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RESEARCH


Dr. Lack's research is wide-ranging and covers many different topics, from various types of psychopathology to personality and paranormal belief to innovative teaching methods. To download copies of publications please visit his Research Gate profile.

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Training and academic positions
Research interests
Books and monographs
Peer reviewed articles and chapters
Published conference abstracts
Symposia, lectures, and papers
Selected poster presentations
Honors & awards
Editorial activities
Community & public presentations

CALEB W. LACK, PH.D

Associate Professor of Psychology, University of Central Oklahoma

ACADEMIC TRAINING

Ph.D. in Psychology
July 2006
Oklahoma State University, Clinical Psychology program (APA accredited)

M.S. in Psychology
December 2003
Oklahoma State University, Clinical Psychology program (APA accredited)

B.A.  in Psychology
May 2001
Oklahoma State University
Honors College degree, Cum Laude

LICENSURE

Health Service Provider Psychologist, State of Oklahoma (#1143), January 2012 to present

Psychologist, State of Arkansas (#07-37P), December 2007 to July 2014

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies

Southwestern Psychological Association

Oklahoma Psychological Society

Center for Inquiry – On Campus 

Skeptics Society

Skeptics@UCO (founding advisor)

FACULTY APPOINTMENTS

University of Central Oklahoma
~ Associate Professor (August 2015 to present)
~ Practicum coordinator, counseling/MFT (August 2010 to present)
~ Assistant Professor (August 2009 to May 2015)

Arkansas Tech University
~ Assistant Professor (August 2006 to May 2009)

RECENT COURSES TAUGHT

Undergraduate
~ General psychology
~ Abnormal psychology
~ Science vs. pseudoscience
~ Seminar on anxiety disorders

Graduate
~ Personality & psychopathology assessment
~ Psychological science
~ Advanced counseling
~ Child and adolescent counseling
~ Practicum I and II

RESEARCH INTERESTS

Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Tourette’s Syndrome, and Tic Disorders

Critical thinking & scientific skepticism

Use of technology in psychological treatment and assessment

Innovative methods for teaching psychology

BOOKS AND MONOGRAPHS

Lack, C.W., & Rousseau, J. (2016). Critical Thinking, Science, & Pseudoscience: Why You Can’t Trust Your Brain. New York: Springer. (link)


Lack, C.W. (Editor) (2015). Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Etiology, Phenomenology, and Treatment. United Kingdom: Onus Books.  (link)


Abramson, C. I., & Lack, C. W. (Editors) (2014). Psychology Gone Astray: A Selection of Racist & Sexist Literature from Early Psychological Research. United Kingdom: Onus Books.  (link)


Lack, C.W. (2013). Mood Disorders: An Introduction. United Kingdom: Onus Books.  (link)


Lack, C.W. (2013). Anxiety Disorders: An Introduction. United Kingdom: Onus Books.  (link)


Lack, C.W. (2008). Tornadoes, Children, and Posttraumatic Stress. VDM Verlag Dr. Mueller e.K.: Germany.  (link)

PEER REVIEWED ARTICLES AND BOOK CHAPTERS

Student co-authors are bolded To download copies of papers please visit Dr. Lack's Research Gate profile 

Lack, C.W. (in press). What is OCD? In A. Lewin & E.A. Storch (Eds.), Understanding OCD: A Guide for Parents and Professionals. London, UK: Jessica Kingsley Publishers.

Riggin, B.M., & Lack, C.W. (in press). Cognitive-behavioral therapy for obsessive-compulsive and related disorders. Current Psychiatry Reviews.

Lack, C.W., & Riggin, B. M. (in press). Using objective personality assessment for effective treatment planning. In J. Abramowitz, D. McKay, & E.A. Storch (Eds.), Handbook of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder Across the Lifespan. Indianapolis, IN: John Wiley & Sons.

Sickles, J., Huskey, A., Schrantz, K., & Lack, C.W. (2015, May). The relationship between intelligence and religiosity: A critical review of the literature. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 1-10.

Lack, C.W., Huskey, A., Weed, D.B., Highfill, M.J., & Craig, L. (2015). The etiology of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. In C.W. Lack (Ed.), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Etiology, Phenomenology, and Treatment, pp. 25-42. United Kingdom: Onus Books.

Lack, C.W., & McMillan, S. (2015). What is Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder? In C.W. Lack (Ed.), Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Etiology, Phenomenology, and Treatment, pp. 9-24. United Kingdom: Onus Books.

