Jonathan F Bassett

Jonathan F. Bassett

Associate Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., Georgia State University (2002)
M.A., Georgia State University (2000)
B.A., Furman University (1996)

Phone: (864) 388-8740
E-mail: jbassett@lander.edu


College: College of Education
Department: Department of Psychological Science

OFFICE HOURS
MON: 10-12   TUE: 1:30-3:00   WED: 10-12   THU: 1:30-3:00   FRI: 10-12  


CLASSES TAUGHT
Course Num Course Title
PEES-341 Research Techniques
PSYC-101 General Psychology
PSYC-221 Undergraduate Research
PSYC-260 Psychology Research Skills
PSYC-301 Soc Percep Soc Psyc I
PSYC-302 Group Processes, Soc Psyc II
PSYC-330 Methods/Logic Behav Research
PSYC-331 Behavioral Stats in Exper Psyc
PSYC-333 Cognitive Psychology
PSYC-379 Attraction & Jealousy
PSYC-379 Interpersonal Attaction & Jeal
PSYC-379 Interpersonal Attraction
PSYC-379 Intrprsnal Attraction/Jealousy
PSYC-379 Psychology of Horror
PSYC-379 Attraction adn Jealousy
PSYC-405 Death and Dying
PSYC-421 Research Seminar
PSYC-499 Senior Seminar

CHAPTERS, CASES, READINGS, SUPPLEMENTS
  • A Big Five scoring system for the Adjective Check List. Big Five Assessment. Amsterdam: Hogreve & Huber. (2002: 411-434)
ARTICLES - REFEREED
  • Every day is a box for the reaper crew: The quest for death transcendence and conflicting moral virtues in Sons of Anarchy. in PSYART. (2014)
  • Parenting" in the classroom: University Students' evaluations of hypothetical instructors as a function of teaching styles and parenting styles in North American Journal of Psychology. (2013)
  • Fears of finitude and eternity: Attitudes about immortality and the afterlife in selected movies. in Studies in Popular Culture. (2013)
  • Permissive, authoritarian, and authoritative instructors: applying the concept of parenting styles to the college classroom. in Individual Differences Research: IDR. (2013)
  • A terror management analysis of perceived purpose: The effects of mortality salience on attributions for occurrences. in The Open Psychology Journal. (2012)
  • Terror management and reactions to undocumented immigrants: Mortality salience increases aversion to culturally dissimilar others in The Journal of Social Psychology. (2011)
  • Students' first day of class preferences: Factor structure and individual differences in North American Journal of Psychology. (2011)
  • It's hard out here for an immortal: Angst and ennui in Interview with the Vampire and the television series Highlander. in PSYART. (2011)
  • Social dominance orientation moderates the effects of mortality salience on attitudes towards illegal immigrants in Social Psychology. (2010)
  • The Effects of Mortality Salience on Disgust Sensitivity Among University Students, Older Adults, and Mortuary Students in The Open Psychology Journal. (2010)
  • Eye Color, Behavioral Inhibition, and Performance in Self-paced and Reactive Hunting in Individual Differences Research: IDR. (2010)
  • An Empirical Test of the Validity of Student Evaluations of Teaching Made on Ratemyprofessor.com in Assessment & Evaluation in Higher Education. (2009)
  • Death and magic in Clive Barker's Lord of Illusions: A terror management perspective in Studies in Popular Culture. (2009)
  • Necessary madness in Don DeLillo's White Noise: Becker's twin ontological motives and the quest for symbolic immortality in PSYART. (2009)
  • Personifications of Personal and Typical Death as Related to Death Attitudes. in Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. (2008)
  • Psychological Defenses Against Death Anxiety: Integrating Terror Management Theory and Firestone's Separation Theory. in Death Studies. (2007)
  • An experimental test of the discontinuity hypothesis: Examining the effects of mortality salience on nostalgia in Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis. (2006)
  • Does threatening valued components of cultural worldview alter explicit and implicit attitudes about death in Individual Differences Research: IDR. (2005)
  • The palm GNAT: A portable version of the go/no-go association task in Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers. (2005)
  • Sex differences in jealousy in response to a partner's imagined sexual or emotional infidelity with a same or different race other. in North American Journal of Psychology. (2005)
  • Men and women prefer risk takers as romantic and nonromantic partners in Current Research in Social Psychology. (2004)
  • Assessing the affective Simon paradigm as a measure of individual differences in implicit social cognition about death in Current Research in Social Psychology. (2004)
  • Evaluating explicit and implicit death attitudes in funeral and university students in Mortality: Promoting the Interdisciplinary Study of Death and Dying. (2003)
  • Protestant images of self, God, and Satan as seen in Adjective Check List descriptions in The International Journal for the Psychology of Religion. (2003)
  • Fear primes may not affect women's implicit and explicit mate preferences in Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis. (2003)
  • The palm IAT: A portable version of the implicit association test in Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers. (2003)
  • Individual differences in self-presentational styke: Driving a car and meeting a stranger in Self and Identity. (2002)
  • Personifications of death as seen in Adjective Check List descriptions among funeral service and university students in Omega: Journal of Death and Dying. (2002)
  • Eye color predicts alcohol use in two archival samples in Personality and Individual Differences. (2001)
  • Jealousy and preference for romantic partners among butch and femme lesbians in Psychology, Evolution & Gender. (2001)

