Ohio University

Rebecca Totton

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Graduate Student

Year of Entry

Fall 2014

Program

Experimental Social Psychology

Adviser

Dr. Kimberly Rios

Curriculum Vitae

REBECCA R. TOTTON
Department of Psychology
Ohio University
200 Porter Hall
Athens, OH 45701
740-593-1707
rtotton89@gmail.com

Education

Predoctorial Student in Experimental Psychology Present Concentration: Social Psychology, Scholarly Tool: Women and Gender Studies, Ohio University, Athens, OH Advisor: Kimberly Rios, Ph.D.

M.A., Master of Arts Program for Social Sciences, 2013 Concentration: Social Psychology, University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, Master’s Thesis: The Effects of Vested Interest and Minority/Majority Opinion Status on Conformity in a Child Neglect Mock Jury, Advisor: Kimberly Rios, Ph.D.

B.S. Major: Psychology Specialization: Social Psychology, 2012 Minor: Philosophy, University of Evansville, Evansville, IN, Undergraduate Thesis Title: The Impact of Dietary Estrogen and Childhood Experience on College Students and Aggression or Empathy, Advisor: Lora A. Becker, Ph.D.

Lab Manager Experience

Social Psychology Laboratory Manager, Ohio University, Aug. ’13 – Aug. ‘14

Lead Neuroscience Researcher, University of Evansville, Jun. ’10 - May ’12

Research Experience

Social Psychology Researcher, Ohio University, Jul. ’13 - Present

Social Psychology Research Assistant, University of Chicago, Dec. ’12 - Jun. ’13

Psychology and Law Research Assistant, University of Evansville, Aug. ’11 - May ’12

Neuroscience Research Assistant, University of Evansville, Nov. ’09 - Jun. ’10

Academic Teaching Experience

Special Topics: Psychology of Peace Teaching Assistant, Ohio University, Jan. ’16 - Present

General Psychology Teaching Assistant, Ohio University, Jan. ’15 - Present

Psychology Research Methods Teaching Assistant, Ohio University, Aug. ’14 - Present

Psychology Statistics Teaching Assistant, Ohio University, Jan. ’15 - Dec.‘15

Social Psychology Teaching Assistant, Ohio University, Aug. ’14 -May.‘15

Psychology Statistics Teaching Assistant, University of Evansville, Jan. ’12 - May ’12

Introduction to Neuroscience Tutor, University of Evansville , Aug. ’11 - May ’12

Honors

Undergraduate Dean's List: Spring 2009; Fall 2009; Spring 2010; Spring 2011; Fall 2011

Publications

Totton, R.R., Sanstrum, B.J., Leehans, K.E., & Becker, L.A. (2011). A Developmental Study of Dietary Phytoestrogen Exposure During the Perinatal Period: Effects on Ultrasonic Vocalizations and Open Field Behavior. Proceedings of National Conference on Undergraduate Research, 2011.

Rios, K.R., Hadassah Cheng, Z., Totton, R.R., Shariff, A.F. (2015). Negative Stereotypes Make Christians Underperform in Science. Social Psychological and Personality Science. doi: 1948550615598378.

Stevenson, M.C., Malik, S., Totton, R.R., Reeves, R. (2015). Disgust Sensitivity Predicts Punitive Treatment of Juvenile Sex Offenders: The Role of Empathy, Dehumanization, and Fear. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy. doi: 10.1111/asap.12068

Professional Posters

Totton, R.R. & Rios, K.R. (2015) Increased Feelings of Knowledge Impact Yielding Attitudes and Attitude Clarity. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Longbeach, CA

Totton, R.R. & Rios, K.R. (2014) Effects of Minority-Majority Opinion Status and Vested Interest on Opinion Expression in a Mock Jury. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX

Totton, R.R., Stevenson, M.C., & Reeves, R.D. (2012) Political Conservatives Blame Rape Victims, but are Disgusted by Sex Offenders. Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL

Totton, R.R., Sanstrum, B.J., & Becker, L.A. (2011) The Comparison of Prenatal Dietary Exposure to Phytoestrogens and Rearing Condition Moderated by Cross-Fostering and Nutritional Control in Latent Cross-Fostering. International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, Washington D.C.

Totton, R.R, Sanstrum, B.J., Leehans, K.E., & Becker, L.A. (2011). A Developmental Study of Dietary Phytoestrogen Exposure During the Perinatal Period: Effects on Ultrasonic Vocalizations and Open Field Behavior. The National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, New York.