Lack, C.W. (2014). Why you can’t trust your brain. In Clint, E., Pearce, J.M.S., & Erikson, B.A. (Eds.), 13 Reasons to Doubt, pp. 41-56. United Kingdom: Onus Books.

Lack, C.W. & Abramson, C.I. (2014). Race, psychology, and scientific racism. In C.I. Abramson & C.W. Lack (Eds.), Psychology Gone Astray: A Selection of Racist & Sexist Literature from Early Psychological Research, pp. 5-20. United Kingdom: Onus Books.

Lack, C.W. & Abramson, C.I. (2014). Methodological issues in comparative research. In C.I. Abramson & C.W. Lack (Eds.), Psychology Gone Astray: A Selection of Racist & Sexist Literature from Early Psychological Research, pp. 21-26. United Kingdom: Onus Books.

Lack, C.W., & Storch, E.A. (2013). Treating pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. In L. Grossman & S. Walfish (Eds.), Translating Research into Practice: A Desk Reference for Practicing Mental Health Professionals, pp. 65-67. New York, NY: Springer.

McCoy, C., Napier, D., Craig, L., & Lack, C.W. (2013). Controversies in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Minerva Psichiatrica, 54(2), 115-128.

Lack, C.W., Lehmkuhl Yardley, H., & Dalaya, A. (2013). Treatment of multiple co-morbid anxiety disorders. In E. Storch & D. McKay (Eds.), Handbook of Treating Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders, pp. 309-319. New York, NY: Springer.

Lack, C.W., & Thomason, S.P. (2013). Projective personality assessment of anxiety: A critical appraisal. In D. McKay & E. Storch (Eds.), Handbook of Assessing Variants and Complications in Anxiety Disorders, pp. 203-216. New York, NY: Springer.

Lack, C.W. (2012). Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Evidence-based treatments and future directions for research. World Journal of Psychiatry, 2(6): 86-90.

Lack, C.W. (2012). How to protest a ‘psychic.’ Skeptical Inquirer. Available from http://www.csicop.org//specialarticles/show/how_to_protest_a_psychic

Storch, E. A., Jones, A. M., Lack, C. W., Ale, C. M., Sulkowski, M. L., Lewin, A. B., De Nadai, A. S. & Murphy, T. K. (2012). Rage attacks in pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: Phenomenology and clinical correlates. Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, 51(6), 582-592.

Lack, C.W., Lorenzi, N.M., Dewan, N.A., & Riley, R.T. (2011). Evaluating the impact of Behavioral Healthcare Informatics. In N.A. Dewan, N.M. Lorenzi, R.T. Riley, & S.R. Bhattacharya (Eds.), Information Technology Essentials for Behavioral Health Clinicians (pp. 181-194). New York, NY: Springer-Verlag.

Lack, C.W., Doan, R., & Young, P. (2011). Working with children in schools after traumatic events. In J.E. Warnick, K. Warnick, & A. Laffoon, (Eds.). Educational policy and practice: The good, the bad and the pseudoscience. Volume II: Applied practices (pp. 1-19). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers.

Morgan, J.R., Lack, C.W., & Storch, E.A. (2010). The utilization of technology in the treatment of obsessive compulsive disorder. In L. Berhardt (Ed.), Advances in Medicine and Biology (Volume 6) (pp. 161-176). Hauppauge, NY: Nova Science Publishers, Inc.

Lack, C.W., Sullivan, M.A., Scott, S.M., & Beck-Xaysuda, L. (2010). To attribute or not to attribute, that is the post-traumatic question. In P. Anninos, M. Rossi, T.D. Pham, C. Falugi, A. Bussing, & M. Koukkou (Eds.), Recent Advances in Clinical Medicine (pp. 174-179). Instanbul, Turkey: WSEAS Press.

Kincheloe, M.T., Weed, D., & Lack, C.W. (2010). Facebook and psychology: Use and misuse of social networks. In P. Anninos, M. Rossi, T.D. Pham, C. Falugi, A. Bussing, & M. Koukkou (Eds.), Recent Advances in Clinical Medicine (pp. 80-83). Instanbul, Turkey: WSEAS Press.

Weed, D., Kincheloe, M.T., & Lack, C.W. (2010). Psychotherapy trainees and social networking use. In P. Anninos, M. Rossi, T.D. Pham, C. Falugi, A. Bussing, & M. Koukkou (Eds.), Recent Advances in Clinical Medicine (pp. 225-227). Instanbul, Turkey: WSEAS Press.

