Social Sciences Faculty

Yasmine Konheim-Kalkstein

Assistant Professor of Psychology
 

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota
Master of Arts, Educational Psychology, University of Minnesota
Bachelor of Arts, Biopsychology, University of Virginia 

Office Location: Whittaker Hall, Room 208
Office Hours: Tuesday 12:40-2:20 pm, Friday 1:20-2:20 pm
Phone: 845-569-3631
Email: yasmine.kalkstein@msmc.edu

Courses

Honors Social Psychology
General Psychology
Senior Research Seminar

Bio

Yasmine Kalkstein is in her fourth year as an Assistant Professor of Psychology at the Mount. At the Mount, she has taught General Psychology, Psychology of Personality, Research in Child Development, Sensation & Perception, Cognitive Psychology, Senior Research Seminar, and Social Psychology. She is now developing Medical Decision Making and an online section of Psychology. In her Senior Research Seminar, she has developed a peer-reviewed journal (brainwaves.msmc.edu).

Dr. Yasmine Kalkstein has presented and published research in decision making, motivation, reading comprehension, academic integrity, and in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Her work reflects her intrinsic interest in the science of cognition, learning, and teaching. She enjoys learning about new areas and following the interests of students she works with.

Her most recent line of inquiry examines the influences on women's decision making as related to childbirth. One project is examining the use of online forums in medical decision making. Another project is looking at cognitive and social variables that may influence women choosing a vaginal birth after a previous cesarean section.

Presentations in 2013

In the past year, she has given the following presentations, many with undergraduate co-authors:

Barry, M., Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., & Whyte, R. (2013). Deciding to undergo a trial of labor after a previous cesarean: Sources of Influence. Poster presentation at Society for Medical Decision Making, Baltimore, MD, October 2013

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., & Barry, M. (2013). To VBAC or repeat a cesarean: What might influence women with a prior cesarean birth to try labor? Paper presentation at Eastern Psychological Association Annual Convention, New York, NY, March 2013. *Chaired session on “Health Cognition”*

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L. (2013). Book club: A small group experience to enhance student engagement. Paper presentation. Farmingdale State College Teaching of Psychology Conference, Tarrytown, NY, March 2013.

Escotto, P., Boydston, C., & Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L. (2013). Priming ethical decisions with a classroom honor code. Poster presentation. Farmingdale State College Teaching of Psychology Conference, Tarrytown, NY, March 2013.

Heines, S. & Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L. (2013). Are students getting the science in psychological science? Farmingdale State College Teaching of Psychology Conference, Tarrytown, NY, March 2013.

Publications

Stellmack, M. A., Keenan, N. K., Sandidge, R. R., Sippl, A. L., & Konheim-Kalkstein, Y. L. (2012). Review, revise, and resubmit: The effects of self-critique, peer review, and instructor feedback on student writing. Teaching of Psychology, 39, 235-244.

Delany, S.D. & Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L. (2010). Risk communication: A complex process. In B.S. Leroy, P. McCarthy Veach, & D.M. Bartels (Eds.). Genetic counseling practice: Advanced concepts and skills. Wiley.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Stellmack, M.A., & Strnad, B. (2009). Communicating the "Bottom Line" Probability Facilitates Decisions that Rely on Bayesian Reasoning. Jurimetrics: The Journal of Law, Science, and Technology, 49, 277-283.

Stellmack, M. A., Konheim-Kalkstein, Y. L., Manor, J. E., Massey, A. R., and Schmitz, J. A. P. (2009). An assessment of reliability and validity of a rubric for grading APA-style introductions. Teaching of Psychology, 36, 102-107

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., & van den Broek, P. (2008). The effect of incentives on cognitive processing of text. Discourse Processes, 45, 180-194.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Stellmack, M.A., & Shilkey, M.L. (2008). Comparison of honor code and non-honor code classrooms at a non-honor code university. Journal of College and Character 9(3), 1-13.

Presentations

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L. & Ketterer, K. (2011). The Effect of Required Collaborative Out-of-Class Assignments on Academic Performance, Social Interaction, and Metacognition. Annual Convention of Northeast Conference on the Teaching of Psychology (NECTOP). October, 2011. Fairfield, CT.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L. & Boydston, C. (2011). The influence of religious primes on likelihood of cheating. Poster presentation. Annual Convention of Eastern Psychological Association, March 2011, Boston, MA

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Lin, E., Stellmack, M.A., Kariniemi, A.L. (2010). Influences of honor codes on ethical decision making. Poster presentation, Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, May 2010, Boston, MA.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L. (2010). Top ten ways to use (but not abuse) your undergraduate research assistants. Invited speaker to Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. Boston, MA. 2010.

Stellmack, M. A., Konheim-Kalkstein, Y. L., & Roschen-Wimmer, R. A. (2010). A framing effect: “Extra credit” vs. “required”. Poster presentation, Association for Psychological Science Annual Convention, Boston, MA. 2010.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Miles, A.C., & Stellmack, M.A. (2009). No jacket required: Instructor’s attire does not influence students’ perceptions of instructor. Poster presentation at Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. San Francisco, May 22-25, 2009.

Stellmack, M.A., Keenan, N.K., Sandidge, R.R., Sippl, A.L., Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L. (2009). Self-critique and peer reviews may harm quality of student writing. Poster presentation at Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science. San Francisco, May 22-25, 2009.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Stellmack, M.A., & Miles, A.C. (2009). Applying science to teaching scientific writing. Session at The Collaboration for Advancement of College Teaching and Learning Conference, Bloomington, MN, February 13-14, 2009.

Stellmack, M.A., & Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L. (2008). Factors that influence the efficacy of student-to-student peer review of scientific writing. Interdisciplinary Studies of Writing Research Colloquium, University of Minnesota, November 21, 2008.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Stellmack, M.A., & Strnad, B. (2008). The effect of numeracy on Bayesian decision making. Poster presentation at Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL, May 2008.

Stellmack, M.A., Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., and Massey, A.R. (2008). Training undergraduate peer reviewers improves reviews but not reviewed students' writing. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL, May 2008.

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