Paul Moes


Education

  • M.S. (Montana State, 1979)
  • Ph.D. (Texas Christian, 1982)

Professional Activities

  • Assists the Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum network (Web page development, etc).
  • Conducts student outcomes assessment
  • Regular participant in the International Neuropsychology Society Meeting
  • Member, APS

About/bio

Professor Moes teaches Introduction to Psychology (151), Experimental Psychology (356), and Statistics and Research Design (255). He received his Ph.D. in experimental psychology, with an emphasis in the "Chemistry of Behavior," from Texas Christian University combining his interest in psychology and physiology. In addition to teaching at Dordt College in Iowa for 18 years, Professor Moes had the opportunity to spend a year in St. Andrews, Scotland doing research with Professor Malcom Jeeves, a well known neuropsychologist and author of many books focusing on the integration of the left and right cerebral hemispheres, including a special focus on individuals born without the corpus callosum, which connects left and right hemispheres. He continues to reflect on, and write about Christian approaches to understanding brain function, personal responsibility and human nature.

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Research and scholarship

Investigation of possible neuronal function for Probsts bundles

Agenesis of the corpus callosum (ACC) is a congenital defect.

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Selected publications

Moes, P. (2010).  Minding Emotions: The Embodied Nature of Emotional Self-regulation.  Perspectives on Science and Christian Faith; Special issue on Psychology, Neuroscience and Issues of Faith, 62(2), 75-86. http://www.asa3.org/ASA/PSCF/2010/PSCF6-10Moes.pdf

Moes, P., Schilmoeller, K., & Schilmoeller, G. (2009). Physical, motor, sensory and developmental features associated with agenesis of the corpus callosum. Child: Care, Health and Development, 35(5), 656-672. http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/doi/10.1111/j.1365-2214.2009.00942.x/pdf

Moes, P.E, Brown, W.S., & Minnema, M.T. (2007).  Individual differences in interhemispheric transfer time (IHTT) as measured by event related potentials.  Neuropsychologia, 45, 2626-2630.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science?_ob=ArticleURL&_udi=B6T0D-4NC3937-1&_user=10&_rdoc=1&_fmt=&_orig=search&_sort=d&view=c&_acct=C000050221&_version=1&_urlVersion=0&_userid=10&md5=d2125b9ba7179141da4c96969db441a0

Selected Presentations

(starred names represent student co-authors)

Moes, P., *Harris, M., & Yonker, J.  (2010). Influence of Menstrual Cycle Phase on Hemisphere Interaction for Emotion and Gender Perception.  Presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, Acapulco, MX, February, 2010.

Moes, P. *Carlson, H., & *Selles, R., (2010). Gender Differences in Hemisphere Specialization For Non-literal Language (“Jokes”) Processing.  Presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, Acapulco, MX,February, 2010.

Moes, P., *Van Roekel, J., & *Wittingen, K. (2008). Asymmetry of ERP-derived Interhemispheric Transfer Times for Facial Stimuli.  Presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, Kona, HI, February, 2008.

Vander Woude, J., Moes, P., Bowyer, S., & *Vander Veen, E.  (2007). An Adolescent with Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum: A MEG Study of Idiom Comprehension.  Presented at the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, Nov., 2007. 

*Klassen, B. & Moes, P. (2007). Hemispheric Specialization in the Processing of Positive and Negative Facial Affect. Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May, 2007.

*Westbrook, J., *Sinclair, S., & Moes, P.  (2007). The Effects of Religious Orientation and Belief Salience on Self-Serving Bias.  Presented at the Midwestern Psychological Association Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, May, 2007.

Moes, P., *Scheeres, M., & *Klassen, B. (2007).  Interhemispheric Interaction of Emotional Processing in Relation to Social & Emotional Behavior.  Presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, February, 2007.

Moes, P. Bolt, B., *Medeiros-Ward, N., & *Zuidema, K. (2007).  The Effect of Training with the Makoto Apparatus on Neurocognitive Performance. Presented at the International Neuropsychological Society Annual Meeting, Portland, OR, February, 2007.

New Publication

Read more about Dr. Moes' book. It is designed to accompany Introductory Psychology textbooks and classes and allow exploration of the integration of psychological concepts with the Christian faith.

Professional services

  • Assists the Agenesis of the Corpus Callosum network (Web page development, etc).
  • Conducts student outcomes assessment
  • Regular participant in the International Neuropsychology Society Meeting
  • Member, APS

Awards

External Funding Awards

2005 NSF Division of Biological Infrastructure, Major Research Instrumentation.  Proposal Number: 052084. “Acquisition of Electrophysiology Patch-Clamp Equipment to Support Cross-Disciplinary Research and Undergraduate Research Training.”  Principal Investigator: Loren Haarsma, Co-PI’s: Steve Matheson, John Ubels and Paul Moes.

2002-2003  NSF Department of Undergraduate Education, Track: Course Curriculum and Laboratory Improvement, Adaptation and Implementation. CDFA Number 47.076. "Adaptation and Implementation of an Electrophysiological Laboratory for Undergraduate Psychology and Physics Students."  Principal investigator.  ($12,689)

1987-1989  U.S. Dept. of Education Grant Recipient – Principal Investigator, ($42,000) Independent Schools: What Works.  Washington D.C.. The Office of Education Research and Improvement (OERI), U.S. Department of Education.

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