Lack, C.W., Beck, L., & Hoover, D. (2009). Use of social networking by undergraduate psychology majors. First Monday, 14 (12). Available online at http://firstmonday.org/htbin/cgiwrap/bin/ojs/index.php/fm/article/view/2540/2407

Lack, C.W., Storch, E.A., Keely, M., Geffken, G.R., Ricketts, E., Murphy, T.K., & Goodman, W.K. (2009). Quality of life in children and adolescents with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Social Psychiatry and Psychiatric Epidemiology, 44, 935-942.

Lack, C.W. & Pelling, N. (2009). Who are Australian counsellors and how do they attend to their professional development? In N. Pelling, J. Barletta, & P. Armstrong (Eds.), The Practice of Clinical Supervision. Bowen Hills, Queensland: Australian Academic Press.

Storch, E.A., Milsom, V., Lack, C.W., Geffken, G.R., Jacobs, M.L., Goodman, W.K., & Murphy, T.K. (2009). Sleep-related problems in youth with Tourette’s Syndrome and chronic tic disorder. Child and Adolescent Mental Health, 14 (2), 97-103.

Lack, C.W., & Green, A. (2009). Mood disorders in children and adolescents. Journal of Pediatric Nursing, 24, 13-25.

Lack, C. W., Sullivan, M. A., & Knight, L. A. (2008). Assessing posttraumatic stress in children: A review and further examination of the psychometrics of Frederick’s Reaction Index. Journal of Child and Adolescent Trauma, 1, 225-232.

Scheider, A.F., Storch, E.A., Geffken, G.R., Lack, C.W., & Shytle, R.D. (2008). Psychometric properties of the Hoarding Assessment Scale in college populations. Illness, Crisis, and Loss, 16, 227-236.

Storch, E.A., Murphy, T.K., Lack, C.W., Geffken, G.R., Jacobs, M.L., & Goodman, W.K. (2008). Sleep-related problems in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Journal of Anxiety Disorders, 22, 877-885.

Challis, C., Pelling, N., & Lack, C.W. (2008). The biopsychosocial aspects of Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder: A primer for practitioners. Counselling Australia, 6, 3-15.

Lack, C. W., & Storch, E. A. (2008). The use of computers in the assessment and treatment of obsessive–compulsive disorder. Computers in Human Behavior, 24, 917-929.

Lack, C. W., & Sullivan, M. A. (2008). Attributions, coping, and exposure as predictors of long-term posttraumatic distress in tornado exposed children. Journal of Loss & Trauma, 13, 72-84.

Storch, E.A., Lack, C.W., Geffken, G.R., Grabill, K., Merlo, L.J., Jacobs, M.L., Murphy, T.K., & Goodman, W.K. (2007). Associations between miscellaneous symptoms and symptom subtypes: An examination of pediatric Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder. Behavior Research and Therapy, 45, 2593-2603.

Storch, E.A., Lack, C.W., Simons, L.E., Murphy, T.K., & Geffken, G.R. (2007). A measure of functional impairment in youth with Tourette’s Syndrome. Journal of Pediatric Psychology, 32, 950-959.

Storch, E.A., Lack, C.W., Merlo, L.J., Geffken, G.R., Jacobs, M.L., Murphy, T.K., & Goodman, W.K. (2007). Clinical features of children and adolescents with Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder and hoarding symptoms. Comprehensive Psychiatry, 48, 313-318.

Storch, E. A., Merlo, L. J., Lack, C., Milsom, V., Geffken, G. R., Goodman, W. K., & Murphy, T. K. (2007). Quality of life in youth with Tourette's Syndrome and chronic tic disorder. Journal of Clinical Child and Adolescent Psychology, 36, 217-227.

Lack, C.W., Storch, E.A., & Murphy, T.K. (2006). More than just monsters under the bed: Assessing and treating pediatric OCD. Psychiatric Times, 23 (3), 54-57.

PUBLISHED CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS & ABSTRACTS 

Student co-authors are bolded

Lack, C.W., Highfill, M.J., McCoy, C., & Weed, D. (2012). Physiological reactivity to humor in the socially anxious. Česká A Slovenská Psychiatrie, 108 (supplement 1), 249.

