Peter Vik, PhD

Email Address: 
Phone Number: 
503-352-2429
UC Box: 
A-191

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 (2010-Present)

Williams, C., Vik, P. W., & Wong, M. M. (2015). Distress tolerance and coping motives in solitary versus social drinkers. Addictive Behaviors, 50, 89-95.

Vik, P. W., Williams, C., Dasher, N., & Van Wyk, P. (2014). Alcohol use, drinking consequences, and sensitivity to social cues among college women. Addictive Behaviors, 39, 1106-1112 

Vik, P. (2014). Regression, ANOVA, & the general linear model: A statistics primer. Thousand Oaks, CA.: Sage Publications

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

Conference Presentations (2010-Present)

Dasher N., Vik, P., Riffel, S., Egusquiza, J., Hache, D., & Williams, C. (2015, November). HIV and visuospatial memory: Recall and retrieval using the Northwest Trail Making Test (NWTT). Paper to be presented at the 35th Annual conference of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Austin Texas.

Williams, C. L., Dasher, N., & Vik, P. W. (2015, February). Components of executive functioning and visuospatial memory in a sample of HIV positive individuals with a history of alcohol abuse. Poster presented at the 43rd Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Denver, CO.

Dasher, N., Vik, P., Williams, C., DeCou, C., & Hachey, D. (2014, November). Relationship between central nervous system penetrative-effectiveness (CPE) index of HIV-medication and figural fluency performance is mediated by average cluster size. Poster presented at the 34th Annual Meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, Fajarto, Puerto Rico.

Vik, P. W., & Williams, C. (2014, April). Substance use disorders: Transition from DSM-IV to DSM-V. Paper presented at the 94th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Williams, C., Vik, P. W. (2014). Using the PASAT to predict alcohol-related consequences in college students. Poster presented at the 94th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

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, CA.

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, CA.

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, CA.

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, DC

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, DC

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, DC.

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, FL.

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, FL.

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, FL.

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, CA.

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, CA.

Office Location: 
HPC 2 Room 267