Lab Members

Claney Outzen (undergraduate Psychology)

Hannah Mock (undergraduate Psychology)

Cassidy Paige (undergraduate Psychology)


Student-Included Publications: *denotes undergraduate student; **denotes graduate student

Rainey, V. R., **Zatopkova, K., Arruda, J., & *Barnes, A. (under review). The impact of language brokering frequency and psychological health on academic motivation and learning strategies of college students. International Journal of Bilingual Education and Bilingualism

Arruda, J. E., **Steele, J., **McInnis, M., & Rainey, V. R. (under review). The effect of wavelength on the variability of the flash visual evoked potential P2: A potential biomarker for mild cognitive impairment and Alzheimer’s dementia. International Journal of Psychophysiology.

**Ramey, A. S., *Ramey, P. K., & Rainey, V. R., Pritchett, C. E., & Seals, S. R. (under review). Household organization and adaptive behavior in children with and without autism spectrum disorder. Research in Developmental Disabilities.

Rainey, V. R., Flores-Lamb, V., Stockdale, L., **Mullins, T., Silton, R. L., Gjorgieva, E., & Morrison, R. G. (revise and resubmit under review). Monolingual and bilingual cognitive control differences on a Color-Word Stroop task. Psychophysiology.

Rainey, V. R., Flores-Lamb, V., Silton, R. L., Gjorgieva, E., & *Speed, E. (2019). Language brokering and psychological adjustment in emerging adulthood: Exploring cultural values as moderators. Journal of Multilingual and Multicultural Development. https://doi.org/10.1080/01434632.2019.1630416

**Wyatt-McElvain, K. E., Arruda, J. E., & Rainey, V. R. (2018). Reliability of the flash visual evoked potential P2: Double-stimulation study. Applied Psychophysiology and Biofeedback, 43, 153-159. https://doi.org/10.1007/s10484-018-9392-6.


Student Presentations: *denotes undergraduate student; **denotes graduate student

*Edwards, J., *Barnes, A., & *Ledford, H. (April 2020). Mindful nest: An intervention for reducing stress and burnout in parents. Presentation presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium High-Impact Practices Showcase, Pensacola, FL. (Capstone students)


*Outzen, C. (April 2020). From silent to super!: Empowering siblings of chronically ill children. Presentation presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium High-Impact Practices Showcase, Pensacola, FL. (Capstone students)

*Taylor, P., *Harley, L., *Hepworth, K., *Pettitt, T., & *Vaughan, R. (April 2020). Help roo escape the zoo. Presentation presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium High-Impact Practices Showcase, Pensacola, FL. (Capstone students) *High-Impact Showcase Best of Capstone Project Winner*

*Lord, R., & *Bain, K. (April 2020). Bridge 2 home. Presentation presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium High-Impact Practices Showcase, Pensacola, FL. (Capstone students)

*Rayfield, M. (April 2020). The development of children with medical needs. Poster submitted to the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium High-Impact Practices Showcase, Pensacola, FL. (Child Development student)

*Alston, S., & Rainey, V. R. (April 2020). Maternal mental health and children’s language development: A review. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL. (OUR Works! Student)

*Mock, H., *Adkinson, J., & Rainey, V. R. (April 2020). Biomarkers for executive function: Examining proactive and reactive control in emerging adults. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL.

**Zatopkova, K., *Barnes, A., Mock, H., & Rainey, V. R. (April 2020). Connections between language brokering frequency and academic motivation and learning strategies in college students. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL.

**Ramey, A. S., *Ramey, P. K., & Rainey, V. R., Pritchett, C. E., & Seals, S. R. (April, 2019). Household organization and adaptive behavior in children with and without autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL.

*Ramey, P. K., **Ramey, A. S., *Ceballos, A. B., Pritchett, C. E., & Rainey, V. R. (April, 2019). Gender differences in maladaptive behaviors in children with and without autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL.

*Ceballos, A. B., **Ramey, A. S., *Ramey, P. K., Pritchett, C. E., & Rainey, V. R. (April, 2019). Household organization and language ability in children with autism spectrum disorder. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL.

*Thomas, G., *McRae, A., & Rainey, V. R. (April, 2019). Exploring the effects of language brokering on working memory and intelligence composite scores. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL.