Lack, C.W., Lewin, A.B., Ale, C., Jones, A., Murphy, T.K., & Storch, E.A. (2012). Rage attacks in youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder: Phenomenology and clinical correlates. Česká A Slovenská Psychiatrie, 108 (supplement 1), 99.

Espinoza-Varas, B., Jang, H., Lack, C., & Luna, B. (2011). Executive abilities for spoken-word commands: Inhibiting conflicting responses in voice-tone classification by adolescents and adults. Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 130, 2715.

Lack, C.W., Storch, E.A., Geffken, G.R., Ricketts, E.D., & Murphy, T.K. (2011, September). Quality of life in youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder. 15th World Congress of Psychiatry Abstract Book, 71.

Espinoza-Varas, B., Jang, H., Lack, C.W., & Luna, B. (2011). Inhibitory control for conflicting spoken-word information in adolescents and adults a low risk for alcohol use disorder (AUD). Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research, 35, 921.

Lack, C.W. (2010). To attribute, or not to attribute, that is the post-traumatic question. In P. Anninos, M. Rossi, T.D. Pham, C. Falugi, A. Bussing, & M. Koukkou (Eds.), Recent Advances in Clinical Medicine, 59. Istanbul, Turkey: WSEAS Press.

Lack, C.W. (2009). Training in evidence-based psychology at the Master’s level. Proceedings of the XXXII Interamerican Congress of Psychology, 32, 333. Lack, C.W. (2009). Disseminating evidence-based psychology in the community. Proceedings of the Interamerican Congress of Psychology, 32, 334.

SYMPOSIA, LECTURES, & PAPERS

Student co-authors are bolded

Lack, C.W. (2015, September). Teaching outside the box. Invited talk at TEDxUCO, Edmond, OK. (watch online)

Lack, C.W. (2014, February). Transforming students & the world via new media assignments. Inaugural TeTalk (Transformative Education Talk) presentation for the Center for Excellence in Transformational Teaching and Learning, Edmond, OK. (watch online)

Lack, C.W., Lewin, A.B., Ale, C., Jones, A., Murphy, T.K., & Storch, E.A. (2013, July). Rage attacks in youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder: Phenomenology and clinical correlates. Symposium presentation at the World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Lima, Peru.

Storch, E., Whiteside, S., McKay, D., Lack, C.W., Bjorgvinsson, T., Geffken, G., & Riemann, B. (2013, July). Handling comorbidity, varieties of symptom presentation, and parental involvement in the treatment of youth with OCD. Panel discussion at the World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Lima, Peru.

Lack, C.W. (2013, February). From 0 to 35,000 in a year: The impact of student-created documentaries via YouTube. Paper presented at the annual Heartland eLearning Conference, Edmond, Oklahoma.

Lack, C.W. (2013, February). Class assignments that shatter the box. Invited presentation at the annual Heartland eLearning Conference, Edmond, Oklahoma.

Lack, C.W., Lewin, A.B., Ale, C., Jones, A., Murphy, T.K., & Storch, E.A. (2012, October). Rage attacks in youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder: Phenomenology and clinical correlates. Symposium presentation at the World Psychiatric Association International Congress, Prague, Czech Republic. (watch online)

Lack, C.W. (2012, September). Media creation in the classroom: From papers to documentaries and beyond. Paper presented at the 6th annual Oklahoma Network for the Teaching of Psychology conference, Stillwater, Oklahoma.

Lack, C.W. (2012, April). Using Wikis to Enhance Student Learning and Faculty Output. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma.

Lack, C.W. (2012, March). Media creation in the classroom: From papers to documentaries and beyond. Paper presented at the annual Heartland eLearning Conference, Edmond, Oklahoma.

Ale, C. M., Jones, A. M., Lack, C., Sulkowski, M., Lewin, A. B., Murphy, T. K., & Storch, E. A. (April, 2012). Rage episodes in youth with OCD: Family influences and treatment implications. In T. Ollendick & M. Cowart (Co-chairs), Anxiety Comorbidity in Children and Adolescents: Implications for Evidence-Based Treatments. Symposium presented to the annual meeting of the Anxiety Disorders Association of America, Arlington, VA.

Espinoza-Varas, B., Jang, H., Lack, C., & Luna, B. (2011, November). Executive abilities for spoken-word commands: Inhibiting conflicting responses in voice-tone classification by adolescents and adults. Paper presented at the 162nd meeting of the Acoustical Society of America, San Diego, California.

