Faculty

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Evelyn Field

Education:
BABSc. (University of Lethbridge)
M.Sc. (University of Lethbridge)
PhD (University of Lethbridge)

Office: EA 3042
Phone: 403.440.6426
Email: efield@mtroyal.ca 

TEACHING

  • PSYC 2275 Brain and Behaviour
  • PSYC 3327 Psychology of Sexuality
  • PSYC 3307 Evolutionary Psychology
  • PSYC 4403 Advanced Topics in Brain and Behavior

RESEARCH INTERESTS

  • Sex differences in behavior and nervous system functions; effects of environmental chemicals on the nervous system functions and the expression of male and female typical behavior; evolution of nervous system

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS

Peer-Reviewed Journal Articles

Field, E. F. (2010). Sex differences in toy preferences: Sociology or Biology? In S. L. Gillies & S. Hewitt (Eds.), Biology on the Cutting Edge: Concepts, Issues and Canadian Research around the Globe. Pearson Canada, pp. 97-100.

Kentner, A. C., McLeod, S. A., Field, E. F. & Pittman, Q. J. (2010). Susceptibility to ‘depressive’ behavior in male and female rats after neonatal LPS exposure: The role of sex steroids. Journal of Endocrinology 151: 2689-2699.

Spencer, S., Field, E. F., Pittman, Q. J. (2010). Neonatal programming by neuroimmune challenge: Effects on responses and tolerance to septic doses of LPS in adult male and female rats. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 22: 272-281.

Field, E. F., & Pellis, S. M. (2008) (Invited review). The brain as the engine for sex differences in movement organization. Archives of Sexual Behavior 37: 30-42.

Field, E. F. Metz, G. A., Pellis, S. M., & Whishaw, I. Q. (2006). Sexually dimorphic postural adjustments during vertical behavior are altered in a unilateral 6-OHDA rat model of Parkinson’s disease. Behavioural Brain Research 174, 39-48.

Wallace, D. G., Wallace, P. S., Field, E. F., Whishaw, I. Q. (2006). Pharmacological manipulations of food protection behavior in rats: Evidence for dopaminergic alterations in timing perception during a natural behavior. Brain Research 1112, 213-221.

Field, E. F., Watson, N.V., Whishaw, I. Q. & Pellis, S. M. (2006). Development of play fighting in tfm-affected males: Direct androgenic effects are necessary for the developmental changes in playful defense in adulthood. Developmental Psychobiology, 48, 111-120.

Field, E. F. & Whishaw, I. Q. (2005). Sex differences in postural adjustments during a single pellet skilled reaching task do not affect reaching success. Behavioural Brain Research, 163, 237-245.

Field, E. F., Martens, D. J., Watson, N. V., & Pellis, S. M. (2005). Sex differences in righting from supine to prone: A masculinized skeletomusculature is not required. Journal of Comparative Psychology, 119, 238-45.

Field, E. F., Watson, N. V., Whishaw, I. Q. & Pellis, S. M. (2005). A masculinized skeletomusculature is not required for male-typical patterns of food-protective movements. Hormones and Behavior, 47, 49-55.

Field, E. F., Whishaw, I. Q., Forgie, M. L. & Pellis, S. M. (2004). Neonatal and pubertal, but not adult, ovarian steroids are necessary for the development of female-typical patterns of dodging to protect a food item. Behavioral Neuroscience, 118, 1293-1304.

Field, E. F., Whishaw, I. Q. & Pellis, S. M. (2000). Sex differences in catalepsy: Evidence for hormonal-dependent postural mechanisms in haloperidol treated rats. Behavioural Brain Research, 109, 207-212.

Book Chapters

Field, E. F. (2010). (Invited book chapter). Sex differences in toy preferences: Sociology or Biology? In S. L. Gillies & S. Hewitt (Eds.), Biology on the Cutting Edge: Concepts, Issues and Canadian Research around the Globe. Pearson Canada, pp. 97-100.

Field, E. F., & Whishaw, I. Q. (2008) (Invited book chapter). Sex differences in movement organization: Becker, J., Berkley, K., Geary, N., Hampson, E., Herman, J., Young, E. (Eds.) Sex differences and the brain: From genes to behavior. Oxford University Press.

Books

Carrol, J.L., Field, E.F., Aveline, D. (2016). Sexuality Now: Embracing Diversity. Nelson: Toronto.

Field, E.F., (2015). Powerpoint lectures and revised instructor resources - 18 Chapters.  Psychology Around Us. Wiley: Toronto.

