Daniel VanHorn

Associate Professor of Psychology and Neuroscience

Psychology and Neuroscience


+1 630 637 5327


Dr. Daniel “Rocky” VanHorn is an Associate 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. He also regularly participates in the North Central College Summer Research Colloquium (SURC) where faculty collaborate with students on original research.

Selected Scholarship

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. (2013). Mood-congruent recall in autobiographically induced emotional states. Proceedings of the National Conference of Undergraduate Research. Retrieved from http://ncurproceedings.org (Daniel R. VanHorn, Faculty 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: Thompson Wadswort

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.

Courses Taught

PSY 100: Psychology - Science of Behavior

PSY 250: Statistics

PSY 255: Research Design and Experimentation w/Lab

PSY 345: Cognitive Psychology w/Lab

PSY 490: Illusions of the Mind

FYE 100: First-Year Experience

VER EXP: Exploring the Intersection of Visual Art and Visual Science