curriculum vitae

Thuy-vy Nguyen
thuy-vy.nguyen@rochester.edu

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CONTACT INFORMATION
498-A Meliora Hall
Department of Clinical & Social Sciences in Psychology
Box 270266
University of Rochester
Rochester, NY 14627

EDUCATION

2011 – present The Department of Clinical & Social Sciences in Psychology
University of Rochester
Ph.D. Student in Social-Personality Psychology
2009 – 2011 School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences
Claremont Graduate University
M.A., Psychology
2006 – 2008 School of Social Sciences
University of California, Irvine
B.A., Cognitive Sciences

CLINICAL EXPERIENCE

Developmental Specialist, December 2008 – April 2009

Children’s Learning Connection, Inc., Fountain Valley, CA

School Counselor, September 2008 – December 2008

Outreach Concern, Inc., Santa Ana, CA

TALKS & PAPER PRESENTATIONS

Nguyen, T. T. (August 2010). Exploring the Relationship between Creative Solitude and Life Satisfaction. Paper presented at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

Nguyen, T. T., Ryan, R. (May 2014). Manifestations of Personality Traits in Social and Solitary Experiences. Paper presented at the Inaugural Meeting of Social Psychologists around Western New York, Rochester, NY.

Nguyen, T. T., Deci, E. L. (August 2014). Overcome Perfectionism: The Buffering Effect of Autonomy in Maintaining Resilience Against Failure. Symposium presented at the APA Division 10 Hospitality Suite at the 122th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Nguyen, T. T. (May 2015). Breaking the Wall of “Me Time”. 3-minute presentation at the 2015 Falling Walls Lab Rochester organized by the University of Rochester and the Falling Walls Foundation.

Nguyen, T. T., Ryan, M. R., Deci, E. L. (May 2015). The value of solitude in daily well-being: A Self-determination perspective. Symposium presented at the 2nd Annual Meeting of the Social Psychologists Around Western New York conference, Buffalo, NY.

Nguyen, T. T., Ryan, M. R., Deci, E. L. (May 2016). How solitude affects mood: The bigger picture. Paper presented at the 3rd Annual Meeting of the Social Psychologists Around Western New York conference, Syracuse, NY.

Nguyen, T. T., Ryan, M. R., Deci, E. L. (August 2016). Cultivating the benefits of daily solitude: The role of autonomous motivation in moderating the effect of practicing solitude on daily well-being. Paper presented at the 15th International Conference on Motivation, Thessaloniki, Greece.

INVITED TALKS

American Jewish University, Los Angeles, CA April 2010
University of California, Santa Barbara, CA July 2015
Carleton University, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada January 2016
State University of New York at Potsdam, Potsdam, NY May 2017

POSTER PRESENTATIONS

*Cui, F., Nguyen, T. T., McPhetres, J. K., & Deci, E. L. (January 2017). Influence of Information on Uncertainty. Poster presented at the 17th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Personality, San Antonio, TX.

Nguyen, T. T., Pearlman, S.L., & Davis O.C. (July 2011). Developing Self-Insight: The Self-Determination Theory Perspective. Poster presented at the Second World Congress on Positive Psychology, Pennsylvania, PA.

Nguyen, T. T., & Davis, O.C. (August, 2011). Solitary Activities and Happiness Orientations. Paper presented at the 119th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Nguyen, T. T., &  Davis, O.C., & Deci, E. L. (August 2012). Intrinsic Striving for Excellence versus Introjected Pursuit of Perfection. Poster presented at the 13th International Conference on Motivation, Frankfurt am Main, Germany.

Nguyen, T. T., & Deci, E. L. (June 2013). The Role of Autonomy in the Pursuit of Perfection. Poster presented at the 5th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory, Rochester, New York.

Nguyen, T. T., & Deci, E. L. (February 2014). Perfectionism is Not Adaptive Unless it is By Choice. Poster presented at the Happiness and Well-Being Pre-conference at the 15th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Nguyen, T. T., Ryan, M. R., & Deci, E. L. (February 2015). The Capacity to Be Alone. Poster presented at the 16th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Nguyen, T. T., Ryan, M. R., & Deci, E. L. (May 2015). How Time Alone Predicts Daily Well-Being: The Self-Determination Perspectives. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Nguyen, T. T., & Deci, E. L. (May 2015). Motivation Determines Optimal Benefits of Personal Standard Perfectionism on Learning. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Nguyen, T. T., Ryan, R. M., Deci, E. L. (January 2016). Being Alone and Unoccupied: Cultivating the Benefits of True Solitude for daily life. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Nguyen, T. T., Ryan, M. R., & Deci, E. L. (January 2017). Differentiated Effects of Solitude on Affect Activation and Affect Valence. Poster presented at the 17th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Personality, San Antonio, TX.

