Dr. Denise R. Friedman

Associate Professor
Chairperson
Department: Psychology
Office: 510 Life Science
Phone: 375-2476

friedman@roanoke.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D., Spring 2006, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

           Program: Developmental and Biological Psychology

            Dissertation: Cognitive development in late childhood: An examination of working memory inhibitory control

M.S., Spring 2004, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

            Program: Psychological Sciences

            Thesis: Individual differences in spatial memory performance at 12 months of age: Contributions from walking experience and                              brain electrical activity

B.S., Fall 2001, Averett University, Summa Cum Laude

            Major: Psychology

 

Course List

Research & Teaching Interests:

Research Interests:

  • scholarship of teaching and learning
  • emerging adulthood
  • impact of social media and technology on social and cognitive skills

Teaching Interests:

  • introductory psychology
  • child development
  • cyberpsychology
  • research seminar

Scholarly Activities:

Paper Presentations:

Friedman, D.R. & Lyon, J.S. (2015, February). Using video storytelling as an engaging alternative to the traditional paper. Preconference workshop accepted at the Conference on Higher Education in Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA.

Friedman, D.R. (2015, January). Classroom cell phone conduct: Making it work for everyone. Teaching Slam presentation accepted at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete Beach, FL.

Friedman, D.R., Holt, K.*, Miesen, C.*, McKnight, M.*, & Roberts, A.* (2014, August). Battling cell phones for student attention: Examining the role of teacher immediacy across contexts. Paper to be presented at the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC.

Friedman, D.R. & Lyon, J.S. (2014, February). Video storytelling as an engaging alternative to thetraditional paper. Practice session presented at the Conference on Higher Education in Pedagogy, Blacksburg, VA.

 Holt, K.*, Dulaney, C.*, Menezes, A.*, Schwarcz, L.*, & Friedman, D.R. (2012, October). Effects of teaching style and cell phone interruptions on learning. Presentation at Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Studies in Sweet Briar, Virginia.

Newman, A.*, & Adkins, D. (2011, October). Intimacy and texting behaviors. Presentation at Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Studies in Sweet Briar, Virginia.

Schwabe, L*. Boudrye, J.*, Adkins, D., & Galluch, P. (2011, October). Smartphone usage in college students: Implications and impact. Presentation at Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Studies in Sweet Briar, Virginia.

Schwabe, L.*, Boudrye, J.*, Adkins, D., & Galluch, P. (2011, April). Smartphone usage in college students: Does it help or hurt coursework? Presentation at MADRUSH Conference in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Boudrye, J.* & Greene, D.R. (2010, October). An examination of technology use in college students: The correlates of reserved quiet time. Presentation at the MARCUS Conference in Sweet Briar, Virginia.

Greene, D.R. & Lyon, J.S. (2010, March). Promoting research to the masses by collaborating across disciplines. Presentation at SoTL Commons in Statesboro, Georgia.

Greene, D., Hanstedt, P., Marsh, G., & Ramesh, M. (2009, March). This is your brain on writing:  James Zull’s The Art of Changing the Brain, the biology of learning and why writing teachers should care. Presentation at Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in San Francisco, CA.

Wolfe, C.D., Greene, D.R., & Bell, M.A. (2009, April). Predicting 8-year-old cognitive ability from 8- month and 4-year measures of cognition, temperament, and electrophysiology. In K. Perez-Edgar (Chair), Developmental neuroscience approaches to studying the relation between cognition and emotion. Symposium paper presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Denver.Colorado.

Adkins, D.R. (2005, November). A brain-behavior investigation of attention in middle childhood. NIH travel awardee oral presentation given at International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, Washington, D.C.

Poster Presentations:

Friedman, D.R. & Cook, C. (2014, August). Reading medium and note-taking methods matter for reading comprehension. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC.

Gladfelter, J.* & Friedman, D.R. (2014, August). Texting during homework: Does it really hamper learning? Poster presented at the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC.

Hobby, A.*, Holt, K.*, & Friedman, D.R. (2014, August). Battling cell phone interruptions in the classroom: Can teacher immediacy behaviors help? Poster presented at the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC.

