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Graduate Students

Jennifer Daks

Jennifer Daks

Graduate Student
Entry Year: 2016-2017
Faculty Mentor(s): Ron Rogge

475 Meliora Hall
(585) 275-0756
Fax: (585) 273-1100
jennifer.daks@rochester.edu


Research Overview

My research interests broadly focus on romantic relationship functioning. More specifically, I am interested in exploring the effects of mindfulness on romantic relationship quality, functioning, and satisfaction. Additionally, I am interested in studying the effects of mindfulness techniques and training programs for couples experiencing chronic pain.

Selected Publications

Publications/Manuscripts

  • Holt, L., Mattanah, J. F., Schmidt, C. K., Daks, J. S., Brophy, E. N., Minnaar, P. Y., & Rorer, K. (in press). Effects of a relationship education intervention on emerging adults' relationship beliefs and behaviors. Personal Relationships.
  • Davila, J., Mattanah, J., Bhatia, V., Latack, J., Feinstein, B., Eaton, N., Daks, J., Kumar, S., Lomash, E., McCormick, M., & Zhou, J. (in press). romantic competence, healthy relationship functioning, and well-being in emerging adults. Personal Relationships.
  • Daks, J. S. (2013). Pain management: Effects on pain perception in older adults and college students. Colonial Academic Alliance Undergraduate Research Journal: Vol. 4, Article 5. Available at: http://publish.wm.edu/caaurj/vol4/iss1/5

Selected Presentations

  • Holt, L., Mattanah, J. F., Schmidt, C. K., Daks, J. S., Brophy, E., Rorer, K., & Delguercio, A. Promoting psychological and physical well-being in emerging adults through relationship education. Paper presented at the 2015 convention of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, Miami, FL.
  • Mattanah, J. F., Daks, J. S., & Kumar, S. Parenting, romantic relationship competence and satisfaction, and college student functioning: Exploring a mediational model. Poster presented at the 2015 convention of the Society for the Study of Emerging Adulthood, Miami, FL.
  • Daks, J. S., Phillips, P., Gilman, B., Salkowitz, Y., Zhou, J., McCormick, M., Lomash, E., Mittel, M., Kumar, S., & Mattanah, J. F. Investigating the importance of relational insight in predicting couple satisfaction and less loneliness among emerging adults. Poster presented at the 2015 meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Mattanah, J. F., Daks, J. S., Lomash, E. F., Gilman, B. L., Kumar, S. A., McCormick, M., Salkowitz, Y., & Zhou, J. Romantic Competence in emerging adulthood: Construct validity and links with relationship satisfaction. Paper presented at the 2015 meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Zhou, J., Gilman, B. L., Lomash, E. F., Kumar, S. A., Daks, J. S., Roesler, J., McCormick, M., Phillips, P., Carlson, F., Salanon, E., Salkowitz, Y., & Mattanah, J. F. Comparing three measures of mutuality in the close relationships of emerging adults. Poster presented at the 2015 meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Zhou, J., McCormick, M., Daks, J. S., Lomash, E. F., Gilman, G. L., Salkowitz, Y., Roesler, J., Phillips, P., Carlson, F., Salanon, E., & Mattanah, J. F. Sense of entitlement in romantic relationships of emerging adults. Poster presented at the 2015 meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Daks, J. S., & Mattanah, J. F.  The effects of an intensive mindfulness based stress reduction program on chronic pain in older adults: A randomized trial. Poster presented at the 2013 meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Teaching

  • Teaching Assistant: Social and Emotional Development, Fall 2016

Additional Information

  • 2013-2016: Lab Coordinator at Towson University, Attachment and Human Development Lab
  • B.S. Psychology and Gerontology, Towson University, Magna Cum Laude