Div. 36 Midyear Conference

2016 Div. 36 Midyear Conference Program

Workshops, symposiums and presenters.

Thursday, March 10, 2016

#100a Preconference Workshop

1-2:45 p.m.
Systematic Compassion Training: An Experiential and Empirical Introduction to Secularized Methods of Tibetan Buddhist Mind-Training Techniques
Workshop leader: Thomas Pruzinsky

#100b Preconference Workshop

3-4:45 p.m.
When Freud Meets Buddha: The Algorithms of Chan (the Chinese term for Zen) Practice and Psychoanalytic Psychotherapy
Workshop leaders: Peter Lin and Henry Seiden


Friday, March 11, 2016

Opening Ceremony

9-10:00 a.m.

#101 Symposium

10-11:50 a.m.

Religious and Spiritual Struggle, Health, and Culture
Co-Chairs: Nick Stauner and Julie J. Exline

  • Religious and Spiritual Struggles as Concerns for Health and Well-Being
    Nick Stauner, Julie J. Exline, and Kenneth I. Pargament
  • The Struggle is Real: Religious and Spiritual Struggles and Associated Eating Pathology
    Jessica R. Kusina and Julie J. Exline
  • Religious/Spiritual Struggles Within a Muslim Sample in the U.S.
    Seyma N. Saritoprak and Julie J. Exline
  • The Relationship between Interpersonal Religious/Spiritual Struggles and Nonbelievers' Psychological Well-Being
    David F. Bradley, Alex Uzdavines, and Julie J. Exline
  • Validation of Religious and Spiritual Struggles Scales for Adolescents
    Steffany J. Homolka and Julie J. Exline
#102 Paper Session

10-10:50 a.m.

Biases in Religion and Nonreligion
Chair: Kyle Messick

  • Religious Stereotypes About Christians, Muslims, and Atheists
    Doug Krull and Alex Weiglein
  • The Interpersonal Foundations of Anti-Atheist Prejudice
    Michael Magee
  • When the Religious and Non-religious Debate the Topic of God
    Kyle J. Messick, Blanca Aranda and Rachel Geist
#103 Symposium

10-11:50 a.m.

The Intersection of Meaning, Positive Emotions, and Spirituality: Current Status and Future Directions
Co-chairs: Crystal Park and Vassilis Saroglou

  • Positive Emotions across Religions and Cultures
    Chu Kim Prieto
  • The Influences of Spirituality and Meaning on Well-Being Following Bereavement
    M. Christine Kennedy
  • Meaning–Making, World Assumptions and Religiosity in the Case of Internal Displacement
    Keti Mosashvili
  • Religious Meaning: Cognitive Understanding, Emotional Positivity, or Moral Orientation?
    Vassilis Saroglou
  • Religious Cognitions: Essential Aspects of Global Meaning Systems and Positive Well-Being
    Crystal L. Park
#104 Symposium

10-10:50 a.m.

Clergy across the Continuity of Mental Health: Prevention Models of Community Care
Chair: Glen Milstein

  • Permanent Deacons: Who Are These Community Change Agents?
    Joseph R. Ferrari
  • A Mental Wellness Collaboration between Consumers, Clergy and Clinicians
    Glen Milstein
#105 Paper Session

11-11:50 a.m.

Advances in the Measurement of Religion and Spirituality
Chair: Jennifer Lancaster

  • Relationships among Grace and Mental Health: A Structural Equation Model
    Daniel K Judd, Justin W. Dyer and Justin Top
  • Mental Health Stigma in Religious Communities: Development of a Quantitative Measure
    Lily A Mathison and Nathaniel Wade
  • Single Item vs. Multi-item Assessment of Religiosity in a College Sample
    Jennifer Lancaster, Angelica Terepka and Derek Hatfield
#106 Special Session

11-11:50 a.m.

