Welcome to the Sleep Lab/Environmental Psychology Lab Website

Two Areas of Exploration

The work of the lab focuses on two primary areas: sleep and effort and environmental psychology.

The first area focuses on the impact of sleep deprivation and fatigue on next day performance and effort. This year we have been exploring the role of sleep and fatigue on tasks that involve effort including social activities and the use of heuristics.  We have been preparing a new sleep deprivation study that will further explore the the role of sleep loss on social perception, social interaction and on the use energy saving strategies.

The second area focuses on the human interaction with the environment, how people understand natural resource depletion and climate change, and how attitudes and behaviors regarding environmental protection change over time.  Recent work in the lab includes a prospective study examining attitudes and behaviors concerning environmental sustainability, an assessment of the impact of a nurturing prime on environmentally related behaviors, and the how face-to-face contact in comparison to social media influences environmentally protective actions.

Who Are the Members of Our Lab?

Faculty
Mindy Engle-Friedman, Ph.D.
Department of Psychology
Baruch College
One Bernard Baruch Way
New York, New York 10010
Mindy.Engle-Friedman@baruch.cuny.edu
646-312-3815 (phone)
646-312-3781 (fax)

Lab Managers
Eunjung Lee
Tiffani Ng

Senior Lab Members
Rachel Jespersen
Sara Dowd
Max Cotton
Yakub Huda

Lab Members
Isaac Setton
Florence Lui
Anastasia Martinova
Viktoriya Konstantinova
Keren Fefer
Yasemin Kizil
Ashley Lee
Darren Lin
Belinda Chiu

How Our Lab Functions

Our lab includes post-graduate and undergraduate students who work together to develop and run new studies.  We have weekly lab meetings at which each of our lab members shares updates concerning their study.

Generally, teams of two co-principal investigators are responsible for reviewing the literature and bringing a new study to the attention of our group. Once a study has been proposed and feedback from the lab has been received, the team writes an HRPP (IRB) proposal. The team organizes all of the research materials, trains other members of the lab to work as research assistants and oversees the running of participants. The teams analyze data and prepare posters or paper for presentation and publication.

The lab is structured so that all research assistants working in the lab are resources for other members of the lab. Students who make significant contributions to a team project are invited to become co-authors on manuscripts to be submitted for presentation and publication.

Lab News

REU

Three students in our lab are current NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates award winners. 

The Baruch College NSF - REU program has been renewed for another three years. To apply for the REU program, please click here, please go to the REU site.

Publications with Undergraduate, Post-Graduate and Graduate Student Author

(Bold = undergraduate student; * = graduate student)

Hayrapetyan, L*., & Engle-Friedman, M. (2013). Risky decision making: effects of fatigue and vulnerability to fatigue. Submitted for review.

Engle-Friedman, M., Lee, E., Furman, G., Maculaitis, M.* ,& Cho, K. W.  (2010). What Affects Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Environmental Sustainability? The International Journal of Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability,  6, 41-58.

Engle-Friedman, M., Palencar, V*., & Riela, S. (2010). Sleep and effort in adolescent athletes.  Journal of Child Health Care, 14(2) 131–141.

Engle-Friedman, M., Riela, S., & Strothers, E. (2008). Objective and subjective effort as a function of sleep and energy.  Sleep and Hypnosis, 10, 61-72.

Engle-Friedman, M. & Riela, S. (2004).  Self-imposed sleep loss, sleepiness, effort and performance.  Sleep and Hypnosis, 6, 155-162.

Engle-Friedman, M., Riela, S. Golan, R. Ventuneac, A.M., Davis, C.M., Jefferson, A.D., Major, D. (2003). The effect of sleep loss on next day effort.  Journal of Sleep Research, 12, 113-124. 

Conference Presentations with Undergraduate, Post-Graduate and Graduate Student Authors

Huda, Y., & Engle-Friedman, M. (2013). The effects of fatigue on social behavior. Poster to be presented at at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science, May 23-26, Washington, DC.

Dowd, S., Cotton, M., & Engle-Friedman, M. (2013).  Unintended Consequences: Fatigue's Ability to Induce Additional Mood States. Poster to be presented at at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science, May 23-26, Washington, DC.

Lee-Furman, E.,* Furman, G*., & Engle-Friedman, M. (2013). Hurricane Sandy: Factors Related to Stress. Poster to be presented at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science, May 23-26, Washington, DC.

