Jack Palmer
Email: 
palmer@ulm.edu
Office Phone/Voicemail: 342.1345
Office Location:  Strauss 339
Webpage: http://ulm.edu/~palmer/



  Dr. Jack Palmer  
Updated: January 30, 2015  
 






Faculty Information


Dr. Jack A. Palmer has been a professor with the University of Louisiana at Monroe since 1989. He primarily teaches Neuropsychology, Physiological Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Positive Psychology, and Introductory Psychology, Developmental Psychology and History and Systems. He has developed cutting edge courses in Positive Psychology and Evolutionary Psychology that have helped bring national recognition to ULM's undergraduate psychology program. The online graduate Neuropsychology course that he developed and teaches has helped make ULM's program the 10th highest ranked online Master's in Psychology in the United States.

Professor Palmer received his undergraduate degree in zoology from Clemson University where he developed a keen interest in ethology. He received his Ph.D. in Psychology from the University of Georgia in 1989. His studies at the University of Georgia and at nearby Yerkes Primate Research (Field) Center focused on physiological and comparative psychology with a particular emphasis on primatology and cognition.
When not busy with his research, teaching, and university services, Dr. Palmer enjoys weight training, whitewater canoeing, outdoor camping, fiction writing, organic gardening, vegetarian cooking, and spending time with his family. He also enjoys snorkeling and rappelling, and he is a licensed scuba diver. Professor Palmer is married to eitor and author Linda K. Palmer. Together they have a daughter who is a graduate of Southern Oregon University.

Chatooga River  Bull Sluice






Office Hours, Spring 2016

Office Hours: MWF:  10:00 a.m.1:20 p.m.




Courses, Spring 2016
Neuropsychology (graduate), Physiological Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Developmental Psychology


Research

Dr. Palmer’s Research Interests

Dr. Palmer has an active interest in human psychological research, particularly as it relates to evolution, and has carved his niche as a synthesizer of new ideas. His evolutionary psychology textbook, Evolutionary Psychology: The Ultimate Origins of Human Behavior (2002), weaves data and theories from diverse scientific disciplines into a unified and expansive view of evolutionary psychology.

He is also the science and technical editor of the book, Science, Wisdom, and the Future: Humanity’s Quest for a Flourishing Earth published in 2012.

In addition to serving as technical editor for the book, Dr. Palmer wrote three chapters:

“Power and Restraint: The Question of Human Genetic Engineering” provides an objective rationale for where the limits to human genetic engineering should be drawn.

“The Wisdom of Virtue: A Scientific Exploration of Honesty, Humility, and Love presents empirical support demonstrating that incorporation of virtues enhances wellbeing

“Positive Psychology: Promise of a New Perspective” is a brief introduction to the cutting edge field of Positive Psychology.

Dr. Palmer teaches Positive Psychology, Physiological Psychology, Neurophysiology, and Evolutionary Psychology. His writings are dedicated to helping others understand the complexities of scientific psychology and the ways in which humanity can optimize its potential through this knowledge.

His current research focuses on investigating altruism and empathy and determining which variables have the greatest influence on critical decision making.

 




PUBLICATIONS/PRESENTATIONS

PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS

Genet, C., Palmer, J. A., Gibler, L., Palmer, K., & Genet, R. (2012). Science, Wisdom, and the Future: Humanity’s Quest for a Flourishing Earth. San Francisco, CA: Collins Foundation Press.

Palmer, J. A., & Palmer, L. K. (2002). Evolutionary psychology: The ultimate origins of human behavior. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

 
PUBLICATIONS: BOOK CHAPTERS

Palmer, J. A., (2012). Power and restraint: The question of human genetic engineering. Science, Wisdom, and the Future. San Francisco, CA: Collins Foundation Press.

 Palmer, J. A., & Palmer, L. K. (2012). The Wisdom of Virtue: A Scientific Exploration of Honesty, Humility, and Love Science, Wisdom, and the Future. San Francisco, CA: Collins Foundation Press.

 Palmer, J. A. (2012). Positive Psychology: Promise of a New Perspective. Science, Wisdom, and the Future. San Francisco, CA: Collins Foundation Press.

 Palmer, J. A. (2012). Vision for the Future: The Wisdom of a Plant-Based Diet for Humans. Science, Wisdom, and the Future. San Francisco, CA: Collins Foundation Press.

 Palmer, J. A., & Palmer, L. K. (2009). Transcending cultural indoctrination: Separating the wheat from the chaff. In Evolutionary Epic: Science’s Story and Humanity’s Response. San Francisco, CA: Collins Foundation Press.  

Publications: Peer -Reviewed Journal Articles

Palmer, J. A., and Hale, L. (2014). The Dominant Role of Kinship in Human Altruistic Behavior. Manuscript in preparation.

Palmer, J. A., Pearce, C. and Salameh, F. (2014). Music as a Factor in Human altruism and Empathy. Manuscript in preparation.


Hill, W. T., & Palmer, J. A. (2014). Affective responses to music without recognition: Beyond the cognitivist hypothesis. The New School Psychology Bulletin, 11, 1.


Hill, W. T. and Palmer, J. A., (2010). Affective Response to a Set of New Musical Stimuli. Psychological Reports, 106, 2, 581-588.


Palmer, J. A., & McCown, W. (1999). The law and bioeconomics of ethic cooperation and conflict in plural societies of southeast Asia: A theory of Chinese merchant success: Comment. Journal of Bioeconomics (JBIO), Vol. 1:3, 285-88.


Palmer, J. A. (1998). Defining the EEA (Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness). ASCAP
Newsletter, 11(4), 4-6.

Palmer, J. A. (1997). Research briefs. Res Scholaris, 3(24), 32.

Palmer, J. A., Palmer, L. K., Michiels, K., & Thigpen, B. (1995). Effects of type of exercise on depression in recovering substance abusers. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 80, 523-530.

Palmer, J. A., Williamson, D., Palmer, L. K., Michiels, K., & Thigpen, B. (1995). Childhood abuse as a factor in attrition from drug rehabilitation. Psychological Reports, 76, 879-882.

Palmer, J. A., & Palmer, L. K. (1994). Light mediation of circadian predatory behavior in the young alligator. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 7(1), 27-37.

 National and International Presentations

Palmer, J. A. (2015, April). The Dominant role of Kinship in Human Altruistic Behavior. Invited symposium address at the meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Caramillo, E., Palmer, J. A. & Chappetta, K. (2012, June). A Comparison of Wason Selection Task Reasoning in Social and Non-Social Contextual
            Domains
. Poster session presented at the meeting of Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Albuquerque, NM.

Hale, L., &  Palmer, J. A. (2012, June). Costly Signaling and Altruistic Behavior. Poster session presented at the meeting of Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Albuquerque, NM.

Holtzclaw, B., Hill, W.T., Carlson, C.,  Ilaoa, S.,  Decote, K., & Palmer, J. A. (2010, May). Adaptive Threat Discrimination: Assessing the Medium and the Message. Poster session presented at the meeting of Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Eugene, OR.

 Palmer, J. A. (2010, May). The Perils of Human Genetic Engineering: Why Conscious Gene Selection Is a Bad Idea. Poster session presented at the meeting of Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Eugene, OR.

 Palmer, J. A., & Palmer, L. K. (2009, June). Power and restraint: The question of human genetic engineering. Paper presented at the meeting of Science, Wisdom, and the Future, San Luis Obispo, CA.

 Palmer, J. A., & Palmer, L. K. (2008, January). Transcending cultural indoctrination: Separating the wheat from the chaff. Paper presented at the meeting of Evolutionary Epic, Honolulu, HI.

 Palmer, J. A., & Palmer, L. K. (2007, May). The canary in the coalmine: Does high stress vulnerability have adaptive value? Poster session presented at the meeting of Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Williamsburg, VA.

