Senior Research/Seminar, on-line
UTPB Graduate – Research and Design in the Social Sciences
Socialization and Personality (Life-Span Course)
Chaired more than 60 Masters Degree projects and theses in
Psychology and Early Childhood Education
Thompson, S. K., & Thompson, D. J. (April, 2010). Gender-Role Egalitarianism in
Adolescents: 1976-2010. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Human
Development, San Antonio, TX.
Thompson, S. K. and FAR working committee (October, 2009), 2009 FAR Fellows
Action Work Group: Improving Faculty Attendance at Athletic Events, FARA
Institute Report, Indianapolis.
Nieman, T., & Thompson, S. K. (April, 2008). Parenting styles and parental religiosity.
Poster presented at the Society for Research in Human Development, Little
Thompson, S. K. (May, 2007) Developing programs for cultural Issues: Cultural
Proficiency model. Presentation to Texas Faculty Developers Network, Houston,
Cagle, R. C., & Thompson, S. K. (March, 2006). Abstinence-Only programs in high
school: A case study. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Human Development, Ft. Worth, TX.
Beery, F.K., & Thompson, S.K. (April, 2004). Influences on parental non-compliance in the community health care environment. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Human Development, Park City, UT.
Morales, J.L., & Thompson, S.K. (April, 2004). Developmental issues in memory using Ginkgo biloba. Poster presented at the Society for Research in Human Development, Park City, UT.
Mitchell, K.S., & Thompson, S.K. (March, 2002). Adjustment of female adolescents in intact and remarried families. Poster presented at the Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development, Austin, TX.
Thompson, S.K. (November, 2000). Normative cognitive changes associated with aging. Presentation to Continuing Education Conference: Alzheimer’s Disease Workshop: Current Treatments, Care, and Concerns. University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX.
Thompson, S.K. (May, 2000). Ethics and moral judgment. Presentation to Continuing Education Conference: Ethics for Medical/Mental Health Practitioners. University of Texas of the Permian Basin, Odessa, TX.
Thompson, S.K., & Thompson, D.J. (April, 2000). Trends in adolescent gender-role egalitarianism: 1976-1999. Paper presented at the Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development, Eureka Springs, Arkansas.
Siegel, A., Moely, B., & Thompson, S.K. (March, 1998). History of child development: How can the past inform the future? Invited address at conversation hour, Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development, Galveston, TX.
Jenson, S., & Thompson, S.K. (March, 1998). Custodial grandparents and their parenting styles with their grandchild. Poster presented at the Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development. Galveston, TX.
Sneed, S., & Thompson, S.K. (April, 1997). Pre-schoolers’ comprehension of the concept of the counting concept. Southwestern Psychological Association. Fort Worth, Texas.
Masterson, R.M., & Thompson, S.K. (March, 1996). Moral judgments of abusive men and their partners. Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development. Park City, Utah.
Thompson, S.K. (March, 1994). Presidential address: Sex role egalitarianism in adolescents, 1976-1993. Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development. Austin, TX.
Thompson, S.K. (Spring, 1994). Effects of Divorce on Children. Conference address and seminar to Permian Basin Mental Health Workers. Odessa, TX.
Rathbun, S., & Thompson, S.K. (March, 1992). The relationship of adolescent identity status to the problems they report. Paper presented at the Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development. Tempe, Arizona.
Thompson, S.K., McQuitty, R.A., & Martin, P. (March, 1990). Socialization in kindergarten and third grade children. Paper presented at the Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development. Dallas, Texas.
Thompson, S.K., Carlisle, M.F., & Beaman, T.R. (April 29, 1989). A longitudinal study of extremely popular children. Paper presented to the Society for Research in Child Development. Kansas City, Kansas.
Nall, S.E., & Thompson, S.K. (April 14, 1989). Extreme popularity: Physical attractiveness as a determinant of popularity. Presentation at the Southwestern Psychological Association. Houston, Texas.
Thompson, S.K. (March 17, 1988). Adolescents’ attitudes about sex role egalitarianism: 1976-1987. Paper presented at the Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development. New Orleans, Louisiana.
Thompson, S.K., & Trott, P. (April 18, 1986). Sex role egalitarianism in gifted children. Paper presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association. Fort Worth, Texas.
