Nancy J. Karlin
Ph.D. 1989: Colorado State University (Paul A. Bell) Fort Collins, CO 80523 Experimental Psychology: Emphasis in Social psychology. Dissertation: Caregivers' Reactions to Emotional Support
M.A. 1987: Fort Hays State University (Thomas T. Jackson) Hays, KS 67601 General Psychology. Thesis: Past Interpersonal Relationships and Therapeutic Effect: Is there a link?
B.A. 1984: Evangel University Springfield, MO 65802 Psychology (magna cum laude)
MY AREA OF INTEREST
Specialization: Experimental/Social Psychology
As a Professor in the School of Psychological Sciences at the University of Northern Colorado, I have specific interests in familial caregiving of Alzheimer’s disease patients and professional caregiving of the aging patient. For more than twenty-five years, I have conducted a program of research devoted to understanding both the familial caregiver and issues relating to care of the chronically ill. One program of research continues to try to identify of how Hispanic families provide care to older family members who have ADRD. This research considers the needs of Hispanic caregiver families that are not currently being met. Some of my interests with these groups involve understanding disparities in service use, the role of acculturation, spiritual relevance prior, during, and after the care process.
In the past few years I have been actively involved in collecting data along with Sherilyn Marrow (Communications) and Joyce Weil (Gerontology) on the psychosocial factors and rhetorical resilience of natural disaster survivors. Some information has been collected from families and aging populations in L’Aquila, Italy who experienced the devastating earthquake of April 6, 2009. This project follows up on prior pilot data gathered from survivors of Hurricane Katrina, U.S.A. of August 29, 2005 and earthquake survivors of Vina Vieja, Peru 2007 as well as community dwelling elders dealing with the aging process.
Professor Nancy Karlin’s lab is interested in training volunteer research assistants. Qualified candidates will be considered for both full and part-time positions in the lab. Psychology majors are encouraged to apply; however applicants from all fields of study will be considered. Applicants interested in going on to graduate training in psychology are strongly encouraged to apply. All potentially interested should e-mail with a statement of interest and contact information.
STUDY ABROAD OPPORTUNITY
During the summer of 2010 two students traveled with Dr. Karlin and Dr. Marrow to Vina Vieja, Peru to collect data and participate in several service learning projects. The following summer twelve students went with Dr. Karlin to Italy. These students were given the opportunity to hear eight lectures on various topics of interest and see the sights of Italy. The summer 2012 offers the potential for travel to Thailand where students will engage in a service learning project of providing clean water to a village, hearing lectures on health care in that country, visiting the homes of local residents of Bangkok, touring a local temple, and much, much more. If you are interested please contact Dr. Karlin.
Students tend to find that I am committed to them, the subject and the discipline. In addition, I have high academic standards. Whenever possible, I try to point out how students can improve their lives through a better understanding of the subject.
Courses Taught: Social Psychology, Principles of Learning, Group Processes and Roles, Motivation, Psychology of Prejudice, Maturing and Aging, Community Psychology
HONORS AND AWARDS:
First Year Scholars Outstanding Faculty Selection, 2010, 2011
University of Northern Colorado Academic Excellence Award for Excellence in Faculty Service, 2009.
Outstanding Service Provider, College of Education and Behavioral Sciences, 2008-2009 Academic Year.
Distinguished Service Award, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association (2008)
ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP POSITIONS:
- Convention Coordinator, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, April 2008-2014.
- Past President, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, April 2007-2008.
- President, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, April 2006-2007.
- President-elect, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, April 2005-2006
- Secretary, Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, 2002-2005
- Rocky Mountain Regional Vice-president, Psi Chi; 1995-1997 & 1997-1999.
- Kirkland, R. A., Karlin, N., Stellino, M., & Pulos, S. (2011). Basic Psychological Needs Satisfaction, Motivation, and Exercise in Older Adults. Activities, Adaptation, and Aging, 35(3), 24-36.
