Professor Tellinghuisen teaches Introduction to Psychology (151), Fundamentals of Research and Practice (256), Cognitive Psychology (334), and Experimental Psychology (356). Prior to teaching at Calvin, he taught for seven years at Augustana College (Sioux Falls, SD). He received his PhD in human experimental psychology from the University of Iowa, specializing in research on attention and vision. Professor Tellinghuisen was born in North Dakota, grew up in Iowa and received his BA in psychology from Northwestern College (Orange City, IA). His current research interests include attention and distractibility, individual differences in attention, and decision making. He consistently involves student research assistants with his research work.
Research and scholarship
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Stout, J.A.*, Tellinghuisen, D.J., Wunder, D.B., Tatko, C.D., & Rydbeck, B. (2019). Variations in sensitivity to chlorine in Ecuador and U.S. samples: Implications for community water systems. Journal of Water and Health, 17(3), 428-441. DOI: 10.2166/wh.2019.297
Martin, R.W., Enck, R.D., Tellinghuisen, D.J., Eggebeen, A.T., Birmingham, J.D., & Head, A.J. (2017). Comparison of the effects of a pharmaceutical industry decision guide and decision aids on patient choice to intensify therapy in Rheumatoid Arthritis. Medical Decision Making, 37(5), 577-588. DOI: 10.1177/0272989X17696995 https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5466141/https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5466141/
Tellinghuisen, D.J., Cohen, A.J.*, & Cooper, N.J.* (2016). Now hear this: Inattentional deafness depends on task relatedness. Attention, Perception & Psychophysics. DOI: 10.3758/s13414-016-1169-5. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/304582298_Now_hear_this_Inattentional_deafness_depends_on_task_relatedness
Smith, J.S.*, LaFrance, M., Knol, K.H.*, Tellinghuisen, D.J., & Moes, P. (2015). Surprising smiles and unanticipated frowns: How emotion and status influence gender categorization. Journal of Nonverbal Behavior, 39, 115-130. doi: 10.1007/s10919-014-0202-4. https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.1007%2Fs10919-014-0202-4.pdf
Martin, R.W., McCallops, K.*, Head, A.J., Eggebeen, A. T., Birmingham, J.D., & Tellinghuisen, D.J. (2013). Influence of patient characteristics on perceived risks and willingness to take a proposed anti-rheumatic drug. BMC Medical Informatics and Decision Making, 13, 1-9. doi:10.1186/1472-6947-13-89. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/255746048_Influence_of_patient_characteristics_on_perceived_risks_and_willingness_to_take_a_proposed_antirheumatic_drughttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/255746048_Influence_of_patient_characteristics_on_perceived_risks_and_willingness_to_take_a_proposed_antirheumatic_drug
Martin, R.W., Brower, M.E., Geralds, A., Gallagher, P.J.* & Tellinghuisen, D. J. (2012). An experimental evaluation of formats to communicate the effects of anti-rheumatic drugs on the rate of progression of structural joint damage. Patient Education and Counseling, 86(3), 329-334.
Moes, P. & Tellinghuisen, D. (2014). Exploring Psychology and Christian Faith: An Introductory Guide. Grand Rapids, MI, Baker Academic and Brazos Press. http://bakerpublishinggroup.com/books/exploring-psychology-and-christian-faith/347180.
Tellinghuisen, D.J. & Nowak, E. J. (2003). The inability to ignore auditory distractors as a function of visual task perceptual load. Perception & Psychophysics, 65(5), 817-828. https://www.researchgate.net/publication/10581289_The_inability_to_ignore_auditory_distractors_as_a_function_of_visual_task_perceptual_loadhttps://www.researchgate.net/publication/10581289_The_inability_to_ignore_auditory_distractors_as_a_function_of_visual_task_perceptual_load
Oakes, L. M., Tellinghuisen, D. J., & Tjebkes, T. L. (2000). Competition for infants’ attention: The interactive influence of attentional state and stimulus characteristics. Infancy, 1(3), 347-361. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1207/S15327078IN0103_4/epdf
Tellinghuisen, D. J., Oakes, L. M., & Tjebkes, T. L. (1999). The influence of attentional state and stimulus characteristics on infant distractibility. Cognitive Development, 14(2), 199-213.
Tellinghuisen, D. J., & Oakes, L. M. (1997). Distractibility in Infancy: The Effects of Distractor Characteristics and Type of Attention. Journal of Experimental Child Psychology., 64, 232-254.
Tellinghuisen, D. J., Robin, D. A., & Zimba, L. D. (1996). Endogenous visuospatial attention effects as a function of age and task complexity. Perception & Psychophysics, 30(6), 947-958. https://link.springer.com/content/pdf/10.3758%2FBF03205496.pdf
Oakes, L. M., & Tellinghuisen, D. J. (1994). Examining in infancy: Does it reflect active processing? Developmental Psychology. 30(5), 748-756
Starred names represent student co-authors.
Tellinghuisen, D.J., & Moes, P. (2018). Object-related sounds processed differently than words during visual search. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 23, 295-296. Poster to presented at the meetings of the Psychonomic Society, New Orleans, LA.
Tellinghuisen, D.J., & *Lewis, S. (2015). Visual search influenced by auditory distractors naming targets, but not location or response hand. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 20, 183. Poster presented at the meetings of the Psychonomic Society, Chicago, IL.
Tellinghuisen, D.J., *Bender, L.J., and *Lee, D. (2013). Auditory distractor influence varies with category novelty. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 18, 256. Poster presented at the meetings of the Psychonomic Society, Toronto, ON, Canada.
Tellinghuisen, D.J. & *Cohen, A.J. (2012). Auditory distractor effects interact with visual search perceptual load. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 17, 185. Poster presented at the meetings of the Psychonomic Society, Minneapolis, MN.
Martin, R. W., Lajevardi, N., Sevak, S., Head, A. J., Eggebeen, A. T., & Tellinghuisen, D. J. (2011). Placing serious infection risk in perspective: A randomized trial evaluating a patient decision aid to reduce focusing illusion. Poster presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, Chicago, IL.
Martin, R. W., *Gallagher, P.J., & Tellinghuisen, D. J. (2011). Can the results of laboratory based message framing experiments be generalized to patients? Talk presented at the meetings of the Society for Medical Decision Making, Chicago, IL.
Tellinghuisen, D.J. & *Ingraffia, Z. (2010). To tell the truth: Destination memory varies with truthfulness. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 15, 39. Talk presented at the meetings of the Psychonomic Society, St. Louis, MO.
Tellinghuisen, D.J. (2009). Subsequent distractibility suppressed by thought suppression. Abstracts of the Psychonomic Society, 14, 87. Poster presented at the meetings of the Psychonomic Society, Boston, MA.
*Brower, M.E., Tellinghuisen, D.J., *Gallagher, P.J., & Martin, R. W. (2009). Decision aid formats to communicate the effect of DMARDs on structural joint damage in rheumatoid arthritis. Poster presented at the annual scientific meeting of the American College of Rheumatology, Philadelphia, PA.
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