David Saunders-Scott
David
Saunders-Scott
Associate Professor
Psychology
MRC 544

About

Research Interests

My research interests include studying the possible influences of the microbiota on health. Specifically, my research focuses on identifying healthy gut bacteria that have the potential to improve mental health and well-being, and assessing whether health improvements are produced by these bacteria, using behavioral paradigms and biological markers.

Grants and Awards

  • 2018 Summer Research Grant, Viterbo University
  • 2016  Faculty Development Grant, Viterbo University
  • 2016  Summer Research Grant, Viterbo University
  • 2015 Trustees’ Opportunity Fund
  • 2015 and 2013 Summer Research Grant, Viterbo University
  • 2014 and 2012 Faculty Development Grant, Viterbo University
Publications, Presentations, and Performances
  • Saunders-Scott, D., Bersagel Braley, M., & Stennes-Spidahl, N. (2018). Traditional and psychological factors associated with academic success: Investigating best predictors of college retention. Motivation and Emotion, 42, 459-465.
  • Saunders-Scott, D., Bersagel Braley, M., Stennes-Spidahl, N., & Sherwood, A. (2016, May). Psychological Predictors of College Retention. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Sherwood, A., & Saunders-Scott, D. (2016, May). An Exploration of the Association between Growth Mindset and Grit. Poster presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL.
  • Saunders-Scott, D., Jefferson, S., Gordon, N., Selman, D., & Scmitt, T. (2014). Retrospective assessment of predisposing factors for adult criminality. Caribbean Journal of Criminology, 1, 1-22.
  • Saunders-Scott, D., Bersagel Braley, M., Stennes-Spidahl, N., & Kempf, J. F. (2014, August). Potential Avenue for Improving Grit and Academic Success in College. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.
  • Saunders-Scott, D., & Jefferson, S. (2014, August). Impact of Conduct Disorder and Social and Environmental Problems on Crime and Violence. Poster presented at the American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Washington, D.C.