Eric Phillip Charles                                                                                                                                   

3000 Ivyside Park                                                                                                                                    

Pennsylvania State University                                                                                                                    

Altoona, PA 16602

epc2@psu.edu

(814) 949-5369

 

 


Curriculum Vita

 

Academic Positions

Assistant Professor of Psychology                      Fall 2008 – Present                  Psychology

   Pennsylvania State University, Altoona

 

Post-doctoral Scholar and                                   2006 – 2008                          Psychology

   Part-Time Lecturer, Clark University                                         

 

Education

University of California, Davis                              Ph.D.                 2006             Psychology

Graduate Minor in Quantitative Psychology

      Dissertation “Object Permanence: An Ecological Approach”

University of California, Davis                              M.A.                 2002             Psychology

Bucknell University                                              B.S.                   2000             Animal Behavior

Minors in Mathematics and Philosophy

 

Grants and Awards

Postdoctoral Fellow, $97,672, Individual Kirschstein NRSA Fellowship, NICHD, 2006-2008

Predoctoral Fellow, $84,000, National Science Foundation, 2002-2005

Eugene Cota-Robles Fellowship, $24,000, University of California, Davis, 2000-2002

Honorable Mention, National Science Foundation Predoctoral Fellowship, 2000

Assistant Organizer, Animal Behavior Society National Conference, 1999

University Research Grant, $5,000, Bucknell University, 1998

 

Teaching Experience

Courses Taught:

            Lower Level

Introductory Psychology

 

            Middle Level

Psychology of Learning

Evolutionary Psychology

Human Instincts – Animal Minds

 

            Upper Level

Research Methods

Junior Honors Seminar

Paradox of Animal Sociality

Capstone: Evolutionary Psychology

Advanced Psychology of Learning

 

Directed laboratories for:

Introductory Psychology

Developmental Psychobiology

Population Biology

 

Teacher Training:

Psychology 390: Teaching Psychology, UC Davis, Winter-Spring 2002

 

Honors Theses Advisees

Christian A. Kreuzberger. Does motion capture technology increase the link between violent video games and violent behavior. Pennsylvania State University, 2009.

 

Samantha Tricky. Gender-specific responses to individualized fantasies of unfaithfulness. Clark University, 2007.

 

Emily Lescak. Physiological and Self-Reported Responses to Attachment Vocalizations. Clark University, 2006.

 

Affiliations

Animal Behavior Society

American Psychological Association

American Psychological Society

International Society for Comparative Psychology

International Society for Developmental Psychobiology

International Society for Ecological Psychology

Society for Research in Child Development

 

Academic Service

Panelist, Understanding Graduate School and Beyond, Psi Chi, PSU Altoona, 2009.

Presenter, Selecting and Collaborating with your Dissertation Committee, Minority Achievement Conference, Penn State, 2009.

Panelist, Graduate School and Careers in Psychology, Quinsigimond Community College, 2007

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Journal of Social Issues, 2007

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Psychological Methods, 2004-2005

Ad Hoc Reviewer, Ecological Psychology, 2005

Host, Multi-departmental “Research Hero” Speaker Series, UC Davis, 2005

Panelist, How to Fund Your Graduate Education, 2004

Area Representative, Psychobiology, UC Davis, 2000-2002, 2004-2005

Area Representative, Developmental Psychology, UC Davis, 2003-2004

President, Psychology Graduate Student Association, UC Davis, 2001-2003

Head Student Reviewer, Graduate Admissions, Psychology, UC Davis, 2001-2003

Organizer and Director, Picnic Day activities, Psychology Department, UC Davis, 2002

Area Reviewer, Graduate Admissions, Psychobiology, UC Davis, 2000-2001

 

Publications (** indicate an undergraduate co-author)

Charles, E. P., & Rivera, S. M. (In Press). Object permanence and method of disappearance: Exploring the contradiction between looking and searching measures of object permanence. Developmental Science.

 

Farzin, F., Charles, E. P., Rivera, S. R. (In Press). Development of intermodal numerical processing in infants. Infancy.

 

Charles, E. P. (In Press). ToM 101: A guide to mainstream theory of mind research. [Review of the book Theory of mind: How children understand others’ thoughts and feelings]. Contemporary Psychology.  
Charles, E. P. (2008). The (Old) New Realism: What Holt has to offer for Ecological Psychology. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 43, 53-66.

 

Charles, E. P. (2008). Co-dependence of theory and research in the development of Ecological Psychology. In J. Clegg (Ed.), The Observation of Human Systems: Lessons from the History of Anti-Reductionistic Empirical Psychology. Piscataway, NJ: Transactions Publishers.

 

Charles, E. P., & Dege, M. (2008). The beyond must also be useful: The burden of alternative approaches. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 42, 194-199.

 

Charles, E. P. (2008). Eight things wrong with introductory psychology courses in America: A warning to my European Colleagues. Journal für Psychologie, 16, http://www.journal-fuer-psychologie.de/jfp-1-2008-7.html

 

Charles, E. P. (2007). Missed opportunities: Speculation on what Japanese psychology could have been. Integrative Psychological and Behavioral Science, 41, 93-96.

