East Carolina University
Department of Psychology


Karl L. Wuensch

Office Address: Dept. of Psychology, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC 27858-4353
  Phone: 252-328-9420 Fax: 252-328-6283

Email: WuenschK@ECU.edu


Personal Education
1973 B.A. Elmira College, Elmira, New York
Summa Cum Laude, Phi Beta Kappa
1975 M.A. East Carolina University, Greenville, North Carolina
  Major: General/Theoretical Psychology
  Minors: Physiological Psychology, Business Administration
  Thesis: Academic performance as related to achievement motive and perception of causality.
1982 Ph.D. Miami University, Oxford, Ohio
  Major: Experimental Psychology
  Minor: Zoology
  Major Professor Patrick J. Capretta
  Dissertation: Cross-species-rearing affects responses of wild house mice to contraspecific stimuli.

Professional Experience

8/99 - present Professor, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
8/91 - 8/99 Associate Professor, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC
8/85 - 8/91 Assistant Professor, East Carolina University
8/82 - 8/85 Lecturer, East Carolina University
9/81 - 5/82 Visiting Assistant Professor, S.U.N.Y. at Oswego, NY
9/77 - 8/81 Research Assistant, Teaching Fellow, and Dissertation Fellow, Department of Psychology, Miami University
9/75 - 7/77 Lecturer, East Carolina University
9/73 - 5/75 Teaching Assistant, East Carolina University

Courses Taught

Areas of Interest

Professional and Scholarly Affiliations

Citations:  http://scholar.google.com/citations?user=x5hJ93oAAAAJ

Articles in Scholarly Journals: N = 75

  1. Aziz, S., Uhrich, B., Wuensch, K. L, & Swords, B.  (2013).  The Workaholism Analysis Questionnaire: Emphasizing work-life imbalance and addiction in the measurement of workaholism.  Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 14, 71-86.

  2. Gasperson, S. M., Bowler, M. C., Wuensch, K. L., & Bowler, J. L.  (2013).  A statistical correction to twenty years of banding.  International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 21, 46 - 56.  doi: 10.1111/ijsa.12016

  3. Hall, C. W., Row, K. A., Wuensch, K. L., & Godley, K. R.  (2013).  The role of self-compassion in physical and psychological well being.  The Journal of Psychology:  Interdisciplinary and Applied, 147, 311-323.  doi: 10.1080/00223980.2012.693138

  4. Weaver, B., & Wuensch, K. L.  (2013).  SPSS and SAS programs for comparing Pearson correlations and OLS regression coefficientsBehavior Research Methods, 45, 880-895.  doi 10.3758/s13428-012-0289-7

  5. Bowler, M. C., Woehr, D. J., Bowler, J. L., Wuensch, K. L, & McIntyre, M. D. (2011). The impact of interpersonal aggression on performance attributions. Group and Organization Management, 36, 427-465. doi:10.1177/1059601111408897

  6. Lawler-Row, K. A., Hyatt-Edwards, L., Wuensch, K. L., & Karremans, J. C.  (2011).  Forgiveness and health:  The role of attachment.  Personal Relationships, 18, 170-183.

  7. Moran, A. M., Everhart, D. E., Davis, C. E., Wuensch, K. L., Lee, D. O., & Demaree, H. A.  (2011).  Personality correlates of adherence with continuous positive airway pressure (CPAP).  Sleep and Breathing, 15, 687-694. doi: 10.1007/s11325-010-0422-8

  8. Moses, L., Hall, C.,  Wuensch, K. L.,  DeUrquidi, K.,  Kauffmann, P.,  Swart, W., Duncan, D., & Dixon. G.  (2011).  Are math readiness and personality predictive of first year retention in engineering?  The Journal of Psychology:  Interdisciplinary and Applied, 145, 229-245.

  9. Aziz, S., Wuensch, K. L., & Brandon, H. R.  (2010).  A comparison among worker types using a composites approach and median splitsThe Psychological Record, 60, 627-642.

  10. Aziz, S., Adkins, C. T., Walker, A. G., & Wuensch, K. L.  (2010).  Workaholism and work-life imbalance: Does cultural origin influence the relationship?  International Journal of Psychology, 45, 72-79.  doi:10.1080/00207590902913442

  11. Chia, R. C., Poe, E., & Wuensch, K. L.  (2009).  Attitude change after taking a virtual global understanding course.  International Journal of Human and Social Sciences, 4, 75-79.

  12. Kittinger, J. D., Walker, A. G. , Cope, J. G. , & Wuensch, K. L. (2009). The relationship between core self-evaluations and affective commitment. Journal of Behavioral and Applied Management, 11, 68-92.

  13. Kishore, M., Tabrizi, M. H. N., Ozan, E.  Aziz, S., & Wuensch, K. L.  (2009).  Correlates of student preference for online instruction over face-to-face instruction. E-Learning, 6, 400-414.

  14. Phelps, K. W., McCammon, S. L., Wuensch, K. L., & Golden, J.  (2009).  Enrichment, stress, and growth from parenting an individual with an autism spectrum disorder.  Journal of Intellectual & Developmental  Disability, 34, 133-141.  doi:10.1080/13668250902845236

  15. Wuensch, K. W., Aziz, S., Ozan, E., Kishore, M., & Tabrizi, M. H. N.  (2009).  Technology and pedagogy:  The association between students’ perceptions of the quality of online courses and the technologies employedJournal of Online Learning and Teaching, 5, 253-262.

  16. Seay, S. E., Lifton, D. E., Wuensch, K. L., Bradshaw, L. K., & McDowelle, J. O.  (2008).  First generation graduate students and potential attrition risks in their profiles.  The Journal of Continuing Higher Education, 56(3), 11-25.

