Bold names are students or faculty in the Educational Psychology graduate program. Publications are organized by year and then by the first author's last name. 

In Press

Yaghoubi Jami, P.*, & Thoma, S. (in press). Does Physical and psychological distress affect the expression of empathy for young adults with different histories of painful life experiences?


Rivera, B., & Soylu, F. (2021). Incongruity in fraction verification elicits N270 and P300 ERP effects. Neuropsychologia, 161, 108015. 

Suárez-Pellicioni, M., Soylu, F., & Booth, J. R. (2021). Gray matter volume in left intraparietal sulcus predicts longitudinal gains in subtraction skill in elementary school. NeuroImage, 235, 118021. 

​Suárez Pellicioni, M., Demir-Lira, O.E., Booth, J. (2021). Neurocognitive mechanisms explaining the role of math attitudes in predicting children’s improvement in multiplication skill. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience.

Han, H., & Dawson, K. J.* (2021). Applying Elastic-net Regression to Identify the Best Models Predicting Changes in Civic Purpose during the Emerging Adulthood. Journal of Adolescence, 93. 20-27.

Rachev R. N.**, Han, H**, Lacko, D, Gelpi, R., Yamada, Y., & Lieberoth, A. (2021). Replicating the Disease framing problem during the 2020 COVID-19 pandemic: A study of stress, worry, trust, and choice under risk. PLOS One, 16(9), e0257151

Yagobu Jami, P.* **, Han, H.**, Thoma, S. J., & Houser, R. (in press). Do Histories of Painful Life Experiences Affect the Expression of Empathy among Young Adults: An Electroencephalography Study. Frontiers in Psychology, 12, 689304​.

Han, H. (2021). Public value, psychology, and neuroscience. Journal of Public Value, 1, 23-32.

Han, H., Ballard, P. J., & Choi, Y-J. (2021). Links between moral identity and political purpose during emerging adulthood. Journal of Moral Education, 50(2), 166-184.

Gungordu N., Hernandez-Reif M., Choi, Y-J, & Walker D. I. (2021). The Reliability and Validity of the Lifespan Sibling Relationship Scale (LSRS) with an English-Speaking Young Adult Sample. Families in Society. 1-8. 

Maximo, J.O., Nelson, C.M., Kana, R.J. (2021). "Unrest while resting"? Brain entropy in autism spectrum disorder. Brain Research, 1762, (147435), 1-8. 

Morett, L. M., Fraundorf, S. H., & McPartland, J. C. (2021). Eye see what you're saying: Contrastive use of beat gesture and pitch accent affects online interpretation of spoken discourse. Journal of Experimental Psychology: Learning, Memory, and Cognition.

Roche, J. M., Zgonnikov, A., & Morett, L. M. (2021). Cognitive Processing of Miscommunication in Interactive Listening: An Evaluation of Listener Indecision and Cognitive Effort. Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research, 1-17.

Wilcox, G., Morett, L. M., Hawes, Z., & Dommett, E. J. (2021). Why educational neuroscience needs educational and school psychology to effectively translate neuroscience to educational practice. Frontiers in Psychology (Section: Educational Psychology), 11, 618449.

Ammons, C. J., Winslett, M., Bice, J., Patel, P., May, K. E.*, & Kana, R. K.* (2020). The mid-fusiform sulcus in autism spectrum disorder: Establishing a novel anatomical landmark related to face processing. Autism Research, 0, 1-12.

Chapman, M. S., May, K. E.,* Scofield, J.,* Decoster, J., & Bui, C. (2020). Does group membership affect children’s judgments of social transgressions? Journal of Experimental Child Psychology, 189, 1–13. doi:10.1016/j.jecp.2019.104695

Gungordu N.* & Hernandez-Reif M. (2020). Sibling Relationship Dynamics Relate to the Empathy Process in Young Adulthood. Journal of Family Studies, 1-15.

Han, H., Dawson, K. J., Thoma, S. J., & Glenn, A. L. (2020). Developmental level of moral judgment influences behavioral patterns during moral decision-making. The Journal of Experimental Education88(4), 660-675.

Han, H. (2020). Implementation of Bayesian multiple comparison correction in the second-level analysis of fMRI data: With pilot analyses of simulation and real fMRI datasets based on voxelwise inference. Cognitive neuroscience11(3), 157-169.

Han, H., Ballard, P. J., & Choi, Y. J. (2019). Links between moral identity and political purpose during emerging adulthood. Journal of Moral Education, 1-19.