Ellis, L., Geary, D. C., Field, E. F., Hoyenga, K., Kazmer, K., Palmer, C., Pellis, S. M., Wersinger, S., Werstal, S. (2008) A Sourcebook for Male and Female Differences. Lawrence Erlbaum and Associates.

SELECTED CONFERENCE PRESENTATIONS

Field, E. F. Tavcer, S & Shankar, I. (2016). Alignment of proactive and reactive policies and programs for sexual violence prevention at post-secondary institutions in Alberta. Canadian Sociological Association – Panel Presentation (Congress). Calgary, AB.

Tavcer, S., Field, E. F., Shankar, I. (2016). Sexual assault in Alberta: Understanding the crime funnel effect of adult-on-adult sexual assault and its discrepancies between police-reported and victim service-reported information. Canadian Sociological Association – Panel Presentation (Congress). Calgary, AB.

Shankar, I., Tavcer, S. & Field, E. F. (2016). Development and implementation of sexual assault protocols and policies on university campuses. Canadian Sociological Association – Panel Presentation (Congress). Calgary, AB.

Atkinson-Leadbeater, K. & Field, E. F. (2014). Manipulating synaptic transmission in Helisoma trivolvis. A laboratory exercise for undergraduate students. Society for Neuroscience, Washington, D.C.

Mitchell, C., French, H, Atkinson-Leadbeater, K. & Field, E. F. (2013). Diethylstilbestrol exposure in Helisoma trivolvis. Canadian Society for Brain, Behaviour and Cognitive Science, Calgary, Alberta.

Field, E.F., McLeod, S. A., Kentner, A. C., Pittman, Q. J. (2011). The effects of maternal inflammation on the sex-typical development of motor behavior and the architecture of striatal medium spiny neurons in peri-pubertal rats. Organization for the Study of Sex Differences. Oklahoma City, U.S.A.

Callaway, K., Payette, B., Field, E. F. (2011). The efficacy of support services for family members of internationally deployed Canadian forces. Connecting Minds, Vancouver, B.C. Canada. (K. Callaway is a MRU student)

Mitchell, C., Kentner, A. A., McLeod, S. A., Kolb, B., Field, E. F., Pittman, Q. J. (2011) The effects of maternal inflammation on the sex-typical development of social behavior and the architecture of prefrontal neurons in peri-pubertal rats. Experimental Biology, Washington, D.C., U.S.A. (C. Mitchell is a MRU student)

Mitchell, C. Field, E. F. & Lukowiak, K. (2010). The effects of Bisphenol A on non-reproductive and reproductive behaviours in Lymnaea stagnalis. Twenty-second Spring Conference on Behaviour and Brain, Fernie, BC, Canada. (C. Mitchell is a MRU student)

Lang, M., Field, E.F. & Pittman, Q. J. (2010). The effects of maternal inflammation on maternal behavior in the Sprague Dawley rat. Twenty-second Spring Conference on Behaviour and Brain, Fernie, BC, Canada. (M. Lang was a MRU student)

A.C. Kentner, McLeod, S.A., Field, E.F. & Pittman, Q. J. (2009). Susceptibility to ‘depressive’ behavior in male and female rats after neonatal LPS exposure: The role of cyclooxygenase and sex steroids. International Union of Physiological Science, Kyoto, Japan

Field, E.F. McLeod, S.A., Kentner, A.C., Pittman, Q. J. (2008). The effects of prenatal inflammation on the development of exploratory, motor and social behavior in the juvenile rat. Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C.

A.C. Kentner, Field, E.F. McLeod, S.A. & Pittman, Q. J. (2008). What has COX-2 got to do with it? The impact of COX-2 on emotional states. Society for Neuroscience, Washington D.C.

Field, E.F. McLeod, S.A., Pittman, Q. J. (2008). Sex differences in the alterations of juvenile play and motor behavior after exposure to LPS in utero. International Society for Behavioral Neuroscience, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Field, E. F., Galic, M. A., Pittman, Q. J. (2007). The effects of gestational day 12 LPS treatment on the development of motor and cognitive behavior in the adult offspring: Implications for sex differences in neurodevelopmental disorders. Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, CA

Field, E. F., Galic, M. A., Pittman, Q. J. (2007). The effects of prenatal infection, with Poly I:C, on the development of motor and cognitive behavior in the adult rat: Implications for sex differences in neurodevelopmental disorders. Society for Behavioral Neuroendocrinology, Asilomar, CA.