  17. Thompson, L. F., Braddy, P. W., & Wuensch, K. L. (2008). E-recruitment and the benefits of organizational web appeal. Computers in Human Behavior, 24, 2384-2398.  doi:10.1016/j.chb.2008.02.014

  18. Walker, A. G., Jones, M. N., Wuensch, K. L., Aziz, S., & Cope, J. G.  (2008).  Sanctifying work: Effects on satisfaction, commitment, and intent to leave.  The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 18, 132-145.  doi:10.1080/10508610701879480

  19. Wendling, R., Flood, J., Wuensch, K. L. , & Cabral, C. (2008).  A recreation profile of eastern North Carolinians in eighteen selected counties and municipalities. The North Carolina Journal, 43, 20-30.

  20. Wuensch, K. L., Aziz, S., Ozan, E., Kishore, M., & Tabrizi, M. H. N.  (2008).  Pedagogical characteristics of online and face-to-face classes.  International Journal on E-Learning, 7, 523-532.

  21. Allred, L. J., Chia, R. C., Wuensch, K. L., Ren, J. J., & Miao, D. M.  (2007).  In-groups, out-groups, and middle groups in China and the United StatesNational Social Science Journal, 29(1), 7-16.

  22. Green, R. S., Eppler, M. A., Ironsmith, M., & Wuensch, K. L.  (2007).  Review question formats and web design usability in computer-assisted instruction British Journal of Educational Technology, 38, 679-686.  doi:10.1111/j.1467-8535.2006.00649.x

  23. Hodge, E. M., Tabrizi, M. H. N, Farwell, M. A., & Wuensch, K. L.  (2007).  Virtual reality classrooms:  Strategies for creating a social presence.  International Journal of Social Sciences, 2, 105-109.

  24. Wendling, R. C., Vogelsong, H., Wuensch, K. L., & Ammirati, A.  (2007).  A pilot study of lifeguard perceptionsInternational Journal of Aquatic Research and Education, 1, 322-328.

  25. Harju, B. L, Wuensch, K. L.,  Kuhl, E. A.,  & Cross, N. J.  (2006).  Comparison of rural and urban residents’ implicit and explicit attitudes related to seeking medical care.  The Journal of Rural Health, 22, 359-363.

  26. Blair, C. A., Thompson, L. F., &  Wuensch, K. L.  (2005).  Electronic helping behavior: The virtual presence of others makes a difference. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 27, 171-178.

  27. Pullins, L. G., McCammon, S., Lamson, A. S., Wuensch, K. L., & Mega, L.  (2005).  School-based post-flood screening and evaluation:  Findings and challenges in one community.  Stress, Trauma, and Crisis, 8, 229-249.

  28. Wendling, R. C., Wuensch, K. L., & Grandy, T. A.  (2005).  A pilot study of lifeguards' perceptions and reality:  Swimming pool accidents and rescues.  The North Carolina Journal, 41(2), 18-25.

  29. Lewis, C. E., Thompson, L. F., Wuensch, K. L., Grossnickle, W. F., & Cope, J. G. (2004). The impact of recipient list size and priority signs on electronic helping behavior.  Computers in Human Behavior, 20, 633-644.  doi:10.1016/j.chb.2003.11.001

  30. Wuensch, K. L., & Moore, C. H. (2004). Effects of physical attractiveness on evaluations of a male employee’s allegation of sexual harassment by his female employer. Journal of Social Psychology, 144, 207-217.

  31. Braddy, P. W., Thompson, L. F., Wuensch, K. L., & Grossnickle, W. F. (2003). Internet recruiting: The effects of web page design featuresSocial Science Computer Review, 21, 374-385.  doi:10.1177/0894439303253987

  32. Everhart, D. E., Demaree, H. A., & Wuensch, K. L. (2003). Healthy high hostiles evidence low alpha power (7.5 to 9.5 Hz) changes during negative affective learning. Brain and Cognition, 52, 334-342.  doi:10.1016/S0278-2626(03)00171-4

  33. Everhart, D. E., Harrison, D. W., Shenal, B. V., Williamson, J., & Wuensch, K. L. (2002). Grip strength, fatigue, and motor perseveration in anxious men without depression. Neuropsychiatry, Neuropsychology, and Behavioral Neurology, 15, 133-142.

  34. Williamson, C. L., Cope, J. G., Thompson, L. F., & Wuensch, K. L. (2002). Policy capturing as a tool to enhance recruiting. Career Development International, 7, 159-166.

  35. Wuensch, K. L., Campbell, M. W., Kesler, F. C., & Moore, C. H. (2002). Racial bias in decisions made by mock jurors evaluating a case of sexual harassment. Journal of Social Psychology, 142, 587-600.

  36. Wuensch, K. L., Jenkins, K. W., & Poteat, G. M. (2002). Misanthropy, idealism, and attitudes towards animals. Anthrozoös, 15, 139-149.

  37. Geddie, L., Beer, J., Bartosik, S., & Wuensch, K. (2001). The relationship between interview characteristics and accuracy of recall in young children: Do individual differences matter? Journal of Child Maltreatment, 6, 59-68.

  38. Ingram, K. L., Cope, J. G., Harju, B. L., & Wuensch, K. L. (2000). Applying to graduate school: A test of the theory of planned behavior. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 15, 215-226.

  39. Geddie, L., Dawson, B., & Wuensch, K. L. (1998). Socioeconomic status and ethnic differences in preschoolers' interactions with anatomically detailed dolls. Journal of Child Maltreatment, 3, 43-52.

