Psychology Program
P1210003

Dr. Wayne S. Messer

Associate Professor of Psychology; Program Chair of Psychology

Office Information

Frost, Room 206
CPO 1885
Phone: 859-985-3329
Fax: 859-985-3642
E-Mail: Wayne_Messer@berea.edu

Spring 2014
Office Hours:
2:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.- Monday
2:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.- Tuesday
2:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.- Wednesday
2:30 p.m. – 4:50 p.m.- Friday
Office hours other than those indicated can be arranged by appointment, and also are available by “drop-in”–if my door is open, I can usually
take time to talk.
Class Schedule:
PSY 212  (Mon/Wed/Fri: 10:00 am – 11:50 am)
PSY 420  (Tue/Thur: 10:00 am – 11:50 am)

Degrees

  • B.A., University of New Hampshire, 1983
  • M.A.T., University of Florida, 1987
  • M.S., University of Florida, 1988
  • Ph.D, University of Florida, 1990

Honors and Awards

  • Teaching, Learning and Technology Initiative & DuPont Foundation Grant, (Berea College Faculty Development Program), Enhancing Introductory Psychology with Digital Video, $20,600. (2000-2001). With Gene Chao.
  • Appalachian College Association Technology Grant, New Tools for Teaching: An Online Laboratory and Guided Discovery in Psychology Using the World Wide Web, $120,000. (1999-2001). With Royce Simpson, Vicki Garlock, and Chuck Huffman, Project Director.
  • Cutting Edge Award. (1999-2000). Appalachian College Association.
  • Graduate Student Teacher of the Year Award. (1989-1990). University of Florida.

Courses

  • PSY 100 General Psychology
  • PSY 208 Cognitive Psychology with Laboratory
  • PSY 420 History and Systems of Psychology
  • GST 147 Camping and Canoeing in North Florida
  • PSY 212 Behavioral Neuroscience with Laboratory
  • PSY 215 Health Psychology

Affiliations

  • American Psychological Association, Member in Division 2: Society for the Teaching of Psychology
  • American Psychological Association, Member in Division 26: History of Psychology
  • American Psychological Society, Full Member
  • Council of Undergraduate Psychology Programs
  • Kentucky Academy of Science
  • Kentucky Psychological Association
  • Midwestern Psychological Association
  • Project Kaleidoscope Faculty for the 21st Century
  • Southeastern Psychological Association
  • Southern Society for Philosophy and Psychology
  • Friends of the Archives of the History of American Psychology
  • Committee for the Scientific Investigation of Claims of the Paranormal, Associate Member

