Lorin J Elias

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Doctor of Philosophy,  University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (1999).  Department of Psychology.

Master of Arts,  University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (1996).  Department of Psychology.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1994).  Department of Psychology.

 

 

 

Bio

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Doctor of Philosophy,  University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (1999).  Department of Psychology.

Master of Arts,  University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario (1996).  Department of Psychology.

Bachelor of Arts (Honours), University of Saskatchewan, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan (1994).  Department of Psychology.

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Research Interests

  • Cognitive neuroscience
  • Functional differences between the left and right hemisphere of the brain
  • A number of unusual perceptual phenomena, including a condition called synesthesia
  • Advertising and aesthetics
  • Spatial attention
  • Cognitive evolution

Additional Honours & Awards

  • Winner of a “Teaching Excellence Award” from the University of Saskatchewan Student’s Union (USSU) for 2011-2012
  • Winner of the Department of Psychology’s “Professor of the Year” award, 2010-2011
  • Winner of a University of Saskatchewan Provost’s Teaching Excellent Award for the College of Arts & Science in 2009-2010
  • Winner of the Department of Psychology’s “Professor of the Year” award, 2004-2005
  • Winner of a University of Saskatchewan College of Arts & Science “Teaching Excellence Award” in 2004
  • Winner of a “Teaching Excellence Award” from the University of Saskatchewan Student’s Union (USSU) for 2001-2002
  • Nominated as the Department of Psychology’s Candidate for the Governor General’s Award for “Outstanding Achievement in Graduate Studies”, University of Waterloo, 1999
  • Nominated as the Department of Psychology’s Candidate for the Alumni Gold Medal for the best postgraduate thesis, University of Waterloo, 1999

Textbook Publications

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Wade, C., Tavris, C., Garry, M., Saucier, D.M., & Elias, L.J. (2015).  Psychology (5th Canadian Edition).  Toronto: Prentice Hall.

Wade, C., Tavris, C., Saucier, D.M., & Elias, L.J. (2012).  Psychology (4nd Canadian Edition).  Toronto: Prentice Hall.

Wade, C., Tavris, C., Saucier, D.M., & Elias, L.J. (2009).  Psychology (3nd Canadian Edition).  Toronto: Prentice Hall.

Wade, C., Tavris, C., Saucier, D.M., & Elias, L.J. (2007).  Psychology (2nd Canadian Edition).  Toronto: Prentice Hall.

Elias, L.J. & Saucier, D.M. (2006).  Neuropsychology: Clinical and Experimental Foundations. Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Wade, C., Tavris, C., Saucier, D.M., & Elias, L.J. (2004).  Psychology (1st Canadian Edition).  Toronto: Prentice Hall.

Publication

Books

Wade, C., Tavris, C., Saucier, D.M., & Elias, L.J. (2009).  Psychology (3ndt Canadian Edition).  Toronto: Prentice Hall.

Elias, L.J. & Saucier, D.M. (2006). Neuropsychology: Clinical and Experimental Foundations.Boston: Allyn & Bacon.

Research Articles

Thomas, N.A., Stuckel, D., Gutwin, C., & Elias, L.J. (2009). Directional collisions during a route following task. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society. 15: 225-230.

Thomas, N.A., Burkitt, J.A., Patrick, R.E., & Elias, L.J. (2009). The lighter side of advertising: Investigating posing and lighting biases. Laterality: Asymmetries of Body, Brain and Cognition. 13: 504-513.

Patrick, R.E. & Elias, L.J. (2008). Navigational conversation impairs concurrent distance                       judgments. Accident Analysis and Prevention, 41, 36-41.

Hall, P.A., Elias, L.J., Fong, G.T., Harrison, A., Borowski, R., Sarty, G. (2008). A social neuroscience                        perspective on physical activity. Journal of Sport & Exercise Psychology, 30, 432-449.

Hall, P.A., Fong, G.T., Epp, L.J., & Elias, L. (2008). Executive function moderates the intention-                                  behavior link for physical activity and dietary behavior. Psychology & Health, 23, 309-326.

