Recent Academic Publications 

^Indicates student authors 


Island, H.D. (In Prep). Diet and Spatial Distribution of Coastal North American River Otters (Lontra canadensis) of Whidbey Island, Washington.  Aquatic Mammals. 

Island, H.D., ^Smith, B., ^Win, E., ^Newberry, K., Manfredini, J.,  ^Slyngard, R., & ^Strack, S.  (Feb. 2021).  A Longitudinal Study of Parenting Conditions on Two Adult, North American River Otters’ (Lontra canadensis) Abnormal Repetitive Behavior. Journal of Applied Animal Welfare Science. DOI- 10.1080/10888705.2021.1880906

Island, H.D., Animal Research (Accepted, In Press). IN The SAGE Encyclopedia of Research Design, 2nd Edition. Bruce B Frey, Ed.  Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE/Elsevier Publishers.

^Bird, K.L. & Island, H.D., (2020). Evaluating social inclusion: An adaptable measure for use on college campuses.International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities, 12(2), pp.1–12. DOI:

^Migrants, T., ^Kiyokawa, J.M., & Island, H.D. (2019). The Relationship Between Attention, Dyslexia, and Convergence Insufficiency, International Journal of Undergraduate Research and Creative Activities: Vol. 11, Article 1. DOI:

Island, H.D., ^Wengeler, J., & ^Claussenius-Kalman, H. (2017). The Flehmen Response and Pseudosuckling in a Captive, Juvenile Southern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris nereis),  Zoo Biology, 36(1), 30–39. DOI: 10.1002/zoo.21346

Academic Student Co-Authored Presentations

Island, H.D., ^Smith, B., & ^Win, E. (2018).  Influence of pups on Abnormal Repetitive Behavior among two Captive North American River Otters (Lontra canadensis). Western Psychological Association, Portland Oregon, Marriot Waterfront. April 28, 2018

^Kaur, K., ^Parla, M. & Island, H. D. (2017). Loving them to Death: The Effects of Visitor Variables on Captive Northern River Otter Welfare. Western Psychological Association, Sacramento, CA, Sheraton Grand. April 28, 2017.

Island, H.D., ^Wengeler, J., & ^Claussenius-Kalman, H. (2017). The Flehmen Response and Pseudosuckling in a Captive, Juvenile Southern Sea Otter (Enhydra lutris nereis),  Zoo Biology, 36(1), 30–39. DOI: 10.1002/zoo.21346

^Wengeler, J., ^Claussenius-Kalman, H., & Island, H. D. (2016). Suckle and Smell:  Abnormal Repetitive Behavior Among Captive Sea Otters. Oregon Academy of Science, Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR. February 27, 2016.

Island, H. D., ^Engler, L., ^Smith, M., ^Sabado, J., & ^Knowlton, A. (Projected Submission: October, 2018). Benefits of brief bouts of animal-assisted activity in life skills training among child residents of domestic violence shelters(Anticipated Journal:Journal of Psychosocial Nursing).

Island, H.D. (2018). “Netiquette.” In Warf, B. (Ed). Encyclopedia of the Internet. Sage Publication.

Island, H.D. (2016). OMG! You Said What in Class? TMI!”  College Student and Professor Perceptions of Professional Etiquette Violations, Universal Journal of Educational Research, 4 (10), 2477–2482.

Fisher, H.E., Island H.D., Rich, J., Marchalik, D. & Brown, L.L. (2015) Four broad temperament dimensions: Description, convergent validation correlations, and comparison with the Big Five. Front. Psychol. 6:1098. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01098

Fisher, H. E., Rich, J., Island, H. D., Marchalik, D. (2010). The second to fourth digit ratio: A measure of two hormonally based temperament dimensions. Personality and Individual Differences, 49 (7), 773-777.

Island, H.D. (2010).  Game Theory in Psychology.  IN: An Encyclopedia of Research Methods in Psychology.  Neil Salkind, Sage Publication.

Fisher, H.E., Island, H.D., Marchalik, D. & Rich, J.  (Oct. 2008). Temperament as a Mechanism for Mate Choice: A hypothesis and pilot study. IN Evolutionary Family Psychology. Todd Shackelford and Catherine Salmon, Eds.  Oxford University Press. Pp.   275-312.

Island, H.D., Szalda-Petree, A.P., & Kucera, S.  (2007) Sex differences in risk-sensitivity under differing point budgets and predictors of choice.  Journal of General Psychology, 134, (4), 435 – 452.

Szalda-Petree, A.D., Craft, B.B., Martin, L.M., & Deditius-Island, H.K.  (2004).  Self-control in rhesus macaques (Macaca mulatta): Controlling for differential stimulus exposure. Perceptual and Motor Skills, 98, 141-146.

Island, H.D. & Caruso, J.C. (2002).  Reliability Generalization of Zuckerman’s Sensation-Seeking Scale Form V., Educational and Psychological Measurement, 62 (4), 728-734.

Professional Program Evaluations and Reports

Island, H.D. (July, 2016). Summative Evaluation Report The Little Dog Laughed (TLDL) Animal-Assisted Therapy Program. Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR  Note: Conversion from .docx to .pdf changed some of the formatting, I’m working on fixing this.

Island, H.D. (May, 2015).  Formative Evaluation Report The Little Dog Laughed (TLDL) Animal-Assisted Therapy Program. Pacific University, Forest Grove, OR.

Creative Nonfiction Publications

Island, H.D. (December, 2013). Robust RoastThe Boulevard, Vol. 13

Island, H.D. (November, 2013). Speaking French in Panama. The Boulevard, Vol. 12

Island, H.D. (October, 2013). When in Panama, Don’t Kiss the GirlsThe Boulevard, Vol. 11.

Island, H.D. (September, 2013). American GothicThe Boulevard, Vol. 10

Island, H.D. (July, 2013).  I Ate My ChildrenThe Boulevard, Vol. 9

Island, H.D. (June, 2013). Freezing SwimmersThe Boulevard, Vol. 8

One thought on “Publications

  1. Hi! I’m not sure if this is the right place to put this, but I would love to go with you sometime on your search for river otter! I take wildlife photos here on Whidbey Island and would love the chance to learn from you!


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