Research Presentations

The following list provides examples of recent research presentations by current and former members of the lab at regional and national conferences.  If you would like more information about any of these projects or presentations, please e-mail Dr. Bill Pedersen at bill.pedersen@csulb.edu.

Gunderson, C., Flores, R., Ellison, J., Pedersen, W., Abbate, E., Avila, T., Chester, C., Contreras, M., Geraci, G., Jeynes, L., Kotico, V., Madsen, E., Mendoza, J., Musto, K., Nahigan, V., Perez, K., Rivers, M., Ruiz, G., Taylor, A., Zamorano, C. (2017, April).  The more I think about it, they deserve it too: Degree of rumination moderates the effect of target type on group-based retribution. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Sacramento, CA.

Gunderson, C., Ellison, J., Flores, R., Pedersen, W.C., Abbate, E., Chester, C., Contreras, M., Geraci, G., Jeynes, L., Mendoza, J., Musto, K., Nahigan, V., Ruiz, G., Taylor, A., Zamorano, C. (2017, January).  Stewing about a provocation: The moderating effect of rumination type on the relationship between collective narcissism and displaced aggression.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.  (Winner of the SPSP Graduate Student Poster Award)

Feiger, J.A, McLernon, H.L., Pedersen, W.C., Ostergren, J., Schug, R.A. (2017, January).  The moderating effect of traumatic brain injury on the relationship between antisocial personality and violent crime.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Ellison, J.M., Pedersen, W.C., Flores, R., Geraci, G.G., Hardin, K., Harris, K., Henley, P., LeBlanc, S., Lopez, C., Madsen, E., Svien, H., Tababa, D.R., Taylor, A., & Zamorano, C. (2017, January).  The moderating effect of intergroup versus interpersonal context on the relationship between collective rumination and aggression.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Taylor, A.R.. Pedersen, W.C., Denson, T.F., Capper, M., Ellison, J.M., Roberts, A.J., Geraci, G.G., McLernon, H.L., Bowhay, B., Castellanos, S., Harris, K., Henley, P., LeBlanc, S., Lopez, C., & Zamorano, C.  (2017, January).  Explaining collective rumination: How group cohesion and cognitive processes effect aggression.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Flores, R.D., Ellison, J.M., Gunderson, C.A., Pedersen, W.C., Abbate, E., Chester, C., Contreras, M., Geraci, G., Jeynes, L., Mendoza, J., Musto, K., Nahigan, V., Ruiz, G., Taylor, A., Zamorano, C., Rivers, M., & Avila, T., (2017, January).  The impact of outgroup entitativity and group membership on ruminative displaced aggression.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

McLernon, H.L., Feiger, J., Pedersen, W.C., Ostergren, J.A., Schug, R.A. (2017, January).  The moderating effect of traumatic brain injury on schizotypy and trait displaced aggression.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

Rivers, M.L., Avila, T., & Pedersen, W.C. (2016, November).  Any outgroup member will do when they all seem alike: The effect of outgroup entitativity and group membership on ruminative displaced aggression.  Poster presented at the Annual Biomedical Research Conference for Minority Students, Tampa, FL.

Avila, T., Rivers, M.L, & Pedersen, W.C. (2016, October).  Aggressing against the innocent: The impact of rumination on displaced aggression towards ingroup and outgroup targets.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science, Long Beach, CA.

Taylor, A.R., Gunderson, C., Pedersen, W.C., Ellison, J.M., Roberts, A.J., Geraci, G.G., McLernon, H.L., Bowhay, B., Castellanos, S., Harris, K., Henley, P., LeBlanc, S., Lopez, C., & Zamorano, C. (2016, April).  The impact of collective rumination and revenge planning on aggression.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, CA.

Geraci, G.G., Pedersen, W.C., & Schug, R.A. (2016, April).  The effect of impulsivity and trait displaced aggression on crime.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, CA.

McLernon, H.L., Johnson, C., Pedersen, W.C., Abbate, E., Abella, A., Henley, P., Iradj, S., LeBlanc, S., Madsen, E., Nieva, J., Nunez, J., Solis, N., Taylor, A., & Turner, H. (2016, April).  The impact of priming different aspects of religion on aggressive behavior.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Long Beach, CA.

McLernon, H.L., Pedersen, W.C., & Schug, R.A. (2016, January).  The differential impact of angry rumination and schizotypal personality disorder on violent and non-violent crime.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Ellison, J.M., Pedersen, W.C., Roberts, A.J., Geraci, G.G., McLernon, H.L., Bowhay, B., Castellanos, S., Harris, K., Henley, P., LeBlanc, S., Lopez, C., Taylor, A., & Zamorano, C.  (2016, January).  The impact of collective rumination on aggression.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Aguilar, H.M & Pedersen, W.C. (2016, January).  The impact of differentiation of self and trait displaced aggression on aggressive behavior.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Hahm, A., Pedersen, W.C., Denson, T.F., Camarillo, R., Coutin, G., Garcia, C., Maglian, R., Northover, S., Otero, C., Roberts, A., Tahami, N., & Vaughn, E. (2015, February).  Buffering yourself against vicarious ego depletion: Self-awareness moderates loss of self-control.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Pedersen, W.C., Fisher, D.G, Reynolds, G.L., Roberts, A.J., & Davis, J. (2015, June).  Personality risk for crack cocaine initiation.  Poster presented at the meeting for the College on Problems of Drug Dependence, Phoenix, AZ.

Johnson, C.L., Pedersen, W.C., Abella, A., Caldera, C., Heidari, N., Lopez, C., Nieva, J., Nunez, J., Saldana, E., Taylor, A., & Turner, H. (2015, February).  The effect of religion priming on aggressive behavior.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Geraci, G.G., Pedersen, W.C., & Schug, R.A. (2015, February).  The relationship between EEG asymmetry, trait displaced aggression, and violent crime.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Roberts, A.J., Pedersen, W.C., & Fisher, D.G. (2015, February).  The impact of trait displaced aggression on criminal behavior and drug use.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

McLernon, H.L., Pedersen, W.C., & Schug, R.A. (2015, February).  The impact of schizotypal personality disorder and angry rumination on violent crime.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Svien, H., Javaheri, P., McLernon, H., Geraci, G., Kim, E., Marin, B., Partida, L., Paul, H., Pedersen, W., Ostergren, J., & Schug, R. (2015, April). Illegal drug crime and trait displaced aggression. Poster presented at the meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Las Vegas, NV.