Heide D. Island, PH.D
Associate Professor, Psychology
UC Box: A136
Office: Carnegie Hall 305
In teaching, like in writing much of the work comes from revising and updating your knowledge, your objectives, your formatting, and your implementation. I use the scientific approach in teaching like in research. I need to know what my students already understand at the outset of the semester. A baseline evaluation provides a framework to scaffold further information, introduce new ways to think about existing and newly introduced information. Real learning does not come from rote memorization of facts and dates but in thinking about information in an applied, meaningful way, in a critical way.
The purpose of this empirical investigation is to:
(cold pressor stress test and capillary blood glucose measure) discomfort.
the discomfort associated with the cold pressor stress test?
discomfort tolerance (measured through EEG activity during the capillary
blood glucose measure and the cold pressor as well as the ‘giving up time’ during
the CP) with risk-prone and risk-averse responding in the Iowa Gambling Task
(measure of self-control and impulsivity).
demonstrate risk-prone behavior through the IGT?
during the cold pressor stress test more likely to evidence risk-prone behavior
through the IGT?
capillary blood glucose measurement, more likely to evidence risk-prone behavior
through the IGT?
within Pacific University?
arts athletes (e.g., dance) within Pacific University?
and sports athletes?
(e.g., attention processing, memory retrieval, verbal fluency, chronic pain,
anxiety, visual dysfunction).
The purpose of this study is to examine similarities and disparities between professor and student attitudes in professional conduct. Attitudes toward in-class social media-use (including texting, Facebook, Twitter, and various other forms of Internet media) are largely polarized between professors and students. Part of the problem is a lack of clear boundaries regarding acceptable use in high school. Thereby engendering an expectation, that social media-use is both acceptable and tolerated in
professional settings, including college classrooms.
children who have witnessed domestic violence. Efficacy will be defined through positive
changes both in the short term (individual sessions) and in the longer-term (over a period of sessions) in:
Creative Nonfiction Publications
Island, H.D., (November, 2013).
“When in Panama, Don’t Kiss the Girls." The Boulevard, 11, Online Edition: http://atticinstitute.com/node/1745
Island, H.D., (September, 2013).
"American Gothic." The Boulevard, 10, Online Edition: http://atticinstitute.com/node/1745
Island, H.D. (July, 2013). “I Ate My Children.”
The Boulevard, 9, Online Edition, http://atticinstitute.com/node/1691
Island, H.D., (June, 2013). “Freezing Swimmers.”
The Boulevard, 8, Online Edition: http://atticinstitute.com/node/1646
Island, H. D., Fisher, H. E., Rich, J., Zava, D., & Brown, L. (In Preparation). Concurrent Validity of the Fisher Temperament
Inventory (FTI) and the NEO Five Factor Inventory. Personality and Individual Differences.
Fisher, H. E., Island, H. D., Rich, J., Marchalik, D., & Brown, L. (In Review). Four Novel Primary Structures of Temperament Based
on Biology: Characteristics, Correlation Analyses and Comparison with the Big Five. Personality and Individual Differences
Fisher, H. E., Rich, J., Island, H. D., Marchalik, D. (2010). The second to fourth digit ratio: A measure of two hormonally based
temperament dimensions. Personality and Individual Differences, 49 (7), 773-777.
Island, H. D. (2010). Game Theory in Psychology. IN: An Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Psychology. Neil Salkind, Sage
Fisher, H.E., Island, H. D., Marchalik, D. & Rich, J. (Oct. 2008). Temperament as a Mechanism for Mate Choice: A hypothesis and pilot study. IN Evolutionary Family Psychology. Todd Shackelford and Catherine Salmon, Eds. Oxford University Press. Pp. 275-312.
Island, H. D. & Szalda-Petree, A. P. (2007) Sex differences in risk-sensitivity under differing point budgets and predictors of choice. Journal of General Psychology, 134, (4), 435 - 452.
Szalda-Petree, A. D., Craft, B. B., Martin, L. M., & Deditius-Island, H. K. (2004). Self-control in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta): Controlling for differential stimulus exposure. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 98, 141-146.
Island, H. D. & Caruso, J. C. (2002). Reliability Generalization of Zuckerman’s Sensation-Seeking Scale Form V., Educational and Psychological Measurement, 62 (4), 728-734.
Undergraduate Mentoring Blog
I maintain a weekly professional blog for undergraduate mentoring. This website is entirely devoted to students, in an effort to help them develop and maintain their professional portfolio. It is available here:
Brain Drain – Neuroscience Competition
Every year at the end of the spring semester, neuroscience scholars are encouraged to participate in this annual, friendly competition to show off their knowledge neuroscience series mastery and to compete for an A in the course (although there is still no precedent of this, as it requires a perfect score), high points for a variety of prizes, and for a the highest score to garner a place on the perpetual Brain Drain trophy displayed in the Behavioral Research and Instructional Neuroscience Lab.