Lab News

August 2019

  • Dr. Stroud published a paper examining the link between adolescents’ tendency to overestimate self-blame for stressful life events and their latent trait cortisol levels. Importantly, maternal warmth was identified as a moderator of this association.
    • Blair Curzi (’14), an alumni of the Youth Emotion Center, was a co-author. Blair led the team who coded parental warmth as part of an independent study course with Professor Stroud. See what she’s up to post-graduation on the lab alumni page!

Stroud, C. B., Chen, F. R., Curzi, B.E.*, Granger, D. A., & Doane, L. D. (in press). Overestimating Self-Blame for Stressful Life Events and Adolescents’ Latent Trait Cortisol: The Moderating Role of Parental Warmth. Journal of Youth and Adolescence. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10964-019-01112-0. PDF available here.

June 2019

The graduating Stroud Lab members of 2019, together at Mount Hope.

Lab alumni Rachel Levin, Isabel Benjamin, Morgan Richman, Erin Lamberth, Haelynn Gim, Esme Navarro, and Avital Lipkin graduated from Williams College!

See what they’re up to post-graduation on the lab alumni page.

May 2019

  • Rachel Levin (’19) presented her senior thesis entitled, Early Adversity and Diurnal Cortisol: The Mediating Effects of Rejection Sensitivity Among Young Adult Women.
  • Morgan Richman (’19) presented her senior thesis entitled, Early Adversity, Adaptive Response Styles, Diurnal Cortisol, and Internalizing Psychopathology: A Test of the Allostatic Load Model.

April 2019

  • Dr. Stroud published a first-author manuscript in Psychoneuroendocrinology which provided the first evidence that the cortisol awakening response interacts with acute interpersonal stress, but not acute non-interpersonal stress, in predicting depressive symptoms.
    • This paper was built upon Emily Norkett’s (’14) thesis, and she was a co-author on the paper. See what she’s up to post-graduation on the lab alumni page!

Stroud, C.B., Vrshek-Schallhorn, S., Norkett, E. M.*, & Doane, L. D. (in press). The Cortisol Awakening Response (CAR) Interacts with Acute Interpersonal Stress to Prospectively Predict Depressive Symptom Among Early Adolescent Girls. Psychoneuroendocrinology. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.psyneuen.2019.04.017. PDF available here.

November 2018

  • Dr. Stroud and her colleagues presented a paper at the Annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies (ABCT) showing that the cortisol awakening response interacts with serotonergic genetic risk to predict depressive symptoms. The paper was subsequently published in Depression & Anxiety, and won a national award from the Association of Anxiety and Depression Association of America – the 2019 Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award, awarded to her friend and colleague Dr. Vrshek-Schallhorn.

Vrshek-Schallhorn, S., Stroud, C. B., Doane, L. D., Mineka, S., Zinbarg, R., Craske, M.G., & Adam, E.K., (2019). Cortisol Awakening Response and Additive Serotonergic Genetic Risk Interactively Predict Depression in Two Samples: The 2019 Donald F. Klein Early Career Investigator Award Paper. Depression & Anxiety, 36, 480-489. https://doi.org/10.1002/da.22899. PDF available here.

May 2018

  • A meta-analysis which Dr. Stroud co-authored in Psychological Review (Wilson, Stroud, & Durbin, 2019) was recognized in a national award: the “Most Valuable Paper on Personality Disorders” from the Journal of Contemporary Psychotherapy).

January 2018

  • Dr. Stroud, Dr. Frances Chen, Dr. Leah Doane, and Dr. Douglas Granger published a paper examining early adversity and internalizing symptoms in adolescence. This was the first paper to identify latent trait cortisol as a mechanism of the prospective association between early adversity and internalizing symptoms.

Stroud, C. B., Chen, F. R., Doane, L. D. & Granger, D. A. (2019). Early Adversity and Internalizing Symptoms in Adolescence: Mediation by Individual Differences in Latent Trait Cortisol. Development & Psychopathology, 31, 509-524. https://doi.org/10.1017/S0954579418000044. PDF available here.

November 2017

  • Lab alumna Julia Cheng (’17) presented her senior thesis at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in San Francisco, CA.

June 2017

  • Lab alumna Julia Cheng (’17) won the G. Stanley Hall Prize in Psychology. This prize is to be awarded annually to a graduating psychology major who demonstrates outstanding performance in research and who makes exceptional contributions to the life of the department. Congratulations Julia!

