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DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY


Senqi Hu, Ph.D.

Department Chair

 

College of Natural and Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Office: KH C3104

Office Phone: 323-343-2252

E-mail: shu6@calstatela.edu

 

Introduction

Having completed 21 years of teaching and service at Humboldt State University, I am a new professor serving as the department chair in the Psychology Department at the California State University, Los Angeles. I am committed to promoting the excellence of teaching and learning and providing the best service to our students. I view teaching as a service provided by me to my students and this service is available when my students find it necessary. I believe the role of a professor is to promote the students' learning potential through effective classroom teaching and research supervision.

 

Teaching Interests

My teaching interest is in areas of biological psychology and health psychology. I have taught courses such as introductory psychology, introduction to behavioral neuroscience, advanced behavioral neuroscience, health psychology, stress and wellness, psychophysiology, drug use and abuse, and advanced psychobiology.

 

Research

I am interested in conducting research in emotion perception and expression and physiological indices of emotion using facial EMG recording and functional MRI mapping methods.

 

Publications

Wan, H., Hu, S., Thobaben, M., Hou, Y., & Yin, T. (2011). Continuous primary nursing care increases satisfaction with nursing care and reduces postpartum problems for hospitalized pregnant women. Contemporary Nurse, 37(2), 149-159.

Hu, S., Huang, H-Y., Jamie L. J. L., & Jacobs, D. A. (2008). Skin conductance as an indicator of anticipated concealed knowledge. Psychological Reports, 102, 927-934.

Hu, S., Player, K.A., McChesney, K.A., Dalistan, M.D., Tyner, C.A., & Scozzafava, J.E. (1999). Facial EMG as an indicator of palatability in humans. Physiology and Behavior, 68: 31-35.

Park, A, H-Y., and Hu, S. (1999). Gender differences in motion sickness history and susceptibility to optokinetic rotation-induced motion sickness. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine,70: 1077-1080.

Hu, S. & Stern, R. M. (1999). Retention of adaptation to motion sickness eliciting stimulation. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 70: 766-768.

Hu, S., McChesney, K. A., Player, K. A., Bahl, A. M., Buchanan, J. B., & Scozzafava, J. E. (1999). Systematic investigation of physiological correlates to motion sickness induced by viewing an optokinetic rotating drum. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 70: 759-765.

Hu, S., Lagomarsino, J. J., and Luo, Y. (1998). Drinking milk or water has no effect on the severity of optokinetic rotation-induced symptoms of motion sickness. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 69: 1158-1161.

Hu, S. and Stern, R. M. (1998). Optokinetic nystagmus correlates with severity of vection induced motion sickness and gastric tachyarrhythmia. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 69: 1162-1165.

Hu, S., Davis, M.S., Klose, A.H., Zabinski, E.M., Meux, S.P., Jacobsen, H.A., Westfall, J.M., and Gruber, M.B. (1997). Effects of spatial frequency of a vertically striped rotating drum on vection-induced motion sickness. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 68: 306-311.

Hu, S., Glasser, K.M., Hoffman, T.S., Stanton, T.M., and Gruber, M.B. (1996)  Motion sickness susceptibility to optokinetic rotation correlates to past motion sickness history. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 67: 320-324.

Stern, R.M., Hu, S., Uijtdehaage, S.H.J., Muth, E.R., Xu, L.H., and Koch, K.L. (1996). Asian Hypersusceptibility to motion sickness. Human Heredity, 46(1): 7-14.

Hu, S., Stritzel, R., Chandler, A., and Stern, R.M. (1995). P6 acupressure reduces symptoms of vection-induced motion sickness. Aviation, Space, and Environmental Medicine, 66: 631-634.

Stern, R. M., Hu, S., LeBlanc, R., and Koch, K. L. (1993).  Chinese hyper-susceptibility to vection-induced motion sickness. Aviation, Space, Environmental Medicine, 64: 827-830.

Stern, R. M., Vasey, M. W., Hu, S., and Koch, K. L. (1991). Effects of cold stress on gastric myoelectric activity.  Journal of Gastrointestinal Motility, 3(4): 225-228.

Hu, S., Grant, W. F., Stern, R. M., and Koch, K. L. (1991).  Motion sickness severity and physiological correlates during repeated exposures to a rotating optokinetic drum.  Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, 62: 308-314.

Hu, S., Stern, R. M., and Koch, K. L. (1991).  Effects of incremental and abrupt pre-exposure to a rotating optokinetic drum on adaptation of symptoms of motion sickness and electrogastrographic activity.  Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, 62: 53-56.

Borkovec, T. D. and Hu, S. (1990).  The effect of worry on cardiovascular response to public imagery.  Behavior Research and Therapy, 28: 69-73.

Stern, R. M., Hu., S., Anderson, R. B., Leibowitz, H. W. and Koch, K. L. (1990).  The effects of fixation and restricted visual field on vection-induced motion sickness.  Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, 61: 712-715.

Hu, S., Stern, R. M., Vasey, M. W., and Koch, K. L. (1989).  Motion sickness and gastric myoelectric activity as a function of speed of rotation of a circular vection drum.  Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, 60: 411-414.

Stern, R. M., Hu, S., Vasey, M. W., and Koch, K. L. (1989). Adaptation to vection-induced symptoms of motion sickness.  Aviation, Space and Environmental Medicine, 60: 566-572.

 

Educational Background

The Pennsylvania State University

Major:     Experimental Psychology (Physiological)

Minor:     Health Psychology

Degree:    M.S. 1988; Ph.D. 1990

 

Shanghai College of Chinese Traditional

Medicine, Shanghai, China

Major:     Clinical medicine. 1977

 


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