 Leffler, G., and Palmer, J. (2006, October). The neurological manipulation of psychoticism. Poster session presented at the meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, San Antonio, TX . (Note: This paper received honorable mention from the National Academy of Neuropsychology for Best Student Research.)

 Palmer, J. A., Meenakshi, P., Mangala, P., & McCown, W. (2005, June). Variation in cognitive abilities among Hindu castes. Paper presented at the meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Austin, TX.

 Meenakshi, P., & Palmer, J. A. (2005, June). The conceptual basis of emotional responding. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Austin, TX.

 Palmer, J. A., & Burnett, J. (2003, June). Deciphering the signal value of pupillary responses. Paper presented at the meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Lincoln, NE.

 Palmer, J. A., Abraham, F., McCown, W., & Young, T. (2002). Complexity theory and conflict analysis: Applications to personal belief and responses to 9/11. Paper presented at the 12th Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences, Portland, OR.

 Palmer, J. A., McCown, W., Carlson, G., & Chamberlain, L. (2002). Is complexity in humans a viable concept in psychopathology research? Paper presented at the 12th Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences, Portland, OR.

 McCown, W., Chamberlain, L., Palmer, J. A. & Zimmerman, K.(2002). Addiction as a dysfunctional fitness landscape. Paper presented at the 12th Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences, Portland, OR.

 McCown, W., Chamberlain, L., Palmer, J. A., & Zimmerman, K. (2002). Novel treatments for traumatic stress and addiction: Implications of Skarda and Freeman’s theories of limbic storage tested after 9/11 stress. Paper presented at the 12th Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences, Portland, OR.

 Newberg, A., & Palmer, J. A. (2001). “Science and Meditation.” In Maalouf, E. (Producer) Soultalk. North American Broadcasting Company, Inc. Renaissance Radio KFNX 1100 AM Phoenix, AZ; WALE 990 AM Providence, RI.

 Palmer, J. A., McCown, W., & Thornburg, T. (1998). Ontogenetic priming for social hierarchical functioning. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

 Palmer, J. A., & Chatham, K. (1998). Archetypes revisited: Cross-cultural differences in archetypal memory. Paper presented at the meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Davis, CA.

 McCown, W., Palmer, J. A., & Thornburg, T. (1998). Impulsivity as an evolved conditional strategy. Paper presented at the meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Davis, CA.

 Palmer, J. A., McCown, W., & Kerby, D. (1997). The adaptive significance of “dysfunctional” impulsivity. Paper presented at meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Tucson, AR.

 Palmer, J. A. (1991). Predation in the young alligator. Paper presented at the Animal Behavior Society, Wilmington, NC.

 Palmer, J. A., & Thomas, R. K. (1988, June). Natural concepts in the squirrel monkey. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Primatologists, New Orleans, LA.

 Palmer, J. A. (1987, June). A natural concept in the squirrel monkey. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Williamstown, MA.

 

REGIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Thorne, M., & Palmer, J. A. (2017, June). Effects of Gender on Rating Culpability and Punishment for Crime. Poster presented at the meeting of the Louisiana Psychological Association, Kenner, LA.

Johnston, C., & Palmer, J. A. (2017, April). Musical Mood Induction and its Effects on Analogical ReasoningOral presentation given at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2017 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

 Tackett, S., & Palmer, J. A. (2017, April). The Good, the Bad, and the Narcissistic: An Examination of How the Dark Triad Constructs Relate to Prosocial. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2017 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st  Place Prize.)

 Thorne, M., & Palmer, J. A. (2017, April). Gender Differences in Rating Culpability and Punishment for Crime. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2017 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 2nd Place Prize.)

Perkins, S., & Palmer, J. A. (2017, April). Racial Differences in the Perception of Culpability and Punishment for Criminal Actions .Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2017 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 3rd Place Prize.)

Fussell, C., & Palmer, J. A. (2017, April). An Investigation into the Preference of Narcissists in Relation to Mate Selection and Friendship. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

 Paneru, M., & Palmer, J. A. (2017, April). The Relationship between Empathy and Emotionality between SexesOral presentation given at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2017 ULM Undergraduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

 Karki, R., & Palmer, J. A. (2017, April). The Relationship between ACT Scores, Machiavellianism and Openness to Experience. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2017 ULM Undergraduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

Johnston, C. , & Palmer, J. A. (2016, March). The Critical Role of Motivation in Assigning Culpability and Punishment for Criminal ActionsOral presentation given at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2016 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

Perkins, S., & Palmer, J. A. (2016, March).  Racial Differences in the Perception of Culpability for Criminal Actions. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2016 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

Karki, R., & Palmer, J. A. (2016, March). Affective Empathy Is a Better Predictor of Judicial Decisions than Cognitive Empathy.  Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2016 ULM Undergraduate Research Symposium 2nd Place Prize.)

Salameh, F., & Palmer, J. A. (2015, April). Factors that predict objectively measured altruistic behavior. Oral presentation given at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2015 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

  Steward, R., & Palmer, J. A. (2015, April). The familial origins of conservative traits and moral values. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. .

  Travis, O., & Palmer, J. A. (2015, April). Self-reported religiosity as a predictor of altruism and empathy.  Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2015 ULM Undergraduate Research Symposium 3rd Place Prize.)

 Harris, B., & Palmer, J. A. (2015, April). Music preferences as a predictor of altruism and empathy. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2015 ULM Undergraduate Research Symposium 2nd Place Prize.)

 Oliveau, H., & Palmer, J. A. (2015, April). The influence of parents and family on moral reasoning and personality development. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. .

 Williams, C., & Palmer, J. A. (2015, April). Gaming as an antidepressant: The role of winning and perceptions of self-efficacy.  Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. .

 Saterfiel, K. & Palmer, J. A. (2015, April). A personality profile of Recovering Alcoholics. Oral presentation given at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2015 ULM Undergraduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

 Bangalore, V., Hale, L., & Palmer, J. A. (2014, April). Role of Ethnicity and Gender in the Prevalence of Various Measures of Altruism. Poster presented at the Arkansas  Symposium for Psychology Students, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas.

 Palmer, J. A. (2014, March). Validating the Accuracy of Self-Report Measures of Altruism Using a Real Commodity.Talk presented at Food 4 Thought, ULM college of Business & Social Science, 124 Hemphill Hall Monroe, LA. .

 Hall, M., & Palmer, J. A. (2014, February). Religiosity as a Predictor of Altruistic Belief and Action. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. . (Received the 2014 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

 Bangalore, V., Hale, L., & Palmer, J. A. (2014, February). An Examination of the Relationship between Altruism and Demographic Variables. Poster presented at the ULM Student

Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2014 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 3rd  Place Prize.)

Caramillo, E. & Palmer, J. A. (2013, February). Reexamining the Effects of Context on Reasoning in Wason Selection Tasks. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2013 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

Caramillo, E. & Palmer, J. A. (2013, February). The Effects of Brief Training on Lie DetectionAccuracy . Oral presentation presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2013 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 2ndPlace Prize.)

 Hale, L., & Palmer, J. A. (2013, February). The Adaptive Basis of Human Altruistic Behavior.Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

 Ting, R., Bunker, B. & Palmer, J. A. (2013, February). The Moral Foundations of HumanAltruuistic Behavior.Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

 Smith, A., &  Palmer, J. A. (2012, April). A Comparison of Wason Selection Task Reasoning in Social and Non-Social Contextual Domains. Oral Paper session presented at the University of Louisiana System Academic Summit, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA.

 Hale, L., &  Palmer, J. A. (2012, April). Costly Signaling and Moral Behavior. Poster session presented at the University of Louisiana System Academic Summit, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA.

