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.
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.
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
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.
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Cornell University
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.