Russell T. Hurlburt, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
University of Nevada, Las Vegas
4505 Maryland Parkway
Las Vegas, NV 89154-5030
Voice: (702) 895-0194 ... Fax: (702) 895-0195
Email: russ@unlv.nevada.edu

Professional Interests

Exploring Inner Experience
Teaching Introductory Statistics


Updated 11/18/13


Selected Descriptive Experience Sampling Papers


Full texts of some articles are available by clicking the article if you wish to view it in accord with "fair use" laws.

Hurlburt, R. T., Heavey, C. L., & Kelsey, J. M. (2013). Toward a phenomenology of inner speaking. Consciousness and Cognition, 22, 1477-1494. Penultimate version.

Heavey, C. L., Hurlburt, R. T., & Lefforge, N. (2012). Toward a phenomenology of feelings. Emotion, 12(4), 763-777. Penultimate version.

Hurlburt, R. T. (2011). Descriptive Experience Sampling, the Explicitation Interview, and pristine experience: In response to Froese, Gould, & Seth.Journal of Consciousness Studies, 18(2), 65-78. Penultimate version.

Hurlburt, R. T. (2011). Nine clarifications of Descriptive Experience Sampling. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 18(1), 274-287. Penultimate version.

Hurlburt, R. T., & Schwitzgebel, E. (2011). Little or no experience outside of attention? Journal of Consciousness Studies, 18(1), 234-252. Penultimate version.

Hurlburt, R. T., & Schwitzgebel, E. (2011). Methodological pluralism, armchair introspection, and DES as the epistemic tribunal. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 18(1), 253-273. Penultimate version.

Hurlburt, R. T., & Schwitzgebel, E. (2011). Presuppositions and background assumptions. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 18(1), 206-233.Penultimate version.

Hurlburt, R. T., & Raymond, N. (2011). Agency: A case study in bracketing presuppositions. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 18(1), 295-305. Penultimate version.

Heavey, C. L., Hurlburt, R. T., & Lefforge, N. (2010). Descriptive experience sampling: Exploring moments of inner experience. Qualitative Research in Psychology, 7, 345-368. Penultimate version.

Hurlburt, R. T. (2009). Iteratively apprehending pristine experience. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 16(10-12), 156-188.

Hurlburt, R. T., Heavey, C. L., & Bensaheb, A. (2009). Sensory awareness. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 16(10-12), 231-251.

Hurlburt, R. T. (2009). Descriptive experience sampling. In T. Baynes, A. Cleermans, & P. Wilken (Eds.), Oxford Companion to Consciousness, pp. 225-227. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press. Penultimate version.

Hurlburt, R. T. (2009). Unsymbolized thinking, sensory awareness, and mindreading. Behavioral and Brain Sciences, 32, 149-150. (doi:10.1017/S0140525X09000673.) Penultimate version.

Hurlburt, R. T. & Akhter, S. A. (2008). Unsymbolized thinking is a clearly defined phenomenon: A reply to Persaud. Consciousness and Cognition, 17, 1376-1377. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2008.07.004. Penultimate version.

Hurlburt, R. T. & Akhter, S. A. (2008). Unsymbolized thinking. Consciousness and Cognition, 17, 1364-1374. doi:10.1016/j.concog.2008.03.021.

Heavey, C. L. & Hurlburt, R. T. (2008). The phenomena of inner experience. Consciousness and Cognition, doi:10.1016/j.concog.2007.12.006.

Hurlburt, R. T. & Akhter, S. A. (2006). The Descriptive Experience Sampling method. Phenomenology and the Cognitive Sciences, 5, 271-301.

Hurlburt, R. T. & Knapp, T. K. (2006). Muensterberg in 1898, not Allport in 1937, introduced the terms 'idiographic'and 'nomothetic' to American psychology. Theory & Psychology, 16, 287-293.

Hurlburt, R. T. & Heavey, C. L. (2004). To beep or not to beep: Obtaining accurate reports about awareness. Journal of Consciousness Studies, 11, 113-128.

Hurlburt, R. T. & Heavey, C. L. (2002). Interobserver reliability of Descriptive Experience Sampling. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 26, 135-142.

Hurlburt, R. T., Koch, M., & Heavey, C. L. (2002). Descriptive Experience Sampling demonstrates the connection of thinking to externally observable behavior. Cognitive Therapy and Research, 26, 117-134.

Hurlburt, R. T., & Heavey, C. L. (2001). Telling what we know: describing inner experience. Trends in Cognitive Sciences, 5, 400-403.

Hurlburt, R. T. (1997). Randomly sampling thinking in the natural environment. Journal of Consulting and Clinical Psychology, 65, 941-949.

Hurlburt, R. T., Happe, F.,& Frith, U. (1994). Sampling the form of inner experience in three adults with Asperger syndrome. Psychological Medicine, 24, 385-395.


Teaching Introductory Statistics


Statistical reasoning is one of the modern educated person's fundamental skills: scientific, economic, political, and everyday decisions almost always rest on a statistical foundation. I've written the textbook Comprehending Behavioral Statistics (in its fifth edition for Fall, 2012) to provide an honest comprehension of this important material, making statistical concepts readily accessible without sacrificing statistical correctness.

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Comprehending Behavioral Statistics
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I have worked hard to make Comprehending Behavioral Statistics and Personal Trainer error free, but it is a big project and errors occur. I maintain an up-to-date errata site to minimize the impact.





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