Lupfer

Gwen Lupfer

Associate Professor
Department of Psychology
NSB 224

(907) 786-1722
gjlupfer@alaska.edu

Education

  • Ph.D., Psychology, Kansas State University, 2004
  • M.S., Psychology, Kansas State University, 2001
  • B.A., Psychology, Kansas State University, 1998

Teaching Responsibilities

  • Evolutionary Psychology
  • Behavioral Neuroscience
  • Psychology of Learning

Professional & Department Service

  • Clinical Psychologist Search Committee Chair, Fall 2015-Spring 2016
  • Developmental/Behavioral Psychologist Search Committee Chair, Fall 2014
  • Undergraduate Studies Committee Chair; Summer 2011-Present
  • Applied Behavior Analyst Search Committee Chair; Summer ’12- Spring 2013
  • Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee member; Fall 05-Present
  • CAS Course and Curriculum Committee member; Fall 07-Spring 2009
  • Experimental Psychology Search Committee Chair; Summer 08-Summer 09 

Research Interests

  • Impulsive Behavior, Sensitization, and Binge-Eating
  • Social Enrichment and Learning
  • Social learning in many species (rats, dwarf hamsters, golden hamsters, domestic dogs)

Publications

Journal Articles

Cano, A.M., Murphy, E. S., and Lupfer, G.  (2016). Delay discounting predicts binge-eating in Wistar rats.  Behavioral Processes, 132, 1-4.

Lupfer, G., Murphy, E. S., Merculieff, Z., Radcliffe, K., & Duddleston, K. N. (2015). Adapting to alcohol: Dwarf hamster (Phodopus campbelli) ethanol consumption, sensitivity, and hoard fermentation. Behavioral Processes, 11519-24. doi:10.1016/j.beproc.2015.02.011.

Murray, D. R., Fessler, D. T., & Lupfer, G. (2015). Young flames: The effects of childhood exposure to fire on adult attitudes. Evolutionary Behavioral Sciences, 9(3), 204-213. doi:10.1037/ebs0000038.

LaCasse, J. L., Murphy, E. S., & Lupfer, G.  (2015). Flavor variety and social influence effects on weight gain in juvenile dwarf hamsters (Phodopus campbelli).  Journal of Behavioral and Neuroscience Research.

Kranich, S. & Lupfer, G. (2014). Evaluating the Magnocellular Deficit Theory of      Dyslexia Using the Flash-Lag Effect.  Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 10, 84-92. 

Waller, T., Lampman, C., & Lupfer-Johnson, G. (2012). Assessing bias against overweight individuals among nursing and psychology students: an implicit association test. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 21, 3504-3512. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2012.04226.

Shepler, D. A., Lupfer-Johnson, G., Chaudoir, S., & Boeckmann, R. J.  (2011). That community becomes you? An examination of community differences in self-objectification and related variables.  The Journal of General Psychology, 138(3), 185-200.

Lupfer-Johnson, G., Murphy, E. S., Blackwell, L. C., LaCasse, J. L., & Drummond, S. (2010). Operant behavior in dwarf hamsters (Phodopus campbelli): Effects of rate of reinforcement and reinforcer flavor variety. Behavioral Processes, 84, 573-580.

Lupfer-Johnson, G., Hanson, K. L., Edwards, L. E., Elder, R. L., & Evans, S. L. (2009).  Social cues influence foraging in dwarf hamsters.  Journal of Comparative Psychology, 123(2), 226-229.

Lupfer-Johnson, G. (2008).  Dwarf and golden hamsters respond differently to conspecific signals for food.  Journal of General Psychology, 135(1), 54-64.

Shepler, D., Lupfer-Johnson, G., & Rivkin, I. (2008). The effects of yoga on self-objectification. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 13(4), 168-172.

Lupfer-Johnson, G., & Ross, J. (2007). Dogs acquire food preferences from interacting with recently fed conspecifics.  Behavioral Processes, 74, 104-106.

Lupfer, G., Frieman, J. & Coonfield, D.L. (2003).  Social transmission of flavor preferences in two species of hamsters. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 117, 449-454.

 

Other Publications

Lupfer, G. (2016). Online instructor’s resources for Learning: A Behavioral, Cognitive, and Evolutionary Synthesis by Frieman, J. and Reilly, S.  Los Angeles, CA: SAGE. 

Murphy, E. S., & Lupfer. G. J. (2014). Basic principles of operant conditioning. In F. K. McSweeney & E. S. Murphy (Eds.), The Wiley-Blackwell handbook of operant and classical conditioning. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell. 

Lupfer-Johnson, G.  (2008). Mentoring undergraduates in research.  In K. Mock and E.S. Murphy (Eds.). Mentoring: Mentoring undergraduates in research and scholarship.  (Available from the Office of Undergraduate Research and Scholarship, University of Alaska, Anchorage http://www.uaa.alaska.edu/ours/for-faculty/faculty-mentoring-manual.cfm).

Lupfer, G. (2002). Instructor’s manual for Jerome Frieman’s Learning and Adaptive Behavior.  Belmont, CA: Wadsworth.

