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Student Research


2015-2016 Publications 
(Psychological Sciences students in bold)

Saville, B. K., Bethke, V. S., Asdourian, D., & Cairns, B. (2015). Interteaching: The impact of prep guides on quiz performance. Manuscript submitted for publication.

Marcopulos, B.A. & Campbell, K.T. (in press). Forensic Challenges in Medical Settings for Physicians and Neuropsychologists. In K.M. Sanders (Eds.), Physician’s Field Guide to Neuropsychology: Collaboration through Case Example

Hathcoat, J.D., Sanders, C.B., & Miesen, C.A. (revise & resubmit). Motivational filtering: Comparison of a test-specific and global measure of student effort in low-stakes testing. Submitted to Educational Assessment.  

Ong, T.Q., & Erbacher, M.K. (under review). Items that hang together may not change together: Exploring the dimensionality of change in sense of identity. Submitted to Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development

Sauder, D. C., Foelber, K. J., Jacovidis, J., & Pastor, D. (under review). Leaving the Dark Ages behind: Utilizing technology in assessment. Submitted to the AAHLE Intersection.

Finney, S.J., Mathers, C. & Myers, A.J. (in press). Investigating the dimensionality of test-taking motivation across test instruction conditions. Submitted to Research and Practice in Assessment.

Pyburn, E.M., Horst, S.J., & Erbacher, M. (in press). Birds of a feather cluster together: Noncognitive attributes and international student success. Submitted to College Student Affairs Journal.

Vincent, A.S., Bailey, C.M., Cowan, C., Cox-Fuenzalida, E., Dyche, J., Gorgens, K.A., Krawcyzk, D., & Young, L. (2016). Normative Data for Evaluating Mild Traumatic Brain Injury with a Handheld Neurocognitive Assessment Tool. Applied Neuropsychology: Adult, 23, 1-11. doi: 10.1080/23279095.2016.1213263

2015-2016 Presentations
(Psych Sciences students in bold)

Bethke, V. S., Woolsey, A., Youssef, R. N., & Holt, D. D. (2016, April). Evidence from delay and probability discounting: Excessive gamers are patient risk takers. Poster presented at James Madison University’s Undergraduate Psychology Symposium, Harrisonburg, VA.

Panizo, M., Williamson, C., Pierrakos, O., Anderson, R., Bethke, V., & Welch, C. (2015, October). Engineering students’ motivational beliefs development of a scale utilizing an expectancy, value, and cost framework. Paper presented at the Frontiers in Education Conference, El Paso, TX.

Bethke, V. S. & Saville, B. K. (2015, April). Interteaching and the impact of discussion on quiz performance. Poster presented at the Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis (VABA) Conference, Charlottesville, VA.

Campbell, K.T., Arredondo, B.C., Marcopulos, B.A., Kent, J.A. (2016, April). A comparison of restorable and unrestorable defendants. Poster presented at the annual James Madison University Graduate Showcase for Scholarship and Creative Activities, Harrisonburg, VA.

Campbell, K.T., Arredondo, B.C., Marcopulos, B.A., Kent, J.A. (2016, March). A comparison of restorable and unrestorable defendants. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychology-Law Society, Atlanta, GA.

Campbell, K.T. (2015, April). Field placement experience at Western State Hospital (forensic unit). Poster presented at the annual James Madison University Psychology Symposium, Harrisonburg, VA.

Beale, B., Campbell, K., Lally, M., Liu, M., Seman, R., Zurlo, N., & Chan, K.Y. (2014, April). The influence of foreign accents on short-term and long-term memory. Poster presented at the annual James Madison University Psychology Symposium, Harrisonburg, VA.

Hall, M. D., Peck, R. B., Gaston, J., Dickerson, K., & Daly, H. (November, 2015). Methodological considerations and alternative explanations for demonstrations of change deafness. Talk presented at the Annual Auditory Perception, Cognition, and Action Meeting, Chicago, IL.

Mathers, C.E., Finney, S.J., & Myers, A.J. (2016, July). How test instructions impact motivation and anxiety in low-stakes settings. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychometric Society, Asheville, NC.

Myers, A. J., Finney, S. J., & Mathers, C. E. (2016, July). A moderated mediation model of test importance, examinee effort, and test performance across test instruction conditions. Paper presented at the biannual meeting of the International Test Commission, Vancouver, Canada.

Sauder, D. C. & DeMars, C. (2016, April). Challenging conditions for MML and MH-RM estimation of multidimensional IRT models. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the National Council on Measurement in Education, Washington, D.C.

Holzman, M. A., Sunde, S. A., Miesen, C. A., & Finney, S. J. (2016, March). Enhancing student learning: A multi-year implementation fidelity assessment of orientation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American College Personnel Association, Montreal, Canada.

Gora, K., & Myers, A.J. (2015, Nov). Using heart rate measures of attention to explore students’ predicted and actual performance in a mental rotation task. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL. 

Holzman, M. A., Miesen, C. A., & Finney, S. J. (2015, Nov). Closing the assessment loop: Using implementation fidelity data to make informed changes to programming. Presented at the annual meeting of the Virginia Assessment Group, Richmond, VA.

