2020 SPA Convention Poster Winners

Good news!! Although we were very disappointed that the 2020 SPA convention could not be held in San Diego due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are happy to say the poster judges still completed their reviews, and we have two First Place winners in the General Competition and two in the Diversity Group—one for Thursday and one for the (planned) Saturday night of the convention—plus two honorable mentions for each night. We have uploaded the winners’ posters to the website below so they can still share their posters with you! Join us all from afar in congratulating the winners!

We look forward to celebrating the winners together next year in Boston! In the meantime, take good care and stay well.

The 2020 SPA Poster Awards Committee

Joni L. Mihura, PhD, ABAP, Chair

Thursday Judges

Francesca Ales, PhD, John E. Kurtz, PhD, Paul A. Arbisi, PhD

Saturday Judges

Christopher J. Hopwood, PhD, Nicole M. Cain, PhD, Ryan J. Marek, PhD


The Incremental Validity of Transdiagnostic Dimensions of Personality and Psychopathology in Predicting Important Psychological Outcomes.

Emily Dowgwillo, Michelle Stein, Mark A. Blais, Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical Center


Predicting Smoking and Nicotine Dependence From The DSM-5 Alternative Model For Personality Disorder Traits

Alexandra L. Halberstadt, Pennsylvania State University, Carillon J. Skrzynski, Carnegie Mellon University, Aidan C.G. Wright, University of Pittsburgh, Kasey G. Creswell, Carnegie Mellon University


The Link Between Trauma and Codependency in Predicting Relationship Quality

Savannah Grier, Liza S. Rimsky Long Island University, Nicole Cain, Rutgers University, Kevin B. Meehan, Long Island University


The Clinical Utility of Personality Pathology Frameworks: A Meta-Analytic Review

Adam P. Natoli, Robert F. Bornstein, Gordan F. Derner School of Psychology, Adelphi University


The Indirect Effects of Narcissism on Antagonism and Anger Rumination

Courtney K. Mason, Chandler J. McDaniel, Hilary L. DeShong, Mississippi State University


Correlates of Borderline Personality Disorder Symptoms: A Primary Care Study

Khrystyna Melnyk, University of Detroit Mercy, John Jones, United States Air Force, Laura Richardson, Massachusetts General Hospital/Harvard Medical Center, John Porcerelli, University of Detroit Mercy

2020 Diversity Poster Awards

Thursday WINNER

Test-Retest Reliability for the English and US Spanish MMPI-2-RF in Latinx University Students

Bernardo Iracheta, Tessa Long, AndyTorres, Frances Morales, Alfonso Mercado, Jaime Anderson, Texas State University

Saturday WINNER

Validity of the Personality Inventory for DSM-5 Short Form (PID-5-SF) in Latinx Undergraduates

Tessa Long, Stephanie Haugh, Andy Torres, Frances Morales, Alfonso Mercado, Jaime Anderson, Texas State University

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