Best, Lisa A. (Director of Graduate Studies, Associate Professor), B.A. (Glendon, York), M.A. (Arkansas, Little Rock), Ph.D. (Maine)▲
Teaching Interests: history of psychology, perception, cognitive neuroscience, and human neuropsychology
Research Interests: diagrammatic reasoning, history of graph use in psychology, addictive behaviours
MacLaren, V.V. & Best, L.A. (2010). Multiple addictive behaviors in young adults: Student norms for the shorter PROMIS Questionnaire. Addictive Behaviors, 35, 252-255.
MacLaren, V.V. & Best, L.A. (2009). Female students' disordered eating and the big five personality facets. Eating Behaviors, 10, 192-105.
Stewart, B.M., Cipolla, J., & Best, L.A. (2009). Extraneous information and graph comprehension: Implications for effective design choices. Campus-Wide Information Systems, 26, 191-200.
Best, L.A., Smith, L.D., & Stubbs, D.A. (2008). Detection of sample differences from dot plot displays. In G. Stapleton, J. Howse, & J. Lee (Eds.), Diagrammatic representation and inference. Berlin: Springer.
Best, L.A., Smith, L.D., & Stubbs, D.A. (2007). Perception of linear and nonlinear trends: Using slope and curvature information to make trend discriminations. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 104, 707-721.
Best, L.A., Hunter, A.C., & Stewart, B. (2006). Perceiving relationships: A physiological examination of the perception of scatterplots. In D. Barker-Plummer, R. Cox, & N. Swoboda (Eds.), Diagrammatic representation and inference. Berlin: Springer.