Research teams are made up of undergraduate students who conduct their own studies, or participate in some aspect of faculty research or in each other's student research. Many of the undergraduates on these teams go on to graduate school in psychology.
Dr. Emilia Boeschen is enjoying a new research partnership with the Black Hills Special Olympics organization. Most of her research involves examining competitive anxiety states in athletes with intellectual disabilities. She has several opportunities for involvement on her research team and is often openly recruiting volunteers for various projects from athlete interviews to data entry, analysis, and write-up. Her research team consists of several students; some of whom can devote an hour to a project on occasion, and some of whom are engaged in up to eight to ten hours of work per week. Her research partnership has received national and international attention and she is gearing a team of researchers to travel to South Korea in two years to collect data at the Special Olympics International Competition. She also supervises student-driven research ideas and has assisted students with conference presentations and posters.
Dr. Aris Karagiorgakis is beginning his research on police-community relations here in the Black Hills region, and is leading a research team of 7 students who conduct research on a number of issues such as body image and socio-cultural pressure, gender label conformity, gender differences in compliance and personal space, and involvement in school activities and contentment. Research projects are presented at professional conferences such as the National Conference for Undergraduate Research (NCUR) and the Black Hills Research Symposium.
Joanna Vandever (Fall '05-Spring '08)
Joanna is pursuing a PhD in Behavioral Genetics at the Institute for Behavioral Genetics at the University of Colorado in the Psychology Department.
Natalie Lecy (Fall '06-Fall'07)
Natalie is pursuing a Master's degree in social work at the University of Utah.
Krista Highland (Fall '06-Spring '07)
Krista is enrolled in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.
Bryan Batien (Spring '05-Spring '06)
Bryan is enrolled in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at the University of South Dakota.
Denis Birgenheir (Fall '05- Spring '06)
Denis is enrolled in the Clinical Psychology PhD program at the University of Wyoming.
If you are interested in pursuing a research project or working on a faculty's project under the mentorship of Dr. Emilia Boeshen, Dr. Aris Karagiorgakis, or Dr. Cheryl Anagnopoulos, stop by their office (Skywalk 215, 210, and 213) or email them for additional information.
Stoltenberg, S.F., *Batien, B.D. & *Birgenheir, D.G. (2008).Does Gender Moderate Associations Among Impulsivity and Health-Risk Behaviors? Addictive Behaviors, 33(2), 252-265.
Stoltenberg S. F. & Nag, P. (2007). Applying Control System Modelling to understand How Genetic Variation influences Serotonin Function and Behavior, pp. 133-171. In Lassau, J. A. (ed.) Neural Synapse Research Trends. Nova Publishers, Hauppauge, NY.
Anagnopoulos, C. (2006). Lakota undergraduates as partners in aging research in American Indian communities. Educational Gerontology, 32, 517-526.
Stoltenberg, S. F., Glass, J. M., Chermack, S. T., Flynn, H. A., Li, S., Weston, M. E. & Burmeister, M. (2006). Possible Association Between Response Inhibition and a Variant in the Brain-Expressed Tryptophan Hydroxylase Gene (TPH2). Psychiatric Genetics, 16(1), 35-38.
Stoltenberg, S.F. (2005). Epistatic Interactions among Presynaptic Serotonergic System Components. Behavior Genetics, 35(2), 199-209.
Sen, S., Nesse, R., Li, S., Stoltenberg, S. F., Gleiberman, L. Burmeister, M., & Weder, A. B. (2005). Association Between a Dopamine-4 Receptor Polymorphism and Blood Pressure. American Journal of Hypertension, 18(9), 1206-1210.
Sen S., Villafuerte S., Nesse R., Stoltenberg S.F., Hopcian J., Gleiberman L., Weder A., Burmeister M. (2004). Serotonin transporter and GABAA alpha 6 receptor variants are associated with neuroticism. Biological Psychiatry, 55(3), 244-9.
Stoltenberg S.F. (2003). Serotonergic agents and alcoholism treatment: a simulation. Alcohol Clinical and Experimental Research, 27(12), 1853-9.
Sen, S., Nesse, R.M., Stoltenberg, S.F., Li, S., Gleiberman, L., Chakravarti, A., Weder, A.B. & Burmeister, M. (2003). A BDNF Coding Variant is Associated with the NEO Personality Inventory Domain Neuroticism, a Risk Factor for Depression. Neuropsychopharmacology, 28, 397-401.
Hill, E.M., Stoltenberg, S.F., Bullard, K.H., Li, S., Zucker, R.A. & Burmeister, M. (2002). Antisocial alcoholism and serotonin-related polymorphisms: association tests. Psychiatric Genetics, 12 (3), 143-153.
Stoltenberg, S.F., Twitchell, G.R., Hanna, G.L, Cook, E.H., Fitzgerald, H.E., Zucker, R.A., & Little, K.Y. (2002). Serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism, peripheral indices of serotonin function, and personality measures in families with alcoholism. American Journal of Medical Genetics (Neuropsychiatric Genetics) 114:230-234.
