Associate Dean for Research, College of Liberal Arts
Ph.D. University of Kansas, 1984
Office: Thompson Hall 309
Phone: (509) 335-4582
- Psychology 311: Elementary Statistics
- Psychology 492: Psychology of Language
- Psychology 511: Experimental Design and Analysis of Variance
- Psychology 592: Cognition
- Memory, Affect, and Decision Making
- Sleep Deprivation Effects on Cognition
I am engaged in collaborative research in cognition and cognitive neuroscience that focuses on the role of working memory and affective processing in executive function and decision making. Our investigations have included studies of how risky decision making is affected by situational factors,particularly sleep deprivation, that can temporarily alter the integration of hit emotional and cold cognitive information.
Whitney, P., Rinehart, C.A., & Hinson, J.M. (2008). Framing effects under cognitive load: The role of working memory in risky decisions. Psychonomic Bulletin & Review, 15, 1179-1184.
Tucker, A.M., Whitney, P., Belenky, G., Hinson, J.M., & Van Dongen, H.P.A. (2010) Effects of sleep deprivation on dissociated components of executive functioning. Sleep, 33, 47-57.
Whitney, P., & Hinson J.M. (2010). Measurement of cognition in studies of sleep deprivation. In G.A. Kerkhof & H.P.A.Van Dongen (Eds.), Progress in Brain Research, 185, 37-48.