Maureen Petrunich-Rutherford

Maureen Petrunich-Rutherford
Indiana University Northwest | IU Northwest · Department of Psychology

PhD

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Additional affiliations
August 2015 - July 2016
Indiana University Northwest
Position
  • Lecturer
July 2011 - July 2015
Indiana University Northwest
Position
  • Professor (Associate)
August 2005 - August 2011
Loyola University Chicago
Position
  • PhD Student

Publications

Publications (14)
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Students often request study guides; however, the impact of study guides on student learning is mixed. Here, some evidence on student study guide usage and collaborative learning is briefly reviewed. This information helped to shape the development of a collaborative activity where student groups create their own study guide questions based on the...
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Psychology researchers have long attempted to identify educational practices that improve student learning. However, experimental research on these practices is often conducted in laboratory contexts or in a single course, which threatens the external validity of the results. In this article, we establish an experimental paradigm for evaluating the...
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The cannabinoids are a family of chemical compounds that can be either synthesized or naturally derived. These compounds have been shown to modulate a wide variety of biological processes. In this chapter, the studies detailing the effects of cannabinoids on sleep in laboratory animals are reviewed. Both exogenous and endogenous cannabinoids genera...
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Psychology researchers have long attempted to identify educational practices that improve student learning. However, experimental research on these practices is often conducted in laboratory contexts or in a single course, threatening the external validity of the results. In this paper, we establish an experimental paradigm for evaluating the benef...
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Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is often associated with significant neuroendocrine dysfunction and a variety of other symptoms. Today, there are limited efficacious treatment options for PTSD, none of which directly target the dysfunction observed with the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. The development of new pharmacological trea...
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The current study investigated the independent and combined effects of caffeine and taurine on anxiety-like behavior and neuroendocrine responses in adult zebrafish ( Danio rerio ). Caffeine (1,3,7-trimethylpurine-2,6-dione), the world’s most commonly used psychoactive drug, acts as an adenosine receptor blocker and a mild central nervous system st...
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In recent years, the zebrafish ( Danio rerio ) has become a popular model to study the mechanisms of physiological and behavioral effects of stress, due to the similarity in neural structures and biochemical pathways between zebrafish and mammals. Previous research in this vertebrate animal model has demonstrated an increase in whole-body cortisol...
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Exposure to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) during development may elicit long-term neuroadaptive changes that could alter the basal regulation of stress-associated physiological and behavioral processes later in life. Currently, the effects of juvenile fluoxetine exposure in rodent models appear to be dependent on the developmental...
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Raw behavioral and cortisol data for juvenile fish treated chronically with or without fluoxetine. The first sheet includes behavioral measures and the second sheet includes cortisol values. All highlighted values were removed before statistical analyses.
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The current study investigated whether collaborative quizzing impacted quiz performance, overall grades, exam grades, pass/fail rates, and attendance in upper-level psychology courses. Students enrolled in two sections of upper-level psychology courses completed collaborative quizzes, whereas students enrolled in two noncollaborative sections compl...
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Online courses are becoming an increasingly popular means of undergraduate education. Introductory psychology is a course that is often a requirement for most undergraduates at both 2- and 4-year institutions. The demand for this class often exceeds the capacity of full-time faculty, resulting in many part-time faculty teaching the introductory psy...
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Increasing evidence suggests that multiple factors can produce effects on the immature brain that are distinct and more long-lasting than those produced in adults. The hypothalamic paraventricular nucleus (PVN) is a region integral to the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis and is affected by anxiety, depression, and drugs used to treat these disor...
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In adult rats, serotonin 1A (5-HT1A) receptor activation produces heterologous desensitization of serotonin 2A (5-HT2A) neuroendocrine function at 1 h that persists up to 72 h. This study determined whether prolonged 5-HT1A/5-HT2A cross-talk exists before sexual maturation. Adolescent male rats (postnatal day 39) received an injection with saline o...

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