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Dr. Daniel “Rocky” VanHorn is a Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience at North Central College. He regularly teaches courses in statistics, research methods, and cognitive psychology. He has an active research laboratory where undergraduate students have the opportunity to engage in the scholarship of discovery. Collaboration, verbal communication, critical and scientific thinking, and effective writing are central to all of his courses. In addition to teaching, he actively serves the college in the areas of faculty evaluation and development.
VanHorn, D. R. (2020). Adaptive psychological distance: A survival perceived temporal distance effect. Evolutionary Psychology, 18(3), 1-7. doi:10.1177/1474704920948785
VanHorn, D. R. (2014). Fantasy researcher league: Engaging students in psychological research. In W. S. Altman, L. Stein, & J. R. Stowell (Eds.), Essays from excellence in teaching, 13, 55-59. Retrieved from the Society for the Teaching of Psychology Website: http://teachpsych.org/ebooks/index.php
Brady, S. P., Baumgartner, N. W., Eby, S. R., & VanHorn, D. R. (2013). Mood-congruent recall in autobiographically induced emotional states. Proceedings of the National Conference of Undergraduate Research. Retrieved from http://ncurproceedings.org (Role: Co-Investigator and Research Advisor)
Pederson, C. L., VanHorn, D. R., Wilson, J. F., Martorano, L. M., Venema, J. M., & Kennedy, S. M. (2008). Childhood abuse related to nicotine, illicit and prescription drug use by women: Pilot study. Psychological Reports, 103, 459-466
Francis, G., Neath, I, & VanHorn, D. (2008). CogLab (Cognitive Psychology Online Laboratory) 2.0 on a CD, Belmont: Thomson Wadsworth
VanHorn, D. R., & Francis, G. (2007). Orientation tuning of a two-stimulus afterimage: Implications for theories of filling-in. Advances in Cognitive Psychology, 3, 375-387.