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-McClymont
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

 

Dr. Daniel Hummer
Assistant 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

 

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