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Jordan Constance

Doctoral Student, Clinical (Child) Psychology

Jordan Constance

Hometown:

Columbia, MO

Undergraduate Institution:

Truman State University, BS Psychology, minors in Statistics and Biology

Current Program:

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Year of Matriculation:

2011

Research Interests:

Pediatric neuropsychology, behavioral genetics, child development, assessment, developmental disorders

Publications:

Constance, J. & DiLalla, L. (in preparation). Emotion expression, emotion recognition, and peer relations in children.

Deidrick, K., Early, M., Constance, J., Fete, T., & Stein, M. (submitted for publication). Cognitive and psychological functioning in focal dermal hypoplasia. American Journal of Medical Genetics.

Dyer, S. M., Lee, S. E., Klaver, J. M., Beyes, L. A., Constance, J. M., Webster, B. A., & Kibby, M. Y. (2013). Are teachers better raters than parents? Teacher-rated hyperactivity and attention problems predict right orbitofrontal cortex volume in children [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 19(S1), 84.

Klaver, J. M., Lee, S. E., Dyer, S. M., Beyes, L. A., Constance, J. M., Webster, B. A., & Kibby, M. Y. (2013).  Inferior frontal lobe volume predicts working memory abilities and ADHD symptoms in a mixed sample [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society19(S1), 55.

Lee, S. E., Klaver, J. M., Dyer, S. M., Beyes, L. A., Constance, J. M., Webster, B. A., & Kibby, M. Y. (2013). An investigation of the precentral gyrus as a neural structure underlying rapid automatized naming in a mixed childhood sample [Abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society19(S1), 84.

Presentations:

Constance, J. M. & DiLalla, L. F. (2015, March). The Relationships between Rater Differences in Child Externalizing Behaviors, Parental Harsh Discipline, and Child Pupillary Dilation. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Curewitz, A., Vadnais, S., Klaver, J., Lee, S., Constance, J.M., Trusty, L., Kibby, M., & Dyer, S. (2015, March). The Association between Working Memory and Bilateral Inferior Frontal Cortex Volumes in Children with and without ADHD. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Dyer, S., Lee, S., Vadnais, S., Constance, J. M., & Kibby, M. (2015, March). Larger Right Orbital Frontal Cortex Volume Predicts Better Inhibitory Control. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Vadnais, S., Curewitz, A., Larson, S., Lee, S., Constance, J. M., Klaver, J., Trusty, L., Dyer, S., & Kibby, M. (2015, March). Inferior Frontal Gyrus and the Big 5 Personality Traits. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.

Vadnais, S., Dyer, S., Lee, S., Constance, J. M., & Kibby, M. (2014, October). Inferior Frontal Volume Predicts Teacher-Rated Aggression.Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, Kansas.

Larson, S. W., Constance, J. M., & Kibby, M. Y. (2014, October). Are There Short- or Long-Term Memory Deficits in Children with ADHD?Poster session presented at the biennial meeting of the National Conference in Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, Lawrence, Kansas.

Constance, J. M., Larson, S. W., & Kibby, M. Y. (2014, February). An Investigation of Rote and Semantically-Related Verbal Short-term Memory in a Children with RD and/or ADHD.  Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, Washington.

Lee, S. E., Dyer, S. M., Vadnais, S. A., Constance, J. M., Jagger, A.C., Casher, G. A., & Kibby, M. Y.  (February, 2014).  An examination of memory performance and anterior and posterior hippocampal volume in typically developing children and children with ADHD and/or developmental dyslexia.  Poster presented at the 42nd Annual Meeting for the International Neuropsychological Society, Seattle, Washington.

Vadnais, S. A., Lee, S. E., Klaver, J., Constance, J. M., Beyes, L. A., Jagger, A. C., Casher, G. A., & Kibby, M. Y. (February 2014).Volumetric differences in the inferior gyrus predict verbal short-term memory performance. Poster presented at the 42nd annual convention of the International Neuropsychological Society.

Curewitz, A. M., Dyer, S. M., Vadnais, S. A., Lee, S. E., Klaver, J. M., Beyes, L. A., Constance, J. M., & Kibby, M. Y. (2013, May). Decreased Bilateral Superior Frontal Cortex Volume in Childhood Aggression.  Poster to be presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.

Constance, J. M., Larson, J. A., Kibby, M. Y. (2012). Structural Analysis of Grey Matter Volumes in Pediatric ADHD and Control Subjects Using Voxel-Based Morphometry. Presented at the American Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

Schickler, A. M., Brown, J., Ruberton, P. M., Constance, J. M., Jacobson, N. C., Pearlstein, J., Spalding, K. N. (2011). Statistics Skills Preferred by Psychology Graduate Programs. Presented at the Psi Chi Research Conference, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri.

Constance, J. M. & Jacobson, N. C. (2010). Effectiveness of Cognitive-Behavioral Therapy in Reducing Anxiety among Those with Autism Spectrum Disorders: A Meta-Analysis. Presented at the Psi Chi Research Conference, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, and the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois. Recipient of Regional Research Award from Psi Chi.

Ruberton, P. M., Jacobson, N. C., Constance, J. M., & Pearlstein, J. (2010). Seeing the Good in Life: The Effects of Gratitude Reflection in Perceived Life Events and Subjective Well-Being. Presented at the Psi Chi Research Conference, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, and the Psi Chi Program, Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Jacobson, N. C., Ruberton, P., Constance, J., Pearlstein, J., Bangert, L., & Witte, P. (2010). Strengths and Weaknesses in Test-Taking: In What Ways Do Anxiety and Impulsivity Impact Test Performance? Presented at the Psi Chi Research Conference, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, and the Psi Chi Program, Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Constance, J., Witte, P., Ruberton, P., Boice, N., Bozeman, S., Hill, S., Schmidt, J., & Sharp, N. (2009). Personality, Mood and Life Events. Presented at the Psi Chi Research Conference, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, and at the Psi Chi Program, Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Vittengl, J. R., Bozeman, S. M., & Constance, J. M. (2009). Student interview project. In Assessment Almanac (chapter X). Kirksville, MO: Truman State University. Posted at http://assessment.truman.edu/almanac/2009/CH10.pdf. [The 2009 Project measured students’ quality of life in relation to the environment at college.]

Sharp, N., Bozeman, S., Schmidt, J., Boice, N., Constance, J., & Hill, S. (2008). Correlations between Mood and Psychosocial Functioning.Presented at the Psi Chi Research Conference, Truman State University, Kirksville, Missouri, and at the Psi Chi Program, Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, Illinois.

Teaching Experience:

Instructor
Child Psychology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Guest Lecturer
Psychology, Carbondale Community High School, Carbondale, IL
Developmental Psychopathology, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL

Future Career Plans:

Pediatric neuropsychologist at a children’s hospital

What Attracted Me to SIU:

When I interviewed, the students seemed to actually LIKE it here! You could tell everyone hung out regularly and knew each other well (which is still true!). I also liked the research interests of the professors here, and the opportunity to start clinical work early in your training.