Social Sciences Faculty

Yasmine Kalkstein

Associate 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 10:30 am-1:30 pm
Phone: 845-569-3631
Email: yasmine.kalkstein@msmc.edu

Courses

First Year Experience General Psychology
Senior Research Seminar

Bio

Yasmine Kalkstein is an associate 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, Developmental Psychology, Biopsychology, Social Psychology, Design Thinking, and Imagination & Creativity.

Dr. Kalkstein has presented and published research in medical 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.

She recently received a Fulbright Senior Scholar award to conduct research at the Center for Medical Decision Making at Kiryat Ono, Israel.

Some of her more recent projects include examining the influences on women's decision making as related to childbirth, the use of online forums in medical decision making, and how to support patients through unexpected medical events. She also worked with undergraduates to examine how to increase flu vaccination rates among college students. She also has an interest in design thinking and user experience.

She received a grant from the Association for Psychological Science to develop a program called Beginnings in Psychological Science where, together with Mount students, Dr. Kalkstein developed psychology curricula for primary school students (and bringing psychology to local schools). Check out the website: beginningsinpsych.msmc.edu

When she’s not working, she leads a Girl Scout troop, loves to travel and be a student of her many hobbies, and likes to enjoy the outdoors with her husband, two kids, and their Bernese mountain dog.

Recent Publications

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Kirk, C., Berish, K & Galotti, K. (2017). Owning the Birth Experience: What Factors Influence Women’s Vaginal Birth After Caesarean Decision? Journal of Reproductive and Infant Psychology, 1-13

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Guillemette, M., D’Onofrio, S. & Bischof, D. (2015). Shot or snot? Influencing flu vaccination rates in college students. Proceedings of the Association for Marketing and Healthcare Research.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Whyte, R., Stellmack, M.A., and Miron-Shatz, T. (2015). A content analysis of asynchronous online discussion boards: What are VBAC women seeking and sharing?" Birth: Issues in Perinatal Care.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Barry, M. & Galotti, K. (2014). Examining Influences on Women’s Decision to Try Labour After Previous Caesarean Section. Journal of Infant and Reproductive Psychology, 32(2), 137-147. DOI: 10.1080/02646838.2013.875133

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., & Whyte, R. (2014). The Use of Internet Discussion Boards as a Decision Aid for a Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean: A Content Analysis of Initial Posts. American Marketing and Health Care Research Conference Proceedings.

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.

Recent Presentations

Arco, N. & Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L. (2017). What do students want? Learning from focus groups on academic library usage and design. Poster Presentation at Rhode Island Library Association Annual Conference, May 31, 2017.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Nunziato, D., & Boydston, J. (2017). The influence of certified lactation counsellor training on obstetric nurses on breastfeeding outcomes, intentions, and attitudes. Poster presentation at New York Perinatal Association Annual Conference, Albany, N.Y., June 8, 2017.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Free, J., Lavin E., & Sullivan D. Beginnings in Psychological Science: Improving mindfulness through learning about the brain. Poster presentation at Association for Psychological Science Teaching Institute, Boston, MA, May 26, 2017.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Kirk, C., Berish, K., & Whyte R. (2016) The Experience of Birth: What factors predict women to choose a vaginal birth after a cesarean? Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY. 

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Sullivan, D., & Lavin, E. (2016). Beginnings in Psychological Science: Bringing psychology to elementary schools. Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY

Maloney, K. & Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., (2016). Googling “Purple Spots”: Online health information seeking behavior in college students. Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Stellmack, M.A., & Barry, M. (2015). Creating an undergraduate student peer-reviewed journal: Lessons from Sentience and Brainwaves. Farmingdale State College Teaching of Psychology Conference,Tarrytown, NY.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., & Bogle, O. (2015). The Beginnings of “Beginnings in Psychological Science”: Psychology for children. Farmingdale State College Teaching of Psychology Conference, Tarrytown, NY

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., Guillemette, M., D’Onofrio, S. & Bischof, D. (2015). Shot or snot? Influencing flu vaccination rates in college students. Talk at Association for Marketing and Healthcare Research.

Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L., & Whyte, R. (2014). The Use of Internet Discussion Boards as a Decision Aid for a Vaginal Birth After a Cesarean: A Content Analysis of Initial Posts. Talk at American Marketing and Health Care Research Annual Conference. Telluride, CO. **Won Best Paper**

Barry, M., Whyte, R., & Konheim-Kalkstein, Y.L. (2013). Deciding to undergo a vaginal birth after a 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. *won best poster from Westchester Psychological Association*

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.

Google Scholar Profile: https://scholar.google.co.il/citations?user=6WpYHNIAAAAJ&hl=en