Sarah  Kollat 

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Senior Instructor in Human Development and Family Studies

Contact Information

106-A Henderson Building
The Pennsylvania State University
University Park PA 16802

814-865-3491

(fax) 814-863-7963

sxh345@psu.edu

Research Interests

My therapeutic interests lie in the application of behavioral therapy in the treatment of Autism Spectrum Disorders. In the past I have worked as a behavior specialist focused on the treatment of children with a diagnosis on the Autism Spectrum. My therapeutic approach involves the application of Applied Behavior Analysis and Verbal Behavior Therapy.

Education

M.S., 2004, Developmental Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
Ph.D., 2007, Developmental Psychology, The Pennsylvania State University
B.A., 2003, Psychology, Youngstown State University

Specializations

Presentations:

Kollat, S.H., & Parker, J.G. (2006, March). The When of It: Clarifying the Role of Situational Factors in Adolescent Aggression. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.

Kollat, S.H., & Parker, J.G. (2005, April). What, Me Jealous? Social Sensitivity, Emotion Regulation, and Young Adolescents’ Aggressive Responses to Friendship Interlopers. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, GA.

Holowach, S. (2004, October). What, Me Jealous? Social Sensitivity, Emotion Regulation, and Young Adolescents’ Aggressive Responses to Friendship Interlopers. Paper presented at the 2004 Annual Developmental Showcase, The Pennsylvania State University.

Posters:

Kollat, S.H., and Parker, J.G. (2008, July). Social Operators: Contingent Self-esteem and its Links to Bistrategic Control in Inner-city Peer Groups. Poster presented at the 20th meeting of the International Society for the Study of Behavioural Development (ISSBD) in Wuerzburg, Germany.

Kollat, S.H., and Parker, J.G. (2007, March). It’s All in the Outcome: The Role of Conditional Parenting in Children’s Development of Contingent Self-Esteem and Peer Maladjustment. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Boston, MA.

Kollat, S.H., Townsend, T.G., & Nix, R.L. (2006, March). Examining the Role of Emotion Regulation in Children’s Adjustment after Community Violence Exposure. Poster presented at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research on Adolescence, San Francisco, CA.
 

Professional Experience

2006-Present: Instructor, Department of Human Development and Family Studies,The Pennsylvania State University

2005-2006: Behavior Specialist/Mobile Therapist, Northwestern Human Services, State College, PA

2003-2006: Teaching Assistant, Department of Psychology, and Department of Human Development and Family Studies, The Pennsylvania State University

2002: Research Assistant, Department of Psychology, Youngstown State University

2001: Research Assistant, The Paula and Anthony Rich Center for Autism, Youngstown State University

Selected Publications

Walls, T.A., & Kollat, S.H. (2006). Agency to agentic personalities: The early to middle childhood gap. In D. Mroczek & T. D. Little (Eds.), The handbook of personality development. Mahwah, NJ: Erlbaum.