Han, H., Lee, K.**, & Soylu, F.** (2020). Applying the deep learning method for simulating outcomes of educational interventions. SN Computer Science SN SocArXiv ResearchGate Academia
 ** indicates authors contributed equally

Hughes-Berheim, S. S.,*^ Morett, L. M.,^ & Bulger, R.† (2020). Semantic relationships between representational gestures and their lexical affiliates are evaluated similarly for speech and text. Frontiers in Psychology (Section: Cognition), 11, 2808.

May, K. E.,* & Kana, R. K.* (2020). Frontoparietal Network in Executive Functioning in Autism Spectrum Disorder. Autism Research, 0, 1-16. doi:10.1002/aur.2403

May, K. E.,* Martino, M. A., & Kana, R. K.* (2020). Emotional Cognition, Theory of Mind, and Face Recognition in Individuals with Autism and PDDs. In J. L. Matson & P. Sturmey (Eds.) International handbook of autism and pervasive developmental disorders. New York: Springer

Morett, L. M. (2020). The influence of tonal and atonal bilingualism on children's lexical and non-lexical tone perception. Language and Speech, 63 (2), 221-241.

Morett, L. M., Landi, N., Irwin, J., & McPartland, J. C. (2020). N400 amplitude, latency, and variability reflect temporal integration of beat gesture and pitch accent during language processing. Brain Research, 1747, 147059.

Morett, L. M., Roche, J. M., Fraundorf, S. H., & McPartland, J. C. (2020). Contrast is in the eye of the beholder: Infelicitous beat gesture increases cognitive load during online spoken discourse comprehension. Cognitive Science, 44 (10), e12912.

Soylu, F.† & Newman, S. D.† (2020). Editorial: Towards an Understanding of the Relationship Between Spatial Processing Ability and Numerical and Mathematical Cognition. Frontiers in Psychology, Cognition. †Authors contributed equally.


Centanni, T. M., Anchan, M.*, Beard, M., Brooks, R., Thompson, L., & Petrill, S. (2019). Genetic and environmental influences on decoding skills-implications for music and reading. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 2604.

Brown, P., RELISH Consortium, & Zhou, Y. (2019). Large expert-curated database benchmarking document similarity detection in biomedical literature search. Database. (Han, H. member of RELISH Consortium authors).

Burns-Nader, S. Scofield, J., & Jones, C. (2019). The Role of Shape and Specificity in Young Children’s Object SubstitutionInfant and Child Development

Ku, Y. R.* (2019). Book Review: Multilinguals’ Verbalisation and Perception of Emotions by Resnik, PJournal of Language and Social Psychology, 38(3), 394–395. doi:10.1177/0261927x19834973

Choi, Y-J., Han, H.Dawson, K. J.*, Thoma, S. J., & Glenn, A. L. (2019). Evaluating reliability, validity, and differential item functioning of the Behavioral Defining Issues Test (bDIT)European Journal of Developmental Psychology, 16(5), 622-631. T&F PsyArXiv ResearchGate Academia

Han, Hyemin (2019). Neuroscience of morality and teacher education. In Michael A. Peters (ed.), Encyclopedia of Teacher Education. Singapore: Springer.

Han, H., Liauw, I., & Kuntz, A. F. (2019). Moral Identity Predicts the Development of Presence of Meaning during Emerging AdulthoodEmerging Adulthood.

Yagobu Jami, P.*, Behzad, M., Thoma, S., & Han, H. (2019). An investigation of the divergences and convergences of trait empathy across two culturesJournal of Moral Education, 48(2), 214-229. T&F PsyArXiv ResearchGate Academia

Mansouri, B., Jami, P. Y., & Salmani, B. Y. (2019). Teachers and Learners' Views on Isolated vs. Integrated Form-Focused Grammar Instruction: A Comparison of Two Contexts. TESL-EJ23(3), n3.

Morett, L. M., & Fraundorf, S. H. (2019).  Listeners consider alternative speaker productions in discourse comprehension and memory: Evidence from beat gesture and pitch accenting​.  ​Memory and Cognition, 47, 1515-1530.

Han, H., Glenn, A. L., & Dawson, K. J.* (2019). Evaluating Alternative Correction Methods for Multiple Comparison in Functional Neuroimaging ResearchBrain Sciences, 9(8), 198. MDPI 

Han, H., Firat, S., & Anchan, M.* (2019). Connecting levels of analysis in educational neuroscience: A review of multi-level structure of educational neuroscience with concrete examples. Trends in Neuroscience and Education. Elsevier PsyArXiv ResearchGate Academia

Morett, L. M. (2019). The power of an image: Images enhance L2 word learning more than glosses. Journal of Psycholinguistic Research.

