Teaching Philosophy
In the classroom, as a social psychologist, I seek to inform students about how the social world influences our thoughts, feelings, and actions. I aim to make classes enjoyable and engaging while providing a solid framework of psychological theories and presenting both classic and cutting edge research findings. Across my courses, my overarching goal is to have students leave the classroom, not only with the knowledge of psychological principles, but also having critically examined their preconceptions regarding human cognition, affect, and behavior
Undergraduate Courses Offered At Villanova

            General Psychology
            Social Psychology
            The Psychology of Emotion
            Intimate Relationships

Graduate Courses Offered At Villanova

            Intimate Relationships

Contributions to the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning

Slotter, E. B. (2010). Using Wiki contributions to induce collaborative learning in a psychology course. International Journal of Technology in Teaching and Learning, 6, 33-42.

Mentoring and Advising

I am always happy to meet with students (undergraduates or graduates) to discuss...anything! Feel free to email me if you’d like to set up a time to talk.

If you are interested in completing a Master’s thesis with me, please contact me via email so that we can set up a time to meet in person and discuss your ideas. I only supervise one or two students per year, so get in touch with me early (i.e., early spring of your first year).

Thesis Advisees

            Laura Winger (2011-2012) Lost without each other: The influence of group identity loss on the self-concept.

            Nadya Soto Fernandez (2012 -2013). The moderating role of self-construal in responses to group identity loss

           Courtney Walsh, Villanova University (2013-2014), Examining the debate on initial attraction: When do we prefer similar versus dissimilar partners?

           Deborah Ward, Villanova University (2013-2014), A Weight Off the Shoulders: The Effects of Self-Compassion on Affect and Self-Stigma Following Negative Association with Weight and Body-Image