Psychology Department

Jennifer J. Peszka, Ph.D.

Peszka, Jennifer

Jennifer J. Peszka, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

peszka@hendrix.edu Donald W. Reynolds Center 141 (501) 450-1323 (501) 450-4547

Academic Background

  • B.S., Washington and Lee University, 1994
  • M.A., University of Southern Mississippi, 1998
  • Ph.D., University of Southern Mississippi, 1999

Teaching and Research

  • My classes:                         
    PSYC 110  Introduction to Psychology   
    PSYC 290   Statistics  
    PSYC 330  Learning  
    PSYC 335  Sensation & Perception 
    PSYC 360  Behavioral Neuroscience 
    PSYC 185  Sleep & Dreaming 
    PSYC 480  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, Louisiana.

    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, Arkansas.  

    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, Arkansas.    
        
    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, Utah. 

    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, Arkansas.   

    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, Arkansas.  

    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, Texas.    

    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. 

     

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