McKnight, M.*, Roberts, A.*, & Friedman, D.R. (2014, August). Examining teacher immediacy and student note-taking as predictors of lecture retention. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC.

Miesen, C.* & Friedman, D.R. (2014, August). Do offline jealousy evoking situations translate to Facebook? Poster presented at the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC.

Wright, B.* & Friedman, D.R. (2014, August). Engaging young adults via Facebook: How political candidates profiles may predict voting behavior. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association in Washington, DC.

Friedman, D.R., McKnight, M.*, Dulaney, C.*, Taylor, A.*, & Schwarcz, L.* (2014, February). What teachers can do to stop cell phone interruptions from harming learning. Poster presented at the Conference on Higher Education in Blacksburg, VA.

Bailey, J.*, Cook, C.*, Galluch, P., & Friedman, D. (2013, May). Understanding the effect of reading medium on comprehension. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Washington DC.

Dorrance, S.* & Friedman, D. (2013, May). Achieving work-life balance through time away from technology: The impact of goal-setting. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Washington DC.

Friedman, D. (2013, May). Lecture free zone: Can they do it on their own? Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science Teaching Institute, Washington DC.

Friedman, D., Dulaney, C.*, Menezes, A.*, & Schwarcz, L.* (2013, May). Examining the role of teacher immediacy in offsetting cell phone interruptions. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Washington DC.

Galluch, P., Boudrye., J.*, Schwabe, L.*, & Friedman, D. (2013, May). Smartphone use: Does it help or hurt coursework? Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Washington DC.

Holt, K.* & Friedman, D. (2013, May). The effects of cell phone interruptions and teacher immediacy on learning. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Washington DC.

Hudson, M.*, Nicolas, C.*, Howser, M.*, Lipsett, K.*, Pope, L.*, Robinson, I.*, & Friedman, D. (2013, May). Examining how gender and emoticons effect Facebook jealousy. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Washington DC.

Lewis-Whitson, T.* & Friedman, D. (2013, May). Role of technology in the relationship between social anxiety and emotion recognition. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Washington DC.

McKnight, M.*, Roberts, A.*, & Friedman, D. (2013, May). Examining the effects of teacher immediacy and student note taking on cognitive learning. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Washington DC.

Newman, A.*, Gladfelter, J.*, & Friedman, D. (2013, May). Intimacy and texting: An examination of best friend relationships. Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science, Washington DC.

Gladfelter, J.*, Newman, A.*, & Friedman, D. (2012, October). An examination of texting in friendships.Presentation at Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Studies in Sweet Briar, Virginia.

Wright, B.*, Hudson, M.*, Howser, M.*, Lipsett, K.*, Robinson, I.*, Pope, L.*, & Friedman, D. (2012, October). The effect of gender and Facebook induced jealousy in romantic relationships. Presentation at Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Studies in Sweet Briar, Virginia.

Adkins, D. (2011, November). Are all Stroop tasks created equal?: EEG activation suggests not. Posterpresented at the annual meeting of the Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.

Dillon, K.*, Huffman, S.*, & Adkins, D.R. (2011, October). Examining college students’ perceptions of professors. Poster presented at the Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Studies in Sweet Briar, Virginia.

Adkins, D. (2011, May). Using annotated bibliographies to enhance creative research-based writing assignments. Poster presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Boudrye, J.* & Adkins, D. (2011, May). Reserving quiet time predicts Face-to-Face cell phone manners with friends. Poster presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the Association ofPsychological Science, Washington, DC.

Roberts, A.* & Adkins, D. (2011, May). Using objective methodology to examine how teacherimmediacy influences student participation. Poster presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Tripp, M.* & Adkins, D. (2011, May). Predicting interaction with Facebook friends: Examining personality, gender, and friendship strength. Poster presented at the 23rd annual meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Adkins, D., Wilson, L.*, & Bell, M.A. (2011, April). Examining working memory and inhibitory control in late childhood and adulthood. Poster presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Montreal, Canada.

Bell, M.A., Raj, V., Greene, D.R., & Wolfe, C.D. (2009, October). Individual differences in executive attention at age 8.  Poster presented at the International Conference on Developmental Psychobiology, Chicago, Illinois.

