Social & Behavioral Sciences
Angela H. Becker, Ph.D
Associate Professor of Psychology
Chair, Department of Psychology
Office: KO 236
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I received my M.S. in Experimental Psychology from Emporia State University and my Ph.D. in Experimental Psychology (with emphasis in Cognitive Development) from Texas A&M University. In my current position as Associate Professor of Psychology in the Department of Psychology
at Indiana University Kokomo I teach general psychology, research methods, cognitive psychology, lifespan development, psychology of learning and a variety of special-topics seminar courses. Current research interests include syllabus use and other topics in the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, influence of pronunciation difficulty and sensation seeking on perceptions of risk, and achievement motivation/goal orientation. My research with students has included a variety of topics over the years, from adolescents’ perspectives on grieving to young adults’ attachments to parents and romantic partners, to development of an instrument for evaluating attitudes toward adoption. I have received several teaching awards: IU Kokomo’s Claude Rich Excellence in Teaching Award, Trustee’s Teaching Award, and was selection to the IU Faculty Colloquium on Excellence in Teaching (FACET). I also currently serve as Faculty Sponsor for the IU Kokomo chapter of Psi Chi, The National Honor Society in Psychology.