Han, H., & Park, J. (2019). Bayesian meta-analysis of fMRI image data. Cognitive Neuroscience, 10(2), 66-76.​

Han, H. (2019). The VIA Inventory of Strengths, positive youth development, and moral education. Journal of Positive Psychology, 14(1), 32-40.

Soylu, F., Rivera, B.*, Anchan, M.*, & Nathaniel, N.* (2019). ERP differences in processing canonical and non-canonical finger numeral representations. Neuroscience Letters.

Soylu, F., Seo, R., Newman, M. & Newman, S.D. (2019). Gray Matter Correlates of Finger Gnosis in Children: a VBM Study. ​Neuroscience. 

Wind, S., Mansouri, B., & Yaghoubi Jami, P.* (2019). Student Perceptions of Grammar Instruction in Iranian Secondary Education: Evaluation of an Instrument using Rasch Measurement. Theory Journal of Applied Measurement, 20 (1), 46-65.


Han, H., Park, S., Kim, J., Jeong, C., Kunii, Y., & Kim, S. (2018). A quantitative analysis of moral exemplars presented in moral education textbooks in Korea and JapanAsia Pacific Journal of Education.

Feiler, J. B.*, & Stabio, M. E. (2018). Three pillars of educational neuroscience from three decades of literatureTrends in neuroscience and education.

Han, H., Park, J., & Thoma, S. J. (2018). Why do we need to employ Bayesian statistics and how can we employ it in studies of moral education? With practical guidelines to use JASP for educators and researchersJournal of Moral Education, 47(4), 519-537.

Han, H., Choi, Y., Dawson, K. J.*, & Jeong, C. (2018). Moral growth mindset is associated with change in voluntary service engagementPLOS One, 13(8), e0202327.

Han, H., Lee, K., & Soylu, F., (2018). Simulating outcomes of interventions using a multipurpose simulation program based on the evolutionary causal matrices and Markov chainKnowledge and Information Systems, 18(2), 223-227.
Han, H., & Park, J. (2018). Using SPM 12’s second-level Bayesian inference procedure for fMRI analysis: Practical guidelines for end usersFrontiers in Neuroinformatics, 12, 1.

Morett, L.M. (2018). In hand and in mind: Effects of gesture production and viewing on second language word learningApplied Psycholinguistics.

Scofield, J., Merriman, W. E., & Wall, J. L.* (2018). The Effect of a Tactile-to-Visual Shift on Young Children’s Tendency to Map Novel Labels Onto Novel ObjectsJournal of Experimental Child Psychology, 172, 1-12.

​Soylu, F., Raymond, D.R., Gutierrez, A.M., & Newman, S.D. (2018). The differential relationship between finger gnosis, and addition and subtraction: an fMRI study​. Journal of Numerical Cognition​, 3(3), 694–715.

Soylu, F., Newman, S.D. & Lester, F.K. (2018). You can count on your fingers: The role of fingers in early mathematical developmentJournal of Numerical Cognition, 4(1), 107-135.

Yaghoubi Jami, P.*, Mansouri, B., & Thoma, S. (2018). Age and educational level predict trait empathy among Iranian populationCurrent Psychology.
Yaghoubi Jami, P.*, Mansouri, B., Thoma, S., & Han, H. (2018). An investigation of the divergences and convergences of trait empathy across two culturesJournal of Moral Education.
Wind, S., Yaghoubi Jami, P.*, & Mansouri, B. (2018). Exploring the Psychometric Properties of the Empathy Quotient for Farsi SpeakersCurrent Psychology.


Gungordu, N. (2017). Are empathy traits associated with cultural orientation?: a cross-cultural comparison of young adults (Doctoral dissertation, University of Alabama Libraries).

Glenn, A. L., Han, H., Yang, Y., Raine, A., & Schug, R. A. (2017). Associations between psychopathic traits and brain activity during instructed false respondingPsychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 266, ​123-137.
Han, H., Kim, J., Jeong, C., & Cohen, G. L. (2017). Attainable and relevant moral exemplars are more effective than extraordinary exemplars in promoting voluntary service engagementFrontiers in Psychology, 8, 283.

Han, H. (2017). Neural correlates of moral sensitivity and moral judgment associated with brain circuitries of selfhood: A meta-analysisJournal of Moral Education46(2), 97-113.

Han, H., & Glenn, A. L. (2017). Evaluating Methods of Correcting for Multiple Comparisons Implemented in SPM12 in Social Neuroscience fMRI Studies: An Example from Moral PsychologySocial Neuroscience.

Malin, H., Han, H., & Liauw, I. (2017). Civic purpose in late adolescence: Factors that prevent decline in civic engagement after high schoolDevelopmental Psychology, 53(7), 1384-1397.

