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Regularly Taught Courses:
PY207: Social Psychology
PY320: Research III: Experimental Methods and Laboratory
PY491: Research IV: Thesis in Psychology
Specialization in social psychology with an emphasis on methodological and quantitative issues. Current areas of interest include social influences on tipping behavior, self-expansion motivations and organizational satisfaction, and methodological problems associated with the use of humans as research subjects.
Association for Psychological Science
Eastern Psychological Association
Society of Personality and Social Psychology
Society for the Teaching of Psychology
Strohmetz, D. B. (2005). Instructor’s manual with tests to accompany Rosnow and Rosenthal’s Beginning Behavioral Research (5th ed.). Upper Saddle River, NJ: Prentice-Hall.
(* indicates student co-author)
Cavaiola, A. A., & Strohmetz, D. B. (2010). Perception of risk for subsequent drinking and driving related offenses and locus of control among first time DUI offenders. Alcoholism Treatment Quarterly, 28, 52-62.
Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., & Strohmetz, D. B. (2009). Actions can speak as loud as words: Measuring behavior in psychological science. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 3(6), 992-1002. DOI:10.1111/j.1751-9004.2009.00229.x
Strohmetz, D. B. (2008). Research artifacts and the social psychology of psychological experiments. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 2(2), 861–877, DOI:10.1111/j.1751-9004.2007.00072.x
Cavaiola, A. A., Strohmetz, D. B., & Abreo, S.* (2007). Characteristics of DUI recidivists: A 12 year follow-up study of first time DUI offenders. Addictive Behaviors, 32, 855-861.
Strohmetz, D. B. (2006). Rebuilding the ship at sea: Coping with artifacts in behavioral research. In D. Hantula (Ed.), Advances in social & organizational psychology: A tribute to Ralph Rosnow (pp. 93-112). Mahway, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.
Strohmetz, D. B., & Rosnow, R. L. (2004). Artifacts in the research process. In M. Lewis-Beck, A. Bryman, & T. F. Liao (Eds.), Encyclopedia of social science research methods. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
Cavaiola, A. A., Strohmetz, D. B., Wolf, J. M.,* & Lavender, N. J. (2003). Comparison of DWI offenders with non-DWI individuals on the MMPI-2 and the Michigan Alcoholism Screening Test. Addictive Behaviors, 28, 971-977.
Strohmetz, D. B., Rind, B., Fisher, R.,* & Lynn, M. (2002). Sweetening the till: The use of candy to increase restaurant tipping. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 32, 300-309.
Rind, B., & Strohmetz, D. (2001). Effect of beliefs about future weather conditions on restaurant tipping. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 31, 2160-2164.
Strohmetz, D. B., & Rind. (2001, June). The impact of tip recommendations on tipping. Cornell Hotel and Restaurant Administration Quarterly, 42(3), 71-73.
Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., & Strohmetz, D. B. (2009, October 28). The kids are all right: Overcoming a common obstacle to connecting with “today’s” students. InsideHigherEd.com. http://www.insidehighered.com/views/2009/10/28/lewandowski
Strohmetz, D. B. (2013, September). What’s the deal with rubrics? Paper presented at the Atlantic Coast Teaching of Psychology Conference in Red Bank, NJ.
Strohmetz, D. B. (2011, September). Making PowerPoint pedagogical. Paper presented at the Atlantic Coast Teaching of Psychology Conference in Long Branch, NJ.
Ciarocco, N., Strohmetz, D. B., & Lewandowski, G. W., Jr. (2011, January). Teaching through example: How to use empirical studies to teach research methods. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology Conference in St. Pete Beach, FL.
Lewandowski, G. W., Jr., Ciarocco, N., & Strohmetz, D. B. (2011, January). Teaching the science of psychology: A collection of resources. Poster presented at the 33rd Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology Conference in St. Pete Beach, FL
Strohmetz, D. B., Lewandowski, Jr., G. W., & Clark, A. N. (2010, January). Self-expansion in college: A novel application of the self-expansion model. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Las Vegas, NV.
Nye, J. L., & Strohmetz, D. B. (2009, October). An integrated approach to first-year programming assessment: Practical solutions and creative innovations. Workshop presented at 2009 Assessment Institute sponsored by Indiana University-Purdue University Indiana, Indianapolis, IN.
Member of the inaugural class of the Senior Leadership Academy, co-sponsored by the Council of Independent Colleges and the American Academy Leadership Institute, 2010-2011;
Middle States Commission on Higher Education accreditation evaluator (2009 – present)