Ng, T.*, Jespersen, R., & Engle-Friedman, M. (2013). Does nurturing mindset play a role in environmental decision making? Poster presented at the 2013 annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Jespersen, R., Ng, T.*, Engle-Friedman, M. (2012). Testing the “motherhood mentality model”: The link between nurturance and environmental concern in women. Poster presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA.

Lawrence, R.*, Dowd, S., Martinez, B.*, Engle-Friedman, M. (2012) The effect of object attractiveness on heuristics usage. Poster presented at the 2012 annual meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Worcestor, MA.

Gunn, H.*, Hayrapetyan, L*., Furman, G., Lee, E., Maculaitis, M.*, & Engle-Friedman, M. (2011). Who Affects Our Attitudes Towards Sustainabilit. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, March 10-13, Cambridge, MA.

Hoffmann, D.A., Cho, K.W., Gunn, H.* & Engle-Friedman, M. (2011). Effects of Energy State on Recognition Memory. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science, May 26-29, Washington, DC.

Hoffmann, D.A., Hayrapetyan, L*., & Engle-Friedman, M. (2011). Effects of Fatigue on Perception of Task Difficulty. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, March 10-13, Cambridge, MA.

Puliyampet, P., Furman, G., & Engle-Friedman. (2011) Sleeping Less Than Usual and Its Effect on Effort. Paper accepted for presentation at the 25th Anniversary Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 11-15, Minneapolis, MN.

Puliyampet, P., Furman, G., & Engle-Friedman, M. (2011).  Effect of Mood State and Trait Depression on Subjective and Objective Effort. Poster submitted for consideration at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science.

Puliyampet, P., Furman, G., & Engle-Friedman, M. (2011). The Relationship Between Negative Mood States, Depression, and Subjective and Objective Effort. Poster accepted for presentation at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, March 10-13,

Semple, L., Cho, K. & Engle-Friedman, M. (2011).  The Impact of Cognitively Induced Fatigue on Effortful Behavior. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, March 10-13, Cambridge, MA.

Hayrapetyan, L.*, & Engle-Friedman, M. (2010). Effects of Sleep on Next Day Feelings of Regret and its Associated Behaviors. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science, May 27-30, Boston.

Engle-Friedman, M., Lee, E., Furman, G., Maculaitis, M*. & Cho, K. W.  (2010). What Affects Attitudes and Behaviors Regarding Environmental Sustainability? Paper presented at the 6th International Conference on Environmental, Cultural, Economic and Social Sustainability, Cuenca, Ecuador, Jan 5 - 7.

Riela, S., & Engle-Friedman, M. Total Sleep, Optimal Sleep and Percent of Optimal Sleep Measurements. (2008). Paper presented at the 22th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 7-12, Baltimore, Maryland.

Hayrapetyan, L.,* & Engle-Friedman, M. (2008). Effects of fatigue on risk taking; the moderating role of risk-taking propensity. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago.

Engle-Friedman, M. Hayrapetyan, L.*, Orodel, O. & Loshak, M. (2007). Do Sleep Problems Affect What We Eat? (2007). Paper presented at the 21th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 9-14, Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Engle-Friedman, M., & Garcia, G.* (2005).  The Expected Impact of Sleep Loss on Common Daily Activities. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 18-23, Denver, Colorado.

Engle-Friedman, M., & Palencar, V*. (2005). Sleep and Objective and Subjective Effort in Child Athletes. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 18-23, Denver, Colorado.

Hayrapteyan, L.*, & Engle-Friedman, M.  (2005). The Percent of Optimal Sleep and Daily Activities across a 24-hour Period. Paper presented at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 18-23, Denver, Colorado.

McGee, S., & Engle-Friedman, M.  (2005). Sleep Complaints and Effort. Paper presented  at the 19th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 18-23, Denver, Colorado.

Engle-Friedman, M., Brodacki, E.K., Nikulina, V. Schrock, M., & Strothers, E. (2004). Does Effort Follow a Circadian Rhythm? Paper presented at the 18th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 3-8, Chicago, IL.

Engle-Friedman, M., Komolova, M., Schrock, M., & Strothers, E. (2004). Effort and the prefrontal cortex following self-induced sleep loss in female and male students. Paper presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 3-8, Chicago, IL.