- Gould, J., Moore, D., Karlin, N. J., Gaede, D., Walker, J., & Dotterweich, A. R. (2011). Measuring Serious Leisure in Chess: Model Confirmation and Method Bias. Leisure Sciences, 33(4), 332-340.
- Karlin, N. J., Eguigure, A., & Torres, A. (2009). Hispanic Family Members and Caring For Those With Alzheimer’s Disease. Alzheimer’s Care Today, 10(4), 189-201.
- Karlin, N. J. (December, 2006). 2006 Reports of the Regional Associations: Rocky Mountain Psychological Association, Report of the 76th Annual Meeting. American Psychologist, 4-5.
- Lourdes, D. A., & Karlin, N. J. (2005). A Cross Cultural Study of Self-perceptions Regarding Efficacy and Attractiveness as Related to Academic Success. University of Northern Colorado McNair Research Journal, Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, 10, 79-90.
- Karlin, N. J., Emick, J., Mehls, E. & Murry, F. R. (2005). Comparison of Efficacy and Ageism Levels Between Psychology and Nursing Students. Gerontology and Geriatrics Education, 26(2), 81-96.
- Gonzalez, J., & Karlin, N. J. (2004). Self-Report Mood of Single Parents in Higher Education in Comparison with Traditional Students. University of Northern Colorado McNair Research Journal, Ronald E. McNair Post-Baccalaureate Achievement Program, 9, 23-42.
- Karlin, N. J. (2004). An Analysis of Religiosity and Exercise as Predictors of Support Group Attendance and Caregiver Burden While Caring for a Family Member with Alzheimer’s Disease. Journal of Mental Health and Aging. 10(2), 99-106.
- Karlin, N. J., Schneider, K., & Pepper, S. (2002). Issues of Attraction, Retention, and Affective States for Geriatric Nurse Practitioners in Long-Term Care. Geriatric Nursing, 23(6), 324-329.
- Karlin, N. J., Bell, P. A., & Noah, J. L., (2001). Long-term Consequences of the Alzheimer’s Caregiver Role: A Qualitative Analysis. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease and other Dementias, 16 (3), 177-182.
- Karlin, N. J. (2000). Creating an Effective Conference Presentation. Eye on Psi Chi, Winter edition, 28-29.
- Karlin, N. J., Bell, P. A., Noah, J. L., Martichuski, D. K., & Knight, B. L. (1999). Assessing Alzheimer’s Support Group Participation: A retrospective follow-up. American Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease, 14(6), 326-333.
- Karlin, N. J., & Dalley, M. (1998). Alzheimer's Disease Knowledge: A Comparison Study. Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, 4 (3), 211-217.
- Karlin, N. J., O'Reilly, B. K. & Williams, S. C. (1997). Cross-cultural Differences Between Swiss and American Caregivers of Alzheimer's Disease Family Members. Journal of Clinical Geropsychology, 3 (4), 257-265.
- Martichuski, D. K., Knight, B. L., Karlin, N. J., & Bell, P. A. (1997). Correlates of Alzheimer's Disease Caregivers' Support Group Attendance. Activities, Adaptation and Aging, 21(4), 27-40.
- Karlin, N. J., & Bromley, S. P. (1996). Differences in Caregivers of Demented and Lucid Chronically Ill Family Members. American Journal of Alzheimer's Disease, 11(5), 39-45.
- Karlin, N. J., & Bell, P. A. (1995). Assessing Commonality and Favorability of First Names. Psychological Reports, 77, 97-98. Cited in the Washington Post, Sunday November 26, 1995.
Karlin, N. J., & Retzlaff, P. (1995). Psychopathology in Caregivers of the Chronically Ill: Personality and Clinical Syndromes. The Hospice Journal, 10 (3), 55-61.
- Dalley, M. B., Bolocofsky, D. N., & Karlin, N. J. (1994). Self- and Teacher-rated Social Competency in Adolescents with Low and High Depressive Symptoms. Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology, 22(4), 1-9.
