Research & Publications

Publications

*denotes student author

 2015

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (in press). Teaching online courses in psychology. In D. Dunn (Ed.). The           Oxford Handbook of Undergraduate Psychology Education (pp. 275-285). Oxford University Press,  NY: NY.

Troisi, J.D., Leder-Elder, S., Stiegler-Balfour, J. J., Fleck, B.K.B., Good, J.J. (in press). Effective teaching outcomes associated with the mentorship of early career psychologists. Teaching of Psychology.

Troisi, J. D., Leder-Elder, S., Stiegler-Balfour, J. J., Fleck, B. K. B., Good, J. J. (2015). Not all types of mentors are created equal: Comparing the effectiveness of intra-departmental, intra-university, and self-selected mentors. Teaching of Psychology, 29, 17-22.

 2014

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J., Benassi, V. A., Tatsak, H., Taatjes, A.  (2014). The influence of guiding questions on skilled- and less-skilled readers’ understanding of written discourse. In V. A. Benassi, C. E Overson, & C. M. Hakala (Eds.), Applying the science of learning in education: Infusing psychological science into the curriculum (pp. 293-298). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology website: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/asle2014/index.php. ISBN:  978-1-941804-29-2.

Benassi, V. A., Tappin, E. M., Overson, C. E., Lee, M. J., O’Brien, E. J., White, B. P., Stiegler-Balfour, J. J., & Hakala, C. M. (2014). Applying the science of learning: The cognitive toolbox. In V. A. Benassi, C. E  Overson, & C. M. Hakala (Eds.), Applying the science of learning education: Infusing psychological science into the curriculum (pp. 194-205). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology website: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/asle2014/index.php. ISBN: 978-1-941804-29-2.

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2014). Turning your foundation into a launching pad. In J. Busler, B. Beins, & W. Buskist (Eds.), Preparing the new professoriate: Helping graduate students to become competent teachers, 2nd ed (pp. 220-225). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology website: http://teachpsych.org/page-1862898. ISBN: 978-1-941804-33-9.

 2013

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2013). Maximize student- and peer evaluations: Leveraging feedback to become a more effective teacher and improve student learning. In J. Keeley, S. E. Afful, J. J. Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. Good, & S. Leder  (Eds.), So you  landed a job – what’s next? Advice for early career psychologists from early  career psychologists (pp. 14-26). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology website: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/ecp2013/index.php. ISBN:978-1-941804-26-1

Afful, S. E., Stiegler-Balfour, J. J., Good, J. J., Leder, S., & Keeley, J. (2013). Realistic expectations for your first few years. In J. Keeley, S. E. Afful, J. J. Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. Good, & S. Leder (Eds.), So you landed a job – what’s next? Advice for early career psychologists from early career psychologists (pp. 128-131). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology website:  http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/ecp2013/index.php. ISBN: 978-1 941804-26-1

Keeley, J., Afful, S. E., Stiegler-Balfour, J. J., Good, J. J., & Leder, S. (2013). Introduction: A field guide to this book. In J. Keeley, S. E. Afful, J. J.Stiegler- Balfour, J. J. Good, & S. Leder (Eds.), So you landed a job – what’s next? Advice for early career psychologists from early career psychologists (pp. 1-4). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology website: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/ecp2013/index.php. ISBN: 978-1-941804-26-1

Keeley, J., Afful, S. E., Stiegler-Balfour, J. J., Good, J. J., & Leder, S. (2013). So youlanded a job – what’s next? Advice for early career psychologists from early career psychologists. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/ecp2013/index.php.ISBN: 978-1-941804

Afful, S., Good, J. J., Keeley, J., Leder, S., & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (Eds.). (2013). Introductory psychology teaching primer: A guide for new teachers of Psych 101. Retrieved from Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology web site: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/intro2013/index.php. ISBN: 978-1-941804-27-8

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2013). Consciousness. In S. E. Afful, J. J. Good, J. Keeley, S. Leder, & J. J. Stiegler-Balfour (Eds.), Introductory psychology teaching primer: A guide for new teachers of psych 101 (pp. 37-41). Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology website: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/intro2013/index.php. ISBN: 978-1-941804-27-8

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2013). Memory. In S. E. Afful, J. J. Good, J. Keeley, S. Leder, & J. J. Stiegler-Balfour (Eds.), Introductory psychology teaching primer: A guide for new teachers of psych 101 (pp. 26-30). Retrieved from Society for the Teaching of Psychology website: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/intro2013/index.php. ISBN: 978-1-941804-27-8

