Peter Vik, PhD

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503-352-7319

Roles and Interests

Substance abuse and addictive behaviors, visual spatial learning and recall. Prior substance abuse studies have focused on collegiate heavy consumption, comorbid psychiatric problems, and stress models. I am interested in looking into the alcohol and other drug use among students enrolled in health profession programs. Memory studies focus on the development of a visual memory test that distinguishes learning from recall, and (hopefully) eventually will tease out retrieval from forgetting. Please contact me via email or in person to discuss research ideas.

Education

BS, University of California, Davis, 1982

MA, San Diego State University, 1986

MA, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1989

PhD, University of Colorado, Boulder, 1992

Professional Membership

American Psychological Association

National Academy of Neuropsychology 

Recent Publications (2006-Present)

Vik, P. (2014; released winter 2013). Regression, ANOVA, & the general linear model: A statistics primer. Thousand Oaks, Calif.: Sage

Gardner, E. S., Vik, P. W., & Dasher, N. (2013). Strategy use on the Ruff Figural Fluency Test.The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 27 (3), 470-484.

Vik, P. W., Islam-Zwart, K., &  Ruge, L. N. (2008). Application of the PTSD-Alcohol Expectancy Questionnaire to sexually assaulted college women. Addiction Research & Theory, 16 (6), 585-594.

Vik, P. W. (2007). Alcohol and methamphetamine use by incarcerated women: Comorbid mood and anxiety problems. Women’s Health Issues, 17 (4), 256-263.

Islam-Zwart, K., Vik, P. W., & Rawlins, K. (2007). Short-term psychological adjustment of female prison inmates on a minimum security unit. Women’s Health Issues, 17 (4), 237-243.

Cellucci, T., Krogh, J., Vik, P. (2006). Help-seeking for alcohol problems in a college population. Journal of General Psychology (Special issue-Alcohol and the Human Experience).

Vik, P. W., Cellucci, T., Hedt, J., & Jorgensen, M. (2006). Transition to college: A classification and regression tree (CART) analysis of natural reduction of binge drinking. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health, 18(1), 171-180.

Conference Presentations (2010-Present)

Vik, P. W., Legarreta, M., Van Ness, E., Williams, C., & Dasher, N. (2013). Idaho Trail Learning Test (Idaho Trails): A visuospatial measure of learning, recall, and retrieval. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, San Diego.

Dasher, N., Vik, P.W., Hachey, D. (2013). Relationship between the CNS Penetrative Effectiveness (CPE) Index and years of HIV infection on identifying cognitive domains of initial decline on the Montreal Cognitive Assessment (MOCA). Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, San Diego.

Williams, C., Vik, P. W.,Dasher, N., Van Ness, E., & Bowman, B. (2013). Comparing learning slopes of the Idaho Trail Test across trials. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, San Diego.

Van Ness, E., Legarreta, M., & Vik, P. (2013). An evaluation of the recognition component of the Idaho Trail Learning Test. Poster presented at the 25st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, Washington, D.C.

Williams, C., Dasher, N., & Vik, P. (2013). Collegiate Alcohol Use, Drinking Consequences, and Sensitivity to Social Cue. Poster presented at the 25st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, Washington, D.C.

Dasher, N., Williams, C., & Vik, P. (2013). Emotion detection bias and subtle social cognition associated with antisocial behaviors. Poster presented at the 25st Annual Convention of the American Psychological Society, Washington, D.C.

Gardner, E., Dasher, N., Fowler, B., & Vik, P. (2011). Teaching strategy use on the Ruff Figural Fluency Test. Poster presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Marco Island, Fla.

Legaretta, M., Vik, P., & Van Ness, E. (2011). Pattern recognition on the Ruff-Light Trail Learning Test (RULIT). Poster presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Marco Island, Fla.

Hu, E., Vik, P., & Fowler, B. (2011). Social inference, history of conduct disorder, and the OFC. Poster presented at the 31st Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Marco Island, Fla.

Van Wyk, P. S., Legarreta, M. D., Gardner, E. G., Jorgensen, M. L., Stoll, J. C., & Vik, P. W. (2010). Modified coding test as a screener for neurological risk. Poster presented at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, Calif.

Stoll, J. C., Gardner, E. G., & Vik, P. W. (2010). Recent alcohol consumption and intellectual abilities among college drinkers. Poster presented at the 118th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, Calif.

Office Location: 
Health Professions Building 2 267