June 17, 2024

UMW Alum, International Expert to Speak on Dementia Care

Rachael Wonderlin ’11 spent hours as a teen volunteering at a skilled nursing facility. One day, a friend remarked she had a gift for working with older adults. “I didn’t realize at the time that this was a skill,” said Wonderlin, who channeled her talents into a psychology degree from the University of Mary Washington […]

Mackintosh, Liss, and Schiffrin Publish Book Chapter on Intensive Parenting

Drs. Virginia Mackintosh, Miriam Liss, and Holly Schiffrin published a book chapter in the recently released Intensive Mothering: The Cultural Contradictions of Modern Motherhood from Demeter Press.  The chapter, “Using a Quantitative Measure to Explore Intensive Mothering Ideology,” outlines the development and use of the Intensive Parenting Attitudes Questionnaire designed by the authors.

Psychology Faculty and Students Publish Papers

Psychology faculty members and students have two papers accepted for publication in the Journal of Child and Family Studies.

“Development and Validation of a Quantitative Measure of Intensive Parenting Attitudes” is co-authored by Miriam Liss, associate professor of psychology, Holly Schiffrin, associate professor of psychology, Virginia Mackintosh, assistant professor of psychology, Haley Miles-McLean, a current UMW student and Mindy Erchull, associate professor of psychology.

“Insight into the Parenthood Paradox: Mental Health Outcomes of Intensive Mothering” is co-authored by Schiffrin, Liss and Kathryn Rizzo, a 2012 UMW graduate.

Psychology Faculty and Students Present in Chicago

Psychology faculty members Mindy Erchull, Miriam Liss, Virginia Mackintosh, Christine McBride, David Rettinger, Holly Schiffrin and Hilary Stebbins will present research at the 2012 Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention from Thursday, May 24 through Sunday, May 27 in Chicago.

Liss and Schiffrin, along with 2012 graduate Kathryn Rizzo, will present “The Impact of Intensive Parenting on the Well-Being of Mothers.” Liss and Schiffrin are the faculty sponsors of “Mother, father, or parent? College students’ intensive parenting beliefs differ by referent,” presented by students Katherine Geary, Taryn Tashner, Haley Miles-McLean,  Kathryn Rizzo and Charlotte Hagerman.

Schiffrin, Liss, Mackintosh, Erchull and student Haley Miles McLean will present “Development and Validation of a Quantitative Measure of Intensive Parenting Attitudes.”

McBride will present “The Impact of Cognitive Stress, Social Stress, and Appraisals on Eating Behavior” with student Janet Greider. Students Erin Burdwood and Amy Newcomb also were part of the research team.

Rettinger will present “Guilt-Proneness and Fear of Being Caught Deter Cheating” with students Caitlin Brady, Megan Hess, Frank Knizner and Caroline Lupsha.

Stebbins will present “The Interaction Between Emotional Expressions of Face Targets in the Attentional Blink” with students Alyssa Dembrowski, David Levin and Chelsea Mageland.

Virginia Mackintosh to be Featured on Public Radio Program

Virginia Mackintosh, assistant professor of psychology, discusses her extensive work with incarcerated single mothers and their children during an interview on the “With Good Reason” public radio program. The interview originally aired in April 2011 on public radio stations across Virginia.

Her interview will be re-aired during the week of November 26 and is available online at http://withgoodreasonradio.org/2011/11/behind-bars-2/.