- Karlin, N. J. & Bell, P. A. (1992). Self-efficacy, Affect and Seeking Support Between Caregivers of Dementia and Non-dementia Patients. Journal of Women and Aging, 4(3), 59-77.
- Krizek, N. J. & Klein, S. B. (1986). Test file to accompany Klein: Learning principles and applications, First edition, McGraw-Hill.
- Karlin, N. J. (Producer/Writer) & Holt, R. (Director). (1998). Psi Chi: Encouraging Excellence in Psychology. (Available from Psi Chi, 825 Vine St., P.O. Box 709, Chattanooga, TN 37403). This is also available in Russian.
- Seaman, M., & Karlin, N. J. (2011). Elementary Teachers’ Perspectives on Students with Attention Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Poster presentation at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association’s Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
- Rodriguez, P., & Karlin, N. J. (2011). Hispanic Student Achievement and Learning Academy Intervention Program. Paper presentation at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association’s Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT. Nominated for RMPA Student Research Award.
- Shillingford, S., & Karlin, N. J. (2011). Preservice Teachers’ Knowledge of Emotional and Behavioral Disorders. Paper presentation at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association’s Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
- Shillingford, S., & Karlin, N. J. (2011). The Role of Intrinsic Motivation in Nontraditional Students’ Academic Pursuits. Poster presentation at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association’s Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
- Rodriguez. P., & Karlin, N. J. (2011). Effect of Learning Academy Intervention Model on Hispanic Student Achievement. Paper presentation at UNC Research Day 2011, Greeley, CO.
- Marrow, S., Karlin, N. J., Brown, B., Spencer, T., Baum, S., & Swanson, G. (2011). Social, Political, and Environmental ‘Outlaws’ in Family Resilience: The Rhetoric of Hope and Disdain, from Peruvian Earthquake Survivors. Panel at the Society of the Interdisciplinary Study of Social Imagery, Colorado Springs, CO.
- Karlin, N. J., Weil, J., Collins, S., Adams, M., & Fruhauf, C. (2010). Understanding Disparities Among Hispanic and White non-Hispanic Caregivers, Poster presentation at the Gerontological Society of America’s Annual Conference, New Orleans, LA.
- Cozart, K., Church, J., & Karlin, N. J. (2010). Voluntary On-line Practice Exam Utilization And Subsequent Exam Scores, Poster presentation at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association’s Annual Conference, Denver, CO.
- Rattanasatien, W., Karlin, N. J., & Peterson, P. (2009). Translating of the Autism Spectrum Screening Questionnaire to Thai, Poster presentation at The Asia Pacific Autism Conference, Sydney, Australia.
- Marrow, S., Karlin, N., & Goldschmidt, B. (2009). An Examination of Communication, Social Heroism, and Family Resilience, Paper presentation at the International Conference on Social Sciences, University of Athens, Greece.
- Drake, T., & Karlin, N. J. (2009). Threshold for Social Priming of Judgment Tasks, Poster presentation at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association’s Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
- Powner, S., & Karlin, N. J. (2009). Disparities Between Audience Types and Personality Factors Influencing Mathematical Tasks, Poster presentation at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association’s Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
- Karlin, N. J., Sugar, J. A., Sanders, C,. Hagan, L., & Randell, C. (2011). APA Academic Career Workshop. Entering the Academic Marketplace: Advice from Experts. Panel at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association’s Annual Convention, Salt Lake City, UT.
- Karlin, N. J., Marrow, S., Weil, J., Baum, S., Spencer, T., & Swanson, G. (2011). Resilience and Recovery in Vina Vieja, Peru. Symposium at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association’s Annual Conference, Salt Lake City, UT.
- Davis, S., Rycek, R., Karlin, N. J., & Coleman, J. (2009). Academic Integrity, Symposium at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association’s Annual Conference, Albuquerque, NM.
- Landrum, E., Karlin, N. J., & Peterson, P. E. (2008). APA Academic Career Workshop: Entering the Academic Marketplace: Advice from Experts. Symposium at the Rocky Mountain Psychological Association’s Annual Convention, Boise, ID.