  40. Poulson, R. L., Eppler, M. A., Satterwhite, T. N., Wuensch, K. L., & Bass, L. A. (1998). Alcohol consumption, strength of religious beliefs, and risky sexual behavior in college students. Journal of American College Health, 46, 227-232. Also available in J. K. Davidson & N. B. Moore (eds.). (2001). Speaking of sexuality: Interdisciplinary readings. Los Angeles, Roxbury Publishing.

  41. Poulson, R. L., Wuensch, K. L., & Brondino, M. J. (1998). Factors that discriminate among mock jurors' verdict selections: Impact of the guilty but mentally ill verdict option. Criminal Justice and Behavior, 25, 366-381.

  42. Wuensch, K. L., & Poteat, G. M. (1998). Evaluating the morality of animal research: Effects of ethical ideology, gender, and purpose. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 13, 139-150.

  43. Poulson, R. L., Wuensch, K. L., Brown, M. B, & Braithwaite, R. L. (1997). Mock jurors' evaluations of insanity defense verdict selection: The role of death penalty attitudes. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 12, 1065-1078.

  44. Poulson, R. L., Braithwaite, R. L., Brondino, M. J., & Wuensch, K. L. (1997). Mock jurors' insanity defense verdict selections:  The role of evidence, attitudes, and verdict options. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 12, 743-758.

  45. Patel, S., Long, T. E., McCammon, S. L., & Wuensch, K. L. (1995). Personality and emotional correlates of self-reported antigay behaviors. Journal of Interpersonal Violence, 10, 354-366.

  46. Chia, R. C., Wuensch, K. L., Childers, J., Chuang, C., Cheng, B., Cesar-Romero, J., & Nava, S. (1994). A comparison of family values among Chinese, Mexican, and American college students. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 9, 249-258.

  47. Johnson, M. C., & Wuensch, K. L. (1994). An investigation of habituation in the jellyfish Aurelia aurita. Behavioral and Neural Biology, 61, 54-59.

  48. Moore, C. H., Wuensch, K. L., Hedges, R. M., & Castellow, W. A. (1994). The effects of physical attractiveness and social desirability on judgments regarding a sexual harassment case. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 9, 715-730.

  49. Allen, S., & Wuensch, K. L. (1993). Effects of an academic failure experience upon subsequent performance on anagrams and paired-associates: Differences among second-, fifth-, and eighth-grade children. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 154, 53-60.

  50. Wuensch, K. L. (1993). Cross-species-fostering affects meat preferences of wild house mice. Journal of General Psychology, 120, 413-419.

  51. Wuensch, K. L., Chia, R. C., Castellow, W. A., Chuang, C.-J., & Cheng, B.-S. (1993). Effects of physical attractiveness, sex, and type of crime on mock juror decisions: A replication with Chinese students. Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, 24, 414-427.

  52. Egbert, J. M., Jr., Moore, C. H., Wuensch, K. L., & Castellow, W. A. (1992). The effect of litigant social desirability on judgments regarding a sexual harassment case. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 7, 569-579.

  53. Wuensch, K. L. (1992). Fostering house mice onto rats and deer mice: Effects on response to species odors. Animal Learning and Behavior, 20, 253-258.

  54. Wuensch, K. L., Castellow, W. A., & Moore, C. H. (1991). Effects of defendant attractiveness and type of crime on juridic judgment. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 6, 713-724.

  55. Castellow, W. A., Wuensch, K. L., & Moore, C. H. (1990). Effects of physical attractiveness of the plaintiff and defendant in sexual harassment judgments. Journal of Social Behavior and Personality, 5, 547-562.

  56. Wuensch, K. L. (1990). Sex differences in the flesh eating preferences of wild house mice. Physiology and Behavior, 47, 389-391.

  57. Lutz, J., & Wuensch, K. L. (1989). Acoustic interference in a recognition task. Journal of General Psychology, 116, 371-386.

  58. Messer, S. C., Wuensch, K. L., & Diamond, J. M. (1989). Former latchkey children: Personality and academic correlates. Journal of Genetic Psychology, 150, 301-309.

  59. Wendling, R. C., Wuensch, K. L., & Christiano, B. L. (1989). Effects of an experiential education program on rural fifth graders. Journal of Rural and Small Schools, 3(2), 43-47.

  60. McCammon, S., Golden, J., & Wuensch, K. L. (1988). Predicting course performance in freshman and sophomore physics courses: Women are more predictable than men. Journal of Research in Science Teaching, 25, 501-510.

  61. Poteat, G. M., Wuensch, K. L., & Gregg, N. B. (1988). An investigation of differential prediction with the WISC-R. Journal of School Psychology, 26, 59-68.

  62. Wuensch, K. L. (1988). Female prairie deer mice prefer conspecific flesh over contraspecific flesh. Journal of General Psychology, 115, 273-276.

  63. Watson, K. D., Poteat, G. M., Wuensch, K., & McCammon, S. (1987). The relation among grade retention, self-concept, and peer relations of sixth- and seventh-grade students. Educational and Psychological Research, 7, 251-260.

  64. Wuensch, K. L., Chia, R. C., Castellow, W., & Bloodworth, W. (1987). Cultural differences in the evaluation of professors by college students. Social and Behavioral Sciences Documents, 17, 64. (Ms. No. 2836)

  65. Wuensch, K. L. (1986). Development of responsiveness to conspecific scent in house mice: Effects of preweaning and postweaning experiences. Journal of General Psychology, 113, 65-73.

  66. Wuensch, K. L. (1986). Prairie deer mice prefer contraspecific flesh over conspecific flesh. Physiology and Behavior, 37, 957-958.

  67. Wendling, R. C., & Wuensch, K. L. (1985). A fifth-grade outdoor education program: Expectations and effects. Journal of Interpretation, 10, 11-20.

