Deborah A Acorn

Deborah A. Acorn

Professor of Psychology
Ph.D., University of California, Santa Barbara (1989)
B.A., University of Virginia (1983)

Phone: (864) 388-8798
E-mail: dacorn@lander.edu


College: College of Education
Department: Department of Psychological Science


CLASSES TAUGHT
Course Num Course Title
HONS-294 Intl Issues in Behav Sciences
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-304 Biological Bases of Behavior
PSYC-331 Behavioral Stats in Exper Psyc
PSYC-360 Women and Men
PSYC-379 Stereotyping & Prejudice
PSYC-379 The Self in Social Psychology
PSYC-421 Research Seminar

PRESENTATIONS
  • Throwing Like a Girl: The Effects of Priming Different Aspects of Identity on Female Athletes' Physical Performance. 2014 Student Academic Showcase. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2014)
  • Flexing Your Creative Muscle: The Effect of Embodied Metaphors on Creativity. 2014 Student Academic Showcase. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2014)
  • Do Dogs Increase Friendliness? The Effect of Priming Anthropomorphized Animals on Social Behavior. 2013 Student Academic Showcase. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2013)
  • The Effects of Initial Email Communication on Subsequent Student Evaluations of Professors. South Carolina Psychological Association. Columbia, South Carolina. (2012)
  • Lander University's General Psychology Supplemental Program. Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology. Atlanta, Georgia. (2012)
  • The Effects of Priming Friendliness on Social Interaction. Georgia Undergraduate Research in Psychology Conference. Atlanta, Georgia. (2012)
  • Priming Aggressive and Nonaggressive Behavior. 35th Annual Psi Chi Convention of the Behavioral Sciences. Athens, Georgia. (2012)
  • Teaching research methods, statistics, and writing in the psychology undergraduate program. South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (2011)
  • Effect of team-based instructional strategies on student content amstery in an introductory psychology course. South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (2010)
  • The impact of the presence of direct violence, structural violence, and harmonious relationships on perceptions of a fictitious community's peace. South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (2010)
  • College students' perceptions of peace in a fictitious community. Peace Studies Conference. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2010)
  • Supplemental sessions for general psychology: Assisting freshmen students. Annual Spring Conference of the South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (2009)
  • What is peace? College students' concepts of peace. Peace Studies Conference. Greenwood, South Carolina. (2009)
  • Students' perceptions of 'hard-ass' and 'push-over' professors.. Annual Spring Conference of the South Carolina Psychological Association. Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. (March, 2008)