|Name:||Kristin Jay (née Janschewitz)|
|Office Location:||Dyson 345|
|Extension:||(845) 575-3000 ext. 6213|
Ph.D. Cognitive Neuroscience (2009) - University of California, Los Angeles
B.A. Psychology (2004) - Massachusetts College of Liberal Arts
I am a cognitive psychologist. As an undergraduate, I became interested in psychology when I learned that the field of psycholinguistics existed--a way to really quantify how people use language to do things to each other! As a graduate student and postdoc, my research projects involved the effect of emotion on cognitive prcesses like attention, long-term memory, and executive function. My dissertation was generally about cognitive and emotional regulation in the context of maladaptive coping and functional physical disorders. My research continues to involve a combination of emotion, language, and cognitive control issues... lately I'm interested in our use of euphemisms and self-censorship. Finally, although I've tended to study relatively high-level cognitive processes, I'm increasingly fascinated by the organization of our sensory systems, especially how this determines our experience of the colorful, tangible, comprehensible world as we know it.
At Marist, I teach Cognitive Psychology, Cognitive Neuroscience and Neuropsychology & Lab, and Research Methods I. I involve a group of dedicated students in my own research (the "WTF lab") and I support independent study and honors student research projects. I am also the advisor to the psychology club and the manager of the participant pool.
Pottery... low fire techniques. Nature. Playing with words.
|Awards & Honors:||
NRSA Postdoctoral Fellow in Behavioral Neuroscience (UCLA), 2009-10
Joseph McGuigan Dissertation Year Fellowship (UCLA), 2008-09
Shepard Ivory Franz Distinguished Teaching Award (UCLA), 2008
National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellowship Program, Honorable Mention, 2005
Distinguished Psychology Student (Mass. College of Liberal Arts), 2004
Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Grant, 2003
Jay, K.L., & Jay, T.B. (in press). Taboo word fluency and knowledge of slurs and general pejoratives: Deconstructing the poverty-of-vocabulary myth. Language Sciences.
Jay, K.L., & Jay, T.B. (2013). A child’s garden of curses: A gender, historical, and age-related evaluation of the taboo lexicon. American Journal of Psychology, 126(4), 459-475. doi:10.5406/amerjpsyc.126.4.0459
Chan, M. Y. P.,† Hamamura, T., & Janschewitz, K. (2013). Ethnic differences in physical pain sensitivity: Role of acculturation. Pain, 154, 119-123.
Jay, T.B., & Janschewitz, K. (2012). The science of swearing. APS Observer, 25(5), 21; 40-41.
Janschewitz, K., & MacKay, D. (2011). Emotion and language. In Hogan, P. C. (Ed.), Cambridge encyclopedia of the language sciences. New York: Cambridge University Press.
Janschewitz, K., & Jay, T.B. (2009). Slang and offensive language. In R.A. Shweder, T. R. Bidell, A. C. Dailey, S. D. Dixon, P. J. Miller, & J. Modell (Eds.), The child: An encyclopedic companion. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press.
Janschewitz, K. (2008). Taboo, emotionally-valenced, and emotionally-neutral word norms. Behavior Research Methods, 40, 1065-1074.
Jay, T.B., & Janschewitz, K. (2008). The pragmatics of swearing. Journal of Politeness Research, 4, 267-288.
Jay, T.B. & Janschewitz, K. (2007). Filling the emotion gap in linguistic theory: Commentary on Potts’ expressive dimension. Theoretical Linguistics, 33, 215-221 .
† indicates graduate student
Association for Psychological Science
Eastern Psychological Association
New England Psychological Association
Bridges, R.* & Jay, K. (2014). Construal level and self-control: An analysis of IAT performance. Poster presented at New England Psychological Association Annual Meeting (Lewiston, ME).
Donelan, J.,* Bridges, R.,* & Jay, K. (2014). Emotional and hemispheric differences in attentional blink. Poster presented at Eastern Psychological Association Annual Convention (Boston, MA).
Duncan, S.* & Jay, K. (2014). The comorbidity of binge eating and compulsive buying. Poster presented at Eastern Psychological Association Annual Convention (Boston, MA).
Frank, L.* & Jay, K. (2014). Sensory integration in flavor perception. Poster presented at Eastern Colleges Science Conference (Poughkeepsie, NY).
Sobolewski, L.* & Janschewitz, K. (2014). Adult recall of childhood memories for skill development. Poster presented at Eastern Psychological Association Annual Convention (Boston, MA).
Janschewitz, K.L., & Jay, T.B. (2011). Child swearing: Frequency counts and sex differences from the 1980s and 2010. Poster presented at Association for Psychological Science Convention (Washington DC).
Steinhauer, M.*, Smith, D.*, Sun, J.*, Lowery, M.*, Clark, M.*, Mead, R.*, Burgess, A.*, Choudhury, F.*, Janschewitz, K., & Moody, E. (2011). Language induced arousal increases probability of source misattribution. Poster presented at Association for Psychological Science Convention (Washington DC).