Eric Peterson, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

  • Postdoctoral Training: Department of Psychiatry, University of Colorado Denver Health Sciences, Brain Imaging Center
  • Ph.D.: Harvard University, Cambridge, MA
  • B.A.: University of Massachusetts at Amherst
  • Curriculum Vitae

Contact Information

  • Email: eric.peterson@unco.edu
  • Phone: (970) 351-1057
  • Office: McKee Room 62
  • Course website: Under construction
  • Laboratory web site: Under construction
  • Personal website: Under construction
  • Office Hours Spring 2015:
    • Tuesday, Thursday: 11-12:00; 1:15-2:15
Research Interests | Peer Review Articles | Recent Presentations

Research Interests

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Peer Review Articles

Peterson, E., & Welsh, M.C. (2014). Formative versus reflective measurement in executive functions: A critique of Willoughby et al. Measurement: Interdisciplinary Research & Perspectives.

Baker, C.G, Peterson, E., Pulos, S., & Kirkland, R.G (2014). A meta-analysis examining the relationship between IQ and the Eyes Test performance. Intelligence, 44, 78 – 92.

Peterson, E., & Peterson, R.L. (2014). The development of global and local processing: A comparison of children to adults. Journal of Cognition and Development, 15(3), 506 – 519.

Welsh, M., & Peterson, E. (2014). Issues in the Conceptualization and assessment of hot executive functions in childhood. Journal of the International Neuropsychological Society, 20(2), 152 – 156.

Gadgil, Milind, Peterson, E., Tregellas, J., Hepburn, S., & Rojas, D. (2013). Differences in global and local level information processing in autism: An fMRI investigation. Psychiatry Research: Neuroimaging, 115 – 121.

Kirkland, R.G, Peterson, E., Baker, C. G, Miller, S.G, & Pulos, S. (2013). Meta-analysis reveals female superiority in the “Reading the Mind in the Eyes Test.” North American Journal of Psychology, 15(1), 121 – 146.

Peterson, E., & Miller, S.M.G (2012). The Eyes Test as a measure of individual differences: How much of the variance reflects Verbal IQ rather than social cognition? Frontiers in Personality Science and Individual Differences, 1 – 6.

Peterson, E., Schmidt, G., Tregellas, J.R., Winterrowd, E., Kopelioff, L., Hepburn, S., Reite, M., & Rojas, D.C. (2006). A voxel-based morphometry study of gray matter in parents of children with autism. NeuroReport, 17(12), 1289 – 1292.

Rojas, D.C., Peterson, E., Winterrowd, E. , Reite, M., Rogers, S.J., and Tregellas, J. (2006). Regional gray matter volumetric changes in autism associated with social and repetitive behaviors symptoms. BMC Psychiatry, 6 (56).

Kagan, J., Snidman, N., and Peterson, E. (2000). Temperature asymmetry and behavior. Developmental Psychobiology, 37, 186 – 193.

Kagan, J., Snidman, N., Zentner, M., and Peterson, E. (1999). Infant temperament and anxious symptoms in school age children. Development and Psychopathology, 11, 209 – 224.

Recent Presentations

Baker, C.A., Welsh, M., Peterson, E., Kole, James. Musical Working Memory in Musicians and Non-musicians within Baddeley’s Multicomponent Working Memory Model. Accepted for the International Neuropsychological Society Conference, Denver, Accepted for 2015.

Baker, C.A., Pulos, S., Peterson, E., & Kirkland, R. (2014). The Reading the Mind in the Eyes test displays low reliability. Accepted for Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco.

Peake Pohja, M.G, & Peterson, E. (2014). Altered visual-spatial ability in a college sample with a history of childhood maltreatment. Accepted for Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco.

Kirkland, R., Peterson, E., Welsh, M., & Mortenson, JG. (2014) Implicit Mental State Understanding in Older Adults. Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco.

Miller, S. G, Peterson, E., Gonzales, C. U, Pejic, V. G (2013). Childhood maltreatment impairs performance in a cueing paradigm using emotion faces. Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Peterson, E., Miller, S. G, Pejic, V . G (2013). College students who experienced childhood maltreatment self- report higher levels of aggressive behavior. Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Pejic, V . G, Miller, S., Peterson, E., Gonzales, C. U, Peake, M. G (2013). College students who experienced Childhood maltreatment demonstrate increased perceptual sensitivity for facial expressions of emotion. Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Baker, C. G, Kirkland, R. G, & Peterson, E. (2013). Meta-analytic evidence that the female advantage on RMET is enhanced in schizophrenia. Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Manteris, E. M. G, Peterson, E., Athanasiou, M. C., & Koehler-Hak, K. M. (2012). Social Cognition and Comorbidity of Autism Spectrum and Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorders. Annual conference for the Colorado Society of School Psychologists, Beaver Creek, Colorado.

Miller, S. G, Peterson, E., Gonzales, C. U, Broeker, K. U, & Pohja Peake, M. G (2012). Females Detect Emotion with Less Perceptual Information in an Emotion Morphing Paradigm. Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.

Kirkland, R. G, Baker, C. G, Johnson, C. G, Peterson, E., & Pulos, S. (2012). Meta-analysis reveals a moderate relationship between tests of theory of mind and the Eyes Test. Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.