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Director: Qian Lu, Ph.D.

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Krystal Warmoth

Ms. Warmoth

Background:

  • Ph.D., Psychology,  University of Exeter (2015)
  • M.Sc., Social & Organizational Psychology, University of Exeter (2011)
  • B.S., Psychology. Valparaiso University (2010)

Research interests:

  • Psychosocial interventions
  • Cancer survivorship
  • Stigmatized or vulnerable populations
  • Aging
  • Mixed methods

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Publications

Tarrant, M., Warmoth, K., Code, C., Dean, S., Goodwin, V., Stein, K., and Sugavanam, T. (under review) Nurturing psychological connections in healthcare: Towards a guidance framework for developing group-based interventions

Warmoth, K., Lang, I., Phoenix, C., Abraham, and Tarrant, M. (under review). The relationship between perceptions of ageing and frailty in English older adults.

Warmoth, K., Tarrant, M., Phoenix, C., Abraham, and Lang, I. (2015 in press). Older adults’ perceptions of ageing and their health and functioning: a systematic review of observational studies. Psychology, Health & Medicine.

Warmoth, K., Lang, I., Phoenix, C., Abraham, C., Andrew, M. K., Hubbard, R. E. and Tarrant, M. (2015 in press). “Thinking you’re old and frail”: a qualitative study of frailty in older adults. Ageing & Society.

Hubbard, R. E., Goodwin, V. A., Llewellyn, D. J., Warmoth, K., & Lang, I. A. (2014). Frailty, financial resources and subjective well-being in later life. Archives of Gerontology and Geriatrics, 58(3), 364-369, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.archger.2013.12.008.

Presentations

Warmoth, K., Lang, I., Abraham, C., and Tarrant, M. (July 2014). Thinking you’re old and frail: A qualitative study of older adults’ beliefs regarding frailty. The 17th EASP General Meeting, Amsterdam, Netherlands

Warmoth, K., Lang, I., Abraham, C., and Tarrant, M. (November 2013). Thinking you’re old and frail: A qualitative study of older adults’ beliefs regarding frailty. The Gerontological Society of America‘s 66th Annual Scientific Meeting, New Orleans, USA

Warmoth, K., Lang, I., Abraham, C., and Tarrant, M. (September 2013). Thinking you’re old and frail: A qualitative study of older adults’ beliefs regarding frailty. British Society of Gerontology Conference, Oxford, UK

Warmoth, K., Lang, I., Abraham, C., and Tarrant, M. (July 2013). Thinking you’re old and frail: A qualitative study of older adults’ beliefs regarding frailty. The 27th Conference of the European Health Psychology Society, Bordeaux, France

Warmoth, K., Lang, I., Abraham, C., and Tarrant, M. (April 2013). Thinking you’re old and frail: A qualitative study of older adults’ beliefs regarding frailty. British Psychological Society Annual Conference, Harrogate, UK

Warmoth, K. & Arkkelin, D. (2010) Love at First Sight: Effects of Attractiveness, Commitment, and Income on Dating and Marriage Choices of Men and Women. Valparaiso University’s Celebration of Undergraduate Research Dean’s Choice Award & Board of Directors’ Award

Warmoth, K. & Arkkelin, D. (2010) Love at First Sight: Effects of Attractiveness, Commitment, and Income on Dating and Marriage Choices of Men and Women. Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL, USA

Jing Xie

Background:

  • Ph.D., Health Promotion and Education, University of Utah (2014)
  • M.S., Health Promotion and Education, University of Utah (2010)
  • B.A., Public Health and Health Care Administration, Zhejiang Chinese Medical University (2007)    

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Publications

Kumpfer, K. L., Magalhães, C., Whiteside, H., & Xie, J. (2015).  Strengthening Families for Middle/Late Childhood. Chapter 4 in Van Ryzin, M., Kumpfer, K.L., Falco, G. & Greenberg, M. (Eds.) Family-Centered Prevention Programs for Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Large-Scale Dissemination. NY: Academic Press.

Kumpfer, K. L., Magalhães, C., Xie, J., & Kanse, S. (2015).  Cultural and Gender Adaptations of Evidence-based Family Interventions. Chapter 12 in Van Ryzin, M., Kumpfer, K.L., Falco, G. & Greenberg, M. (Eds.) Family-Centered Prevention Programs for Children and Adolescents: Theory, Research, and Large-Scale Dissemination. NY: Academic Press.

Kumpfer, K. L.., Pinyuchon, M., Baharudin, R., Kannikar, N., & Xie, J. (2015).  Parenting Education in the Asian Pacific Region, Chapter 8 in Ponzetti, J. (Ed.). Evidence-based parenting education: A global perspective. NYC: Routledge.

Kumpfer, K. L., Fenollar, J., Xie, J., & Bluth Dellinger, B(2013). Resilience Framework: Resilience and Resourcefulness in the Face of Chronic Family Adversity.  Ch. 16 In K. M. Gow and M. J. Celinski, (Eds). Continuity versus Creative Response to Challenge: The Primacy of Resilience and Resourcefulness in Life and Therapy (pp.259 -272). New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc.

