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Janelle McDaniel
Assistant Professor
School of Behavioral & Social Sci
STRS 327
318-342-1348
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Janelle R McDaniel, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychology

Education

Ph D

2004, Experimental Pscyhology
The University of Memphis

MS

2002, General Experimental Psychology
The University of Memphis

BA

1998, Psychology
Louisiana Tech University

Biographical Sketch

Janelle R. McDaniel received a B.A. in psychology from Louisiana Tech University, an M.S. in General Psychology and Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology with a concentration in Behavioral Neuroscience from the University of Memphis.  She also completed postdoctoral training in behavioral neuroscience at the University of South Carolina.  She has research experience and publications in the fields of learning and memory, prenatal and adolescent drug exposure, and disease-induced dementia.  She joined the faculty of ULM in Fall, 2014. Her primary teaching interests are Research Methodology and Developmental Psychology. 

Research Interests

Current research interests include motivation, academic motivation, diversity and women's issues.

Recent Publications

Nelson, K. L., McDaniel, J. R. (2018). Progress in Self-Efficacy for Female Engineering Students. National Social Science Journal. (pp. 44-55). National Social Science Journal.
McDaniel, J. R. (2017). Affective Disorders Chapter in Northeast Delta Regional CIT Training Manual.
Chauvin, I., McDaniel, J., Eddleman, O., Banks, A. (2013). Writing a Commemoration: A Technique to Reestablish Equilibrium Following a Crisis. (pp. 416-427). Journal of Creativity in Mental Health.
Matthews, D. B., Morrow, A. L., Tokunaga, S., McDaniel, J. R. (2002). Acute ethanol administration and acute allopregnanolone administration impair spatial memory in the Morris Water Task. (pp. 1747-1751). Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
Tokunaga, S., McDaniel, J. R., Morrow, A. L., Matthews, D. B. (2003). Effect of acute ethanol administration and acute allopregnanolone administration on spontaneous hippocampal pyramidal cell neural activity (pp. 273-280). Brain Research.
McDaniel-Silvers, J., Tokunaga, S., Mittleman, G., Matthews, D. B. (2003). Chronic intermittent injections of high dose ethanol during adolescence produces metabolic, hypnotic, and cognitive tolerance in rats (pp. 1606-1612). Alcoholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
Nelson, K. P., Newman, D., McDaniel, J. R., Buboltz, W. (2013). Gender Differences in Fear of Failure Amongst Engineering Students. (pp. 10-16). International Journal of Humanities and Social Science.
Chauvin, I., McDaniel, J. R., King, J., Eddleman, O. (2012). Twin Similarities in Holland Types as Shown by Scores on the Self-Directed Search (pp. 133-134). The College Student Journal.
McDaniel, J. R., Buboltz, W., Chauvin, I., Eddleman, O. (2011). Sleep Quality and Habits of Adults with the Human Immunodeficiency Virus (pp. 23-27). International Journal of Humanities and Social Science.
VanSkike, C. E., Botta, P., Chin, V. S., Tokunaga, S., McDaniel, J. R., Vernard, J., Diaz-Granados, J. F., Valenzuela, C. F., Matthews, D. B. (2010). Behavioral Effects of Ethanol in Cerebellum are Age Dependent: Potential System and Molecular Mechanisms (pp. 2070-2080). Alcholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
Aksenov, M. Y., Aksenova, M. V., McDaniel-Silvers, J. M., Mactutus, C. F., Booze, R. M. (2008). Different effects of selective dopamine uptake inhibitors, GBR 12909 and WIN 35428, on HIV-1 Tat toxicity in rat fetal midbrain neurons (pp. 971-977). Neurotoxicology.
Matthews, D. B., Tinsley, K. L., Diaz-Granados, J. F., Tokunaga, S., McDaniel-Silvers, J. R. (2008). Chronic intermittent exposure to ethanol during adolescence produces tolerance to the hypnotic effects of ethanol in male rats: A dose dependent analysis. (pp. 617-621). Alcohol.
Matthews, D. B., Morrow, A. L., O'Buckley, T., Berry, R. B., Mittleman, G., Goldowitz, D., Tokunaga, S., McDaniel-Silvers, J. M. (2008). Acute mild footshock alters ethanol drinking and plasma corticosterone levels in C57BL/6J mice, but not DBA/2J or A/J male mice (pp. 469-476). Alcholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
McDaniel-Silvers, J. M., Harrod, S. B., Mactutus, C. F., Booze, R. M. (2007). Automation of the novel object recognition task for use in adolescent rats (pp. 99-103). Journal of Neuroscience Methods.
McDaniel-Silvers, J., Aksenova, M. V., Aksenov, M. Y., Mactutus, C. F., Booze, R. M. (2007). ). HIV-1 Tat protein neurotoxicity in primary cultures of rat neurons: Involvement of D1 dopamine receptor (pp. 1184-1190). Neurotoxicology.
