Department of Psychology faculty conduct innovative research in a wide range of fields. They make it a priority to collaborate with students on research and often involve them as co-authors of publications or co-presenters at conferences. To learn more, visit our faculty webpages or review selected publications below.

Selected Faculty Publications

Denise Ben-Porath

  • Federici, A. Wisniewski, L., Ben-Porath, D.D., (2012).  DBT- Enhanced Day Treatment for   Multi-Diagnostic Patients with Complex Eating Disorders: Description, Effectiveness, and Future Directions.  Journal of Counseling and Development, 90, 330-338.
  • Ben-Porath, D.D. (2011).  Introduction to the Special Issue on DBT and Telephone Skills Coaching.  Cognitive and Behavioral Practice,18, 165-167.
  • Limbrunner, H.  Ben-Porath, D.D.  & Wisniewski, L. (2011).  DBT Telephone Skills Coaching with Eating Disordered Clients:  Who Calls for What Reasons, and for How Long? Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, Invited Series on DBT and Telephone Coaching, 18, 186-196.
  • Ben-Porath, D.D. (2010).  Dialectical Behavior Parenting:  The Application of Dialectical  Behavior Therapy Techniques to Parenting. Cognitive and Behavioral Practice, 17, 458- 465.

Abdulrazaq A. Imam

  • Imam, A. A., & Blanche, J. V.  (2013). Effects of a CARO on stimulus equivalence: A systematic replication.  Psychological Record, 61,141-156.
    Imam, A. A. (2009).  The shaping of a saint-president: Latent clues from Nelson Mandela’s autobiography.  Behavior and Social Issues, 18, 1-37.
  • Imam, A. A. (2006) Experimental control of nodality via equal presentations of conditional discriminations in different equivalence protocols under speed and non-speed conditions. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 85, 107-24.
  • Imam, A. A. (2003). Assessing transfer of response speed and nodality via conditional discriminations. Experimental Analysis of Human Behavior Bulletin, 21, 1-7.
  • Imam, A. A. (2001). Speed contingencies, number of stimulus presentations, and the nodality effect in equivalence class formation. Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior, 76, 265-288.

Janet D. Larsen

  • Baddeley, A. D., & Larsen, J. D. (2007). The phonological loop unmasked? A comment on the evidence for a “perceptual-gestural” alternative, The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60, 497-504.
  • Baddeley, A. D., & Larsen, J. D. (2007). The phonological loop: Some answers and some questions. The Quarterly Journal of Experimental Psychology, 60, 512-518.
  • Fritsch, T., Larsen, J. D. & Smyth, K. A. (2007). The role of adolescent IQ and gender in the use of cognitive support for remembering in aging. Aging, Neuropsychology, and Cognition, 14, 394-416.
  • Fritsch, T., McClendon, McK. J., Smyth, K. A., Lerner, A. K, Friedland, R. P., & Larsen, J. D. (2007). Cognitive functioning in healthy aging: The role of reserve and lifestyle factors early in life. The Gerentologist, 47, 307-322.

Beth Martin

  • Allen, S. J., & Martin, B. A. (2012). Developing leaders for a complex world: Mapping ILA’s guiding questions to an undergraduate interdisciplinary minor in leadership, in Leading in Complex Worlds, Ed. Barbour, J., Burgess, G. J., Falkman, L. L., & McManus, R. M., Jossey-Bass, San Francisco, CA.
  • Martin, J. H., Martin, B. A, & Minnillo, P. R. (2009). Implementing a market orientation in small manufacturing firms: From cognitive model to action. Journal of Small Business Management, 47(1), 92-115.
  • Martin, B. A., & Extejt. M. M. (2007). Disappearing gender differences in salary expectations of university seniors. In J. Keil (Ed.) Earn More, Move Up: A New Look at the Gender Pay Differential. St. Paul: Center for Economic Progress.
  • Martin, B. A., & Martin, J. H. (2005). Building a market-oriented organizational environment: An implementation framework for small organizations. Mid-American Journal of Business, 20 45-58.