May 2017

  • Julia Cheng (’17) presented her senior thesis entitled, Interaction of Early Adversity and Additive Genetic Risk from Five Serotonin System Polymorphisms to Predict Depression and Stress Generation: Examining Rumination as an Underlying Mechanism.

April 2017

  • Lab alumnae Erin Curley (’15) and Emily O’Day (’15) were both accepted into the Clinical Psychology PhD program at Temple University!

June 2016

  • Dr. Stroud, Effua Sosoo (’13) and Dr. Sylia Wilson published a paper examining rumination as a predictor of acute and chronic stress generation in the Journal of Early Adolescence.

Stroud, C. B. & Sosoo, E. E.* & Wilson, S. (in press). Rumination, Excessive Reassurance Seeking and Stress Generation Among Early Adolescent Girls. Journal of Early Adolescence.

May 2016

  • Carey Marr (’16) presented her senior thesis entitled, Additive Genetic Risk from Five Serotonin System Polymorphisms and Stress Generation: Examining Early Adversity as a Moderator.

careymarrthesis1July 2015

  • Dr. Stroud, her colleague Dr. Rachel Hershenberg and three Williams College alumnae–Stephanie Cardenas (’14), Elizabeth Greiter (’13) and Margaret Richmond (’13)–published a paper in The International Journal of Sexual Health examining associations between attachment, and emerging adults’ sexual activity.

Stroud, C. B., Hershenberg, R., Cardenas, S., Greiter, E. & Richmond, M. (in press). U.S. College Students’ Sexual Activity: The Unique and Interactive Effects of Emotion Regulation Difficulties and Attachment Style. International Journal of Sexual Health.

June 2015

  • Lab alumnae Erin Curley and Emily O’Day graduated from Williams College. Congratulations!

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  • Lab alumna Erin Curley (’15) won the G. Stanley Hall Prize in Psychology. This prize is to be awarded annually to a graduating psychology major who demonstrates outstanding performance in research and who makes exceptional contributions to the life of the department. Congratulations Erin!
  • Dr. Stroud and her colleagues published a paper in The Behavior Therapist describing a Special Interest Group (SIG) she cofounded in 2012 to promote research in clinical psychology at liberal arts colleges. Click here for link and then click on June 2015.

Stroud, C. B., Sheets, E. S., Shih, J. H., Schofield, C. A. & Friedman-Wheeler, D. G. (2015). SIG Spotlight: Clinical Psychology at Liberal Arts Colleges SIG. The Behavior Therapist, 38, 135-136.

Click here for the website of is the Clinical Psychology at Liberal Arts Colleges SIG.

May 2015

  • Erin Curley (’15) presented her senior thesis entitled, Adolescent Sexual Experiences and Depressive Symptoms: A Moderated Mediation Model of Serotonergic Vulnerability and Stress Generation, to the Williams College Psychology Department.
  • Dr. Stroud, Effua Sosoo (’13) and Dr. Sylia Wilson published a paper examining personality as predictors of acute and chronic stress generation in the Journal of Research in Personality.

Stroud, C. B., Sosoo, E. E. & Wilson, S. (2015). Normal Personality Traits, Rumination and Stress Generation Among Early Adolescent Girls. Journal of Research in Personality, 57, 131-142.

  • Lab alumna Emily Norkett (’14) presented her senior thesis as a poster at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science in NYC.

Emily APS May 2015

  • Lab alumna Elizabeth Albert (’14) presented her senior thesis as a poster at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science in NYC.

Liz APS May 2015

April 2015

  • Lab alumna Effua Sosoo (’13) was accepted into the Clinical Psychology PhD program at University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill. Congratulations Effua!

March 2015

  • Dr. Stroud gave a talk for the Williams College NYC Alumni Group, NY Ephs.

Eph talk 2 2015

February 2015

  • Dr. Stroud gave a talk at Colby College for the Psychology Department’s colloquium series.

January 2015

November 2014

  • Lab alumna Effua Sosoo (’13) presented a portion of her senior thesis at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Philadelphia, PA.

November 2013

  • Lab alumnae Effua Sosoo (’13) and Jessica Fitts (’13) presented posters at the annual Meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies in Washington, DC. Effua presented a portion of her senior thesis and Jessie presented her independent study project. Jessie won the Student Poster Award for Clinical Psychology at Liberal Arts Colleges SIG.

Effua Kate Jessie ABCT

 

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