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June, 2013

Amanda M. Vicary

Office:
Department of Psychology
Illinois Wesleyan University
PO Box 2900
Bloomington, IL 61702
E-mail: Avicary@iwu.edu

EDUCATION

2011 PhD in Social-Personality Psychology
  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
  Advisor: R. Chris Fraley
  Minors: Quantitative Psychology, Developmental Psychology

2006 M.A. Social-Personality Psychology
  The University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

2004 B.S. in Psychology
  Summa Cum Laude
  Bradley University, Peoria, Illinois

HONORS AND AWARDS


2013 Illinois Wesleyan University Junior Faculty Leave (for Sp' 2014)

2013 Illinois Wesleyan University Artistic and Scholarly Development Grant ($2,000)

2012 Illinois Wesleyan University Curriculum Development Grant ($2,000)

2012 Illinois Wesleyan University Artistic and Scholarly Development Grant ($2,000)

2012 Summer Eckley Scholar Faculty Sponsor

2011 Midwest Faculty Seminar attendee
  *Crime and the Social Order, University of Chicago

2011 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching-Campus Award ($3,500)
  *Awarded annually to five graduate instructors at the University of Illinois

2011 Lynn Martin Award for Distinguished Teachers ($2,000)
  *Awarded annually to one graduate student at the University of Illinois

2011 Teacher Scholar Certificate-Signifies completion of an intensive program that focuses on teaching skills and discipline-based service

2010 Marion Morse Wood Communication Fellowship ($10,000)
  *Awarded based upon research on Internet use after tragedies

2010 Instructor of the Year-Psychology Department ($250)
  *Awarded annually to one graduate student in the Psychology department

2010 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students

2009 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students

2008 Lyle H. Lanier Travel Award-for travel to SPSP

2008 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students

2008 Higginson Summer Research Award ($2,000)
  *For research on students' online communication after tragedies

2007 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students

2007 Graduate Teaching Certificate-Signifies completion of a program that focuses on teaching skills and reflective practices

2006 SPSP Graduate Poster Award Runner Up

2006 List of Teachers Ranked as Excellent by their Students

2004 Outstanding Graduating Senior in Psychology,
  Bradley University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Attachment theory, interpersonal relationships, and relationship satisfaction
  • Evolutionary perspectives on aggression, violence, mating, and attraction
  • Managing social relationships and identities on the Internet; collecting data online

PUBLICATIONS

  •    Heffernan, M., Fraley, R. C., Vicary, A. M., & Brumbaugh, C. C. (2012). Attachment features and functions in adult romantic relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 29, 671-693.

  •    Fraley, R. C., Vicary, A. M. , Brumbaugh, C. C., & Roisman, G. I. (2011). Patterns of stability in adult attachment: An empirical test of two models of continuity and change. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 101, 974-992.[pdf]

  •     Fraley, R. C., Heffernan, M., Vicary, A. M., & Brumbaugh, C. C. (2011). The experiences in close relationships-relationship structures questionnaire: A method for assessing attachment orientations across relationships. Psychological Assessment, 23, 615-625. [pdf]

  •     Vicary, A. M. (2011). Mortality salience and namesaking: Does thinking about death make people want to name their children after themselves? Journal of Research in Personality, 45, 138-141. [pdf]

  •     Vicary, A. M., & Fraley, R. C. (2010). Student reactions to the shootings at Virginia Tech and Northern Illinois University: Does sharing grief and support over the Internet affect recovery? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36 , 1555-1563.[pdf]

  •    Vicary, A. M., & Fraley, R.C. (2010). Captured by True Crime: Why are women drawn to tales of rape, murder, and serial killers? Social Psychological and Personality Science,1 , 81-86. [pdf]

  •     Turan, B., & Vicary, A. M. (2010). Who recognizes and chooses behaviors that are best for a relationship? The separate roles of knowledge, attachment, and motivation. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 36, 119-131. [pdf]

  •    Vicary, A. M., & Fraley, R. C. (2007). Choose your own adventure: Attachment dynamics in a simulated relationship. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 33, 1279-1291. [pdf]
  •     Fraley, R. C., Niedenthal, P. M., Marks, M. J., Brumbaugh, C. C., & Vicary, A. (2006). Adult attachment and the perception of emotional expressions: Probing the hyperactivating strategies underlying anxious attachment. Journal of Personality, 74, 1163-1190.[pdf]

    NON PEER-REVEIWED CHAPTERS

    Vicary, A. M., & Rosner, J. L. (2011). Vampires and werewolves are not so different after all: Parallel patterns of attachment in Edward and Jacob. In E. Klonsky, A. Black, D. Frederick, & E Berg (Eds.), The Psychology of Twilight. Smart Pop Books.

    MANUSCRIPTS IN REVISION OR UNDER REVIEW

    These are top-secret!

    PROFESSIONAL SERVICES

    Ad hoc reviewer for
    • Anxiety, Stress, and Coping
    • Bereavement Care
    • European Journal of Social Psychology (EJSP)
    • Journal of Experimental Social Psychology (JESP)
    • Journal of Family Issues (JFI)
    • Journal of Personality and Social Psychology (JPSP)
    • Journal of Social and Personal Relationships (JSPR)
    • New Media and Society
    • Personal Relationships
    • Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin (PSPB)
    • Social Psychological and Personality Science (SPPS)
    • Traumatology
    Reviewer for
    • APS Student Grant Competition
    • SPSP Student Poster Award
    • SPSP Outstanding Research Award

    TEACHING EXPERIENCE

    Illinois Wesleyan University

    • Social Psychology

    • Psychology of Gender

    • Advanced Social: A Social Perspective on Crime, Serial Killers, & The Justice System

    University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
    • Personality Psychology (six semesters)
      Team-taught with Brent Roberts, Caroline Tancredy, & Ed Diener
      Enrollment: 300 students

    • Social Psychology (two semesters)
      Enrollment: 50 students
  • MENTORING EXPERIENCE

    2013 Undergraduate Honors Thesis Supervisor
    Larsen, A. (2013). Potential factors affecting leniency toward veterans who commit crimes. Illinois Wesleyan University.