Lack, C.W., Storch, E.A., Geffken, G.R., Ricketts, E.D., & Murphy, T.K. (2011, September). Quality of life in youth with obsessive-compulsive disorder. Symposium presentation at the 15th World Congress of Psychiatry, Buenos Aires, Argentina.

Espinoza-Varas, B., Jang, H., Lack, C.W., & Luna, B. (2011, June). Inhibitory control for conflicting spoken-word information in adolescents and young adults at low risk for alcohol use disorder. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Research Society on Alcohol, Atlanta, Georgia.

Lack, C.W. (2011, March). Using wikis to enhance student learning and faculty output. Paper presentation at the annual Heartland eLearning Conference, Edmond, Oklahoma.

Storch, E.A., Caporino, N.E., Murphy, T.K., Lack, C.W., Geffken, G.R., Jacobs, M.L., & Goodman, W.K. (2010, November). Sleep-related problems in pediatric obsessive-compulsive disorder. Symposium presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, California.

Lack, C.W. (2010, February). To attribute or not to attribute, that is the post-traumatic question. Invited plenary lecture given at the WSEAS' International Conference on Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Weed, D., Kincheloe, M., & Lack, C.W. (2010, February). Psychotherapy trainees and social networking use. Paper presentation given at the WSEAS' International Conference on Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Cambridge, United Kingdom. Kincheloe,

Kincheloe, M., Weed, D., & Lack, C.W. (2010, February). Facebook and psychology: Use and misuse of social networks. Paper presentation given at the WSEAS' International Conference on Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Cambridge, United Kingdom.

Storch, E.A., Lack, C.W., Geffken, G.R., Merlo, L.M., & Murphy, T. (2009, November). Clinical features of children and adolescents with OCD and hoarding symptoms. Symposium presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral and Cognitive Therapies, New York, New York.

Lack, C.W. (chair). (2009, June). The dissemination of evidence-based psychology in novel settings. Symposium organized for the annual meeting of the Intra-American Congress of Psychology, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Lack, C.W. (2009, June). Training in evidence-based psychology at the Master’s level. Symposium presentation at the annual meeting of the Intra-American Congress of Psychology, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Lack, C.W. (2009, June). Promotion of EBP to the psychological community. Symposium presentation at the annual meeting of the Intra-American Congress of Psychology, Guatemala City, Guatemala.

Lack, C.W. (2009, April). Publishing as a mental health professional. Invited presentation presented as part of the annual Arkansas Mental Health Counselors Association Spring Conference, Little Rock, AR.

Lack, C.W. (2009, February). Evidence-based practice in psychology: What it is and how it benefits your patients. Invited symposium presentation at the annual Arkansas Society of Medical Assistants conference, Russellville, AR.

Lack, C.W. (2007, October). Evidence-based practice in psychology: Bringing science into your practice. Invited symposium presented as part of the annual Arkansas Psychology Consortium Fall Workshop, Little Rock, AR.

Lack, C.W. (2006, November). The impact of violent videogames on aggressive behavior: A review of the scientific evidence. Invited symposium presented as part of the 8th annual Oklahoma First Amendment Congress, Stillwater, OK.

Leffingwell, T. R., Leedy, M. J., & Lack, C. W. (2005, November). A multimedia computer-based intervention for college student drinking: Short-term outcomes of a randomized trial. Symposium presentation at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior & Cognitive Therapy, Washington, DC.

Lack, C. W. (2004, September). How to make your poster stand out - in a good way. Invited workshop presented as part of the Psychology Graduate Student Association Workshop Series, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

Lack, C. W. (2003, April). Holy Archetypal Symbols, Batman! A Superheroic Introduction to Carl Jung. Invited lecture presented as part of the Psychology Undergraduate Research Colloquia at Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

Lack, C. W. (2001, April). Factors related to a change in religious behavior among young adults. Lecture presented at the annual Honors Research Colloquium, Oklahoma State University, Stillwater, OK.

