bookmark_borderRachel Bomysoad received several grants for her dissertation project

Rachel Bomysoad received several grants to support her dissertation project, Project Choices: An Experimental Serious Video Game for Performance-Based Risk Assessment.

1. Psi Chi 2022-23 Summer Graduate Research Grant (July 2023): $1500

2. American Academy of Forensic Psychology Dissertation Grants in Applied Law/Psychology (May 2023): $2000

3. Montclair State University PhD Program in Clinical Psychology Research Award (March 2023): $1500

bookmark_borderDrs. King and Morgan receive grant from the American Psychology–Law Society

Dr. King and his Co-Principal Investigator (Co-PI), Dr. Robert Morgan of Southern Illinois University, were awarded a grant (Research to Enhance the Impact and Diversification of Psychology and Law Research) from the American Psychology–Law Society (AP-LS), Division 41 of the American Psychological Association (APA) for their proposal, Serious Video Game Technology for Correctional Assessment and Treatment: Project Choices.

Project Choices is a serious video game technology for correctional assessment and treatment, focused on decision-making circa reentry to the community from incarceration. It incorporates a bibliotherapy form of the evidence-based cognitive behavioral treatment program for justice-involved persons developed by Dr. Morgan and his colleagues, Changing Lives and Changing Outcomes (CLCO).

The funded project has several aims.

  • Expand the number of scenarios featured in the adult version of Project Choices.
  • Make more user-friendly the export of player performance metrics for Project Choices.
  • Adapt Project Choices into a version for justice-involved youth.
  • Ready Project Choices and Project Choices: Youth Version for dissemination to the field.
  • Amass materials for an evaluation of the assessment utility of the Project Choices technology.