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University of Nebraska Public Policy Center

Peer Reviewed Publications

Could Mindfulness Improve Judicial Decision Making

Neal, T.M.S., & Brank, E.M. (2014).  Could mindfulness improve judicial decision making? APA Monitor on Psychology Judicial Notebook, 45(3), 26. Available at

Author: N/A,

Chaplaincy and Mental Health in the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense

Nieuwsma, J.A., Rhodes, J.E., Jackson, G.L., Cantrell, W.C., Lane, M.E., Bates, M.J., Dekraai, M.B., Bulling, D.J., Ethridge, K., Drescher, K.D., Fitchett, G., Tenhula, W.N., Milstein, G., Bray, R.M., & Meador, K.G. (2013). Chaplaincy and mental health in the Department of Veterans Affairs and Department of Defense. Journal of Health Care Chaplaincy, 19:1, 3-21.

Author: Denise Bulling, Mark DeKraai,

Deconstructing Public Confidence in State Courts

Hamm, J.  A., PytlikZillig, L. M., Herian, M. N., Bornstein, B. H., Tomkins, A. J., & Hoffman, L. (2013). Deconstructing public confidence in state courts. Journal of Trust Research, 3, 11-31.

Author: Lisa Pytlik Zillig, Mitchel N. Herian, Alan Tomkins,

Fostering Climate Change Education in the Central Great Plains: A Public Engagement Approach

PytlikZillig, L. M., Steffensmeier, T., Cambell Hibbs, A., Champion, B., Hunt, E. D., Harrington, J., Jr., Spears, J., Umphlett, N., Bruning, R., & Kahl, D. (2013). Fostering climate change education in the Central Great Plains: A public engagement approach. International Journal of Sustainability, 8(1), 161-177.

Author: Tarik Abdel Monem, Lisa Pytlik Zillig,

Deliberation Models Featuring Youth Participation

Bulling,D. J., Carson, L., DeKraai, M., Garcia, A., & Raisio, H. (2013). Deliberation models featuring youth participation. International Journal of Child, Youth & Family Studies, 4(3.1), 409-432.

Author: Denise Bulling, Mark DeKraai,

The Varieties of Individual Engagement (VIE) Scales: Confirmatory Factor Analysis Across Two Samples and Contexts

PytlikZillig, L. M., Hutchens, M., Muhlberger, P., Wang, S., Harris, R., Neiman, J., & Tomkins, A. J. (2013). The Varieties of Individual Engagement (VIE) scales: Confirmatory factor analysis across two samples and contexts. Journal of Public Deliberation, 9(2), art. 8. Available from

Author: Lisa Pytlik Zillig, Alan Tomkins,