Faculty Scholarship: Psychology

Dr. Kitchens


Michael Kitchens
Associate Professor Psychology

B.S., University of Mobile

M.A., University of Mississippi

Ph.D., University of Mississippi

His teaching interests are in general psychology, introductory and advanced research courses, the science of emotion, and social psychology. His research interests are in the processes of the self (e.g., identity & self-control), the emotion experience, and the application of psychological science to libertarian scholarship and faith. Dr. Kitchens is a member of Psi Chi, Alpha Theta Chi, the Association for Psychological Science, and the Society for Personality and Social Psychology.

Dr. Kitchens' Scholarship and Pedagogy 2016 Celebration

Kitchens, M. B. (2015, Nov). Thinking about God causes internal reflection in believers and unbelievers of God. Self and

Identity, 14(6), 724-747.

Phillips, R. E., & Kitchens, M. B. (2016, Jan.-March). Augustine or Philistine? College students' sanctification of learning and Its

Implications. International Journal for the Psychology of Religion, 26(1), 80-94.

Dr. Manza


Lou Manza
Professor and Department Chair of Psychology

B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton

M.A., Brooklyn College

M. Phil., City University of New York

Ph.D., City University of New York

Dr. Manza's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2017 Celebration

Meyer, J., Manza, L., Sorber, K., Cook, M., & Acevedo, C. (2016, March). Writing skills and college students: Relationships between composition-related attitudes/behaviors and academic entitlement.  Poster presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Sorber, K., Manza, L., Meyer, J., Potosnak, A., Parsons, C., Aguilar, E., Umbrell, T., & Fleming, M. (2016, March). Paranormal firewalls and metacognitive awareness: Separating pseudoscientific beliefs and decision-making.  Poster presented at the 87th Annual Meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York, NY.

Dr. Albert


Dr. Albert
Assistant Professor of Psychology

Ph.D., Cornell University


Dr. Albert's Scholarship and Pedagogy 2017 Celebration

Albert, R. R. (2016, May). A micro approach to studying the appropriateness of caregiver responses to babbling: New findings from a playback paradigm. Presented at the Biennial Meeting of the International Congress of Infant Studies, New Orleans, LA.