Department of Psychology

Faculty

 

Dr. Sinead N. Younge
Department Chair; Associate Professor
PhD, 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

 

Dr. David Wall Rice

Associate Provost for Integrative Learning and Academic Accountability; Associate Professor

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

Associate Vice President for Advancement and Leadership Initiatives; Professor

PhD, 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
Assistant Professor
M.A., University College London History of Art
PhD, 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
PhD, 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" 

 

Dr. Daniel Hummer
Associate Professor
PhD, 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
Division Chair; Professor
PhD, 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
PhD, 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
PhD, University of Michigan
Social Psychology/Cultural Psychology
Faculty Website: www.drbryantmarks.com

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

Curriculum Vitae

 

Dr. Yohance Murray
Assistant Professor
PhD, 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
PhD, 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
PhD, 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

  

Jeanine White - Psychology Department

Ms. Jeanine D. White
Office Manager
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)