A selection of journal articles written by faculty in the College of the Pacific - Department of Psychology at University of the Pacific.

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Submissions from 2019

Incentivizing physical activity for preschool children using token reinforcement, Rutvi R. Patel, Matthew P. Normand, and Carolynn S. Kohn

Submissions from 2018

Time out for sibling aggression: An analysis of effective durations in a natural setting, Samantha M. Corralejo, Scott A. Jensen, and Ashley Dawn Greathouse

Parameters of time-out: Research update and comparison to parenting programs, books, and online recommendations, Samantha M. Corralejo, Scott A. Jensen, Ashley Dawn Greathouse, and Leah E. Ward

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Parents’ reactions to toddlers’ emotions: relations with toddler shyness and gender, Jessica Grady

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Becoming prosocial peers: Temperamental shyness and mothers’ and fathers’ elaborative emotion language, Jessica Stoltzfus Grady and Paul D. Hastings

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Emotions in storybooks: A comparison of storybooks that represent ethnic and racial groups in the United States, Jessica Stoltzfus Grady, Malina Her, Geena Moreno, Catherine Perez, and Jillian Yelinek

Teaching college students to pour accurately: Effects of behavioral skills training and peer modeling, Molly E. Hankla, Carolynn S. Kohn, and Matthew P. Normand

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Children’s anxious characteristics predict how their parents socialize emotions, Paul D. Hastings, Jessica Stoltzfus Grady, and L. Barrieau

Structured feedback training for timeout: Efficacy and efficiency in comparison to a didactic model, Scott A. Jensen, Sean Blumberg, and Megan Doerr

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Age differences in self-set goal effects for memory, Robin Lea West, Carla M. Strickland-Hughes, and Kimberley A. Smith

Submissions from 2017

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The Opportunity to Choose the Activity Context Does Not Increase Moderate-to-Vigorous Physical Activity Exhibited by Preschool Children, Verena Boga and Matthew P. Normand

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Mother and child temperament as interacting correlates of parenting sense of competence, Jessica Stoltzfus Grady and Katherine Karraker

A meta-analytic review of play therapy with emphasis on outcomes measures, Scott A. Jensen, Judith N. Biesen, and Elizabeth R. Graham

Management Issues: Large effect sizes do not mean most people get better - clinical significance and the importance of individual results, Scott A. Jensen and Samantha M. Corralejo

Role-play assessments as a measure of parenting skill, Scott A. Jensen and Carolynn Steiner

Poor convergence: College students’ definitions and free-poured volumes of standard alcohol servings, Carolynn S. Kohn, Nicole R. Schultz, Katrina Bettencourt, and Heather Dunn Carlton

Evaluation of pour training procedures for college students, Emily R. Metz, Carolynn S. Kohn, Nicole R. Schultz, and Katrina Bettencourt

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Stability of infants’ preference for prosocial others: Implications for research based on single-choice paradigms, Tyler Nighbor, Carolynn S. Kohn, Matthew P. Normand, and Henry Schlinger

Examination of a multi-element intervention on college students’ electricity consumption in on-campus housing, Nicole R. Schultz, Carolynn S. Kohn, and Alyssa Musto

A systematic review of the free-pour assessment: Implications for research, assessment and intervention, Nicole R. Schultz, Carolynn S. Kohn, Megan Schmerbauch, and Christopher J. Correia

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Improving the interview skills of college students using behavioral skills training, Corey S. Stocco, Rachel H. Thompson, John M. Hart, and Heidi Soriano

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"Show me your mad faces!": Preschool teachers’ emotion talk in the classroom, Jillian Yelinek and Jessica Stoltzfus Grady

Submissions from 2016

Engagement in Behavioral Parent Training: Review of the Literature and Implications for Practice, Anil Chacko, Scott A. Jensen, Lynda S. Lowry, Melinda Cornwell, Alyssa Chimklis, Elizabeth Chan, Daniel Lee, and Brenda Pulgarin

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Maternal emotion socialization and the development of inhibitory control in emotional contexts, Sarah Khahle, Jessica Stoltzfus Grady, Jonas G. Miller, Monica Lopez, and Paul D. Hastings