 Caramillo, E., Chappetta, K, & Palmer, J. A. (2012, April). The Effects of Context on Reasoning in Wason Selection Tasks. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2012 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

 Smith, A., &  Palmer, J. A. (2012, April). A Comparison of Wason Selection Task Reasoning in Three Domains. Oral Paper session presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

 Hale, L., & Palmer, J. A. (2012, April). Altruistic and Religious Beliefs as Related to Costly Signaling. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

Holtzclaw, B.,  Carlson, C.,  Ilaoa, S.,  Decote, K., & Palmer, J. A. (20010, April). Stimulus Valence in Discrimination Learning Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

 Hill, W. T., & Palmer, J. A. (2009, April). Musical mood induction and intended-mood recognition as a function of neuroticism. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

 Armstrong, S.; Chambers, H., & Palmer, J. A. (2009, April). Evaluating a Self-report Measure of ADHD via Performance Tasks. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

 Butts, S., Smith, E., & Palmer, J. A. (2008, April). Coloring perception: How blonde/brunette, genuine/artificial hair color influences trait assessment.  Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2008 ULM Student Research Symposium 1st Place Prize for undergraduate competition.)

 Hill, W. T., & Palmer, J. A. (2008, April). The sound of music: The emotional implications of a set of musical stimuli. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2008 ULM Student Research Symposium 2nd Place Prize for graduate competition.)

 Bordelon, C., Hebert, N., & Palmer, J. A. (2007). High neuroticism predicts elevated psychoticism in response to stress. Paper presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2007 ULM Student Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

 Leffler, G., & Palmer, J. A. (2006). Effect of non-invasive neurological manipulation on psychoticism scores. Paper presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2006 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

Palmer, J. A. (2006).  The effect of contextual priming on attractiveness evaluations. Talk presented to the faculty and students of the University of Tampa in Tampa, FL.

 Meenakshi, P., & Palmer, J. A. (2005). Prototypical elicitors of emotions. Paper presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

 Meenakshi, P., & Palmer, J. A. (2005). An examination of the behavioral differences in Hindu castes. Paper presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2005 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 2nd Place Prize.)

 Magee, B., & Palmer, J. A. (2005). What men and women think about the thinking of men and women: Why are they correct about some things and wrong about others. Paper presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

 Burnett, J., & Palmer, J. A. (2003). Pupillary diameter, gender, and context effects. Paper presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

 Burnett, J., & Palmer, J. A. (2003). Pupillary diameter and attractiveness as a function of social status. Paper presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2003 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

 Hargrove, T., & Palmer, J. A. (1998). The correlation between physical fitneess and anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. Paper presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

 Palmer, J. A., & Diep, A., (1997). Perceived body image as a predictor of narcissism and depression. Paper presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Ft. Worth, TX.

 Palmer, J. A., Palmer, L. K., & Chatham, K. (1997). Plasma glucose manipulation and declarative memory retrieval in humans. Paper presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Ft. Worth, TX.

 DeMent, T. E., Bonner, M., McCown, W., Williamson, J., & Palmer, J. A. (1997). The effect of a worksite wellness program on stress reduction. Paper presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Ft. Worth, TX

 Palmer, J. A., Palmer, L. K., & La Croix, A. (1996). The effects of blood glucose, dietary fat, and state anxiety on declarative memory in humans. Presented at the meeting of the Louisiana Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

 Palmer, J. A., Payton, A. L., & Harper, V. (1996). Plasma glucose manipulation and declarative memory function in humans. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Houston, TX.

 Palmer, J. A., Hargrove, T., Diep, A., & Victory, K., (1996). Perceived body image as a predictor of anxiety and self-esteem. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Houston, TX.

 Palmer, J. A. (1996). Physiological factors influencing declarative memory function in humans. Presented at the meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Nashville, TN.

 Palmer, J. A. (Interviewed). (1995, September). Gambling addiction [Television news special report]. Monroe, LA: KNOE Television/Channel 8.

 Palmer, J. A., Bender, S. D., Wade, B. C., & Elliott K. K. (1995). Dietary predictors of sucrose enhanced 24-h memory performance in humans. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX.

 Palmer, J. A., Keith, K., & Palmer, L. K. (1994). The effect of aerobic training on the perception of PMS pain. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Tulsa, OK.

 Palmer, J. A., Palmer, L. K., Michiels, K., & Thigpen, B. (1994). The psychological impact of exercise on recovering substance abusers. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Tulsa, OK.

 Palmer, J. A., Palmer, L. K., Michiels, K., & Thigpen, B. (1994). Psychological profiles of the chemically dependent. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Tulsa, OK.

 Michiels, K., Palmer, J. A., Goodwyn, M., & Minder, C. (1994). The effects of structured exercise on depression in the chemically addicted. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Tulsa, OK.

 Michiels, K., Palmer, J. A., Goodwyn, M., & Minder, C. (1994). Changes in perceived efficacy in recovering addicts. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Tulsa, OK.

 Palmer, J. A. (Interviewed). (1993, September). The light beyond [Television documentary produced by Bryan Henry]. Monroe, LA: KNOE Television/Channel 8.

 Palmer, J. A., Palmer, L. K., Hawkins, L., & Keith, K. (1993, April). The impact of aerobic training on self-esteem in women. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Corpus Christi, TX.

 Palmer, J. A., Palmer, L. K., & Keith, K. (1993, April). The effects of aerobic training on Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression (CES-D) scores. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Corpus Christi, TX.

 Palmer, J. A. (1992, April). Factors associated with psychological well-being in Homo sapiens. Paper presented at Southwestern Psychological Association, Austin, TX.

 Palmer, J. A. (1992, April). Proximate influences in the feeding behavior of the alligator. Paper presented at Southwestern Psychological Association, Austin, TX.

 Palmer, J. A. (1992, April). Social support as a predictor of health habits and depression.  Paper presented at Southwestern Psychological Association, Austin, TX.

 Breithaupt, R., Palmer, J. A., Baker, E. H., & Miller, H. (1992). An experimental investigation of the impress method of reading remediation. Paper presented at the Northeast Louisiana University Annual Summer Reading Conference, Monroe, LA.

 Palmer, J. A. (1991). Circadian variance in alligator predation. Paper presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

 Palmer, J. A. (1991). The influence of logical and illogical attributes on category formation. Paper presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

 Palmer, J. A. (1990). Concept formation in human children and nonhuman primates. Paper presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association, Dallas, TX.

 Palmer, J. A. (1990). The proximate and ontogenetic influences on category formation. Paper presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association, Dallas, TX.

 Palmer, J. A. (1987, April). A natural concept in the squirrel monkey. Paper presented at the Eleventh Annual UGA Convention for the Behavioral Sciences, Athens, GA.

 

Theses Chaired

Major Advisor of the following theses:

Johnston, C. (2017). Musical Mood Induction and its Effects on Analogical Reasoning.

Salameh, F. (2015). An examination of the use of passive voice by men as a strategy to minimize reports of sexual violence toward women.

Hale, L. (2014). An Assessment of the relationship between website and physical environment dependence based on internet preference and usage.

 Caramillo, E. (2013). Lie Detection: Innate Trait or Learned Skill.

 Hill, T. (2009). Musical mood induction and intended mood-recognition as a function of neuroticism.

 Leffler, G. (2006). The neurological manipulation of aggressive tendencies in human participants.

Burnett, J. (2003). The interaction of pupil size and contextual information of perceptions of attractiveness.

Wansapura, K. (2000). Facial symmetry and second/forth digit ratios as predictors of male impulsive aggression.

Zeek, L. (1999). Personality traits as predictors of athletic success.

Gupta, S. (1998). Fluctuating asymmetry as a predictor of intelligence.

Chatham, K. (1997). An experimental investigation of cross-cultural differences in archetypal memory.

Hargrove, T. (1997). VO2max as a predictor of self-esteem, depression, and state anxiety.

Smith, M. (1997). Locus of control as a predictor of attrition in drug rehabilitation.