Suschinsky, K. Krupp, D., & Elias, L.J. (2007).  Looking for Ms. Right: Allocating Attention to Facilitate                       Mate Choice Decisions.  Evolutionary Psychology, 5(2) 428-441.

Rhode, L. & Elias, L.J. (2007).  Visual bisection of freely‑viewed asymmetrical stimuli. Laterality, 12(4),                       347-355 (accepted for publication March 1, 2007) [NSERC to LJE].

Hall, P. Fong, G.T., Epp, L.J., Elias, L.J. (2006).  Executive function moderates the intention‑behavior link                   for physical activity and dietary behavior.  In Press, Psychology & Health (accepted for                                 publication October 4, 2006).

Saucier, D.M., Lisoway, A., Green, S., & Elias, L.J. (2006).  Female Advantage for Object Location                             Memory In Peripersonal But Not Extrapersonal Space.  Journal of the International                                       Neuropsychological Society13, 1–4. (accepted October 27, 2006) [NSERC to DMS].

Hall, P., Elias, L.J. Crossley, M. (2006). Neurocognitive Influences on Health Behavior in a Community                       Sample. Health Psychology, 25(6):778‑82, (accepted for publication October 19, 2006).

Sykes Tottenham, L., Saucier, D., Elias, L., & Gutwin, C. (2005).  Men are More Accurate at Aiming at                       Targets in Both Intrapersonal and Extrapersonal Space.  Perceptual and Motor Skills101, 3-12.

Robinson, B.M., Elias, L.J. (2004). Novel Stimuli are Negative Stimuli: Evidence Negative Affect is                             Reduced in the Mere Exposure Effect, Perceptual and Motor Skills, 100(2):365‑72.

Elias, L.J. & Robinson, B.M. (2004).  Lateral biases in assumptions of lighting position.  Brain and                               Cognition, 59(3), 303‑305.

Robinson, B.M., Elias, L.J. (2005).  Novel Stimuli are Negative Stimuli:  Evidence Negative Affect                                is Reduced in the Mere Exposure Effect.  Perceptual and Motor Skills100(2):365‑72.

Elias, L.J., Robinson, B., & Saucier, D.M. (2004). Rightward Biases in Free‑Viewing Visual Bisection                            Tasks.  Brain and Cognition, 59(3),  296‑298. (accepted for publication January 28, 2003).

Saucier, D.M., Tessem, F.K., Sheerin, A., & Elias, L.J. (2004).  Unilateral forced nostril breathing affects                      dichotic listening for emotional tones.  Brain and Cognition, 55( 2), 403‑405.

Elias, L.J., Saucier, D.M., Sarty, G.E., Hardie, C. (2003).  What is unique in synaesthesia?  Behavioural                      and functional neuroanatomical investigations.  Cognitive Brain Research, 16, 232-237.

Elias, L.J., Saucier, D.M., Nylen, K.,  & Cheesman, J. (2003).  An examination of the female advantage in                    speeded colour naming: Is it due to a special naming factor or superior motor                                              sequencing?  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 96, 955-961.

Gilleta, K., Vrbancic, M., Elias, L.J. & Saucier, D.M.  (2003).  A Mozart effect for women on a mental                            rotations task  Perceptual and Motor Skills, 96, 1086-1092.

Sulakhe, N., Elias, L.J., & Lejbak, L. (2003).  Hemispheric Asymmetries For Gap Detection Depend On                        Noise Type.  Brain and Cognition, 53(2): 372‑5 (accepted for publication June 17, 2002).

McKibbin, K., Elias, L.J., Saucier, D.M., &  Engebregston, D. (2003).  Right‑Hemispheric Dominance for                      Processing Extended Non‑linguistic Frequency Transitions. Brain and Cognition, 53(2):322‑6.