Lee, C. M. A., & Thoma, S. J. (2017). Developing and testing a scale of moral thinking and communication (MTC) functioning: a preliminary study and its implications for moral development and educationAsia Pacific Journal of Education, 1-19.
Roche, C., Radomski, M., Grimes, T., & Thoma, S. J. (2017). Promoting peer debate in pursuit of moral reasoning competencies development: spotlight on educational intervention designInnovations in Pharmacy8(4), 2-2.
Roche, C., & Thoma, S. (2017). Insights from the Defining Issues Test on Moral Reasoning Competencies Development in Community PharmacistsAmerican journal of pharmaceutical education81(8), 5913.

Soylu, F., Holbert, N., Brady, C., & Wilensky, U. (2017). Embodied perspective taking in learning about complex systemsJournal of Interactive Learning Research28(3), 269–303.
Walker, D. I., Thoma, S. J., Jones, C., & Kristjánsson, K. (2017). Adolescent moral judgement: A study of UK secondary school pupilsBritish Educational Research Journal43(3), 588-607.


Bebeau, M. J., Thoma, S. J., & Cunningham, C. D. (2016). Educational Programs for Professional Identity Formation: The Role of Social Science Research. Mercer L. Rev.68, 591.
Han, H. (2016). How can neuroscience contribute to moral philosophy, psychology and education based on Aristotelian virtue ethics?. International Journal of Ethics Education, 1(2), 219-223. Springer.  
Han, H., Chen, J., Jeong, C., & Glover, G. H. (2016). Influence of the cortical midline structures on moral emotion and motivation in moral decision-makingBehavioural Brain Research, 302, 237-251Elsevier. 
Han, H., Lee, K., & Soylu, F. (2016). Predicting Long-term Outcomes of Educational Interventions Using the Evolutionary Causal Matrices and Markov Chain Based on Educational NeuroscienceTrends in Neuroscience and Education, 5(4), 157-165.
 Elsevier ArXiv.
Mccreary, G., Bray, N., & Thoma, S. (2016). Bad Apples or Bad Barrels? Moral Disengagement, Social Influence, and the Perpetuation of Hazing in the College FraternityOracle: The Research Journal of the Association of Fraternity/Sorority Advisors11(2).
Morett, L.M., O’Hearn, K., Lynn, A. S., Luna, B., & Ghuman, A. S. (2016). Altered gesture and speech production in ASD detract from in-person communicative qualityJournal of Autism and Developmental Disorders, 46, 998–1012.

Soylu, F., (2016). An embodied approach to understanding: Making sense of the world through simulated bodily activityFrontiers in Psychology, 7:1914.

Soylu, F., & Newman, S.D. (2016). Anatomically ordered tapping interferes more with one-digit addition than two-digit addition - A dual-task fMRI studyCognitive Processing17(1), 67–77.
Thoma, S. J., Bebeau, M. J., & Narvaez, D. (2016). How not to evaluate a psychological measure: Rebuttal to criticism of the Defining Issues Test of moral judgment development by Curzer and colleaguesTheory and Research in Education14(2), 241-249.
Zhang, Q., & Thoma, S. J. (2016). An Empirical Cross-Cultural Study of Moral Judgment Development in Mainland ChinaEthics in Progress7(1), 228-245.

Brady, C., Holbert, N., Soylu, F., Novak, M., & Wilensky, U. (2015). Sandboxes for model-based inquiryJournal of Science Education and Technology, 24(2-3), 
Greer, J. L., Searby, L. J., & Thoma, S. J. (2015). Arrested development? Comparing educational leadership students with national norms on moral reasoningEducational Administration Quarterly51(4), 511-5
Han, H. (2015). Purpose as a moral virtue for flourishingJournal of Moral Education44(3), 291-

Han, H. (2015). Virtue ethics, positive psychology, and a new model of science and engineering ethics educationScience and Engineering Ethics, 21(2), 441-460. Springer.
Houser, R., Thoma, S., Fonseca, D., O’Conner, E., & Stanton, M. (2015). Enhancing statistical calculation with transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) to the left intra-parietal sulcus (IPS)Trends in Neuroscience and Education4(4), 98-
Morett, L.M. (2015). How the hands cue the mind: effects of iconicity and enactment on sign language acquisitionJournal of Cognitive Psychology, 27, 251–276. 

Morett, L.M., & Chang, L. Y. (2015). Emphasizing sound and meaning in tonal language acquisition: a gesture training studyLanguage, Cognition and Neuroscience, 30, 347–353.