Undergraduate institution: University of California, Los Angeles
My research interests are focused on the use of neuroscience techniques, diversity and adverse impact issues, and cognitive ability testing as a selection procedure. My thesis and dissertation research utilize an eye tracker to collect cognitive pupillometry, or fluctuations in pupil size that indicate changes in cognitive resource usage and information processing level. My master’s thesis research received the 2018 Adverse Impact Reduction Research Initiative (AIRRIA) research grant from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP). Prior to graduate school, I did research on neurodegenerative disease mechanisms.
Representative publications and presentations:
Chou, V. P.*, Omansky, R.*, Scherbaum, C. A., Yusko, K. P., & Goldstein, H. W. (in press). The use of specific cognitive abilities in the workplace. In D. McFarland (Ed.), General and Specific Abilities. Newcastle upon Tyne, UK: Cambridge Scholars Publishing. [*: equal authorship; authors listed alphabetically]
Chou, V. P., & Tumminia, A. (2017). Self-determination theory. In Encyclopedia of industrial and organizational psychology. (2nd ed.). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications, Inc.
Tate, C. C., Chou, V. P., Hong, S., Ko, N., Campos-Alves, C., Moalem, A. S., ... & Manning-Boğ, A. B. (2017). Mesenchymal stromal SB623 cell implantation mitigates nigrostriatal dopaminergic damage in a mouse model of Parkinson’s disease. Journal of Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine.
Chou, V. P., Ko, N., Holman, T. R., & Manning-Boğ, A. B. (2014). Gene-environment interaction models to unmask susceptibility mechanisms in Parkinson's disease. Journal of Visualized Experiments, (83), e50960-e50960.
Chou, V. P., Holman, T. R., & Manning-Bog, A. B. (2013). Differential contribution of lipoxygenase isozymes to nigrostriatal vulnerability. Neuroscience, 228, 73-82.