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Psychology Department Announces Summer Doctoral Graduates

October 6, 2015

The Psychology Department congratulates the summer 2015 doctoral graduates:


Miranda C. Richmond, working under Dr. Thomas R. Coyle's supervision, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, "g and non-g influences on GPA for Hispanics and Whites: A structural equation modeling (SEM) approach to Spearman's Law of Diminishing Returns (SLODR)." She has since secured a postdoctoral position at Vanderbilt University where she is working with Dr. Laurie Cutting on cognition and reading comprehension.


Kristin Wilborn, working under the supervision of Dr. Deborah Mangold, successfully defended her doctoral dissertation, “The effects of childhood trauma on symptomatology: An examination of the role of cortisol and emotion regulation." Kristin has accepted a postdoctoral position with Dr. Ezemenari Obasi, Director of the Hwemudua Addictions and Health Disparities Lab (HAHDL) at the University of Houston, whose current research focuses on measuring how the body reacts to environmental stressors.

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