Whaley, D. (1997). Factors affecting attrition from an inpatient chemical dependency treatment program. 

Bender, S. (1995). The effect of glucose on declarative memory in humans.

Brown, N. (1995). Inmate psychopathology as a function of incarceration time.

Gupta, R. (1995). A comparison of state and trait anxiety in American, Chinese, and Indian graduate students.

Sparks, J. (1995). The effect of classical music on concentration and arousal.

Thigpen, B. (1994). The effects of structured exercise on the alleviation of anxiety in chemically dependent patients.

Baggette, W. (1993). Narcissism in detox clients.

Michiels, K. (1993). The effects of a structured exercise program on depression in a chemically addicted population.

Wiggins, W. (1993). The relationship between conformity and addictive behavior.

Breithaupt, R. (1992). An experimental investigation of the impress method of reading remediation.



Full Curriculum Vita

VITA

JACK ANDREW PALMER, Ph.D.

Department of Psychology

University of Louisiana at Monroe

Monroe, LA 71209

Tel:  318-342-1345

Email:  palmer@ulm.edu

 

 

ACADEMIC DEGREES

Ph.D. in Psychology   University of Georgia, 1989

M.S. in Psychology     University of Georgia, 1987

B.S. in Zoology           Clemson University, 1974

 

HONORS

Research/Scholarship Award, College of Education and Human Development,
University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2011

Research/Scholarship Award, Psychology Dept., University of Louisiana at Monroe, 2011

Cambridge Who’s Who Among Executives, Professionals and Entrepreneurs

Madison Who’s Who among Executives, Professionals

Honorary Sabbatical (2000-2001): Visiting Professor at Willamette University, Salem, Oregon

Academic Keys Who's Who in Education (WWE)

Who’s Who in America, 55th Edition

Who’s Who in Science and Engineering Millennium Edition

Outstanding Professor of the Year, Psychology Dept., Northeast Louisiana University, 2000

Outstanding Professor of the Year, Psychology Dept., Northeast Louisiana University, 1999

Researcher of the Year, Psychology Dept., Northeast Louisiana University, 1995

University of Georgia, Honorary Fellowship, 1988-89

Georgia Science Teacher of the Year Nominee, 1985

Graduated Cum Laude, Clemson University, 1974

Athletic Scholarship, Clemson University, 1970-74

 

CURRENT POSITION

University of Louisiana at Monroe, 1989 – present

Monroe, LA

Psychology Graduate Admissions & Assistantships Director: 2014 to present

Chair of Psychology Programs: 2012-2013

Director of Graduate Studies, College of Education and Human Development: 2008-2009

Full Professor of Psychology: 1998 to present

Associate Professor of Psychology: 1995-1998

Assistant Professor of Psychology: 1989-1995

 

Primary courses taught:

Neuropsychology (graduate), Physiological Psychology, Positive Psychology, Health Psychology, Evolutionary Psychology, Introductory Psychology.

 

Additional courses taught:

Developmental Psychology (lifespan and child), History and Systems, Statistics, Abnormal Psychology, Child/Adolescent Psychology, Current Issues in Substance Abuse Counseling, Directed Study (graduate/undergraduate independent research).

 

New courses developed and taught:

Online Neuropsychology ((Completed Spring Semester 2013)

Online Psychopathology ((Completed Spring Semester 2013)

Online Evolutionary Psychology (Completed Spring Semester 2012)

Online Positive Psychology (Completed Spring Semester 2011, first taught Fall Semester 2011)

Online History and Systems in Psychology (Completed Spring Semester 2011)

Online Physiological Psychology (Completed Fall Semester 2010, first taught Spring Semester 2011)

Honors Social Science Seminar: Origins of Human Behavior. (Spring Semester, 2010).

Positive Psychology. Undergraduate psychology students are introduced to the concepts and scientifically validated self-improvement techniques of Positive Psychology. (added to curriculum in 2005)

Evolutionary Psychology. Undergraduate psychology students are given an overview of the field of Evolutionary Psychology. (added to curriculum in 2002)

Graduate Seminar Course: Evolution of Brain and Behavior. A critical assessment of human evolution and the ramifications for understanding human behavior.

Honors Seminar Course: Origins of Human Behavior. An investigation of proximate and ultimate causes of behavior in humans (Spring Semester, 1995).

 

PREVIOUS and ADDITIONAL POSITIONS
Louisiana Tech University, 2002 – 2003

Ruston, Louisiana

            Adjunct Professor, Psychology Graduate Program: Taught neuropsychology.

 

Willamette University, 2000 - 2001

Salem, Oregon

            Visiting Professor of Psychology, Psychology Department

            Taught physiological psychology and evolutionary psychology.

 

University of Georgia, 1985 – 1989

Athens, Georgia

Psychology Instructor, Summer 1989: Taught Introductory Psychology.

University-wide Assistantship, 1988-1989: Honors Fellowship awarded to outstanding graduate students to pursue original independent research. Investigated linguistic and ontogenetic influences on concept formation in children (resulted in doctoral dissertation).

Psychology Teaching Assistantship, 1987-1988: Instructor for Introductory Psychology, Sensory Systems lab, and Behavior Analysis and Theory lab.

Psychology Research Assistantship, 1987: Investigation of social cognition in macaques under direction of Dr. Irwin Bernstein.

Psychology Research Assistantship, 1985-1987: Investigation of the conceptual behavior of squirrel monkeys under the direction of Dr. Roger K. Thomas, Department Head.

 

Athens Area Technical Institute, 1988 - 1989

Athens, Georgia

Psychology Instructor for nursing curriculum, emphasizing practical application.

 

Yerkes Primate Research Center Field Station, Emory University, 1987 - 1988

Lawrenceville, Georgia

Research Specialist: Under direction of Dr. Irwin Bernstein, investigated aggressive behavior in primates. Responsible for data collection, preliminary statistical analysis, and report writing.

 

Camilla and Albany Jr. High Schools

Camilla and Albany, Georgia

Math and Science Teacher, 1983-1985

 

CURRENT RESEARCH PROJECTS

1.      Investigation of the moral foundations of human altruistic behavior and the assessment of altruism from the perspective of evolutionary psychology.

2.      Ongoing investigation of effect of rearing experiences (ontogeny) on adult psychological traits such as altruistic ideation and impulsivity. These variable ontogenetic outcomes are viewed as evolved mechanisms designed to enhance reproductive fitness in varying social environments.

3.      Investigation of capacities associated with lie detection and the effects of training on lie detection.

4.      Review of literature pertinent to evolutionary psychology for second book on this topic.

 

GRANTS

 

Title: Validating the Accuracy of Self-Report Measures of Altruism Using a Real Commodity  (2013-2014)

                        Granting agency: ULM Research Hub Mini-Grant Program

                        Date: 2013-2015

                        Amount: $900

 

Title: The Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker Series (1999-2000)

                        Granting agency: NLU Alumni Association

                        Date: 1-08-99 thru 1-08-00

                        Amount: $400.00

 

Title: The Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker Series (1998-1999)

                        Granting agency: NLU Alumni Association

                        Date: 1-08-98 thru 1-08-99

                        Amount: $1000

 

                        Title: Neurobiology, Human Behavior, and the Law (1998)

            Granting agency: Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research

            Date: 6-17-98

            Amount: $1600

 

                        Title: The Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker Series (1997-1998)

                        Granting agency: NLU Alumni Association

                        Date: 1-08-97 thru 1-08-98

                        Amount: $500.00

                         

                        Title: The Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker Series (1996-1997)

                        Granting agency: NLU Alumni Association

                        Date: 1-08-96 thru 1-08-97

                        Amount: $300.00

 

                          Title: Biological Perspectives in the Social Sciences (1997)

             Granting agency: Gruter Institute for Law and Behavioral Research

             Date: 8-02-97

             Amount: $900

 

Title: The Effect of Blood Glucose on Declarative Memory (1996-1997)

                        Granting agency: NLU Research Council

                        Date: 1-22-96 thru 4-22-97

                        Amount: $1802.00

                                               

THESIS AND DISSERTATION COMMITTEES

Major Advisor of the following theses:

Johnston, C. (2017). Musical Mood Induction and its Effects on Analogical Reasoning.