Tracy Masterson

  • Meeks, L. & Loye Masterson, T. (2016) Parties, Dorms and Social Norms: A Crash Course in Safe Living for Young Adults on the Autism Spectrum.
  • Loye Masterson, T., & Meeks, L. M. (2014). What support might help students with autism at university?. Good Autism Practice (GAP), 15(1), 47-53.
  • Loye Masterson, T., Dimitriou F., Turko, K., & McPartland, J. (October, 2012). An undergraduate course and practicum in autism spectrum disorders.Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders. DOI 10.1007/s10803-012-1673-y
  • Loye Masterson, T., Wildman, B.G., Newberry, B.H., & Omlor, G.J. (March, 2011). Impact of age and gender on adherence to infection control guidelines and medical regimens in cystic fibrosis. Pediatric Pulmonology, 46(3); 295-301. DOI: 10.1002/ppul.21366

Helen Murphy

  • Murphy, H. M., Ekstrand, D., Tarchick, M., and Wideman, C. H., Modafinil as a Cognitive Enhancer of Spatial Working Memory in Rats. Physiology and Behavior 142: 126-130, 2015.
  • Wideman, C. H., Cierniak, K. H., Sweet, W. E., Moravec, C. S., and Murphy, H. M., An Animal Model of Stress-Induced Cardiomyopathy Utilizing the Social Defeat Paradigm. Physiology & Behavior 120:220-227, 2013.
  • Murphy, H. M., Chinenyenwa, I., and Wideman, C. H., Zolpidem-Induced Changes in Activity, Metabolism, and Anxiety in Rats. Pharmacology, Biochemistry and Behavior 98: 81-86, 2011.
  • Wideman, C. H. and Murphy, H. M., Constant Light Induces Alterations in Melatonin Levels, Food Intake, Feed Efficiency, Visceral Adiposity, and Circadian Rhythms in Rats. Nutritional Neuroscience,
    2009, Vol.12, 233-240.

David Rainey

  • Rainey, D. W., Larsen, J. D., & Yost, J. H.(2009). Disappointment Theory and Disappointment Among Baseball Fans, Journal of Sport Behavior, 32, 339-356.
  • Rainey, D. W., Larsen, J. (2002). The Effect of Familiar Melodies on Initial Learning and Long-term Memory for Unconnected Text. Music Perception, 20, 173-186.
  • Getz, G. E., & Rainey, D. W. (2001) Flexible short-term goals and basketball shooting performance. Journal of Sport Behavior 24, 31-41.
  • Rainey, D. W. (2000).Exploring about aggression. In L. T. Benjamin; D. S. Dunn, & W. B. Davidson Handbook of demonstrations and activities in the teaching of psychology, Vol. III: Personality, abnormal, clinical-counseling, and social (2nd ed.) (pp.237-246). Erlbaum: Mahwah, NJ.

Elizabeth V. Swenson

  • Swenson, E. V. (2006). “Do we have to learn all this stuff?” Review of Psychology Licensure and Certification: What Students Need to Know, Thomas J. Vaughn, (Ed.). PsycCRITIQUES-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 51. Online. Internet.
  • Swenson, E.V. (2006) A Revised Ethics Code: What’s in It for Teachers? Ohio Psychologist, 53, 4-5.
  • Swenson, E.V. (2006). Challenging the legal system to stop impoverishing the lives of divorcing families. Review of Constructive divorce: Procedural justice and sociolegal reform. PsycCritiques-Contemporary Psychology: APA Review of Books, 51, Article 1.
  • Swenson, E. (2006). Confidentiality and other ethical issues. In Your practicum in psychology: A guide for maximizing knowledge and competence. pp 61-79,Washington, DC: American Psychological Association..

John H. Yost

  • Rainey, D. W., Larsen, J. D., & Yost, J. H.(2009). Disappointment Theory and Disappointment Among Baseball Fans, Journal of Sport Behavior, 32, 339-356.
  • Oleson, K. C., Poehlmann, Km M., Yost, J. H., Lynch, M. E., & Arkin, R. M. (2000). Subjective overachievement: Individual differences in self-doubt and concern with performance. Journal of Personality, 68, 491-524.
  • Bailey, J. R., & Yost, J. H. (2000). Role theory: Foundations, extensions, and applications. In (E. F. Borgatta (Editor in Chief) and R. J. V. Montgomery (Managing Ed.) Encyclopedia of Sociology, Vol 4, 2nd ed. (pp. 2420-2425). New York: Macmillan.
  • Yost, J. H. (1996). Depression and the Correspondent inference bias: Evidence of more effortful cognitive processing. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 22, 192-200.