Twitchell, G.R., Hanna, G.L, Cook, E.H., Stoltenberg, S.F., Fitzgerald, H.E., & Zucker, R.A., (2001). Serotonin transporter promoter polymorphism (5-HTTLPR) genotype is associated with behavioral disinhibition and negative effect in children of alcoholics. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research. 25 (7) 953-959.
Stoltenberg, S.F. & Burmeister, M. (2000). Recent progress in psychiatric genetics - some hope but no hype. Human Molecular Genetics, 9(6), 927-935.
Chermack, S.T., Stoltenberg, S.F., Fuller, B.E. & Blow, F.C. (2000). Gender differences in the development of substance-related problems: The impact of family history of alcoholism, family history of violence, and childhood conduct problems. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 61(6), 845-852.
Stoltenberg, S.F., Hill, E.M., Mudd, S.A., Blow, F.C. & Zucker, R.A. (1999). Birth cohort differences in features of antisocial alcoholism among men and women. Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research 23 (12), 1884-1891.
Curran, G.M., Stoltenberg, S.F., Hill, E.M., Mudd, S.A., Blow, F.C. and Zucker, R.A. (1999) Gender differences in the relationships among SES, family history of alcoholism and alcohol dependence. Journal of Studies on Alcohol, 60 (6), 825-832.
Hill, E.M., Stoltenberg, S.F., Burmeister, M., Closser, M., & Zucker, R.A. (1999). Potential associations among genetic markers in the serotonergic system and the antisocial alcoholism subtype. Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology, 7, 103-121.
Alziebler, L. and Cox, T.P.(1998). Taste and odor aversion conditioning in Mus musculus and associated changes in heart rate and fluid consumption. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, 77. 83-90.
Huxford, M. and Cox, T.P. (1998). Decreased aggression in gonadectomized male fighting fish (Betta splendens) systematically related to increasing levels of estrogen. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, 77.91.
Kemper, S., & Anagnopoulos, C. (1998). Linguistic creativity in older adults. In C. Adams Price (Ed.), Creativity and Aging: Theoretical and Empirical Perspectives.
Stoltenberg, S. F., Mudd, S.A., Blow, F.C. & Hill, E.M. (1998). Evaluating measures of family history of alcoholism: Density versus dichotomy. Addiction, 93, 1511-1520.
Stoltenberg, S. F., & Hirsch, J. (1998). Behavior Genetic Analysis. In G. Greenberg & M. Haraway (Eds.) Comparative Psychology: A Handbook (pp. 226-235). New York: Garland.
Stoltenberg, S. F. (1997a). Coming to terms with heritability. Genetica, 99, 89-96.
Stoltenberg, S. F. (1997b). Heritability estimates provide a crumbling foundation. Behavioral and Brain Sciences. 20, (3) 525. (Continuing commentary on Mealey, 1995)
Stoltenberg, S. F., & Hirsch, J. (1997). A Y chromosome effect on geotaxis in Drosophila melanogaster whose detection depends on genetic and/or cytoplasmic background. Animal Behavior, 53(4), 853-864.
Cox, T.P. (1996). Least chipmunk, Eutamias minimus, return to capture sight related to displacement distance. Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, 75.
Krajewski, G.W. and Cox, T.P. (1996). Male Betta splendens aggressive threat display related to visual familiarity with opponent fish. . Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, 75.
Stoltenberg, S. F., & Hirsch, J. (1996). A gene correlate of geotaxis near Adh (2-50.1) in Drosophila melanogaster. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 110, 252-259.
Kemper, S., Lyons, K., & Anagnopoulos, C. (1995). Joint story-telling by Alzheimer's patients and their spouses. Discourse Processes, 20, 205-217.
Stoltenberg, S. F., Hirsch, J., & Berlocher, S. H. (1995). Analyzing correlations of three types in selected lines of Drosophila melanogaster that have evolved stable extreme geotactic performance. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 109, 85-94.
Kemper, S., Anagnopoulos, C., Lyons, K., & Heberlein, W. (1994). Speech accommodations to dementia. Journal of Gerontology, 49, 223 229.
Cox, T.P. and Carrier, R. (1993). Adult male rat response to isolated Harderian gland tissue. . Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, 70. 291.
Meier, G. and Cox, T.P. (1993). Small rodent frequency of trap visitation as a function of previous trap occupancy. . Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, 72. 302.
Kemper, S., Jackson, J.D., Cheung, H., & Anagnopoulos, C.A. (1993). Enhancing older adults' reading comprehension. Discourse Processes, 16, 405 428.
Kemper, S. & Anagnopoulos, C. (1992). Adults' use of discourse constraints on syntactic processing. In J. Cerella, R. Hoyer, J. Rybash, & M. Commons (Eds.), Adult Information Processing: Limits on Loss. New York: Academic Press.
Norman, S., Kemper, S., Kynette, D., Cheung, H., & Anagnopoulos, C. (1991). Syntactic complexity and adults' running memory span. Journal of Gerontology, 46, 6, 346 351.
Kemper, S. & Anagnopoulos, C. (1990). Language and aging. In R.B. Kaplan (Ed.),Annual Review of Applied Linguistics, Vol. X. Los Angeles: American Language Inst.