Engle-Friedman, M., & Riela, S.*  (2003). The effect of self-imposed sleep loss on effort, sleepiness and exam performance.  Paper presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 3-8, Chicago, IL

Engle-Friedman, M., Strothers, E., & Riela, S.  (2003).  The impact of naturally occurring sleep loss on effort, mood and sleepiness.  Paper presented at the 17th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 3-8, Chicago, IL.

Engle-Friedman, M., Riela, S., Davis, C.M.* Golan, R., & Murthy, A.* (2002). The impact of sleep deprivation on effort.  Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, March 7-10, 2002, Boston, MA.

Engle-Friedman, M., Riela, S., Davis, C.M.* Golan, R, Murthy, A.* (2002). Does sleep deprivation affect effort. Paper presented at the 16th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, June 8-13, Seattle, WA.

Undergraduate students who have worked in our lab

Edwin Tanizar (Baruch), Sandy Bechor (Baruch), Elizabeth Baez (Baruch), Ewa Brodacki (Brooklyn) Christine Davis (Baruch ), Maria Gantman (Brooklyn), Rama Golan (Baruch), Jason Feliciano (Baruch), Angela Jefferson (Baruch), Mariya Komolova (Hunter), Aneta Korcz (Baruch), Sandy Lulu (Baruch ), Donna Major (Baruch), Shantae McGee (City  of New York), Barbara Nejman (Baruch ,Valentina Nikulina (New York University), Luz Restrepo (Rutgers University), Suzanne Riela (Baruch), Anna Maria Rojas (Hunter ), Matthew Schrock (Baruch), Peggy Smyrniotopoulous (Baruch ), Kareen Sookoo (Baruch ), Elaine Strothers (Baruch), Harvinder Tinna (Baruch), Ana Ventuneac (Baruch), Kristina Vidov (Baruch ), Michal Zlotogorsky (Baruch), Danielle Brooks (Rutgers University), Paula Orodel (Baruch), Sara Bernstein (Baruch), Andres Orejuela (Baruch), Lisa Marie Figueroa (Baruch), Michelle Varuzza (Baruch), Joel Hoepelman,(Baruch ), Marina Loshak (Baruch),Stiliyana Stefanova (Baruch ), Vladimir Gorvits  (Baruch),Krishnakumar Reghunath (Baruch), Jacqui Momplaisir (Baruch), Emilia Sotirova (Baruch ), Anthony Carrasco (Baruch ),Martina Michlickova (Baruch), Debra Hoffmann (Baruch), Kit Cho (City of New York), Melissa Arzola (Hunter), Eunjung Lee (Baruch), Elaine Shimunov (Baruch), Jasmellie Pacheco (BMCC), Gleb Furman (Baruch), Priya Puliyampet (CCNY), Cindy Ho (Baruch), Hamish Gunn (NYU), Pooja Shah (Hunter), Kimberly Tucker (Fordham), Lennese Semple (Hunter), Steven Steigman (Baruch), Tamikia Taylor (Baruch), Mallorie Gordon (Baruch), Daisy Garcia (Hunter), Sara Rhone (CCNY), Chui Hong Wong (Hunter), Annie Tran (Hunter), Max Cotton (Baruch), Andrew Leno (Baruch), Sarah Hayes (NYU), Sara Dowd (Baruch), Tiffani Ng (Queeens),Rachel Jesperson (Baruch), Renelle Lawrence (Baruch), Belkis Martinez (Baruch), Natalia Beskrovnaya (Baruch),Isaac Setton (Baruch), Florence Lui (Columbia), Viktoriya Konstantinova (Baruch), Belinda Chiu (Baruch), Keren Fefer (Columbia), Yasemin Kizil (Baruch), Darren Lin (Baruch), Ashley Lee (Baruch), Anastasia Martinova (Baruch)

Graduate students who have worked in our lab

Anu Murthy (Baruch ) - Master’s Mentor
Gillian Garcia (Baruch ) - Master’s Mentor
Daniel Geiger (Baruch ) - Master’s Mentor
Lee’at Sharoni (Baruch ) - Doctoral Mentor
Lilia Hayrapteyan (Baruch ) - Master’s Mentor
Martine Maculaitis (Baruch ) – Research project mentor

Mindy Engle Friedman, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology
Baruch
One Bernard Baruch Way
New York, New York 10010
Mindy.Engle-Friedman@baruch.cuny.edu
646-312-3815 (phone)
646-312-3781 (fax)


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