Sufi Meditation: A Heart-focused Journey Within
Facilitator: Lynn E. Wilcox

#107 Poster Session

1-1:50 p.m. Main Building Auditorium

  • Catalysts of Sanctification – Feelings of Awe, Connectedness and Culture
    Lotte Pummerer and Michael Nielsen
  • Cyberpornography at Christian Colleges: Users Versus Abstainers
    Jeff Bjorck and Megan B. Cser
  • Generalized Trust as a Reason for the Recent Decline in Christianity
    Jesse James
  • Meaning, Continuing Bonds, and Spirituality Following the Loss of a Child to Cancer
    Kailey Roberts, Megan Johnson Shen and Caraline Craig
  • Caregiver Burden and the Role of Religion: A Longitudinal Study
    Annette Haussmann
  • Escape Velocity and Wellness of Former Orthodox Jews
    Joel Engelman and Glen Milstein
  • High Importance of Religion or Spirituality Generates Resilience in Nucleus Accumbens
    Zhishun Wang, Jie Yang, Jie Liu and Xuejun Hao
  • Love Thy Neighbor as Thyself (and as Thy In-group): Examining the Effects of Moral Intuitions and Intercessory Prayer on Generous Behavior toward Religious In-group and Out-group Members
    Abigail Shepherd and Tyler Greenway
  • Relational Dynamics Between Client and Administrative Staff and their Effects on Client Satisfaction of Treatment Outcomes
    Steven J. Sandage, Sarah H. Moon and Lauren Kehoe
  • “It's Complicated…” Psychosocial and Spiritual Coping with Hook-Up Experiences
    Julie Pomerleau and Annette Mahoney
  • Clarifying the Impact of Religion on Mental Health
    Thomas Agrusti and Neil Kressel
  • Developing Spiritual Competence in Graduate Counseling Students: A Pilot Study
    Kathy A. Gainor
  • God Representation, Forgiveness, and Well-being Influence Attitudes toward Same-Gender Relationships
    Melissa Lemons
  • Innate Spirituality in China: Perspectives and Narratives
    Elsa Lau, Clayton McClintock, Fan Jiang, Jingwen Ni, Xiaoqiu Zhu and Lisa Miller
  • One Nation, Under Whose God?
    Greta Jankauskaite and Sean T. Stevens
  • Self-compassion and Psychological Wellbeing with Multiple Mediators: Mindfulness, Self-Comparison, Forgiveness, Attachment and Religiosity
    Nuran E. Korkmaz and Everett L. Worthington, Jr.
  • Sitting Alone, Sitting Together: A Dyadic Partner Model of Meditation in Couples
    Justin Laplante and Emily Maher
  • Spiritual Struggles with Parental Psychological Aggression
    Serena Wong and Annette Mahoney
  • Spiritual Wellness Practices and Cognitive Reformulation: A Wellness Group to Increase Self-Awareness & Emotion Regulation
    Suza C. Scalora and Lauren M. Foley
  • Spirituality Mind-Body Wellness Center: Assessment of Use and Helpfulness
    Larissa Portnoff, Jaylaan Ahmad-Llewellyn, Mohammad Sibai, Faizal Badat, Lauren Foley, Suza Scolera and Lisa J. Miller
  • Changes in Spirituality Due to Mindfulness-Based Eating Awareness Training
    Kevin Jordan and Jean Kristeller
  • Correlations between Religious Orientations, Death Attitudes, and Life Meaning
    Steven L. Isaak, Jesse R. James and Mary K. Radeke
  • Exploring Associations between Attachment to God, Self-Esteem, and Life Satisfaction among College Students.
    Ben Hall, Trever Dangel, Aricela Reyes and Jon Webb
  • Hope in Adolescence: Its Nature and Measurement
    Anthony Scioli, Nathan MacPherson, Rachel Murphy and Anna Adachi-Mejia
  • Loving vs. Punitive Gods: Compassion towards Migrants
    Dominique Treboux, Bryanna White, Ryan Cleary, Amanda Butera and Samantha Nieforth
  • Reliability and Validity of the Circumplex Religious Orientation Inventory (CROI)
    Steven L. Isaak, Jesse R. James and Mary K. Radeke
  • Religious Development in African American Adolescents: Growth Patterns that Offer Protection in the Context of Stressful Life Events
    Daniel Lee and Enrique W. Neblett, Jr.
  • Spirituality, Gratitude, and Forgiveness: Relational Character Strengths as Predictors of Well-being in Polynesian Americans
    Davis Kane and G. E. Kawika Allen
  • The Impact of Yoga on Self Psychology: An Open-Trial Pilot Study
    Jennifer Drapkin and Lisa J. Miller
  • The Self as Worldview: As Buddhist Perspective on the Problem of Terror Management Theory
    Sebastienne Grant
  • Three Dichotomies within the Psychology of Religion and Spirituality
    Eric Boorman and Jan Sinnott
#108 Paper Session

3-3:50 p.m.

Relationships in the Context of Religion and Spirituality
Chair: Justin Laplante

  • Bonds and Beliefs: A Preliminary Analysis of Parents' Experiences of Their Adult Child's Religious Deconversion
    Glendon Wiebe
  • Adolescent Spiritual Development & Church Mentoring Relationships
    Piljoo P Kang
  • Mindful Couples: An Overview of Meditation and Mindfulness as it Relates to Intimate Relationships
    Justin Laplante and Emily Maher
#109 Symposium

3-4:50 p.m.

