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Recent graduate Skye Woestehoff recently accepted a postdoctoral fellowship at George Mason University. Congrats, Skye!


Recent Publications
 
Doctoral student, Tamara Kang, alumni Elijah Ricks and Lorae Marquez, and faculty member Jennifer Eno Louden recently published an article in Psychological Assessment:

Eno Louden, J., Kang, T., Ricks, E., & Marquez, L. (in press). Using the MAYSI-2 to identify mental disorder among Latino juvenile offenders. Psychological Assessment.

Doctoral student Skye Woestehoff recently published an article in Law and Human Behavior:

Woestehoff, S. A., & Meissner, C. A. (in press). Juror sensitivity to false confession risk factors: Dispositional vs. situational attributions for a confession. Law and Human Behavior. doi: 10.1037/lhb0000201

Alumnus Elijah Ricks and faculty member Jennifer Eno Louden recently published an article in Behavioral Sciences & the Law:

Ricks, E., Eno Louden, J., & Kennealy, P. (2016). Probation officer role emphases and use of risk assessment information before and after training. Behavioral Sciences & the Law, 34, 337- 351.


Alumnus Elijah Ricks and faculty member Jennifer Eno Louden recently published a paper in Criminal Justice and Behavior:
Ricks, E., & Eno Louden, J. (2015). Slipping through the cracks: Is mental illness appropriately identified among Latino offenders? Criminal Justice and Behavior, 43, 525-538.
Doctoral student Tamara Kang, faculty member Jennifer Eno Louden, and alumni Elijah Ricks and Rachell Jones recently co-authored a paper published in Law and Human Behavior:

Kang, T., Eno Louden, J., Ricks, E. P., & Jones, R. L. (2015). Aggression, substance use disorder, and presence of a prior suicide attempt among juvenile offenders with subclinical depression. Law and Human Behavior, 39(5), 1-9.


Doctoral students Julie LaBianca and Skye Woestehoff recently co-authored a paper published in Applied Cognitive Psychology, titled, “An empirical evaluation of intelligence-gathering interrogation techniques from the United States Army Field Manual”:
Evans, J. R., Houston, K. H., Meissner, C. A., Ross, A. B., LaBianca, J.R., Woestehoff, S. A., & Kleinman, S. A. (in press). An empirical evaluation of intelligence-gathering interrogation techniques from the United States Army Field Manual. Applied Cognitive Psychology.


Doctoral student Eli Ricks and faculty member Jennifer Eno Louden recently published a paper in Law and Human Behavior:

Ricks, E., & Eno Louden, J. (2014). The relationship between officer orientation and supervision strategies in community corrections. Law and Human Behavior, 39, 130-141.


Grants
Doctoral student Skye Woestehoff received a Doctoral Dissertation Research Improvement Grant from the Law and Social Sciences division of the NSF for her project titled "The influence of blame mitigation and guilt induction on true versus false confessions".

Doctoral student Eli Ricks received a Dodson Research Award to fund his dissertation, titled, “The rock and the hard place: How the prison psychotherapist balances treatment needs with security needs”.
 
Awards

Doctoral student Tamara Kang was awarded the highly competitive Jess Hay fellowship in 2016. This fellowship recognizes outstanding doctoral researchers in the UT System.

Doctoral student Tamara Kang was presented with UTEP's STAR award in October, 2015 for her work in the Office of the Provost. This award identifies UTEP employees who "go far beyond our very high expectations by responding quickly, energetically, and responsibly to unexpected challenges and opportunities. They devote extra time and their considerable talents to solving a particular problem or seizing a special opportunity. They are selfless in their dedication to UTEP and the students that we serve, and they step up to take responsibility for situations or circumstance that are not strictly within their job descriptions."

Doctoral student Skye Woestehoff won a Student Research Award at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association conference in April, 2014 for her presentation, titled, “He confessed but did he do it? Mediators of the influence of a confession”.
 
Doctoral student Skye Woestehoff won a Student Paper Award at the American Psychology-Law Society conference in March, 2014 for her presentation, titled, “Juror sensitivity to false confession risk factors”.