Research

Current Research

Personality Assessment: A Comparative Analysis of Popular Instruments

In this study, a comparative analysis of popular personality assessments will examine cross-instrument consistency and reliability. The study focuses on four popular assessment instruments: The "9Why" System, Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI), "True Colors," and the DISC Assessment. C. Forkner, C. McMurdie, 2017-2020.

The Impact of Neurofeedback on PTSD: A Case Study

Abstract:

This research report includes examination of the process and results of using neurofeedback as a treatment mode for post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). The subject of the study was a military retiree with three decades of active duty service who saw action in three counter-terrorism operations and observed the deaths of over two dozen service members. Treatments were conducted at Vitanya Wellness in Tempe, Arizona, from October 2018 through April 2019. The study included the subject taking part in a total of 36 sessions using cutting-edge neurofeedback technologies. Data was collected at each of the 36 sessions and, coupled with diagnostic assessments every 6 weeks, comprised the data set for this qualitative study. Statistical analysis indicated clinically significant improvements in both executive functioning (CEFI-A) and quality of life (WHOQOL-Bref) measurement areas at both 12- and 24-week assessment points. Clinically significant improvement was also present in trauma indexes (PCL-C) at the 24-week assessment point. C. Forkner, 2019.

Veteran Workforce Performance at Charles Schwab: Neuroscience at Work

Abstract:

The abstract to this new study is forthcoming. C. Forkner, S. Smith, 2019.

Current Projects

"A Mother's Gift" - The Poetry of Lois Stodieck

Book project editing the patriotic and Americana poetry of Lois Stodieck in collaboration with her daughter, Deb Ray. eBook and eventual hard copy. 

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A Family Legacy of Service

Book project following the legacy of service of the Forkner, Shark, Tausig, and associated families in America.