TRAPT members present at OPA 2014 at the Tulsa Zoo!

TRAPT members are super busy this fall semester! Graduate lab member Ashley Stillman and Undergraduate lab member Westley Youngren both presented at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Psychological Association (OPA) at none other than the Tulsa Zoo! In between saying hello to the zoo critters, Ashley delivered an oral presentation titled, ‘The Heart of a Soldier: Relationships between Combat, PTSD, Autonomic Function and Cardiovascular Disease,’ and Westley presented his poster titled, ‘Exploring the Relationships between Sleep Quality and Work Outcomes.’  Way to go, Ashley and Wes!

Westley Youngren presenting his poster, 'Exploring the Relationships between Sleep Quality and Work Outcomes,' at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Psychological Association (OPA).

Westley Youngren presenting his poster, ‘Exploring the Relationships between Sleep Quality and Work Outcomes,’ at the annual meeting of the Oklahoma Psychological Association (OPA).

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And the 2014-2015 Outstanding Junior Award goes to…

Wes_AwardOur very own Westley Youngren! How lucky are we to have you as part of the TRAPT lab?! (The answer: VERY!) The Outstanding Junior Award is given to the junior psychology major who excels in multiple areas including coursework, departmental involvement, research productivity, and community service. This is a very well-deserved award for Wes! He will be honored for his incredible accomplishments on December 9 at the Undergraduate Awards Breakfast. We are so proud of you, Westley!

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TRAPT Goes to MIAMI for ISTSS 2014!

Dr. Davis and Katherine Miller traveled to Miami for the annual International Society for Traumatic Stress Studies (ISTSS) conference. Dr. Davis was named to the ISTSS board of directors. This is a HUGE accomplishment, and the lab is so proud of her! Katherine Miller presented two posters (talk about impressive!). One of her posters examined the differences in level of believability between medical condition and childhood interpersonal violence disclosures.  The other poster examined nightmare treatment outcome differences among participants with and without childhood trauma histories.   Well done, Katherine and Dr. Davis! 

Dr. Davis made sure to take a few minutes out of her busy conference schedule to dip her toes in the beautiful ocean while in Miami for the ISTSS conference!

Dr. Davis made sure to take a few minutes out of her busy conference schedule to dip her toes in the beautiful ocean while in Miami for the ISTSS conference!

Who says conferences have to be all about work? Dr. Davis and several TRAPT members both past and present took time to catch up at Bayfont Park!

Who says conferences have to be all about work? Dr. Davis and several TRAPT members, both past and present, took time to catch up at Bayfont Park!

Lab member Katherine Miller demonstrated her openness to try any food once when she (quite literally) ate a glass of fish! Yummm...

Lab member Katherine Miller demonstrated her openness to try any food once when she (quite literally) ate a glass of fish while in Miami for the ISTSS conference! Yummm…

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Dr. Joanne Davis Appreciation Day!

October 6 is now Dr. Joanne Davis Appreciation Day! The TRAPT Lab grads and undergrads would like to acknowledge the incredible work that Dr. Davis does each and every day. We are all grateful for you and your contributions to each of us, to the lab, to the University, and to the field of Psychology!

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Psychology Open House

Please join us for the Psychology Department Open House and Reunion! While you are here, stop by the TRAPT lab in Lorton Hall 101A and say hello!

Please join us for the Psychology Department Open House and Reunion! While you are here, stop by the TRAPT lab in the basement in 101A and say hello!

 

 

 

 

 

 

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TRAPT in Washington, D.C. for APA 2014

Several members traveled to Washington, D.C. for the annual American Psychological Association (APA) conference.  The symposia on Trauma-Related Sleep Disturbances covered the hard work that has been going on at TU on Dr. Davis’ nightmare treatment over the past decade. With over 100 people in the audience (on the last day of the conference, nonetheless), it was an enormous success!  The lab is proud of all those who presented! The lab is also grateful for the hard work of symposia chair, Jim Scholl, and symposia discussant, Dr. Davis. Way to go TRAPT LAB!

Jennifer Steward presents at APA 2014.

Jennifer Steward presents at APA 2014

 

Rachel Micol presents at APA 2014.

Rachel Micol presents at APA 2014

 

Katherine Miller presents at APA 2014.

Katherine Miller presents at APA 2014

 

Dr. Davis, discussant, addresses the audience at APA 2014

Dr. Davis (symposia discussant) addresses the audience at APA 2014

The panel answers questions from audience members at APA 2014.

The panel answers questions from audience members at APA 2014

 

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80′s Karaoke Party

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Our spring lab party was a huge success this year!  80′s Karaoke!! We pulled on our leg warmers, dusted off the zubaz, and teased up our hair! This was Chris’ last lab party so we wanted to make sure it … Continue reading

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Congratulations to Class of 2014!

Congratulations to all those graduating this Saturday, May 10th. We are especially proud of two of our undergraduates, Julian Frazier and Laura Luke, who will graduating and finishing their time as TRAPT stars! Julian has been accepted to University of … Continue reading

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TRAPT in San Antonio for SWPA 2014

Several members traveled to San Antonio, TX for the annual Southwestern Psychological Association (SWPA) conference.  The symposia on Trauma-Related Sleep Problems was a huge success.  Great job to those who presented!

SWPA 2014 Presenters Chris, Katherine, Rachel, Jim, Jenn, & Shreela Palit

SWPA 2014 Presenters
Chris, Katherine, Rachel, Jim, Jenn, & Shreela Palit

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Congratulations to Chris Cranston

P3-1We would like to recognize and congratulate Chris Cranston for successfully matching for clinical internship this year!  He will interning with the University of Alabama-Birmingham neuropsychology rotation!  Although we will be very sad to see him go, we are very proud of all of his accomplishments and know he’ll be very successful in his developing career!  One more step to PhD! Cheers, Chris!!

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