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Faculty & Staff


Angela Becker
Chair of the Department of Psychology
Associate Professor of Psychology
Phone: (765) 455-9447
Office: 210A Main Building
abecker@iuk.edu

Typically teaches: General Psychology, Lifespan Development, Learning, Cognitive Psychology, Research Methods, Independent Study in Psychology (Senior Student Research)

Research interests:  Pronunciation difficulty, ratings of risk, and sensation-seeking; Achievement motivation/Goal orientation; topics in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning; other topics of interest to student advisees

Sharon Calhoon
Associate Professor of Psychology
Main Building, Room 222
Phone: (765) 455-9401
scalhoon@iuk.edu

 Kevin Clark
Associate Professor of Psychology
Main Building, Room 224
Phone: (765) 455-9342
kevclark@indiana.edu

Typically teaches: General Psychology, Lifespan Development, Statistical Techniques, Learning, Neuroscience, History and Systems, Independent Study in Psychology (Senior Student Research), Special Topics in Psychology (Creativity, Political Thinking, Motivation to Learn, others)

Research interests: Embodied and Sociocultural Theories of Mind; Metaphors and Cognitive Models; Scientific Thinking and Cognitive Biases; Teaching for Critical and Reflexive Thinking and Understanding; Theoretical Foundations of Psychology

Christina Downey
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Main Building, Room 234
Phone: (765) 455-9385
downeyca@iuk.edu

Typically teaches: General Psychology, Health Psychology, Abnormal Psychology, Helping Skills and Ethics, Practicum in Psychology, Independent Study in Psychology (Senior Student Research); Special Topics in Psychology (Community Psychology, Body Image and Eating Behaviors, Child Psychopathology)

Research interests: Health Beliefs and Behaviors; Eating Disorders and Body Image; Multicultural Clinical Psychology; Diversity-related Attitudes on College Campuses; Issues related to Online Teaching; Effective Group-Based Pedagogical Techniques

Kathryn Truax Holcomb
Associate Professor of Psychology
Main Building, Room 230
Phone: (765) 455-9452
kmholcom@iuk.edu

Typically teaches: General Psychology, Research Methods, Personality, Social Psychology, Psychology in the Courtroom, Psychology of Gender and Ethnicity, Independent Study in Psychology (Senior Student Research), Special Topics in Psychology (Political Thinking, Positive Psychology, others)

Research interests: The interaction between attitudes and behavior and the application of this interaction to current events; How people react to learning new information about themselves, and in particular, the circumstances under which people will seek out information that might help them improve as opposed to seeking out information that makes them feel better about themselves (information that increases their self-esteem)


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