PRESENTATIONS
  • Mortality salience increases belief in a just world but not schadenfreude in response to a natural disaster affecting a religious out-group. Annual Spring Conference of the South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (April, 2014)
  • Exposure to trauma among university students: Coping strategies and academic impact. Annual Spring Conference of the South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (April, 2014)
  • The psychological underpinnings of peace: Fostering empathy and identification with all humanity. 6th Annual Peace Conference. Greenwood, South Carolina. (March, 2014)
  • Students' perceptions of award winning teachers and prolific scholars as seen on RateMyProfessors.com. Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, Georgia. (February, 2014)
  • Parenting and teaching styles: Students' perceptions of nurturance adn control in thier parents and their best and worst college professors. Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, Georgia. (2014)
  • Giving voice to the unmentionable: The role of death transcendence motives in depictions of and reactions to fictional killing.. Annual Meeting of the Popular Culture Association in the South. Savannah, Georgia. (October, 2013)
  • Evaluations of Hypothetical Instructors as a Function of Teaching and Parenting Styles.. Association for Psychological Science. Washington DC, District of Columbia. (May, 2013)
  • Examining the effects of mortality salience on pleasure in response to the misfortunes of worldview threatening others.. South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (April, 2013)
  • Schadenfreude of sympathy, Mortality salience and reactions to the failure of religiously similar and dissimilar students.. Annual Spring Conference of the South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (April, 2013)
  • Does priming immortality promote or reduce concerns about suffering and injustice?. Annual Spring Conference of the South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (April, 2013)
  • The relation between parenting styles and students' preferences for teaching styles.. Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, Georgia. (March, 2013)
  • Do dogs increase friendliness?. the Lander University Student Academic Showcase. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2013)
  • Effects of priming immortality on attitudes on the environment, nuclear weaponry, and climate change.. Lander University Student Academic Showcase. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2013)
  • A research methods project illustrating self-testing as an optimal studying strategy.. Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, Georgia. (2013)
  • Exploring Themes of War and Peace in the Bible, Contemporary Poetry, and Psychological Science. 5th Annual Peace Conference. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2013)
  • The role of existential terror in human psychology.. Distinguished lecture series at UMPI. Presque Isle, Maine. (October, 2012)
  • Scared of death: The role of existential terror in human psychology.. Invited presentation in distinguished lecture series at UMPI. Presque Isle, Maine. (October, 2012)
  • Is good teaching like good parenting: The effect of permissive, authoritarian, and authoritative teaching styles on students' evaluations of professors. Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, Georgia. (2012)
  • Mortality salience increase perceived purpose for why bad things happen. Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference. Kennesaw, Georgia. (2012)
  • The effects of priming freindliness in social interaction. Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference. Kennesaw, Georgia. (2012)
  • Priming aggressive and non-aggressive behavior. Annual Convention of the Behavioral Sciences. Athens, Georgia. (2012)
  • Translating parenting styles to the classroom: Assessing teaching styles and their personality correlates. Society for Personality Assessment. Chicago, Illinois. (2012)
  • The effects of initial email communication on subsequent student evaluations of professors. South Carolina Psychological Association. Columbia, South Carolina. (2012)
  • Mortality salience increases perceived purpose for negative occurrences. South Carolina Psychological Association. Columbia, South Carolina. (2012)
  • Examining the reciprocity effect: Changes in stuednt evaluations of instructors and grades over time. Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, Georgia. (2012)
  • Moral foundations as a function of political orientation and existential threat.. Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists. Johnson City, Tennessee. (November, 2011)
  • The effects of mortality salience and religiosity on paranormal beliefs. South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (April, 2011)
  • Mortality salience, political orientation, and defensive attributions. Annual Convention of the Behavioral Sciences. Athens, Georgia. (March, 2011)
  • Teaching research methods, statistics, and writing in psychology. South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (March, 2011)
  • War and peace: Existential fears as the cause of and potentially the cure for human violence. 3rd Annual Peace Conference. Greenwood, South Carolina. (March, 2011)
  • Demographic and personality correlates of students' first day of class preferences. Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, Georgia. (February, 2011)
  • Permissive, authoritarian, and authoritative professor: Applying the concept of parenting styles to the college classroom. Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, Georgia. (February, 2011)
  • The effects of mortality salience and political orientation on moral judgments. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Antonio, Texas. (January, 2011)