Good, J. J., Keeley, J., Leder, S., Afful, S., & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2013). Supporting our junior faculty: Assessing the concerns and needs of early career faculty. Teaching of Psychology, 40, 340-345. doi: 10.1177/0098628313501048

2012

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J., & Overson, C. E. (2012). Useful resources for preparing the new professoriate. In W. Buskist, & Benassi, V. A (Eds.), Effective college and university teaching: Strategies and tactics for the new professoriate (pp. 207-217). Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage. ISBN: 978-1-4129-9607-5

Cook, A. E., Lassonde, K. A., Splinter, A., Guéraud, S., Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. & O’Brien, E. J. (2012). The role of relevance in the activation and instantiation of predictive inferences. Language, Cognition and Neuroscience, 29 244-257. doi: 10.1080/01690965.2012.748926

 2011

Blanc, N., Stiegler-Balfour, J. J., & O’Brien, E. J. (2011). Does the certainty of information influence the updating process? Evidence from the reading of news articles. Discourse Processes, 48, 387-403. doi: 10.1080/0163853X.2011.552844

 

Invited Presentations

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. & Smith, E. R. (2013, January). Why You Should be Making Things Harder for Your Students: Enhancing Classroom Learning Through the Introduction of Desirable Difficulties. Workshop presented at the 2013 University of New Hampshire Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Development Workshop, Durham, NH.

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2012, August). Desirable difficulties in the classroom. Workshop presented at the Conference on Applying the Science of Learning in Face-to-Face and Online Classes. University of New England, Biddeford, ME.

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2012, April). Deep versus shallow processing techniques. Workshop resented at the Conference on the Science of Learning Goes to College: Applying the Science of Learning in College and University Curricula.University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

 

 

Presentations

*denotes student author

 2015 

Stiegler-Balfour, J.J., & Robnett, R. H. (2015, August). The effects of attention and language skills on reading comprehension in an aging population. Poster to be presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

 Stiegler-Balfour, J.J., & Whitmore, E. K. (2015, August). Using experiential learning  experiences to ensure the transfer of knowledge. Poster to be presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.

Hayden, L.L.*, & Stiegler-Balfour, J.J. (2015, May). The effect of encoding specificity on learning in a statistics class. Poster presented at the Sixth Annual Mainely Data Conference, Biddeford, ME.

Hering, J. R.*, Whitmore, E. K.* & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2015, May). Understanding the effects of mild cognitive impairment on reading comprehension ability. Poster presented at the Sixth Annual Mainely Data Conference, Biddeford, ME.

Roberts, Z.,* LaChance, A.*, & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2015, May). Examining differential distractor functioning in reading comprehension. Poster presented at the Sixth Annual Mainely Data Conference, Biddeford, ME.

Whitmore, E. K.* & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2015, May). Effects of elaboration and self-reference on free recall. Talk presented at the Sixth Annual Mainely Data Conference, Biddeford, ME.

 2014 

*Katz, B.W., *Hering, J.R., *Whitmore, E.K.*, Robnett, R.H., & Stiegler-Balfour, J.J. (2014, October). Protagonist goal monitoring in participants with mild cognitive impairment and normal cognitive functioning​. Poster presented at the 2014 New England Psychological Association Conference, Lewiston, ME.

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2014, October). The nuts and bolts of starting a program of research in the scholarship of teaching and learning. Talk presented at the 2014 New England Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Lewiston, ME.

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2014, August). Optimizing teaching practices and learning outcomes through pedagogical research: An ECP perspective. In. J. Troisi (Chair), From getting your feet wet to diving in: How to conduct SoTL research as an early career psychologist. Symposium conducted at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Troisi, J. D., Leder-Elder, S., Stiegler-Balfour, J. J., Fleck, B. K. B., Good, J. J. (2014, August). Effective Teaching Outcomes Associated with the Mentorship of Early Career Psychologists. Poster presented at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Boulton, E., Hayden, L., & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2014, March). How subtle changes in text can alleviate deficits  in  less-­skilled  readers. Poster presented at the Northeast Undergraduate Research and Development Symposium, Biddeford, ME.

Katz, B.*, Hering, J. R.*, & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2014, March). Factors that influence less- skilled readers’ ability to monitor global coherence. Poster presented at the Annual Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

Katz, B.*, Hering, J. R.*, & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2014, March). Coherence differences in skilled and less -skilled  readers. Poster presented at the Northeast Undergraduate Research and Development Symposium, Biddeford, ME.

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2014, March). The role of contextual cues in monitoring causal information in narratives. Talk presented at the Annual Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, MA.

