Peter Vik, PhD

Professor | Program Director
503-352-2429
UC Box 
A-191
HPC-2, Room 267

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

Selected Recent Publications (*denotes student author)

Vik, P. W., *Dorenkamp, M. A., *Egusquiza, J. A., & *Ranney, L. B. (2019). Cannabis as a factor in the moderating relationship between alcohol, sleep, and adverse consequences. Journal of Substance Use. (published on-line, October 2019)

*Dorenkamp, M. A., & Vik, P.W. (2018). Neuropsychological Assessment and Anxiety: A systematic Review. Practice Innovations, 3 (3), 192-211.

Vik, P., *Legarreta, M., & *Riffel, S. (2018). Visual-spatial Memory and Recall Test (V-SMART): Validity and reliability. The Clinical Neuropsychologist, 32 (8), 1454-1474.

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.

Selected Recent Presentations (*denotes student author)

*Dorenkamp, M. A., Vik, P. W., & *Ranney, L. B. (2018, April). The impact of anxiety on neuropsychological assessment: A systematic review. In P. W. Vik (Chair), Better care for older adults facing neurocognitive assessment.  Symposium presented at the 98th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

*Egusquiza, J. A., *Dorenkamp, M. A., Vik, P. W., & *Ranney, L. B. (2018, April). Cannabis as a factor in the moderating relationship between alcohol, sleep, and adverse drinking consequences. In K. Green & J. Equsquiza (Chairs), Alcohol and sleep: Adverse consequences and protective factors.  Symposium presented at the 98thAnnual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR

*Riffel, S., *Dorenkamp, M. A., & Vik, P. W. (2018, April). The interactive role of alcohol, exercise, and mood on sleep quality. In K. Green & J. *Equsquiza (Chairs), Sleep and alcohol.  Symposium presented at the 98th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

Vik, P. W. (2018, April). Discussant. In K. Green & J. *Equsquiza (Chairs), Sleep and alcohol.  Symposium presented at the 98th Annual Convention of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.

*Riffel, S. K., *McWaters, A., & Vik, P. W. (2018, March). The interactive role of alcohol, exercise, and mood on sleep quality among health professions students. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Oregon Academy of Sciences, Newburg, OR,

*Egusquiza, J. *Dorenkamp, M., *Kelsey, C., & Vik, P. W. (2018, March). Cannabis as a factor in the moderating relationship between alcohol, sleep, and adverse drinking consequences among health professions students. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the Oregon Academy of Sciences, Newburg, OR.

*Sorenson, R., *Dorenkamp, M., & Vik, P. (2017, November). The Paradoxical Relationship Between Exercise and Alcohol Use Among College Freshmen. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, San Diego, CA.

*McWaters, A., *Dorenkamp, M., & Vik, P. (2017, November). Differences in diagnostic frequencies of Alcohol Use Disorders from DSM-IV to DSM-5. Poster presented at the annual conference of the Association of Behavioral and Cognitive Therapy, San Diego, CA. 

Dasher, N., Vik, P., Hachey, D. (2016, February). Nonverbal versus Verbal Learning and Memory in Asymptomatic HIV Patients. Poster presented at the 44th Annual Conference of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston, MA. 

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.

Interests

Dr. Peter Vik is a Professor and the PhD Program Director. He completed his PhD at the University of Colorado, Boulder. His research interests follow two lines: Assessment of visual spatial memory, and factors contributing to alcohol use and abuse in young adults.

  • Alcohol and Drug Abuse
  • Memory Assessment
  • Cognitive Assessment
  • Aging Adults

Professional Memberships & Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association
  • National Academy of Neuropsychology