SELECTED POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Student co-authors are bolded

Hall, D., Durham, J., Mather, R., & Lack, C.W. (2015, May). Physiological reactivity is negatively correlated with implicit racist attitudes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Schrantz, K., Lack, C.W., Huskey, A., & Leonard, C. (2015, March). Fundamentalism Drives IQ Differences between Theists and Non-Theists. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Leonard, C., Lack, C.W., Schrantz, K., & Huskey, A. (2015, March). Religious, Cognitive, & Personality Predictors of Intelligence. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Clint, E., Lack, C.W., Huskey, A., & Jent, K.C. (2015, March). Why Does Religiosity Relate to Belief in the Paranormal? Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Jent, K.C., Huskey, A., & Lack, C.W. (2015, March). Cognitive Need for Closure Predicts Low Scientific Skepticism. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Huskey, A., Jent, K.C., & Lack, C.W. (2015, March). Paranormal Experiences are Predictive of Poorer Mental Health. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Lack, C.W. Jent, K.C., & Huskey, A. (2015, March). Personality Characteristics Predict High versus Low Scientific Skepticism. Poster presented at the International Convention of Psychological Science, Amsterdam, Netherlands.

Lack, C.W., Huskey, A., Menotti, S., & Clint, E. (2014, May). Differences in psychological characteristics between skeptics of and believers in the paranormal. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Huskey, A., Menotti, S., Clint, E., & Lack, C.W. (2014, May). Higher paranormal beliefs are predictive of poorer mental health. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Menotti, S., Huskey, A., Clint, E., & Lack, C.W. (2014, May). Gender impacts paranormal beliefs differentially across populations. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Lack, C.W., Schrantz, K.S., & Huskey, A. (2014, May). Fundamentalism predicts intelligence over general religiosity. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Hall, D., McMillan, S., McCoy, C., & Lack, C.W. (2014, May). Anxious individuals show greater physiological response to humorous stimuli. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

Lack, C.W. (2014, May). Creating course texts by leveraging Darwikinism. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

McCoy, C., McMillan, S., Hall, D., Barnett, B., Porter, J., & Lack, C.W. (2013, July). Humor as an exposure stimuli: A physiological investigation of the response to different types of humor in the socially anxious. Poster presented at the World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Lima, Peru.

McMillan, S., McCoy, C., Barnett, B., Porter, J., Hall, D., & Lack, C.W. (2013, July). Differential physiological response to humorous stimuli in the anxious. Poster presented at the World Congress of Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies, Lima, Peru.

Lack, C.W., Highfill, M.J., McCoy, C., & Weed, D. (2012, October). Physiological reactivity to humor in the socially anxious. Poster presented at the World Psychiatric Association International Congress, Prague, Czech Republic.

Highfill, M., Lack, C.W, McCoy, C., & Weed, D. (2012, May). Physiological reactivity to different types of humor in socially anxious individuals. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Weed, D., Lack, C.W., Highfill, M., & McCoy, C. (2012, April). A physiological investigation of the theory of narrative empathy. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Oklahoma City, OK.

Highfill, M., Lack, C.W, McCoy, C., & Weed, D. (2012, April). Physiological reactivity to different types of humor in anxious individuals. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Oklahoma City, OK.

Becker, B., House, A., & Lack, C.W. (2012, April). Prevalence of pseudoscientific advertising in the media. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Oklahoma City, OK.

Thomason, S.P., & Lack, C.W. (2010, November). Presence of and impairment from obsessions and compulsions in athletes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

Weed, D.B., Winston, L.R., & Lack, C.W. (2010, November). Social aggression, gender, and sex in young adults. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies, San Francisco, CA.

White, J.S., Scott, S., & Lack, C.W. (2010, April). The relationship between fundamentalism, religiosity, and intelligence. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Dallas, TX.

Weed, D., Kincheloe, M., & Lack, C.W. (2010, April). Facebook and graduate students: The use and misuse of social networking. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Dallas, TX.

Kincheloe, M., Weed, D., & Lack, C.W. (2010, April). Undergraduate psychology majors and social networks: The use and misuse of Facebook. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Dallas, TX.

Lack, C.W., & Shepherd, H.J. (2009, November). Gender differences in self-reported social aggression among young adults. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies, New York City, New York.

Scott, S., Beck, L., Lack, C.W. (2009, November). Posttraumatic distress and attributions in college students exposed to a natural disaster. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies, New York City.

Shepherd, H.J., & Lack, C.W. (2009, February). Relationship of personality traits to social aggression in college females. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lack, C.W., Beck, L., & Hoover, D. (2009, February). Use of social networking by undergraduate psychology majors. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Green, A., Warnick, J., & Lack, C.W. (2009, February). The negative side of physical attractiveness. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, Louisiana.

Lack, C.W., Storch, E.A., Simons, L.E., Murphy, T.K., & Geffken, G.R. (2007, November). Prediction of functional impairment and quality of life in youth with Tourette’s Syndrome. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies, Philadelphia, PA.

