Smith Pasqualini, Ph.D
We completed two questionnaire studies
investigating public speaking and generalized anxiety. Yoshi
Oba, a recent graduate of our Counseling Psychology, was
a lead researcher on these studies. Results of our research
were presented at APA and APS in 2011. Check out Yoshi's video blog from APS in English,
and in Japanese.
One latest studies included an investigation of cognitive, affective
and psychophysiological measures (including measurements of
heart rate variability, respiration, skin conductance, and
hand temperature, as well as videorecording/coding systems),
related to different types of anxiety. Preliminary results were presented at APA and APS in 2012.
Previously, we investigated the effects of neurofeedback on cognition
and mood, in conjunction with researchers in England,
Denmark, and Russia, and funded
by the Bial Foundation of Portugal.
Dr. Pasqualini's earlier research included investigations
of facial expression and emotion in people with Parkinson's
disease, Alzheimer's disease and Down's syndrome, as well
In the photo: Yoshitaro Oba (left) receiving
the award for Outstanding Scholar in Avila University's Graduate
Psychology program, with Marcia Pasqualini.