Thompson, S.K., & Carlisle, M.F. (March 7, 1986). Extreme popularity in children. Paper presented at the Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development. San Antonio, Texas.
Thompson, S.K. (March 17, 1984). Adolescents’ attitudes about sex-role development: A longitudinal study. Paper to the Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development. Denver, Colorado.
Thompson, S.K., Brooks, W.S., & King, S.S. (April 9, 1982). When and how do adolescents become adults? Paper presented to the Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development.
Thompson, S.K. (March 19, 1982). The development of independence and achievement in children. Invited to speak to the Permian Basin Perinatal Association.
Thompson, S.K. (February 19, 1982). The effects of societal changes in sex roles and adulthood attainment. Paper presented to Texas Tech Conference on Families and Close Relationships. Lubbock, Texas.
Thompson, S.K. (October, 1981). Is the child the parent of the adult: The relationship of early development to later development. Paper presented to Texas Council for the Social Studies, State Convention. Midland, Texas
Thompson, S.K. (April 2, 1981). Gender concepts, sex role deviancy and cognitive development. Invited by Eleanor Maccoby to participate in symposium, The Nature of Gender. Biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development. Boston, Massachusetts.
Thompson, S.K. (March 6, 1980). Application of Child Development in Education: Confessions of a Development Psychologist. Paper presented at Early Childhood conference: Anticipating the 80’s. Odessa, Texas.
Thompson, S.K., & Metts, P.C. (March 1980). A developmental study of sex role egalitarianism in adolescents. Paper presented at the Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development. Lawrence, Kansas.
Thompson, S.K., & Thompson, D.T. (1978). Semantics: Children’s use of pronouns and sex role context to determine gender. Paper presented at the Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development. Dallas, Texas.
Thompson, S.K., Bates, J.E., & Bentler, P.M. (March 1977). Testing assumptions of gender identification by comparing gender-problem and normal groups of boys and their parents. Paper presented at meetings of the Society for Research in Child Development.
Thompson, S.K. (February 1977). The effects of implementing a debate format in a traditional lecture course. Paper for AAAS-SWARM. Denver, Colorado.
Thompson, S.K. (April 1976). Effeminacy in boys and parent dominance. Paper for AAAS-SWARM. Tucson, Arizona.
Thompson, S.K. (1975). Early gender role acquisition. Paper presented at the Texas Psychological Association. San Antonio, Texas.
Thompson, S.K. (April 1975). Societal changes in sex roles and their effect on children in the community. AAAS-SWARM. Los Alamos, New Mexico.
Thompson, S.K. (1974). Sex differentiation and the use of gender labels by 24, 30, and 36-month old children. Paper presented at Western Psychological Association. San Francisco, California.
Buchanan, J.P., & Thompson, S.K. (1972) Piaget’s theory of moral development: A quantitative test of stage and the uses of intent and damage information. Paper presented at the Western Psychological Association. Portland, Oregon.
Thompson, S.K., & Larm, C. (1969) The proactive and retroactive effects of electroconvulsive shock on memory in rats. Unpublished senior thesis.
PUBLICATIONS SUBMITTED FOR REVIEW (none at this time)
Smith, K. S., & Thompson, S. K. (2008). Increasing self esteem and achievement for students at-risk using strategy training for parents. Global Education Journal, 2008 (3), 79-94.
McCullough, D., McCullough, G. W., and Thompson, S. K. (2008). Basic Statistics and
Research Methods Training of Public Health Staff. Texas Public Health Association Journal, 60(1), 12-13.
McCullough, D., McCullough, G. W., and Thompson, S. K. (2008). Organizational
Capacity Assessment of Three Local Health Departments. Texas Public Health
Association Journal, 60(1), 13-17.
Thompson, S.K. (2000). Learned Helplessness; Moral Reasoning; Social Learning Theory. In Reynolds, C.R., & Fletcher-Janzen; E. (Eds.), Dictionary of Special Education, 2nd ed., New York: John Wiley and Sons. Pp. 1063-1065, 1208-1209, 1663-1664.
Thompson, S.K. (1999). Out of Chaos Comes a Lucid Dream. Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development Newsletter.
