Buena Vista University

Robert W. Blodgett, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
610 West 4th Street, Box 2919
Storm Lake, Iowa 50588
(712) 749-2109  e-mail 

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B.A. Castleton State College http://www.csc.vsc.edu
M.A. University of New Hampshire
Thesis: "Learned helplessness, depression, and three types of anxiety: Relationship to attributional style and math performance."
Ph.D. University of New Hampshire http://www.unh.edu/psychology/
Dissertation: "Values and preventive health behavior: Assessment using the Rokeach Value Survey, response time, and certainty ratings."


Offered courses are web accessible to enrolled students through Connected Learning

OBVU 100 First-Year Seminar: A Psychohistory of Love and Romance
PSYC 100 General Psychology
PSYC 203 Social Psychology
PSYC 220 Behavior Modification
PSYC 265 Health Psychology
PSYC 364 Industrial Psychology
PSYC 369 Psychology of Personality
PSYC 498 Capstone in Psychology

Professional Interests

Mathematics Anxiety
Adjustment to College
Study Behavior and Psychological Reversals

Collaborative Research with Students

Parent-Peer Attachment as a Moderator of Adjustment to the First Year of College: Assessment Using the SACQ, IPPA, and In-house Variables
Using Time Sampling to Assess College Students' Study Behavior and Leisure Activities as Predictors of Success in General Psychology

The Remote Detection of Gaze: A "Sixth Sense" or an Illusory Correlation?

Negative Self-Statements as a Mediating Variable between Math Anxiety and Math Performance

Over-reporting of Hand-washing: Self-reports and Unobtrusive Observations Tell Different Stories

Personal Interests 

Organic gardening
Gourmet cooking

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