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- Ph.D. Experimental Psychology, University of Louisville, Louisville , KY
- M.A., Psychological Science, Austin Peay State University, Clarksville, TN
- B.A., Academic Psychology, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, TN
Recent Publications and Presentations
- DeFord, JK & Hughes, RA (2018, March). Methods of assessment in the psychology curriculum: A survey of Project Syllabus. Poster session accepted to the Southeastern Psychological Association conference, Charleston, SC.
- Barker, S. & DeFord, JK (2017, March). Does Recent Injuries and Safety Equipment Affect Risk-Taking? Poster session given at the CEPO/Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Poster Session at the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.
- Burke, T. & DeFord, JK (2017, March). Implicit and Explicit Assessment of Student Development and Spiritual Formation. Poster session given at the CEPO/Psi Chi Undergraduate Research Poster Session at the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.
- DeFord, JK, Macione, BH, Rémillard, A. (2015, October). Collaborative Efforts across Disciplines to Improve Undergraduate Research. Paper session given at the ACA Summit, Kingsport TN.
- DeFord, JK (2014, March). The History of the Psychology Department at King University. Paper session given at the Southeastern Psychological Association conference, Nashville, TN.
- DeFord, JK, Nidiffer, AR, and Sutherland, MA. (2008, March). Visual and auditory sensitivity to changes in the amplitude spectrum of temporal noise. Poster session given at the Eastern Psychological Association conference, Boston, MA.
- Essock, EA, Sinai, MJ, DeFord, JK, Hansen, BC, & Srinivasan, N. (2004) Human Perceptual Performance With Nonliteral Imagery: Region Recognition and Texture-Based Segmentation. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Applied 10(2), 97-110.
- Hansen BC, Essock EA, Zheng Y, & DeFord JK. (2003) Perceptual anisotropies in visual processing and their relation to natural image statistics. Network 14(3),501-526.
- Essock EA, DeFord JK, Hansen BC, Sinai MJ. (2003) Oblique stimuli are seen best (not worst!) in naturalistic broad-band stimuli: a horizontal effect. Vision Research 43(12) 132
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