Rathbun, S., & Thompson, S.K. (1994). The relationship of identity status with adolescent self-perceived problems and help seeking behaviors. Unpublished manuscript.
Thompson, S.K. (1993). A finely tuned developmental psychology textbook. Review of Developmental Psychology: Childhood and Adolescence, 3rd ed., David Shaffer, Contemporary Psychology, 1311-1312.
Thompson, S.K. (Spring, 1993). Healthy faculty workloads. Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development Newsletter. Thompson, S.K. (Fall 1993). A mundane parent test. Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development Newsletter. Thompson, S.K. (Summer 1992). Fishing for students. Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development Newsletter. Thompson, S.K. (Summer 1991). Dressing the office for success. Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development Newsletter. Thompson, S.K. (Winter 1991). B.I.A.S. Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development Newsletter. Thompson, S.K. (February 1990). Graft, corruption, and intrigue: Tales of the NIMH secret agent. Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development Newsletter. Thompson, S.K. (Summer 1990). Secret convention rules. Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development Newsletter. Thompson, S.K, Carlisle, M.F., & Beaman, T.R. (1990). A longitudinal study of extremely popular children. (Report No. PS 018 292) SRCD Kansas City, Missouri, (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 310 877).
Thompson, S.K. (December 1989). The PETT. Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development Newsletter. Thompson, S.K. (September 1989). Doin’ what comes naturally. Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development Newsletter. Thompson, S.K. (Summer 1989). A case of androgynous father failure. Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development. Thompson, S.K. (April 1989). Helpful hints on improving teaching reputations. Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development. Thompson, S.K., & Thompson, D.J.T. (Spring 1982). Instructor’s Manual, for Papalia and Olds, A Child’s World, New York, McGraw-Hill.
Thompson, D.J.T., & Thompson, S.K. (1981). Instructor’s Manual to Accompany Papalia & Olds: Human Development. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Thompson, S.K. Adolescent psychology is coming of age. Review of Joseph Adelson (Ed.), Handbook of Adolescent Psychology, New York: John Wiley, 1980. Contemporary Psychology, 1981, 26, 595-597.
Bates, J.E., Bentler, P.M., & Thompson, S.K. (1979) Gender deviant boys compared with normal and clinical control boys, Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 7, 243-259.
Beckwith, L., & Thompson, S.K. (1976). Recognition of verbal labels of pictured objects and events by 17-30 month old infants. Journal of Speech and Hearing Research. 19, 690-699.
Thompson, S.K. Book review of Matteson, D.R. Adolescence Today; Sex roles and the search for identity. In Child Development Abstracts and Bibliography, 1976, 50, 304-305.
Thompson, S.K. Book review of Savage, R.D., Britton, P.G., Bolton, N., & Hall, E.H. Intellectual functioning in the aged. In The Journal of Biological Psychology, 1975, 17, No. 2, 35.
Thompson, S.K. Gender labels and early sex-role development. Child Development, 1975, 46, 339-347.
Thompson, S.K. Book review of Kahn, S. Essays on Longevity. In The Journal of Biological Psychology, 1974, 16, No. 2, 54.
Thompson, S.K. The developmental usage of labels in early sex typing and gender identification. 1973, Unpublished dissertation.
Thompson, S.K., & Bentler, P.M. A developmental study of gender constancy and parent preference. Archives of Sexual Behavior. 1973, 2, 379-385.
Buchanan, J.P., & Thompson, S.K. A quantitative methodology to examine the development of moral judgment. Child Development. 1973, 44, 186-189.
Bates, J.E., Bentler, P.M., & Thompson, S.K. Measurement of deviant gender development in boys. Child Development, 1973, 44, 186-189.
LaVoie, A.L., & Thompson, S.K. Selective exposure in a field setting. Psychological Reports. 1972, 31, 433-434.
Thompson, S.K. & Bentler, P.M. The priority of cues in sex discrimination by children and adults. Developmental Psychology, 1971, 5, 181-185.
GRANTS AND AWARDS
FY2012 LEER,Submitted request (March 28, 2011) for Psychology Research Laboratories, $168,000.
UTTC/REACH awarded grant to develop web course for PSYCH 3341: Child and Adolescent Psychology first offered Summer 2010, $5,000.