Presentations

Cano, A.M., Murphy, E. S., & Lupfer, G.  (2016, May). Measuring Impulsivity and its Relations to Binge-Eating and Obesity in Wistar Rats. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Grove, K., Lupfer, G., & Lampman, C.B. (2015, May).  Attitudes about people with tattoos.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, New York.

Lupfer, G., & Grove, K.  (2014, October). Pregmentia? Implicit attitudes about intelligence and competence during pregnancy.  Invited talk at the annual meeting of the Midwives Association of Alaska. 

Lupfer, G., Preston, L. L., & Buglo, E. (2014, July).  Sucralose-sweetened foods disrupt   energy regulation and increase weight gain in mice.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for the Study of Ingestive Behavior, Seattle, Washington.

Lampman, C.B., Lupfer, G., Grove, K., & Simpson, E. (2014, April).  Pregmentia? Implicit attitudes about intelligence and competence during pregnancy.  Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, Oregon.

Murphy, E. S., Lupfer, G., Wheeler, M., & Hoskie, A. (2013, May). Within-session decreases in responding as a function of variability in reinforcer amount and delay. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Association of Behavior Analysis International, Minneapolis, Minnesota. 

Lupfer-Johnson, G., Lewis, C. R., & Murphy, E. S. (2012, May). Effects of fixed-interval schedule and predator odor on operant responding in dwarf hamsters (Phodopus campbelli). In V. Farmer-Dougan (Chair), Competition and predator threat in the golden and Siberian hamsters: Hamsters are NOT rats. Symposium conducted at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, Washington.

So, S., Mintz, J. D., Lupfer-Johnson, G., & Murphy, E. S. (2012, May). Schedule-induced behavior in P. campbelli dwarf hamsters. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, Washington.

Hoskie, A., Eussen, C., Lau, D., Lupfer-Johnson, G., and van Tets, I.  (2012, May).  Alcohol dehydrogenase and motor impairment in ethanol-intoxicated dwarf hamsters. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Seattle, Washington.

Lupfer-Johnson, G., Radcliffe, K., Crew, C., Hoskie, A., Merculieff, Z., Murphy, E. S.  (2011, May).  Suppression of ethanol consumption by high fats diets and palatable alternative beverages in dwarf hamsters.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.

Lupfer-Johnson, G., Garden, R.  (2011, May).  Muzzle-licking and Snout Contact are Elicited by Signals for Food in Domestic Dogs. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis International, Denver, CO.

Manzoor, U., Lupfer-Johnson, G., & Murphy, E. S. (2010, May).  Do dwarf hamsters (Phodopus campbelli) learn by observation? Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Antonio, TX.

LaCasse, J. L., Lupfer-Johnson, G., & Murphy, E. S. (2010, May).  Effects of flavor variety and social housing on weight gain in juvenile dwarf hamsters (Phodopus campbelli). Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Antonio, TX.

Ellerbe, A., LaCasse, J. L., Lupfer-Johnson, G., & Murphy, E. S. (2010, May).  Alcohol-reinforced responding as a function of schedule and rate of reinforcement. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Antonio, TX.

Blackwell, L. C., LaCasse, J. L., Drummond, S., Lupfer-Johnson, G., & Murphy, E. S. (2009, May).  Effects of flavor variety on food-motivated behavior in dwarf hamsters (Phodopus campbelli). Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Phoenix, AZ.

Shepler, D., Chaudoir, S., & Lupfer-Johnson, G. (2009, March). Individual, Interpersonal, and Community Correlates of Self-Objectification. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Association for Women in Psychology, Newport, RI.

Scott-Weber, M., Lupfer-Johnson, G., & Murphy, E. S. (2008, May).  Within-session changes in responding of dwarf hamsters (Phodopus campbelli).  Paper presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, Chicago, IL.

Lupfer-Johnson, G.  (2007, May).  Social transmission of food preferences in domestic dogs.  Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Behavior Analysis, San Diego, CA.

Ippolito, M., & Lupfer-Johnson, G.  (2006, April).  Shaping the Developing Brain.  Invited talk at the meeting of Partnerships in Early Childhood Conference, Anchorage, AK.

Lupfer, G., & Frieman, J.  (2003, May).  Dwarf hamsters behave socially toward conspecific predictors of food.  Paper presented at the meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

Lupfer, G., Egleston, D., & Frieman, J. (2001, November).Which attributes of conditioned stimuli elicit behavior systems in rats? Paper presented at the meeting of the Psychonomic Society, Orlando, FL.

Lupfer, G., & Frieman, J.  (2000, November).  Golden hamsters do not acquire food preferences from littermates (but they do learn from Mom).  Poster presented at the meeting of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.

Lupfer, G., Frieman, J., & Coonfield, D. (2000, May).  Social transmission of flavor preferences in a social but not a non-social species of hamster.  Paper presented at the meeting of Midwestern Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.

 

Funded Grants

Effects of sucralose on appetite, weight gain, and gut microbes; $2500 Innovate Award awarded November 2014.

Social transmission of food preferences in domestic dogs; $1500 Faculty Development Grant awarded November 2005.

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