• abbott,christina
Visiting Assistant Professor of Psychology
Psychology

Biography

2012-Present  Psychology Department, Franklin & Marshall College, Visiting Assistant  Professor

2011-2012       Psychology Department, Franklin & Marshall College, Lancaster Campus (Adjunct/Part-time Faculty) 

2011-2012       Psychology Department, Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster Campus (Adjunct/Part-time Faculty) 

2010-2011       Psychology Department, Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster Campus

2008-2010        Psychology Department, Harrisburg Area Community College, Lancaster Campus (Adjunct/Part-time Faculty)

2006-2008         Center for Opinion Research, Franklin & Marshall College, Senior Research Fellow

2003-2006         Center for Opinion Research, Franklin & Marshall College, Assistant Director.

1998-2003          Center for Opinion Research, Millersville University  Grant Funded Program  Coordinator

1998-2002          Center for Neurobehavioral Health, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Neuropsychometrician

1997-1998          Cognitive Assessment Project & AIDS Community Alliance, Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Research Assistant

1996-1998          Center for Opinion Research, Millersville University, Graduate Assistant

Education



2010   Philadelphia College of osteopathic Medicine

             Doctor of Psychology, Clinical Psychology

2006  Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine

             Master of Science, Clinical Psychology

1998   Millersville University

             Master of Science, Clinical Psychology

1994   Lock Haven University of Pennsylvania

             Bachelor of Arts, Psychology



Research

Health psychology, behavioral medicine, neuropsychology

Publications

Yost, B. A., Abbott, C. L., Harding, J. & Markel, J. (2007, February) Worth the cost? A research note on optical mark read technology and response rates. Public Opinion Pros. Available at http://www.publicopinionpros.norc.org/from_field/2007/feb/yost.asp

Sims, B., Yost, B. A., & Abbott, C. L. (2006). The efficacy of victim services programs: Alleviating the psychological suffering of crime victims? Criminal Justice Policy Review, 17, 387-406.

Yost, B.A., Sims, B., Abbott, C.L. (2005). Use and nonuse of victim services programs: Implications from a statewide survey of crime victims.  Criminology and Public Policy, 4(2), 361 – 384.

Yost, B., Abbott, C. Harding, J. & Knittle, A. (2005, June). Among the Amish: Interviewing Unique Populations on Sensitive Topics. Public Opinion Pros. Available at http://www.publicopinionpros.norc.org/from_field/2005/june/yost.asp

Abbott, C. Yost, B. and Harding J. (2003).  Personality type as a predictor of interviewer performance. Survey Research, 34(2).

Presentations

Yost, B. A., Harding, J. L., Abbott, C. L, & Knittle, A. (2005). The do not call registry: Friend or foe? The effect of the do not call list on survey response. Presented to the American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Conference, May 2005, Miami, FL.

Harding, J. L., Knittle, A., Yost, B. A., & Abbott, C. L. (2005). Amish women’s health survey: Methodological considerations with unique populations on sensitive topics. Presented to the American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Conference, May 2005, Miami, FL.

Abbott, C.L., Yost, B.A., Harding, J.L. (2004). Measures of Personality Type and Interviewer Performance: Tools for Interviewing Training. Presented to the American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Conference, May 2004, Phoenix, AZ.

Abbott, C.L., Yost, B.A., Harding, J.L. (2004).  Effects of Optical Mark Read (OMR) Technology on Response Rates of Self-Administered Surveys.  Presented to the American Association for Public Opinion Research Annual Conference, May 2004, Phoenix, AZ.

Abbott, C., Yost, B, & Harding, J. Personality Type as a Predictor of Interviewer Performance. Presented at the American Association for Public Opinion Annual Conference, May 2003, Nashville, TN.

Abbott, C., Marks, E., & Thyrum, E.  Self-Efficacy and Its Relationship to Psychological Adjustment to HIV.  Presented to Society for Behavioral Medicine – Annual Conference, April 2002, Washington, D.C.T

hyrum, E., Murphy-Reiley, V., & Abbott, C.  Perception of Control and Quality of Life in Individuals with HIV.  Presented to Society for Behavioral Medicine – Annual Conference, March 1998, San Diego, CA.

Course Information

Introductory Psychology and lab; health psychology