Wolfe, C.D., Greene, D.R., & Bell, M.A. (2009, April). Associations Between Cognitive Processing and Shyness From 8-Months to 8-Years of Age. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Denver, Colorado.

Donohoe, J.* & Adkins, D.R. (2008, May). Social relationships mediate the relationship between emotional intelligence and meaning in life. Poster presented at the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.

Donohoe, J.* & Adkins, D.R. (2008, March). Emotional intelligence and meaningful social relationships.Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Wilson, L.*, Adkins, D.R., Wolfe, C.D., & Bell, M.A. (2006, April). Cognitive Development in childhood and adulthood: An examination of working memory and inhibitory control. Poster presented at the Virginia Tech Undergraduate Research and Prospective Graduate Student Conference, Blacksburg, Virginia.

Adkins, D.R. & Bell, M.A. (2005, November). An investigation of attention in middle childhood. Poster presented at International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, Washington, D.C.

Adkins, D.R. & Bell, M.A. (2005, August). Regulatory Processes and the Interactions between Emotion and Cognition. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Adkins, D.R., Clory, T.*, & Bell, M.A. (2005, April). Individual Differences in Spatial Memory at 12 Months of Age:  Contributions from Walking Experience and Brain Electrical Activity. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, Georgia.

Adkins, D.R., Clory, T.*, & Bell, M.A. (2004, May).  Associations between locomotor experience and spatial search performance in 12-month-old infants. Poster presented at the International Conference on Infant Studies, Chicago, Illinois.

 

Recent Publications:

Corbetta, D., Bell, M.A., & Friedman, D.R. (2014). Lateralization and cognitive systems. In S. Ocklenburg, C. Beste, O. Gunturkun, & M. Hirnstein (Eds.), Frontiers in Psychology: Cognition, 5:245, 1-10.

Roberts, A.* & Friedman, D.R. (2013). The impact of teacher immediacy on student participation: An objective cross-disciplinary examination. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 25(1), 38-46.

Adkins, D.R. & Lyon, J.S. (2012). Promoting research to the masses: Assessing the impact of a poster walk. The International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6(2).  

Bell, M.A., Greene, D.R., & Wolfe, C.D. (2010). Psychobiological mechanisms of cognition emotion integration in early development. In S.D. Calkins & M.A. Bell (Eds.), Child development at the intersection of emotion and cognition (pp. 115-132). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Donohoe, J.*. & Greene, D.R. (2009). Social Relationships mediate the relation between emotional intelligence and meaning in life. Psi Chi, 14(2), 59-64.

Bell, M.A., Wolfe, C.D., & Adkins, D.R. (2007). Frontal lobe development during infancy and early childhood. In D. Coch, K.W. Fischer, & G. Dawson (Eds.), Human behavior, learning, and the developing brain (2nd ed): Typical development. New York: Guilford.

Adkins, D.R. (2003). Introduction to Development. In P.K. Lehman, C. Dula, J.W. Finney (Eds.), Introductory Psychology Recitation Reader (pp. 139-140). Boston, MA: McGraw Hill.

Select Media Coverage:

Associated Press. (2014, February 24). Why online quizzes are taking over your Facebook feed. In New York Post. Retrieved from: http://nypost.com/2014/02/24/why-online-quizzes-are-taking-over-your-facebook-feed/

Rettner, R. (2013, July 5). High achievers more prone to jealousy on Facebook. In LiveScience. Retrieved from: http://www.livescience.com/37988-facebook-jealousy-gpa.html.

Carter, E.P. (2012, February 24). Coffee shop talk boosts the brain. In So Salem at the Roanoke Times. Retrieved from: http://blogs.roanoke.com/sosalem/2012/02/emily-paine-carter-coffee-shop-talks-offer-boost-for-the-brain/

Available as a Media resource for the following topics:

Perceptions of Generational Differences, Technology in the School System, Millennials, Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Cyberpsychology, Emerging Adulthood, Frontal Lobe Development, Working Memory and Inhibitory Control, Survey Development, Child Development, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, EEG

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on:

College Teaching and Learning, Cyberpsychology, Emerging Adulthood, Brain Development, Attention, Survey Development, Child Development, Social Media, Technology Addiction, Millennials, Generational Differences in the Workplace