the social engagement and/or global impact pillars of the UNSW 2025 Strategy. Scientia PhD scholars will receive an annual stipend of $40k and tuition fees covered for the full four-year study period, and will receive up to $10k annually for career development support. We are seeking domestic or international applicants interested in pursuing PhD study in salivary biomarkers associated with callous-unemotional traits, psychopathology and aggression:https://www.2025.unsw.edu.au/apply/scientia-phd-scholarships/salivary-hormones-risk-and-resiliency-factors-mental-illness within the Parent-Child Research Clinic that provides evidence-based assessment and intervention to children with conduct problems.

 

The preferred higher-degree research (HDR) candidate will have exceptional critical thinking, written/oral communication, and statistical skills. Candidates with prior experience with saliva collection, extraction, and analysis are preferred. Candidates who have experience in conducting research with children and/or clinical populations are highly encouraged to apply.

 

Applications open May 28 2018 and deadlines are:

July 20 2018 to contact supervisors re: support

Sep 3 2018 to submit online application

Offers will be made to successful candidates from November 5 2018 on.

 

For more information about the UNSW Scientia PhD Scholarship Program see Frequently Asked Questions. Interested candidates please contact Associate Professor Eva Kimonis with a copy of your CV, transcript, and writing sample.

 

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