David 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. To contact Dr. Mastin, email dfmastin@ualr.edu.

Courses Instructed

  • Psychology and the Human Experience
  • Health Psychology
  • Psychosexual Behavior
  • Physiological Psychology


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.