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Wake Forest University

Mike Furr

Department of Psychology


Lab Members


PPP Study (Personality Perceptions and Processes)

The Character Project

Kelly Miskewicz (BA, Wake Forest U) Max Barranti (BA, U California Riverside)
Xia Allen (BA, Carnegie Mellon U) Kelly Miskewicz (BA, Wake Forest U)
Jennifer Wages, MSW Kathleen McKee (MHR, U. of South Carolina)
Dr. Mary Kate Law (Postdoctoral Researcher) Dr. Erik Helzer (Postdoctoral Researcher, Cornell U)
Dr. Elizabeth Arnold (WFUHS Dept of Psychiatry) Dr. Eranda Jayawickreme
Dr. Will Fleeson Dr. Christian Miller (WFU Dept of Philosophy)
Dr. Mike Furr Dr. Will Fleeson
  Dr. Mike Furr


Former Graduate Students

Former Undergraduate Students



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Lab, 2008-2009

Lab, Fall 2007

Erika Carlson, winner of the 2007-2008 WFU Outstanding Masters Student Award

The Stat Studs, Ensuring the Validity of a town near you

The Princess of Power and Captain Variate

Kris providing support for Erika during her first year: Feel the love

Lab, 2006-2007

Lahnna Catalino and Kris Gauthier

Chris Nave

Furr football team




Max Barranti (BA, University of California, Riverside)
First-year project: Moral dilemmas

Kelly Miskewicz (BA, Wake Forest University)
First-year project: Triggers of Borderline symptoms





Wake Forest University

Xia Allen (MA, 2013)
In Fall 2013, Xia will begin the Doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at the University of Notre Dame (with Dr. Lee Anna Clark)
Thesis: Language Use Patterns Associated with Borderline Personality Pathology: A Qualitative and Quantitative Analysis

Ashley Hawkins (MA, 2012)
Ashley is now the Research Coordinator for the Duke Interdisciplinary Initiative in Social Psychology (DIISP) at Duke University (with Dr. Mark Leary)
Thesis: Exploring Subgroups of Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms Through Symptom Experience

Joelle Fanciullo (MA, 2011)
Joelle is a Market Research Associate at the Deerfield Institute in New York.
Thesis: Person-Differential Accuracy of Personality Judgment

Carly P. Smith (MA, 2010)
Carly is in the Doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at the The University of Oregon (with Dr. Jennifer Freyd)
Thesis: Subclinical Personality Pathology In Interpersonal Situations: Assessing Pathology-Relevant Behavior

Dr. Erika Carlson (MA, 2008)
Winner of Wake Forest University's 2007-2008 Gordon A. Melson Outstanding Masters Student Award
In Fall 2013, Erika will join the faculty of the Psychology Department at University of Toronto at Mississauga
Erika completed her PhD in Social/Personality Psychology from Washington University (with Dr. Simine Vazire)
Thesis: Assessing meta-accuracy for people form different social contexts: People can detecet the impressions they make on others
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Kris Gauthier (MA, 2008)
Kris is Project Director for Consumer Insights, Inc - a strategic market research consultancy.
Thesis: The Influence of Psychopathy on Self-other Agreementin Perceptions of Warmth and Dominance
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Dr. Lahnna Catalino (MA, 2006)
In Fall 2013, Lahnna will begin a postdoctoral research fellowship in Health Psychology at the University of California San Fransisco.
Lahnna completed her PhD in Social Psychology at the University of Noth Carolina at Chapel Hill (with Dr. Barbara Fredrickson)
Thesis: Trait-state interactions with the need for relatedness, competence, and autonomy
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Dr. Chris Nave (MA, 2006)
Chris is an Assistant Professor in the Psychology Department at Rutgers University at Camden
Chris completed his PhD in Social/Personality Psychology at the University of California at Riverside (with Dr. David Funder)
Thesis: The accuracy of personality judgments from a self-presentational perspective
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Appalachian State University

Heather Reimer (MA, General Experimental Psychology, 2004)
University of California at Riverside (Social/Personality PhD program, with Dr. David Funder)
Now at Stern & Associaties (Healthcare Exectuive Search firm)
Thesis: Lay prediction of behavior.

Elizabeth Schmidt Rominger (MA, Industrial/Organizational Psychology and Human Resources Management, 2004)
Elizabeth is Human Resources Manager at Hound Ears Club
Thesis: Differential item functioning of positively and negatively worded items:
An IRT study of the five core job dimensions of the Job Diagnostic Survey

Fran Bellis (MA, Clinical Psychology, 2004)
Fran is a therapist a New Directions Counseling Services, PLLC
Thesis: The self-presentation theory of social anxiety: An interactional and situational examination.

Dr. Brandon Rogers (MA, School Psychology, 2004)
Brandon is a therapist at Siskin Children's Institute in Chattanooga Tenn.
Brandon completed his PhD in Marriage and Family Therapy at Virginia Tech
Thesis: Parenting styles in relation to factors of self-concept: Self-esteem variables and identity integration.





Wake Forest University

Lauren Prince
Honors Thesis: Personality perception and interpersonal relationships in Borderline Personality Disorder

Alex Hummel
Alex is in the Doctoral Program in Clinical Psychology at Miami University

Madison Barfield

Kari Heuer

Alex Blackburn

Emilia Brown
Emilia is in the Doctoral program in Clinical Psychology at Washington State University

Alyssa Cantin
Alyssa is pursuing a Masters in Social Work at Columbia University

Brad Gray
Brad is in the Masters program in Clinical Psychology at Towson University

Jessica Nathan
Honors Thesis: Does Self-Reported Impulsivity have Consequential Social Outcomes?

Sarah Manly
Honors Thesis: The effects of socially desirable responding on the
relationship between personality disorders and self-other agreement of personality characteristics

Sarah earned a Masters in Intellectual Disability/Autism and Early Childhood Education-Initial Dual Certification at Columbia University

Sarah Giblin
In Fall 2008, Sarah began Masters study in General Psychology at New York University

Katie Kuhlken
In Fall 2008, Katie began Doctoral study in Clinical Psychology at University of North Carolina at Greensboro

Stokes Carrigan
Grants and Policy Coordinator, Year Up

Jenna Tucker
Honors Thesis: Interpersonal Values and Self-presentational Strategies in Everyday Life
Doctoral program in Social Work at University of North Carolina

Sarah Brede
Currrent project: Normative Opinions on Personality and Behavior (with K. Gauthier)
In Fall 2008, Sarah began attending West Chester University for a Masters in Social Work

Lindsey Dunn
Project: The Effect of Formatting on the Psychometric Properties of the IME Scale

Katie Farrar
Project: Personal Opinions on Personality and Behavior (with K. Gauthier)

Paul Hussman
Project: Interpersonal Perception, Metaperception and Personality Pathology (with E. Carlson)

Kathryn Pittman
Honors Thesis: Social anxiety: The influence of the stiuation and the imprtance of self-construal:
Kathyrn began Law School at Georgetown University in the Fall of 2006

Suzie Farris
Research topic: A profile approach to the assessment of personality disorders
PhD program in Social/Health Psychology at North Dakota State University


Appalachian State University

Matt Howe
After grduating from Appalachian State, Matt attended the College of William and Mary (General Experimental Psychology MA progam)
In Fall, 2006, Matt entered the PhD program in Biological Psychology at the University of Michigan

Patrik Stridh
Appalachian State University (Clinical Psychology MA program)

Becca Swanger

Jeremiah Angel