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Graduate Students

Claire Novak

Claire Novak

Graduate Student
Entry Year: 2020 - 2021
Faculty Mentor(s): Bonnie Le

495  Meliora Hall
Fax: (585) 273-1100
cnovak3@ur.rochester.edu


Selected Publications

  • Xu, J., Ou, J., Luo, S., Wang, Z., Chang, E., Novak, C., Shen, J., Zheng, S., & Wang, Y. (2020). Perceived social support protects lonely people against COVID-19 anxiety: A three-wave longitudinal study in China. Frontiers in Psychology, 11.
  • Yi, S., Chang, E. C., Chang, O. D., Seward N. J., McAvoy L. B., Krause E. R., Schaffer, M. R., Novak, C. J., Ip, K., & Hirsch J. K. (2020). Coping as a predictor of suicide risk and protection in college students: Does optimism still make a difference? Crisis: The Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention. 
  • Chang, E.C., Schaffer, M. R., Novak, C. J., Ablow, D. B., Gregory, A. E., Chang, O. D., Lucas, A. G. & Hirsch, J. K. (2019). Sexual assault history and self-destructive behaviors in female college students: Testing the perniciousness of perfectionism in predicting non-suicidal self-injury and suicidal behaviors. Personality and Individual Differences, 149,186-191.

Book Chapters

  • Chang, E. C., Novak, C. J., & Peterson, C. (in press). Writing rough drafts. In F.T.L. Leong & J.T. Austin (Eds.), The psychology research handbook: A primer for graduate students and research assistants (3rd ed.). Newbury Park, CA: Sage.

Posters and Presentations

  • Novak, C. J., Xu, J., Gregory, A. E., Schaffer, M. R., Kwon, M., & Chang, E. C. (May, 2020). Positive emotions broaden autonomy and relatedness, and build competence to predict positive adjustment in Chinese adolescents. Poster accepted for presentation at the 32nd Annual Conference for the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL. (Did not present: COVID-19).
  • Gregory, A. E., Kwon, M., Schaffer, M. R., Novak, C. J., & Chang, E. C. (May, 2020). Does meaning in life remain a predictor of psycho-social adjustment after controlling for the robust predictors of social support and affectivity? Poster accepted for presentation at the 32ndAnnual Conference for the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL. (Did not present: COVID-19).
  • Schaffer, M. R., Gregory, A. E., Kwon, M., Novak, C. J.,& Chang, E. C. (April, 2020). Hope: A mediator of trauma exposure on psychological adjustment? Poster accepted for presentation at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. (Did not present: COVID-19).
  • Huang, A., McManamon, B. M., Eisner, R. S., Ablow, D. B., Park, A. N., Kah, A., Lin, M., Ouchi, T., Demers, P. K., Rao, N. M., Vieth, M. R., Novak, C. J.,& Chang, E. C. (April, 2020).Loneliness and negative affective conditions among African American college students: Are optimism and pessimism mediators? Poster accepted for presentation at the 92nd Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL. (Did not present: COVID-19).
  • Kwon, M., Schaffer, M. R., Gregory, A. E., Novak, C. J.,& Chang, E. C. (April, 2020). Role of Optimism and Pessimism in Negative Affective Conditions of Lonely Polish College Students. Poster accepted for presentation at the Life Paths Research Center ResilienceCon, Nashville, TN. (Did not present: COVID-19).
  • Xu, J., Novak, C., Shen, J., Zheng, S., Wang, Y., & Chang, E. (October, 2019). The duality of contingent self-esteem on psychological distress: The buffering and promoting function of high self-esteem. Oral presentation at the 22nd Chinese National Academic Congress of Psychology, Hangzhou, China.
  • Novak, C. J., Yi, S., Schaffer, M. R., Ablow, D. B., Gregory, A. E., & Chang, E.C. (March,2019). Coping as a predictor of suicide risk and resilience in college students: Does being optimistic still matter? Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Paris, France.
  • Schaffer, M. R., Novak, C. J., Yi, S., Gregory, A. E., Ablow, D. B., & Chang, E.C. (March,2019). Perfectionism and sexual assault victimization in female college students: Their role in predicting self-destructive behaviors. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Paris, France.

Teaching

  • Teaching assistant: Psychology of Well-being, fall 2020, University of Rochester
  • Graduate student instructor: Introduction to Psychology, spring 2020, University of Michigan

Honors

  • 2019: University of Michigan Rackham Graduate Student Research Grant
  • 2018, 2019: University of Michigan Conference Travel Award
  • 2018: Psi Chi

Additional Information

  • 2020: MS in Psychology (clinical science), University of Michigan
  • 2019: BA in Psychology with Highest Distinction, University of Michigan