  • Here we are in an existential paradox: Fears of finitude and eternity. The Popular Culture Association in the South. New Orleans, Louisiana. (2011)
  • It's hard out here for an immortal: Angst and ennui in Interview with the Vampire and the television series Highlander. The Popular Culture Association in the South. Savannah, Georgia. (October, 2010)
  • Regret but not self-discrepancy predicts death anxiety.. Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists. Charleston, South Carolina. (October, 2010)
  • Self-affirmation, attributions for academic successand failure, and evaluations of professors. Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, Georgia. (2010)
  • Reactive devaluation as a barrier to health care reform. Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference. Kennesaw, Georgia. (2010)
  • Regrets, hassles, and happiness: examining the psychological correlates of death attitudes from three theoretical perspectives. South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (2010)
  • Eye color and performance in self-paced and reactive hunting domains. South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (2010)
  • Situational and dispositional influences on religious attributions. 6th Annual SC Upstate Research Symposium. Spartanburg, South Carolina. (2010)
  • Hungry women prefer more muscular long-term dating partners. Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference. Kennesaw, Georgia. (2010)
  • Effect of team-based and traditional instructional strategies on student content mastery in an introductory psychology course. Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, Georgia. (2010)
  • Eye color and behavioral inhibition: A further test of the Worthy hypothesis. South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (2009)
  • Using GPOWER to teach students about statistical power and type II error. Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, Georgia. (2009)
  • Supplemental sessions for general psychology:Assisting freshmen students. South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (2009)
  • Secular and religious attributions: The moderating role of image of God and relationship with God. 8th Annual Georgia Undergraduate Research In Psychology Conference. Kennesaw, Georgia. (2009)
  • Does self-serving attribution bias explain the relation between grades and evaluations of professors?. South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (2009)
  • Social dominance orientation moderates the effects of mortality salience on attitudes towards illegal immigrants. South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (2009)
  • The effects of semantic priming on perceptions of reversible figures. South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (2009)
  • Necessary madness in Don DeLillo's White Noise. Popular Culture Association. New Orleans, Louisiana. (2009)
  • Terror Management and Illegal Immigration:. 32nd Annual Convention of the Behavioral Sciences. Athens, Georgia. (2009)
  • The Effects of Mortality Salience on Disgust Sensitivity Among University Students, Mortuary Science Students, and Older Adults.. Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists. Greenville, South Carolina. (October, 2008)
  • Android love? Mortality salience increases the motivation to view love as a uniquely human and non-material phenomenon. Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference. Kennesaw, Georgia. (April, 2008)
  • Death and disgust: A terror management theory analysis of disgust sensitivity among university students, morticians, and older adults. Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference. Kennesaw, Georgia. (April, 2008)
  • Love and chocolate: Liking sweets predicts passionate love. Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference. Kennesaw, Georgia. (April, 2008)
  • The effects of quiz format and feedback on retention of psychology 101 material. Annual Spring Conference of the South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (March, 2008)
  • Immediate and delayed effects of violent lyrics on aggressive thoughts and feelings. Annual Spring Conference of the South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (March, 2008)
  • The effects of mortality salience and trait self-esteem on students' perceptions of professors and attributions for academic success and failure. Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, Georgia. (March, 2008)
  • Students' perceptions of hard-ass and push-over professors. Annual Spring Conference of the South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (March, 2008)
  • The effects of gender, personality, and mortality salience on disgust sensitivity. 31st Annual Convention of the Behavioral Sciences. Athens, Georgia. (March, 2008)
  • Trashcan basketball in the classroom: Activities for teaching principles of experimental design.. Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, Georgia. (March, 2008)
  • Terror management in old age: Mortality salience effects on cultural worldview defense in older adults. Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists. Durham, North Carolina. (October, 2007)
  • A terror management theory analysis of George Romero's Day of the Dea: Zombies as embodied metaphors for human concerns about creatureliness. Annual Meeting of the Popular Culture Association in the South. Jacksonville, Florida. (September, 2007)
  • The effects of eliciting disgust on death thought accessibility: A terror management theory analysis of the link between death and disgust. Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference. Kennesaw, Georgia. (April, 2007)
  • The effects of mortality salience and locus of control on paranormal beliefs. Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference. Kennesaw, Georgia. (April, 2007)
