Curriculum Vitae

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PERSONAL DATA

Position

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
Wayne State University

Address

Department of Psychology
Wayne State University
5057 Woodward Ave. 8th Floor
Detroit, MI 48202
Office Phone: 313-577-0962
E-mail address: catalina.kopetz@wayne.edu

EDUCATION

Ph.D. in Social Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park (2007)
M.A. in Social Psychology, University of Maryland, College Park (2002)
M.A. in Experimental Psychology, Universite de Savoie, Chambery, France (2000)
B.A. in Psychology, “Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (1998)

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Research Assistant Professor, Center for Addictions, Personality, and Emotion Research
University of Maryland, College Park, 2011-2013

Visiting Assistant Professor in Applied Psychology, Department of Clinical Psychology
“Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania, 2009-2013

Faculty Research Associate, University of Maryland, College Park (2008 – 2011)
Graduate Assistant, University of Maryland, College Park (2001-2007)

Visiting Research Fellow, Universite de Savoie, Chambery, France (2001)
Faculty Research Assistant, “Babes-Bolyai” University, Cluj-Napoca, Romania (1998-2001)

HONORS AND AWARDS

Fellow of the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, 2014
National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Director’s Award, 2010
Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Diversity Fund Travel Award, 2002
Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Student Travel Award, 2002
Graduate Student Award, University of Maryland, 2002
Teaching and Research Fellowship, French Department of Education, 2001
Graduate Fellowship, Romanian Government, 1999-2000

EXTERNAL FUNDING

“Mechanisms underlying intermittent compared to daily smoking”
National Cancer Institute (R21CA222939-01), 2018-2020
Role: Principal investigator

“Mechanisms underlying intermittent compared to daily smoking”;
Wayne State University, Office of the Vice President for Research, 2017-2018
Role: Principal investigator

“Early psychosocial deprivation and risk taking among adolescents in Romania”
International Research Collaboration on Drug Abuse and Addiction Research, National Institute of Drug Abuse (1R21DA031357-01), 2012-2014
Role: Principal investigator

“Mechanisms of change”; Administrative Supplement for “Stage II trial of novel behavioral activation intervention for smoking cessation” (R01DA018730-06S1), 2012-2013
Role: Principal investigator

“Translating drinking and driving risk information into risk perception” (R01 AA020510-01A1), 2012-2017
Role: Co- investigator

“Reducing the association between crack cocaine and sex exchange through automatic counteractive self-Control”, College of Behavioral and Social Sciences, Dean’s Initiative, 2011-2012
Role: Principal investigator

“Risk taking propensity and distress tolerance in risk behavior among adolescents in Romania”
Children’s Hospital Boston Sub-award (05-86011-000-HCD), 2010-2011
Role: Principal investigator

“Implicit and explicit mechanisms in crack cocaine and sex trade association”
Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Awards (NRSA) For Individual Postdoctoral Fellows, National Institute of Drug Abuse (1F32DA026253-01), 2009-2011
Role: Principal investigator

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

  • Society for Experimental Social Psychology
  • Society for the Study of Motivation
  • Society for Personality and Social Psychology
  • Association for Psychological Science

INVITED PRESENTATIONS

It’s risky, therefore I do it: Counterfinality as a source of perceived instrumentality of risk behavior as means to goals
Invited talk at the Departmental Colloquium, University of Sapienza, Rome, Italy (July, 2018)
Invited Seminar, Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg, Germany (May, 2018)

Self-defeating behavior as goal pursuit
Invited talk at the Departmental Colloquium, University of Lausanne, Lausanne, Switzerland (March, 2018)
Invited Seminar, Helmut Schmidt University, Hamburg, Germany (May, 2018)
Invited talk at the Departmental Colloquium, New York University, Abu Dhabi (April, 2017)

Risky sexual behavior as means to the goal of interpersonal connection
Invited talk at the Departmental Colloquium, University of Cologne (November, 2016)

Another look at impulsivity; Could Impulsive behavior be strategic?
Invited talk at the Research Center for Group Dynamics, University of Michigan (October, 2015)

Another look at impulsivity; Could Impulsive behavior be strategic?
Invited talk at the Departmental Colloquium, University La Sapienza, Rome (July, 2015)

Self-control success and failure. Implications for understanding and changing self-defeating behavior.
Invited Symposium at the European Congress of Psychology, Milan, Italy (July, 2015)

Risk Behavior as motivated cognition and action.
Invited presentation at the Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Columbus, OH. (October, 2014)

For better or for worse; Resource mobilization for motivated cognition and action
University of Pittsburgh, Social Psychology Brown Bag (January, 2015)

Risk-taking as motivated cognition and action
Université Pierre-Mendes, France, Department of Psychology (March, 2012)

Mechanisms of self-regulation: Implications for choice and risk behavior
University of Maryland, R.H. Smith School of Business, Department of Marketing (October, 2011)

Cognitive and motivational self-regulatory processes in risky behavior.
Yale University, Department of Psychiatry, Division of Substance Abuse (January, 2011)

Self-regulation of risky behavior.
University of Maryland, Baltimore VA Medical Center (March, 2010)

Theoretical and methodological aspects of priming research in social psychology.
University of Maryland, Social and Organizational Psychology Brown Bag (Oct., 2008)

Conflict, multifinality and choice: A goal systemic analysis of eating behavior.
Annual Meeting of Society for Experimental Social Psychology, Boston, MA (Oct., 2003).

Social aspects of cognitive functioning in the elderly.
Universite de Savoie, France (March, 2001)

EDITORIAL SERVICE

Consulting Editor:

Comprehensive Results in Social Psychology

Ad-Hoc Reviewer:

Journal of Personality and Social Psychology
Current Directions in Psychological Science
Personality and Social Psychology Review
Journal of Consumer Psychology
Journal of Experimental Social Psychology
Journal of European Social Psychology
Psychological Science
Motivation and Emotion
Social Psychology
Social Cognition
Journal of Behavioral Decision Making
Personality Disorders: Research, Theory, and Treatment

GRANT PANELS

National Science Foundation (reviewer)
Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (reviewer)
French National Agency for Research (Agence Nationale de la Recherche) (reviewer)
Romanian National University Research Council (panel member)