Leffingwell, T. R., Horton, R., Mignogna, J., Jackson, M. J., Leedy, M. & Lack, C.W. (2006, April). High-risk drinking prevention among college students: Year Three. Poster presented at the Annual Oklahoma Health Research Conference, Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology, Oklahoma City, OK.

Lack, C. W., & Sullivan, M. A. (2005, November). Posttraumatic distress and attributions in children exposed to a natural disaster. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior & Cognitive Therapy, Washington, DC.

Lack, C. W., & Sullivan, M. A. (2005, November). Normative posttraumatic distress of non-disaster exposed children in a disaster prone area. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior & Cognitive Therapy, Washington, DC.

Leffingwell, T. R., Lack, C. W., Leedy, M. J., Horton, R. A., Mignogna, J., & Jackson, M. (2005, March). High-risk drinking prevention among college students: Year two. Poster session presented at the annual Oklahoma Center for the Advancement of Science and Technology Health Research Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

Lack, C. W., & Sullivan, M. A. (2004, November). Long-term Prediction of Posttraumatic Distress in Tornado Exposed Children. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans.

Lack, C. W., Sullivan, M. A., & Knight, L. A. (2004, November). Frederick’s Reaction Index: A further examination of psychometric properties. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, New Orleans, LA.

Leffingwell, T. R., Lack, C. W., & Boczar, M. J. (2004). The College Drinker’s Checkup: Development of a Multimedia Intervention for College Student Binge Drinking. Poster session at the Annual Oklahoma Health Research Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

Lack, C. W. (2004). If You Build It Properly, They Will Come: Increasing Student Use of Course Websites. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg Beach, FL.

Lack, C. W., & Sullivan, M. A. (2003). Effects of Seasonal Natural Disasters on Posttraumatic Stress Disorder Symptoms. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston.

Lack, C. W., & Sullivan, M. A. (2003). Coping and Posttraumatic Stress Symptoms in Children Exposed to a Natural Disaster. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association for the Advancement of Behavior Therapy, Boston.

Lack, C. W., Morales, B. L, Haala, K. A., Michaluk, L. M., & Abramson, C. I. (2003). Interactive Materials for the Teaching of History and Systems of Psychology. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Teachers of Psychology, Seguin, TX.

Lack, C. W. (2001). Factors Related to a Change in Religious Behavior among Young Adults. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Oklahoma Psychological Society, Edmond, OK.

HONORS & AWARDS

• Faculty Merit Credit award, $1500, University of Central Oklahoma (May 2014)

• Award for Research & Scholarship, American Association of University Professors, UCO Chapter (April 2013)

• Faculty Merit nominee for Excellence in Teaching, UCO College of Education & Professional Studies (April 2013)

• Honorary diploma from the Escuela de Psicologicá, Universidad Dr. José Mataís Delgado, San Salvador, El Salvador (awarded November 2012)

• Member, Speakers Bureau, Center for Inquiry (beginning October 2012)

• Emergent Faculty Award for Professional Contributions, UCO College of Education & Professional Studies (April 2012)

• Who's Who in America (2011)

• Phi Mu Teacher of the Month, Arkansas Tech University (November 2007)

• Graduate Research Excellence Award, Master’s level (2004)

• Phoenix Award Finalist for Outstanding Master’s candidate (2003)

• Outstanding Teaching Assistant in the College of Arts & Sciences (2002)

• Outstanding Senior Award in Psychology, College of Arts & Sciences (2001)

• Top Ten Senior nominee, Oklahoma State University (2001)

• Golden Key National Honors Society inductee (1999)

• Psi Chi International Honors society inductee (1999)

EDITORIAL ACTIVITIES

Consulting Editor, Journal of Scientific Psychology (2011-present)

Editorial Board Member, World Journal of Psychiatry (2011-2014)

Ad hoc journal reviewer

Computers in Human Behavior (2007 - present)

Journal of Anxiety Disorders (2009-present)

Journal of Obsessive-Compulsive and Related Disorders (2013-present)

Clinical Case Studies (2014)

European Child + Adolescent Psychiatry (2014)

Journal of Clinical Psychiatry (2013)

Journal of Abnormal Child Psychology (2008 - 2012)

Pharmacy and Therapeutics (2009 - 2012)

The Journal of Neuropsychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences (2011)

