DepartmentsRosemead School of Psychology
Undergraduate Psychology Department
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty

Documents

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of California, Irvine
  • M.A., California State University, Fresno
  • B.S., University of California, Davis

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Biography

Dr. Williams received his PhD in Cognitive Sciences at the University of California, Irvine. He regularly teaches undergraduate classes in Cognitive Psychology, Experimental Psychology, and Physiological Psychology, as well as a graduate course in the Cognitive and Affective Bases of Behavior. Dr. Williams is currently involved with research with both graduate and undergraduate students. His particular topics of interest include: Event-related potentials (ERPs) and implicit measures of gratitude, forgiveness, emotion regulation, and attachment.

Dr. Williams' appointment calendar is available.

Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association (Member)
  • Association for Psychological Science (Member)
  • Society for Psychophysiological Research (Member)

Publications (Selected)

  • Eltiti, S., Siefke, J. J., Lomas, D., & Williams, J. K. (2014). Reducing anxiety: Training attentional disengagement from threat using a modified spatial cueing task. SOJ Psychology, 1, 1-8.
  • Williams, J. K., Hill, P. C., Kim, S., & Campbell, C. D. (2012). Raising the interest of clinical doctoral students in basic research: Three challenges. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 31, 320-325.
  • Williams, J. K., & Themanson, J. R. (2011). Neural correlates of the Implicit Association Test: Evidence for semantic and emotional processing. Social Cognitive and Affective Neuroscience, 6, 468-476. doi: 10.1093/scan/nsq065
  • Williams, J. K., Nesselroade, K. P., & Nam, R. K. (2007). When dissonance intervenes: Effects of perceived moral weight and issue opinion on self-enhancement of opinion objectivity. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 26, 227-235.
  • Nesselroade, K. P., Williams, J. K., Nam, R. K., & McBride, D. M. (2006). Self-enhancement of opinion objectivity: Effects of perceived moral weight. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 25, 27-33.

Presentations

  • Petersen Ventura, N., Williams, J. K., Edwards, K., Hill, P. & Lindsay, C. (2015). The Mediating Role of Emotion Regulation on Attachment and Empathy. Poster presented at a meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • Petersen Ventura, N., Williams, J. K., Edwards, K., Hill, P. & Lindsay, C. (2015). Use of the Emotional Go/Nogo Task as an Implicit Measure of Empathic Ability. Poster presented at a meeting of the American Psychological Association, Toronto, Canada.
  • Baker, J. C., Williams, J. K., Hill, P. C., & Van Oyen Witvliet, C. (2014). Emotion regulation and the Implications for Forgiveness: An Investigation of the Late Positive Potential. Poster presented at a meeting of Division 36 of the American Psychological Association, La Mirada, CA.
  • Barney, K., Eltiti, S., Williams, J., & Pak, J. (2014). Attachment and Coping as Protective Factors Against Trauma and PTSD Symptoms. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, San Francisco, CA.
  • Petersen Ventura, N., Williams, J. K., & Eltiti, S. (2014). The Emotional Go/No-Go Task as a Possible Implicit Measure of Empathy. Poster presented at a meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Portland, OR.
  • Waters, A. J., Hill, P. C., & Williams, J. K. (2014). Development of an Implicit Measure of Humility: Humility Go/No-Go Association Task. Poster presented at a meeting of Division 36 of the American Psychological Association, La Mirada, CA.
  • Williams, J. K. (2013). Implicit, Explicit, and Neurophysiological Measures of Attitudes Toward God. Paper presentation given at a seminar on The Cognitive Science of Religion and Christianity, Seattle, WA.
  • Edwards, E. M., Williams, J. K., Edwards, K. J., & Hall, T. W. (2013). Individual Differences in Empathic Processing: An Event-Related Potential Study. Poster presented at a meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.
  • Siefke, J., Eltiti, S., Williams, J. K., & Lomas, D. (2013). Reducing Anxiety: Training Attentional Disengagement from Threat Using a Cueing Task. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association of Psychological Science, Washington D.C.
  • Williams, J. K., Edwards, E. M., Edwards, K. J., & Hall, T. W. (2012). Task Properties Affect Typical Stimulus Valence Effects in Emotional Picture Processing: An ERP Study. Poster presented at a meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, New Orleans, LA.
  • Baker, J. C., Williams, J. K., & Eltiti, S. (2011). The Effect of Perpetrator Relationship on Forgiveness Type. Poster presented at a meeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.
  • Kim, S., Williams, J. K., Edwards, K. J., & Hall, T. W. (2011). In Pursuit of Personal Distance and Self-Reliance: Neural Substrates of Attachment System Deactivation in Avoidant Individuals. Poster presented at a meeting of the American Psychoanalytic Association, New York, NY.
  • Williams, J. K., & Themanson, J. R. (2010). ERP Correlates of Order and Target Effects in the Implicit Association Test. Poster presented at a meeting of the Society for Psychophysiological Research, Portland, OR.

Research Interests

  • Measuring event-related potentials (ERPs) of Cognitive Processes
  • Implicit Measures of Gratitude
  • Implicit Measures of Forgiveness
  • Implicit Measures of Emotion
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