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Less Is More: Psychologists Can Learn More by Studying Fewer People, Matthew P. Normand

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False feedback and beliefs influence name recall in younger and older adults, Carla M. Strickland-Hughes, Robin Lea West, Kimberley A. Smith, and Natalie C. Ebner

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Future perspective and healthy lifestyle choices in adulthood, Aylin Tasdemir-Ozdes, Carla M. Strickland-Hughes, Natalie C. Ebner, and Natalie C. Ebner

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Adult attention and interaction can increase moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in young children, Heather M. Zerger, Matthew P. Normand, Verena Boga, and Rutvi Patel

Submissions from 2015

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A Survey of Functional Behavior Assessment Methods Used by Behavior Analysts in Practice, Anthony C. Oliver, Leigh A. Pratt, and Matthew P. Normand

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Contingency analysis of caregiver behavior: Implications for parent training and future directions, Corey S. Stocco and Rachel H. Thompson

Submissions from 2014

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Do maternal warm and encouraging statements reduce shy toddlers’ social reticence?, Jessica Stoltzfus Grady and Katherine Karraker

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The role of the physical environment in promoting physical activity in children across different group compositions, Tracy A. Larson, Matthew P. Normand, Allison J. Morley, and Kristin M. Hustyi

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Further evaluation of a functional analysis of moderate‐to‐vigorous physical activity in young children, Tracy A. Larson, Matthew P. Normand, Allison J. Morley, and Bryon G. Miller

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Erratum to: Opening Skinner’s Box: an Introduction, Matthew P. Normand

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Opening Skinner’s Box: an Introduction, Matthew P. Normand

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Teaching tacting of private events based on public accompaniments: Effects of contingencies, stimulus complexity, and audience control, Corey S. Stocco, Rachel H. Thompson, and John M. Hart

College students’ use of energy drinks, social problem solving, and academic performance, Joseph J. Trunzo, Wendy Samter, Christopher Morse, Julie E. Volkman, Kelly McClure, Carolynn S. Kohn, and Kaylene O'Brien

Submissions from 2013

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A functional analysis of moderate-to-vigorous physical activity in young children, Tracy A. Larson, Matthew P. Normand, Allison J. Morley, and Bryon G. Miller

The influence of uncertainty and social support on information seeking concerning illicit stimulant use among young adults, Chris R. Morse, Julie E. Volkman, Wendy Samter, Joseph Trunzo, Kelly McClure, Carolynn S. Kohn, and Joanna C. Logue

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Don't wag the dog: extending the reach of applied behavior analysis, Matthew P. Normand and Carolynn S. Kohn

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Functional analysis of verbal behavior: a brief reivew, Joshua B. Plavnick and Matthew P. Normand

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Arranging and ordering in autism spectrum disorder: Characteristics, severity, and environmental correlates, Nicole M. Rodriguez, Rachel H. Thompson, Corey S. Stocco, and Kevin Schlichenmeyer

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On the origin and functions of the term functional analysis, Henry D. Schlinger Jr. and Matthew P. Normand

Submissions from 2012

Poor pours! Assessing students’ knowledge of standard drink sizes, Heather Dunn Carlton, Carolynn S. Kohn, Emily R. Metz, and Nicole R. Schultz

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A naturalistic observation of social behaviors during preschool drop-off, Jessica Stoltzfus Grady, Chelsea M. Ale, and Tracy L. Morris

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Shyness trajectories in slow-to-warm-up infants: Relations with child sex and maternal parenting, Jessica Stoltzfus Grady, Katherine Karraker, and Aaron Metzger

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The effect of outdoor activity context on physical activity in preschool children, Kristin M. Hustyi, Matthew P. Normand, Tracy A. Larson, and Allison J. Morley

Payment schedules do not affect attendance/completion of group behavioral parent training, Scott A. Jensen and Lynda S. Lowry

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A review of Behavioral Foundations of Effective Autism Treatment, Amanda M. Karsten, Meca Andrade, Catia Cividini-Motta, Kerry A. Conde, Maeve G. Donnelly, Kelly McConnell, Keira Moore, Lindsay Peters, Kylie Roberts, Corey S. Stocco, Berglind Sveinbjornsdottir, and Nicholas Vanselow