Comprehensive Psychiatry (2011)

Archives of Women’s Mental Health (2011)

Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry (2008 - 2010)

Developmental Psychology (2010)

BioPsychoSocial Medicine (2010)

Journal of Child & Adolescent Trauma (2010)

Journal of Pediatric Psychology (2009)

Anxiety, Stress, and Coping (2009)

Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Mental Health (2008)

Yonsei Medical Journal (2008)

Depression and Anxiety (2007-2008)

Pediatric Health (2007)

Books

Pre-publication textbook reviewer, Worth Publishers (2011)

Pre-publication textbook reviewer, Allyn & Bacon Publishers (2007-2008)

Pre-publication textbook reviewer, National Social Science Press (2007)

Pre-publication textbook reviewer, Houghton Mifflin Publishing (2006-2008)

Grants

Referee for Student Research, Creative, Scholarly Activities Grants, University of Central Oklahoma (2011-present)

Referee for Medical Research Council, London, United Kingdom (2008)

Conferences

Abstract reviewer, Association for Behavioral & Cognitive Therapies (2013-present)

Abstract reviewer, Southwestern Psychological Association (2011)

Undergraduate paper presentation judge, Oklahoma Psychological Society (2010)

Abstract reviewer, Southwestern Psychological Association (2010)

Abstract reviewer, Southeastern Psychological Association (2009)

COMMUNITY & PUBLIC PRESENTATIONS

Lack, C.W. (2015, November). The etiology of OCD: An evolutionarily-informed biopsychosocial model. Invited talk given as part of the Chambers Library Faculty Research Series, Edmond, OK. (watch online)

Lack, C.W. (2015, October). Personality and mental health in paranormal believers. Invited talk given to the OU Secular Sooners, Norman, OK. (watch online)

Lack, C.W. (2014, October). The true value of skepticism. Talk given at SkeptOKon 2014, Edmond, OK.

Lack, C.W. (2014, July). Believers in versus skeptics of the paranormal: What’s the (psychological) difference? Invited talk given to the Oklahoma Atheist’s monthly Disbelief Discourse, Edmond, OK.

Lack, C.W. (2014, June). Sharpening & leveling: How good communication leads you away from the truth. Invited talk given for the Oklahoma Skeptics Society, Oklahoma City, OK. (watch online)

Lack, C.W. (2014, February). Transforming students and the world via new media assignments. Invited talk given for the Transformative Education (TE) Talks, Edmond, OK. (watch online)

Lack, C.W. (2013, July). Blogging skepticism. Workshop given for the James Randi Educational Foundation’s annual The Amazing Meeting (TAM), Las Vegas, NV.

Lack, C.W. (2013, March). Critical thinking skills (and how to use them). Talk presented at annual Skeptics of Oz conference, Wichita, KS. (watch online)

Lack, C.W. (2012, November). Goodbye final papers…hello collaborative content creation! Talk presented at IgniteOKC 4.0, Oklahoma City, OK. (watch online)

Storch, E.A., & Lack, C.W. (2012, November). Como ayduar a nuestros hijos a manejar sus ansiedades y preocupaciones (Helping our children manage their anxiety and worry). Invited keynote to the community, San Salvador, El Salvador.

Lack, C.W., & Storch, E.A. (2012, November). Ansiedad infantil (Anxiety in children). Invited address at the Escuela de Psicologicá (School of Psychology), Universidad Dr. José Mataís Delgado, San Salvador, El Salvador.

Lack, C. W. & Storch, E.A. (November, 2012). Common behavioral and emotional problems in youth. Paper presented to the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. San Salvador, El Salvador.

Lack, C. W. & Storch, E.A. (November, 2012). An update on childhood behavioral problems and evidence-based approaches to address them. Paper presented to the Entrepreneurs’ Organization. San Salvador, El Salvador.

Lack, C. W. & Storch, E.A. (November, 2012). Common behavioral and emotional problems in youth. Paper presented to the San Salvador board of education. San Salvador, El Salvador.

Lack, C.W. (2012, June). Separating the wheat from the chaff: Distinguishing science from pseudoscience and why it matters. Invited presentation at the 2nd annual Oklahoma Freethought Conference, Tulsa, Oklahoma. (watch online)

Lack, C.W. (2012, April). Why you can’t trust your brain. Invited talk given to the Oklahoma Atheist’s monthly Disbelief Discourse, Edmond, OK. (watch online)

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