Dr. Martha A. Rinker

Assistant Professor

Psychology
Office: Social & Behavioral Sciences Building, Room 203C
Phone: (409) 880-8296
Email: marinker@my.lamar.edu
 
Educational Background:
Degree Received Date Received University Major Minor
Ph.D. 1997 Indiana University

Sensory Psychology

Behavioral Neuroscience
B.S. 1990 University of Wisconsin

Psychology and Mathematics

Music
 
Organizational Affiliations:
  • Psychonomic Society
  • Southwestern Psychological Association
  • Tactile Research Group
Research Interests:
  • Human perception and cognition
  • Tactile perception and psychophysics
  • Haptic perception (active touch combining tactile and movement)
  • Use of haptic and tactile feedback in virtual environment applications
  • Spatial processing of the body and environment
Additional Information:
  • Psi Chi faculty advisor
  • PALS faculty advisor
Publications and Presentations:
  • Daniel, S., & Rinker, M.A. (2006, October). STEPS to turning your freshmen into sophomores. Paper presented at the 2006 national conference of the National Academic Advising Association, Indianapolis, IN.
  • Rinker, M.A., Mann, J.R., & Westman, C. (2004, November). Identifying variables associated with academic improvements. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Texas Psychological Association, San Antonio, TX.
  • Rinker, M.A., & Delgado, M. (2003, April). Horizontal and vertical distance perception: Differential effects of presentation mode. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Mann, J.R., & Rinker, M.A. (2002, April). Construct validity of the Anger Screening Test. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southwestern Psychological Association, Corpus Christi, TX.
  • Weisenberger, J.M., Krier, M.J., & Rinker, M.A. (2000).  Judging the orientation of sinusoidal and square-wave gratings via 2-DOF and 3-DOF haptic interfaces.  Haptics-e, 1(4), 1-20.
  • Weisenberger, J.M., Krier, M.J., Rinker, M.A., & Kriedler, S.M. (1999).  The role of end-effector in the perception of virtual surfaces presented via force-feedback haptic interfaces.  ASME Dynamic Systems and Control, DSC67, 35-41.
  • Rinker, M.A., Craig, J.C., & Bernstien, L.E. (1998).  Amplitude and period discrimination of haptic stimuli.  Journal of the Acoustical Society of America, 104, 453-463.
  • Weisenberger, J.M., Krier, M.J., & Rinker, M.A. (1998).  Resolution of virtual grating orientation with 2-DOF and 3-DOF force feedback systems.  ASME Dynamic Systems and Control, DSC 64, 295-300.
  • Rinker, M.A. & Craig, J.C. (1994).  The effect of spatial orientation on the perception of moving tactile stimuli.  Perception & Psychophysics, 56, 356-362.
  • Evans, P.M., Craig, J.C., & Rinker, M.A. (1992).  Perceptual processing of adjacent and nonadjacent tactile nontargets.  Perception & Psychophysics, 52, 571-581.