Dr. Alan Kazdin and Dr. Joaquin Borrego discuss effective parenting. Dr. Kazdin is a Professor of Psychology at Yale University and Director of Yale's Parenting Center and Child Conduct Clinic. He served as the President of the American Psychological Association and has authored many professional-audience books on child psychology and behavior including, The Kazdin Method for Parenting the Defiant Child. Dr. Borrego is an assistant professor of psychology at Texas Tech University and director of the Parent-Child Interaction Therapy Research Lab. His research focuses specifically on children between the ages of 3 and 8 with disruptive behavior problems.
Dr. Mica Endsley and Dr. Frank Durso discuss situation awareness and ways to improve awareness while driving. Dr. Endsley is founder and President of SA Technologies and is nationally recognized as a leader in the study and application of situation awareness. Dr. Durso is a professor at Georgia Tech University and was previously at Texas Tech University. During his time at Texas Tech, Dr. Durso founded and produced this podcast series. He served as president for Division 21 of the American Psychological Association and co-authored the book, Modern Technology Failures and Cognitive Engineering Successes.
Dr. Marcia Scherer and Ms. Shelley Ducatt discuss how to interact with people who have a disability. Dr. Scherer is author of the book Living in the State of Stuck: How Assistive Technology Impacts the Lives of People with Disabilities. She is the director of the Institute for Matching Person and Technology and Associate Professor of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at the University of Rochester Medical Center. Ms. Shelley Ducatt is the Associate Director of the Student Disability Services at Texas Tech University.
Dr. Joseph Wyatt and Dr. Amy House discuss child sexual abuse. Dr. Wyatt is a professor of psychology at Marshall University and Dr. House is an associate professor of psychiatry at the Medical College of Georgia and director of the Sexual Trauma Survivors Program.
Dr. Frank Drews, Dr. Sue Bogner, and Dr. Dana Grzybicki discuss patient safety and ways to improve healthcare. Dr. Drews is an assistant professor of psychology at the University of Utah. He is a cognitive psychologist who is interested in medical decision-making and human error in medicine. He is a recent recipient of the ALLUISI Early Career Award. Dr. Bogner is a psychologist and an independent medical error consultant and author of the books Human Error in Medicine and Misadventures in Health Care. Dr. Grzybicki is a medical doctor who has researched quality measurement and quality improvement pertaining to pathology practices and diagnostic information.
Dr. Roxanne Cohen-Silver discusses post-traumatic stress disorder or PTSD. Dr. Silver is a professor in the Department of Psychology and Social Behavior at the University of California, Irvine. In her research, she has explored the long-term effects of traumatic life experiences, including a three-year national longitudinal study of responses to the September 11, 2001 terrorist attacks against the United States. She was the 2007 recipient of the American Psychological Association’s award for distinguished service to psychological science and was appointed to the Secure Borders and Open Doors Advisory Committee of the US Departments of State & Homeland Security in 2006.
Dr. Volker Thomas and Dr. Terri Karis discuss challenges with being in an interracial couple and ways to manage these differences. Dr. Thomas is an associate professor in the department of child development and family studies at Purdue University, and Dr. Karis is an associate professor in the department of psychology at the University of Wisconsin-Stout.
Dr. Rod Martin, Dr. Lee Sherman, and Comedian Seth Weitberg discuss the psychology of humor. Dr. Martin is a professor at the University of Western Ontario and author of the book “The Psychology of Humor: An Integrative Approach.” Dr. Sherman is a professor of educational psychology and associate of the Center for Human Development, Learning and Teaching at Miami University of Ohio. Seth Weitberg is a comedian for Chicago’s Second City.
Captain Gregory Stevens and Dr. Tara Galovski discuss road rage. Captain Stevens is a public information officer for the Lubbock Police Department and Dr. Galovski is a professor at the University of Missouri, St. Louis.
In this edition of the Texas Tech Psychology Podcast, Dr. Paul Amato and Dr. Ronda Eade discuss the effects of divorce and strategies to help children cope. Dr. Amato is a professor at Penn State University, and Dr. Eade is a licensed professional counselor and developmental psychologist at Texas Tech University.