Indian Spirituality and Religion: Well-Being, Resilience, and Emerging International Collaboration
Chair: Doug Oman
Discussant: Kevin L. Ladd

  • Adversity and Spiritual Development in Hindu Adolescents: Cultural Nuances and Differences by Gender
    Anthony F. Santoro and Sonia Suchday
  • Globalization, Lifestyles, and Spirituality: Karma & Dharma
    Sonia Suchday and Anthony F. Santoro
  • Effect on Well-being of Spiritual Practices Among Elderly Rural Indian Women
    Kamlesh Singh, Dalbir Singh, Shambhovi Mitra and Prabhu Dayal
  • Indian Spirituality and Religion: Emerging Interest, International Collaboration, and Research Agendas for Health and Social Renewal
    Doug Oman
#110 Paper Session

3-3:50 p.m.

Individual Differences in Religion and Spirituality
Chair: Edward B. Davis

  • Individual Difference, Social Identity, and Spiritual Predictors of Religious Ethnocentrism: Testing a More Comprehensive Model
    Alissa Banyasz and David Tokar
  • Psychological Changes Following Religious Conversion: A Longitudinal Study
    Harry Hui, Sing Hang Cheung, Jasmine Lam, Esther YY Lau and Shu Fai Cheung
  • Humility and Psychotherapist Effectiveness: Humility, the Therapy Relationship, and Psychotherapy Outcomes
    Edward B. Davis and Andrew D. Cuthbert
#111 Special Session

3-3:50 p.m.

Pursuing Funding from the John Templeton Foundation
Facilitator: Nick Gibson

#112 Paper Session

4-4:50 p.m.

Moral Injuries and Moral Matrices
Chair: Kathy Frost

  • Moral Injury and Perpetration-Induced Traumatic Stress: Similarities and Differences
    Rachel M. MacNair
  • Relationships between Forms of Hopelessness, and Explicit and Implicit Aggression
    Anthony Scioli, Margaret Grayson, Donna Viveiros and Karen Couture
  • Re-envisioning Haidt's Ontological Presuppositions and Moral Matrix
    Kathy Frost and Kristina Schrepf
#113 Special Session

4-4:50 p.m.

Student Professional Issues Panel
Facilitator: Thomas Coleman

#114 Keynote Speaker

5-6 p.m.

There is Nothing Special About Religious Belief
Speaker: Paul Bloom


Saturday, March 12, 2016

#115 Paper Session

9-9:50 a.m.

Cross-cultural Approaches to Parsing Religion and Spirituality
Chair: Ian Hansen

  • Are Eyes Needed in the Afterlife?: Chinese Children's Developing Understanding of Immortality
    Melanie Nyhof, Jiawei Yue, Jinyuan Zhang, Blanca Aranda, Rachel Geist, Kyle Messick and Rhea Fuhrman
  • Rumi, Faith and Religious Experience
    Mohammad Sadegh Zahedi
  • Religion and Liberty: Cross-National and Experimental Investigations
    Ian Hansen and Andrew Ryder
#116 Symposium

9-10:50 a.m.

Resilience Processes in the Context of Extreme Sexual Violence: Lessons Learned from Congolese Rape Survivors
Chair: Kari A. O'Grady
Discussant: James Douglas Orton

  • Anticipation
    Sondra Matter, David Christie, William Guri and Kathy Richardson
  • Sense-losing
    Tara Carleton, Sondra Matter, Mario Conliffe and James Douglas Orton
  • Improvisation
    David Christie, Kathy Richardson, Nicole Snyder and Kari A. O'Grady
  • Sense-remaking and Renewal
    William Guri, Tara Carleton, Mario Conliffe and Sheindel Rabinowitz
#117 Symposium

10-11:50 a.m.

The Effects of Religion in Families at Risk for Depression
Co-chairs: Myrna Weissman and Lisa Miller

  • Families at High Risk for Depression: A Three-Generation and Longitudinal Study
    Myrna Weissman and Priya Wickramaratne
  • Spirituality and Depression across the Lifespan
    Lisa Miller, Priya Wickramaratne, Connie Svob and Myrna Weissman
  • Depression and the Intergenerational Transmission of Religion
    Connie Svob, Jie Liu, Priya Wickramaratne, Lisa Miller, Virginia Warner, Marc Gameroff and Myrna Weissman
  • Persistence of Individual Differences in EEG Alpha as Identified by Personal Spirituality
    Craig E. Tenke, Jürgen Kayser, Jorge E. Alvarenga, Karen Abraham and Gerard E. Bruder
  • Cortical Structure Changes Are Associated with Religiosity and Familial Risk for Depression
    Jie Liu, Xuejun Hao, David Semanek, Priya Wickramaratne, Connie Svob, Virginia Warner, Marc Gameroff, Lisa Miller and Myrna Weissman
#118 Paper Session

10-10:50 a.m.

