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.