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Dr. Jeffrey Weatherly
Ph.D. Washington State University 1996
I am currently serving as an Administrative Fellow for the College of Arts & Sciences as well as the interim chairperson of the Department of Modern & Classical Languages & Literatures. I can be contacted at either (701) 777-3470 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Because of my administrative duties, I carry a reduced teaching load. For the foreseeable future, you can anticipate seeing me instruct courses from the following list: Introduction to Psychology.
As a psychology major, you want to make sure that you not only meet the requirements for graduation, but also take the courses that prepare you for the next stage of your life. When you declare a major or minor in psychology, which can be accomplished by going to the office of the College of Arts & Sciences in Montgomery Hall, you will be assigned an advisor. If I am your advisor, or if you simply want my advice, contact me to set up an appointment. Email is the best way to get in contact with me (email@example.com).
Currently I have two related lines of research. The first focuses on the factors that contribute to gambling behavior. Most recently we have been pursuing a line of investigation that has found that people who gamble to get away from something (i.e., gamble as an escape) seem to be at increased risk for developing gambling problems relative to people who gamble to get something (e.g., money, entertainment).
The second line of research is in the area of discounting – the process by which the subjective value of an outcome is altered because its delivery is delayed or uncertain. Discounting is potentially relevant to a number of areas of psychology and recent studies have investigated whether this process is altered by the procedure used to measure it and whether an individual's rate of discounting is general or varies as a function of the outcome in question. Discounting has applications in a variety of areas, including forensic psychology, and I have collaborated with a number of students and colleagues within the department pursuing these applications.
If you have an interest in serving as an undergraduate research assistant for upcoming studies, or have an interest in pursuing graduate education along either of these lines, please feel free to contact me to discuss the possibility.
Selected Recent Publications
Lilienthal, K.R., & Weatherly, J.N. (in press). Understanding the relationships between body esteem, risk for Anorexia Nervosa, and domain-dependent decision-making impulsivity in a college sample. Body Image: An International Journal of Research.
Miller, K.B., Lund, E., & Weatherly, J.N. (2012). Applying operant learning to the stay-leave decision in
domestic violence. Behavior and Social Issues, 21, 135-151.
Miller, K.B., Derenne, A., & Weatherly, J.N. (in press). Delay and probability discounting in the context of gambling function and expectations. Journal of Gambling Issues.
Montes, K.S., & Weatherly, J.N. (2012). Gambling behavior and temporal discounting among military-
affiliated and civilian students. Analysis of Gambling Behavior, 6, 67-76.
Plumm, K.M., Borhart, H., & Weatherly, J.N. (2012). Choose your words wisely: Delay discounting of
differently titled social policy issues. Behavior and Social Issues, 21, 26-48.
Terrell, H.K., Derenne, A., & Weatherly, J.N. (in press). Exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses of probability discounting of different outcomes across different methods of measurement. American Journal of Psychology.
Weatherly, J.N., Aoyama, K., Terrell, H.K., & Berry, J.C. (in press). Comparing the Japanese version of
the Gambling Functional Assessment – Revised to an American sample. Journal of Gambling Issues.
Weatherly, J.N., & Derenne, A. (in press). Testing the reliability of paper-pencil versions of the fill-in-the-blank and multiple-choice methods of measuring probability discounting for seven different outcomes. The Psychological Record.
Weatherly, J.N., Dymond, S., Samuels, L., Austin, J.L., & Terrell, H.K. (in press). Validating the Gambling Functional Assessment – Revised in a United Kingdom sample. Journal of Gambling Studies.
Weatherly, J.N., & Ruthig, J.C. (2013). Degree of delay discounting as a function of who receives the
outcome and the discounter's perceived level of social support. Current Psychology, 32, 1-17.
Weatherly, J.N., Wise, R., & Derenne, A. (2012). Probability discounting of legal and non-legal outcomes. Behavior and Social Issues, 21, 165-187.