University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

Clinical Psychology Laboratories

Center for Research on Emotion, Stress, and Technology (CREST)

lab Director Matthew Price, Ph.D
Location 329, 331, 333 John Dewey Hall
Phone (802) 656-6919
Areas We are an interdisciplinary team who conducts research on traumatic stress. Our main objective is to find ways to reduce the distress many experience after a trauma and prevent chronic suffering. To achieve this challenging goal, we integrate methods from psychology, neuroscience, computer science, and robotics.

Hoza Laboratory

Hoza Lab 2013 Director Betsy Hoza, Ph.D
Location Room 315 John Dewey Hall
Phone (802) 656-4717
Areas The primary emphasis in the lab, at present, is on aerobic physical activity as a management strategy for childhood ADHD. In general, our studies are aimed at better understanding the etiology, mechanisms, course and outcome of childhood ADHD. Additional current studies address assessment of ADHD, self-perceptual style in children with ADHD, peer relationships in children with ADHD, treatment of childhood ADHD, and outcomes of children with ADHD over time.
Graduate Students Anne Brassell & J. Quyen Nichols

The OWL Initiative: Promoting Resilience and Change

owl Director Sondra Solomon, Ph.D
Location Room 103 John Dewey Hall
Phone (802) 656-3004

The OWL Initiative is a collective of scientist-explorers examining the dynamics of exclusion, prejudice, social isolation and discrimination for people living with visible stigmatized attributes. We live in a culture that emphasizes physical perfection. Individuals who possess attributes that are devalued occupy a special role in the culture and this role places them at a distinct social disadvantage. The narrowly defined cultural appearance standard dictates who is accepted and who gets cast aside.Our approach is inclusive, multidisciplinary and merges basic science with clinical application.

We use the term distinction when referring to those that have been characterized as aberrant, deformed, disfigured, defective, deficient, malformed, and abnormal.

Currently, we are exploring psycho-social aspects of visible distinctions, particularly those involving the face, skin, and extremities. We work primarily with adult populations. We ask "Why do some adults with visible distinctions flourish while others do not do as well?" Our goal is to assist adults with visible distinctions in order to enhance their resilience and psychological well-being.

Adjunct Research Faculty Patricia Case
University of Vermont
Consultant William Dudley
University of North Carolina - Grensboro
Undergraduate Research Assistants Katie Arnone & Amanda Carr

Person Environment Zone (PEZ) Projects

PEZ Director Carol Miller, Ph.D & Sondra Solomon, Ph.D
Location Room 101 John Dewey Hall
Phone (802) 656-8029 or (866) 532-7183
Areas The PEZ Projects attempt to better understand how people cope with the stigma of HIV/AIDS.
Graduate Students James Hodge, Andrew Knapp & Jennifer Zangl
Postdoctoral Fellows Susan Richardson, Ph.D

Risk and Resilience Laboratory

lab Director Keith Burt, Ph.D
Location Room 221 John Dewey Hall
Phone 802-656-4285
Areas The UVM Risk and Resilience Laboratory conducts studies on relations between competence in different life areas, on the one hand, and broad domains of psychopathology, on the other. We are especially interested in studying processes of resilience in those individuals who are successful in life despite facing significant adversity.
Graduate Students Elyse Rosenberg & Virginia Peisch

Sexual Health Research Clinic

Sexual Health Research Clinic at UVM Director Alessandra Rellini, Ph.D
Location Ira Allen Unit
Phone (802) 419-0820
Areas The focus of the Sexual Health Research Clinic is women?s sexual function and dysfunction. We embrace an interdisciplinary approach that combines psychophysiology, endocrinology, cognitive and clinical outcome studies to better understand the multifaceted nature of sexuality. All studies conducted in the clinic are designed in the spirit of "translational research", meaning that we commit to study aspects of sexual health for the development and testing of treatments that we intend to disseminate in the community.
Graduate Students Jessica Clifton, Carolyn Dundon & Martin Seehuus

Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) Laboratory

sleeping bear Director Kelly Rohan, Ph.D
Location Room 347 John Dewey Hall
Phone (802) 656-9890
Areas Adult mood disorders (depression), cognitive-behavioral theories and therapies for depression, seasonal affective disorder treatment and prevention.
Graduate Students Maggie Evans, Sheau-Yan Ho & Jonah Meyerhoff

Stickle Laboratory

kids on computers Director Timothy Stickle, Ph.D
Location Room 408 John Dewey Hall
Phone (802) 656-3845
Areas Research is focused on factors that are associated with developing serious emotional and behavioral problems in childhood and adolescence from a developmental psychopathology perspective, aimed at increased understanding of how these problems develop and in applying this knowledge to improve assessment, prevention, and treatment. Current projects focus on emotional vulnerabilities and personality traits thought to underlie Callous and Unemotional Traits, on gender differences in these factors, and on the role of child maltreatment in risk for callousness, antisocial behavior, and substance abuse.
Graduate Students Andrew Gill & Melissa Paiva-Salisbury

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