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Rick Stevens
Associate Professor
School of Behavioral & Social Sci
STRS 322
318-342-1354
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Rick Stevens, PhD
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.

Awards & Honors

September 2011 Upshaw Family Endowed Professorship.

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

Courses Taught

PSYC 2001INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, 23 course(s)

PSYC 2003CHILD PSYCHOLOGY, 3 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)