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Karl Maier, Ph.D.
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Mentored Student Research

Undergraduate Research Program

Undergraduate students are an important part of my research program. Students may engage in the research process by helping with ongoing lab projects, or they may undertake independent projects with me. My students regularly present their work at the Salisbury University Student Research Conference (SUSRC) and at conferences outside of the University. Interested students may apply by completing this application (Behavioral Medicine Laboratory Student Researcher Application.doc) and submitting it to me via email or in hardcopy. Students should have completed at least one statistics and/or research methods course before applying.

Select Publications & Presentations with Student Collaborators

  • Lahay, A. (2016). Campus to Country, is the Consensus on Climate Change Really What You Think It Is? Poster presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research.
  • Zito, B. (April, 2016). Pre-traumatic stress: A critical look at an emerging concept in climate change. Paper presented at the annual Salisbury University Student Research Conference.
  • Vinyard, H. (April, 2016). Associations of mindfulness with resilience and rumination in a U.S. adult sample. Poster presented at the annual Salisbury University Student Research Conference.
  • Lahay, A. (April, 2015). False consensus effect and attitude importance relating to climate change. Poster presented at the annual Salisbury University Student Research Conference.
  • Morales, V. (April, 2015). 1 in 7 billion: Belief of individual impact on resolving climate change. Paper presented at the annual Salisbury University Student Research Conference.
  • Powers, C. (April, 2015). Anxiety and climate change stress: does it matter how much you think about it? Poster submitted to the annual Salisbury University Student Research Conference.
  • Maier, K. J. & James, A. E. (2014). Hostility and social support explain physical activity beyond negative affect among young men, but not women, in college. Behavioral Medicine. 40, 1-8. doi: 10.1080/08964289.2013.826170.
  • Anderson, L. (April, 2014). One wants to be emotional, both want to problem solve: Gender, coping style, and perceived stress during a cognitive stress task. Paper presented at the annual Salisbury University Student Research Conference.
  • O’Brien, A. (April, 2014). Does socioeconomic status predict heart rate variability? Poster presented at the annual Salisbury University Student Research Conference.
  • Smith, K. & Maier, K. J. (April, 2013). The influence of message framing and personal relevance on stress appraisals of climate change. Poster presented at the annual Salisbury University Student Research Conference.
  • Reitenbach, K. & Maier, K. J. (March, 2013). The effect of vaccination behavior on stress in the 2009 H1N1Pandemic. Poster presented at the 2013 meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.
  • Gastelle, B. T. & Maier, K. J. (2011). The relations of cynical hostility and depression to sleep. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 16(4).
  • Maier, K. J. & James, A. E. (2011, August). Interaction of cynical hostility and social support relates to physical activity in young men, independent of negative affect. Poster presented at the annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.
  • James, A. E. & Maier, K. J.  (2011, March). Relations of cynical hostility and social support to body mass index and physical activity. Paper presented at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, NY.
  • Fuller, L. (2010, April). The effects of social desirability and trait anxiety on exercise behavior and BMI. Paper Presented at the annual Salisbury University Student Research Conference.
  • Gastelle, B. (2010, April). The role of rumination in the relationship between cynical hostility and sleep factors. Paper Presented at the annual Salisbury University Student Research Conference.
  • Gastelle, B. (2009, April). Does cynical hostility impact sleep and quality of sleep? Poster presented at the annual Salisbury University Student Research Conference.
  • Hornseth, L. N. (2006, March). Does defensive hostility impact cardiovascular reactivity to cognitive stressors? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association.
  • Eberly, J. (2006, May). Relationship between physical activity and psychological stress: A literature review. Poster presented at the Maryland Psychological Association’s Ocean City Institute.
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