Lisa Best

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

Selected Publications: 

    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.