Professor and Department Chair
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.
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.
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.
- PSY 388 - Sex and Gender (cross-listed with BIOL 388N)
- PSY 450 - Principles of Health Psychology
PUBLICATIONS AND PRESENTATIONS
L. Yuan, R. Zhou, & S. Hu (2014). Cognitive reappraisal of facial expression: Electrophysiological evidence of social anxiety. Neuroscience Letters, 577: 45-50.
J. Huang, R. Zhou, & S. Hu (2013). Effects on automatic attention due to exposure to pictures of emotional faces while performing Chinese word judgment tasks. PLOS ONE (October 2013 | Volume 8 | Issue 10 | e75386). www.plosone.org.
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)Â 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
Pennsylvania State University
- Experimental Psychology (Physiological)
- Ph.D., 1990
- M.S., 1988
Shanghai College of Chinese Traditional Medicine (Shanghai, China)
- Clinical medicine, 1977