March 2015 Update

UWM Psychology Among the Best

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee’s Online B.A. in Psychology Degree Program ranked among the best in the article titled “The 30 Best Online Bachelor in Psychology Degree Programs” by Here is the link to that article:


Diba, K. (December 11, 2014) “Dynamic coordination of neuronal spiking in memory circuits.” Talk presented at the Department of Psychological and Brain Sciences, Indiana University, Bloomington.

Diba, Kamran (January 14, 2015) State-dependent coordination of neurons in memory circuits. Lecture presented at Northwestern University, Evanston, IL.

Kamran Diba presented a talk entitled “Regulation of hippocampal firing across extended sleep” at the Center for Sleep and Consciousness, University of Wisconsin–Madison. February 5, 2015.

Kamran Diba presented a talk on “State-dependent coordination of neurons in memory circuits” at the Medical College of Wisconsin, Marquette University, University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee Joint Bioengineering Seminar, February 13, 2015.

LeBlanc, B., Campbell, V., Kodak, T., Cariveau, T., & Kurtz-Nelson, E. (2015). Comparing the Efficiency of Error Correction Procedures and Children’s Preference for a Particular Procedure. Poster presented at the meeting of the Heartland Association of Behavior Analysis, Omaha, NE.

Moberg, S., Kodak, T., LeBlanc, B., Ayazi, M., Gorgan, E., Liu, Z., (2015, March). An Experimental Analysis of Verbal Behavior: Effects of Auditory Stimuli on Accuracy and Latency to Respond in a Mental Math Task. Poster presented at the Heartland Association for Behavior Analysis Annual Conference, Omaha, Nebraska.

Brittany LeBlanc, a student in the behavior analysis master’s program, received an award for her poster that she presented at the Heartland Association for Behavior Analysis. Her mentor, Dr. Tiffany Kodak, was a co-author on the poster.

Dr. Devin Mueller (Psychology) gave an invited talk at the Winter Conference on Brain Research, in Big Sky, MT. on January 25, 2015 entitled “Prefrontal regulation of fear and drug seeking after extinction”.


*Brouwer, A. M. & Mosack, K.E. (2015). Expanding the Theory of Planned Behavior to predict healthy eating behaviors: Exploring the role of a healthy eater identity. Nutrition and Food Science, 49, 35-53. *Amanda Brouwer, Ph.D., is a graduate of the experimental psychology program.

Mosack, K.E. & Wandrey**, R. (2015). Discordance in HIV-positive patient and healthcare provider perspectives on death, dying, and end-of-life care. American Journal of Hospice and Palliative Medicine, 32, 161-167. doi:10.1177/1049909113515068 **Current doctoral student in clinical psychology

Whittle, J., Schapira, M.M., Fletcher, K.E., Hayes, A., Morzinski, J., Laud, P., Eastwood, D., Ertl, K., Patterson, L., & Mosack, K.E. (2014). A randomized trial of peer-delivered self-management support for hypertension. American Journal of Hypertension, 27, 1416-1423. doi: 10.1093/ajh/hpu058

Taubitz, L.E., Pedersen, W.S., & Larson, C.L. (2015). BAS reward responsiveness: A unique predictor of positive psychological functioning. Personality and Individual Differences, 80, 107-112. *all UWM affiliated, Taubitz & Pedersen are students.

Stout, D.S., Shackman, A.J., Johnson, J., & Larson, C.L. (2015). Worry is associated with impaired gating of threat from working memory. Emotion, 15, 6-11. / *Stout & Larson UWM-affiliated. Stout is a student /

Otis, J.M.*, Werner, C.T. and Mueller, D. (2015). Noradrenergic regulation of fear and drug-associated memory reconsolidation. Neuropsychopharmacology, 40, 793-803.

Hafenbreidel, M.*, Rafa Todd, C.^, Twining, R.C., Tuscher, J.J.*, and Mueller, D. (2014). Bidirectional effects of inhibiting or potentiating NMDA receptors on extinction after cocaine self-administration in rats. Psychopharmacology, 231, 4585-4594. All authors are UWM-affiliated. * denotes graduate student, ^ denotes undergraduate student