Methods

Setting up a psychophysiology lab

  • Instrumentation & hardware: (Desktop Version;  Mobile Version;  PDF)
  • Supplies: (Desktop Version;  Mobile Version;  PDF)
  • Citation: Curtin JJ, Lozano D, Allen JB (2007). The psychophysiology laboratory. In: JA Coan & JB Allen (Eds),The Handbook of Emotion Elicitation and Assessment, 398-425. New York, Oxford University Press. PDF
MPQ Scoring
Scoring utilities for the brief (155 item) form of the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (MPQ):
  • SPSS
  • R Scoring Syntax File
  • Windows EXE (Setup; Code; Documentation)
  • Citation: Patrick CJ, Curtin JJ, Tellegen A. (2002). Development and validation of a brief form of the Multidimensional Personality Questionnaire (MPQ). Psychological Assessment, 14, 150-163. PDF

Alcohol Administration Methods

We have developed a more precise dosing algorithm than the simple dosing by weight & gender commonly used for calculating an alcohol dose needed to achieve a target blood alcohol level. We have also developed several automated calculators in different programming languages, which can compute these formulae based on user input. 

Startle tutorial


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Video tutorial on use of startle potentiation during predictable and unpredictable shock threat to index fear and anxiety

Citation: Bradford DE, Magruder KP, Korhumel RA, Curtin JJ (2014). Using the threat probability task to assess anxiety and fear to uncertain and certain threat. Journal of Visualized Experiments, 91, e51905. PDF | Video

Assessing Alcohol Problems

R for Statistical Computing

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