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Education

 University of Virginia                                    Charlottesville, VA, USA                                  Present

            Ph.D. program in Cognitive Psychology

            Advisor: Dr. Michael Kubovy

University of Virginia                                       Charlottesville, VA, USA                        August 2011-May 2012

            M.A. in Psychology

            Advisor: Dr. Michael Kubovy

            Thesis: The specificity of expertise: Is the clave pattern the “key” to Latin salsa music? 

 Elizabethtown College                                   Elizabethtown, PA, USA                          August 2005-May 2009

B.A. in Psychology (Honors in the Discipline)

B.A. in Music (Honors in the Discipline)

Summa Cum Laude, Honors Program Graduate, College Scholar

Thesis: Leadership and culture: A comparison of the United States and South Africa


Awards and Honors
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program (GRFP) Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2011-2014
  • Presidential Fellowship, University of Virginia, 2010-2015
  • Travel Grant, Elizabethtown College, 2009
  • National Psi Chi Research Award, APS Conference [San Francisco], 2009
  • Third Place, Undergraduate Poster Award, Lebanon Valley Social Science Research Conference, 2009
  • Theodore Presser Scholarship, Elizabethtown College, 2008
  • Honors Program Award of Achievement, Elizabethtown College, 2008
  • College Scholar, Elizabethtown College, 2007-08 & 2008-09
  • Hershey Foods Honors Program, Elizabethtown College, 2005-2009
  • Presidential Scholarship, Elizabethtown College, 2005-2009


Publications

Getz, L., Marks, S. & Roy, M. (in press). Level of stress, optimism, and music training predict whether people use music for cognitive stimulation or emotional regulation. Psychology of Music.

Getz, L., Chamorro-Premuzic, T., Roy, M. & Devroop, K. (2012). The relationship between affect, uses of music, and music preferences in a sample of South African adolescents. Psychology of Music.


Manuscripts

Getz, L., Barton, S. & Kubovy, M. (in preparation). Requiredness Perception: Is the clave pattern the “key” toLatin salsa music?


Presentations

Getz, L., Salona, P., Yu, M. & Kubovy, M. (2012, November). “Clave Rap”: The Segmentation of Linguistic Auditory Necklaces. Talk presented at the 11th Annual Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting (APCAM), Minneapolis, MN.

Roy M., Jones, M., Getz, L., Schnarrs, E., & Devroop, K. (2012, July). Effect of  Participating in a Music Program on Students’ Outlook. Poster presented at the International Congress of Psychology Convention, Cape Town, South Africa.

Getz, L., Kondrad, R., Kubovy, M. & Keen, R. (2012, May). Age, Exposure, and Music Training as Indicators of Rhythm Discrimination Abilities. Poster accepted at the 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Roy, M., Getz, L., Jones, M., Schnarrs, E. & Devroop, K. (2012, May). Effect of a Music Intervention in a South African School on Students’ Outlook. Poster accepted at the 24th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.

Getz, L. (2012, April). The Specificity of Expertise: Is the Clave Pattern the “Key” to Latin Salsa Music? Talk presented at Cognitive Lunch, University of Virginia.

 Getz, L., Barton, S. & Kubovy, M. (2012, March). Clave Pattern Discrimination in Latin Salsa Music. Poster presented at the 12th Robert J. Huskey Research Exhibition, Charlottesville, VA.

 Getz, L., Hopkins, E. B. & Proffitt, D. (2012, February). A Dynamic Analysis of Physiological Changes During Music Listening. Poster presented at the North Carolina Cognition Conference, Durham, NC.

 Getz, L., Barton, S. & Kubovy, M. (2011, November). Is the Clave Pattern the “Key” to Latin Salsa Music? Poster presented at the 10th Annual Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting (APCAM), Seattle, WA.

 Getz, L., Marks, S. & Roy, M. (2011). Stress and Optimism Predict Music Usage and Music Preferences. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, D.C.

Getz, L. (2011). The Limits of Implicit Binding: The Need for Syncopation is Arbitrary in Naïve Listeners. Talk presented at Cognitive Lunch, University of Virginia.

Getz, L. (2010). Music Training Increases Bilateral Processing in a Dichotic-Listening Task. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

 Getz, L., Roy, M. & Devroop, K. (2009). Cross-cultural Differences in Music Use within a South African Secondary School. Poster presented at the Society for Education, Music, and Psychology Research Day Conference: “Music and Familiarity,” Hull, United Kingdom.

 Getz, L. (2009). Music Training Does Not Increase Shadowing Accuracy in a Dichotic-Listening Task. Poster presented at the 21st Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.

 Getz, L. (2009). Leadership and Culture: A Comparison of South Africa and the United States. Poster presented at the Lebanon Valley Social Science Research Conference, Annville, PA.

 Getz, L. (2008). Cross-Cultural Differences in Leadership Among High School and College Students in the United States and South Africa. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the National Collegiate Honor Society, San Antonio, TX. 


Professional & Teaching Experience

Teaching Assistant, August 2012-present (University of Virginia) 

             ·      Introduction to Cognition (Fall 2012)

             ·      Research Methods & Statistics Lab (Spring 2013)

Research Assistant to Dr. Tomas Chamorro-Premuzic, September-November 2009 (Goldsmiths, University of London)

Center for Survey Research, January-August 2009 (Penn State Harrisburg, PA) 

Research Assistant to Dr. Michael Roy, September 2007-May 2009 (Elizabethtown College)

Psychology Department Teaching Assistant, August 2007-May 2009 (Elizabethtown College)

·      General Psychology and Research Methods and Statistics I & II classes


Professional Memberships

 Association of Psychological Sciences (APS): 2009-present

Society for Education, Music, and Psychology Research (SEMPRE): 2009-present

Psi Chi: 2006-present

Alpha Lambda Delta: 2005-present


Professional Committees/Service

University of Virginia Cognitive Area Representative, 2012-2013

University of Virginia Professional Issues Committee, 2010-2013 (Chair 2011-2013)

University of Virginia Cognitive Lunch Series Coordinator (2011-2012)

Elizabethtown College Psi Chi President, 2008-2009

Elizabethtown College Psi Chi Treasurer, 2007-2008

Elizabethtown College Academic Integrity Committee 2007-2009


Reviewer Experience

Reviewer for APS Student Grant Competition & Student Research Awards, 2010-present

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Laura Getz,
Nov 30, 2012, 12:00 PM
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