Social Sciences Faculty

Yasmine Kalkstein

Associate Professor of Psychology


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


First Year Experience General Psychology
Senior Research Seminar


Yasmine Kalkstein is in her sixth 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, Developmental Psychology, Biopsychology, Social Psychology and Imagination & Creativity. She serves as faculty editor for Brainwaves (

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.

Her most recent line of inquiry examines the influences on women's decision making as related to childbirth. She has examined the use of online forums in medical decision making. She is also researching the cognitive and social variables that may influence women choosing a vaginal birth after a previous cesarean section. Last year, she also worked with undergraduates to examine how to increase flu vaccination rates among college students.

She recently 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 is developing psychology curricula for primary school students (and bringing psychology to local schools). Check out the website:

When she’s not working, she leads a girl scout troop, and likes to enjoy the outdoors with her husband, two kids, and their Bernese mountain dog.


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.


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.