Salameh, F. (2015). An examination of the use of passive voice by men as a strategy to minimize reports of sexual violence toward women.

Hale, L. (2014). An Assessment of the relationship between website and physical environment dependence based on internet preference and usage.

 Caramillo, E. (2013). Lie Detection: Innate Trait or Learned Skill.

 Hill, T. (2009). Musical mood induction and intended mood-recognition as a function of neuroticism.

 Leffler, G. (2006). The neurological manipulation of aggressive tendencies in human participants.

Burnett, J. (2003). The interaction of pupil size and contextual information of perceptions of attractiveness.

Wansapura, K. (2000). Facial symmetry and second/forth digit ratios as predictors of male impulsive aggression.

Zeek, L. (1999). Personality traits as predictors of athletic success.

Gupta, S. (1998). Fluctuating asymmetry as a predictor of intelligence.

Chatham, K. (1997). An experimental investigation of cross-cultural differences in archetypal memory.

Hargrove, T. (1997). VO2max as a predictor of self-esteem, depression, and state anxiety.

Smith, M. (1997). Locus of control as a predictor of attrition in drug rehabilitation.

Whaley, D. (1997). Factors affecting attrition from an inpatient chemical dependency treatment program. 

Bender, S. (1995). The effect of glucose on declarative memory in humans.

Brown, N. (1995). Inmate psychopathology as a function of incarceration time.

Gupta, R. (1995). A comparison of state and trait anxiety in American, Chinese, and Indian graduate students.

Sparks, J. (1995). The effect of classical music on concentration and arousal.

Thigpen, B. (1994). The effects of structured exercise on the alleviation of anxiety in chemically dependent patients.

Baggette, W. (1993). Narcissism in detox clients.

Michiels, K. (1993). The effects of a structured exercise program on depression in a chemically addicted population.

Wiggins, W. (1993). The relationship between conformity and addictive behavior.

Breithaupt, R. (1992). An experimental investigation of the impress method of reading remediation.

    

Thesis/Dissertation Committee Member on the following:

McNeil, L. (2010). Linguistic Analysis of Speech Samples of Adults in the ADHD Spectrum.

Bordelon, C. (2008). Executive function and self-efficacy in personally-acknowledged health-related behavioral choices in normal older adults.

Belinge, H. (2004). Gaze perception in three macaque species.

Roden, A. (2000). The role of perfectionism in task avoidance.

Long, P. (2000). Oppositional disorder and substance abuse in professionals.

Thornburg, T. (1999). An investigation of the super woman personality and eating disorders.

Watson, S. (1999). Repression in substance abusing professionals.

Decelle, L. (1998). The relationship between anxiety, psychopathology & problem drinking: A prospective study.

Craft, K. (1998). A preliminary descriptive study of psychological characteristics of SSI applicants.

Pesnel. S. (1997). Comparison of computerized and paper administered scores of the SS-77.

Odom, T. (1997). Psychological traits in compulsive gamblers.

Deckert, S. (1997). Item and scalar factor analyses of the SS-77.

Hutton, D. (1997). The college student gambling inventory: Construction and validation.

Dement, T. (1997). A detailed study of the effectiveness of a worksite wellness program as a variable in reducing organizational stress.

Topel, W. (1996). The effect of auditory stimulation on gambling arousal: A comparison study of conditioned reinforcers in fruit-machine gambling.

Plair, S. (1996). First intercourse and HIV knowledge: A comparison among male and female students.

Harwood, L. (1994). The division of household labor: The perception of the children.

Bilton, L. (1992). A normative study of the apperceptive personality test.

Harris, C. (1992). The relationship between parental stress and cognitive development in urban versus rural preschoolers.

Martin, R. (1992). The effects of socio-economic status on parental stress in an urban population.

Akins, T. (1991). Conditioned appetitive excitement in three species of large cats.

 

Major Advisor Undergraduate Honors thesis:

            Sampson, S. (2014). Putting altruistic claims to the test.

 

 

ULM UNIVERSITY SERVICE

    Selective Committees, present:

     Member: University Graduate Council 2014 to present

    Member: B&SS Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2014 to present

     Member: Business & Social Sciences Graduate Appeals Council 2014 to present

     Member: ULM Research Council for 2012 to present

     Member: ULM Electronic Learning Committee 2012 to present

     Chair of Behavioral Science position search committee 2012 to present

     Coordinator: ULM Research Symposium, CEHD 2009-2013, B&SS 2014 to present

     Member: University Parking and Traffic Appeals Committee 2008 to present

 

Selective Committees, past:

     Chair: Psychology Dept search committee 2012, 2014

     Member: University of Louisiana System Academic Summit Planning Committee 2012-2014

     Member Dean's Restructuring of ULM Review Committee 2013

     Member: CEHD Curriculum Committee 2010-2013

     Member: CEHD Tenure and Promotion Committee, 2008-2013

     Member: CEHD Policies & Procedures Committee 2008-2013

     Member: CEHD Graduate Appeals Council 2010-2013

     Member: CEHD Building Committee 2008-2013

     Member CEHD Research HUB 2012

     Member: University Graduate Council 2009-2012

     CEHD Representative: ULM Honors Council 2008-2012

     Chair: CEHD Faculty Awards and Development 2010

       Chair: CEHD Graduate Review Council 2008-2009

     Senator:  University Faculty Senate 2006-2008

     Senate representative on the ULM Honors Council 2008

     Chair: CEHD International Education Council Committee 2008

     Chair: CEHD Recruitment and Retention Committee 2008

     Senate subcommittee: University Handbook Revision

     Chair: General Experimental Graduate Program

     Faculty Advisor to Psi Chi: The National Honor Society in Psychology

     Chair: Department of Psychology Tenure and Promotion Committee

             Member: Tenure and Promotion Committee, College of Education and Human Development

     Member: Graduate Admissions Committee, College of Education and Human Development

     Member: Undergraduate Psychology Curriculum Committee

     Member: Curriculum Committee on Introductory Psychology

     Co-chair: Curriculum Committee on Developmental Psychology

     Chair: Graduate Experimental Psychology Program

     Member: Rooms and Equipment Committee

     Psychology Department Representative: United Way

     Psychology Department Representative: Athletic Recruitment

     Advisor: Graduate thesis committees

     Advisor: Undergraduate and graduate students

     Co-chair: Undergraduate Subject Pool Development Committee, Department of Psychology

     Developmental Psychology Liaison Faculty: Occupational Therapy Department

     Psychology Faculty Representative: Occupational Therapy Department Accreditation

 

Presentations at University Colloquia:

Philosophy Symposium Series on Religion and Science (2002): Palmer, J. A.

        Invited address: “Origins of the Human Mind”

Sigma Xi, Scientific Research Society (1998): Palmer, J. A.

        Invited Address: “Origins of the Human Mind”

Honors Colloquium (1997): Palmer, J. A., McCown, W.

        “Sociopathy and Dysfunctional Impulsivity as an Evolutional Adaptive Strategy: 

          Why Society Will Always Have ‘Bad Guys’ (And What You Can Do About  

          Them)”           

Honors Colloquium (1996): Palmer, J. A., McCown, W.

        “Constraints on Choice: What Psychology Can Tell Us About Why People Choose   

          Poorly”

Honors Colloquium (1995): Palmer, J. A., McCown, W.

 “Risk-taking and Gambling: The Joys of Uncertainty”

Honors Colloquium (1994): Palmer, J. A.

