Graduate Student Accomplishments


Bartoszek, G., Ranney, R. M., Curanovic, I.Costello, S., & Behar, E. (in press). Intolerance of uncertainty and information-seeking behavior: Experimental manipulation of threat relevance. Behavior Research and Therapy.

Basch, C., Corwin, M., & Mohlman, J. (2021). The language of states’ Covid-19 messages: Correlates of positive and negative emotion and health outcomes. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 49(2), 119-126.

Bujalski, A. S., Chesin, M. S., & Jeglic, E. L. (2019). Cognitive empathy partially mediates the relationship between childhood physical abuse and borderline personality disorder features in college students. Current Psychology: A Journal for Diverse Perspectives on Diverse Psychological Issues, 38(1), 121–127.

Cascardi, M., Chesin, M., & Kammen, M. (2018). Personality correlates of intimate partner violence subtypes: A latent class analysis. Aggressive Behavior, 44(4), 348–361.

Cascardi, M., Hassabelnaby, R.Schorpp, H., Smith Slep, A. M., Jouriles, E. N., & O’Leary, K. D. (2022). The Relationship Behavior Survey: A comprehensive measure of psychological intimate partner violence for adolescents. Journal of Interpersonal Violence38(9–10), 7012–7036.

Cascardi, M. & Schorpp, H. (2021). Risk inventory and strengths evaluation. in J. F. Carlson, K. F. Geisinger, & J.L. Jonson (Eds.), The twenty-first mental measurements yearbook. Lincoln, NE: Buros Center for Testing.

Chesin, M., Adler, E., & Feinberg, M. (2022). Suicide behavior and the media. In R. Miranda & E. Jeglic (Eds.), Handbook of Youth Suicide Prevention: Integrating Research into Practice. New York: Springer.

Chesin, M., Cascardi, M., Rosselli, M., Tsang, W., & Jeglic, E. L. (2020). Knowledge of suicide risk factors, but not suicide ideation severity, is greater among college students who viewed 13 Reasons Why. Journal of American College Health, 68(6), 644–649.

Chesin, M., Cascardi, M., Tsang, W., & Smith, S. (2020). Blunted arousal in response to psychological stress is associated with current suicide ideation. Archives of Suicide Research: Official Journal of the International Academy for Suicide Research, 24(sup2), S381–S390.

Chesin, M., Keilp, J., Kline, A., Stanley, B., Myers, C., Latorre, M., St. Hill, L.M., Miller, R.B., King, A.R., Boschulte, D.R., Rodriguez, K.M., Callahan, M., Sedita, M., & Interian, A. (2021). Attentional control may be modifiable with Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy to prevent suicide. Behaviour Research and Therapy. Advance online publication.

Conrad, M., Hassabelnaby, R., Marcovitch, S., & Boseovski, J. (in press). Scary snakes and cuddly frogs: The effect of storybooks on children’s fear and behavioral avoidance of threatening animals. Merrill-Palmer Quarterly.

De Vito, A., Ahmed, M., & Mohlman, J. (2020). Cognitive enhancement strategies to augment CBT for anxiety and mood disorders: Rationale and recommendations for use with cognitively healthy older adults. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice.

Diamond, B. J., Desbiens, E., & Pavlick, R. (2018). Chelation therapy. In J. Kreutzer, J. DeLuca, B. Caplan (Ed). Encyclopedia of Clinical Neuropsychology, 2nd ed. Heidelberg, Germany: Springer-Verlag. 

Happawana, K., & Diamond, B. (2021). Association rule learning in neuropsychological data analysis for Alzheimer’s disease. Journal of Neuropsychology.

Kane, N.S., Hassabelnaby, R., Sullivan, N.L., Graff, F.S., Litke, D.R., Quigley, K.S., Pigeon,     W.R., Rath, J.F., Helmer,   D.A., & McAndrew, L.M. (2023). Veteran beliefs about the causes of gulf war illness and expectations for improvement. International Journal of Behavioral Medicine, 30(2), 1–6.

Mohlman, J., Tsang, C., Magee, S. A., Dalokay, L., & Basch, C. H. (in press). Which variant of anxiety is associated with demonstrated smartphone expertise in community-dwelling older adults? Clinical Gerontologist.

Mohlman, J., Watson, L., & Basch, C. H. (2021). The COVID-19 inventory: Measuring anxiety related to illness pandemic across college males and females. Journal of Prevention and Intervention in the Community, 49(2), 163-178.

Nemeroff, R., Harden, A., & Kowalski, B. (2022). Yoga classes as an early intervention for college students reporting high levels of stress and anxiety: A pilot study. Journal of American College Health

Perera, A.K., & Torres, A. (2021, Winter). The unspoken truth: Working with survivors of the Sri Lankan civil war. NJ Psychologist,71(1), 36-41.

Sherman, E., Mohlman, J., Basch, C. H., Fera, J., Barry, E. (2022). A review of YouTube content to assess US mental health during the COVID-19 pandemic. Journal of Community Health, 1-6.

Smith, S., & Chesin, M. (2022). Belief in a just world mediates the relationship between childhood abuse and self-esteem in undergraduate college students. Journal of Family Trauma, Child Custody & Child Development. Advance online publication.

Torres, A., Raghavan, S., & Perera, A. K. (2020). Cross-cultural factors in trauma-related disorders. In L. Benuto, F. Gonzalez, & J. Singer, (Eds.). Handbook of Cultural Factors in Behavioral Health. New York: Springer Publishing Company.


Bujalski, Ashley: Young Professionals Award (National Commission on Correctional Health Care 2022).

Harden, Alyson: PsyD Excellence Award (William Paterson University Psychology Department, 2023).

Hassabelnaby, Raghad: Community Service Grant recipient (NJPA 2020-2021).

Kuku, Sekinat: Community Service Grant recipient (NJPA 2020-2021); Honorable Mention from the Minority Fellowship Program (MFP) of  American Psychological Association (APA March 2020); 2019 Academic and Scientific Affairs’ Graduate Student Research Award, Symptoms in Non-Offending African American/Black and Latinx Caregivers of Sexually Abused Children: Ethnicity/Race and Immigration Considerations, Academic and Scientific Affairs Division, New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA)

Perera, Keshani: New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) Academic and Scientific Affairs’ Student Research Award 2021; NJPA, Social Advocacy Dissertation Grant 2020 Dissertation Topic: Bicultural Identity Integration as a Protective Factor Against the Stress Appraisal of Color Based Racial Discrimination among first and 1.5 generation immigrant college students; NJPA Academic and Scientific Affairs Graduate Student Research Award 2020; Ruby New Hall Memorial Scholarship 2020; Graduate Assistantship Tuition Waiver (2017-2020)

Watkins, Christopher: First place recipient of the Dr. Lawrence Houston Scholarship (2021)


Bujalski, Ashley: Featured on William Paterson News. Click here to view.

Happawana, Keith: Featured on William Paterson News. Click here to view.

Kuku, Sekinat: Featured on William Paterson University News. Click here to view.

Perera, Keshani: Featured on New Jersey Psychological Association (NJPA) podcast. Click here to view.


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