  68. Wuensch, K. L. (1985). Effects of early paternal presence upon nonhuman offsprings' development. American Zoologist (now Integrative and Comparative Biology), 25, 911-923.

  69. Wuensch, K. L. (1982). Effect of scented traps on captures of Mus musculus and Peromyscus maniculatus. Journal of Mammalogy, 63, 312-315.

  70. Wuensch, K. L., & Cooper, A. J. (1981). Preweaning paternal presence and later aggressiveness in male Mus musculus. Behavioral and Neural Biology, 32, 510-515.

  71. Lao, R. C. & Wuensch, K. L. (1979). Differentiation within internally oriented students in their causal attribution. Journal of Psychology, 102, 199-204.

  72. Wuensch, K. L. (1979). Adrenal hypertrophy in mice following exposure to crowded males' odors. Behavioral and Neural Biology, 27, 222-226.

  73. Wuensch, K. L. (1978). Exposure to onion taste in mother's milk leads to enhanced preference for onion diet among weanling rats. Journal of General Psychology, 99, 163-167.

  74. Wuensch, K. L., Broome, B., Means, L. W., & Harris, E. C., Jr. (1978). Dorsomedial thalamic lesions and amphetamine: Acquisition and retention of a visual pattern discrimination escape task. Physiological Psychology, 6, 288-293.

  75. Wuensch, K. L., & Means, L. W. (1976). Chlorpromazine reduces avoidance performance deficit in rats with dorosomedial thalamic lesions. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 8, 439-440.

Chapters in Books: N = 8

  1. Wuensch, K. L.  (2011).  Chi-square tests.  In M. Lovric (Ed.), International encyclopedia of statistical science (pp. 252-253).  Berlin Heidelberg, Germany:  Springer-Verlag.  doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04898-2_173

  2. Wuensch, K. L.  (2011).  Scales of measurement.  In M. Lovric (Ed.), International encyclopedia of statistical science (pp. 1283-1285).  Berlin Heidelberg, Germany:  Springer-Verlag.  doi:10.1007/978-3-642-04898-2_67

  3. Wuensch, K. L.  (2010).  Treatment(s).  In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of research design (pp. 1531-1534).  Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

  4. Wuensch, K. L.  (2006). Curvilinear regression.  In N. J. Salkind (Ed.), Encyclopedia of measurement and statistics (pp. 211 - 215). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

  5. Wuensch, K. L.  (2005).  Kurtosis.  In B. S. Everitt & D. C. Howell (Eds.), Encyclopedia of statistics in behavioral science (pp. 1028 - 1029).  Chichester, UK:  Wiley.

  6. Wuensch, K. L.  (2005).  Scales of measurement.  In B. S. Everitt & D. C. Howell (Eds.), Encyclopedia of statistics in behavioral science (pp. 1785 - 1787).  Chichester, UK:  Wiley.

  7. Wuensch, K. L.  (2005).  Skewness.  In B. S. Everitt & D. C. Howell (Eds.), Encyclopedia of statistics in behavioral science (pp. 1855 - 1856).  Chichester, UK:  Wiley.

  8. Wuensch, K. L.  (1994). Evaluating the relative seriousness of type I versus type II errors in classical hypothesis testing. In B. Brown (Ed.), Disseminations of the International Statistical Applications Institute: Vol 1 (3rd ed., pp. 76 - 79). Wichita, KS: ACG Press.

Book Reviews: N = 2

  1. Wuensch, K. L. (1998). [Review of the book Understanding statistics: An introduction for the social sciences]. The American Statistician, 52, 87-88.

  2. Wuensch, K. L. (1996). [Review of the book Straightforward statistics for the behavioral sciences]. Journal of the American Statistical Association, 91, 1750-1751.

Articles in Other Periodicals: N = 3

  1. Wendling, R. C., & Wuensch, K. L. (2001, July/August). Safer facilities - by accident. Aquatics International, 14.

  2. Wuensch, K. L. (1981, March). Recruiting subjects for research on taste aversion learning in the medicinal leech (Hirudo medicimalis), the beef tapeworm (Taenia saginata), and the pubic louse (Phthirus pubis).  Joint Journal of Higher Education, 5(1), 16.

  3. Wuensch, K. L. (1980, March). Comment on 'The Libidinal Primacy of Scatos: An Empirical Investigation.' Joint Journal of Higher Education, 4(1), 14.

Presentations and Sessions Chaired at Scholarly Conventions: N = 72

  1. Hall, C. W., De Urquidi, K. A., Kauffmann, P. J., Wuensch, K. L., Swart, W., & Griffin, O. H., Jr.  (2013, June).   Longitudinal study of entering students with engineering as their major: Retention and academic success.  Paper presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference, Atlanta, GA.

  2. Highsmith, J. M., Everhart, D. E., Wuensch, K. L., Tran, T. D., & Lehockey, K. A. (2012, September). Predicting the unpredicted: Trait anxiety, frontal alpha asymmetry, and state negative affect predict P3b, but not FRN, responses to unexpected negative feedback. Poster Session Abstracts. Psychophysiology, 48, S96. Poster session presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, New Orleans, LA.

  3. Lehockey, K. A., Everhart, D. A., Wuensch, K. L., Tran, T. D., Bickel ,K. D., Highsmith, J. M., & Watson, E. M.  (2012, September). Traits and emotion influence internal clocks: electrophysiological and behavioral responses to an affective go/nogo task.  Poster Session Abstracts. Psychophysiology, 48, S96. Poster session presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, New Orleans, LA.

  4. Hall, C. W., Lawler-Row, K. A., Wuensch, K. L., & Godley, K.  (2011, August).  The relationship between self-compassion and emotional intelligence.  Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, Washington, DC.

