A paper I worked on with the Child Brain Lab at Penn State is out today! This was a fun one. Link is here.
My latest paper was accepted at Psychology & Aging. It looked at age differences in the pathway from alcohol use to tiredness via sleep duration in daily life. Look out for it:
Lydon-Staley, D.M., Ram, N., Brose, A., & Schmiedek, F. (in press). Reduced Impact of Alcohol Use on Next-day Tiredness in Older Relative to Younger Adults: A Role for Sleep Duration. Psychology & Aging.
This was a really fun project to work on with some really nice data from the COGITO study.
Look out for my latest work accepted at the Journal of Research on Adolescence:
Lydon-Staley, D.M., & Geier, C.F. (in press). Age-varying associations between daily cigarette-smoking, sensation-seeking, and impulse control through adolescence and young adulthood. Journal of Research on Adolescence.
This paper used time-varying effect modeling to show that between-person differences in sensation-seeking are particularly important during adolescence relative to young adulthood for understanding who smokes cigarettes. You can find out more about time-varying effect modeling at the Penn State Methodology Center.
Look out for a paper I worked on with the Child Brain Development Lab at Penn State that was accepted for publication:
Gatzke-Kopp, L.M., Ram, N., Lydon-Staley, D.M., & DuPuis, D. (in press). Children's sensitivity to cost and reward in decision making across distinct domains of probability, effort, and delay. Journal of Behavioral Decision Making.
This was a fun project that used a novel task. You can find out more about the task and see some associated data viz (sample below) on this blog.
Look out for the latest Geier Brain Lab paper that was accepted recently:
Geier, C.F., Roberts, N., & Lydon-Staley, D.M. (in press). The effects of smoking abstinence on incentivized working memory. Substance Use and Misuse.
I defended my dissertation this July and moved to Philadelphia to begin a postdoc with Dani Bassett in the Complex Systems Group at the University of Pennsylvania.
I will miss all the wonderful people I have been lucky to get to know at Penn State but I am excited to get started at my new job!
The Society for Research on Child Development meeting was in Austin, TX this April. I presented a talk on emotion network density in adolescents and how it is associated with symptoms of depression using some really nice daily diary data from the Fosco Family P.O.W.E.R. Lab.The paper associated with the talk will hopefully be on its way out the door soon!
I was also a co-author on a talk from Grace Mak - another grad student in the Human Development & Family Studies program at Penn State.
I was a co-author on posters from Lisa Gatzke-Kopp's lab. Here is one of them being presented by the immensely talented Roisin White!
It's always fun to get to conferences and get excited about science again! Looking forward to the next one!
Our paper on day-to-day changes in sleep and its association with drug craving in patients in treatment for nonmedical use of prescription drugs is out at Addictive Behaviors. Using a daily diary design, we demonstrated that days of poorer than usual sleep quality were associated with higher than usual drug cravings. We also showed that the association between sleep and craving was partly explained by how positive affect changed alongside sleep quality.
This was a fun collabroation between Penn State University Park and Penn State Hershey.
Penn State News interviewed co-author Bo Cleveland about the paper and it is out today.