Melissa Kunimatsu, M. S.
Melissa graduated Magna Cum Laude from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in December 2007 with a B.A. in Psychology. Her research interests lie generally in the relations between social information processing and the various subtypes of aggression, and particularly in those involving the hostile attributional bias (HAB) construct. Currently, Melissa is the project coordinator for Project PACES, a study examining parenting and adolescent behavior under the supervision of Dr. Monica Marsee in the Youth Social and Emotional Development Lab. When she isn’t working in the lab or revising her thesis, Melissa can often be found in her office reading Stephen King novels and celebrity gossip columns in between research articles.
Marsee, M. A., Lau, K. S. L., Kunimatsu, M. M., Fassnacht, G. (April, 2009) Psychopathic
Traits and their Relation to Subtypes of Aggression in an Adolescent Sample. Poster presented at the 3rd meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Psychopathy, New Orleans, LA.
Combs-Ronto, L. A., Olson, S. L., Kunimatsu, M. M., Turner, A. (April, 2009) Assessing
Affective Social-Cognitive Schemata of Aggression in Kindergarten: The Utility of the MSSB. Poster presented at the 2009 Society for Research in Child Development Biennial Meeting, Denver, CO.