Jodi McKibben

Jodi McKibben
  • Assistant Professor of Psychology
  • Ph.D., Ohio University
  • Office: Wayne Hall 539
  • Phone: 610-436-3443
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Office Hours: Spring 2024

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Courses Typically Taught

  • PSY 245 - Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • PSY 246 - Research Methods in Psychology
  • PSY 400 - Senior Seminar in Psychology
  • PSY 601 - Introduction to Statistics/Research Methods
  • PSY 602 - Advanced Statistical Methods

Research Interests

My primary research interests include memory malingering and mental health service utilization with an emphasis on research design and statistical methodology.

My current research entails the development of a new measure to detect memory malingering. The accurate detection of malingering on cognitive measures designed to assess the need for services, care, and financial compensation impacts both would-be malingerers and those potentially incorrectly identified as malingerers that need such services. With the known issues regarding previously developed malingering measures (performance validity tests), a new measure is needed to better ascertain memory malingering.

An important aspect of my research entails the inclusion of both undergraduate and graduate students. I endeavor to provide opportunities to become involved in multiple aspects of the research process in my lab.

Representative Presentations and Publications

Hull, L.* & McKibben, J.B.A. (2024). A Historical Analysis and Evaluative Review of Performance Validity Tests. [Manuscript submitted for publication].

Gallagher, S.,* Casella, M.,* Neely, M.,* & McKibben, J.B.A. (2023, May). Enhancing Malingering Detection: An Evaluation of Two Measures. Spring 2023 West Chester University College of Science and Mathematics Poster Session (poster), West Chester, PA

McKibben, J.B.A., Fullerton, C.S., Herberman Mash, H.B., Nock, M.K., Naifeh, J.A., Kessler, R.C., Stein, M.B., & Ursano, R.J. (2014). Suicidal behaviors and the use of mental health services among active duty Army soldiers. Psychiatric Services, 65(3), 374-380.

McKibben, J.B.A., Fullerton, C.S., Gray, C.L., Kessler, R.C., Stein, M.B. & Ursano, R.J. (2013). Mental health service utilization in the US Army. Psychiatric Services, 64(4), 347-353.

McKibben, J.B.A., Ekselius, L., Girasek, D., Gould, N., Holzer III, C., Rosenberg, M., & Gielen, A.C. (2009). Epidemiology of burn injuries II: Psychiatric and behavioral perspectives. International Review of Psychiatry, 21(6), 512-521.

McKibben, J.B.A., Bresnick, M.G.*, Wiechman Askay, S.A., & Fauerbach, J.A. (2008). Acute stress disorder and posttraumatic stress disorder: A prospective study of prevalence, course and predictors in a sample with major burn injuries. Journal of Burn Care & Research, 29(1), 22-35.

* Indicates undergraduate students involved in multiple aspects of the research.