Good news!! Although we were very disappointed that the 2020 SPA convention could not be held in San Diego due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are happy to say the poster judges still completed their reviews, and we have two First Place winners in the General Competition and two in the Diversity Group—one for Thursday and one for the (planned) Saturday night of the convention—plus two honorable mentions for each night. We have uploaded the winners’ posters to the website below so they can still share their posters with you! Join us all from afar in congratulating the winners!
We look forward to celebrating the winners together next year in Boston! In the meantime, take good care and stay well.
The 2020 SPA Poster Awards Committee
Joni L. Mihura, PhD, ABAP, Chair
Francesca Ales, PhD, John E. Kurtz, PhD, Paul A. Arbisi, PhD
Christopher J. Hopwood, PhD, Nicole M. Cain, PhD, Ryan J. Marek, PhD
The Incremental Validity of Transdiagnostic Dimensions of Personality and Psychopathology in Predicting Important Psychological Outcomes.
Emily Dowgwillo, Michelle Stein, Mark A. Blais, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical Center
Predicting Smoking and Nicotine Dependence From The DSM-5 Alternative Model For Personality Disorder Traits
Alexandra L. Halberstadt, Pennsylvania State University, Carillon J. Skrzynski, Carnegie Mellon University, Aidan C.G. Wright, University of Pittsburgh, Kasey G. Creswell, Carnegie Mellon University
The Link Between Trauma and Codependency in Predicting Relationship Quality
Savannah Grier, Liza S. Rimsky Long Island University, Nicole Cain, Rutgers University, Kevin B. Meehan, Long Island University
The Clinical Utility of Personality Pathology Frameworks: A Meta-Analytic Review
Adam P. Natoli, Robert F. Bornstein, Gordan F. Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University
The Indirect Effects of Narcissism on Antagonism and Anger Rumination
Courtney K. Mason, Chandler J. McDaniel, Hilary L. DeShong, Mississippi State University
Correlates of Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms: A Primary Care Study
Khrystyna Melnyk, University of Detroit Mercy, John Jones, United States Air Force, Laura Richardson, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical Center, John Porcerelli, University of Detroit Mercy
Test-Retest Reliability for the English and US Spanish MMPI-2-RF in Latinx University Students
Bernardo Iracheta, Tessa Long, AndyTorres, Frances Morales, Alfonso Mercado, Jaime Anderson, Texas State University
Validity of the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 Short Form (PID-5-SF) in Latinx Undergraduates
Tessa Long, Stephanie Haugh, Andy Torres, Frances Morales, Alfonso Mercado, Jaime Anderson, Texas State University
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