DepartmentsRosemead School of Psychology
Undergraduate Psychology Department
Biola AffiliationsEmployee, Faculty

Documents

Degrees

  • Ph.D., University of Essex, United Kingdom
  • M.A., California State University, San Bernardino
  • B.A., California State University, Long Beach

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Biography

Dr. Eltiti completed her Ph.D. in cognitive psychology at the University of Essex in the United Kingdom. Following doctoral studies, she worked on several research grants. The most noteworthy of which,  investigated possible health effects from exposure to electromagnetic fields produced by cell phone base stations. Here at Biola, Dr. Eltiti teaches both undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of statistics, experimental, and cognitive psychology. Dr. Eltiti supervises both Ph.D. research projects and Psy.D. doctoral papers. She also, serves as co-chair of the Protection of Human Rights in Research Committee.

Dr. Eltiti's appointment calendar is available.

Affiliations

  • Association for Psychological Science (Member)

Publications (Selected)

  • Wallace, D.,Eltiti, S.,Ridgewell, A., Garner, K., Russo, R., Sepulveda, F., Walker, S. Quinlan, T., Dudley, S., Maung, S., Deeble, R., & Fox, E.  (2012).  Cognitive and physiological responses in humans exposed to a TETRA base station signal in relation to perceived electromagnetic hypersensitivity.  Bioelectromagnetics, 33, 23-39.  doi: 10.1002/bem.20681

  • Wallace, D., Eltiti, S., Ridgewell, A., Garner, K., Russo, R., Sepulveda, F., Walker, S. Quinlan, T., Dudley, S., Maung, S., Deeble, R., & Fox, E. (2010). Do TETRA (Airwave) base station signals have a short-term impact on health and well-being? A randomized double-blind provocation trial. Environmental Health Perspectives, 118, 735-741. doi: 10.1289/ehp.0901416

  • Eltiti, S., Wallace, D. Ridgewell, A., Zougkou, K., Russo, R., Sepulveda, F., & Fox, E. (2009). Short-term exposure to mobile phone base station signals does not affect cognitive functioning or physiological measures in individuals who report sensitive to electromagnetic fields and controls. Bioelectromagnetics, 30, 556-563. doi: 10.1002/bem.20504

  • Eltiti, S. (2008). “Do mobile phone signals harm our health?” Catalyst, 18, 4-6.

  • Eltiti, S., Wallace, D., Ridgewell, A., Zougkou, K., Russo, R., Sepulveda, F., Mireshekar-Syahkal, R., Rasor, P., Deeble, R., & Fox, E. (2007). “Does short-term exposure to mobile phone base station signals increase symptoms in electrically sensitive individuals? A double-blind randomized provocation study”. Environmental Health Perspectives, 115(11), 1603-1608.

  • Eltiti, S., Wallace, D., Zougkou, K., Russo, R., Joseph, S., Rasor, P., & Fox, E. (2007). “Development and Evaluation of the Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Questionnaire”. Bioelectromagnetics, 28(2), 137-151.

  • Eltiti, S., Wallace, D., & Fox, E. (2005). “Selective Target Processing: Perceptual Load or Distractor Salience?” Perception and Psychophysics, 67(5), 876-885).

  • Georgiou, G., Bleakley, C., Hayward, J., Russo, R., Dutton, K., Eltiti, S., & Fox, E. (2005). “Focusing on Fear: Attentional Disengagement from Emotional Faces”. Visual Cognition, 12(1), 145-158.

Presentations

  • Baker, J. C., Williams, J. K., & Eltiti, S. (2011, April). The effect of perpetrator relationship on forgiveness type. Poster session presented at themeeting of the Western Psychological Association, Los Angeles, CA.

  • Eltiti, S., Wallace, D., Ridgewell, A., Garner, K., Russo, R, & Fox, E.  (2010, May).  Exposure to TETRA base station signals does not affect cognitive ability. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Boston, MA.

  • Eltiti, S. (2009). Remembering the bad: The role of emotions in memory. A paper presented at the Zeitgiest Conference: La Mirada, CA.

  • Eltiti, S. (2008). “Anxiety and attentional training.” A paper presented at the Institute for Research on Psychology and Spirituality Conference: La Mirada, CA.

  • Eltiti, S., Fox, E., Keal, D., Zougkou, K., Russo, R., Mirshekar, D., Sepulveda, F., Joseph, S., Rasor, P., Deeble, R. (2004). “Is There a Relationship Between Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity and multiple Chemical Sensitivity?” A poster presented at the WHO International Seminar and Work Group Meeting on EMF Hypersensitivity.

  • Fox, E., Russo, R., & Eltiti, S. (2004). “The Role of Anxiety in Determining the Detection and Disengagement of Attention from Angry Facial Expressions.” A paper presented at the European Association for Behavioural and Cognitive Therapies 34th Annual Conference.

  • Eltiti, S. & Fox, E. (2003). “Perceptual Group and Selective Target Processing.” A poster presented at the European Society for Cognitive Psychology XIII: Granada, Spain.

  • Georgio, G., Fox, E., Russo, R., & Eltiti, S. (2003). “Focusing on Fear: Attentional Disengagement from Emotional Faces.” A paper presented at the European Society for Cognitive Psychology XIII: Granada, Spain.

  • Fox, E., Russo, R., Georgio, G., & Eltiti, S. (2003). “Attentional Bias Towards Threatening Facial Expressions: the Role of Anxiety.” A paper presented at the European Society for Cognitive Psychology XIII: Granada, Spain.

Research Interests

  • Emotion and Cognition: Examining the effect of emotional states and traits on cognitive processes.
  • Cognitive Bias Modification: Assessing the effectiveness of existing cognitive bias modification techniques as well as developing new methods of cognitive retraining and anxiety reduction.
  • Connection between behavioral and physiological responses: Connecting behavioral responses (e.g., reaction time) to physiological responses (e.g., ERP, skin conductance, and heart rate) in anxious individuals while performing various cognitive tasks.
  • Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: Exploring the role of various factors in moderating or mediating the relationship between the experience of trauma and the presence of symptoms.
  • Electromagnetic Hypersensitivity Syndrome: Examining the development and maintenance of electromagnetic hypersensitivity syndrome as well as comparing this syndrome to other medically unexplained syndromes.
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