    2012 Undergraduate Honors Thesis Supervisor
    Vogel, A. (2012). Attachment theory and the sexual double standard. Illinois Wesleyan University.

    2012 Undergraduate Honors Thesis Supervisor
    Zaikman, Y. (2012). Life history theory and the sexual double standard. Illinois Wesleyan University.

    2009 Undergraduate Honors Thesis Supervisor
    Chopik, W. (2009). Accessibility of Attachment Orientation and Affective Consequences. University of Illinois.

    2008 Undergraduate Honors Thesis Supervisor
    Chen, J. (2008). Birth Order and Adult Attachment. University of Illinois.

    2005-2011 Research Assistant Supervisor
    Attachment, Personality, & Emotion Lab
    Supervised 5-10 students each semester working on research projects

    2010-2011 Graduate Supervisor
    Stress Management Program (McKinley Health Center)
    Mentored 20-30 student volunteers who educated the campus on stress-related topics

    2007-2010 Supervisor
    James Scholar Honors Program
    Assisted 4-5 students each semester in writing a research paper

    TALKS

         Vicary, A. M., & Turan, B. (2010, January). Who recognizes and chooses behaviors that are best for a relationship? The separate roles of knowledge, attachment, and motivation. Symposium paper presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.

         Vicary, A. M. (2008, March). Captured by True Crime: Why are women drawn to tales of rape, murder, and serial killers? Invited talk at Bradley University, Psychology Department. Peoria, IL.

         Vicary, A. M. (2008, February). True Crime: Why are women drawn to tales of rape, murder, and serial killers? Talk given at the Social, Personality, and Industrial-Organizational Psychology Colloquium Series, Champaign, IL.

         Vicary, A. M. (2005, May). Choose Your Own Adventure: Attachment dynamics in a simulated relationship. Talk given at the Social, Personality, and Industrial-Organizational Psychology Colloquium Series, Champaign, IL.

    POSTER PRESENTATIONS

            Larsen, A., & Vicary, A. M. (2013, May) Factors influencing leniency toward veterans who commit crimes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

            Zaikman, Y, & Vicary, A. M. (2013, May) Is there a relationship between crime-showing viewing and criminal technique? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

            Vicary, A. M., Marks, M. J., Vogel, E., & Zaiman, Y. (2013, January) Attachment theory and the sexual double standard. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

            Zaikman, Y, & Vicary, A. M. (2012, May) Attachment theory and the sexual double standard. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

            Vogel, E., & Vicary, A. M.. (2012, May) Judging the self, judging others: Disordered eating and the sexual double standard. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

            Marks, M. J., Vicary, A. M. , Trafimow, D. T., & Rice, S. C.(2012, January). The relative contributions of strategy and consistency to secure attachment behaviors: A potential performance theory analysis. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

            Vicary, A. M. (2011, January). Mortality salience and namesaking: Does thinking about death increase desire to name children after oneself? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

           Cole, S., Vicary, A. M., & Bryant, F. (2009, May). Pat Robertson and the Dalai Lama: Fundamentalism, Religiosity, and Spirituality. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Society, San Francisco, CA.

            Vicary, A. M., & Fraley, R.C. (2009, February). How do people use the Internet in times of tragedy? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Tampa, FL.

            Vicary, A. M., & Fraley, R.C. (2008, February).True Crime: Why do women enjoy reading about serial killers? Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Albuquerque, NM.

            Vicary, A. M., & Fraley, R.C. (2007, May). True Crime: An investigation into women's interest in serial killers. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

            Vicary, A. M., & Fraley, R.C. (2007, January). An investigation into the longitudinal reliability and validity of the 10-Item Personality Inventory. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Memphis, TN.

            Vicary, A. M., & Fraley, R.C. (2006, May). Choose your own adventure: Attachment dynamics in a simulated relationship.Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

            Vicary, A. M., & Fraley, R.C. (2006, January). Choose your own adventure: Attachment dynamics in a simulated relationship. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Palm Springs, CA.

            Brumbaugh, C. C., Fraley, R. C., Marks, M. J., & Vicary, A. M. (2005, May). Adult attachment and the perception of emotions. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

            Vicary, A. M., & Montgomery, D. E. (2004, May). The effect of contact lenses on attractiveness: An evolutionary perspective . Poster presented at the annual Bradley University Research Showcase, Peoria, IL.


    UNIVERSITY SERVICES

    Subject Pool Coordinator (Illinois Wesleyan University)
    Nominating Committee (Illinois Wesleyan University)

    Learning and Conditioning Job Search Committee (Illinois Wesleyan University)

    Cognitive Psychology Job Search Committee (Illinois Wesleyan University)

    Academic Advisor (30 students)

    Volunteer for Campus-Wide Teaching Assistant Orientation (University of Illinois)
    • Conducted seminars on lesson planning and questionning strategies
    • Provided feedback for micro-teaching sessions
    Volunteer for Psychology Department Graduate Visiting Weekends (University of Illinois)
    • Organized research symposiums
    • Planned student activities

    PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • American Psychological Association (APA)
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • Midwestern Psychological Association (MPA)
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)

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