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Kumpfer, K.L., Xie, J., Hu, Q. (in press).  Needs assessment and effectiveness of the Strengthening Families Program for USA immigrant Chinese families compared to other Asian and non-Asian families. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Public Health.

Kumpfer, K. L., Magalhães, C., & Xie, J. (submitted).  Type 2 Translational Research on Cultural and Gender Adaptations for Scaling-up Family EBIs with Diverse Populations. Prevention Science.

Kumpfer, K. L., Magalhãesb, C., Xie, J. (2012). Cultural adaptations of evidence-based family interventions to strengthen families and improve children's developmental outcomes. European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 9 (1), 104-116.

Kumpfer, K. L., Xie, J., O’Driscoll, R. (2012). Effectiveness of a Culturally Adapted Strengthening Families Program 12–16 Years for High-Risk Irish Families. Child and Youth Care Forum, 41 (2), 173-195.

Kumpfer, K. L., Xie, J., Hu, Q. (2011). Engendering resilience in families facing chronic adversity through family strengthening programs. In K. Gow and M. Celinski (Eds) Wayfinding through Life’s Challenges: Coping and Survival (pp. 461-483). New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc.

Kumpfer. K.L., Fenollar, J., Xie, J., Kanse, S., Brown, J. (manuscript in preparation). Effectiveness of the Strengthening Families Program 8 to 16 Years Family Group and Home Use DVD Versions compared to the evidence-based SFP 12-16 Years group outcomes.

Xie, J., Kumpfer, K.L., Cofrin- Allen, K. (manuscript in preparation). Effectiveness of the Chinese Strengthening Families Program with Chinese immigrant families. Prevention Science.
Manuals

Kumpfer, K.L., Whiteside, H., Xie, J. (2011). Strengthening Chinese Families Program 12-16 Years: Parent’s Skills Training, Infant, and Family Group Leaders Manuals.  Published and disseminated by Lutra Group.

Presentations

Mahoney, C., Kumpfer, K., Xie, J., & Cofrin Allen, K. (2014, October). Effectiveness of SFP 12-16 Years in high risk Irish youth. Paper presentation at the European Society for Prevention Research annual conference, Palma, Mallorca, Spain.

Xie, J., & Kumpfer, K. (2014, May). Effectiveness of Family Interventions for Chinese Families in the U.S.: An Analysis of the Cultural Adapted Strengthening Families Program (SFP) 12-16 Years. Poster presented at the 22nd Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

Xie, J., & Kumpfer, K. (2014, May). Effectiveness Evaluation of a Culturally Adapted Family Skills Training Program for Chinese American Adolescents and Their Families. Poster presented at the 22nd Society for Prevention Research Annual Meeting. Washington, DC.

Xie, J., Kumpfer, K., Magalãhes, C. (2013, June). Perceived risk and risk reduction in Asian families participating in Strengthening Families Program: A cross-cultural and gender analysis. Poster presented at the 6th annual International Women’s and Children’s Health and Gender Group. San Diego, CA.

Graduate Students

Sally Ng

Ms. Warmoth

Background

  • B.A., Psychology. University of California, Berkeley (2014)

Research interests:

  • Psychosocial-oncology
  • Stress and coping
  • Cognitive reappraisal and posttraumatic growth
  • Quality of life and well-being 
  • Health promotion and cancer prevention

Carol Wang

Background

  • B.S., Psychology, California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (2015)

Research interests: Cultural differences in cognition, Naive Dialecticism, Post-traumatic Growth, Resilience, Stress, Multiculturalism

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Publications

You, J., Wang, C., & Lu, Q. (In preparation). Personality Traits and Emotional Adjustment among Chinese Cancer Patients of Different Age: Coping Strategies as Mediators.

Spencer-Rodgers, J.,Peng, K., & Wang, C. (In press). What is dialectical thinking? Conceptualization and measurement. In J. Spencer-Rodgers, & K. Peng (Eds.), The psychological and cultural foundations of East Asian cognition: Contradiction, change, and holism. New York, NY: Oxford University Press.

Presentations:

Wang, C. & Williams, J. A.(May 2016) Perceptions of Personality Based on Speech. Poster presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science. Chicago, IL. 

Wang, C., Szabo, L., Juang, L., Kia-Keating, M., Dekhtyar, A., & Spencer-Rodgers, J. (May 2016) Mobile self affirmations,perceived discrimination, and mental/physical health among Latino- and Asian-Americans. Poster presented at the 2016 annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association. Long Beach, CA.

Wang, C. (February 2016) Perceptions of Personality Based on Speech. Paper presented at the 2016 California State University Student Research Competition. San Luis Obispo, CA.

Wang, C. (June 2015). Perceptions of Personality Based on Speech. Poster presented at the Cal Poly Department of Psychology and Child Development Senior Project Symposium, San Luis Obispo, CA. 

Szabo, L., Wang, C., Juang, L., Kia-Keating, M., Dekhtyar, A., & Spencer-Rodgers, J. (June 2015). A Smartphone based Intervention to Buffer the Negative Effects of Perceived Discrimination among Ethnic Minority College Students. Poster presented at the Twenty-second International Conference on Learning, Madrid, Spain.