  5. Ozan, E., Wuensch, K., Kishore, M., Aziz, S., & Tabrizi, N.  (2011, August).  Instructors' attitudes on online education delivery systems:  Analysis of a comprehensive survey.  Paper presented at the International Conference on Information Technology Based Education and Training, Kusadasi, Turkey.

  6. Gasperson, S. M., Bowler, M. C., Wuensch, K. L., & Bowler, J. L. (2011, April). A statistical correction to twenty years of banding. Paper presented at the 26th annual meeting for the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, IL.

  7. Godley, K. R., Hall, C., Wuensch, K. L., & Row, K.  (2011, March).  The role of self-compassion in physical and psychological well-being.  Presented at the annual convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Jacksonville, FL.

  8. Moran, A., Everhart, D. E., Davis, C. E., Wuensch, K. L., Lee, D. O., & Demaree, H. A.  (2010, June).  Predicting CPAP compliance using the Behavior Inhibition System (BIS) and Behavioral Activation System (BAS) scales.     SLEEP 2010 24th Annual Meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies, San Antonio, TX.

  9. Moses, L., Hall, C., Wuensch, K. L., DeUrquid, K., Kauffman, P., Swart, W., Duncan. S., & Dixon, G.  (2010, March).  Influence of the five factor personality and locus of control on retention rates in an engineering program.  Presented at the American Institute of Higher Education's Fourth International Conference, Williamsburg, VA.

  10. Jewett, C., Walker, A. G., Wuensch, K. L., & Cope, J. G.  (2009, April).  The relationship between core self-evaluations and organizational citizenship behavior.  Presented at the 24th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

  11. Ozan, E., Tabrizi, M., Wuensch, K. L., Aziz, S., & Kishore, M. (2007, June).  Learning effectiveness as a function of the technologies employed in online learning settings. Presented at the American Society for Engineering Education Annual Conference & Exposition. Honolulu, HI.

  12. Kittinger, J., Walker, A., Cope, J., & Wuensch, K. L. (2007, April).  Relationship between core self-evaluations and affective commitment. Presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New York, NY.

  13. Walker, A. G., Jones, M. N., Aziz, S., & Wuensch, K. L. (2007, April). Sanctifying work: Effects on satisfaction, commitment, and intent to leave. Presented at the 22nd Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New York, NY.

  14. Wuensch, K. L., Aziz, S., Ozan, E., Kishore, M., & Tabrizi, M.  (2006, October).  Pedagogical characteristics of online and face-to-face classes.  Presented at Elearn World Conference on E-Learning in Corporate, Government, Healthcare, & Higher Education, Honolulu, HI. Elearn 2006 Proceedings (pp. 2422 - 2429).  Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education.

  15. Sharp, H. W., Wuensch, K. L., Eppler, M. A., & Harju, B. L.  (2006, April).  Narcissism, empathy, and attitudes towards animals.  Presented at the Spring Conference of the North Carolina Psychological Association and North Carolina Psychological Foundation,  Charlotte, NC.

  16. Fitzpatrick, K. L., McCammon, S. L., Wuensch, K., Handron, C., & Knox, D.  (2005, November).  Do interventions in college sexuality classes reduce homonegativity?  Presented at the Eastern and Midcontinent Regional Conference of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sexuality, Atlanta.

  17. Phelps, K., McCammon, S., Wuensch, K., Golden, J., & Ironsmith, M.  (2005, June).  Enrichment, stress, and posttraumatic growth from parenting an individual with autism disorder.  Presented at the Family Strengths Conference, Portland, OR.

  18. Allred, L. J., Chia, R. C., & Wuensch, K. L. (2005, April). In-groups, out-groups, and middle-groups among Chinese and Americans. Paper presented at the National Technology and Social Science Conference, Las Vegas, NV.

  19. Green, R., Eppler, M, Ironsmith, M., & Wuensch, K.   (2005, March). Web design and review question formats in a computer-assisted instructional environment.   Presented at the Teaching and Learning with Technology Conference, University of North Carolina, Raleigh, North Carolina.

  20. Green, R., Eppler, M., Ironsmith, M., & Wuensch, K. (2004, September). Interface elements and review question formats in a mastery learning computer-assisted instruction environment.  Presented at Human Interaction with Life Science Automation: Focused Research Workshop, Rostock-Warnemunde, Germany.

  21. Thompson, L. F., Braddy, P. W., & Wuensch, K. L. (2004, April). E-recruitment and the benefits of organizational web appeal. Presented at the 19th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Chicago, Illinois.

  22. Thompson, L. F., Blair, C. A., Wuensch, K. L., Cope, J. C., & Grossnickle, W. F. (2003, May). The virtual presence of others reduces willingness to assist via e-mail. Presented at the 15th annual convention of the American Psychological Society, Atlanta, Georgia.

  23. Davenport, S. W., McCammon, S. L., Dosser, D., Jr., Handron, D., Powell, J. Y., Spencer, S., Wuensch, K. L., & Cope, J. (2003, March). Training students in a system of care model: Measuring the effects of an interdisciplinary training course on students’ attitudes. Presented at the 16th annual research conference, A System of Care for Children’s Mental Health: Expanding the Research Base, Tampa, Florida.

  24. Cope, J. G., Williamson, C. L., Thompson, L. F., & Wuensch, K. L. (2002, April). Using policy capturing to examine factors affecting job choice. Paper presented at the 17th annual conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Toronto, Canada.

  25. Swindell, M. J., Grossnickle, W. F., Cope, J. G., Wuensch, K. L., & Foster, L. L. (2000, March). Student careers after an MA program in I-O psychology. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

  26. Harju, B. L. & Wuensch, K. L. (1999, September). Health attitudes of rural and urban N.C. residents as predictors of health habits. Paper presented at the 12th annual meeting of the North American Agromedicine Consortium, Raleigh, NC.

