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Kassidy Colton

Kassidy Colton

Graduate Student
Entry Year: 2021 - 2022
Faculty Mentor(s): Patrick Davies

457 Meliora Hall
Fax: (585) 273-1100
kcolton@ur.rochester.edu


Research Overview

My research interests focus mainly on maladaptive family processes and children's subsequent development. I am particularly interested in children’s social and emotional maladjustment following exposure to conflictual family environments, such as the impacts on emotion regulation and reactivity, and how psychophysiological responses may influence these pathways. An additional interest of mine lies within understanding how other  family relationships, especially siblings, may further shape development in high conflict homes.

Selected Publications

Presentations

  • Colton, K. C., Godleski, S. A., & Crane, C. A. (May 2021). Applying a bifactor model to the functions of relational aggression: Influence of hostile attribution biases and emotion regulation skills. Flash talk presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Sciences.
  • Colton, K. C., Godleski, S. A., & Kothari, A. (April 2021). The influence of social media use on emotional stability and social support in adolescence. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development.
  • Godleski, S. A., Baschnagel, J. S., Houston, R. J., Colton, K. C., & Alicea, R. (April 2021). The cascading impact of COVID-19 on parent drinking. Poster presented at the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development.
  • Colton, K. C., Godleski, S. A., & Crane, C. A. (March 2020). Hearing status and emotion regulation strategies as predictors of physical aggression in late adolescence. Poster accepted to the Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence. San Diego, CA. (Conference cancelled)
  • Colton, K.C. & Verno, K. S. (May 2019). Exposure to deprivation and threat in childhood and college student adjustment. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Sciences. Washington, DC.

Relevant Work Experience

  • Teaching Assistant: Introduction to Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology, Fall 2019 – Fall 2020
  • Teaching Assistant: Abnormal Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology, Fall 2020

Honors

  • 2021, Outstanding Student in Experimental Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology
  • 2017 – 2018, President’s List, Mansfield University
  • 2018 – Present, Psi Chi

Additional Information

MS Experimental Psychology, Rochester Institute of Technology, 2021

BS Psychology, Mansfield University, 2018