 “Our Ever Changing View of Human Origins: What Our Theories Tell Us About  

   Ourselves”

Psychology Department Colloquium (1992): Palmer, J. A.

“Factors Influencing Psychological Well-being”

               Biology Department Colloquium (1992): Palmer, J. A.

                    “Proximate Cues in Alligator Feeding Behavior”

 

COMMUNITY SERVICE

Current/Recent:

Judge: ULM Student Research Symposium 2014

Book reviewer for Norton, from 2014 to present

Book reviewer for McGraw Hill, from 2004 to present

Book reviewer for Prentice Hall, from 2004 to present

Book reviewer for Allyn and Bacon, 2003 to present

Judge: Regional Social Studies Fair, NLU/ULM, 1990 to present

Judge: Regional Science and Engineering Fair, NLU/ULM, 1990 to present

 

Previous:

Reviewer for Ammons Scientific, 2011.

Coordinator: Quiz Bowl (in conjunction with the ULM Honors council), 2009

Invited participant/consultant to textbook development symposium, McGraw-Hill Publishers, Atlanta, Georgia, 2008

Judge: Quiz Bowl (in conjunction with the ULM Honors council), 2008

Invited participant, John Wiley & Sons, class testing Visualizing Psychology, 2006

Invited participant to the Allyn and Bacon publishing focus group on psychology textbook development, New Orleans, LA, 2006

Invited participant to the John Wiley Wiley & Sons Inc. focus group on psychology textbook development, New Orleans, LA, 2006

External reviewer, tenure and promotion committee, Cleveland State University, College of Education and Human Services, 2005

Invited commentator, George Mason symposium on The Law and Evolutionary Biology, 1998

Invited participant, Gruter Institute conference on Neurobiology, Human Behavior and the Law, Squaw Valley, 1998

Invited participant, Gruter Institute, Fifth Annual Faculty Seminar, Biological Perspectives in the Social Sciences, Dartmouth College, 1997

            Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Session Chair, “Behavioral Ecology,” 1997

Organizer: Psi Chi Distinguished Speaker Series, NLU, 1995-99. Hosted speakers: 1995, Daniel Povinelli, Ph.D.; 1996, Arris Cox, M.D.; 1997, Devendra Singh, Ph.D.; 1998, Russell Gardner, M.D.; 1999, Delbert Thiessen, Ph.D.

Human Behavior and Evolution Society Conference, Session Chair, “Mate Choice,” 1996

Moderator for NLU Honors Program Quiz Bowl, 1996

Exhibit Consultant: Monroe Children's Museum, 1995: Projects included (a) Scale Model of the Solar System and (b) Lost Worlds of Louisiana

Scholastic Judge: Ouachita Parish Junior Miss Program, 1995

Member, Scientific Rules Committee, Louisiana III Science-Engineering Fair, 1994-1995

Member, Wellness Committee, Northeast Louisiana University, 1993

Judge, Louisiana State Science and Engineering Fair, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1993-1995

Judge, State Social Studies Fair, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA, 1993-95

Session Chair, Southwestern Psychological Association, 1992, 1997

Submissions Reviewer, Southwestern Psychological Association, 1993, 1994

Member, Institutional Review Board, Southern Oaks Addiction Recovery, Monroe, LA, 1991-1995

Consultant, Southern Oaks Addiction Recovery, Monroe, LA, 1991-1995

 

PROFESSIONAL MEMBERSHIPS

Animal Behaviour Society

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Society

American Society of Primatologists

Southwestern Psychological Association

International Society for Comparative Psychology

Southwestern Comparative Psychological Association

International Society for Human Ethology

Human Behavior and Evolution Society

Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology and Life Sciences

 

PUBLICATIONS: BOOKS

Genet, C., Palmer, J. A., Gibler, L., Palmer, K., & Genet, R. (2012). Science, Wisdom, and the Future: Humanity’s Quest for a Flourishing Earth. San Francisco, CA: Collins Foundation Press.

 Palmer, J. A., & Palmer, L. K. (2002). Evolutionary psychology: The ultimate origins of human behavior. Needham Heights, MA: Allyn and Bacon.

 
PUBLICATIONS: BOOK CHAPTERS

Palmer, J. A., (2012). Power and restraint: The question of human genetic engineering. Science, Wisdom, and the Future. San Francisco, CA: Collins Foundation Press.

Palmer, J. A., & Palmer, L. K. (2012). The Wisdom of Virtue: A Scientific Exploration of Honesty, Humility, and Love Science, Wisdom, and the Future. San Francisco, CA: Collins Foundation Press.

Palmer, J. A. (2012). Positive Psychology: Promise of a New Perspective. Science, Wisdom, and the Future. San Francisco, CA: Collins Foundation Press.

 Palmer, J. A. (2012). Vision for the Future: The Wisdom of a Plant-Based Diet for Humans. Science, Wisdom, and the Future. San Francisco, CA: Collins Foundation Press.

 Palmer, J. A., & Palmer, L. K. (2009). Transcending cultural indoctrination: Separating the wheat from the chaff. In Evolutionary Epic: Science’s Story and Humanity’s Response. San Francisco, CA: Collins Foundation Press.  

 
PUBLICATIONS: PEER-REVIEWED JOURNAL ARTICLES


Hill, W. T., & Palmer, J. A. (2014). Affective responses to music without recognition: Beyond the cognitivist hypothesis. The New School Psychology Bulletin, 11, 1.

Palmer, J. A., Hale, L, and Bunker, B. (2014). The Dominant Role of Kinship in Human Altruistic Behavior. Manuscript in preparation.

Will, W. T. and Palmer, J. A., (2010). Affective Response to a Set of New Musical Stimuli. Psychological Reports, 106, 2, 581-588.

Palmer, J. A., & McCown, W. (1999). The law and bioeconomics of ethic cooperation and conflict in plural societies of southeast Asia: A  theory of Chinese merchant success: Comment. Journal of Bioeconomics (JBIO), Vol. 1:3, 285-88.

Palmer, J. A. (1998). Defining the EEA (Environment of Evolutionary Adaptedness). ASCAP Newsletter, 11(4), 4-6.

 Palmer, J. A. (1997). Research briefs. Res Scholaris, 3(24), 32.

 Palmer, J. A., Palmer, L. K., Michiels, K., & Thigpen, B. (1995). Effects of type of exercise on depression in recovering substance abusers. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 80, 523-530.

 Palmer, J. A., Williamson, D., Palmer, L. K., Michiels, K., & Thigpen, B. (1995). Childhood abuse as a factor in attrition from drug rehabilitation. Psychological Reports, 76, 879-882.

 Palmer, J. A., & Palmer, L. K. (1994). Light mediation of circadian predatory behavior in the young alligator. International Journal of Comparative Psychology, 7(1), 27-37.

 

NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Palmer, J. A. (2015, April). The Dominant role of Kinship in Human Altruistic Behavior. Invited symposium address at the meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Caramillo, E., Palmer, J. A. & Chappetta, K. (2012, June). A Comparison of Wason Selection Task Reasoning in Social and Non-Social Contextual Domains. Poster session presented at the meeting of Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Albuquerque, NM.

 
Hale, L., &  Palmer, J. A. (2012, June). Costly Signaling and Altruistic Behavior. Poster session presented at the meeting of Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Albuquerque, NM.

Holtzclaw, B., Hill, W.T., Carlson, C.,  Ilaoa, S.,  Decote, K., & Palmer, J. A. (2010, May). Adaptive Threat Discrimination: Assessing the Medium and the Message. Poster session presented at the meeting of Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Eugene, OR.

 Palmer, J. A. (2010, May). The Perils of Human Genetic Engineering: Why Conscious Gene Selection Is a Bad Idea. Poster session presented at the meeting of Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Eugene, OR.