 2013

*Paquin, A. & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2013, August). Reading comprehension in individuals with Alzheimer’s Disease. Poster presented at the 2013 University of New England Undergraduate Symposium, Biddeford, ME.

*Paquin, A. & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2013, April). Local and global coherence differences among skilled and less-skilled readers. Poster presented at the 2013 University of New England Undergraduate Symposium, Biddeford, ME.

*Taatjes, A. & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2013, April). The expertise reversal effect and its implications for classroom instruction. Poster presented at the 2013 University of New England Undergraduate Symposium, Biddeford, ME.

*Tatsak, H. & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2013, April). The evolution of teaching: Is online learning a comparable form of education. Talk presented at the 2013 University of New England Undergraduate Symposium, Biddeford, ME.

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. & Smith, E. R. (2013, January). Why You Should be Making Things Harder for Your Students: Enhancing Classroom Learning Through the Introduction of Desirable Difficulties. Workshop presented at the 2013 University of New Hampshire Center for Teaching Excellence Faculty Development Workshop, Durham, NH.

2012

*Rich, J. R., *Smith, H. L., & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2012, October).  The effects of text distracters on comprehension in skilled- and less-skilled readers. Poster presented at the 2012 New England Psychological Association Conference, Worcester, MA.

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2012, October). What they can’t comprehend may hurt them: The effect of reading comprehension skill on academic success. Talk presented at the 2012 New England Psychological Association Conference, Worcester, MA.

Smith, H. & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2012, September). Metacognition in the beginning reader.Talk presented at the 2012 University of New England Undergraduate Symposium, Biddeford, ME.

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2012, August). Applying the science of learning to different classroom scenarios. In. S. Leder (Chair), From getting your feet wet to diving in: How to conduct SoTL research as an early career psychologist. Symposium conducted at the Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. Benassi, B. A. (2012, August). The role of reading comprehension skill and academic success. Poster presented at the 2012 American Psychological Association Convention, Orlando, FL.

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2012, August). Desirable difficulties in the classroom. Workshop presented at the Conference on Applying the Science of Learning in Face-to-Face and Online Classes. University of New England, Biddeford, ME.

*Rich, J. R., *Smith, H. L., & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2012, May). Interactions of reading skill and distracting information. Poster presented at the 2012 UNE Undergraduate Research Symposium, Biddeford, ME.

*Shahin, T. D., *Wilson, M. K., & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2012, May). The role of inhibition in reading comprehension among skilled and less-skilled readers. Presented at the 2012 University of New England Undergraduate Research Symposium. Biddeford, ME.

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2012, April). Deep versus shallow processing techniques. Workshop presented at the Conference on the Science of Learning Goes to College: Applying the Science of Learning in College and University Curricula. University of New Hampshire, Durham, NH.

 2011

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J., & Wells, E. T. (2011, November). Reading comprehension skill and the ability to inhibit irrelevant information. Poster presented at the 2011 Psychonomic Society Conference, Seattle, WA.

*Rich, J., *Smith, H., *Shahin, T., & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2011, August). The role of inhibition in reading comprehension among skilled and less-skilled readers. Poster presented at the 2011 University of New England Undergraduate Research Symposium, Biddeford, ME.

Stiegler-Balfour, J.J. (2011, April). Learning from text: The effects of reading comprehension skill and the ability to inhibit irrelevant information. Talk presented at the 2011 Mainely Data (and some Theory) Conference, Lewiston, ME.

2010

Gurung, R. A. R. (2010, August). Adrenalizing your teaching: Using and doing pedagogical research. In J. Stiegler (Chair), Conducting SoTL research. Symposium conducted at the 2010 Annual Meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

Stiegler, J. J. (2010, August). Comprehending protagonists’ goals and intentions: The dynamic relation between reading skill and text characteristics. Talk presented at the 2010 Society for Text and Discourse Conference. Chicago, IL.

 

Recently Funded Grants

Stiegler-Balfour, J.J. (PI), & Robnett, R. College of Arts and Sciences Scholarly Research Mini-Grant, University of New England: Reading Comprehension and Alzheimer’s Disease: Understanding the effects of related and unrelated text distracters, 2012-2013.

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (PI), & Benassi, V. A. Society for the Teaching of Psychology Partnership Grant (Division 2, American Psychological Association), Applying the science of learning in face-to-face and online psychology courses, 2012.

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (PI). Master Teacher Program Award, (Division 2, American Psychological Association), Applying the science of learning in face-to-face and online psychology courses, 2012.

Stiegler-Balfour, J.J. (PI). College of Arts and Sciences Scholarly Research Mini-Grant, University of New England: Learning from text: Effects of reading skill and text factors, 2011-2012.