Assessment of the teaching of Linguistics at UTPB. Consultant with Rebecca Babcock and others on methodology and assessment, to be submitted 2010.
STEM Grant research methods consultant for Kyle Beran and Diane Post submission to NSF. FY2007, Not funded, Resubmitted FY2008.
Training for Public health officers and personnel for assessing evaluation of functioning of Public Health services by each county, evaluation of ability to meet threats to community health from disasters and terrorist actions, training in statistical analysis of samples and trends. Grant for $37,500.
Tri-Counties Public Health Preparedness Project: Andrews, Ector and Midland Counties. 2003-2004.
United Way of Odessa Grant for Center for Behavioral Analysis Applied Psychology. The assessment of Human Services Provided in Odessa. Awarded 1998. Total $9,000.
Health and Human Services in Odessa 1999. Part I: Survey of Services; Part II: Directory of Agencies.
Houston Endowment Grant for the Enhancement of Retention through Student Services. Awarded for 1997 with matching funds extended through 2001. Total Award $250,000. Student Counseling Center Enhancement Total $78,000.
RESEARCH EXPERIENCE SUMMARIES
Adolescent Egalitarianism—longitudinal study following sex role attitudes of adolescents from fifth grade through eleventh grade. Currently progressing.
Adulthood Attainment—investigating how adolescents make the transition to adulthood in terms of physiological, chronological, sociological, and psychological factors. Comparison of how adults through the lifespan define their adulthood.
Under my direction students have been investigating the role of grandparents after divorce, socialization processes at the dinner table, the quality of day care facilities in West Texas, characteristics of extremely popular children, sex roles in families with both parents working, modification of cooperation in Type A children, peer interaction in toddlers, anxiety in young children, identity status in adolescents, parent styles and hyperactive children, parent styles in helping with educational assignments, sex roles in gifted children, moral judgment of abusive spouses, appearance/reality distinction in children, and intervention to teach non-aggressive problem solving alternatives to children.
Syntax, Pragmatics, and Semantics—a study of the ability to divorce syntax rules governing pronoun usage from the real world situational cues (clothes, activities, jewelry, etc.) in determining sex of characters in stories, 1977.
Early Gender Development: dissertation—development of techniques designed to measure the language and conceptual facility necessary for normal acquisition of gender identification; examined early indices of gender awareness and sex typing in 2- to 3- year old children. 1973. P.M. Bentler, W.E. Jeffrey, Co-Chairmen.
Infant Studies Project, Arthur H. Parmelee (Director)—large-scale longitudinal study comparing high and low risk premature infants with full term infants to determine stability of risk factors, cognitive and social development, and effect of early educational intervention. 1972-74. Dr. Leila Beckwith, Supervisor.
Moral Judgment—development and application of technique to measure factors affecting moral judgment of children. 1972. Wendell E. Jeffrey, Advisor.
Gender Identification in Boys: search for cause of gender deviancy by comparing families of normal, effeminate and clinical control boys (4-13 years). Development of measurement techniques (including parent report, behavioral observation, interpersonal relationship, kinesic analysis, behavioral preference and moral judgment), partial administration of project, 1970-74. P.M. Bentler, Director.
Early Gender Development—creation of procedure by which to assess the discriminative importance attributed to different physical sex cues; examination of early awareness of gender permanence and sex typing. 1969-70. Peter M. Bentler, Advisor.
Selective Exposure—examination of cognitive dissonance hypothesis by implementing ad lib techniques outside the traditional laboratory setting. 1969-70.
Society for Research in Human Development ,Past Presidents Council, 1991—2013
President of the Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development, 1994-1996.
President Elect of Southwestern Society for Research in Human Development, 1992-1994.
Chapter reviewer for Hetherington and Parke, Child Psychology, 4th ed., McGraw-Hill, 1992.
Grant reviewer for National Science Foundation
Authored Child and Family Studies External Review Manual and guided evaluation process, 2009.
NCAA Faculty Athletic Representative Fellow, Invited to attend training seminar at NCAA National Headquarters in Indianapolis, October 2009.
SHARE board member for special education programs 2008.
