ABC lab travels to Philadelphia

Things are getting busy in the ABC lab with the end of the semester quickly approaching. Next week several members of the ABC lab will travel to the annual convention for the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT). It is an exciting opportunity to travel and network with others who are interested in psychology! 

The ABC lab at ABCT will be well represented at the conference. Below are the titles and times for our poster presentations. If you are attending ABCT this year, then come by one of our presentations! We would be happy to tell you a little about SIU and life in the ABC lab. 

If you are not attending ABCT, but are interested in any of the following posters, we will add a link to the pdf of the poster to the website following the conference.

-Kimberly Stevens



11:00 AM-12:00 PM: 

Dagong Ran, Rinad Bakhti, and Sarah Kertz will present the poster titled: Psychometric Properties of the Perseverative Thinking Questionnaire Using Undergraduate Sample

4:00 PM-5:00 PM:

Sam Kramer, Daniel Pineau, Devon Ruhde and Sarah Kertz will present the poster titled: Predicting Socially Anxious Group Membership Using Reinforcement Sensitivity Theory 


8:30 AM-9:30 AM:

Kristin Wiggs*, Kimberly Stevens*, and Sarah Kertz will present the poster titled: Worry: A Transdiagnostic Process Predicting Attention to Emotional Faces 

1:30 PM-2:30 PM:

Dagong Ran*, Alana Curewitz*, Taylor Medernach*, Travis Rogers*, and Sarah Kertz will present the poster titled: Association of Depression and Repetitive Negative Thinking With Difficulty Updating Working Memory in Children 

2:45 PM-3:45 PM:

Megan Aiello*, Megan Kloep*, and Ben Rodriguez will present the poster titled: Negative Appraisals, Avoidant Coping, and Perceptions of Control as Predictors of PTSD and Depression Severity in an Unselected Undergraduate Sample

Megan Kloep*, Megan Aiello*, Sarah Kertz, and R. Hunter will present the poster titled: Effects of a Novel Supplemental Treatment for PTSD on Posttraumatic Cognitions, Depression, and PTSD Severity in Military Veterans 

4:00 PM-5:00 PM:

Alana Curewitz*, Kristin Wiggs*, and Sarah Kertz will present the poster titled: Associations Among Emotion Regulation Strategies, Experiential Avoidance, and Attention 

Kimberly Stevens*, Rinad Bakhti*, and Sarah Kertz will present the poster titled: Emotion Regulation Strategies in Relation to Stress Reactivity and Recovery 

6:30-8:30 PM: Clinical Research Methods and Statistics SIG Poster Session

Kimberly Stevens*, Sarah Kertz, R. Kathryn McHugh, and Thröstur Björgvinsson will present the poster titled: Examining the Latent Structure of Distress Intolerance

Note: bolded names will be attending the conference; * denotes a student author