Dr. Edythe E. Kirk

Assistant Professor

Psychology
Office: Social & Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 203B
Phone: (409) 880-7836
Email: kirkee@my.lamar.edu

 

Educational Background:
Degree Received Date Received University Major Minor
Ph.D. 2004 University of Oregon Physiological Psychology (Neuroscience) Neuroendocrinology
M.S. 1998 Lamar University Biology  
M.S. 1993 Lamar University Community/Counseling Psychology  
B.S. 1991 Lamar University Psychology English
B.S.N. 1985 Lamar University Nursing  
 
Organizational Affiliations:
  • Phi Kappa Phi
  • Psi Chi
  • Sigma Theta Tau
  • Sigma Xi, Lamar University Chapter Vice President
  • Society for Neuroscience
Research Interests:
  • Physiological bases of learning and memory
  • Neural plasticity
  • Visual system development and physiology
  • Behavioral and physiological responses to uncontrollability
  • Animal models of behavior
Publications and Presentations:
  • Benoit-Roberts, L., & Kirk, E. (2006, November). The effects of language on self-referent cognitions. Paper presented at the 7th annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
  • Stinson, C.A., & Kirk, E.E. (2006).  Structured reminiscence: An intervention to decrease depression and increase self-transcendence in elderly women. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 15 (2), 208-218.
  • De Leon, N., & Kirk, E.(2006, April). What leads to happily ever after? Committed relationship satisfaction, divorce, parental bonds, and sexual behavior. Poster presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Austin, TX.
  • Scott, H.M., & Kirk, E.(2006, April).   Perceptions of amputees with a prosthesis. Poster presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Austin, TX.
  • Wright, G.E., & Kirk, E.(2006, April).   Photographic effects on memory. Poster presented at the 52nd annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Austin, TX.
  • De Leon, N., & Kirk, E. (2005, November).  What leads to happily ever after? Committed relationship satisfaction, divorce, parental bonds, and sexual behavior. Paper presented at the 6th annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
  • Scott, H.M., & Kirk, E. (2005, November).  Perceptions of amputees with a prosthesis. Paper presented at the 6th annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
  • Esser, J.K., Walker, J.L., & Kirk, E.E. (2005).  Analysis of variance and multivariate statistics with matrix algebra. Acton, MA: Copley.
  • Kirk, E. (2005, April). Scientific writing and avoiding plagiarism. Presented at the Psychology Orientation Lecture Series (PALS), Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
  • McClain, M., & Kirk, E. (2005, April). Subliminal messaging and its political implications. Poster presented at the 51st annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Austin, TX.
  • Kirk, E.E. (2004).  The role of visual experience < and NMDA receptor subunits in visual plasticity. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Oregon, Eugene, OR.
  • Kirk, E. (2004, January). New developments in neuroscience: Neurogenesis in the adult neocortex. Presented at the Psychology Orientation Lecture Series (PALS), Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
  • McClain, M., & Kirk, E. (2004, November).  Subliminal messaging and its political implications. Paper presented at the 5th annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
  • Martinez, A., & Kirk, E. (2003, November).  Gender differences in route learning: Role of orientation and landmarks. Paper presented at the 4th annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
  • Walker, J.L., Jr., Esser, J.K., & Kirk, E.E. (2003).  The basics of introductory statistics (Revised 2nd Edition).  Acton, MA: Copley.
  • Guidry, L., & Kirk, E. (2002, November).  Women in management: The glass ceiling and generational differences in perceptions of sex stereotypes. Paper presented at the 3rd annual McNair Scholars Research Symposium, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
  • Walker, J.L., Jr., Esser, J.K., & Kirk, E.E. (2002).  The basics of introductory statistics (2nd Edition).  Acton, MA: Copley.
  • Kirk, E.E., Lickey, M.E., & Gordon, B. (2001).  Ifenprodil suppression of glutamate-evoked NMDAR currents peaks prior to the critical period. Society for Neuroscience Abstracts, 475.13.
  • Cao, Z., Lickey, M.E., Liu, L., Kirk, E., & Gordon, B. (2000). Postnatal development of NR1, NR2 and NR2B immunoreactivity in the visual cortex of the rat.  Brain Research, 859, 26-37.
  • Walker, J.L., Jr., Esser, J.K., & Kirk, E.E. (1999).  The basics of introductory statistics.  Acton, MA: Copley.
  • Kirk, E.E. (1998, August).  Developmental implications of the paucity of serotonergic receptors in the eye of early post-natal rats.  Unpublished master's thesis, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
  • Kirk, E.E., Giordano, J., & Anderson, R.S. (1997).  Serotonergic receptors as targets for pharmacotherapy.  Journal of Neuroscience Nursing, 29(3), 191-197.
  • Kirk, E.E. (1993).  Affective and performance responses following noncontingent reinforcement.  Unpublished master's thesis, Lamar University, Beaumont, TX.
  • Kirk, E.E. (1992, April).  The relationship of need for achievement and susceptibility to distraction.  Paper presented at the 38th annual meeting of the Southwest Psychological Association, Austin, TX.