Natalie Ciarocco, Ph.D.

Associate Professor

Department Advising Coordinator

Ph.D., Case Western Reserve University

M.A., Case Western Reserve University

B.A., Case Western Reserve University

Office: Howard Hall, Room 144

Phone: 732-263-5481

Email: nciarocc@monmouth.edu

CV URL: Natalie Ciarocco's CV

Web site: Natalie Ciarocco

Regularly Taught Courses:

PY202: Career Preparation in Psychology

PY207: Social Psychology

PY220: Research I: Methods and Basic Data Analysis Laboratory

PY320: Research III: Experimental Methods and Laboratory

PY407: Social Cognition

PY491: Research IV: Thesis in Psychology

About:

Dr. Ciarocco became excited about social psychology when she began working in a psychology laboratory as a work-study student her sophomore year. Her favorite part of the research process is designing studies, making the research classes a perfect fit for her to teach. When away from campus, Dr. Ciarocco is busy with home improvements, baking, her dogs, and her little girl. She also enjoys travel, reading, and movies.

Research Interests:

Research interests are in the field of social psychology.  Current research focuses on one's capacity for self-control, based on the idea that self-control is a limited, central resource. The implications of self-control in interpersonal relationships are being explored.  This research examines the role of self-regulation in ostracism, self-presentation, rejection, and infidelity.

Professional Associations:

Association for Psychological Science

Eastern Psychological Association

Society for Personality and Social Psychology

Society for the Teaching of Psychology

Awards:

Excellence and Innovation in Undergraduate Teaching Award (2006), Recipient from the Charles E. Schmidt College of Science; Florida Atlantic University

Professor of the Year (2006), Florida Atlantic University; MacArthur Campus

Professor of the Year (2005), Florida Atlantic University; Treasure Coast Campus

Selected Works:

Scholarly Articles:

(* indicates student co-author)

Ciarocco, N. J., Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., & Van Volkom, M. (2013). The impact of a multifaceted approach to teaching research methods on students' attitudes. Teaching of Psychology, 40, 20-25. doi:10.1177/0098628312465859

Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., Ciarocco,N. J., *Pettenato, M. & *Stephan, J. (2012). Pick me up: Ego depletion and receptivity to relationship initiation. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 29, 1071-1084.

Ciarocco,N. J., Echevarria, J.* & Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2012). Hungry for Love: The Influence of Self-Regulation on Likelihood of Infidelity. Journal of Social Psychology, 152, 1-14. doi: 10.1080/00224545.2011.555435

Ciarocco, N. J., Dinella, L. M., & Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2011). Strategies for making psychology self-relevant in and out of the classroom.In R. Miller & B. Rycek (Eds.), Promoting student engagement: Volume I: Programs, techniques and opportunities [E-book]. Society for the Teaching of Psychology. teachpsych.org/Resources/Documents/ebooks/pse2011vol1.pdf

Ciarocco, N. J., Vohs, K. D., & Baumeister, R. F. (2010). Some good news about rumination: Task-focused thinking after failure facilitates performance improvement. Journal of Social and Clinical Psychology, 29, 1057-1073.

Twenge, J. M., Baumeister, R. F., DeWall, C. N., Ciarocco, N. J., & Bartels, J. M. (2007). Social exclusion reduces prosocial behavior. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 92, 56-66.

Ciarocco, N. J. (2007). Modeling of behavior.In R. F. Baumeister & K. D. Vohs (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Social Psychology. Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Baumeister, R. F., DeWall, N., Ciarocco, N. J., & Twenge, J. M., (2005). Social exclusion impairs self- regulation. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 589-684.

Vohs, K. D., Baumeister, R. F., & Ciarocco, N. J. (2005). Self-regulation and self-presentation: Regulatory resource depletion impairs impression management and effortful self-presentation depletes regulatory resources. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 88, 632-657.

Vohs, K. D., & Ciarocco, N. J. (2003). Interpersonal functioning and self-regulation: A literature review.  In R.F. Baumeister & K.D. Vohs (Eds.) Handbook of Self-Regulation: Research, theory, and applications. New York: Guilford.

Presentations/Invited Talks:

Ciarocco, N. J., & Hatchard, C. J. (2013, June). Curricular Opportunities for Professional Development. Symposium conducted at Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Staunton, VA.

Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., & Ciarocco, N. J. (2013, January). What's The Point?: A New Approach to Teaching Research Methods.  Invited talk at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Teaching Pre-conference, New Orleans, LA.

Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., & Ciarocco, N. J. (2012, October).  It All Starts with a Question: A New Perspective on Teaching Methodology.  Keynote address at the STP Best Practices Conference: Best Practices in Teaching Statistics and Research Methods, Atlanta, GA

Ciarocco, N., Strohmetz, D.B., &. (January, 2011). Teaching through example: How to use empirical studies to teach research methods. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete, FL

Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., Ciarocco, N. & Strohmetz, D.B. (January, 2011). Teaching the science of psychology: A collection of resources. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Pete, FL.

Ciarocco, N. (June, 2009). Headliners: Making psychology self-relevant through current media. Symposium conducted at Eastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Staunton, VA.