Stephanie Jones, Instructor

Email address: stephanie.jones@acadiau.ca

Telephone: (902) 585-1495

Office Location: Horton Hall 306

Classes recently taught: Introductory Psychology 1, Introductory Psychology 1 Laboratory, Introductory Psychology 2 (face-to-face and online), Introductory Psychology 2 Laboratory, Advanced Social Psychology Laboratory, Health Psychology Laboratory

EDUCATION

B.Sc., Mount Saint Vincent University

M.A., University of New Brunswick

Ph.D.,York University

RESEARCH INTERESTS

My primary areas of research interest include measuring attentional abilities in healthy adults across the lifespan, as an important precursor to identifying deficits in attention in those affected by stroke and Parkinson’s disease (PD), and understanding if and how cognitive functioning can be improved through computer-based training in person’s with PD.

I am also interested in understanding how the brain uses proprioceptive information, alone or with other sensory information (e.g. visual information), to guide perception and action, understanding the relationships between attention and body awareness in healthy individuals and those experiencing attentional deficits due to stroke, and exploring best practices for reaction time data analysis.

REPRESENTATIVE PUBLICATIONS

Cunningham, J. E. A., Jones, S. A. H., Eskes, G. A., & Rusak, B. (2018). Acute sleep restriction has differential effects on components of attention. Frontiers in Psychiatry, 9 (499), 1-10. doi: 10.3389/fpsyt.2018.00499

Salmon, J. P., Jones, S. A., Wright, C. P., Butler, B. C., Klein, R. M., & Eskes, G. A. (2017). Methods for validating chronometry of computerized tests. Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, 39 (2), 190 – 210. doi: 10.1080/13803395.2016.1215411.

Jones, S. A. H., Butler, B. C., Kintzel, F., Johnson, A., Klein, R. M., & Eskes, G. A. (2016). Measuring the performance of attention networks with the Dalhousie Computerized Attention Battery (DalCAB): Methodology and reliability in health adults. Frontiers in Psychology, 7(823), 1-16. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2016.00823.

Clayton, H. A., Jones, S. A. H., & Henriques, D. Y. P. (2015) Proprioceptive precision is impaired in Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome. SpringerPlus, 4: 323, doi:10.1186/s40064-015-1089-1

Jones, S. A. H., Butler, B., Kintzel, F., Salmon, J., Klein, R., Eskes, G. (2015). Measuring the components of attention in healthy young adults. Psychological Assessment, 27 (4), 1286-1300. doi: 10.1037/pas000014

Jones, S. A. H., Cowper-Smith, C. D., & Westwood, D. A., (2014). Directional interactions between current and prior saccades. Frontiers in Neuroscience, 8 (872), 1 – 10.

Westwood, D. A., Jones, S. A. H., Cowper-Smith, C. D., & Klein, R. A. (2013) Changes in trunk orientation do not induce asymmetries in covert orienting. Attention, Perception and Psychophysics, 75, 1193-205.

Jones, S. A. H., Byrne, P. A., Fiehler, K., & Henriques, D. Y. P. (2012). Reach endpoint errors do not vary with movement path of the proprioceptive target. Journal of Neurophysiology, 107, 3316 – 3324.

Jones, S. A. H., Fiehler, K., & Henriques, D. Y. P. (2012). A task-dependent effect of memory and hand-target on proprioceptive localization. Neuropsychologia, 50, 1462 – 1470.

Jones, S. A. H., & Henriques, D. Y. P. (2010). Memory for proprioceptive and multisensory targets is partially coded relative to gaze, Neuropsychologia, 48, 3782-3792.

Jones, S. A. H., Cressman, E. K., & Henriques, D .Y. P. (2010). Proprioceptive localization of the left and right hands. Experimental Brain Research, 204, 373 – 383.

RECENTLY SUPERVISED STUDENTS

Cheryl Oxford, Master’s thesis: Understanding the experience of participating in a community-based memory clinic, completed June 2019

Katelyn Bunker, Honours thesis: Exploring the relationships among professional interest and cognitive abilities, completed April 2019

Karli Cruikshank (co-supervised with Dr. Karmen Bleile), Honours thesis: Susceptibility to the Ebbinghaus Illusion: Sequential presentation of target and context, completed April 2018

Katelyn Bunker, PSYC 4013: Readings in Psychology, completed December 2017