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Stephen D. Benning

4505 S. Maryland Pkwy, Box 455030

Las Vegas, NV 89154-5030

E-mail: stephen.benning@unlv.edu


EMPLOYMENT

 

University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Dates of employment: 2012 – present

 

Vanderbilt University, Nashville, TN

Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology

Dates of employment: 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

 

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

 

Current

 

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 – 01/01/2018

Total costs: $19,800

Role: Principal investigator

 

Completed

 

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. Benning, S. D., Molina, S. M., Dowgwillo, E. A., Patrick, C. J., Miller, K. F., & Storrow, A. B. (in press) Psychopathy in the medical emergency department. Journal of Personality Disorders.
  2. Benning, S. D., & Freeman, A. J. (in press). The Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire’s inconsistency scales identify invalid profiles through internal statistics and external correlates. Psychological Assessment. doi: 10.1037/pas0000452 PMID: 28263643

  3. Benning, S. D., & Ait Oumeziane, B. (2017). Reduced positive emotionality and underarousal areuniquely associated with subclinical depression symptoms: Evidence from psychophysiology, self-report, and symptom clusters. Psychophysiology, 54(7), 1010-1030. doi: 10.1111/psyp.12853 PMCID: PMC5493475
  4. 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.doi:10.1111/psyp.12757PMID: 27596354

  5. 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., … , Zwaan, R. A. (2016). Registered Replication Report: Strack, Martin, & Stepper (1988). Perspectives on Psychological Science, 11(6), 917-928.doi: 10.1177/1745691616674458PMID: 27784749

  6. 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. doi: 10.1007/s10803-016-2845-yPMCID: PMC27344337

  7. 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. doi: 10.1037/pas0000197 PMCID: PMC4775469

  8. 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.doi: 10.1111/psyp.12468 PMID: 26174767
  9. Benning, S. D. (2013). Heterogeneity in content and psychopathies. Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment, 4(1), 83-84. doi: 10.1037/a0027451 PMID: 23339317

  10. 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. doi: 10.1037/a0030039PMID: 22985014

  11. 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. doi: 10.1037/a0026987 PMID: 22823232
  12. Benning, S. D. (2011). Postauricular and superior auricular reflex modulation during emotional pictures and sounds. Psychophysiology, 48(3), 410-414. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2010.01071.x PMCID: PMC2962877
  13. 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. doi: 10.1038/nn.2510 PMCID: PMC2916168
  14. 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. doi: 10.1007/s10803-009-0925-yPMCID: PMC2892022
  15. 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. doi: 10.1521/ijct.2009.2.1.37
  16. 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. doi: 10.1017/S0954579409000030 PMCID: PMC2929819
  17. 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. doi: 10.1177/1073191108322207 PMID: 18703823
  18. 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. doi: 10.1037/0021-843X.116.4.645 PMCID: PMC2242625
  19. 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. doi: 10.1521/pedi.2007.21.4.384 PMID: 17685835
  20. 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. doi: 10.1037/1040-3590.18.2.204 PMCID: PMC2373269
  21. 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. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2006.00380.x PMCID: PMC2242429
  22. 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. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.2005.00353.x PMCID: PMC2242355
  23. 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. doi: 10.1177/1073191104271223PMCID: PMC2242356
  24. 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. doi: 10.1177/1073191105277110 PMCID: PMC2242351
  25. Benning, S. D., Patrick, C. J., & Lang, A. R. (2004). Emotional modulation of the post-auricular reflex. Psychophysiology, 41(3), 426-432. doi: 10.1111/j.1469-8986.00160.xPMID: 15102128
  26. 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. doi: 10.1177/1073191103261466 PMID: 14994949
  27. 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. doi: 10.1037/1040-3590.15.3.340 PMID: 14593834

 

BOOK CHAPTERS

 

Benning, S. D. (in revision). The postauricular reflex as a measure of attention and positive emotion. To appear in P. E. Nathan (ed.), Oxford handbooks online in psychology. New York: Oxford University Press.

Benning, S. D., Venables, N. C., & Hall, J. R. (in press). Successful psychopathy. To appear in C. J. Patrick (ed.), Handbook of psychopathy (2nd ed.). New York: Guilford.

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. New York: Guilford.

 

ENCYCLOPEDIA ARTICLES

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. doi: 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1098-1

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.

MANUSCRIPTS IN PROGRESS

 

Baggio, M. C., & Benning, S. D. (2017). The influence of psychopathic traits on scores and behavior in the Prisoner’s Dilemma. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Oliver, T. L., Lanti, A., Benning, S. D., & Meana, M. (2017). Why men and women refrain from sex despite desire. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Racine, S. E.,* Hebert, K. L.,* & Benning, S. D. (2017). Emotional reactivity and appraisal of food in relation to eating disorder cognitions and behaviors: Evidence to support the motivational conflict hypothesis. Manuscript submitted for publication. * = co-first author

 

Benning, S. D., Aaron, R. V., Starr, M. J., Bernat, E. M., Gewirtz, J. C., & Patrick, C. J. (2017). Positive emotional processing of safety signals during aversive conditioning depends on declarative memory of contingencies. Manuscript in preparation.

