Dr. Jennifer Peszka

    Jennifer Peszka






Associate Professor of Psychology
and Julia Mobley Odyssey Professor


Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, '99
M.A., University of Southern Mississippi, '98
B.S., Washington and Lee, '94

peszka@hendrix.edu
DW Reynolds Center for Life Science
Office #141
501-450-1323


 
 

 Students in lab


My Classes:    

Introduction to Psychology
Statistics
Learning
Sensation & Perception
Behavioral Neuroscience
Sleep & Dreaming
Advanced Research

My Research Interests:

Sleep and Sleepiness


Click here to see my research lab.

My Recent Presentations (student researchers are italicized): 

Hillard, A. & Peszka, J. (2006).  Food consumption over the menstrual cycle: changes in snacking and macronutrient intake.  Presented at the 2006 Associated Colleges of the South Gender Studies Conference in Shreveport, LA.


Peszka, J., Hillard, A., Druff, K., Harsh, J., & Mastin, D. (2006).  Does  increasing  sleep  time  affect  eating  behavior  or  feelings  of  hunger?.  Presented at the 2006 (14th Annual) Arkansas Space Grant Symposium in Russellville, AR.

Druff, K. & Peszka, J. (2006).  The  relationship  between  social  interaction  and  eating  behavior.  Presented at the 2006 (14th Annual) Arkansas Space Grant Symposium in Russellville, AR.

Peszka, J., Hillard, A., Druff, K., Harsh, J., & Mastin, D. (2006).  The impact of one week of sleep extension on eating behavior and feelings of hunger in healthy young adults.  Presented at the 2006 (20th Annual) meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP) in Salt Lake City, UT.


Peszka, J., Harsh, J., & Mastin, D. (2007) Does one week of sleep extension impact eating behavior in healthy young adults?  Presented at the 2007 (15th Annual) Arkansas Space Grant Symposium in Morrilton, AR.

Peszka, J., Harsh, J., & Mastin, D. (2007) Does one week of sleep extension impact eating behavior in healthy young adults?  Presented at the 2007 (21st Annual) meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP) in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Peszka, J., Harsh, J., McAllister, M., Autry, K., & Mastin, D. (2008)  Do We Process Information while Sleeping, as Measured by NREM Event-Related Potentials, Differently than when Awake?  Presented at the 2008 (16th Annual) Arkansas Space Grant Symposium in Morrilton, AR.

Peszka, J., Harsh, J., Miller, M., Zunick, P., Hood, E., Autry, K., & Mastin, D. (2008).  Are the N350 and N550 of the NREM Event-Related Potential Attention Dependent?   Presented at the 2008 (22nd Annual) meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP) in Baltimore, Maryland.

Woolems, A., Mastin, D., & Peszka, J. (2009).  The Effect of Console/Computer Game Play on Sleepiness and Sleep Hygiene.  Presented at the 2009 (23rd Annual) meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP) in Seattle, Washington.

Peszka, J., Mastin, D., & Harsh, J. (2009). Chronotype, Sleep Hygiene, and Academic Performance in High School and College. Presented at the 2009 (23rd Annual) meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP) in Seattle, Washington.

Peszka, J., Mastin, D.F., Lea, R., McDermott, C., White, C., Gill, F., Stegall, J., & Harsh, J. (2010). The Relationship of Sleep Hygiene and Sleep Quality to Stress and Burnout Among College Students. Presented at the 2010 (24th Annual) meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP) in San Antonio, TX.

Mastin, D.F., Busch, C., Taylor, S., & Peszka, J. (2010). Relationship of Sleep Hygiene and Sleepiness to Burnout Among Methodist Ministers. Presented at the 2010 (24th Annual) meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP) in San Antonio, TX.

Peszka, J., Mastin, D., & Harsh, J. (2011). Sleep Hygiene, Chronotype, and Academic Performance during the Transition from High School through Four Years of College.  Presented at the 2011 (25th  Annual) meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP) in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Berry, B., Steel, J., Mastin, D., & Peszka, J. (2011).  Sleep and Social Cognition.  Presented at the 2011 (25th  Annual) meeting of the Associated Professional Sleep Societies (SLEEP) in Minneapolis, Minnesota.