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Functional analysis and treatment of arranging and ordering by individuals with an autism spectrum disorder, Nicole M. Rodriguez, Rachel H. Thompson, Kevin Schlichenmeyer, and Corey S. Stocco

Submissions from 2011

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Behavioral assessment of physical activity in obese preschool children, Kristin M. Hustyi, Matthew P. Normand, and Tracy A. Larson

In-class versus online video lectures: similar learning outcomes, but a preference for in-class, Scott A. Jensen

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Preliminary evaluation of an observation system for recording physical activity in children, Tracy Larson, Matthew P. Normand, and Kristin M. Hustyi

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Teach your children well: a review of Chance's The Teacher's Craft: The Ten Essential Skills of Effective Teaching, Matthew P. Normand and Carolynn S. Kohn

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Infant sign training and functional analysis, Matthew P. Normand, Mychal A. Machado, Kristin M. Hustyi, and Allison J. Morley

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Restricted interests and teacher presentation of items, Corey S. Stocco, Rachel H. Thompson, and Nicole M. Rodriguez

Submissions from 2010

Increases in parent attendance to behavioral parent training due to concurrent child treatment, Scott A. Jensen and Lisa K. Grimes

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An analysis of stimuli that influence compliance during the high-probability instruction sequence, Matthew P. Normand, Kathryn Kestner, and Joshua Jessel

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Promoting healthier food choices in college students using individualized dietary feedback, Matthew P. Normand and Matthew R. Osborne

Submissions from 2009

Self-initiated tobacco cessation and substance use outcomes among adolescents entering substance use treatment in a managed care organization, Cynthia I. Campbell, Felicia Chi, Stacy Sterling, Carolynn S. Kohn, and Constance M. Weisner

College students’ Attitudes Towards Their ADHD Peers, Brandi Chew, Scott A. Jensen, and Lee A. Rosén

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Using goal setting, self-monitoring, and feedback to increase calorie expenditure in obese adults, Jeanne M. Donaldson and Matthew P. Normand

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Extending the assessment of functions of vocalizations in children with limited verbal repertoires, Danielle LaFrance, David A. Wilder, Matthew P. Normand, and James L. Squires

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Much ado about nothing? Some comments on B. F. Skinner’s definition of verbal behavior, Matthew P. Normand

Brief report: A comparison of indirect versus experimental strategies for the assessment of pica, Lauren C. Wasano, John C. Borrero, and Carolynn S. Kohn

Submissions from 2008

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Providing faculty iPods to explore innovative teaching and learning, Jace Hargis, Scott A. Jensen, Carolynn S. Kohn, Matthew Normand, and Deborah Schooler

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Providing Faculty iPods to Explore Innovative Teaching and Learning, Jace Hargis, Scott Jensen, Carolynn S. Kohn, Matthew P. Normand, and Deborah Schooler

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Increasing physical activity through self-monitoring, goal setting, and feedback, Matthew P. Normand

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Science, skepticism, and applied behavior analysis, Matthew P. Normand

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A functional analysis of non-vocal verbal behavior of a young child with autism, Matthew P. Normand, Erica S. Severtson, and Gracie A. Beavers

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Evaluation of the high-probability instruction sequence with and without programmed reinforcement, Carlos A. Zuluaga and Matthew P. Normand

Submissions from 2007

Religiosity and coping in mothers of children diagnosed with cancer: An exploratory analysis, T. David Elkin, Scott A. Jensen, Lacy McNiel, Jeanette Pullen, Linda McComb, and Mary Elizabeth Gilbert

Mercury rising: Exposing the vaccine-autism myth, Matthew P. Normand and J. Dallery

Cigarette smoking and long-term alcohol and drug treatment outcomes: A telephone follow-up at five years, Derek D. Satre, Carolynn S. Kohn, and Constance M. Weisner

A preliminary investigation of cognitive late effects and the impact of disease versus treatment among pediatric brain tumor patients, Lloyd A. Taylor, Cara Reeves, Michael R. McCart, Reamer L. Bushardt, Scott A. Jensen, T. David Elkin, Cameo Borntrager, Ronald T. Brown, Kit Simpson, and Thomas Boll

