The Department of Psychology
Location: VC 8283
I earned my BS at the State University of New York at Binghamton, an MS in Clinical Psychology at Northwestern University and a PhD in Clinical Psychology at Northwestern University. My Clinical Internship and Post-Doctoral Fellowship were completed at Brown University.
Sleep loss, Fatigue and Effort
The research in our lab focuses on the effects of sleep deprivation and fatigue on performance requiring varying degrees of effort. I am particularly interested in how people make choices depending on the effort tasks require and one’s current level of energy resources. Researchers in our lab have been exploring the impact of fatigue and sleep loss on the use of mental short-cuts, choice behavior in math tasks, engagement in social situations an d risk-taking.
Other researchers in our lab are considering how attitudes and behaviors responsible for environmental protection vary over time, how the genders conceive of environmental protection differently and how various ethnicities consider environmental protection. We are also exploring the factors responsible for engagement in environmentally protective behaviors.
Our lab consists of dedicated post-graduate and undergraduate students who have a passion for research and who enjoy working on projects as a team. Many of our researchers have had presented posters at regional and national professional conferences and a number have been authors on papers published in peer-reviewed journals.
First Row: Tiffani Ng, Belinda Chiu, Yakub Huda, Yasemin Kizil, Ashley Lee
Second Row: Darren Lin, Eunjung Lee-Furman, Sara Dowd, Rachel Jespersen, Viktoriya Konstantinova, Keren Fefer, Anastasia Martinova, Mindy Engle-Friedman, Max Cotton, Isaac Setton
For more information on our lab, please visit our sleep lab and environmental psychology lab.
Psychology of Sleep
My Psychology of Sleep course (Psychology 3054) addresses a wide variety of sleep elements including sleep stages, developmental changes in sleep, the physiology of sleep, sleep deprivation and dreaming.
The Environmental Psychology course I teach (Psychology 3185) considers various environmental issues and how humans interact with and respond to issues regarding the environment and environmental protection.
Ethics and Legal Issues in Mental Health Counseling
The graduate level Ethics and Legal Issues in Mental Health Counseling course (Psychology 9814) focuses on ethics in the therapeutic setting including issues of acculturation, bias, boundaries, confidentiality and conflicts of interest.
I have been the Baruch College Ombuds since fall 2002. The Baruch College Ombuds office offers a confidential, neutral and independent resource for faculty, staff and students within the Baruch College community to voice concerns and complaints. We attempt to help find solutions and resolve conflicts that arise between members of the College.
Chair, Baruch College Task Force on Sustainability
Launched in the spring of 2008, Baruch College’s Task Force on Sustainability http://blsciblogs.baruch.cuny.edu/sustainability/ is part of the City University of New York’s Sustainability Project http://www.cuny.edu/about/resources/sustainability/about-us/project.html and Mayor Bloomberg’s PLANYC http://www.nyc.gov/html/planyc2030/html/home/home.shtml.
The Baruch College Task Force on Sustainability works to create a culture within the Baruch community, including students, faculty and staff, which understands, values and practices environmental protection, seeks to solve sustainability issues at the College and facilitates broad College-based learning about sustainability.
I have been the chair of the Baruch College Task Force on Sustainability since its inception and I am a member of the New York State Sustainability Education Working Group.
NSF-Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU)
The Department of Psychology at Baruch College, City University of New York is site of a training program funded by the National Science Foundation entitled Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU). The program offers advanced research training for one academic year to 12 undergraduate students who attend colleges and universities in the New York metropolitan area. The program targets students belong to historically disadvantaged groups. REU students will begin working in August 2013 and complete the training program in May 2014. Students will be paid $2100 per 14-week semester to work at least 10 hours per week in one of the ongoing psychology research labs at Baruch College.
For more information and an application please visit the REU site.
Publications of Interest
(Bold indicates student author)
Engle-Friedman M. (2013). Impact of Sleep Loss on Subjective and Objective Effort. In: Kushida C.A. (ed.) The Encyclopedia of Sleep, Vol. 1, pp. 300-305. Waltham, MA: Academic Press.
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, (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.
Presentations of Interest
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, Worcester, MA.
Gunn, H., Hayrapetyan, L., Furman, G., Lee, E., Maculaitis, M., & Engle-Friedman, M. (2011). Who Affects Our Attitudes Towards Sustainability? 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, May 26-29, Washington, DC.
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, Cambridge, MA.
Past and Present Members of Our Lab
Mindy Engle-Friedman’s Students
(Those in Bold Became Our Lab Managers)
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 worked in my lab and for whom I was their research, thesis or dissertation advisor
Anu Murthy (Baruch College) - Master’s Mentor
Gillian Garcia (Baruch College) - Master’s Mentor
Daniel Geiger (Baruch College) - Master’s Mentor
Lee’at Sharoni (Baruch College) - Doctoral Mentor
Lilia Hayrapteyan (Baruch College) - Master’s Mentor
Martine Maculaitis (Baruch College) – Research project mentor
Lab Members – Summer 2012
From left to right:
Natalia Beskrovnaya, Sara Dowd, Rachel Jesperson, Karina Barron, Viktoriya Konstantinova, Yakub Huda, Max Cotton, Eunjung Lee,Tiffani Ng, Andrew Leno, Priya Puliyampet, Gleb Furman, Renelle Lawrence, Mindy Engle-Friedman