Matthew R. Jamnik
Doctoral Student, Brain & Cognitive Sciences
Crystal Lake, IL
Undergraduate Institution and Degree:
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, B.A. in Psychology
Current Program/Degree Pursued:
Brain & Cognitive Sciences, PhD.
Year of Matriculation:
- Psi Chi: International Honor Society in Psychology - Graduate Research Grant
- Robert C. Radtke Leadership Award
- Illinois Community College Scholarship
Research Interests/Publications/Presentations:Research Interests:
Child development, health & well-being, environmental psychology
- Van Fossen, R., Hammersley, J., Batis, J., Jamnik, M.R., Cirks, M., Kazakova, N., & Aleshire, B. (2016, May). Overestimation of peer substance use among college students: Associations with negative academic and mental health outcomes. Presented at the Association for Psychological Science Conference, Chicago, IL.
- Jamnik, M.R. & Lane, D.J. (2016, May). Religiosity and spirituality as moderated by intrinsic aspirations. Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
- Jamnik, M.R., Lane, D.J., & Wright, B. (2015, May). Exploring general intelligence and stress: Nonverbal-IQ and protective influences. Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
- Miller, E., Jamnik, M.R., & DiLalla, L.F. (2014, May). Examining the relationship between DRD4 gene polymorphisms and emotion recognition skills in children ages 6 to 10. Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.
- Jamnik, M.R., Miller, E., Willis, A., & DiLalla, L.F. (2014, April). Aggressiveness of children's media preferences: Relations to parent ratings and genetic influences. Presented at the Sigma Xi Research Conference and Southern Illinois Undergraduate Research Forum, Carbondale, IL.
- Jamnik, M.R., Miller, E., Willis, A., & DiLalla, L.F. (2014, April). The relationship between children’s negative affect and aggressiveness of their media preferences. Presented at the Midwest Undergraduate Cognitive Science Conference, Bloomington, IN.
- Jamnik, M.R., Miller, E., Willis, A., & DiLalla, L.F. (2014, April). Independence of negative affect and externalizing behaviors in regards to the levels of aggression in 5-year-old media preferences. Presented at the St. Louis Area Undergraduate Research Symposium, Carbondale, IL.
- Mathes, E.W., Lane, D.J., Helmers, B.R., Jamnik, M.R., Hendrickson, M., & Aleshire, B. (submitted for publication). The dark side of self-control: High self-control leads to more success when engaging in bad behaviors. Personality and Individual Differences.
- Lane, D.J., Mathes, E.W., Helmers, B.R., & Jamnik, M.R. (submitted for publication). The effects of the general factor of personality and peak, nadir, and turning point experiences on well-being. Journal of Happiness Studies.
Jamnik, M.R. & Lane, D.J. (2015, March). Making life matter: A psychological investigation of meaning. Presented at the Western Graduate Conference, Macomb, IL.
Future Career Plans:
Professor at an accredited university.
What Attracted Me to SIU:
The research/teaching opportunities, friendly department, and all of Southern IL’s stunning nature.
Anything else you would like to add:
If you see me around, feel free to say hello!