Research & Scholarly Achievement
at Gallaudet University

Psychology

The Psychology Department provides a rigorous academic and applied curriculum that addresses important core areas of psychology; encourages students to explore the implications of psychological research, theory, and practice; and includes the application of psychology in internship settings. The department also commits itself to producing scholarly work in scientific and applied areas.


Cultural Adaption of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire for Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind People

ID: 3584
Status: Completed
Start date: August 2018
End Date: December 2018

Description

Childhood maltreatment is a critical public health issue, with long-term adverse consequences for survivors and the communities they live in. Most definitions of child maltreatment in research include physical abuse, emotional (or psychological) abuse, sexual abuse, and neglect that occurs in childhood and is perpetuated by a parent or a caregiver. Currently, the literature on childhood maltreatment among Deaf, Hard of Hearing, and DeafBlind (DHHDB) people is scant. In what limited literature that exists, there appears to be evidence for traumas unique to the DHHDB experience, such as communication-related neglect. Yet, due to the lack of available information, there is a need for concentrated efforts to collect accurate and reliable data on childhood maltreatment among DHHDB people. To this end, the proposed research project will explore the validity of two existing measures of childhood experiences -- the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire and the PROMIS-Deaf Profile: Early Life Communication Experience domain. At the conclusion of the study, there will be a proposed cultural adaption of the Childhood Trauma Questionnaire for use with DHHDB people and recommendations for use of PROMIS-Deaf Profile to screen for communication-related neglect.

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Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System, 4th edition: Interrater reliability with live coding versus video coding

ID: 3386
Status: Ongoing
Start date: January 2017

Description

Recently, studies have been conducted on the feasibility of Parent-Child Interaction Therapy (PCIT) with families that include at least one deaf family member. The results have shown success with adapted PCIT. The aim of this study is to explore the effectiveness of the Dyadic Parent-Child Interaction Coding System (DPICS) in ASL using data from families who have participated in PCIT conducted in ASL. The DPICS is a system of coding parent and child verbalizations to track parent mastery of skill and child compliance.

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Media Objectification and Implicit Gender Bias

ID: 3073
Status: Ongoing
Start date: May 2016
End Date: December 2019

Description

This project evaluates the effects of sexually objectifying advertisements placed in the context of news stories about men and women in positions of power. The studies in this project use experimental design to examine the effects of the objectifying ads on implicit gender bias.

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The Therapeutic Power of Play: Play Therapy Training Experiences of Mental Health Professionals with Deaf Clients

ID: 3387
Status: Ongoing
Start date: September 2016

Description

Children of all walks of life experience trauma, exhibit socioemotional challenges, and display behavioral symptoms that lead their caregivers to seek mental health services. Deaf and hard of hearing children experience these difficulties at an alarmingly higher rate than the general hearing population. While a practitioner should exist for every child who needs play therapy, there are not enough mental health professionals who are trained in both play therapy and working with deaf and hard of hearing clients. A considerable amount of research exists covering the efficacy of play therapy training models; however, research is not full-bodied when looking at the best training methods applicable for practitioners who may encounter a deaf or hard of hearing client. The purpose of the proposed qualitative study is to explore play therapy training experiences of mental health professionals who have used play therapy with deaf and/or hard of hearing clients. Questions explore experiences and perceptions of mental health professionals regarding their play therapy training and their training experiences related to the deaf population.

 

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Scholarship and creative activity

2018

Fedlan, D.A., Brice, P. (2018). Hard of Hearing Adults: Implications of the Between Group Status. Gallaudet Chronicles of Psychology.

2018

Miller, B. D. (2017, November). Assessment for students with hearing loss: How to interpret data to make informed decisions. Presented at the annual conference of HELIX: High Expectations for Students with Low Incidence Disabilities, State College, PA

Miller, B. D. (2018). Utility of curriculum-based approaches for students with hearing loss. Communication Disorders Quarterly, 1-10. https://doi.org/10.1177/1525740118766477

2017

Gibbons, E. (2016, October).  Contemplative Practices in the Multicultural Curriculum Transformation Process. Poster session presented at the eighth annual meeting of the Association for Contemplative Mind in Higher Education, Amherst, MA.

Gibbons, E. (2017, February).  Know sweat: Hyperhidrosis and social anxiety in youth.  Paper session presented at the meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, San Antonio, TX.

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2017

Koo, D., Pick, LH, & Garrido-Nag, K. (2016). Neurolinguistics: Cortex imaging. In G. Gertz & P. Boudreault (Eds.), The SAGE Deaf Studies Encyclopedia (pp.712-715). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE.  DOI: 10.4135/9781483346489.n223

2017

Miller, B. D.  (2017). Assessment for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.  Presentation for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Harrisburg, PA

2017

Paludneviciene, R. (2016, October).  Efficacy of Video Lectures as Supplementary Materials for English Language Learners.  Poster presented at the International Society of Scholarship of Teaching and Learning conference, Los Angeles, CA. 

2017

Pick, LH., Aldalur, A., Garrido-Nag, K., & Koo, D. (2016). American Sign Language story recall among Deaf young adults. Poster presented at the 124th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Denver, Colorado. 

2017

Miller, B. D.  (2017). Assessment for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.   Presentation for the Pennsylvania Department of Education, Harrisburg, PA

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