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Seth Tackett
Assistant Professor
School of Behavioral & Social Sci
STRS 332
318-342-1458
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Seth Tackett, PhD
Assistant Professor, Psychology

Education

EdD

2021, Curriculum and Instruction
University of Louisiana at Monroe

MS

2018, Psychology
University of Louisiana at Monroe

BA

2016, Psychology
University of Louisiana at Monroe

Biographical Sketch

At present, Dr. Tackett holds the esteemed position of an Assistant Professor of Psychology within the academic realm of the University of Louisiana Monroe. Preceding his tenure here, his professional trajectory encompassed roles as a dedicated graduate assistant within the psychology department, coupled with a concurrent appointment as an English educator at a local parish high school. His academic journey culminated in the successful attainment of an Ed.D. in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Louisiana Monroe in December of 2021, following the prior achievement of both a B.A. and M.S. in Psychology from the same esteemed institution.

His roots can be traced back to West Carroll Parish, where he was nurtured and educated, thereby influencing the course of his intellectual development. Beyond the realm of academia, Dr. Tackett's leisure pursuits encompass the engagement with literary works spanning both fiction and nonfiction genres. Furthermore, the delight of exploration is heightened when undertaken in the company of my esteemed partner, Cassidy, and the endearing companionship of our two cherished animals, Buster (feline) and Charlie (pug), and our daughter, Katherine Jewel.

Research Interests

My primary areas of research include student motivation, with sub-areas such as Fear of Failure, Impostor Phenomenon, Procrastination, Self-Efficacy, and Locus of Control. I am interested in studying how all of these areas impact and interact with student motivation. I believe that each of these constructs have a huge impact on student motivation and if we can figure out how to mitigate them, then we can successfully educate students.

Recent Publications

Tackett, S. P., Tackett, C. M., McDaniel, J. R., Nelson, K. P. (2023). Academic Motivation in College Students: A Comparison of Majors. Monroe, Louisiana: Multidisciplinary Psychology: A Journal of Collaboration.
Tackett, C. M., Tackett, S. P. (2023). Evolution of the Definition of “Academically Gifted” (pp. 1 - 18). IGI Global.
Tackett, S. P., Nelson, K. P., Schulze, A., McDaniel, J. R. (2022). Academic Factors that Predict Impostor Phenomenon in a Historically Black University. (pp. 29 - 76). National Social Science Journal.
Pearce, C. B., McDaniel, J. R., Tackett, S. P., Nelson, K. P. (2020). Examining the Effects of Women’s Body Image and Body Satisfaction on Self-Esteem, Happiness, and Body Satisfaction. (pp. 5-15). International Journal of Humanities and Social Science.
Nelson, K. P., Nelson, K. K., Tackett, S. P., McDaniel, J. R. (2019). Majoring in STEM: How the Factors of Fear of Failure, Impostor Phenomenon, and Self-Efficacy Impact Decision-Making (pp. 76-87). National Social Science Journal.
Nelson, K. P., Harrison, J., Tackett, S. P., McDaniel, J. R. (2019). Examination of a Correlational Relationship Between Religiosity and Gender Role Conflict (pp. 54-62). National Social Science Journal,.
Palmer, J. A., Tackett, S. P. (2018). An Examination of the Dark Triad Constructs with Regard to Prosocial Behavior. Acta Psychopathologica.
Myers, B. C., Baa, W., Richard, M., Dilks, L. S., Ashworth, B., Viggiani, S., Hutchinson, K., Tackett, S. P., Fussell, C., Thorne, M. (2017). Compensatory Adaptations during Play Among Children with Autism. Lamar, TX: 14th Annual Lamar University Educational Research Conference Handbook.

Awards & Honors

May 2023 Professor of the Semester.

Courses Taught

PSYC 2001INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY, 17 course(s)

PSYC 2003CHILD PSYCHOLOGY, 2 course(s)

PSYC 2078DEVELOPMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY, 4 course(s)

PSYC 3039INTRO TO RESEARCH METHODS, 15 course(s)

PSYC 4000PSYCHOLOGY LABORATORY, 8 course(s)

PSYC 4003EXCEPTIONAL CHILDREN & YOUTH, 7 course(s)

PSYC 4010HEALTH PSYCHOLOGY, 7 course(s)

PSYC 4011ADVANCED TOPICS, 1 course(s)

PSYC 4098UNGRAD PSYCHOLOGY INTERNSHIP, 3 course(s)