Is expert on drug urges and cravings, drug tolerance and dependence, and treatments
for cigarette smoking. Conducts human and animal studies on tolerance, dependence,
craving and drug-taking behavior, looking at the contribution of learning and cognition to addictive disorders. Measures drug craving and its role in addiction.
Researches consumer behavior. Has studied how involvement affects response to advertising;
personal attributes that lead to high spending; and the gift-giving mentality. Developed
a saver/spender scale to rate what types of gifts an individual will give.
Studies how hormones alter the nervous system and how that affects behavior. Has
published articles on neural and hormonal control of sexual behavior and aggression
Studies the effect of genetics on human behavior. Says genetics play only a small
role in intelligence and behavior. Teaches course about intelligence, or IQ, tests.
Is opposed to using aptitude tests to predict future success of students.
Primary research interest is the development of gender roles. Studied the development
of gender differences in the behaviors involved in interacting with and nurturing
infants and young children.
Co-edited "Peer Relationships in Child Development," (Wiley, 1989). Research interests
in the area of social development. Studies include the development of friendships
during childhood and adolescence; the effects of friendships on social and personality development; the processes and outcomes of peer influence; and moral judgments and
reasoning. On sabbatical spring 1997.
Is an expert on parent-child relationships, family problems and childhood aggression.
Performs clinical work with families with psychological difficulties and treats aggressive
children. Can discuss childhood aggression with regard to peer rejection and depression.
Has done research on stress and coping including loneliness in adolescence and children's
coping with chronic illness. Related research includes the development of moral judgment/values
and cognitive development in children and adolescents.
Research interests include motivation and achievement in children diagnosed with
attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder. Also studies peer relations, loneliness
and self-concept in school-age children and the treatment of ADHD.
Research focuses on developmental differences in how children and adults acquire
expertise and on the development of children's thinking and memory.
Has researched the role of environment and individual differences on development
in the first several years of life. Studies children's reactions to caregiver turnover
in day care settings. Other studies include the role of individual differences such
as sex and temperament in mediating the impact of the environment on individuals and
measuring the impact of early temperament influences.
Researches how humans process information, as well as short-term memory and human
factors. Studies what happens between the time a subject sees a stimulus and then
makes a response. Draws on the mathematical theory of scheduling, as applied in particular to the scheduling of jobs on computers.
Has done research on personality and interpersonal behavior, especially among minorities;
personality traits; non-intellectual predictors for academic success among African-American
students; and responses to racial discrimination. Also interested in racial/ethnic identifications.
Is expert on interpersonal relationships, particularly love relationships. Teaches
on psychotherapy, interpersonal relations and clinical gerontological psychology.
Supervises adult clinical psychology practica. Conducted recent studies on problems
in long-term marriages and on the impact of cancer on marriage and family relationships.
Researches text processing and remembering. Has studied retrieval cues and text
memory, aging and memory for prose, response bias in remembering prose, holistic
forgetting, and qualitative distortions in the remembering of prose.
Conducted a seven-nation study of daily life in old age. Researched the influence
of social relationships in averting depression among elderly cancer patients. Current
work focuses on transracial adoption and marriage across the life course.
Has published on such topics as alcoholics in group therapy; women's consciousness-raising
as an alternative to psychotherapy; the effectiveness of psychiatric rehabilitation;
and psychiatric disability.
Was director of professional services for child/adolescent psychiatric hospital.
Is a member of Indiana State Nurses Association's Council on Psychiatric/Mental Health
Nursing Practice. Has studied post-hysterectomy experience of women; stress and coping; and diets and body image.
Researches motivation and the psychological factors influencing performance and
persistence in sports and exercise. Has expertise in competitive youth sports, the
academic achievement of athletes, and gender differences in athletes. Consults coaches
and athletes, is sport psychology consultant to U.S. gymnastics women's national team
and is editor of the Journal of Applied Sport Psychology.
Researches motivation and behavioral decision-making. Conducted experiments examining
how people make evaluations when missing important information.
Studies motivational factors in instructional design and development, develops strategies
to incorporate intrinsic motivation into instruction.
Nationally recognized expert on motivation. Researches the effects of social and instructional factors on students' cognitive processes, learning, self-regulation and motivation, with emphasis on applying social cognitive learning theory.
Research areas include employee selection and staffing, evaluation, training and
development, equal employment opportunity, promotion and turnover, job design, auditing
and benchmarking, work group design, compensation, negotiation, and general personnel research. Is editor of Personnel Psychology.
Has expertise in leadership and teamwork related to organizational psychology. Has
special interest in research and development, project management, and new product
Has interest in organizational psychology and higher education administration. Has
consulted numerous corporate clients and has expertise in the areas of human resource
management, managing change and total quality management.
Studies personality development and young children at risk of school failure. Evaluates early education programs for at-risk children by looking at family, school and child characteristics. Assesses joint effects of family and school environment on children's social, emotional and academic development.
Studies the effect of emotion on thought processes. Recent work examines the emotional
reactions of African-Americans to real or imagined interactions with persons of other
races. Has researched anxiety disorders with special attention to post-traumatic
stress disorder. Counseled veterans of the Vietnam War at the Jackson, Miss., Veterans
Is an expert on transpersonal psychology (interface between spirituality and psychology),
humanistic psychology and group dynamics. Works with groups using the Myers-Briggs
Type Indicator test as a means to facilitate communication and build teams. Past
president of the Indiana chapter of the Association for Psychological Type.
Research focuses on cognitive and motivational processes in stereotyping and impression
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