Spring Academy 2014

Date: April 28 – May 2, 2014
Locations: University of Virginia, Charlottesville


The Development of Risk-Taking in Adolescence
Kathryn Paige Harden, UVa alumna, now University of Texas at Austin


  • Understanding the Development of Youth Antisocial Behavior: Perspectives From Developmental Psychopathology and Neurogenetics
    Luke Hyde, University of Michigan
  • Ergodicity in Parameters and Models
    Timo von Oertzen, University of Virginia
  • Improving Impacts of Classrooms: Professional Development and Classroom Observation
    Robert Pianta, University of Virginia
  • Transition into Retirement: Gain or Loss?
    Clemens Tesch-Römer, German Center of Gerontology
  • Incentives, Selection, and Teacher Performance: Evidence from the District of Columbia’s IMPACT system 
    James Wyckoff, University of Virginia
  • Characterizing Individual Variability in Neural Circuitry Underlying Social Perception
    James P. Morris, University of Virginia


  • Linking levels of analysis: Inter-individual differences in time-varying intra-individual time series models
    Janne Adolf, MPI for Human Development
  • Development and psychometric evaluation of the Sense of Coherence-Revised scale
    Rahel Bachem, University of Zurich
  • Multi-domain and single-domain cognitive training in healthy old age: Training and transfer effects
    Julia Binder, University of Zurich
  • Age and subjective versus perceived emotion reporting in varying conversational contexts
    Geneva Dodson, University of Virginia
  • Developmental trajectories of control beliefs across adulthood and old age
    Johanna Drewelies, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Genetic and environmental etiology of herpes simplex virus type 1 disease severity: A dynamic study of oral lesion recurrence and viral shedding episodes in adult twins
    Erin Horn, University of Virginia
  • Ethnic composition and heterogeneity in the classroom – How to measure ethnic heterogeneity?
    Camilla Rjosk, Institut zur Qualitätsentwicklung im Bildungswesen (IQB)
  • Do all delinquent boys stay bad?
    Siny Tsang, University of Virginia


  • Investigating neuroplastic responses to stressful life events
    Oisin Butler, MPI for Human Development
  • Neurocognitive correlates of the positivity effect
    Miray Erbey, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin
  • Functional neural plasticity during speech processing as a function of age and its relation to cortical thickness and surface
    Nathalie Giroud, University of Zurich
  • Age differences in decisions from memory: The role of associative and strategic components
    Anika Josef, MPI for Human Development
  • Socioeconomic status as a moderator of improvements in executive function following cognitive training in adolescents
    Benjamin Katz, University of Michigan
  • Academic self-concept of primary students with special educational needs in regular and special schools
    Alexander Kocaj, Institut für Qualitätsentwicklung im Bildungssystem (IQB)
  • PTSD status, childhood trauma, and its association with telomere length in a sample of elderly Swiss indentured child labors: Preliminary results
    Andreas Küffer, University of Zurich
  • Evidence from hormone-induced structural brain plasticity in three cases
    Nina Lisofsky, MPI for Human Development
  • Is bad really stronger than good? Cross-cultural comparison of major life changes
    Judith Mangelsdorf, Freie Universität Berlin
  • Effect of mood states on information processing and reaction time in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders
    Alexander Schiller, University of Virginia
  • The relationship between the amygdala and ventromedial prefrontal cortex during rest and amygdala habituation in adolescents with autism spectrum disorders
    Francisco Velasquez, University of Michigan
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