Religious Motivation and Behavior
Chair: Kevin L. Ladd

  • Religion as a Potentiator in Human Motivation
    William Hathaway
  • Mystical Seizures and Their Implications for Religion and Spirituality
    Joseph Tennant
  • Viewing Scared Space: Exploring Patterns of Looking and Praying
    Kevin L. Ladd, Melanie Nyhof, Kyle J. Messick, Blanca Aranda, Rhea Fuhrman and Rachel Geist
#119 Symposium

11-11:50 a.m.

Sufism, the Science of the Soul
Chair: Saloumeh Bozorgzadeh

  • Sufism, the Science of the Soul
    Lynn E. Wilcox
  • The Use of Sufi Principles in Psychological Practice: Theory, Practice, and Future Implications
    Saloumeh Bozorgzadeh
  • Implications of a Sufi Meditation on Reducing Stress, Increasing Positive Emotions and Increasing Spirituality for University Students
    Nasim Bahadorani
#120 Paper Session

11-11:50 a.m.

Interdisciplinary Approaches to the Study of Religion and Spirituality
Chair: Eric Souther

  • 70 Years Later: Re-examining the Unusual History of APA Division 36
    Harold Takooshian
  • The Notions of Holding and Accompaniment in Lars and the Real Girl: An Interdisciplinary Perspective
    Paul Ginnetty and Thomas Petriano
  • Exploring Religion via New Media
    Eric Souther, Aaron Kuzdas and Kevin L. Ladd
#121 Special Session

11-11:50 a.m.

Getting Published

#122 Keynote Speaker

12-1:00 p.m.

The Worm at the Core: On the Role of Death in Life
Speaker: Sheldon Solomon

#123 Paper Session

2-2:50 p.m.

Diversity Considerations in the Study of Religion and Spirituality
Chair: Harry Hui

  • Well-being Enhancing Message in Religious and Spiritual Folk Songs: A Rural Women Study
    Kamlesh Singh, Dalbir Singh and Bharti Shokeen
  • Screening for Depression in African American Churches
    Sidney Hankerson, Young A Lee, David K. Brawley, Kenneth Braswell, Priya J. Wickramaratne and Myrna Weissman
  • Impacts of Bereavement and Belief in Fate Control on Psychological Symptoms: A Six-Wave Latent Growth Modelling Approach
    Harry Hui, Sing Hang Cheung, Esther YY Lau, Doris SY Mok, Shu Fai Cheung and Jessica Kwan
#124 Symposium

2-3:50 p.m.

Youth and the Psychology of Religion/Spirituality: Recent Research Advances and Future Directions
Chair: Steffany J. Homolka

  • Examination of Religious and Spiritual Motivations on the Development of Generosity in Adolescent and Emerging Adult
    Sarah A. Schnitker, Nathaniel Fernandez and Benjamin Houltberg
  • Parental Influences on Children's Concepts of God
    Nicholas Shaman, Anondah Saide, Kirsten Lesage and Rebekah Richert
  • Religious and Spiritual Struggles Among Adolescents
    Steffany J. Homolka and Julie J. Exline
  • Inherent Spiritual Development, Evidence and Practical Applications for Youth
    Lisa Miller
  • Religious and Spiritual Development: Some Problems, Some Solutions
    Chris J. Boyatzis
#125 Paper Session

2-2:50 p.m.

Religion and Spirituality in Therapeutic Settings
Chair: Anthony Scioli

  • Effects of Assessing Religious Beliefs on Aspects of the Therapeutic Alliance
    Angelica Terepka and Derek Hatfield
  • The Relationship between Religiosity and Mental Health: The Effects of Gender, Race/Ethnicity, and Socioeconomic Status
    William M. Anderson, LaVerne A. Berkel, Katie Heinrich, Keith Haddock and Carlos Poston
  • Development of a Program for Assessing and Instilling Fundamental Hope
    Anthony Scioli, Nathan MacPherson, Rachel Murphy and Anna Adachi-Mejia
#126 Paper Session

3-3:50 p.m.

Spiritual Struggles
Chair: Michael Moradshahi

  • The Problem and Transformation of Mind: A Comparison of Freud and Kierkegaard
    Christine H. Chou
  • Intellectual Humility Moderates the relationship between Spiritual Struggle and Well-being
    Annette C. Chan, David C. Wang and Peter C. Hill
  • Suffering Behind the Veil: When Spiritual Exemplars Mask Their Struggles
    Michael Moradshahi, Todd Hall, David Wang and Andrea Canada