Tiffiny Sia

Department of Psychology

Assoc. Professor


Contact

Tiffiny Sia
Langner Hall
Office Hours:
MWF 8 a.m.
Phone: 830-372-6405

EMAIL


Education

Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with Social emphasis, Texas Christian University, 1996 

M.S. in Experimental Psychology with Social emphasis, Texas Christian University, 1993 

B.A. in Psychology; Philosophy minor, Linfield College, 1990

Research

& TLU In-House Grants Written

  • Sia, T. L. (Funded spring 2014) Faculty Development Grant to cover additional costs for attending the Southwestern Psychological Association Conference.
  • Sia, T. L. (Funded summer 2014) Faculty/Student summer research grant with student researchers and co-authors, Tim Sanchez, Rene Dominguez and Hannah Liebman.
  • Sia, T.L. (Funded summer 2014) Center for Teaching and Research Pedagogy Grant to examine high-impact undergraduate research vs. writing intensive pedagogy within developmental psychology.
  • Olson, A, & Sia, T.L. (Funded summer 2014) Instructional/Course Development Grant for developing two new concentrations in Social Entrepreneurship (Community Mental Health and Social Justice).

Publications

Sia, T.L. (2011).Teaching your Cognitive Miser Generosity: Critically Thinking about Our Own Thinking.In B. Barry & P. Ruge-Jones (eds.). The TLU Reader, First edition, pgs. 85 – 96.*

*It has been in all subsequent editions

Presentations with Student Co-Authors

Baker, S.W., Kane, J.N.,Jolivet, J. M.,Theiss, K. L., Supulver, D. N., & Sia, T. L. (2014). Please Don't Make Me Think: Cognitive Stimulation Among Age Grades. Poster presented at the 60th annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Kane, J.N., Baker, S.W., Jolivet, J. M.,& Sia, T. L. (2014). Will You Marry Me? Face-ism in Heterosexual and Homosexual Relationships. Poster presented at the 60th annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Jolivet, J. M., Kane, J.N.,Baker, S. W. & Sia, T. L. (2014). Pictures worth one thousand words: Face-ism in White and Black Couples. Poster presented at the 60th annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Neitch, K. D., Sanchez, T. R., Serafino, A. B., Gottleib, Z. B., & Sia, T. L. (2014). Sometimes Girls Don’t Want Fun: Sex and Race on Chat Roulette. Poster presented at the 60th annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Sanchez, T. R., Neitch, K. D., Serafino, A. B., Gottleib, Z. B., & Sia, T. L. (2014). Who Gets the Cold Shoulder? Couple Types and User Responses on Chat Roulette. Poster presented at the 60th annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference in San Antonio, Texas.

Fry, N. J. & Sia, T. L. (2013). Comparison of College Students and Older Adults Assimilation of Popular Technologies. Poster presented at the 59th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Fry, N. J., Garcia, Z. M., Serafino, A. B., Leihsing, K.A. & Sia, T. L. (2013). Improving Sex Education Through Creative Interventions Like Comics and Games. Paper presented at the 59th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Garcia, Z.M., Person, A., Leihsing, K. A.& Sia, T. L. (2013). Pedestrians’ Reaction to Females with Varying Gender Cues Giving Free Hugs.Poster presented at the 59th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Luviano, D., Rennert, E. K., Hafterson , S., Jolivet, J. M., Riedesel, J. & Sia, T. L. (2013). Cross-Cultural Comparison of Spontaneous Photographs and Reactions to Heterosexual and Homosexual Couples. Paper presented atthe 59th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Avila, G. S., Rennert, E. K.,Sia, T. L., Czuchry, M. L. (2013). Survey Analysis of Attachment Style and Relationship Behaviors in College Students .Paper presented at the 59th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Fort Worth, TX.

Hoffmann, C. R. & Sia, T. L. (2012, April) Dictionary? What’s That? Creating Effective Vocabulary Studying Techniques for Freshmen Students. Poster presented at the Southwestern Teaching of Psychology Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

Coleman, K., Leihsing, K. A., Schmoekel, T. & Sia, T. L. (2011, April). Maybe We Should Remember There Are Only 24 Hours in a Day. Paper presented at 57th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

Leihsing, K. A., Fry, N.J., Hoffmann, C. A., Hale, M.T. & Sia, T. L. (2011, April). There Are Some Things You Just Don’t Share: Adventures on Chat Roulette. Poster presented at SWPA Undergraduate Student Competition at 57th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

Fike, M. L., Haby, J.A., Taylor, S.A, & Sia, T. L.(2011, April). Midwest vs. Deep South: Comparison of Reactions to Females on Craigslist.Poster presented at SWPA Undergraduate Student Competition at 57th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

