Research

My primary research interests are in the areas of interpersonal relationships, diversity, and current social issues.

Recent publications:
Clark, M.S., Lemay, E.P., Graham, S.M., Pataki, S. P., & Finkel, E.J. (in press). Ways of giving and receiving benefits in marriage: Norm use and attachment related variability. Psychological Science.

Pataki, S.P. (2009). Pathways in and out of homelessness and the potential for positive change. [Review of the book The Culture of Homelessness]. Analyses of Social Issues and Public Policy.

Pataki, S.P. (2006, September 27). Multicultural education and prejudice prevention. [Review of the book Preventing Prejudice: A Guide for Counselors, Educators, and Parents] . PsycCRITIQUES -Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 51(No. 39), Article 12.

Webster, S.K., McMinn, J.G., Lunnen, K., Medvin, M., Pataki, S. & Gittis, A. (2006). Multi-level integration of student research in a psychology/neurosceince curriculum. CUR Quarterly, 26, 133-139.

Recent presentations:
Pataki, S.P. (2009). Making global connections within the Psychology of Women classroom: Connecting to Kenya. Presented at the Division 35 Pre-convention Workshop on Teaching the Psychology of Women at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, in Toronto, Canada.

Pataki, S.P., & Kepins, J. (2009). Relationship stability and expression of emotion among dating couples. Poster session presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Meeting, in Toronto, Canada.

Pataki, S.P. (2009). Peace studies at Westminster College and its role in education related to diversity. Presented at the International Faculty Workshop at Western Galilee College, Akko, Israel.

Recent student presentations:
Cugini, A., & Pataki, S.P. (2010). Stigma associated with couples by racial composition and age. Paper presented at the Western Pennsylvania Undergraduate Research Conference, Slippery Rock, PA.

Kutzner, J., Long, S., & Pataki, S.P. (2010). Relationship Quality with Parents, Peers and Romantic Partners: Influences Over Young Adult's Important Life Decisions. Poster presented at the 24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Missoula, MT.

McClintock, M, & Pataki, S.P. (2010). Attachment Style and Unmitigated Communion Between Women in Egypt and Women in the United States. Poster presented at the 24th National Conference on Undergraduate Research, Missoula, MT.

Roberts, N., Fathelbab, S. & Pataki, S.P. (2009). Attachment style and gender role adherence within families in the United States and Egypt. Poster presented at the 23rd National Conference on Undergraduate Research, LaCrosse, WI.

Roberts, N., Fathelbab, S. & Pataki, S.P. (2009). Attachment style and gender role adherence within families in the United States and Egypt. Poster session presented at the Eastern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Pittsburgh, PA.