 Palmer, J. A., & Palmer, L. K. (2009, June). Power and restraint: The question of human genetic engineering. Paper presented at the meeting of Science, Wisdom, and the Future, San Luis Obispo, CA.

 Palmer, J. A., & Palmer, L. K. (2008, January). Transcending cultural indoctrination: Separating the wheat from the chaff. Paper presented at the meeting of Evolutionary Epic, Honolulu, HI.

 Palmer, J. A., & Palmer, L. K. (2007, May). The canary in the coalmine: Does high stress vulnerability have adaptive value? Poster session presented at the meeting of Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Williamsburg, VA.

 Leffler, G., and Palmer, J. (2006, October). The neurological manipulation of psychoticism. Poster session presented at the meeting of the National Academy of Neuropsychology, San Antonio, TX . (Note: This paper received honorable mention from the National Academy of Neuropsychology for Best Student Research.)

 Palmer, J. A., Meenakshi, P., Mangala, P., & McCown, W. (2005, June). Variation in cognitive abilities among Hindu castes. Paper presented at the meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Austin, TX.

 Meenakshi, P., & Palmer, J. A. (2005, June). The conceptual basis of emotional responding. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Austin, TX.

 Palmer, J. A., & Burnett, J. (2003, June). Deciphering the signal value of pupillary responses. Paper presented at the meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Lincoln, NE.

 Palmer, J. A., Abraham, F., McCown, W., & Young, T. (2002). Complexity theory and conflict analysis: Applications to personal belief and responses to 9/11. Paper presented at the 12th Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences, Portland, OR.

 Palmer, J. A., McCown, W., Carlson, G., & Chamberlain, L. (2002). Is complexity in humans a viable concept in psychopathology research? Paper presented at the 12th Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences, Portland, OR.

 McCown, W., Chamberlain, L., Palmer, J. A. & Zimmerman, K.(2002). Addiction as a dysfunctional fitness landscape. Paper presented at the 12th Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences, Portland, OR.

 McCown, W., Chamberlain, L., Palmer, J. A., & Zimmerman, K. (2002). Novel treatments for traumatic stress and addiction: Implications of Skarda and Freeman’s theories of limbic storage tested after 9/11 stress. Paper presented at the 12th Annual International Conference of the Society for Chaos Theory in Psychology & Life Sciences, Portland, OR.

 Newberg, A., & Palmer, J. A. (2001). “Science and Meditation.” In Maalouf, E. (Producer) Soultalk. North American Broadcasting Company, Inc. Renaissance Radio KFNX 1100 AM Phoenix, AZ; WALE 990 AM Providence, RI.

 Palmer, J. A., McCown, W., & Thornburg, T. (1998). Ontogenetic priming for social hierarchical functioning. Paper presented at the meeting of the International Society for Human Ethology, Burnaby, British Columbia, Canada.

 Palmer, J. A., & Chatham, K. (1998). Archetypes revisited: Cross-cultural differences in archetypal memory. Paper presented at the meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Davis, CA.

 McCown, W., Palmer, J. A., & Thornburg, T. (1998). Impulsivity as an evolved conditional strategy. Paper presented at the meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Davis, CA.

 Palmer, J. A., McCown, W., & Kerby, D. (1997). The adaptive significance of “dysfunctional” impulsivity. Paper presented at meeting of the Human Behavior and Evolution Society, Tucson, AR.

 Palmer, J. A. (1991). Predation in the young alligator. Paper presented at the Animal Behavior Society, Wilmington, NC.

 Palmer, J. A., & Thomas, R. K. (1988, June). Natural concepts in the squirrel monkey. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Society of Primatologists, New Orleans, LA.

 Palmer, J. A. (1987, June). A natural concept in the squirrel monkey. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Williamstown, MA.

 
REGIONAL PRESENTATIONS

Thorne, M., & Palmer, J. A. (2017, June). Effects of Gender on Rating Culpability and Punishment for Crime. Poster presented at the meeting of the Louisiana Psychological Association, Kenner, LA.

Johnston, C. & Palmer, J. A. (2017, April). Musical Mood Induction and its Effects on Analogical ReasoningOral presentation given at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2017 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

 Tackett, S., & Palmer, J. A. (2017, April). The Good, the Bad, and the Narcissistic: An Examination of How the Dark Triad Constructs Relate to Prosocial. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2017 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st  Place Prize.)

 Thorne, M., & Palmer, J. A. (2017, April). Gender Differences in Rating Culpability and Punishment for Crime. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2017 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 2nd Place Prize.)

Perkins, S., & Palmer, J. A. (2017, April). Racial Differences in the Perception of Culpability and Punishment for Criminal Actions .Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2017 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 3rd Place Prize.)

Fussell, C., & Palmer, J. A. (2017, April). An Investigation into the Preference of Narcissists in Relation to Mate Selection and Friendship. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

 Paneru, M., & Palmer, J. A. (2017, April). The Relationship between Empathy and Emotionality between SexesOral presentation given at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2017 ULM Undergraduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

 Karki, R., & Palmer, J. A. (2017, April). The Relationship between ACT Scores, Machiavellianism and Openness to Experience. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2017 ULM Undergraduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

 Johnston, C. , & Palmer, J. A. (2016, March). The Critical Role of Motivation in Assigning Culpability and Punishment for Criminal ActionsOral presentation given at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2016 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

Perkins, S., & Palmer, J. A. (2016, March).  Racial Differences in the Perception of Culpability for Criminal Actions. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2016 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

Karki, R., & Palmer, J. A. (2016, March). Affective Empathy Is a Better Predictor of Judicial Decisions than Cognitive Empathy.  Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2016 ULM Undergraduate Research Symposium 2nd Place Prize.)

Salameh, F., & Palmer, J. A. (2015, April). Factors that predict objectively measured altruistic behavior. Oral presentation given at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. .(Received the 2015 ULM Graduate    
              Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

 Steward, R., & Palmer, J. A. (2015, April). The familial origins of conservative traits and moral values. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. .

 Travis, O., & Palmer, J. A. (2015, April). Self-reported religiosity as a predictor of altruism and empathy.  Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. .(Received the 2015 ULM Undergraduate Research Symposium 3rd Place Prize.)

 Harris, B., & Palmer, J. A. (2015, April). Music preferences as a predictor of altruism and empathy. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. .(Received the 2015 ULM Undergraduate Research Symposium 2nd Place Prize.)

 Oliveau, H., & Palmer, J. A. (2015, April). The influence of parents and family on moral reasoning and personality development. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. .

 Williams, C., & Palmer, J. A. (2015, April). Gaming as an antidepressant: The role of winning and perceptions of self-efficacy.  Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. .

 Saterfiel, K. & Palmer, J. A. (2015, April). A personality profile of Recovering Alcoholics. Oral presentation given at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2015 ULM Undergraduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

 Bangalore, V., Hale, L., & Palmer, J. A. (2014, April). Role of Ethnicity and Gender in the Prevalence of Various Measures of Altruism. Poster presented at the Arkansas Symposium for Psychology Students, University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas.

 Palmer, J. A. (2014, March). Validating the Accuracy of Self-Report Measures of Altruism Using a Real Commodity.Talk presented at Food 4 Thought, ULM college of Business & Social Science, 124 Hemphill Hall Monroe, LA. .

 Hall, M., & Palmer, J. A. (2014, February). Religiosity as a Predictor of Altruistic Belief and Action. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. . (Received the 2014 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

 Bangalore, V., Hale, L., & Palmer, J. A. (2014, February). An Examination of the Relationship between Altruism and Demographic Variables. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2014 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 3rd  Place Prize.)

 Caramillo, E. & Palmer, J. A. (2013, February). Reexamining the Effects of Context on Reasoning in Wason Selection Tasks. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2013 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

 Caramillo, E. & Palmer, J. A. (2013, February). The Effects of Brief Training on Lie DetectionAccuracy . Oral presentation presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2013 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 2ndPlace Prize.)