Garcia, Z. M., Leihsing K. A., Schmoekel, T., Rincon J. A., Hoffmann, C. A. & Sia, T. L. (2011, April). Craigslist Poetry Slam: Reactions to Breaking Stereotypes of Sex and Race. Posterpresented at 57th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

Hoffmann, C. A., Mellon, A. M., Hale, M. T., Taylor, S. A. & Sia, T. L.(2011, April). Looking To Meet New Friends: Reactions to Race on Craigslist. Poster presented at 57th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

Leihsing, K. A., Fry, N. J., Hoffmann, C. R. & Sia, T. L. (2011, April). Chat Roulette: There are Some Things You Just Don’t Share. Poster presented at 57th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

Person, A., Girlinghouse, R., Leihsing, K. A., Garcia, Z. M., Rincon, J. A. & Sia, T. L. (2011, April). Who Wants a Free Hug? Reactions to Race and Sex. Poster presented at 57th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

Schmoekel, T., Leihsing K. A., Serafino, A., Hartmann, K. & Sia, T. L.(2011, April). Beginning the Search for the Illusive Bromance in Tight Knit Male Groups. Poster presented at 57th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Oklahoma City, OK.

Hoffmann, C. A., Mellon, A. M., Hale, M. T., Taylor, S. A. & Sia, T. L.(2011, Nov). Looking To Meet New Friends: Reactions to Race on Craigslist. Poster Presented at the 23rd Annual Krost Symposium, Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, TX.

Leihsing, K. A., Serafino, A. B., Fike, M. L., Haby, J. A., & Sia, T. L.(2011, Nov). Wanna Cyber? A Rose By Any Other Name Will Always Get More Attention Than a Frank. Poster Presented at the 23rd Annual Krost Symposium, Texas Lutheran University, Seguin, TX.

Crockett, E., Hoffmann, C., Leihsing, K., Sia, T.L. & Serafino A.B. (2011, April). Improving Sex Education through the Adventures of Super Penis. Poster presented at 56th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Fry N., Fike, M., Westerholm, B., Hale, M., & Sia T.L. (2011, April). Student’s Confidence vs. Knowledge about Sex and Creative Interventions to Improve Deficits. Poster presented at 56th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Gilley, A., Haby J., & Sia T.L. (2011, April). Back in my Day…Comparing Perspectives: Older Adults and Young Adults. Paper presented at 56th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Gilley, A., Haby J., & Sia T.L. (2011, April). Technologically Savvy? Older Adults vs. Young Adults. Poster presented at 56th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Haby J., Serafino, A.B. & Sia T.L. (2011, April). Wanna Cyber Again? Does a Rose Named Myrtle Smell as Sweet? Poster presented at 56th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Hoffmann, CmY. R., Serafino, A.B, Hale, M., Leihsing, K. & Sia, T. L. (2011, April). Metal Madness: Ramifications for Musical Function, Personality, Impact on Listeners and Stereotyping. Symposium presented at 56th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Shaw, K., Cruz, C., Kilbourne, M., & Sia T.L. (2011, April). Dropped My Rice and Cannot Pick It Up: Analyzing Efforts to Help. . Poster presented at 56th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Serafino, A.B., Hale, M., Sia T.L., Pfenninger J. & Hoffmann, C. A. (2011, April). Chat Roulette: Effects of Sex and Appearance on Interactions in Video Chat-Rooms. Poster presented at 56th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Hoffmann, C., Serafino, A., Hale, M., Leihsing, K. & Sia, T. (2011, April). Does the Stereotype Of Heavy Metal Fans Affect Other People? Poster presented at Undergraduate Research Day 2010 at the Texas State Legislature, Austin, TX.

Sia, T.(2010, March).De-Railing the Cognitive Miser: Teaching When and Where to Spend Your Thoughts.Invited talk given at the San Antonio Area Research Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Hale, M. T., Serafino, A. B., Sia, T. L., & Czuchry, M.(2010, March).The Truth Behind the Metal-Head Stereotype: Personality Differences in Metal Fans, Musicians, and Fans of Other Musical Genres.Poster presented at the San Antonio Area Research Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Serafino, A. B., Haby, J., Sia, T. L., & Czuchry, M.(2010, March).Wanna Cyber? The Effect of Perceived Gender on Interactions within Chat Rooms. Poster presented at the San Antonio Area Research Conference, San Antonio, Texas.

Serafino, A. B., Haby, J., Sia, T. L., & Czuchry, M.(2010, April). Wanna Cyber? The Effect of Perceived Gender on Interactions within Chat Rooms. Poster presented at the 56th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Dallas, Texas.

Taylor, S. A., Haby, J., Narvaez, E. D., Sia, T. L. & Czuchry, M. (2010, April).Subtle Prejudices: Spontaneous Reactions to Engaged Biracial Couples. Poster presented at the 56th Annual Southwestern Psychological Association Conference, Dallas, Texas.