• Political Scienc Major
  • Criminal Justice Degree Miami
  • Political Science Major Miami
  • Criminal Justice University Miami
  • Miami Criminal Justice Major
  • Major in Political Science Miami
Dr. Jeffrey N. Pickens
  • Ph.D., Florida International University; M.S., B.S., University of Florida
  • Professor of Psychology, Dept. Of Social Sciences & Counseling
  • (305) 628-6557
  • jpickens@stu.edu 

Interests:
  • Developmental / Child Psychology
  • Violence Prevention
  • Socio-Emotional Development
  • Neuroscience
  • Statistics and Research Methods
  • Self-Improvement Psychology

Projects:
  • Community Based Participatory Research on Violence Prevention
  • Socio-Emotional Development in Children and Adolescents

Publications
  • Pickens, J. (2011). Community Based Participatory Research on Youth Violence Prevention. Journal of Multidisciplinary Research, Vol3(#3), 9 – 24.
  • Pickens, J., Bachay, J., & Treadwell, L. (2009). University for Diversity: A Case Study. Journal of College and Character 10(4), 1-16.
  • Pickens, J. N. (2007). Gender Roles and Cultural Traditions: How Do They Change? In J. B. Bachay, & R. Fernández-Calienes (Eds.), Women Moving Forward: An Intersectional Lens for a Tapestry (Vol. 2, pp. 176-185). Newcastle: Cambridge Scholars Publishing.
  • Pickens, J. (2007). To Boldly Go! Star Trek Superheroes in Therapy. In R. C. Lawrence, Superheroes in Psychotherapy (pp. 243-268). New York: Springer Publishing Company.
  • Pickens, Jeffrey (2010). Challenges of Implementing the NIH Extramural Associate Research Development Award (EARDA) at a Minority-Serving University. Journal of Research Administration Volume XLI, Number 3
  • Pickens, J. (2010). Participatory Action Research to Reduce Youth Violence. Philica.com, Article 212, ISSN 1751-3030 http://philica.com/display_article.php?article_id=212
  • Pickens, J. & Cetin, G. (2010, Aug.). A University-Community Alliance for Social Justice:  Participatory Action Research to Reduce Youth Violence.; In. Community Based Participatory Research: Academicians and Community Organizations Working Together for Social Justice and Change. Society for the Study of Social Problems (August, 2010). Boston. MA
  • Pickens, J., Cetin, G. & Moise, R. (2010, May). Community Based Participatory Research on Youth Violence Prevention.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science – APS, Boston, MA May 27-30, 2010
  • Pickens, J. & Cetin, G. (2010). A University-Community Alliance for Social Justice:  Participatory Action Research to Reduce Youth Violence.; In. Community Based Participatory Research: Academicians and Community Organizations Working Together for Social Justice & Change. Society for the Study of Social Problems (August, 2010). Boston. MA 
  • Pickens, Jeffrey (2009). Socioemotional Programme Promotes Positive Behaviour in Preschoolers. Child Care & Practice, Vol 15(4), 261-270
  • Pickens, J.  (2008). Challenges of Implementing the NIH Extramural Associate Research Development Award (EARDA) at a Minority Serving University. Paper presented at the meeting of the SRA International, Washington, DC Oct. 08
  • Pickens, J.  (2007, May). Evaluation of the Peace Education Foundation abuse/violence prevention training programs for preschool teachers and parents. Presented at Florida Association of Infant Mental Health Conference, May 17-18, 2007; Bahia Mar Resort, Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Florida. 2007
  • Pickens, J; Moreno, M. & Torres, I. (2006, May). Multicultural evaluation of the Peace Education Foundation violence prevention training program for teachers and parents of preschool age children. Paper presented at the Florida Association of Infant Mental Health Conference, May 10-12, ‘06 Hyatt Sarasota Bay, Sarasota, Florida. 2006
  • Pickens, J.  (2007, May). The Peace Education Foundation violence prevention training programs for teachers and parents. Paper presented at the Florida Association of Infant Mental Health Annual "Building Our Future" Conference, May 17-18, 2007 Bahia Mar Resort, Ft. Lauderdale Beach, Florida. 2007
  • Pickens, J. (2005).  Perceptions and Attitudes of Individuals.  Organizational Behavior in Health Care (Editor: N. Borkowski). NY: Jones & Barlett Publishing. "Book of the Year Awards: The Most Valuable Texts of 2005, as chosen by AJN's panel of judges." AJN, American Journal of Nursing: Volume 106(1) January 2006 pp 51-57.
  • Hernandez-Rief, M; Field, T.; Diego, M; Vera, Y. & Pickens, J. (2005). Happy Faces are Habituated More Slowly by Infants of Depressed Mothers. Infant Behavior & Development, 29, 131-135
  • Pickens, J. & Stewart, A.  (2003) Marschak Interaction Method for evaluation of parent child play. International Association of Play Therapy. Association for Play Therapy Newsletter, Vol. 22(1), 2
  • Goodman, C. & Pickens, J. (2001). Self-Blame and Self-Esteem in College-Aged Children from Divorced Families. Journal of Divorce and Remarriage, Vol. 34 (3/4), 119-136.
  • Pickens, J., Field, T. & Nawrocki, T. (2001) Frontal EEG asymmetry in response to emotional vignettes in preschool age children, International Journal of Behavioral Development, Vol 25(2), 105 – 112
  • Field, T., Pickens, J., Prodromidis, M., Malphurs, J., Fox, N., Bendell, D., Yando, R., Schanberg, S. & Kuhn, C. (2000). Targeting adolescent mothers with depressive symptoms for early intervention. Adolescence, 35(138), 381-414.
