REBECCA J. COMPTON
Curriculum Vitae
2014

Publications

Conferences

Affiliations

 

Professor, Department of Psychology
Haverford College
370 Lancaster Ave.
Haverford, PA 19041
Phone: 610-896-1309
Fax: 610-896-4963
E-mail: rcompton@haverford.edu


EDUCATION


B.A., Psychology, Vassar College, 1992.

Ph.D., Psychology (Biopsychology), University of Chicago, 1997.

Postdoctoral Fellow, Cognitive Psychophysiology, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 1997-1999.


PUBLICATIONS

* Haverford student

Compton, R.J., *Bissey, B., & *Worby-Selim, S. (2014). Task motivation influences alpha suppression following errors. Psychophysiology, 51, 585-595.

Compton, R.J., *Hofheimer, J., & *Kazinka, R., *Levinson, A., & *Zheutlin, A. (2013). Alpha suppression following performance errors is correlated with depression, affect, and coping behaviors. Emotion, 13, 905-914.

Compton, R.J., *Hofheimer, J., & *Kazinka, R. (2013). Stress regulation and cognitive control: Evidence relating cortisol reactivity and neural responses to errors. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 13, 152-163.

Compton, R.J., *Huber, E., *Levinson, A.R., & *Zheutlin, A. (2012). Is “conflict adaptation” driven by conflict? Behavioral and EEG evidence for the underappreciated role of congruent trials.  Psychophysiology, 49, 583-589.

*Kim, B.-R., *Liss, A., *Rao, M., *Singer, Z., & Compton, R.J. (2012). Social deviance activates the brain’s error-monitoring system. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 12, 65-73.

Banich, M.T., & Compton, R.J. (2011). Cognitive Neuroscience, 3rd Edition.  Wadsworth.

*Arnstein, D., *Lakey, B., Compton, R.J., & Kleinow, J. (2011). Preverbal error-monitoring in stutterers and fluent speakers. Brain and Language, 116, 105-115.

Compton, R.J., *Arnstein, D., *Freedman, G., *Dainer-Best, J., *Liss, A., & Robinson, M.D. (2011). Neural and behavioral measures of error-related cognitive control predict daily coping with stress. Emotion, 11, 379-390.

Compton, R.J., *Arnstein, D., *Freedman, G., *Dainer-Best, J., & *Liss, A.  (2011). Cognitive control in the inter-trial interval: Evidence from EEG alpha power. Psychophysiology, 48, 583-590.

Compton, R.J., *Dainer-Best, J., *Fineman, S.L., *Freedman, G., *Mutso, A., & *Rohwer, J. (2010). Anxiety and expectancy violations: Neural response to false feedback is exaggerated in worriers. Cognition and Emotion, 24, 465-479.

*Carp, J., & Compton, R.J. (2009). Alpha power is influenced by performance errors. Psychophysiology, 46, 336-343.

*Carp, J., *Halenar, M., *Quandt, L.C., *Sklar, A., & Compton, R.J. (2009). Perceived similarity and neural mirroring: Evidence from vicarious error processing. Social Neuroscience, 4, 85-96.

Compton, R.J., *Carp, J., *Chaddock, L., *Fineman, S.L., *Quandt, L.C., & *Ratliff, J.B. (2008). Trouble crossing the bridge: Altered interhemispheric communication of emotional images in anxiety. Emotion, 8, 684-692.

Compton, R.J., Robinson, M.D., Ode, S., *Quandt, L.C., *Fineman, S.L., & *Carp, J. (2008). Error-monitoring ability predicts daily stress regulation. Psychological Science, 19, 702-708.

Compton, R.J., *Lin, M., *Vargas, G., *Carp, J., *Fineman, S., & *Quandt, L.C.  (2008). Error detection and post-error behavior in depressed undergraduates. Emotion, 8, 58-67.

Robinson, M.D., & Compton, R.J.  (2008).  The happy mind in action: The cognitive basis of subjective well-being. In R. Larsen & M. Eid (Eds.), The Science of Subjective Well-Being (pp. 220-238).  New York: Guilford Press.

Compton, R.J., *Carp, J., *Chaddock, L., *Fineman, S.L., *Quandt, L.C., & *Ratliff, J.B.  (2007). Error-monitoring in anxiety: Increased error-sensitivity or altered expectations? Brain and Cognition, 64, 247-256.

Robinson, M.D., & Compton, R.J. (2006). The automaticity of affective reactions: Stimulus valence, arousal, and lateral spatial attention. Social Cognition, 24, 291-317.

Compton, R.J., *Feigenson, K., & *Widick, P. (2005). Take it to the bridge: An interhemispheric processing advantage for emotional faces. Cognitive Brain Research, 24, 66-72.