Stevenson, M.C., Reeves, R.D., & Totton, R.R. (2012) Sensitivity to Disgust Predicts Greater Support for Juvenile Sex Offender Registration Policy. Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Reeves, R.D., Stevenson, M.C., & Totton, R.R. (2012) Graphically Described Sex Acts Trigger Perceived Similarity Toward Juveniles Who Commit Consensual Yet Illegal Sex Acts. Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Sanstrum, B.J. & Totton, R.R. (2012). Societal Impact of Dietary Phytoestrogen and Childhood Experience in College Undergraduates: Personality and Physiological Anxiolytic Reaction Utilizing Galvanic Skin Response. International Society for Behavioral Neuroscience, Kailua- Kona, Hawaii

Leehans, K.E., Sanstrum, B.J., Totton, R.R., & Becker, L.A. (2011). Examination of Critical Period of Dietary Phytoestrogen Exposure Elucidated by Ultrasonic Vocalizations, Open Field Behavior and Novel Object Recognition. Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C.

Sanstrum, B.J., Totton, R.R., & Becker, L.A. (2011). Low Dietary Phytoestrogen Elicits Anxiogenic Behavior in Rat Pups Moderated by Dietary Period and Maternal Influence. International Society for Behavioral Neuroscience, Steamboat Springs, Colorado.

Flater, K., Totton, R.R, Leehans, K.E., & Becker, L.A. (2011). The Maternal Behavior of Phytoestrogen and Nest Building of the Rat. The National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, New York.

Research Grants

UExplore Research Grant to Rebecca Totton, Bethany Sanstrum, and Lora Becker “A Developmental Study of Dietary Phytoestrogen Exposure During the Perinatal Period: Effects on Ultrasonic Vocalizations and Open Field Behavior”. Summer 2010 Received: $8,722.00

UExplore Research Grant to Bethany Sanstrum, Rebecca Totton, and Lora Becker “A Developmental Study of Dietary Phytoestrogen Exposure During the Perinatal Period with Regards to Latent Cross Fostering: Effects on Ultrasonic Vocalizations and Open Field Behavior”. Summer 2011 Received: $8,562.00

Travel Grant from the University of Evansville Undergraduate Research Committee to Bethany Sanstrum, Rebecca Totton, and Molly Henson. “The Comparison of Prenatal Dietary Exposure to Phytoestrogens and Rearing Condition Moderated by Cross-Fostering and Nutritional Control in Latent Cross-Fostering” and “Examination of Critical Period of Dietary Phytoestrogen Exposure Elucidated by Ultrasonic Vocalizations, Open Field Behavior and Novel Object Recognition.” International Society for Developmental Psychobiology and the Society For Neuroscience, Washington D.C. Received: $2,586.90

Travel Grant from the University of Evansville Undergraduate Research Committee to Rebecca Reeves and Rebecca Totton. “Political Conservatives Blame Rape Victims, But Are Disgusted by Sex Offenders.”; “Sensitivity to Disgust Predicts Greater Support for Juvenile Sex Offender Registration Policy. Association for Psychological Science.”; and “Graphically Described Sex Acts Trigger Perceived Similarity Toward Juveniles Who Commit Consensual Yet Illegal Sex Acts. Association for Psychological Science.” Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL. Received: $2,500.00

Travel Grant from the University of Evansville Undergraduate Research Committee to Bethany Sanstrum and Rebecca Totton. “Low Dietary Phytoestrogen Elicits Anxiogenic Behavior in Rat Pups Moderated by Dietary Period and Maternal Influence.” International Society for Behavioral Neuroscience, Steamboat Springs, Colorado. Received: $1,068.23.

Travel Grant from the University of Evansville Undergraduate Research Committee to Rebecca Totton. “A Developmental Study of Dietary Phytoestrogen Exposure During the Perinatal Period: Effects on Ultrasonic Vocalizations and Open Field Behavior.” The National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Ithaca, New York. Spring 2011 Received: $900

Society Membership

Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Oct. ’13- Present

PSI CHI, Apr. ’11 - Present

National Society of Leadership and Success, Aug. ’11 - Present

International Developmental Society of Psychobiology, Sep. ’11 - Present

Society for Neuroscience, Nov. ’11 - Present

Additional Leadership Experience

Test Proctor, Ohio University, Aug. ’14- Present

Disaster Relief Team, American Red Cross, Aug. ’13 – May ‘14

America Reads Program Coordinator, University of Evansville, May ’11 - May’12

Admission Ambassadors, University of Evansville, Aug. ’09 - May’12

Cognitive Neural Sciences: Vice President, University of Evansville, Jun. ’11 - May’12

Additional Teaching Experience

Swim Instructor, University of Chicago, Nov. ’12 - Jun.’13

America Reads Tutor, University of Evansville, Jan. ’09 - May’11

Clubs and Extracurricular Activities

Spectrum, University of Chicago, Oct. ’12- Jun. ‘13

Gender Warriors, Evansville, IN, Aug. ’10- May ‘12

Psychology Club, University of Evansville, Aug.’08 - May’12

Venture Crew, University of Evansville, Aug.’11 - May’12

PRIDE Club, University of Evansville, Aug.’09 - May’12