  • Pickens, J. (2000). Child Care: Access, Affordability and Quality. 21C-On-Line: the 21st Century On-line Magazine  http://www.21c-online.com/child-care.htm
  • Field, T., Martinez, A., Nawrocki, T., Pickens, J, Fox, N. & Schanberg, S. (1998). Music shifts frontal EEG in depressed adolescents. Adolescence, 33(129), 129-116.
  • Field, T., Scafidi, F., Pickens, J., Prodromidis, M. Pelaez-M, et al. (1998). Polydrug using adolescent mothers and their infants receiving early intervention. Adolescence, 33(129), 117-143.
  • Field,T., Pickens,J., Fox,N., Gonzalez,J. & Nawrocki,T. (1998). Facial expression & EEG responses to happy & sad faces/voices by 3-month infants of depressed mothers. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 16(4), 485-494.
  • Pickens, J. & Bahrick, L. (1997). Do infants perceive invariant tempo and rhythm in auditory-visual events?  Infant Behavior & Development, 20(3), 349-357.
  • Bahrick, L. E.; Hernandez-Reif, M. & Pickens, J. (1997). The effect of retrieval cues on visual preferences and memory  in infancy: Evidence for a four-phase attention function. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 67(1) 1-20.
  • Malphurs, J., Field, T., Larrain, C.M., Pickens, J., Pelaez-Nogueras, M., Yando, R. & Bendell, D. (1996). Altering withdrawn and intrusive interaction behaviors of depressed mothers. Infant Mental Health Journal, 17(2), 152-160.
  • Pelaez-Nogueras, M., Field, T., Hossain, Z. & Pickens, J. (1996). Depressed mothers' touching increases infant affect and attention in still-face interactions. Child Development, 67(4), 1780-1792.
  • Field, T., Lang, C., Martinez, A., Yando, R., Pickens, J. & Bendell, D. (1996). Preschool follow-up of infants of dysphoric mothers. Journal of Clinical Child Psychology, 25(3), 272-279.
  • Lundy, B., Field, T., and Pickens, J. (1996). Newborns of mothers with depressive symptoms are less expressive. Infant Behavior and Development, 19, 419-424.
  • Field, T., Ironson, G., Pickens, J., Nawrocki, T., Fox, N., Scafidi, F., Burman, I., & Schanberg, S. (1996). Massage therapy reduces anxiety and enhances EEG pattern of alertness and math computations. International Journal of Neuroscience, 86, 197-205.
  • Malphurs, J., Raag, T., Field, T., Pickens, J. & Pelaez-Nogueras, M. (1996). Touch by intrusive and withdrawn mothers with depressive symptoms. Early Development and Parenting, 5(2), 111-115.
  • McKay, J., Pickens, J., & Stewart, A.L. (1996). Inventoried and observed stress in parent-child interactions. Current Psychology, 15(3), 223-234.
  • Lang, C., Field, T., Pickens, J., Martinez, A., Bendell, D., Yando, R. & Routh, D. (1996). Preschoolers of dysphoric mothers. Journal of Child Psychology and Psychiatry, 37(2), 221-224.
  • Martinez, A. Field, T., Pickens, J., Raag, T., Yando, R, Bendell, D. & Blaney, P. (1996). Mothers' perceptions of infants labeled depressed. Early Development and Parenting, 5(1) 15-22
  • Pickens, J. & Bahrick, L.E. (1995). Infants’ discrimination of bimodal events on the basis of rhythm and tempo. British Journal of Developmental Psychology, 13(3), 223-236.
  • Jones, N., Field, T., Davalos, M. & Pickens, J. (1997). EEG stability in infants and children of depressed mothers. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 28(2), 59-70.
  • Field, T., Davalos, M. & Pickens, J. (1997). Brain electrical activity stability in infants/children of depressed mothers. Child Psychiatry and Human Development, 28, 58-70.
  • Lundy, B. Field, T., Cigales, M., Cuadra, A. & Pickens, J. (1997). Vocal and facial matching in infants of moethers with depressive symptoms. Infant Mental Health Journal, 18 (3), 265-73.
  • Bahrick, L. E.; Hernandez-Reif, M. & Pickens, J. (1997). The effect of retrieval cues on visual preferences and memory in infancy: Evidence for a four-phase attention function. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 67(1) 1-20.
  • Hossain, Z., Field, T., Malphurs, J., delValle, C. & Pickens, J. (1997). Fathers' caregiving in low income African-American and Hispanic-American families. Early Development and Parenting, 6(2), 73-82.
  • Pickens, J. & Bahrick, L. (1997). Do infants perceive invariant tempo and rhythm in auditory-visual events? Infant Behavior & Development, 20(3), 349-357.
  • Raag, T., Malphurs, J., Field, T., Pelaez-Nogueras, M., Pickens, J., Martinez, A., Bendell, D. & Yando, R., (1997). Moderately dysphoric mothers behave more positively with their infants and completing the BDI. Infant Mental Health Journal, 18, 394-405.
  • Martinez, A., Malphurs, J., Field, T., Pickens, J., Yando, R., Bendell, D., delValle, C. & Messinger, D. (1996). Depressed mothers and their infants' interactions with non-depressed partners. Infant Mental Health Journal, 17(1), 74-80.
  • Bahrick, L.E. &  Pickens, J. (1995). Infants' memory for object motion across a period of three months: Implications for a four-phase attention function. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 59(3), 343-371.
  • Pickens, J., Field, T., Prodromidis, M., Pelaez-Nogueras, M. & Hossain, Z. (1995). Posttraumatic stress, depression and social support among college students after Hurricane Andrew. Journal of College Student Development, 36 (2), 152-161.
  • Pickens, J. (1994). Perception of auditory visual distance relations by 5 month old infants. Developmental Psychology, 30(4), 537-544.