The lab didn’t win the TTU Psych Department’s lab logo contest, but we certainly did well with a strong showing coming up short to our departmental collaborator’s lab, Dr. Schmidt. There were so many super cool logos from all the labs.
Dr. Schmid’ts lab design was made by our lab’s very own Liz Morger [CLICK ME], and this is a good chance to plug some of her work. She will be presented at the Association for Psychological Science this year with some work based on a collaboration between our labs on the MMPI-A-RF in adolescents assessed at a local youth detention center as part of a larger study on trauma.
Title: Childhood Adversity and Externalizing Behaviors Among Justice-Involved Youth
Abstract: The current study examined differences between the total score of the ACE Questionnaire and four subscales of the MMPI-A-RF that measure externalizing dysfunction. Independent t-tests and correlations indicate that justice-involved youth who have higher ACE scores exhibit significantly more behavioral dysfunction and substance abuse.