Lab News

2022

***Congrats to Self and Motivation Lab members and collaborators whose research on financial contingency of self-worth and motivational conflict was accepted!

Park, L. E., Ward, D.E., Naragon-Gainey, K., Fujita, K., & Koefler, N. (in press). I’m still spending: Financial contingency of self-worth predicts financial motivational conflict and compulsive buying. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin.

***Congrats to Self and Motivation Lab members and collaborators whose research on financial contingency of self-worth and work-family conflict was accepted!

Park, L. E., Lin, G-X., Chang, Y-H., O’Brien, C., & Ward, D.E. (2022). Burning the candle at both ends: The role of financial contingency of self-worth and work-family conflict on job and parental well-being. Personality and Individual Differences., 199, 1-6.

***Congrats to members of the Self and Motivation Lab whose research on busyness was accepted!

Park, L. E., Italiano, A., & Vessels, V. (in press). Managers’ frequent displays of busyness predict employees’ job disengagement, burnout, and turnover intentions. International Journal of Social Psychology.

***Dr. Park presents her NSF grant funded research on norms and consequences of giving feedback in college STEM courses at the American Association for the Advancement of Science Summit on Improving Undergraduate STEM Education (AAAS IUSE) in Washington, D.C.

2022 IUSE Summit: Propelling Change - Moving from Strategy Toward Effective and Equitable Undergraduate STEM Education

***Dr. Park presents her research on giving feedback in STEM at the 35th Annual Duck Social Cognition Conference

***Dr. Park receives the Excellence in Teaching Award from the Department of Psychology at the University at Buffalo!

***Congratulations to former Self and Motivation lab member and psychology honors thesis student Haemi Nam, who earned her PhD in Social Psychology from Ohio State University and will be a full time researcher at Meta!

***Deborah Ward presented her poster at the virtual SPSP Teaching Preconference!

Ward, D.E., Park, L.E., Moore-Russo, D., & Hundley, J. (2022, February). Providing feedback in college math classrooms: Insights from the lab to the real-world.

***Zaviera Panlilio presented her poster at the SPSP conference in San Francisco!

Panlilio, Z.., Ward, D.E., O’Brien, C., & & Park, L.E. (2022, February). The success (or failure) of remote Summer Bridge program to improve minoritized student outcomes.

***Yahui Chang presented her poster at the SPSP conference in San Francisco! Congrats on also receiving a Graduate Student Travel Award!

Chang, Y., & Park, L.E. (2022, February). Imagining shared experiences with humans and robots boosts interpersonal closeness.

***Dr. Park is elected to serve on the Executive Committee of the Society of Experimental Social Psychology (Vice-President-Elect in 2023, President-Elect in 2024)

2021

***Dr. Park talks about deadlines, procrastination, and motivation on San Francisco public radio: https://www.kqed.org/forum/2010101884857/what-do-deadlines-mean-to-you

***Dr. Park discusses ways to boost motivation during the pandemic in the NY Times: https://www.nytimes.com/2021/07/28/well/live/motivation-energy-advice.html

***Congratulations to current and former Self and Motivation lab members and collaborators whose paper on beliefs about happiness and self-regulation was recently accepted!

Park, L. E., Fujita, K., Naragon-Gainey, K., Radsvick, T., Jung, H., Xia, J., Ward, D. E., Paravati, E., Weng, J., Italiano, A., & Valvo, A., (in press). Happiness – to enjoy now or later? Consequences of delaying happiness and living in the moment beliefs. Emotion.

***Congratulations to Hector Sosa who successfully defended his psychology honors thesis with High Honors!

***Congratulations to Deborah Ward who successfully defended her dissertation and will be joining the Department of Psychology at Saginaw Valley State University as a tenure-track Assistant Professor!

***Welcome Nicole Koefler, who will be joining the lab as a Ph.D. student in Fall 2021!

***Congratulations to Dr. Park, a member of the Buffalo Philharmonic Chorus, who received a Grammy Award for Best Choral Performance! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tMgoaEqFsFE

***Congratulations to Hector Sosa who has been accepted to the Ph.D. program in Social Psychology at the University of Massachusetts-Amherst to work with Dr. Buju Dasgupta!

