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James Bender

Title:Asst Professional Lecturer
Office:Warde Academic Center
Phone:773-298-3476
Email:jbender@sxu.edu
Department: Psychology

Biography

James Bender is an assistant professor in psychology who enjoys teaching Introductory Psychology -- his favorite class -- statistics and abnormal psychology. Bender is a licensed clinical psychologist with a lot of industry and government experience. He specializes in personnel selection/human resources employment selection, neuroscience (specifically the role of stress on human behavior), and statistical analysis and research design concentrating on survey research. When he isn't in the classroom, he loves skiing and can often be found doing carpentry or home renovation for himself and his friends and family.


Education

Ph.D. in Clinical Psychology

Roosevelt University

Areas of Specialization

  • Personnel/human resources employment selection.
  • Neuroscience - The role of stress on human behavior.
  • Statistical analysis and research design - Survey research.
  • Criminal Defense - Sanity and trial competency.
  • The role of PTSD and combat exposure on behavior and culpability.

Certification/Licensure

  • Clinical Psychologist, Maryland

Chair Specialized Clinical Interests

  • Cognitive fatigue.
  • The role of sympathetic nervous system activation on human performance.

Courses Taught

  • PSYCH 242: Stress Management
  • PSYCH 300: Research Methods

Presentations/Publications/Productions

Bender, J. (2020). Altered mental status. In McNamera, E., Johe, D.M., and Endly, D.A. (Eds.), Outdoor emergency care. New York: Pearson.

Bender, J., Bartgis, L., and Abo, M. (2020). How well do psychology classes prepare students for Lutheran ministry? Lutheran Education Journal 156(1).

Stites, M., Kittinger, R., Bender, J., Neeman, A., Speed, A., Silva, A., and Cox, A. (2019). Transportation screening personnel: Coping with increased cognitive load. Presented at Behavioral Analysis 2019 Conference, May 2019.

Kittinger, R. and Bender, J. (2015). Methods for determining the role of fatigue and cognitive load on Behavior Detection Officers (BDOs) performance in the field. HCII 2015 Conference Proceedings, 15

Bender, J. (2015, May). The role of cognitive fatigue in trials. One-hour CEU workshop given at Marine Corps Base San Diego, San Diego, CA.

Bender, J. and Cernich, A. (2014, September). TBI and co-occurring psychological health conditions. One-hour CEU/CME workshop at the Global Synapse Conference, Arlington, VA.

Ainspan, N.D., Penk, W.E., Moore, B., Bender, J, Bates, M., and Keane, T. (2012, August). Advancing skills for brief therapeutic treatment to address the needs of returning combat veterans. Seven-hour CE workshop at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Orlando, FL.

Bender, J. (2011, September). The effects of sympathetic nervous system and HPA activation on brain and behavior. Poster presented at the Air Force Medical Service Research Symposium, National Harbor, MD.

Ainspan, N.D., Penk, W.E., Darwin, J.L., Bowles, S.V., Smith-Osborne, A., and Bender, J. (2011, August). Serving those who served: Partnering with returning veterans to aid transition. Seven-hour CE workshop at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Washington, DC.

Ainspan, N.D., Penk, W.E., Darwin, J.L., Bowles, S.V., Smith-Osborne, A., and Bender, J. (2010, August). Serving those who served: Partnering with returning veterans to aid transition. Seven-hour CE workshop at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, San Diego, CA.

Meyers, S. A., Bender, J., Hill, E. K., and Thomas-Branch, S. Y. (2006). How do faculty experience and respond to classroom conflict? International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education 18, 180-187.

Meyers, S. A., Bender, J., Hill, E. K., and Thomas-Branch, S. Y. (2004). Conflict in psychology classes: Faculty experiences and responses. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

Hill, E., Thomas, S., Bender, J., and Meyers, S. (2002, August). Describing and managing conflict in college classrooms. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Chicago, IL.