David F. Mastin, Ph.D., Professor

If you are an undergraduate or graduate student I hope you’ll drop by my office in Stabler Hall (room 502) and we can discuss your future in the field of psychology. I am almost always looking for graduate and undergraduate students to train as researchers, but be aware that you must be willing to commit several hours a week to be a researcher.

Check our laboratories page for some idea of the facilities we have available. I’m very interested in creating research projects for graduates and undergraduates. If you’re considering a professional career in psychology, research experience is an invaluable asset.

Courses Instructed

  • PSYC 2300 Psychology and the Human Experience
  • PSYC 3330 Health Psychology
  • PSYC 3365 Psychosexual Behavior
  • PSYC 4320 Physiological Psychology
  • PSYC 4390 Seminar in Multicultural Psychology
  • PSYC 7330 Applied Issues in Health Psychology
  • PSYC 7371 Issues/Ethics in Psychology

Recent and ongoing research

Mastin, D.F., Bryson, J., & Corwyn, R. (2006). Assessing sleep hygiene using the sleep hygiene index. Journal of Behavioral Medicine.

Mastin, D.F. & Harsh. J. R. (2005). Mood disturbance in a large kindred with a high prevalence of narcolepsy and isolated sleepiness. Journal of Clinical Psychology in Medical Settings. 12(4), 301-308.

Mastin, D.F., Peszka, J., Poling, T., Phillips, R., & Duke, J. (2005). Personality as a predictor of the objective and subjective impact of sleep deprivation. Personality and Individual Differences. 39(8), 1471-1482.

Peszka, J., Mastin, D., Murphy, M., Reeves, J., & Harsh, J. (2005). Does the N350 NREM Event-Related Potential Waveform Reflect Cognitive Processing during Sleep? Sleep (Supplement), 28, A39.

Rofkahr, C., Peskza, J. and Mastin, D. (2004) The Relationship between Sleepiness and Obesity in a Non-clinical Population. Sleep (Supplement), 27, A404.

Phillips, R. J., Duke, J., Peskza, J. and Mastin, D.F. (2003) Personality as a Predictor of Objective and Subjective Impact of Sleep Deprivation. Sleep (Supplement), 26, A197.

Baba, K., Bryson, T. L., Mastin, D. F., Pilgreen, K. L., and Bryson, W.J. (2002). Daily caffeine consumption, daytime sleepiness, and chronotypology. Sleep (Supplement), 25, A427.

Picchioni, D., Mastin, D., Peszka, J., Harsh, J. (2002). What is the Prevalence of Hypnagogic Hallucinations and Sleep Paralysis in Non-afflicted Relatives of Patients with Narcolepsy? Sleep (Supplement), 25, A78.

Bryson, J., Bryson, T., Baba, K., & and Mastin, D. (2001). Sleep Hygiene, Daytime Sleepiness, and Chronotypology in Young Adults. Sleep (Supplement), 24, A197.

Conner, M., Cavin, J., G., Orlando, & and Mastin, D. (2001). The Development of a Sleep Hygiene Scale. Sleep (Supplement), 24, A410.

Bryson, J., White, R., & Mastin, D. (2000). Chronic pain, Sleep Disturbance, and Depression: A consideration for assessment. Sleep (Supplement), 23 (2), A338.

Crumly, J., Jones, R., White, R., & Mastin, D. (2000). Sleep Knowledge, Behavior, and Attitudes: A comparison between United States and Japanese samples. Sleep (Supplement), 23 (2), A219.