*Yanovsky, S., *Barnes, A., & Rainey, V. R. (April, 2019). An anxiety-stricken past: Does anxiety hinder positive academic strategies in emerging adult translators?. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL.

*Shin, L., *Berry, D., & Rainey, V. R. (April, 2019). Think before you speak: Executive function and language comprehension in bilingual children. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL.

*Mock, H., *Adkinson, J., & Rainey, V. R. (April, 2019). Examining behavioral and event-related potential differences between monolinguals and bilinguals on a stroop task. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL.

**Mullins, T., & Rainey, V. R. (April, 2017). Validation of a new child-friendly modified Stroop task using event-related potentials. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL.

**Ramey, A., & Rainey, V. R. (April, 2017). That’s not medically necessary: Insurance coverage of autism therapies. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL.

Arruda, J., **Wyatt, K., **Drinkwater, E., Rainey, V. R. (April, 2016). The double flash visual evoked potential P2: A reliability study. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL.

*Speed, E., & Rainey, V. R. (April, 2016). Protective factors for language brokers' mental health. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL. **1st place Undergraduate Psychology poster & 2nd place Undergraduate College of Health poster**

*Dirienzo, M., *Speed, E., *Moore, R., & Rainey, V. R. (April, 2016). Predictors of success: The effects of personality factors and executive function on academic achievement in college students. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL.


*Dirienzo, M., *Speed, E., & Rainey, V. R. (August, 2015). Predictors of success: The effects of grit on academic achievement in college students. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Summer Student Symposium, Pensacola, FL.

*Dirienzo, M., & Rainey, V. R. (April, 2015). Introduction to OpenSesame: Overview and analysis of software and experimental capabilities. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL.

**Donovan, M., & Rainey, V. R. (April, 2015). Spirituality and grit. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL.

*Speed, E., & Rainey, V. R. (April, 2015). When teens translate: A literature review of language brokering in adolescents. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL.

*Sandino, M., & Rainey, V. R. (April, 2015). The Effectiveness of Art Therapy: A Review. Poster presented at the University of West Florida’s Student Scholars Symposium, Pensacola, FL.

Sticca, R., Flores, V., Rainey, V. R., Gjorgieva, E., Morrison, R. G., & Silton, R. L. (April, 2015). Shifting without grinding the gears: How bilingualism aids the shifting component of executive functions. Poster presented at Loyola University’s LUROP symposium, Chicago, IL.


Where are lab members today?

Ashli Barnes (graduate student in School Psychology at the University of Denver)

Margeaux Donovan Gibson, M.A. (owner at Margeaux Donovan Gibson, M.A., therapy services)

Ernest Drinkwater & Yasmine Nabulski (EEG Technicians at the Anchor Clinic: https://anchorclinic.com/research/)

Anasuya Gutierrez, MSW (Counselor at PACE Center for Girls)

Ali McRae (Graduate Student in ABA Therapy at UWF)

Jessica Mizrahi (Graduate Student in Counseling Psychology at Florida International University)

Rachel Moore (Recent Graduate of Licensed Mental Health Counseling Program at UWF)

T'kara Mullins (Adjunct Instructor at UWF)

Arielle Ramey (Assistant Clinical Research Coordinator at Stanford)

Emmett Speed (PhD student at Utah State University in the Educational Neuroscience Program)

Sonia Yanovsky (PhD student at Stony Brook University in Political Science, Psychology)


Lab Alumni:

Jamie Adkinson

Sam Alston

Scott Baker

Ashli Barnes

Dillon Berry

Delaney Diehl

Maylin DiRienzo (Psychology Undergraduate Excellence Award 2015; Summer Undergraduate Research Program Recipient 2015)

Ernest Drinkwater

Tiana Kaestner

Alie McRae (Psychology BA Outstanding Student Award 2019)

Jessica Mizrahi (intern)

Rachel Moore

T'kara Mullins

Yasmine Nabulsi

Emily Palmier

Arielle Ramey

Melissa Sandino

Liz Shin

Emmett Speed (Best Undergraduate Psychology Poster-Student Scholar Symposium 2016; 2nd Place Undergraduate Psychology Poster

College of Health-Student Scholar Symposium 2016)

Lindsey Telles

Gabrielle Thomas

Kyle Weichman (Psychology Outstanding Graduate Student Award 2015; UWF Graduate Research Assistantship Recipient)

Sonia Yanovsky