April Bleske-Rechek

Professor of Psychology, University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire

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Recent Conference Presentations and Talks

Bleske-Rechek, A. (2018, April). Liking ≠ learning: Trivial effect of a “sentence-of-the-day” intervention on college students’ detection and correction of grammar usage errors.Poster presented at the annual spring conference of the UW-System’s Office of Professional and Instructional Development (OPID), Madison, WI. [PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., Paulich, K., Shafer, P., Kofman, C., & Richmond, C. (2018, May).Immediate hire or immediate rejection? Grammar usage errors taint ratings of applicants’ writing, employability, and character.Poster presented at the 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.[PDF]

Gunseor, M., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2018, May). Spin: Psychological scientists use causal language to describe non-causal data. Poster presented at the 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.[PDF]

Gunseor, M., Shafer, P., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2018, May).Sharing the load: Men’s and women’s attitudes toward household and childcare tasks. Poster presented at the 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.[PDF]

Nuck, G. E., Gunseor, M. M., Seyoum, E., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2018, May).Exploring familial resemblance in romantic attachment: Shared genes and shared rearing environment do not equal shared attachment. Poster presented at the 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.[PDF]

Paulich, K., Jorgensen, K., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2018, May).Are energy therapies supported by randomized, placebo-controlled trials? A systematic review.Poster presented at the 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.[PDF]

Shafer, P., Gunseor, M., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2018, May).I’ve chosen well, but perhaps I could do better: Maximizing tendencies and romantic relationship judgments. Poster presented at the 30th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA[PDF]

Griffiths, R., Lockington, R., Peterson, L., Harriman, J., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2017, May).Romantically involved or just friends? Accuracy and consensus in judgments of male-female dyads. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.[PDF]

Gunseor, M., Maly, J., Shafer, P., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2017, May).They obviously didn’t stand a chance: Hindsight bias in judgments of a dating couple. Poster presented at the 29th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.[PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., & Joseph, W. E. (2016, May). Sex differences in young adults’ attraction to their opposite-sex friends: Natural sampling versus mental concepts. Poster presented at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.[PDF]

Bloechl, C., Griffiths, R., Murray, C. M., Nelton, R., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2016, May).Mama’s baby, papa’s maybe: Links between child-father resemblance and child-reported paternal investment. Poster presented at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.[PDF]

Gunseor, M., Nelton, R., Ross, M., Maly, J., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2016, May). Hindsight knowledge and relationship break-up: Should they have seen it coming? Poster presented at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.[PDF]

Murray, C. M., Gunseor, M., Darling, S., Priebe, M. C., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2016, May). Conflations of correlation with causation in researchers’ descriptions of their work. Poster presented at the 28th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL.[PDF]

Abel, C., Johnson, A., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2015, May). When misfortune befalls another. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Columbia, MO.[PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., Joseph, W., & Williquette, H. (2015, May). Sex differences in attraction to opposite-sex friends: An artifact of sampling method? Poster presented at the annual conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Columbia, MO.[PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., Williquette, H., Joseph, W., Donovan, B., & Nelson, L. A. (2015, May). Attraction and attractiveness in a naturally occurring sample of opposite-sex friends. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.[PDF]

Bloechl, C., Plamann, K., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2015, May).Sex differences in the focusing illusion. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY; [PDF]

Plamann, K., Bloechl, C., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2015, May). Sex differences in the focusing illusion. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Columbia, MO.[PDF]

Dernbach, M., Cox, E., Joseph, W., Sikowski, G., & Strothenke, D. (2015, May). Similarity between friends and romantic partners in moral intuitions. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY. [PDF]

Joseph, W., Sikowski, G., Strothenke, D., Dernbach, M., & Cox, E., (2015, May). Similarity between friends and romantic partners in moral intuitions. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Columbia, MO.[PDF]

Lee, Y. L., Murray, C., Strothenke, D., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2015, May). How crude! Personality judgments of men and women who swear. Poster presented at the 27th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY; and at the annual conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Columbia, MO.[PDF]

Gunseor, M., Lee, Y. L., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2015, May). They should have seen it coming: Hindsight bias in evaluation of romantic relationship outcomes. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Columbia, MO.[PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A. (2015, February). Attractiveness and rivalry in women’s friendships with women. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Long Beach, CA.

Bleske-Rechek, A., Hanley, E., Donovan, B., Ryan, D. E., & Kelley, J. A. (2013, May). A longitudinal study of young adults’ plans for work and family. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.[PDF]

Donovan, B., Hanley, E., Kelley, J., Ryan, D. E., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2013, May). The value of a college education: A longitudinal study of science literacy. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC. [PDF]

Kelley, J. A., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2013, May). Birth order and personality: A within-family test of cultural lore. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC. [PDF]

Kolb, C., Bleske-Rechek, A., Quigley, K., Nelson, L. A., & Stern, A. (2013, May). Face and body: Independent predictors of women’s overall attractiveness. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC. [PDF]

Morrison, K., Heidtke, L., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2013, May). Building blocks of scientific psychology: Students’ understanding of probabilistic trends and correlation-versus-causation. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC. [PDF]

Ryan, D. E., Donovan, B., Hanley, E., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2013, May). Young adults' mating attitudes and ideal mate preferences: Limited change during college. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC. [PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A., Quigley, K., Kolb, C., Steffes, A., & Nelson, L. (2012, June). The double-edged nature of assortative friendship: Attractiveness and rivalry in friendships between women. Talk given at the annual conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico. [PDF]

Franklin, B. R., Johnson, A. E., Kelley, J. A., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2012, June). Birth order and personality: Testing assumptions with independent siblings’ reports. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico. [PDF]

Ryan, D. E., Miller, S. M., Werner, A. R., Johnson, A. E., Quigley, K. E., Kolb, C. M., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2012, June). That’s too bad…NOT! Predictors of feeling pleasure in response to another’s misfortune. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico. [PDF]

Werner, A., Fritsch, A., Johnson, J., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2012, June). Sexual attraction to siblings, friends, and mates: Preliminary evidence that opposite-sex friends prime sexual cognition. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Albuquerque, New Mexico. [PDF]

Harris, H., Fuerstenberg, E., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2011, May). Twenty-five years of GRE scores and graduate enrollment data by gender, ethnicity, and discipline. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC. [PDF]

Bleske-Rechek, A. (2011, August). A Primer on Evolutionary Psychology: Foundational Ideas, Exemplary Research, and Criticisms. Invited Lee Gurel Lecture to Teachers of Psychology in Secondary Schools, annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC. [PDF]

Morrison, K. M., Bebault, H. M., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2012, April). Inferences of causation from correlational data. Poster presented at the 20th annual University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Student Research Day. [PDF]

Johnson, A. E., Franklin, B. R., Kelley, J. A., & Bleske-Rechek, A. (2012, April). Does rearing environment shape romantic attachment style? Using siblings to test for shared rearing environmental influences. Poster presented at the 20th annual University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Student Research Day. [PDF]


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