Publications and Presentations

Crossman, M.K. (In Press). Effects of interactions with dogs on human psychological distress. Journal of Clinical Psychology.

Easterbrooks, M.A., Crossman, M.K., Caruso, A., Raskin, M., & Miranda-Julian, C. (in press). Maternal mind-mindedness and toddler behavior problems: The moderating role of maternal trauma and post-traumatic stress. Development and Psychopathology.

Crossman, M.K., Kazdin, A.E., & Matijczak, A. (2016, October). What does it mean to be a “dog person”? Development of the Canine Attitude Scale. Invited talk presented at the Yale University Department of Psychology. New Haven, CT.

Crossman, M.K. (2016, September). The Benefits of Dogs for Human Mental Health. Invited talk presented as part of the Yale Science Diplomats talk series. New Haven, CT.

Crossman, M.K. (2016, July). Companion Animals and Mental Health. Invited talk presented as part of the Guilford Free Library Lecture Series. Guilford, CT.

Crossman, M.K. (2016, April). Interactions with animals. Invited talk presented at the 3rd annual Yale Child Study Center Spotlight on Anxiety: Complementary and Alternative Approaches for Anxiety, Stress, and Wellness. New Haven, CT.

Crossman, M.K. (2016, March). Brief unstructured interaction with a dog reduces distress. Invited talk presented at the Yale University Department of Psychology. New Haven, CT.

Casados, A.T, & Crossman, M.K. (2016, January). “I don’t need help, but you do”: The actor-observer bias as a barrier to the identification and treatment of mental illness. Poster to be presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Crossman, M.K., Casados, A.T., & Connelly, R. (2016, January). Inherent vice: How viewing psychological symptoms as part of the “True Self” may be a barrier to treatment-seeking. Poster to be presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Crossman, M.K., Kazdin, A.E., & Knudson, K. (in press). Brief unstructured interaction with a dog reduces distress. Anthrozoös.

Crossman, M.K., & Kazdin, A.E. (2015). Letter to the editor: Additional evidence is needed to recommend acquiring a dog to families of children with autism spectrum disorder: A response to Wright and colleagues. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.

Crossman, M.K., & Kazdin, A.E. (2015, July). Using interactions with animals to reduce psychological distress: A review. Paper presented at the 24th annual conference of the International Society of Anthrozoology, Saratoga Springs, NY.

Casados, A., Crossman, M.K., Javdani, S. & Baskin-Sommers, A.R. (2015, June). The impact of psychopathology, race, and environmental context on violent offending in a male adolescent sample. Poster  presented at the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, Chicago, IL.

Crossman, M.K., Kazdin, A.E., & Knudson, K. (2015, May). Brief interactions with a dog reduce stress: A Proof of concept study. Poster presented at the annual convention of the Association of Psychological Science, New York, NY.

Crossman, M.K., & Kazdin, A.E. (2015). Animal visitation programs in colleges and universities: An efficient model for reducing student stress. In A. Fine (Ed.), Handbook on Animal-Assisted Therapy: Theoretical Foundations and Guidelines for Practice (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Academic Press.

Crossman, M.K. (2015, February). Using interactions with animals to reduce the burden of mental illness. Invited talk presented at the Yale University School of Medicine. New Haven, CT.

Crossman, M.K. (2014, August). Therapy dogs in university settings: Prevalence, supporting evidence, and future directions. Poster presented at the Division 17 Student Poster Session at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, D.C.

Easterbrooks, M.A., Crossman, M.K., Caruso, A., & Raskin, M. (2014, June). Maternal trauma exposure moderates links between mind-mindedness and toddlers’ behavior problems. Paper presented at the 14th World Congress of the World Association for Infant Mental Health, Edinburgh, Scotland.

Crossman, M.K., Levesque, T., & Li, L. (2013, October). “But what does Fido think?”: Maternal use of mind-related language in the presence of a pet. Poster presented at the 53rd Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Bridgeport, CT.

Crossman, M.K., Easterbrooks, A, & Carusso, A. (2013, April).“What do you think you are doing?”: Examining the relationship between maternal cognitive constructs and children’s development in an at-risk population. Poster presented at the 2013 Biennial Meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Seattle, WA.

Crossman, M.K., Easterbrooks, A, & Carusso, A. (2012, October).“What do you think you are doing?”: Examining the relationship between maternal cognitive constructs and children’s development in an at-risk population. Poster presented at the 2012 Tufts University Summer Scholars Poster Session, Medford, MA.

Crossman, M.K., & Mueller, M.K. (2012, October). “She is very afraid of strangers”: Human-animal relationships and the development of empathy. Poster presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the New England Psychological Association, Worcester, MA.

Crossman, M.K., Pruitt, E.R., Aizenman, A., & Marshall, C. (2011, May). Intersectional invisibility: Societal perceptions of warmth and competence of individuals with two subordinate identities. Poster presented at the annual meeting for the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.