Ong, T.Q., & Erbacher, M.K. (2015, Oct). Factor analyzing change scores: A close examination through Lord's Paradox. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Trumbull, CT. 

Strickman, S.C., Pastor, D.A., & Ong, T.Q. (2015, Oct). Evaluating patterns of solution behavior at the item level in low-stakes assessments. Paper presented at the annual conference of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Trumbull, CT.

Miesen, C. A., & Hathcoat, J.D. (2015, May). Anchoring vignettes and motivation in the context of low-stakes assessment. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Sciences, New York, NY.

Ong, T.Q., & Erbacher, M.K. (2015, May). Items that hang together may not change together: Exploring dimensionality of change in sense of identity. Poster presented at the Modern Modeling Methods Conference, Storrs, CT.

Harris, H.D., Horst, S.J., Barron, K.E., Hazard, G.A. & Hulleman, C.S. (2015, April). First-year undergraduate student expectancy and value for general education. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL.

Pastor, D. A., Strickman, S. N., & Ong, T. Q. (2015, April). Patterns of solution behavior across items in low-stakes assessments. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association, Chicago, IL. 

Ong, T.Q., & Smith, K.L. (2015, March). Assessing diversity awareness: Definitions, challenges, and implications. Presentation at 9th Annual Diversity Conference, Harrisonburg, VA.

Harris, H.D., Mathers, C.E., Sauder, D.C., & Horst, S.J.  (2014, Oct). An investigation of the dimensionality and measurement properties of the revised interpersonal and problem-solving scale. Paper presented at annual meeting of Northeastern Educational Research Association, Trumbull, CT.

Sanders, C., Miesen, C.A., & Hathcoat, J. (2014, Oct). Motivation filtering: A comparison of test-specific versus global measures of student effort. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Northeastern Educational Research Association, Trumbull, CT.

Santos, J.,  Skytta,R., Owens,K., Grant, M., Holt, D. (April 2016). The Effects of Virtual Coaching on Olympic Lift Performance. Poster presentation at the annual meeting of the Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis in Newport News, Virginia. 

 Rollman,K.,  Santos,J., & Holt, D. (April 2015). Conditioning Reinforcers in Children with Autism Spectrum Disorder. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Virginia Association for Behavior Analysis in Charlottesville, Virginia.

Santos, J.,  Skytta,R., Owens,K., Grant, M., Holt, D. (April 2016). The Effects of Virtual Coaching on Olympic Lift Performance. Poster presentation James Madison University Department of Psychology Student Research Symposium. Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Holt, J. M. Brown, V. Cousins, R. B. Krause, T. W. Livesay, M. J. Phelan, N. Reza, A. Rivero, R. D. Skytta, R. (Oct. 2015). Delay Discounting in the Pigeon. Southeastern Association for Behavior Analysis. Roanoke, Virginia.

Reza, N., Satkus, P., Cousins, V., Krause, R. B., Rivero, A., Skytta, R., Wolf, M. R., & Woolsey, A. (April 25, 2016). Discounting in the Pigeon (I): Within Pigeon Replication. James Madison University Department of Psychology Student Research Symposium. Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Cousins, V., Woolsey, A., Krause, R. B., Reza, N., Rivero, A., Satkus, P., Skytta, R., & Wolf, M. R. (April 25, 2016). Discounting in the Pigeon (II): Effects of Reinforcer Magnitude. James Madison University Department of Psychology Student Research Symposium. Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Rivero, A., Krause, R. B., Cousins, V., Reza, N., Satkus, P., Skytta, R., Wolf, M. R., & Woolsey, A. (April 25, 2016). Discounting in the Pigeon (III): Effects of Response Requirement. James Madison University Department of Psychology Student Research Symposium. Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Skytta, R., Wolf, M. R., Cousins, V., Krause, R. B., Reza, N., Rivero, A., Satkus, P., & Woolsey, A. (April 25, 2016). Discounting in the Pigeon (IV): Effects of Water as a Reinforcer. James Madison University Department of Psychology Student Research Symposium. Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Santos, J., Skytta, R., Grant, M., & Owens, K. (April 25, 2016). The Effects of Video Modeling and Video Feedback on Olympic Lift Performance in a CrossFit Gym. James Madison University Department of Psychology Student Research Symposium. Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Mack, N., McCullen, K., Wallace, J., Cowan, C., Sequeria, S., Ponder, K., Shoup-Knox, M., and Dyche, J.   (April, 2016). Elucidating the Relationship Between ΔFosB, Alcohol Exposure, and Sleep Deprivation. Poster presented at Georgetown University in Washington DC, April 14.

Ponder, K., Sequira, S., Cowan, C. Contreras, M., Gangsaas, A., Krause, B., Mack, N., Pointon, G., Bates, E., Maness, E., Shoup-Knox, M., and Dyche, J. (October, 2015). Sleep Deprivation and Voluntary Alcohol Consumption: The Neuroplasticity of Chronic Behaviors. Poster presented at Society for Neuroscience in Chicago, IL, October 18.