Submissions from 2006

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The effects of a high-probability instruction sequence and response-independent reinforcer delivery on child compliance, Chrystin Bullock and Matthew P. Normand

Development of a Screening Instrument of Adherence in Pediatric Sickle Cell Disease, Kellie A. Hilker, Sara Sytsma Jordan, Scott A. Jensen, T. David Elkin, and Rathi Iyer

Early intervention with multi-risk families: The challenge of organizing and explaining a multifaceted process, Scott A. Jensen

The Reading Grade Level of Common Measures in Child and Adolescent Clinical Psychology, Scott A. Jensen, Gregory A. Fabiano, Andy Lopez-Williams, and Anil Chacko

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Conceptualization and Treatment of Kleptomania using Cognitive and Behavioral Strategies, Carolynn S. Kohn

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The effects of celeration lines on visual data analysis, Matthew P. Normand and Jon Bailey

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The effects of a stimulus-stimulus pairing procedure on the unprompted vocalizations of a young child diagnosed with autism, Matthew P. Normand and Melissa L. Knoll

Submissions from 2005

Caregiver knowledge and adherence in children with sickle cell disease: Knowing is not doing, Scott A. Jensen, T. David Elkin, Kellie A. Hilker, Sara S. Jordan, Rathi Iyer, and Mary Gail Smith

University of the Pacific: Master of Arts, Carolynn S. Kohn

Extreme relationship standards in the context of discordant and nondiscordant couples, Carolynn S. Kohn and Steven L. Sayers

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Buckle up for safety: A comment on Reynolds and Schiffbauer (2004), Matthew P. Normand

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Noncontingent reinforcement as treatment for self-injury and food refusal and associated self-injury, David A. Wilder, Matthew P. Normand, and Julie Atwell

Submissions from 2004

Emotional reactivity in children with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, Scott A. Jensen and L. A. Rosén

Dialogue on private events, David C. Palmer, John Eshelman, Paul Brandon, T. V. Joe Layng, Christopher McDonough, Jack Michael, Ted Schoneberger, Nathan Stemmer, Ray Weitzman, and Matthew P. Normand

Adolescents with substance diagnoses in an HMO: Factors Associated with Medical Provider Referrals to Substance Abuse and Mental Health Treatment, Michelle Scott, Sujaya Parathasathy, Carolynn S. Kohn, Agatha Hinman, Constance Weisner, and Stacy Sterling

Pathways to Chemical Dependency Treatment for Adolescents in an HMO, Stacy Sterling, Carolynn S. Kohn, Yun Lu, and Constance M. Weisner

Submissions from 2003

Demographic, Psychosocial, and Personality Characteristics of Lesbian Batterers, Blaise Fortunata and Carolynn S. Kohn

Changes in smoking status among substance abusers: Baseline characteristics and abstinence from alcohol and drugs at 12-month follow-up, Carolynn S. Kohn, Janice Y. Tsoh, and Constance M. Weisner

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Couples therapy at end-of-life, David C. Mohr, Patricia Moran, Carolynn S. Kohn, Stacey Hart, Keith Srmstrong, Rodrigo Dias, Emily Berksland, and Susan Folkman

Submissions from 2002

Treatment of kleptomania using cognitive and behavioral strategies, Carolynn S. Kohn and David A. Antonuccio

Coping among individuals seeking private chemical dependence treatment: Gender differences and impact on length of stay, Carolynn S. Kohn, Jennifer R. Mertens, and Constance M. Weisner

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Verbal behavior: History and future, Matthew P. Normand

Submissions from 2001

Marital cognitions and depression in the context of marital discord, Steven L. Sayers, Carolynn S. Kohn, David M. Fresco, Alan S. Bellack, and David B. Sarwer

Submissions from 2000

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The demon-haunted sentence: A skeptical analysis of reverse speech, Tom Byrne and Matthew P. Normand

The effect of psychological intervention on patients' long-term adjustment to the ICD: A prospective study, Carolynn S. Kohn, Ralph J. Petrucci, Desiree M. Soto, Chris Baessler, and Colin Movsowitz