*Panny, B., Nguyen, T. T.,, & Deci, E. L. (January 2017). Solitude, Social Interaction, and Daily Well-being. Poster presented at the 17th annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Personality, San Antonio, TX.

PUBLICATIONS

Davis, O. C., & Nguyen, T. T. (2017). Conditional Positive Regard. In V. Zeigler-Hill, T.K. Shackelford (eds.), Encyclopedia of Personality and Individual Differences, DOI 10.1007/978-3-319-28099-8_1458-1

Hu, T., Guo, H., Sun, H., Nguyen, T. T., & Luo, J. (2017). Spice up Your Chat: The Intentions and Sentiment Effects of Using Emoji. arXiv preprint arXiv:1703.02860.

Hu, T., Xiao, H., Nguyen, T. T., & Luo, J. (2017). What the language you tweet says about your occupation. arXiv preprint arXiv:1701.06233.

McPhetres, J. K., & Nguyen, T. T. (2017). Using findings from the cognitive science of religion to understand current conflicts between religious and scientific ideologies. Religion, Brain, and Behavior.

Nguyen, T. T., Deci, E. L. (2016). Intrinsic versus Extrinsic Motivation. In H. L. Miller, Jr. (Ed), The SAGE Encyclopedia of Theory in Psychology (pp. 475-478). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE publications, Inc.

Nguyen, T. T., Deci, E. L. (2016). Can It Be Good to Set the Bar too High? The Role of Motivational Regulation in Moderating the Link from High Standards to Academic Well-Being. Learning and Individual Differences, 45, 245–251. doi:10.1016/j.lindif.2015.12.020

Nguyen, T. T., Ryan, M. R., Deci, E. L. (2017). Solitude as an Approach to Affective Self-Regulation. Manuscript revised and resubmitted. 

Nguyen, T. T., Soenens, B. (under review). The Role of Motivation for Solitude in College Freshmen’s Adjustment: Examining the Interplay With Social Support And The Role of Perceived Parental Autonomy Support

Nguyen, T. T., Weinstein, N., & Ryan, M. R. (in preparation). Beyond the Big-Five and Attachment: Dispositional Autonomy as a Reliable Predictors of Solitary Experiences.

Nguyen, T. T., Zuckerman, M. (2016). The Links of God Images to Women’s Religiosity and Coping with Depression: A Socialization Explanation of Gender Difference in Religiosity. Journal of Psychology of Religion and Spirituality.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/rel0000060

FELLOWSHIPS / AWARDS / GRANTS

2017 Awe and Interest in Science. Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching and Learning. National Science Foundation: GR506000. $1200. (Role: Co-PI)
2017 University of Rochester’s “Three Minute Thesis” Competition 1st Place Winner.
2017 American Psychological Foundation Visionary Grants. Application submitted.
2017 Society of Personality and Social Psychology’s Diversity Fund Graduate Travel Award. Awarded.
2017 Society of Personality and Social Psychology’s Graduate Travel Award. Awarded.
2016 Graduate Student Association’s Conference Travel Funding Award. University of Rochester, New York, USA. Awarded.
2016 American Psychological Association’s International Conference Registration Grant. Awarded.
2015 Dean’s Travel Award from the Office of Graduate Studies at University of Rochester, New York, USA. Awarded.
2012 American Psychological Association Student Travel Award. Awarded.
2011 American Psychological Association Division 10’s “3-Minute Thesis” Competition 2nd Place Winner.
2011 American Psychological Association Student Travel Award. Awarded.
2011 Dean’s Travel Award from the School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences at Claremont Graduate University, Claremont, California, USA. Awarded

HONORS THESES SUPERVISED

Cui, F. (2017). Does Supportive Relationship Influence People’s Goal Pursuit?

Hughes, S. (2015). Self-Disclosure Experiences as a Function of Perfectionistic Self-Promotion: Analyses of Mediation and Moderation Factors.

Panny, B. (2017). The Effects of Eudemonic Pursuits and Intentions on Awe and the Need for Cognitive Closure.

 

* Undergraduate students supervised

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