Research

Grant Support

2009             Wingate University Summer Research Grant – $3,000

1999              Biobehavioral Research Center, Drew University School of Medicine
Research grant for minority investigators – $1,500

1996-2000   National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism
Supplementary research grant for minority investigators – $72,472

Graduate Research Assistant, Tri-Ethnic Center for Prevention Research, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO. August 1996 to May 2000.
Graduate Research Assistant on a grant-supported study that examined psychosocial variables related to patterns of substance use among Mexican American adolescents.  Performed literature searches, contributed to the design of various studies, analyzed data, and translated materials including substance use surveys, consent forms, telephone scripts used for recruiting research participants, and abstracts of articles submitted for publication.

 

Presentations

Chiarella, M. C., & Davis, M. A. (2010, March). College students’ coping styles and attitudes toward seeking professional help. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Chattanooga, TN.

Davis, M. A., & Chiarella, M. C. (2010, March). College students’ personal problems and psychological help-seeking preferences. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Chattanooga, TN.

Chiarella, M. C. (2009, October). Discussing White privilege in a class of pre-dominantly White students. Poster presented at the Society for the Teaching of Psychology –  Best Practices in Teaching Controversial Issues in Psychology Conference, Atlanta, GA.

Chiarella, M. C. (2009, February). Students’ perceptions of secular and non-secular counseling. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

Whitten, C., Chiarella, M. C., & Buch, K. (2008, March). Building a profile of the student who studies abroad. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Charlotte, NC.

Bermingham, K. R., & Chiarella, M. C. (2007, May). Attribution among college students in sexual harassment situations. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Burton, W., & Chiarella, M. C. (2006, May). Student attitudes toward environmentally-friendly practices at Central College. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Calderwood, C., Griggs, T., Ketcham, A., & Chiarella, M. C. (2006, May). Perceptions of White privilege at a small liberal arts college. Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Bales, D., & Chiarella, M. C.  (2005, May).  Assessment of college-age students’ stressors, help sources, and attitudes toward counseling.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Bandstra, J. J., & Chiarella, M. C.  (2005, May).  Family members’ satisfaction with components of care and environment in a long-term care unit.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Wilharm, R. A., & Chiarella, M. C. (2005, May).  Persons with disabilities:  Evaluating self-concept and attraction.  Poster presented at the Annual Meeting of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Chiarella, M. C.  (2000, August).  Juan Luis Vives – Spanish Humanist.  In W. Viney (Chair), Hispanic contributions to modern psychology.  Symposium conducted as the Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Chiarella, M. C., & Swaim, R. C.  (1998, April).  Adolescent alcohol use:  Moderating effects of school adjustment.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Albuquerque, NM.

Chiarella, M. C., & Swaim, R. C.  (1997, April).  Socialization influences on Mexican American adolescent alcohol use:  Moderating effects of cultural identification.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Reno, NV.

 

Publication

Oetting, E. R., Swaim, R. C., & Chiarella, M. C.  (1998).  Factor structure and invariance of the Orthogonal Cultural Identification Scale among American Indian and Mexican American youth.  Hispanic Journal of Behavioral Sciences, 20(2), 131-154.

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