Department of Psychology

Faculty

Dr. David Wall Rice
Associate Professor & Chair
Faculty Website: http://www.morehouse.edu/facstaff/drice


Educational Background: B.A. Psychology, Morehouse College; M.S. Columbia University, Journalism; Ph.D. Howard University, Personality Psychology

Areas of Expertise: Personality Psychology and Popular Culture; Achievement and Black Men in the Obama Era; Religious Identity and Expression; Psychology and Self-definition within Hip-Hop Lyricism; The Affirmative Development of Black Men; Personal Narratives and the Self

Research Interests:

  • Identity theory development
  • Discourse, narrative and life-story-tellings as related to identity construction
  • The impact of popular culture on personality correlates and psychological behavior
  • Identity and the negotiation of achievement, particularly among African American males
  • The impact of psycho-social constructs on academic achievement (i.e. race self complexity, multiple- selves, stereotype threat)


Curriculum Vitae

Syllabus

 

Dr.  Jann H. Adams
Professor
Ph.D., Indiana University
Clinical Psychology/Social Psychology

Research Interests:

  • John Henryism and elevated cardiovascular reactivity, hypertension and other long-term health consequences
  • Intervention effectiveness in reducing attrition and enhancing performance of African American undergraduates in the STEM fields


Curriculum Vitae

Syllabus

Video  (Morehouse on iTunesU: Specials)
Eddie Gaffney Lecture Series No. 4 
The Case for Interactive Learning, Theory and Application - Eddie Gaffney Lecture Series: Jann H. Adams, Released Oct 29, 2013

 

 

Department of Psychology, Visiting Assistant Professor

Dr. Jenna Andrews
Visiting Assistant Professor
M. A., University College London History of Art
Ph.D., Emory University
Personality and Abnormal Psychology

Research Interests:

  • Psychology of art and aesthetics (especially emotional response to works of art)
  • Narrative psychology (particularly the developmental significance of birth stories)
  • Nonverbal communication and social skills
  • Collecting/acquisitive behaviors, both normal and pathological (i.e. compulsive hoarding)


Curriculum Vitae


Syllabus

Video  (Morehouse on iTunesU: Specials) 
Eddie Gaffney Lecture Series No. 5
What's in a Birth Story? An Exploration of an Insufficiently Studied by Crucial Component of the Autobiographical Life Narrative - Eddie Gaffney Lecture Series: Jann H. Adams, Released November 19, 2013

 

Dr. Tina R. Chang
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Georgia Institute of Technology
Animal Behavior, Environmental Psychology,
Industrial/Organizational Psychology

Research Interests:

  •  Effects of captivity on non-human primate behavior & psychological well-being
  • Evolutionary theory and affordances as predictors of environmental preference in human and non-human primates
  • Application of applied behavior analysis to program evaluation in non traditional work settings


Curriculum Vitae


Syllabus

Video (Prezi.com) - Environment, Behavior Lab

Video  (Morehouse on iTunesU: Specials) -  
Eddie Gaffney Lecture Series 
Released Oct 14, 2014
"The fractal dimension as a predictor of human environmental preference" 

 

Teaniese Latham Davis - Department of Psychology Faculty

Dr. Teaniese Latham Davis
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Georgia
Public Health 

Research Interests:

  • STD and HIV prevention among adolescents and young adults
  • Communication about sex and sexual health among partners
  • Intervention development to increase healthy and protective sexual behaviors
  • social determinants facilitating/hindering engagement in healthy behaviors

 

O'Shan Gadsden, Psychology Department Faculty Member

Dr. O’Shan D. Gadsden
Visiting Assistant Professor
Ph.D., Howard University
Counseling Psychology

Research Interests:

  • The clinical utility of spirituality/religion in working with African-American patients
  • The clinical utility of psychodynamic and Frierian theory in working with under-served communities
  • The impact of gender role identity and sociocultural variables on how African-American adult males understand and relate to their romantic partners
  • The relationship between unresolved trauma, religiosity, and African-American males' ability to navigate emotional spaces

 

 

Dr. Daniel Hummer
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Biological Psychology

Research Interests:

  • Neurobiological mechanisms involved in the synchronization of the circadian clock to the light-dark cycle
  • Development and sexual differentiation of brain and behavior
  • Neuroendocrinology of social behavior


Curriculum Vitae


Syllabus

Video  (Morehouse on iTunesU: Specials)  -
Eddie Gaffney Lecture Series No. 3
What time is it? The role of GABA in circadian timekeeping - Eddie Gaffney Lecture Series: Daniel Hummer, Released Feb 11, 2014 

 

 

Dr. Duane Jackson
Professor
Ph.D., University of Illinois
Animal Behavior/Experimental Psychology
Faculty Website: http://www.morehouse.edu/facstaff/djackson/

Research Interests:

  • Learning and behavior in insects
  • Swarm intelligence
  • Human & non-human animal behavior in the zoo setting


Curriculum Vitae


Syllabus

Video (YouTube) -  AUC Author Series - YouTube

 

Dr. Chris Markham
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Hawaii at Manoa
Behavioral Neuroscience

Research Interests:

  • Neurobiological mechanisms and consequences of social defeat stress
  • Ethological models of fear and anxiety
  • Neuroanatomical circuits mediating defensive and aggressive behaviors


Curriculum Vitae


Syllabus

Video (Morehouse on iTunesU: Specials)
Eddie Gaffney Lecture Series No. 6
Winners and Losers: The Neurobiology of Social Conflict - Eddie Gaffney Lecture Series: Chris Markham, Released Dec 03, 2013

 

 

Dr. Bryant Marks
Associate Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Social Psychology/Cultural Psychology
Faculty Website: http://www.morehouse.edu/facstaff/bmarks/

Research Interests:

  • The psychological impact of the Black College experience
  • The impact of activated stereotypes on performance and behavior
  • Gender stereotypes among African Americans
  • Racial identity as a predictor of academic achievement, self-esteem, and ingroup and outgroup racial attitudes

 

Dr. Yohance Murray
Assistant Professor
Ph.D., University of Michigan
Clinical Psychology

Research Interests:

  • African American's use of social support networks
  • Race and gender differences in disclosure and emotional sharing in psychotherapy
  • African American spirituality and psychological well being


Curriculum Vitae


Syllabus

 

Dr. Martin Rosenman
Professor
Ph.D., University of South Carolina
Consulting Psychology/Clinical Psychology

Research Interests:

  • Leadership, creative problem solving and decision making
  • Organizational innovation through employee ideas
  • Electronic brainstorming    
  • Scientific discovery


Curriculum Vitae


Additional Materials

 

Dr. Margaret L. Weber-Levine
Professor Emeritus
Ph.D., State University of New York at Stony Brook
Physiological Psychology

Research Interests:

  • The uses and effectiveness of complementary and alternative practices in health and illness
  • The effects of nutrition and other environmental factors on brain function and behavior/health psychology
  • Issues in the responsible conduct of science

 

Dr. Sinead N. Younge
Associate Professor
Ph.D., Michigan State University
Ecological –Community Psychology
Specialization: Urban Affairs

Research Interests:

  • Psychosociocultural antecedents of health behaviors
  • STI and HIV prevention and intervention
  • Community based participatory action research
  • Program evaluation
  • Higher education pedagogy


Curriculum Vitae


Syllabus

 

Jeanine White - Psychology Department

Ms. Jeanine D. White
Administrative Assistant III
B.A., Morris Brown College
Mass Media Arts

Programmatic Emphasis:

  • Community outreach
  • Scholarship Resource Center (Psychology)
  • Departmental awards and recognition -  faculty and students (local/national)