Cox, T.P. (1989). Theoretical deme structure, small mammal population dynamics, and disparate data. . Proceedings of the South Dakota Academy of Science, 68. 110-111.
Cox, T.P. (1989). Odor-based description between noncontiguous demes of wild Mus. Journal Mammalogy, 70. 549-556.
Cox, T.P. (1984). Ethological isolation between local populations of house mice (Mus musculus) based on olfaction. Animal Behavior, 32. 1068-1077.
Prytula, R.E. and Cox, T.P. (1973). Acquisition and extinction of a runway response as a function of between and within subject’s odor condition. Psychological Reports, 32. 367-373.
Black Hills State University Faculty Research Grant, 2005 Cross-Cultural Examination of Implicit Attitudes Toward Aging. Cheryl Anagnopoulos (P.I.)
National Institute of Mental Health; "Serotonin, impulsivity and health-risk behavior" (Academic Research Enhancement Award, 1R15MH077654-01A); 25% effort; Scott F. Stoltenberg (P.I.), Parthasarathi Nag & Cynthia Anderson (Co-investigators). 8/1/07-07/31/10; $201,800 total costs.
Governor’s 2010 Individual Research Seed Grant. "Gambling, Impulsivity & Neurotransmitter Genes"; SDBOR/BHSU 2010-06-01; Scott F. Stoltenberg (P.I.); 50% release time (Fall 2005-Spring 2006), 2-months summer salary (summer 2006); $31,200 Total Cost.
BHSU Faculty Research Committee; 2005, "Gambling, Impulsivity & Neurotransmitter Genes"; Scott F. Stoltenberg (P.I.); $3,112 Total Cost.
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; "Genetic Architecture of Risk for Antisocial Alcoholism"; (Mentored Research Scientist Development Award 1 K01 AA00295-01); 100% effort; Scott F. Stoltenberg (P.I.), Robert A. Zucker and Margit Burmeister (Co-Mentors); 3/1/00-6/25/04; $93,200 annual direct costs, $100,656 annual total costs.
Peter F. McManus Charitable Trust; "Genotypic variation in the serotonergic system associated with familial risk for alcoholism, inhibitory control of behavior, aggression and depression; Jennifer M. Glass (P.I.), Scott F. Stoltenberg, Stephen T. Chermack & Heather A. Flynn (Co-investigators); 1/1/02-12/31/02; $50,000 total costs.
Fulbright Senior Scholars Award. 2001. The Development of Behaviorism in Russian Psychology. Cox T. P. (P.I.) (declined).
BHSU Faculty Research Committee. 2001. The Development of Behaviorism in St. Petersburg, Russia. Cox T. P. (P.I.) (declined).
The Effects of Filial Piety on Ageism in Lakota Culture, 2000-2003. National Institute on Aging Area Grant, $120,000 Cheryl Anagnopoulos (P.I.)
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; "Multidisciplinary Alcoholism Research Training Program" (NRSA Institutional Training Grant , T32 AA07477); 100% effort; Robert A. Zucker (Program Director); Research Fellow; 1990-2003, $135,264 annual direct costs, $145,090 annual total costs (4 postdoctoral slots).
National Institute of Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism; "Genotype, Typology and Alcoholism Treatment Outcome" (NRSA Individual Training Grant, F32 AA05532); 100% effort; Scott F. Stoltenberg (P.I.), Robert A. Zucker (Mentor); 7/1/98-6/30/99; $34,488 annual direct costs.
Research Training Grant, National Institute on Aging, 1998-1999 Cheryl Anagnopoulos (P.I.)
Black Hills State University Faculty Research Grant, 1999 Filial Piety and Ageist Stereotypes Cheryl Anagnopoulos (P.I.)
BHSU Faculty Research Committee. 1997. The Effects of 11-Keto Testosterone and Testosterone proproionate on the aggressive behavior of Siamese fighting fish (Betta splendens). Cox T. P. (P.I.)
Black Hills State University Faculty Research Grant, 1997 Age-Related Working Memory Deficits and the Capacity Constrained Model Cheryl Anagnopoulos (P.I.)
Black Hills State University Faculty Research Grant, 1996 Word Retrieval Failures in Advanced Age: Effects of Directionality of Priming Cheryl Anagnopoulos (P.I.)
Black Hills State University Faculty Research Grant, 1995 Word Retrieval Failures in Advanced Age: Effects of Recency of Usage Cheryl Anagnopoulos (P.I.)
Black Hills State University Faculty Research Grant, 1994 Word Retrieval Failures in Advanced Age: Effects of Recency of Usage Cheryl Anagnopoulos (P.I.)
BHSU Faculty Research Committee. 1993. Odor effects of prior occupancy for live trap attraction in small mammals. Cox T. P. (P.I.)
National Institute of Neurological and Communitive Disorders: Electophysiology and Neuroscience. 1987. Vomernasal and accessory olfactory bulb electrophysiology. Individual National Service Research Award. Cox T. P. (P.I.)
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