Ferris, M. J., Mactutus, C. F., McDaniel-Silvers, J. R., Hasselrot, U., Strupp, B. J., Booze, R. M. (2007). Sex mediates dopamine and adrenergic receptor expression in adult rats exposed prenatally to cocaine (pp. 445-454). International Journal of Developmental Neuroscience.
McDaniel-Silvers, J. R., Aksenov, M. Y., Aksenova, M. V., Beckley, J., Olton, P., Mactutus, C. F., Booze, R. M. (2006). Dopaminergic marker proteins in the substantia nigra of HIV1-infected brains. (pp. 140-145). Journal of Neurovirology.
Booze, R. M., Wallace, D. R., McDaniel-Silvers, J. M., Strupp, B. J., Mactutus, C. F. (2006). Prenatal cocaine exposure alters Alpha2 receptor expression in adolescent rats (pp. 33). BMC Neuroscience.
McDaniel-Silvers, J., Wallace, D. R., Harrod, S. B., Mactutus, C. F., Booze, R. M. (2006). Prenatal cocaine alters dopamine and sigma receptor binding in nucleus accumbens and striatum of dams and offspring (pp. 173-178). Neurotoxicology and Teratology.
Aksenova, M. V., McDaniel-Silvers, J., Aksenov, M. Y., Nath, A., Ray, P. D., Mactutus, C. F., Booze, R. M. (2006). HIV-1 Tat Neurotoxicity in primary cultures of rat midbrain fetal neurons: Changes in dopamine transporter binding and immunoreactivity (pp. 235-239). Neuroscience Letters.
McDaniel-Silvers, J., Tokunaga, S., O'Buckley, T., Mittleman, G., Morrow, A. L., Matthews, D. B. (2006). Chronic intermittent ethanol exposure during adolescence reduces the effect of ethanol challenge on hippocampal allopregnanolone levels and Morris Water Maze Task performance (pp. 151-158). Alcohol.
Tokunaga, S., McDaniel-Silvers, J., Matthews, D. B. (2006). Chronic intermittent ethanol exposure during adolescence produces cellular tolerance to ethanol-induced inhibition of hippocampal pyramidal neural activity (pp. 1-6). Alcholism: Clinical and Experimental Research.
Matthews, D. B., McDaniel-Silvers, J. (2004). The use of acute ethanol administration as a tool to investigate multiple memory systems (pp. 299-308). Neurobiology of Learning and Memory.
McDaniel-Silvers, J., Tokunaga, S., Berry, R. B., White, A. M., Matthews, D. B. (2003). Impairments in spatial learning and memory: ethanol, allopregnanolone and the hippocampus (pp. 275-284). Brain Research Reviews.
Duck, T., Middleton, J., Simpson, D., Thibodeaux, J., McDaniel, J., Buboltz, W. (2012). Family of Origin and Career Development. New York, New York: Psychology of Counseling - Nova Science Book Publishers.
Morrow, A. L., Khisti, R., Tokunaga, S., McDaniel, J. R., Matthews, D. B. (2004). GABAergic Neuroactive steroids modulate selective ethanol actions: mechanisms and significance. Neurosteroid Effects in the Central Nervous System, CRC Press.
Chauvin, I. A., McDaniel, J. R., Nelson, K. P. (2018). The Need for Focused Mental Health Treatment for Children with Development Disabilities (pp. 1-3). Degenerative Intellectual & Developmental Disabilities.
Nelson, K., Harrison, J., Tackett, S., McDaniel, J. (2019). Examination of a Correlational Relationship between Religiosity and Gender Role Conflict (pp. 54-62). Journal of the National Social Science Association.
Nelson, K., Nelson, K., McDaniel, J., Tackett, S. (2019). Majoring in STEM: How the Factors of Fear of Failure, Impostor Phenomenon, and Self-Efficacy Impact Decision-Making (pp. 76-80). Journal of the National Social Science Association.
McDaniel, J. R., Blackham, A., Nelson, K., Buboltz, W., Chauvin, I. The Impact of Parenting Style, Family Systems, and Discipline on Sleep in Children and Adolescents. Annals of Sleep Medicine.
McDaniel, J. R., Pearce, C., Nelson, K., Tackett, S. Self Esteem and Body Image Impact Happiness. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science.
Tackett, S., Tackett, C., Hitt, L., McDaniel, J. The Effect of Intrinsic and Extrinsic Motivation on College Student Self-Efficacy. College Student Journal.
Chauvin, I., McDaniel, J., Pierce, L. (2019). Narrative Reframing of Stories and Fables: Implications for Counseling. International Journal of Humanities and Social Science.

Courses Taught

PSYC 2001INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, 9 course(s)

PSYC 2003CHILD PSYCHOLOGY, 3 course(s)

PSYC 2005ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY, 5 course(s)

PSYC 2078DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 8 course(s)

PSYC 4000PSYCHOLOGY LABORATORY, 13 course(s)

PSYC 4001ABNORMAL PSYCHOLOGY, 2 course(s)

PSYC 4003EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN & YOUTH, 3 course(s)

PSYC 4010HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 3 course(s)

PSYC 4039STATISTICS, 9 course(s)

PSYC 4099ADV GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY, 3 course(s)

PSYC 5003ADVANCED CHILD PSYCHOLOGY, 4 course(s)

PSYC 5005ADVANCED ADOLESCENT PSYCHOLOGY, 4 course(s)

PSYC 5015PSYCHOPATHOLOGY, 5 course(s)