Professors publish, present papers
Several professors in the SMSU psychology program published papers in academic books and journals the past year.
Bill Pavot contributed two chapters to the book, "Assessing Well-Being: The Collected Works of Ed Diener." His chapters include "Review of the Satisfaction with Life Scale" and "Happiness is the Frequency, Not the Intensity, of Positive Versus Negative Affect." Corey Butler published an article, "Authoritarianism and Fear of Deviance" in the North American Journal of Psychology, and "Effects of a Sexy Appearance on Perceived Competence in Women" in the Journal of Social Psychology, along with student co-authors, Melissa Wookey and Nell Graves. Scott Peterson published his article, "The Ideal Man and Woman According to University Students" in the College Student Journal. Scott Peterson was also a co-author, along with Elizabeth Desy of the biology program and Vicky Brockman of the sociology program, of "Attitudes and Interests Among University Students in Introductory Nonmajor Science Courses: Does Gender Matter?", published in the Journal of College Science Teaching.
Corey Butler presented "Social Belonging Mediates the Effect of Interpersonal Relationships on Subjective Well-Being" at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference in Chicago in April. He will present "Snakes, Terrorists, and People of Other Races: What are Authoritarians Afraid Of?" at the International Society for Political Psychology Conference in San Francisco in July.