MacFadden, A., Elias, L.J., & Saucier, D.M. (2003).  Men and women scan maps similarly, but give                              directions differently. Brain and Cognition, 53(2), 297‑300.

Sykes-Tottenham, L., Saucier, D.M., Elias, L.J., & Gutwin, C. (2003).  Female advantage for spatial                            location memory in both static and dynamic environments   Brain and Cognition, 53(2), 381-                        383.

Saucier, D.M., Bowman, M., & Elias, L.J. (2003).  Sex differences in the effect of articulatory or spatial                        dual-task interference during navigation  Brain and Cognition53, 346–350.

Saucier, D.M., Green, S.M., Leason, J., MacFadden, A., Bell, S., & Elias, L.J. (2002).  Are sex differences                  in navigation caused by sexually dimorphic strategies or by the differences in the ability to use                    the strategies? Behavioral Neuroscience, 116(3), 403-410.

Elias, L.J., Saucier, D.M., Sheerin, A., & Burton, C.L. (2002).  Free viewing perceptual asymmetries for                        judgement of brightness and quantity: Dependence on stimulus orientation. Brain and                                  Cognition, 48, 526-53.

Elias, L.J., Saucier, D.M., & Engebregtson, D. (2002).  Lateral differences in visual inspection time?  The                    role of apparent motion cues.  Brain and Cognition, 48, 342-347.

Saucier, D.M. & Elias, L.J. (2002).  Laterality of phonological working memory: Dependence on type                            stimulus, memory load, and sex.   Brain and Cognition, 48, 526-531.

Buchanan, K.M. & Elias, L.J. (2001).  Psychological distress and family burden following spinal cord injury:                  Concurrent traumatic brain injury cannot be overlooked.  Axone, 22(3), 16-17.

Saucier, D.M., Elias, L.J., & Nylen, K.J. (2001). Are colours special?  An examination of the female                              advantage for speeded colour naming.  Personality and Individual Differences, 32, 27-                                35

Saucier, D.M. and Elias, L.J. (2000).  Lateral and sex differences in manual gesture during                                          conversation. Laterality, 6(3), 239-245.

Elias, L.J., Saucier, D.M., & Guylee, M.J. (2000).  Handedness and Depression in University Students: A                    Sex by Handedness Interaction.  Brain and Cognition, 42(1), 125-128.

Buchanan, K.M., Elias, L.J., and Goplen, G.B. (1999).  Differing Perspectives on Outcome after                                    Subarachnoid Hemorrhage:  The Patient, the Relative, the Neurosurgeon.  Neurosurgery,                            46(4): 831‑8; discussion 838‑40.

Buchanan, K.M. and Elias, L.J. (1999).  Personality & behaviour changes following spinal cord injury: self                    perceptions – partners’ perceptions.  Axone 21(2):36‑9.

Elias, L.J., Bulman-Fleming, M.B., and McManus, I.C. (2000).  Linguistic lateralization                                                  and interhemispheric transfer time.  Brain and Cognition, 43(1), 181-185.

Guylee, M.J., Elias, L.J., Bulman-Fleming, M.B., and Dixon, M.J. (1999).  Tactile gap-detection and                              language lateralization. Brain and Cognition, 43(1), 234-238.

Elias, L.J., Bulman-Fleming, M.B., and McManus, I.C. (1999).  Visual temporal asymmetries are related to                  asymmetries in linguistic perception.  Neuropsychologia, 37(11),  29‑35.

Elias, L.J., Bulman-Fleming, M.B., and Guylee, M.J. (1998).  Complementarity of cerebral function among                  individuals with atypical laterality profiles. Brain and Cognition, 40(1): 112‑115.

Elias, L.J., Bryden, M.P., and Bulman-Fleming, M.B.  (1998).  Footedness is a better predictor of                                  emotional lateralization than is handedness.  Neuropsychologia, 36(1), 37-43.

Elias, L.J. and Bryden, M.P. (1998).  Footedness is a better predictor of language lateralization than                            handedness.  Laterality, 3(1), 41-51.