Heide D. Island, PhD
Primarily Scholarly Interests
- Behavioral ecology, especially related to optimal foraging and choice theory.
- Animal welfare, principally as it pertains to animal rehabilitation, conservation, and captivity wellness.
- Comparative psychology of anxiety, depression, and boredom as its expressed among human and nonhuman animals.
M.A. Experimental Psychology, Comparative Behavioral Neuroscience, Department of Psychology, University of Montana, June 2002
B.A. Psychology/Sociology, Department of Social Sciences, University of Alaska, Juneau, AK, Dec. 2000 (Completed: 1999)
B.S. Zoology, Department of Zoology, Washington State University, Pullman, WA, May 1996
Selected Peer-Reviewed Publications (^denotes undergraduate co-author)
^Migrants, T., ^Kiyokawa, J. M., & Island, H. D. (2019) The Relationship Between Attention, Dyslexia, and Convergence Insufficiency. International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, 11(1). DOI: https://doi.org/10.7710/2168-0620.1114
Island, H.D. (2018). "Netiquette." In Warf, B. (Ed). Encyclopedia of the Internet. Sage Publication. Thousand Oaks, CA. Pp. 674-675.
Island, H.D., *Claussenius-Kalman, H. and *Wengeler, J. (2017). First documented flehmen response from a captive Southern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris nereis), Zoo Biology, 999, 1-10.
Island, H.D. (2016). "OMG! You said what in class?! Student and professor perceptions of professional etiquette. Universal Journal of Educational Research, 4(10), 2477-2482
Fisher, H.E., Island H.D., Marchalik, D., and Brown, L. (2015). Four broad temperament dimensions: description, convergent validation correlations, and comparison with the Big Five. Frontiers of Psychology, 6 (1098), 1-18.
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 Publication.
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.
Grants and Awards
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