My research looks at how students learn and remember information. My program of research works in a lab to classroom model. This means we first try to isolate and investigate variables that affect memory and attention in the laboratory under very controlled settings, and then test those variables in applied laboratory settings using more complex materials and real-world scenarios, and finally investigating how those variables affect memory and attention in actual classrooms. The type of research questions we try to answer in my lab are things like:
My research focuses on the global sociopsychological, policy, economic, and clinical impact of obesity and mental health on managing efficiencies for diagnosis, treatment, and cost of health outcomes and in healthcare settings. My program of research integrates methodological discipline with a focus on outcomes and implications for health and medical practitioners, which has produced multiple papers to examine
In all, my interdisciplinary program of research is highly collaborative. An interdisciplinary focus makes my overall program of research rather dynamic and practical for overseeing a variety of undergraduate faculty-mentored research projects at St. Bonaventure University across psychological disciplines and interests. Overall, my philosophy is the development of a strong program of research that is highly collaborative and impactful, yet accessible to undergraduate student researchers.
Have you ever tried to convince someone to become your friend, go on a date with you, change their political opinion, or take action in support of their beliefs? The tactics you use to influence yourself or others are all social influence tactics and are the same ones that hate and extremist groups use to spread their ideas into the mainstream, gain new recruits, and inspire others to action. My research examines the tactics and actions used by hate and extremist groups to influence others so that we can better defend ourselves and society against them, promote respect, and even persuade those who hate to change their views to ones of tolerance and acceptance.
My students and I have conducted both qualitative and quantitative research on a variety of topics related to hate and extremism. Our research has been presented at regional and national conferences and published in peer reviewed journals.
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My research program looks at personality – specifically the trait of narcissism and the dimension of erotophilia/erotophobia.
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