***Congratulations to Nick Gray who has been accepted into the Ph.D. Program in Social Psychology at the University of Rochester to work with Dr. Jeremy Jamieson!

***Congratulations to Chris Khudari who has been accepted into the Masters program in Psychology at Stony Brook University!

***Congratulations to Patsy Iannico who has been accepted into the Masters program in Mental Health Counseling at the University at Buffalo!

***Congratulations to Deborah Ward, Elaine Paravati, and colleagues for publishing their work on financial contingency of self-worth in relationships!

Ward, D. E., Park, L. E., Walsh, C., Naragon-Gainey, K., Paravati, E., & Whillans, A. V.  (2021). For the love of money: The influence of financially contingent self-worth in romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships.

***Yahui Chang gave a data blitz virtual talk at the Shared Reality and Authenticity Preconference at SPSP!

Chang, Y., & Park, L.E. (2021, February). Imagining shared experiences boosts interpersonal closeness and well-being.

***Deborah Ward presented her poster at the virtual SPSP Teaching Preconference!

Ward, D. E.., & Park, L.E. (2021, February). Making cultures match: The role of dynamic norms in first-generation students’ experiences.

***Alessia Italiano presented her poster at the virtual SPSP Conference!

Italiano, A., Park, L.E., & Remedios, J. (2021, February). Activation of bicultural Asian American identity shapes evaluations of stereotypic targets.

2020

***Dr. Park receives a 3-year grant from the National Science Foundation to test a social psychological model of instructor feedback in undergraduate math courses:

http://www.buffalo.edu/ubnow/stories/2021/01/park-stem-feedback.html

***Dr. Park publishes a paper as part of a research team emphasizing the importance of women’s participation and representation in science:

Murphy, M. C., Mejia, A. F., Mejia, J., Yan, X., Cheryan, S., Dasgupta, N., Destin, M., Fryberg, S. A., Garcia, J. A., Haines, E. L., Harackiewicz, J. M., Ledgerwood, A., Moss-Racusin, C. A., Park, L. E., Perry, S. P., Ratliff, K. A., Rattan, A., Sanchez, D. T., Savani, K., Sekaquaptewa, D., Smith, J. L.,… Diekman, A. B., & Pestilli, F. (2020) Open science, communal culture, and women’s participation in the movement to improve science. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, 117 (39), 24154-24164. 

***Congratulations to Deborah Ward, Han Jung, and colleagues for publishing a paper on financial contingency of self-worth and income inequality!

Park, L. E., Jung, H., Lee, K. S., Ward, D. E., Piff, P. K., Whillans, A.V., & Naragon-Gainey, K. (2020). Psychological pathways linking income inequality in adolescence to well-being in adulthood. Self and Identity.

***Congratulations to Deborah Ward, Han Jung, and colleagues for their publication on financial contingency of self-worth and social outcomes!

Ward, D. E., Park, L.E., Naragon-Gainey, K., Whillans, A.V., & Jung, H. (2020). Can’t buy me love (or friendship): Social consequences of financially contingent self-worth. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 46, 1665-1681.

***Abbie Hessler (former UB undergraduate psychology honors thesis student) joins the lab as a new Masters student. Welcome, Abbie!

***Hector Sosa completes UB’s Summer McNair Scholars program and joins the psychology honors program!

***Congratulations to Deborah Ward for receiving runner-up for the 2020 Bugelski Dissertation Award from the University at Buffalo Department of Psychology!

***Alessia Italiano presents her poster at the SPSP Conference in New Orleans!

Italiano, A., & Park, L.E. (2020, February). Effects of feedback on women’s STEM outcomes.

***Deborah Ward presents her poster at the SPSP Conference in New Orleans!

Ward, D. E., Park, L.E., Walsh, C., & Whillans, A.V. (2020, February). For the love of money: The influence of financially contingent self-worth in romantic relationships.