  • Student grades and easiness ratings on ratemyprofessors.com. Annual Spring Conference of the South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (March, 2007)
  • Psychological Mythbusting: A class assignment in applying research design and statistics to assess popular beliefs about human behavior. Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, Georgia. (March, 2007)
  • An interest and planning meeting for a SOuth Carolina Journal of Psychology. Annual Spring Conference of the South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (March, 2007)
  • Emoitonal reactions to a romantic partner's imagined homosexual and heterosexual infidelity. Annual Convention of the Behavioral Sciences. Athens, Georgia. (March, 2007)
  • I want my mommy, I want my daddy: An empirical test of Freudian mate selection. Annual Convention of the Behavioral Sciences. Athens, Georgia. (March, 2007)
  • Personification of personal and typical death as related to death attitudes. Annual Convention of the Behavioral Sciences. Athens, Georgia. (March, 2007)
  • Love and death: Integrating evidence from experimental social psychology and clinical case studies for the role of death anxiety in interpersonal relationships. Annual Spring Conference of the South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (March, 2007)
  • The effects of mortality salience on parental reactions to children's misbehavior. Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists. Knoxville, Tennessee. (September, 2006)
  • Nostalgia as a terror management mechanism. Annual Spring Conference of the South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (April, 2006)
  • Death and isolation in Clive Barker's Lord of Illusion: A terror management theory critique. Popular Culture Association. Atlanta, Georgia. (April, 2006)
  • Proximal and distal influences on grandparental investment. Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference. Kennesaw, Georgia. (April, 2006)
  • Children as both a buffer against and source of existential anxiety. Association for Psychological Science. New York City, New York. (2006)
  • The effects of threats to personal significance on values and strivings for symbolic immortality. Southwestern Psychological Association. Memphis, Tennessee. (March, 2005)
  • Measuring individual differences in impression management concerns related to risk taking. Southwestern Psychological Association. Memphis, Tennessee. (March, 2005)
  • Gender differences in self-presentation to maximize appeal as a short and long-term romantic partner. Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists. Clemson, South Carolina. (October, 2004)
  • Men and women prefer risk-takers as romantic and non-romantic partners. American Psychological Association. Chicago, Illinois. (May, 2004)
  • Sex differences in jealousy: Imagining infidelity of past, current, or fantasy partners. American Psychological Association. Atlanta, Georgia. (May, 2003)
  • A portable version of the go/no-go association task. American Psychological Association. Atlanta, Georgia. (May, 2003)
  • How terrifying is death? Using reaction time tasks to test the underlying assumptions of terror management theory. Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists. Augusta, Georgia. (October, 2002)
  • Sex, love, and money: Sex differences in eomtional reactions to imagined sexual infidelity, emotional infidelity, and resource loss. Georgia State University Undergraduate Research Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. (2002)
  • Relation among implicit and explicit attitude towards eating, locus of control, and dieting status. Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference. Kennesaw, Georgia. (2002)
  • Assessment of implicit and explicit attitudes towards eating behaviors. Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference. Kennesaw, Georgia. (2002)
  • Implicit and explicit attitudes about death. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. Savannah, Georgia. (2002)
  • Jealousy and preference for romantic partners among butch and femme lesbians. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Antonio, Texas. (2001)
  • Social dominance, implicit attitudes about romantic partners, and lying to get a date. Society for Personality and Social Psychology. San Antonio, Texas. (2001)
  • What women want and don't want as seen in Adjective Check List descriptions of the idela and undesired mate. Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists. Knoxville, Tennessee. (2001)
  • Driving a car and meeting a stranger: Self-presentational style and behavior in two contexts. American Psychological Association. Miami, Florida. (2000)
  • Do women with high testosterone have more boy babies?. American Psychological Association. Denver, Colorado. (1999)
  • Effects of direct facial muscle stimulation on the preceivedfunniness of cartoons: A test of the facial feedback hypothesis. American Psychological Association. Denver, Colorado. (1999)
  • Murders, substance abusers, and snipers: What's in the eyes?. Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists. Richmond, Virginia. (1999)
  • Offsrping sex ratio as a function of maternal maculinity. Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists. Athens, Georgia. (1998)
  • Effects of death salience, personal values, and self-esteem on helping behavior. American Psychological Association. Washington DC, District of Columbia. (1998)
  • Evidence for terror management's value component of self-esteem: The effects of performance feedback and death salience on the evaluations of similar and dissimiliar others. Southeastern Psychological Association. Norfolk, Virginia. (1996)
  • Changes in behavior and c-Fos expression: an analysis of fear inducing stimuli. National Conference on Undergraduate Research. Asheville, North Carolina. (1996)