Teen ST.A.R. Laboratory | Department of Psychology

Teen ST.A.R. Laboratory

Recent news:

3/2017 We are thrilled to share that Heather Lasslett matched at the Federal Medical Center, Devens, for her pre-doctoral Internship! Heather was assigned to work with the TStAR lab in 2012 (i.e. at inception), and has remained a key member ever since. We are all terribly excited that Heather matched with a top choice, and wish her the best in this next step!

2/2017 Kudos to Renee Cloutier for earning the 2017 Ladenberger Honor Student in Psychology Award for her outstanding service to the department and university - thanks for all you do!

8/2016 The Teen StAR team just wrapped up a very busy summer; several team members presented at the APS and APA annual conferences, first year Nathan Kearns attended a two-day workshop on Intensive Longitudinal Analyses for Diary and Experience Sampling, third year Renee Cloutier attended the Graduate School of Social Sciences Summer Institue on Alcohol, Drugs, and Addiction, and Dr. Blumenthal completed the National Insitutes of Health Summer Institute on Randomized Behavioral Clinical Trials. We'd love to share what we learned during these exceptional experiences!

4/2016 Teah-Marie Bynion has accepted an offer from her top choice program, and will commence her doctoral studies this Fall at the Arkansas Interdisciplinary Sciences (ArKIDS) Laboratory, University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. We'll miss you Teah-Marie!!

4/2016 Renee Cloutier was honored with the Psychology Department's 2016 Charlotte Friedersdorff-Boyd Memorial Scholarship for Outstanding Graduate Student. Congrats Renee!

Research Focus: We are interested in the developmental psychopathology of anxiety and substance use among adolescents and emerging adults. For example, we examine how individual difference factors (e.g., emotion regulation strategies) change across the period of adolescence and interact with contextual factors (e.g., facets of pubertal development; stressful events) to promote the incidence of anxiety, substance use, and their co-occurrence. Please see our Research and People pages for more information!

Training Focus: The Teen ST.A.R. Laboratory is committed to the professional development of both undergraduate and graduate student team members. In addition to hands-on training and exposure to advanced research methodology, an emphasis is placed on building the skills and materials necessary for each student's "next step" following graduation. Undergraduate team members are expected to have some interest in pursuing graduate studies or advanced work in psychology or a related field, and graduate training is tailored to develop and hone the skills necessary to be competitive in the academic or non-academic research context. Please see our Training pages for more information!

News History:

8/2015 We are thrilled to welcome Nathan Kearns to the Behavioral Science Ph.D. program as a member of the Teen St.A.R. team!

8/2014 We are excited to welcome Alvin Akibar to the Behavioral Science Ph.D. program as a member of the Teen ST.A.R. team!

5/2014 Renee Cloutier is attending Spit Camp, the intensive salivary bioscience workshop hosted at the Institute for Interdisciplinary Salivary Bioscience at Arizona State University. This is an exeptional training series provided by Salimatrics, Inc., and we all are keen to hear what Renee has to share upon return!

4/2014 Deyaun Villarreal has accepted an offer from her top choice program, and will commence her doctoral studies this Fall at the Family Research Lab, University of Texas at Dallas. Congrats Deyaun!!

3/2014 Catherine Baxley was honored with the Psychology Department's Louis C. Weber Scholarship for Outstanding Undergraduate Student. Congrats Catherine!

2/2014 The Teen ST.A.R. team is thrilled to announce Renee Cloutier's reciept of the APAGS Basic Psychological Science Research Grant! We are excited about initiating this program of research. Excellent work Renee!

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