Scholarly and Creative Activities Directory

Tara Victor, Ph.D.

Title: Assistant Professor, Psychology

Department: Psychology

Office: SBS G305
Phone Extension: x3467
Email Username: tvictor

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Publications



 

Selected Presentations

  • Victor, T.L., Boone, K.B., & Ziegler, E.A. (2007). Poster presentation entitled, “ Interpreting the meaning of multiple effort test failure: Examination of free-standing effort tests.” Accepted for presentation at the 36 th Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Waikoloa , Hawaii .
  • Victor, T. L., Dean, A. C., Boone, K. B., & Hess, R. (2007). Poster presentation entitled, “Detecting feigned dementia: Survey of the American Academy of Forensic Psychologists (AAFP).” Accepted for presentation at the 27 th Annual National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference, Scotsdale, Arizona.
  • Dean, A. C., Victor, T. L. , Boone, K. B., Philpott, L. M., Hess, R. & Razani, J. (2007). Poster presentation entitled, “Effort test performance in patients with dementia.” Accepted for presentation at the 27th Annual National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference, Scotsdale , Arizona.
  • Dean, A. C., Victor, T. L. , Boone, K. B., Curiel, A., & Zeller, M. A. (2007). Poster presentation entitled, “Preliminary data on the use of Finger Tapping as an effort test in demented populations.” Accepted for presentation at the 27th Annual National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference, Scotsdale, Arizona.
  • Ziegler, E.A., Boone, K.B., Victor, T.L. & Zeller, M.A. (2007). Poster presentation entitled, “Finger Tapping and Grip Strength in the detection of noncredible performance.” Accepted for presentation at the 5th Annual Conference of the American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN), Denver, Colorado.
  • Khalifeh, A., Mason, K., Victor, T. , & Boone, K.B. (2007). Poster presentation entitled, “Using Digit Span to assess effort in an ADHD population.” Presented at the 115 th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, California.
  • Victor, T., Boone, K.B., Zeller, M., Dean, A. (2007). Poster presentation entitled, “The false positive rate for common effort tests in individuals diagnosed with learning disabilities.” Accepted for presentation at the 35 th Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Portland, Oregon.
  • Victor, T., Boone, K.B., Dean, A., Zeller, M. & Hess, R. (2007). Poster presentation entitled, “Vocabulary minus Digit Span as a function of education.” Accepted for presentation at the 35 th Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Portland, Oregon.
  • Ciovica, A., Cottingham , M.E. , Boone, K.B., Zeller, M. & Victor, T. (2007). Poster presentation entitled, “The MMPI-2 restructured clinical scales and their correlates among various neuropsychological domains.” Accepted for presentation at the 35 th Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Portland, Oregon.
  • Cottingham , M.E. , Ciovica, A., Boone, K.B., Victor, T . & Zeller, M. (2007). Poster presentation entitled, “MMPI-2 and neurocognitive ability: Profile comparability in credible patients vs. patients judged to be exerting poor cognitive effort.” Accepted for presentation at the 35th Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Portland, Oregon.
  • Dean, A., Boone, K.B., Zeller, M., Victor, T. , Ciovica, A. & Cottingham , M.E. (2007). Poster presentation entitled, “Ethnicity and performance on the MMPI-2 Fake Bad Scale: A preliminary investigation.” Accepted for presentation at the 35th Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Portland, Oregon.
  • Zeller, M., Boone, K.B., Victor, T. & Dean, A. (2007). Poster presentation entitled, “Different patterns of malingering based on education” Accepted for presentation at the 35th Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Portland, Oregon.
  • Victor, T. , Boone, K., Salazar, X., Wen, J. & Lu, P.H. (2006). Poster presentation entitled, “Use of standard effort indicators across groups of varying ethnicity and primary language.” Accepted for presentation at the 26 th Annual National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference, San Antonio , Texas .
  • Victor, T., Boone, K., Wen, J., Razani, J. & Ponton, M. (2006). Poster presentation entitled, “The association between ethnicity and neuropsychological scores in a large patient population.” Accepted for presentation at the 4th Annual American Academy of Clinical Neuropsychology (AACN) annual conference, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Victor, T. & Boone, K. (2006). Poster presentation entitled, “Somatization and malingering of cognitive deficit in sixteen medicolegal cases of chronic fatigue syndrome”. Accepted for presentation at the 17th Annual American Neuropsychiatric Association (ANPA) Conference, La Jolla, California.
  • Victor, T. & Boone, K. (2006). Poster presentation entitled, “ A case of mental retardation and malingering”. Accepted for presentation at the 17 th Annual ANPA Conference, La Jolla, California.
  • Victor, T., Boone, K., & Arnold, G. (2006). Poster presentation entitled, “An examination of the relationship between IQ and effort test performance.” Accepted for presentation at the 17th Annual ANPA Conference, La Jolla, California.
  • Victor, T., Boone, K, Serpa, G. & Beuhler, J. (2006). Poster presentation entitled, “Using multiple measures of effort: Certain test combinations yield the most accurate results." Accepted for presentation at the 34th Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Dean, A., Victor, T. , Boone, K. & Medina, A. (2006). Poster presentation entitled, “The validity of using effort tests in a mentally retarded or learning disabled population: A case example.” Accepted for presentation at the 34th Annual International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Boston, Massachusetts.
  • Victor, T., Boone, K & De La Rosa-Trujillo, H. (2005). Poster presentation entitled, “The use of effort tests in a mentally retarded population.” Abstract in the 25th Annual National Academy of Neuropsychology Conference, Tampa, Florida .
  • Feil, D., Pearman, A., Victor, T. & Unutzer, J. (2004). Poster entitled, “Cognitive ability and diabetes self-care in elderly veterans.” Abstract in the American Associated of Geriatric Psychiatry 16th Annual Meeting Proceedings, Baltimore, MD.
  • Victor, T. & Abeles, N. (2004). Poster entitled, “Executive function, processing speed and working memory as mediators of age-related decline in verbal memory”. Abstract in the National Academy of Neuropsychology 24th Annual Conference Proceedings, Seattle, WA.


 

Grants Awarded

  • 2007 Sally Casanova Memorial Awards Program (RSCAAP) Mini Grant entitled “Understanding ethnic, language and cultural variations on neuropsychological test performance”, California State University , Dominguez Hills ($5,000).
  • 2006 Education Debt Reduction Awards Program (EDRP), GLA Veterans Healthcare Administration ($14,000).
  • 2006 Borchard Foundation Center on Law and Aging Research Grant entitled “Assessing effort during competency evaluations with individuals who may be demented” ($20,000).
  • 2003 APA Division 12, Section II (Clinical Geropsychology) Student Research Award Competition ($250).
  • 2002 Graduate School Incentive Fellowship, The Graduate School , Michigan State University ($10,000).
  • 2002 Graduate Student Fellowship for Teaching, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University ($1,200).
  • 2002 American Society on Aging Graduate Student Research Award Honorable Mention.
  • 2001 APA Division 20 (Adult Development and Aging) Student Research Award for Completed Research at the Masters Level ($250).
  • 2001 Graduate Student Fellowship for Teaching, Department of Psychology, Michigan State University ($1,200).
  • 2000 Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan Foundation, Student Award Program Grant ($3,000).
  • 2000 Pearl J. Aldrich Endowment in Gerontology, Graduate Student Research Grant, College of Human Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Michigan State University ($1,500).
  • 1997 Howard Hughes Medical Institute Research Award ($500).
  • 1995 – 96 Panhellenic Council Scholastic Achievement Award.


 

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