Compton, R.J., *Wilson, K., & *Wolf, K. (2004). Mind the gap: Interhemispheric communication about emotional faces. Emotion, 4, 219-232.

Compton, R.J., *Costello, C., & *Diepold, J. (2004). Interhemispheric integration during the menstrual cycle: Failure to confirm progesterone-mediated interhemispheric decoupling. Neuropsychologia, 42, 1496-1503.

Compton, R.J., Wirtz, D., Pajoumand, G., Claus, E., & Heller, W. (2004). Association between positive affect and attentional shifting. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 28, 733-744.

Compton, R.J., Banich, M.T., Mohanty, A., Milham, M.P., Herrington, J., Miller, G.A., Scalf, P., Webb, A., & Heller, W. (2003). Paying attention to emotion: An fMRI investigation of cognitive and emotional Stroop tasks. Cognitive, Affective, and Behavioral Neuroscience, 3, 81-96.

Compton, R.J. (2003). The interface between emotion and attention: A review of evidence from psychology and neuroscience. Behavioral and Cognitive Neuroscience Reviews, 2, 115-129 .

Weissman, D.H., & Compton, R.J. (2003). Practice makes a hemisphere perfect: The advantage of interhemispheric recruitment is eliminated with practice. Laterality, 8, 361-375.

Compton, R.J., *Fisher, L.R., *Koenig, L.M., *McKeown, R., & *Muñoz, K. (2003). Relationship between coping styles and hemispheric asymmetry. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 84, 1069-1078.

Compton, R.J., *Wilson, K., & *Wolf, K. (2003). When two hemispheres are not better than one: Effects of worry on interhemispheric processing. Brain and Cognition, 51, 213-215.

*Osorio, L.C., *Cohen, M., *Escobar, S.E., *Salkowski-Bartlett, A., & Compton, R.J. (2003). Selective attention to stressful distractors: Effects of neuroticism and gender. Personality and Individual Differences, 34/5, 831-844.

Compton, R.J. (2002). Interhemispheric interaction facilitates face processing. Neuropsychologia, 40, 2409-2419.

Compton, R.J., & Weissman, D.H. (2002). Hemispheric asymmetries in global-local perception: Effects of individual differences in neuroticism. Laterality, 7, 333-350.

Compton, R.J., Williamson, S., Murphy, S.G., & Heller, W. (2002). Hemispheric differences in affective response: Effects of mere exposure. Social Cognition, 20, 1-17.

Compton, R.J., & *Mintzer, D.A. (2001). Effects of worry and evaluation stress on interhemispheric interaction. Neuropsychology, 15, 427-433.

Compton, R.J. (2000). Ability to disengage attention predicts negative affect. Cognition and Emotion, 14, 401-415.

Compton, R.J., Heller, W., Banich, M.T., Palmieri, P.A. & Miller, G.A. (2000). Responding to threat: Effects of hemispheric asymmetry and interhemispheric division of input. Neuropsychology, 14, 254-264.

Compton, R.J. (1999). Manipulating attentional asymmetry affects self-reported arousal. Neuropsychology, 13, 128-134.

Compton, R.J., & Levine, S.C. (1997). Menstrual cycle phase and mood effects on perceptual asymmetry. Brain and Cognition, 35, 168-183.

 



CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Compton, R.J. (September 2014). Error-related alpha suppression: An arousal response to mistakes? Presented at the Society for Psychophysiological Research annual meeting, Atlanta.

*Dix, E., *Kim, K., *Ramos, L., *Vega, C., & Compton, R.J. (January 2013). Neural responses to potential racial bias: An expanded Weapons Identification Task. Presented at Society for Personality and Social Psychology annual meeting, New Orleans.

Compton, R.J., *Hofheimer, J., & *Kazinka, R. (September 2012). Error-related cognitive control predicts cortisol regulation in control but not depressed samples. Presented at Society for Psychophysiological Research annual meeting, New Orleans.

Compton, R.J., *Hofheimer, J., *Kazinka, R., *Levinson, A.R., & *Zheutlin, A. (April 2012).  Post-error alpha suppression predicts anhedonic depression and reduced daily reports of positive emotion and active coping.  Presented at Cognitive Neuroscience Society annual meeting, Chicago.

*Amen, A., *Dodd, J., *Fineman, S.L., & Compton, R.J. (October 2008). Individual differences in cognitive control are associated with cortisol reactivity. Presented at Society for Psychophysiological Research, Austin.

Kim, H., Schulz, M.S., Compton, R.J., & Miller, M.S. (November 2007). Relationships among mindfulness, rumination, and EEG asymmetries. Presented at Association for Behavior and Cognitive Therapies Annual Meeting, Philadelphia.

Compton, R.J. (October 2007).  Affect and error monitoring.  Presented at International Center for Integrative Neuroscience Symposium, Greifswald, Germany.