  27. Tyson, A., Ladany, N., Allred, L. J., & Wuensch, K. L. (1999, August). Student's expectations and attributions of blame for rape involving alcohol. Paper presented at the annual convention of the American Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

  28. Wuensch, K. L., Jenkins, K. W., & Poteat, G. M. (1999, June). Misanthropy, idealism, and attitudes about animals. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Lewisburg, PA.

  29. Tyson, A., Allred, L. J., McCammon, S. L., Geddie, L. F., & Wuensch, K. L. (1998, May). Student's expectations for rape when alcohol is involved. Paper presented at the 10th annual convention of the American Psychological Society, Washington, DC.

  30. McCammon, S., Roderick, T., Allred, L. J., Long, T. E., & Wuensch, K. L. (1997, November). On measuring homonegative behavior and its correlates. Paper presented at the joint meeting of the Society for the Scientific Study of Sex and the American Association of Sex Educators, Counselors, and Therapists, Arlington, VA.

  31. Chia, R. C., Allred, L. J., Jerzak, P., Wuensch, K. L., Janonsek, J., Cheng, B., & Ren, J. J. (1996, March). Cross-cultural comparisons of the psychometric characteristics of Levenson's IPC. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Norfolk, VA.

  32. Childers, J. C., Meyers, C., & Wuensch, K. L. (1996, March). NEEDS (ADE, 1994) profiles for domestic violence offenders and general probationers. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Norfolk, VA.

  33. Chia, R., Allred, L., Hall, C., Wuensch, K., Cheng, B., Ren, J., & Janousek, J. (1995, August). Cross-cultural comparisons in attitudes toward women. Paper presented at the 53rd annualmeeting of the International Council of Psychologists, Taipei, Taiwan.

  34. Long, T., Roderick, T., McCammon, S., Allred, L., & Wuensch, K. (1995, July). The behavioral side of homonegativity. Paper presented at the IV European Congress of Psychology, Athens, Greece.

  35. Castlebury, F., Durham, T. D., Wuensch, K. L., McCammon, S. M., & Moore, C. H. (1994, August). GM and GF as measures of psychological well-being. Paper presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

  36. Lockamy, T. S., Allred, L. J., Chia, R. C., & Wuensch, K. L. (1994, April). Family values and attitudes towards women among Chinese students in Taipei and Beijing. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Women's Studies Association, Greenville, NC.

  37. Reeves, C. I., Moore, C. H., Castellow, W. A., Hedges, M., & Wuensch, K.L. (1994, April). Defendant physical attractiveness and jury decisions in an insanity defense case. Paper presented at the 40th annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans.

  38. Lombard, J. M., Grossnickle, W. F., Cope, J. G., & Wuensch, K.L. (1994, March). Effect of type of disability on rater's perceptions of employability. Paper presented at the annual convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Savannah, GA.

  39. Chia, R. C., Allred, L., Wuensch, K., Moore, J., Li, Q., Cheng, B., & Chuang, J. (1993, August). Comparison of Chinese and American college students on achievement and locus of control. Paper presented at the 51st annual convention of the International Council of Psychologists, Montreal, Quebec.

  40. Chia, R. C., Lam, K., Allred, L. J., Wuensch, K. L., Moore, J., Cheng, S., & Chuang, C. J. (1993, August). Locus of control, attributional style and depression: A cross-cultural comparison. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association's 101st annual convention, Toronto, Ontario.

  41. George, P. S., & Wuensch, K. L. (1993, June). Animal use in research: Situational ethics? Paper presented at the fifth annual convention of the American Psychological Society, Chicago, IL.

  42. Chia, R. C., Allred, L. J., Wuensch, K. L., Grossnickle, W. F., Lam. K. N.& (1993, April). Achievement motivation, academic performance, and sex role attitudes: A cross-cultural study. Paper presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Arlington, VA.

  43. Chia, R. C., Childers. J., Wuensch, K. L., Chuang, C. J., Cheng, B. S., Jen, K. K., Lam, K. N., Cesar Romero, J., & Nava, J. S. (1992, July). Do values change? A comparison of Chinese, Mexican, and American students. Paper presented at the XXV International Congress of Psychology, Brussels, Belgium. (Abstract appears in the International Journal of Psychology, 27, 559.

  44. Chia, R. C., Wuensch, K. L., Huang-Fu, E., Chuang, C. J., Cheng, B., & Jen, K. (1992, July). A comparison of the sense of control among college students in China, Taiwan, and the U.S.A. Paper presented at the 50th annual convention of the International Council of Psychologists, Amsterdam, The Netherlands.

  45. Wuensch, K. L., George, P. S., Poteat, G. M., Castellow, W. A., & Pryor, W. H., Jr. (1992, June). Ethical ideology and support for animal research. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Kingston, Ontario.

  46. Moore, C. H., Castellow, W. A., & Wuensch, K. L. (1991, October). Effects of defendant attractiveness and type of crime on juridic judgment. Paper presented at the convention of the Society of Police and Criminal Psychology, Richmond, VA.

  47. Chia, R. C., Wuensch, K. L., Wong, M. M., Chuang, C. J., Cheng, B. S., & Jen, K. K. (1991, July). A MBTI comparison of Chinese and American students. Paper presented at the Association of Psychological Types Annual Convention, Richmond, VA.

  48. Wuensch, K. L., Poteat, G. M., & Jernigan, L. M. (1991, June). Support for animal rights and perceived similarity between humans and other animals. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Wilmington, NC.

  49. Chia, R. C., Wuensch, K. L., & Wong, M. (1990, November). A comparison of MBTI types among Chinese and American MBA students. Paper presented at the 13th annual conference of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists, Raleigh, NC.

