Lab Research

My research interests are fairly broad and span the disciplines of developmental psychology, psychometric science, and evolutionary psychology.  Consequently, projects within my lab reflect this broad orientation.  Recently, my lab has focused on identifying the mediators of the attachment to parents and adjustment to college relationship.  We have also conducted several studies focused on differential grandparent investment in grandchildren—as a function of paternity certainty.  Finally, we are currently developing a new measure of materialism based on attachment theory.   

Forrest, T.  (2019).  A test of the factor structure of the Multidimensional Sexuality Questionnaire.  Poster presented at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association Psi Chi poster session, Chicago, IL.  Winner of the Psi Chi Undergraduate research prize. 

Bishop, D., Hansen, A. M., Keil, A. J., & Phoenix, I. V. (2019).  Parental attachment and adjustment to college: The mediating role of avoidant coping.  The Journal of Genetic Psychology, 180, 31-44. 

Easley, A. (2018).  Alcohol consumption and generative development in middle adulthood.  Poster presented at the annual Midwestern Psychological Association Psi Chi poster session, Chicago, IL.  Winner of the Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Prize.   

Lothary, A. & Bishop, D. (2017).  Generativity and alcohol consumption in middle adulthood.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA. 

Bishop, D.  (2016).  Level of grandparent investment.  In Shackelford, T. K. & Weekes-Shackelford, V. A. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Evolutionary Psychological Science.  New York: Springer International Publishing.

Bishop, D., Okoneski, A. & Chittick, A. (2015). The development and preliminary validation of the Attachment to Material Objects Scale.  Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science annual meeting, New York, NY.

Bishop, D., Johnson, P., Yao, Y., Osterman, B., and Palkit, N. (2015). The mediating role of loneliness in the attachment and materialism relationship.  Poster presented at the Association for Psychological Science annual meeting, New York, NY.

Bishop, D., Frei, A., Weselmann, R., Conley, J., Reading, J. & Rauworth, L.  (2014).  The role of grandparent ratings of phenotypic resemblance in discriminative grandparental investment: Study 2.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Natal, Brazil.

Bishop, D., Harlynn, E. Nyman, A. & Sthapit, S. (2014).  Attachment and college adjustment: The mediating role of instrumental coping.  Poster presented at the annual convention of the Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Bishop, D., Albert, R., Gonzalez, A., Nichols, K., & Ziegeweid, R.  (2011) Does resemblance calibrate differential grandparental solicitude?  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Montpillier, France.