*Carp, J., *Halenar, M., *Quandt, L.C., *Sklar, A., & Compton, R.J.  (October 2007). Interpersonal similarity modulates observational error processing.  Presented at Society for Psychophysiological Research annual meeting, Savannah.

*Carp, J., & Compton, R.J. (October 2007). Alpha desynchronization and cognitive control: Sensitivity of prestimulus alpha to prior and subsequent behavior. Presented at Society for Psychophysiological Research annual meeting, Savannah.

Compton, R.J. (June 2007).  Influences of emotion on interhemispheric communication.  Presented at TENNET XVII (Theoretical and Experimental Neuropsychology/Neuropsychologie Experimentale et Theorique), Montreal.

Compton, R.J., *Carp, J., *Chaddock, L., *Fineman, S.L., *Quandt, L.C., & *Ratliff, J.B. (May 2007). Error-monitoring in anxiety: Increased error-sensitivity or altered expectations?  Presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, New York.

Compton, R.J., *Feigenson, K., & *Ebendorf, B. (April 2005). Efficiency of interhemispheric interaction predicts cognitive performance. Presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Annual Meeting, New York.

Compton, R.J., *Feigenson, K., & *Widick, P. (April 2004). Take it to the bridge: An interhemispheric processing advantage for emotional faces. Presented at the Cognitive Neuroscience Society Annual Meeting, San Francisco.

Compton, RJ., & *Ocampo, R.P. (November 2003). The relationship between rumination and task-switching. Presented at the Psychonomic Society Forty-Fourth Annual Meeting, Vancouver.

Compton, R., *Wilson, K., *Wolf, K., & *Diepold, J. (February 2003). Worry and evaluation influence the interhemispheric processing of emotional faces. Presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Thirty-First Annual Meeting, Honolulu.

Compton, R.J., *Wilson, K., & *Wolf, K. (March 2002). When two hemispheres aren't better than one: Effects of worry on interhemispheric processing. Presented at the Rotman Research Institute Conference on Emotion and the Brain, Toronto.

Compton, R., *Fisher, L., *Koenig, L., *McKeown, R., & *Muñoz, K. (February 2002). Relationship between coping styles and hemispheric asymmetry [abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 8(2), 238. Presented at the Thirtieth Annual Meeting, Toronto.

Compton, R.J. & *Mintzer, D.A. (February 2001). Effects of worry and evaluation stress on interhemispheric interaction [abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 7(2), 224. Presented at the Twenty-Ninth Annual Meeting, Chicago.

Heller, W., Banich, M.T., Herrington, J.D., Mohanty, A., Fisher, J.E., Jacobson, B.L., Scalf, P., Erickson, K.I., Koven, N.S., Compton, R.J., & Miller, G.A. (November 2000). Differential brain activation in response to positive and threat stimuli in an emotional Stroop paradigm. Paper presented to the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Boulder.

Compton, R.J., Banich, M.T., Milham, M.P., Heller, W., Miller, G.A., Scalf, P., Webb, A., Cohen, N.J., Wszalek, T.M., Kramer, A.F. (April 2000). Paying attention to emotion: An fMRI investigation [abstract]. Journal of Cognitive Neuroscience Supplement, 54. Presented to the Cognitive Neuroscience Society, San Francisco.

Heller, W., Compton, R.J., Milham, M.P. , Banich, M.T., Nitschke, J.B., Etienne, M.A. & Miller, G.A. (November 1999). Cognition/emotion relationships in depression and anxiety. Presented to the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Montreal.

Compton, R.J., Heller, W., Banich, M.T., Palmieri, P.A., & Miller, G.A. (February 1999). Responding to Threat: Hemispheric Asymmetries and Interhemispheric Processing. Presented at the Twenty-Seventh Annual Meeting of the International Neuropsychological Society, Boston.

Compton, R.J. & Levine, S.C. (June 1996). Mood and perceptual asymmetry during the menstrual cycle [abstract]. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society , 2(3), 200. Presented at the Nineteenth Annual Mid-Year European Meeting, Veldhoven, The Netherlands.

Pitts, E.C., Compton, R.J., Church, R.B., Levine, S.C., & Baranes, R. (June 1994). Gesture-Speech Mismatch in Conservation: The Effects of Unilateral Brain Damage. Presented at the Twenty-Fourth Annual Symposium of the Piaget Society, Chicago.

Christensen, C.A., Compton, R.J., & Drake, K.J. (November 1991). Behavioral and event-related potential indicators of aging in women [abstract]. Abstracts-Society for Neuroscience, 17 (pt.1), 656. Presented at Twenty-First Annual Meeting, New Orleans.

 


PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

Association for Psychological Science

Cognitive Neuroscience Society

Society for Psychophysiological Research