 

Joyce, D., Kennison, J., Densmore, O., Guerin, S., Barr, S**., Charles, E., & Thompson, N. (2006). My way or the highway: a more naturalistic model of altruism tested in an iterative prisoners' dilemma. Journal of Artificial Societies and Social Simulation, 9 http://jasss.soc.surrey.ac.uk/9/2/4.html

 

Charles, E. P. (2005). An improved method for constructing confidence intervals around correlations corrected for attenuation. Psychological Methods, 10, 206-226.

 

Charles, E. P. (2004). Dualities hidden influences in models of the mind. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 27, 400-401.

 

Coss, R. G., & Charles, E. P. (2004). The role of evolutionary hypotheses in psychological research: Instincts, affordances, and relic sex differences. Ecological Psychology, 16, 199-236.

 

Pereira, M. E., Schill, J., & Charles, E. P.  (2000).  Reconciliation in captive Guyanese Squirrel Monkeys (Saimiri sciureus).  American Journal of Primatology, 50, 159-167.

 

Submitted and In Preparation

 

Charles, E. P. (2010 publication schedule). A New Look at New Realism: E. B. Holt Reconsidered.  Piscataway, NJ: Transactions Publishing. --- Edited Book, to appear in History and Theory of Psychology Book Series

 

Charles, E. P. (In Revision). Clarifying affordances. Ecological Psychology.

 

Falcon, R. G.,** Ku, Y. L. K.**, Elfenbein, D.**, Webster, K. L.**, Sokol, R. I., Stevens, D. A., Charles, E. P., & Thompson, N. S. (In Revision). Adult perception of infant cries: A further test of an evolutionary hypothesis. Evolution of Communitication.

 

Lescak, E.**, Green, J.**, & Charles, E. P. (In Preparation). Physiological and phenomenal responses to adult whining: Evidence for a persistent attachment vocalization system. Evolution and Human Behavior.

 

Charles, E. P., & Sommer, R. (In Preparation). Ecological Psychology. Entry for Encyclopedia of Human Behavior.

 

Coss, R. G., Nelson, M.**, & Charles, E. P. (In Preparation). Infant response to evolutionarily important textures. Infancy.

 

Charles, E. P. (In Preparation). Zeitgeists effects in the founding of Ecological and Humanistic Psychology The Journal of General Psychology

 

Charles, E. P. (In Preparation). The missing level of Ecology: What Ecological Psychology has to offer the study of animal-environment systems. International Journal of Comparative Psychology.

 

Charles, E. P. (In Preparation). Expanding cue-use models of behavior: the effects of sampling and measurement error. Animal Behavior.

 

Presentations

Charles, E. P. (2009, May). Modeling movements essential to emotion attribution. Paper presented at the Topology Research Group seminar series, Pennsylvania State University, Altoona, Pennsylvania.

 

Charles, E. P. (2007, October). The social function of looking in parent-infant interaction. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, San Diego, California.

 

Charles, E. P., Barr, S.**, Thompson, N.S. (2007, August). Introducing MOTH: How walking away trumps reciprocity in prisoner’s dilemma games. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Animal Behavior Society, Burlington, Vermont.

 

Trickey, S.**, Charles, E. P., & Thompson, N. S. (2007, April). Gender-specific responses to individualized fantasies of unfaithfulness. Poster session presentation for Academic Spree Day, Clark University, Worcester, MA.

 

Simonson, M.**, Hodge, M.**, Eaton, B.**, Charles, E. P., & Thompson, N. S. (2007, April). Vocal cues of emotion. Poster session presentation for Academic Spree Day, Clark University, Worcester, MA.

 

Charles, E. P. (2005, November). Moving towards a functional explanation of looking behavior. Developmental Psychology Speaker Series, University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

 

Charles, E. P. & Rivera, S. (2005, April). Five-month-old infants fail to demonstrate equivalent levels of object permanence mastery for darkness and occlusion. Poster session presentation for the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Charles, E. P. & Coss, R. G. (2005, April). Illustrating the process of science. Poster for special program on Teaching Psychology at the biennial meeting of the Society for Research in Child Development, Atlanta, Georgia.

 

Charles, E. P. (2004, September). Making ecological psychology more ecological. Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Comparative Psychology, Oviedo, Spain.

 

Charles, E. P. & Thompson, J. S. (2004, January). SAS Macros. Modeling and Methodological Analysis Colloquium Series, University of California, Davis.

 

Charles, E. P. (2003, March). Simulating confidence intervals: Methodological challenges and insights. Modeling and Methodological Analysis Colloquium Series, University of California, Davis.

 

Charles, E. P. (2002, August). The correction for attenuation.  Paper presented at the biennial meeting of the International Society for Comparative Psychology, Chicago, IL.

 

Charles, E. P. (2002, July). How to inflate your correlations (and all you need is error). Paper presented at the Psychology Research Conference, University of California, Davis.

 

Charles, E. P. (2001, November). James Gibson and an evolutionary theory of perception. Animal Behavior Graduate Group Meeting, University of California, Davis.

 

Charles, E. P. (2001, October). BF Skinner on personality.  Social-Personality Area Speaker Series, University of California, Davis.

 

Charles, E. P. & Pereira, M. E.  (1999, June).  Reconciliation and self-directed behavior in the ringtailed lemur.  Poster session presentation at the annual meeting of the Animal Behaviour Society, Lewisburg, PA.