Research & Publications

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Good,J.J., Keely, J.W., Leder, S., Afful, S.E., & Stiegler-Balfour, J.J. (2013). Supporting Our Junior Faculty: Assessing the Concerns and Needs of Early Career Psychologists. Teaching of Psychology. 00, 1-6. http://top.sagepub.com/content/early/2013/09/03/0098628313501048

Good, J. J., Keeley, J., Leder, S., Afful, S., & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (in press). Supporting our junior faculty: Assessing the concerns and needs of early career faculty. Teaching of Psychology.

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 and Cognitive Processes.    http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/01690965.2012.748926

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(6), 387-403. 

Edited Books and Book Chapters

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (in press). Teaching Online Courses in Psychology. In D. Dunn (Ed.). The Oxford Handbook of Undergraduate Psychology Education. Oxford University Press, NY: NY.

Afful, S., Good, J. J., Keeley, J., Leder, S., & Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (Eds.). (2013). FIntroductory psychology teaching primer: A guide for new teachers of Psych 101. Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Div. 2). Retrieved from http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/intro2013/index.php. ISBN: 978-1-941804-27-8

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. Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Div. 2). Retrieved from 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 you landed a job – what’s next? Advice for early career psychologists from early career psychologists. Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Div. 2). Retrieved from 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. Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Division 2).. Retrieved from http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/ecp2013/index.php. ISBN: 978-1-941804-26-1

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. Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Div. 2). Retrieved from http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/ecp2013/index.php. ISBN: 978-1-941804-26-1 

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2013). Chapter 6: 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. Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Div. 2). Retrieved from http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/intro2013/index.php. ISBN: 978-1-941804-27-8

Stiegler-Balfour, J. J. (2013). Chapter 8: 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. Society for the Teaching of Psychology (APA Div. 2). Retrieved from http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/intro2013/index.php. ISBN: 978-1-941804-27-8

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. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

 

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. & 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, 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.

 

Conference Presentations

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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.

*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, 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., & 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.

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

Gurung, R. A. R. (2010, August). Adrenalizing your teaching: Using and doing pedagogical research. In J. Stiegler, 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.

Stiegler. J. J., & O’Brien, E. J. (2009, November). Reading skill and the maintenance of global coherence. Poster presented at the 2009 Psychonomic Society Conference. Boston, MA.

Stiegler, J. J., & O’Brien, E. J. (2008, July). The accessibility of spatial information. Poster presented at the 2008 Society for Text and Discourse Conference. Memphis, TN.

Blanc, N., Stiegler, J. J., & O’Brien, E. J. (2007, July). Updating news articles: The role of certainty of causal information. Poster presented at the 2007 Society for Text and Discourse Conference. Glasgow, Scotland.

Lassonde,  K. A., Splinter, A. F., Guéraud, S., Stiegler, J. J. , Cook, A. E., &  O’Brien,  E. J. (2007, July). Effects of Contextual Relevance on Activation of  Predictive Inferences. Poster presented at the 2007 Society for Text and Discourse Conference. Glasgow, Scotland.

Guéraud, S., Stiegler, J. J., & O’Brien, E. J. (2006, July). Character profiles during  reading. Presented at the 2006 Society for Text and Discourse Conference. Minneapolis, MN.

 

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.