Benning, S. D., Heritage, A. J., Molina, S. M., Adams, Z. W., & Ross, S. R. (2017). Concurrent and incremental associations of three self-report psychopathy measures with violent and non-violent criminal offenses. Manuscript in preparation.

Benning, S. D., Quevedo, K. M., Pierce, M. E., & Verona, E. (2017). Fearless dominance and impulsive antisociality in adolescents: Demographic, diagnostic, and psychophysiological correlates. Manuscript in preparation.

Benning, S. D., Wilson, G. H. , & Molina, S. M.(2017). Recognition and processing of emotional faces in fearless dominance and impulsive antisociality. Manuscript in preparation.

Heritage, A. J., & Benning, S. D. (2017). The influence of word valence, lexical status, and psychopathic traits on stop-signal task processing. Manuscript in preparation.

Molina, S. M., Pierce, M. E., & Benning, S. D. (2017). The effects of psychopathic traits on social support networks. Manuscript in preparation.

 

 

 

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., 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. Benning, S. D. (2011). Clinical utility of the postauricular reflex as a measure of positive emotion in psychopathology. Psychophysiology, 48, S11.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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.
  13. 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., & 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.

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

  3. 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.

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

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

  6. 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.

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

  8. 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.

  9. 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.

  10. 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.

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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.

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. 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.

  18. 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.

  19. 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.

  20. 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.

  21. 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.

  22. Ait Oumeziane, B., Molina, S. M., & Benning, S. D. (2014). ERPs assess consummatory but not anticipatory emotional visual attention. Psychophysiology, 51, S15.
  23. Benning, S. D., & Powell, G. (2014). Effects of harm, probability, numeracy, and psychopathy on arousal during risk judgments. Psychophysiology, 51, S15.
  24. 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.
  25. Ait Oumeziane, B., & Benning, S. D. (2013). Reduced positive emotionality underpins subclinical depression: Evidence from psychophysiology, self-report, and symptom clusters. Psychophysiology, 50, S100.
  26. 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.
  27. Heritage, A. J., & Benning, S. D. (2013, June). Stimulus processing and stop signal performance in fearless dominance and impulsive antisociality. Poster presented at the 5thbiennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Washington, DC.
  28. 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 5thbiennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Washington, DC.
  29. 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 5thbiennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Washington, DC.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. Heritage, A. J., & Benning, S. D. (2012). Differential stimulus processing and stop signal task performance in fearless dominance & impulsive antisociality. Psychophysiology, 49, S50.
  33. 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.
  34. Benning, S. D., Marks, L. A., & McClure, E. W. (2011). Fearless dominance, impulsive antisociality, and ERPs to emotional pictures and sounds. Psychophysiology, 48, S46.
  35. Heritage, A. J., & Benning, S. D. (2011). Response modulation deficits in impulsive antisociality: Evidence from the ERN and N1. Psychophysiology, 48, S45.
  36. 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 4thbiennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Montreal, Quebec.
  37. 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 4thbiennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Montreal, Quebec.
  38. 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 4thbiennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Montreal, Quebec.
  39. Wilson, G. H., & Benning, S. D. (2011, May). Facial emotion recognition and processing in fearless dominance and impulsive antisociality. Poster presented at the 4thbiennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Montreal, Quebec.
  40. Benning, S. D., & Malone, M. M. (2010). The limits of fear in fearless dominance: Evidence from the emotional dot probe. Psychophysiology, 47, S80.
  41. Benning, S. D., Ray, R. D., Armstrong, T. A., & Zald, D. H. (2010). Neural correlates of appetitive postauricular reflex potentiation. Psychophysiology, 42, S104.
  42. Benning, S. D. (2009). Reduced appetitive postauricular reflex potentiation in depressed undergraduates. Psychophysiology, 46, S103.
  43. 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.
  44. Thompson, V. R., Stevens, S., & Benning, S. D. (2009). Testing basic assumptions of the concealed information test. Psychophysiology, 46, S102.
  45. 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.
  46. 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.
  47. 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.
  48. Benning, S. D., & Patrick, C. J. (2006). Embedding the postauricular reflex in a nomological network of emotion. Psychophysiology, 43, S23.
  49. Benning, S. D., & Patrick, C. J. (2006). Emotional modulation of the anterior, superior, and postauricular reflexes. Psychophysiology, 43, S23.
  50. 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 1stbiennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Vancouver, BC.
  51. 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 1stbiennial meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: Vancouver, BC.
  52. 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.
  53. 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.
  54. Patrick, C. J., Benning, S. D., & Bradley, M. M. (2004). Psychopathy, trait fearlessness, and startle potentiation. Psychophysiology, 41, S24.
  55. 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.
  56. 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.
  57. 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.
  58. 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.
  59. 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.
  60. 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.
  61. 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 15thannual meeting of the American Psychological Society: Atlanta, GA.
  62. 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 15thannual meeting of the American Psychological Society: Atlanta, GA.
  63. 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.
  64. 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.
  65. 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.
  66. Bernat, E. M., Patrick, C. J., Benning, S. D., & Amrhein, C. J. (2001). ERP concomitants of startle blink responses. Psychophysiology, 38, S26.
  67. 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 – 2016; Spring 2013)

Psy 716: Assessment of Adults (Spring 2013 – 2017)

 

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

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

Provides 3 years of support for doctoral student education.