  50. Andrews, M. C., Neumann, D. F., Grossnickle, W. F., Wuensch, K. L., & Cope, J. G. (1990, August). An experimental study of a gainsharing program. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association's 98th annual convention, Boston, MA.

  51. Wuensch, K. L., & Johnson, M. C. (1990, June). Habituation in polyps of   a jellyfish, Aurelia aurita. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Binghamton, NY.

  52. Chia, R. C., Wuensch, K. L., Chuang, C. J., Cheng, B. S., & Ren, J. K. (1989, August). Differences in cultural values between Chinese and American college students. Paper presented at the National Convention of the Asian American Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

  53. Castellow, W. A., Chia, R. C., & Wuensch, K. L. (1988, August). Physical attractiveness, sex, and cultural differences in juridic decisions. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association's 96th annual convention, Atlanta, GA.

  54. Messer, S. C., Wuensch, K. L., & Diamond, J. M. (1988, April). Former latchkey children: Personality and academic correlates. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

  55. Poteat, G. M., & Wuensch, K. L. (1988, March). Consumer satisfaction with school psychology services. Paper presented at the meeting of the Gatlinburg Conference of Research and Theory in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Gatlinburg, TN.

  56. Chia, R. C., & Wuensch, K. L. (1987, August). Family values of American versus Chinese-American parents. Paper presented at the national convention of the Asian American Psychological Association, New York, NY.

  57. Chia, R. C., Wuensch, K. L., Castellow, W., & Bloodworth, W. (1987, March). A comparison of Chinese and American college students on teacher evaluation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

  58. McCammon, S., Golden, J., & Wuensch, K. L. (1986, March). Predicting performance in introductory physics courses. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Association for Research in Education, Greenville, NC.

  59. Poteat, G. M., Wuensch, K. L., & Baker, N. (1986, March). An investigation of the predictive validity of the WISC-R. Paper presented at the meeting of the Gatlinburg Conference of Research and Theory in Mental Retardation and Developmental Disabilities, Gatlinburg, TN.

  60. Wuensch, K. L. (1985, November). Assessing assortative mating with the Delmel Human Sociobiological Questionnaire. Paper presented at the Northeast regional meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Albany, NY. (Abstract appears in Man-Environment Systems, 17, 57.)

  61. Wuensch, K. L., & Gammon, G. J. (1985, June). Use of the Delmel Human Sociobiological Questionnaire in a college population: Altruism correlated with inclusive fitness and socio-economic-status? Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Raleigh, NC. (Abstract appears in Man-Environment Systems, 17, 57.)

  62. Poteat, G. M., Watson, K., & Wuensch, K. (1985, April). Grade retention, peer relations, and self-concept of elementary students. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the National Association of School Psychologists, Las Vegas, NV.

  63. Wuensch, K. L. (1985, March). Chairperson of the neuroethology paper sessions, Midwest Regional Animal Behavior Society Meetings, Oxford, OH.

  64. Wuensch, K. L., Means, L. W., & Davenport, S. D. (1985, March). Effects of vasopressin in a one-trial appetitive task. Paper presented at the midwest regional meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Oxford, OH.

  65. Green, M. A., Cope, J. G., Wuensch, K. L., & Durham, T. (1984, March.) The effects of decorated trash receptacles and different design parameters on littering behavior. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

  66. Wuensch, K. L. (1983, December). Effects of the presence of fathers on the development and behavior of offspring. In R. E. Brown and M. R. Gross (Chairs), Paternal behavior. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the American Society of Zoologists, Philadelphia, PA.

  67. Wuensch, K. L. (1983, June). Chairperson of the technical paper session on reproductive behaviors in insects. Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Lewisburg, PA.

  68. Wuensch, K. L. (1983, June). Cross-genus fostering affects the vulnerability of third generation wild house mice to predation by domestic Norway rats. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Lewisburg, PA.

  69. Wuensch, K. L. (1981, June). Consumption of conspecific vs contraspecific flesh by prairie deer mice and house mice. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Society of Mammalogists, Oxford, OH.

  70. Wuensch, K. L. (1981, June). Cross-species fostering and investigation of biologically scented tunnels in house mice (Mus musculus). Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Knoxville, TN.

  71. Wuensch, K. L., & Cooper, A. J. (1980, November). Rearing history aggressiveness, and response to conspecific scent in male Mus musculus. Paper presented at the Northeast Regional Meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Binghamton, NY.

  72. Wuensch, K. L. & Lao, R. C. (1976, September). Academic performance related to achievement motive and locus of control. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association's 84th Annual Convention, Washington, D.C. (ERIC Document Reproduction Service No. ED 140 113).

Recent Grants and Proposals

Completed Theses Directed

  1. Brady, Allison.  (May, 2011).  The Role of Self-Efficacy and Possible Selves as Related to Personal Goals in an Employee Wellness Program.

  2. Saleska, Catherine.  (November, 2008).  Terror Management and Military Enlistment:  Who Chooses Military Service?

  3. Miller, Seth.  (April, 2007).  The Influences of Sex, Crime, and Individuating Information on Jurors’ Assessments of Defendant Guilt.

  4. Hoops, Anne. (March, 2006).   Investigating an Association Between Type A/B Behavior and Subjective Well-Being.

  5. McCombs, Amy.  (2005, May).  Examining the Effect of Levels of Motivation on Emotion and Mental Workload during Deception.

  6. Griffin, Kathryn M. (2004, July).  Couple attractiveness:  Social exchange in relationships.

  7. Hines, Elizabeth A. (2000, July). Modification of computer misbehavior in a university computer lab.

  8. Catanzaro, Jean M. (1998, November). Outstanding motivators of internet usage: Why a keyboard charmed the world.

  9. Surface, Eric A. (1997, March). A factor analytic study of paranormal belief: Exploring the dimensionality of the construct for future measurement.

