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Rick Stevens
Associate Professor
School of Behavioral & Social Sci
STRS 322
318-342-1354
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Rick Stevens, Ph D
Associate Professor, Psychology

Education

Ph D

1990, Psychology
University of Oklahoma

MS

1984, Psychology
University of Oklahoma

BS

1977, Psychology
Phillips University

Biographical Sketch

After receiving my doctorate from the University of Oklahoma I worked several short-term jobs, the most interesting of which were teaching a year in Malaysia for a program in which the students there were giving experience with American teaching before coming to the United States to complete their degrees and teaching a year in Korea on American military bases.  In between those two I worked at UNLV for a year.  I have been at ULM since 1997.

Research Interests

I have recently been turning my research interests to issues of critical thinking and why people believe things like conspiracy theories which have little empirical support, and I have started a research project involving eyewitness testimony.

Professional Positions

August 2003

Associate Professor, ULM

June 2003 August 1997

Assistant Professor, University of Louisiana at Monroe

May 1997 August 1996

Assistant Professor, University of Maryland, Asian

May 1996 September 1995

Assistant Professor, University of Nevada at Las Vegas

July 1995 August 1994

Assistant Professor, MUCIA Cooperative Program in Malaysia, Indiana University

May 1994 August 1993

Assistant Professor, Fort Hays State University

May 1993 August 1992

Assistant Professor, Louisiana Tech University

July 1992 May 1992

Adjunct, University of Oklahoma

May 1992 September 1990

Assistant Professor, University of Science and Arts of Oklahoma

May 1990 September 1989

Assistant Professor, Kearny State College (now University of Nebraska at Kearny)

Awards & Honors

September 2011 Upshaw Family Endowed Professorship.

December 2009 LACUE Teacher of the Year - Region 8 - 2009.

Courses Taught

PSYC 2001INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, 21 course(s)

PSYC 2003CHILD PSYCHOLOGY, 2 course(s)

PSYC 3016SENSATION AND PERCEPTION, 11 course(s)

PSYC 3018Perception Lab, 16 course(s)

PSYC 3025HUMAN LEARNING AND COGNITION, 11 course(s)

PSYC 3039INTRO TO RESEARCH METHODS, 8 course(s)

PSYC 4011Advanced Topics, 2 course(s)

PSYC 4039STATISTICS, 14 course(s)

PSYC 5022QUANTITATIVE METH/BEHAV SCI, 5 course(s)

PSYC 5023RESEARCH METHODS, 11 course(s)

PSYC 5029DIRECTED STUDY, 6 course(s)

PSYC 5034THEORIES OF LEARNING, 8 course(s)

PSYC 5091PRACTICUM IN PSYCHOLOGY, 2 course(s)

PSYC 5097INDEPENDENT RESEARCH, 6 course(s)

PSYC 5099THESIS, 6 course(s)