 

Doctoral committees

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

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

Proposed: April 17, 2017. Role: Chair

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

Vincent Rozalski (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Proposed: September 30, 2016. Role: Chair

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

Kimberly Schubert (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Proposed: December 3, 2015. Role: Chair

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

Liya Akoury (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Proposed: September 19, 2016. Role: Committee member

Title: The Relationship between Mood and Implicit Learning

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

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

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

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?

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

Stephen Killingsworth (Vanderbilt University)

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

Title: Object-relevant Kinematics Influence Imitative Compatibility

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

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

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

 

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

Title: Representing Kinematics and Directionality in Object Concepts

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

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

Title: The Neural Coding of Utility

 

Master’s thesis committees

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

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

Allan J. Heritage (Vanderbilt University)

Defended: May 24, 2012. Role: Chair

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

Rachel V. Aaron (Vanderbilt University)

Defended: May 17, 2012. Role: Chair

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

Melville M. Malone (Vanderbilt University)

Defended: March 30, 2010. Role: Chair

Title: Visual Attention Mechanisms Underlying the Emotional Dot Probe

 

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Bern Lee (University of Nevada, Las Vegas)

Proposed: March 10, 2014.

Title: Integration of Audio-Visual Emotional Information in Schizophrenia

Taylor L. Benson (Vanderbilt University)

Defended: May 22, 2012. Role: Committee member

Title: Enhanced Visuospatial Imagery Manipulation in Schizophrenia

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

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

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

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

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

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

 

Other significant research projects advised

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

Title: Development of the Inventory of Psychopathic Meanness

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

Title: Modeling Anhedonia and Hedonic Processing in Depression

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

Title: Reduced Positive Emotionality Underpins Subclinical Depression

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

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

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

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

 

Undergraduate students mentored in lab research

 

University of Nevada, Las Vegas: 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), Charyss Dolor (2016-present), Adam Duckro (2014-2015), Andrea Flores (2015-2017), Miles Greenman (2013-2014), Madison Hurley (2016-present), Jessica Isom (2014-2015), Ashley Jarrett (2015-2016), Brittany Lehtinen (2016-2017), Brianna Maxim (2015-2017), Kevin Mercado (2013-2015), Sarah Mikulich (2013), Christin Nance (2015-2016), Jennifer Paytas (2013-2014), Mirna Pelemis (2013-2014), Geoff Powell (2013), Sarah Oettinger (2015-2016) Nathaly Quinteros (2013), Ana Reyes (2014), Erick Rogers (2016-2017), Yana Ryjova (2016-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

Guggenheim Foundation (2016)

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (2009)

 

Editorial board member

Assessment (2007 – present)

 

Ad-hoc reviewer

Aggressive Behavior; Assessment; Biological Psychiatry; Biological Psychology; Clinical Psychological Science; Cognition and Emotion; Communication Measures and Methods; Criminal Behavior and Mental Health; Current Directions in Psychological Science; Emotion Review; European Journal of Personality; Human Brain Mapping; International Journal of Psychophysiology; Journal of Abnormal Psychology; 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 Research in Personality; Personality Disorders: Theory, Research, and Treatment; Psychiatry Research; Psychological Assessment; Psychological Science; Psychophysiology

 

Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy

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

Program Committee Chair (2010-2011)

Historian (2007–present)

Executive Board member (2003–2007)

 

Society for Psychophysiological Research

Student poster judge (2015)

 

Walk-In Counseling Center

Computer consultant (2004 – 2006)

 

Intramural service

 

University service

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

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

 

Departmental service

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

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

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)

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

 

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

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

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

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

 

MEDIA INTERVIEWS

Thomas, K. (2017, July 7). Cruel Vegas summer: You’re not a nice person when it’s hot outside. 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? 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. Retrieved from: http://www.reviewjournal.com/life/health/draft-bills-aim-make-small-improvements-nevada-s-mental-health-system

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

Przybys, J. (2015, November 17). Expressing support for Paris helps us process grief. Retrieved from: http://www.reviewjournal.com/life/health/expressing-support-paris-helps-us-process-grief (note that mentions of “responsive stress” should be “responsive distress”)

Thomas, K. (2015, February 22). Emergency! Channel 3 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: http://www.lvrj.com/living/halloween-scares-offer-cleansing-catharsis-observers-say-175131231.html

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: Michelle Paul, Ph.D.

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 – present

Association for Psychological Science: 2003 – present

Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy: 2005 – present

 


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