  10. Jenkins, Kevin W. (1996, May). Misanthropy, ethical ideology and attitudes about animal rights.

  11. Taylor, Lisa Marie Jernigan (1996, November). Support for animal rights and perceived similarity between human and nonhuman animals.

  12. Johnson, M. C. (1991, April). An investigation of habituation in the jellyfish Aurelia aurita.

  13. Plaster, M. E. (1989, July). Inmates as mock jurors: The effects of physical attractiveness upon juridic decisions.

  14. Gammon, G. J. (1988, August). Assessment of sexually dimorphic assortative mating strategies with the Delmel Sociobiological Questionnaire.

  15. Paul, R. B. (1988, August). Scientific inference: Statistical significance or revised opinion.

  16. Barham, K. M. (1987, June). Cocaine use among introductory psychology students at East Carolina University in Spring 1986.

  17. Messer, S. (1987, February). Former latchkey children: Personality and academic correlates.

  18. Gregg, N. B. (1986, August). Differential predictive validity of the Wechsler Intelligence Scale for Children-Revised for black and white children with a referred population.

  19. Davenport, S. D. (1985, May). The effect of lysine vasopressin on a one-trial appetitive water drinking task.

  20. Watson, K. D. (1984, September). The relationship between grade retention and the peer relations and self-concept of sixth and seventh grade students.

Service on Thesis and Dissertation Committees Recent Service at East Carolina University
2013 Conducted Workshop "Multiple Correlation/Regression and ANOVA" for ECU Summer Statistics Workshop Series
2012 Conducted Workshop "Factor Analysis and Cluster Analysis" for ECU Summer Statistics Workshop Series
2011-present Member, Distance Education and Learning Technology Committee, Vice-Chair since 2012
2010-present Member, Psychology Department Research Participation Committee
2011 Conducted Workshop "Factor Analysis and Cluster Analysis" for ECU Summer Statistics Workshop Series
2010 Conducted Workshop "Principal Components and Factor Analysis" for ECU Summer Statistics Workshop Series
2010 Conducted Workshop "Effect Size and Power Analysis" for ECU Summer Statistics Workshop Series
2010 Member, Fixed Term Faculty Search Committee
2009-present Member, Information Resources Coordinating Council
2009-2010 Vice-Chair,  Faculty Information Technology Review Committee
2009 Conducted Workshop "Principal Components and Factor Analysis" for ECU Summer Institute of Statistics
2009 Conducted Workshop "Effect Size and Power Analysis" for ECU Summer Institute of Statistics
2009 Member, Faculty Search Committee for Position in I/O Psychology
2008 - 2009 Chair, Faculty Search Committee for Quantitative Faculty Position
2008 - present Member, Faculty Information Technology Review Committee
2007 - present Sedona Coordinator for Dept. of Psychology
2005 - present Chair, Psychology Schedule Committee (member since 1999)
1995 - present Conduct peer observations of teaching for the Dept. of Psychology
1992 - present Supporting Faculty Member of Academic Computing's StatLab
1989 - present Director, Rawl Psychology Computer Laboratories
2007 - 2008 Vice-Chair, Faculty Information Technology Review Committee
2005 - 2008 Member, Psychology Faculty Development and Awards Committee
2003 - 2008 Chair, IRCC Student Computing and Technology Fee Committee
2002 - 2008 Member, IRCC Agenda Committee
2002 -2008 Member, IRCC Executive Board
1994 - 2008 Member, Information Resources Coordinating Council
2008 Sedona Webmaster for the College of Arts and Sciences
2008 Presented "Binary Logistic Regression with SPSS," at the "Enhancing Intermediate Statistical Skills Workshop," sponsored by the East Carolina University Center for Faculty Development.
2008 Presented "Factor Analysis with SPSS," at the "Enhancing Intermediate Statistical Skills Workshop," sponsored by the East Carolina University Center for Faculty Development.
2007-2008 Chair, Fixed Term Faculty Search Committee
2006 - 2007 Chair, Selection Committee, Board of Governors Excellence in Teaching Award.
2003 - 2007 Chair, Faculty Information Technology Review Committee
2004 -2006 Member, Psychology Chair Search Committee
2003 - 2005 Member, Advisory Committee, Psychology Dept.

Awards at East Carolina University
2012 & 2013 Recipient, Psychology Faculty Appreciation Award, Teaching.
2001 Recipient, 2001 Scholar/Teacher Award
2000 Recipient, Year 2000 Board of Governors Award for Excellence in Teaching
1999 Recipient, 1998-99 Board of Governors Distinguished Professor for Teaching Award
1999 Recipient, 1998-99 Hazel Stapleton Memorial Teaching Excellence Award
1998 Recipient, 1997-98 Teaching Excellence Award for Graduate Level Psychology

Reviewing for Scholarly Journals

  • Aggressive Behavior
  • Animal Behaviour
  • Behavior Research Methods
  • British Journal of Mathematical and Statistical Psychology
  • Canadian Journal of Zoology
  • Environment and Behavior
  • Ergonomics
  • Journal of Agricultural Extension and Rural Development
  • Journal of Comparative Psychology
  • Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology
  • Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied
  • Journal of Social Psychology -- Member of the Editorial Board
  • Journal of Statistics Education
  • Journal of Studies on Alcohol
  • Multivariate Behavioral Research
  • Psychological Methods
  • Psychological Reports
  • Psychological Science
  • Society and Animals -- Member of the Editorial Board and Associate Editor
  • The Journal of Experimental Education
 

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