FAR training and reporting at Red River Athletic Conference (NAIA); Heartland Conference Annual meetings; NCAA National Conventions, 1998--present
Member of selection committees for Division II athletics (coaches, compliance officer) 2007—present; selection committees for Education (early childhood education, special education, counseling), 2007-2010.
Chair faculty selection committee for experimental psychology 2008
Re-elected to Graduate Council 2007-present
Chair Animal Care and Laboratories Committee—2008-present
IACUC Federal training on-line
Psychology and Child Family Studies 5 year external review committee
SACS Committees; Faculty Qualifications and Governance Subcommittee; QEP workgroup. 2008-2009
Student Athletes Council, ex officio as Faculty Athletics Representative, 2007-2009
Student Leader training “Leadership Styles and their Effects” 2002, 2003,2004.
Co-designer of Child Development and Family Studies major, approved Feb. 2002
ExCET review of test taking skills for early childhood, Jan. 2002
Task force examining the feasibility of Bachelors in Applied Arts and Sciences Degree, 2002.
Presentation to selected regional high school students for UTPB Leadership Conference, “Personality Characteristics of Likable Teen Leaders,” Feb. 2001
Consultant for underrepresented populations in colleges grant proposal, Nov. 2001
Faculty Hamburger Chef for Student Spirit Day, 1998-2002
Commencement committee, 2000-2008
Chair of committee 2005
Social Science advisor for multi-disciplinary minor and major, 2000-present
SACS steering committee for re-accreditation, Athletics Program, 1999-2000
Drop Everything and Read (DEAR Day) Participant with my class, 1997
Chair Faculty Athletics Committee, 1995-present
Faculty Athletic Academic Advisor, 1995-present
Service on Presidential University Committees including: Research in Schools (Chair); Computer Center; Campus Recreation; Awards and Recognition (Chair); Library (Chair); Parking; Faculty Athletics; Faculty Grants; Faculty Mentoring.
Faculty Elected offices and Committees Graduate Council 1987-1994
Food Services Committee, 1992
Volunteer for Freshman Orientation Faculty presentation, Fall 1992.
Teach Course on Fishing for Lifetime Sports in Physical Education Department, 1984-1989
Faculty Advisor for Phi Theta Kappa scholastic honorary 1980-1985; Psi Chi/Psychology Club 1983-1985.
Regional Representative for Council of Faculty Governance Organizations, State of Texas. 1986-1987 Newsletter Editor.
INVITED UNIVERSITY ADDRESSES AND FORUMS Examples:
Spanish Language Commencement speaker, UTPB. Una Celebración Hispana el 13 de diciembre del 2003: Una Vida Larga. (A Long Life).
Faculty Brown Bag Luncheons: Generalizations from Generation: Generation X, Sept. 2000
Is There Religion After Education? Invited talk for the Center for Behavioral Analysis funded by Houston Endowment, Feb. 1998
Graduate Education in Psychology, UTPB Graduate Council Jan. 1996
Lunch and Learn: Test taking Strategies, Sept. 1992
Test Anxiety and How to Deal with It, Oct. 1991
Writing in the Social Sciences, Apr. 1991
Religion and Psychology: Revelation or Hallucination, Nov. 1990
News paper article in Midland Reporter Telegraph, Odessa American, “Thompson, Kreuger-Guardians of UTPB’s Student Athletes”, December 6, 2009.
Boy Scout Wood Badge Received, Eagle Scout Court of Honor Participant, February 7, 2009.
Boy Scout Family Life Merit Badge Counselor at Merit Badge Academy, Midland, Big Spring, January, 2009
Interview with Christine Stanley, Odessa seniors really shake it up: Northside dance group helps members stay healthy. Odessa American, December 2008.
Odessa Regional Hospital Clergy training for in-patient visitation care, Oct. 2008.
Teen Parent Center, ECISD, Workshop on Prenatal Issues, October, 2008
Guest Speaker for Rotary Club—Who is important in your life?: My Fishing Wall of Fame, March, 2008.
Wood Badge Community Service “Tickets”: Scout Troop Committee Chair 2008-2009; Odessa Parks and Recreation “Take Me Fishing” March, 2008; Boy Scout Softball Tournament, May, 2008; Merit Badge Academy Family Life Counselor, Big Spring, April 2008; Train the Trainer Instructor, May 2008--2009