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Dr. Cohn's Research Lab



Meet the Research Assistants:

  Stephanie Bramm is a first-year Master's student in the Department of Criminology. Her research interests include social learning theory; self-regulation and mindfulness of aggression and other aversive behaviors; and the relationships between race/ethnicity, gender identity, and substance use among family, dating, and sexual violence. She is currently writing a paper examining the relationship between the Mindful Attention Awareness Scale (MAAS) and alcohol consumption among a sample of undergraduate college students, with cognitive and emotional preoccupation with alcohol (measured via the Temptation Restraint Inventory) acting as a mediator on this relationship.
  Sarah Ehlke earned her undergraduate degree in psychology with a minor in criminology from the University of South Florida, and is currently seeking a masters in the Department of Criminology. Her research interests include addictions, alcohol use and aggression, and alcohol use in college students. She is currently working on a paper with Dr. Brett Hagman that analyzes the current dimensionality of the DSM-IV alcohol use disorder criteria in college students, using the National Survey of Drug Use and Health.
  Jessica Mitchell is a doctoral student in the Department of Criminology. She works full time at the Florida Mental Health Institute (FMHI) at USF in the Department of Mental Health Law & Policy and as a Graduate Research Assistant on several grants. Her research interests include: criminological theory, gender issues in crime, as well as family and community violence, focusing specifically on various dynamics that can attribute to these topics in regards to mental health, substance abuse, and co-occurring disorders. She is working with Dr. Cohn on a paper about drinking restraint and impulsivity among college students, which will be presented at the 2011 Research Society on Alcoholism Conference in Atlanta, GA
  Nokomis Tribbey is a freshman at the University of South Florida, seeking a major in Criminology. She is a new addition to the research team and is working in the lab as part of a college-wide undergraduate program in research methods. She is learning and getting excited about research taking place at USF. She currently working with Dr. Amy Cohn on a literature review about direct and indirect aggression and gender differences.