Research Assistant Application

Relationship Science Laboratory

 Monmouth University

 

Location:

Edison Science Building

Room 19

Atlantic Herald "Students Research Love"

Research Assistants

Erin Hughes (Lab Director)

 

Erin is a junior and hopes to be in the lab until she graduates in the Spring of 2016. Her main interests of study include relationships and mental health. The current study she is working on is how rapid self-expansion can be positive or aversive to a person. Erin hopes in the future to study how mental health disorders relate to neuroscience. After earning her undergraduate degree in psychology, Erin plans on getting her PhD in either clinical or social psychology. ​ 

Raquel Warehime 

 

Raquel is in her senior year and will continue in the lab until she graduates in 2015. At the moment Raquel is working on the “Heat of Passion” project which examines how embodied experiences of temperature (manipulated through chewing types of fruit, mint, or cinnamon gum) influences perceptions of the current relationship, as well as their attraction towards others. She plans on continuing her education by getting a Ph.D. in psychology and using that to become a PTSD specialist or to rehabilitate juveniles. 

Brianna Goitiandia

Brianna is currently in her second semester of sophomore year, and wishes to be in the lab until she graduates in the spring of 2016. Her main interests of study are relationships and substance abuse. After earning her undergraduate degree in psychology, Brianna wishes to go to graduate school to study substance abuse or clinical psychology. is a sophomore and hopes to be in the lab until she graduates in the Spring of 2016. Her main interests of study are relationships and substance abuse. After earning her undergraduate degree in psychology, Brianna wishes to go to graduate school to study substance abuse or clinical psychology.

Jennifer Townsend

Jennifer is in her senior year and will continue working in the lab until graduation in 2015. Jennifer’s main interests of study include romantic relationships and the self, specifically topics on sex and sexuality. Currently, she is working on a study examining authenticity and its impact on sexual communication satisfaction. Jennifer plans on getting her Ph.D. in psychology with a concentration in sex studies. 

Jennifer Townsend

Jennifer is in her senior year and will continue working in the lab until graduation in 2015. Jennifer’s main interests of study include romantic relationships and the self, specifically topics on sex and sexuality. Currently, she is working on a study examining authenticity and its impact on sexual communication satisfaction. Jennifer plans on getting her Ph.D. in psychology with a concentration in sex studies. 

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Lauren Acri '15

Lauren Acri is a graduate  of Monmouth University  with a bachelor's in Psychology. Currently, Lauren is currently working on two projects. The first investigates the impact of the self in a interpreting a partner's behavior in the context of relationship-enhancing attributions. The second project examines the role of self-expansion in friendship. Upon gaining more research experience Lauren plans on getting her Ph.D. and eventually obtaining a career in  academia. 

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Lab Alumni

  • 2003 Crystal White MS, LPC Case Manager I/Intake Worker at Monmouth Medical Center

  • 2005 Robert Ackerman Ph.D. Michigan State University; Assistant Professor U-Texas Dallas

  • 2005 Lynne (Canberg) Fasanella Masters Marriage Family Therapy Drexel U, Master's Nutrition Montclair State U

  • 2005 Rebecca (Hampson) McFadden Assistant Vice President, Learning at L'Oréal USA

  • 2005 Dani Faith Sahner Law School, Boston University

  • 2006 Nikki (DiBenedetto) Bizzoco Ph.D. Political Science Rutgers University

  • 2006 Kathrine Evans-Giampapa Masters, Marriage Family Therapy Drexel University, Therapist/Supervisor at Robins' Nest Inc.

  • 2007 Samantha Harrington Masters Forensic Psychology John Jay College

  • 2007 Lauren Korcz Master’s, Sport and Exercise Psychology, Barry University

  • 2007 Natalie Nardone Ph.D., Social Psychology, Stony Brook University; Project Manager at UCSF

  • 2007 Alanna Raines Master's Columbia University

  • 2007 Tara Scarponi MBA, Management & Entrepreneurial Studies Farleigh Dickinson University

  • 2008 Leigh-Ann Javas Master's Social Work San Diego State University

  • 2008 Erin Sammon Master’s, Alcohol & Drug Abuse, Kean University

  • 2008 Fortune Shababo Master's, Psychological Counseling, Columbia University

  • 2008 Susan (St Amour) Orecchio Master's The College of New Jersey, Assistant to the Vice President for Student Affairs TCNJ

  • 2009 Leilani Chin Buyer at HBO

  • 2009 Jessica Stephan Master’s, School Psychology, Georgian Court University

  • 2010 Michele Petenatto Master's, Psychological Counseling, Monmouth University

  • 2010 Kaitlin Weldon Psy.D., Immaculate University, Mental health therapist at Moorestown VNA and hospice

  • 2011 Emma Higgins Psy.D., Immaculata University

  • 2011 Stephanie Kocsik Master's Oxford University; Ph.D., University of Edinburgh, Lab Manager Stanford University

  • 2011 Gina Radice Psy.D., Xavier University

  • 2012 Jackie Abate Psy.D., University of Indianopolis

  • 2012 Miranda Bobrowski Ph.D., University of Buffalo


  • 2013 Jeff Viaud Ph.D., University of Memphis

  • 2014 Amanda Branick Protocol and Data Management Coordinator Naval Medical Center San Diego

  • 2014 Veronica Ozog Master's, Columbia University