 Hale, L., & Palmer, J. A. (2013, February). The Adaptive Basis of Human Altruistic Behavior.Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

 Ting, R., Bunker, B. & Palmer, J. A. (2013, February). The Moral Foundations of HumanAltruuistic Behavior.Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

 Smith, A., &  Palmer, J. A. (2012, April). A Comparison of Wason Selection Task Reasoning in Social and Non-Social Contextual Domains. Oral Paper session presented at the University of Louisiana System Academic Summit, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA.

 Hale, L., &  Palmer, J. A. (2012, April). Costly Signaling and Moral Behavior. Poster session presented at the University of Louisiana System Academic Summit, McNeese State University, Lake Charles, LA.

 Caramillo, E., Chappetta, K, & Palmer, J. A. (2012, April). The Effects of Context on Reasoning in Wason Selection Tasks. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2012 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

 Smith, A., &  Palmer, J. A. (2012, April). A Comparison of Wason Selection Task Reasoning in Three Domains. Oral Paper session presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

 Hale, L., & Palmer, J. A. (2012, April). Altruistic and Religious Beliefs as Related to Costly Signaling. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

Holtzclaw, B.,  Carlson, C.,  Ilaoa, S.,  Decote, K., & Palmer, J. A. (20010, April). Stimulus Valence in Discrimination Learning Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

 Hill, W. T., & Palmer, J. A. (2009, April). Musical mood induction and intended-mood recognition as a function of neuroticism. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

 Armstrong, S.; Chambers, H., & Palmer, J. A. (2009, April). Evaluating a Self-report Measure of ADHD via Performance Tasks. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

 Butts, S., Smith, E., & Palmer, J. A. (2008, April). Coloring perception: How blonde/brunette, genuine/artificial hair color influences trait assessment.  Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2008 ULM Student Research Symposium 1st Place Prize for undergraduate competition.)

 Hill, W. T., & Palmer, J. A. (2008, April). The sound of music: The emotional implications of a set of musical stimuli. Poster presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2008 ULM Student Research Symposium 2nd Place Prize for graduate competition.)

 Bordelon, C., Hebert, N., & Palmer, J. A. (2007). High neuroticism predicts elevated psychoticism in response to stress. Paper presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2007 ULM Student Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

 Leffler, G., & Palmer, J. A. (2006). Effect of non-invasive neurological manipulation on psychoticism scores. Paper presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2006 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

Palmer, J. A. (2006).  The effect of contextual priming on attractiveness evaluations. Talk presented to the faculty and students of the University of Tampa in Tampa, FL.

 Meenakshi, P., & Palmer, J. A. (2005). Prototypical elicitors of emotions. Paper presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

 Meenakshi, P., & Palmer, J. A. (2005). An examination of the behavioral differences in Hindu castes. Paper presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2005 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 2nd Place Prize.)

 Magee, B., & Palmer, J. A. (2005). What men and women think about the thinking of men and women: Why are they correct about some things and wrong about others. Paper presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA.

 Burnett, J., & Palmer, J. A. (2003). Pupillary diameter, gender, and context effects. Paper presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

 Burnett, J., & Palmer, J. A. (2003). Pupillary diameter and attractiveness as a function of social status. Paper presented at the ULM Student Research Symposium, Monroe, LA. (Received the 2003 ULM Graduate Research Symposium 1st Place Prize.)

 Hargrove, T., & Palmer, J. A. (1998). The correlation between physical fitneess and anxiety, depression, and self-esteem. Paper presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

  Palmer, J. A., & Diep, A., (1997). Perceived body image as a predictor of narcissism and depression. Paper presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Ft. Worth, TX.

Palmer, J. A., Palmer, L. K., & Chatham, K. (1997). Plasma glucose manipulation and declarative memory retrieval in humans. Paper presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Ft. Worth, TX.

 DeMent, T. E., Bonner, M., McCown, W., Williamson, J., & Palmer, J. A. (1997). The effect of a worksite wellness program on stress reduction. Paper presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Ft. Worth, TX

 Palmer, J. A., Palmer, L. K., & La Croix, A. (1996). The effects of blood glucose, dietary fat, and state anxiety on declarative memory in humans. Presented at the meeting of the Louisiana Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

 Palmer, J. A., Payton, A. L., & Harper, V. (1996). Plasma glucose manipulation and declarative memory function in humans. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Houston, TX.

 Palmer, J. A., Hargrove, T., Diep, A., & Victory, K., (1996). Perceived body image as a predictor of anxiety and self-esteem. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Houston, TX.

 Palmer, J. A. (1996). Physiological factors influencing declarative memory function in humans. Presented at the meeting of the Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology, Nashville, TN.

 Palmer, J. A. (Interviewed). (1995, September). Gambling addiction [Television news special report]. Monroe, LA: KNOE Television/Channel 8.

 Palmer, J. A., Bender, S. D., Wade, B. C., & Elliott K. K. (1995). Dietary predictors of sucrose enhanced 24-h memory performance in humans. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX.

 Palmer, J. A., Keith, K., & Palmer, L. K. (1994). The effect of aerobic training on the perception of PMS pain. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Tulsa, OK.

 Palmer, J. A., Palmer, L. K., Michiels, K., & Thigpen, B. (1994). The psychological impact of exercise on recovering substance abusers. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Tulsa, OK.

 Palmer, J. A., Palmer, L. K., Michiels, K., & Thigpen, B. (1994). Psychological profiles of the chemically dependent. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Tulsa, OK.

 Michiels, K., Palmer, J. A., Goodwyn, M., & Minder, C. (1994). The effects of structured exercise on depression in the chemically addicted. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Tulsa, OK.

 Michiels, K., Palmer, J. A., Goodwyn, M., & Minder, C. (1994). Changes in perceived efficacy in recovering addicts. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Tulsa, OK.

 Palmer, J. A. (Interviewed). (1993, September). The light beyond [Television documentary produced by Bryan Henry]. Monroe, LA: KNOE Television/Channel 8.

 Palmer, J. A., Palmer, L. K., Hawkins, L., & Keith, K. (1993, April). The impact of aerobic training on self-esteem in women. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Corpus Christi, TX.

 Palmer, J. A., Palmer, L. K., & Keith, K. (1993, April). The effects of aerobic training on Center for Epidemiological Studies Depression (CES-D) scores. Presented at the meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Corpus Christi, TX.

 Palmer, J. A. (1992, April). Factors associated with psychological well-being in Homo sapiens. Paper presented at Southwestern Psychological Association, Austin, TX.

 Palmer, J. A. (1992, April). Proximate influences in the feeding behavior of the alligator. Paper presented at Southwestern Psychological Association, Austin, TX.

 Palmer, J. A. (1992, April). Social support as a predictor of health habits and depression.  Paper presented at Southwestern Psychological Association, Austin, TX.

 Breithaupt, R., Palmer, J. A., Baker, E. H., & Miller, H. (1992). An experimental investigation of the impress method of reading remediation. Paper presented at the Northeast Louisiana University Annual Summer Reading Conference, Monroe, LA.

 Palmer, J. A. (1991). Circadian variance in alligator predation. Paper presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

 Palmer, J. A. (1991). The influence of logical and illogical attributes on category formation. Paper presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.

 Palmer, J. A. (1990). Concept formation in human children and nonhuman primates. Paper presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association, Dallas, TX.

 Palmer, J. A. (1990). The proximate and ontogenetic influences on category formation. Paper presented at the Southwestern Psychological Association, Dallas, TX.

 Palmer, J. A. (1987, April). A natural concept in the squirrel monkey. Paper presented at the Eleventh Annual UGA Convention for the Behavioral Sciences, Athens, GA.

 


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