Papers and Publications

  • Resources for Teaching a “Belief in the Paranormal” Course
  • Messer, W. S., & Porter, D. B. (2009). The capstone research course: A case study in the evolution of educational efficacy. In D. S. Dunn, B. C. Beins, M. A. McCarthy, & G. W. Hill, IV (Eds.), Best practices for teaching beginnings and endings in the psychology major: Research, cases, and recommendations (pp. xxx-xxx). New York: Oxford University Press.
  • Worrell, F. C., Casad, B. J., Daniel, D. B., McDaniel, M., Messer, W. S., Miller, Jr., H. L., Prohaska, V., & Zlokovich, M. S. (2009). Promising principles for translating psychological science into teaching and learning. In D. F. Halpern (Ed.), Undergraduate education in psychology: A blueprint for the future of the discipline (pp. 129-144). Washington, D. C.: American Psychological Association.
  • Messer, W. S., Buchanan, S., Charsha, A., & Purdy, T. (2009, February). What predicts and affects environmental knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors? Poster session presented at the 21st Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA. (attached to this report)
  • Buchanan, S., Charsha, A., Purdy, T., & Messer, W. S. (2009, March). Environmental attitudes, behaviors, and knowledge: What predicts “going green”? Poster session presented at the annual Spring Academic Conference of the Kentucky Psychological Association, Lexington, KY. (attached to this report)
  • Messer, W. S. (2009, April). Assorted studies with students on nature: A random walk. Presented at Berea College Faculty Colloquium Series, Berea, KY.
  • Messer, W. & Porter, D. (2007). “Potholes in the Road to Knowledge: Teaching the Senior Research Capstone Course.” Presented at Best Practices VI: Beginnings and Endings. Atlanta, GA. Oct 12.
  • Messer, W. S., & Smith, R. J. (2006, March). Correlates of the Revised New Ecological Paradigm Scale (NEP-R). Poster session presented at the 52nd Annual Meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Messer, W. (2005, February). Multimedia Presentations for Cognitive Psychology. Paper presented at the Seventeenth Annual Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA
  • Messer, W. (2005, February). Stepping through a Hole in a Card. Demonstration of a classroom teaching aid presented at the Seventeenth Annual Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Messer, W. (2002, October). Finding, making, and using short digital video to enhance lecture material. Paper presented at the Nineteenth Annual Mid-America Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Evansville, IN.
  • Messer, W. (2002, October). Resources for teaching cognitive psychology. Paper presented at the Nineteenth Annual Mid-America Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Evansville, IN.
  • Messer, W. (2002, February). Making and using short digital video clips to enhance lectures. Poster presented at the Fourteenth Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Messer, W. (2001, October). Creating and using digital video. Paper presented at the Appalachian College Association Technology Summit IV, Johnson City, TN.
  • Huffman, C., Simpson, R., Messer, W., & Garlock, V. (2001, April). PsyQuests: Guided discovery using the World Wide Web. Paper presented at the Twelfth International Conference on College Teaching and Learning, Jacksonville, FL.
  • Huffman, C., Simpson, R., Messer, W., & Garlock, V. (2001, January). PsyQuests: Guided discovery using the World Wide Web. Poster session presented at the Twenty-third Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg Beach, FL.
  • Garlock, V. M., Huffman, C. M., Messer, W. S., & Simpson, R. G. (2001). PsyQuests: Guided discovery using the World Wide Web [Abstract]. Journal of the Elisha Mitchell Scientific Society, 117(3).
  • Messer, W., Taulbee, T., & Abbott, H. (2000, December). Research with students: The human face. Presentation with students given as part of the Friday Colloquium Series at Berea College, Berea, KY.
  • Chao, E, & Messer, W. (2000, November). Digital video capture, editing, and use to enhance course content. Faculty exhibit presented at the Second Annual Berea College Instructional Technology Open House, Berea, KY.
  • Messer, W. (2000, November). PsyQuests: Guided discovery using the World Wide Web. Faculty exhibit presented at the Second Annual Berea College Instructional Technology Open House, Berea, KY.
  • Huffman, C., Simpson, R., Garlock, V., & Messer, W. (2000, October). PsyQuests: Guided discovery using the World Wide Web. Paper presented at the Third Annual Appalachian College Association Technology Summit, Knoxville, TN.
  • Messer, W. S, Griggs, R. A., & Jackson, S .L. (1999). A national survey of undergraduate psychology degree options and major requirements. Teaching of Psychology, 26, 164-171.
  • Messer, W. S. (1999, February). Powering up with PowerPoint: Notes for the new user. Paper presented at the Eleventh Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Atlanta, GA.
  • Messer, W. S. (1999, January). Changes in the number of specialized majors in undergraduate psychology, 1983-1998. Poster session presented at the Twenty-First Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg Beach, FL.
  • Messer, W. S. (1998, August). Developing an Entire Course to Examine Pseudoscience and the Paranormal. In R. L. Miller (Chair), Overcoming students’ beliefs in the paranormal. Symposium conducted at the 106th Annual Convention of the American Psychological Association, San Francisco, CA.
  • Messer, W. S. (1997, October). A Postprandial Paramillennial Meander. Invited address, presented at the 1997 Southwest Regional Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Messer, W. S. (1997, October). Reducing plagiarism in student papers. Paper presented at the 1997 Southwest Regional Conference for Teachers of Psychology, Fort Worth, TX.
  • Parker, R. P., & Messer, W. S. (1997, April). Aspects of the “Psychology of Gender” course: A national survey. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.
  • Messer, W. S., & Klaaren, K. (1997, February/March). Developing critical thinking by examining the paranormal: Is there a ghost of a chance? Paper presented at the Ninth Southeastern Conference on the Teaching of Psychology, Kennesaw, GA.
  • Messer, W. S. (1997). Undergraduate psychology curricula in North Carolina. Teaching of Psychology, 24, 127-130.
  • Messer, W. (1996, March). A national survey of undergraduate psychology programs. In S. W. Kirkpatrick (Chair), Undergraduate curriculum: What should it be? Symposium sponsored by Council of Undergraduate Psychology Programs conducted at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Norfolk, VA.
  • Parker, R. P., & Messer, W. S. (1995, May). “Psychology of Women” courses in regional and rational schools in the United States: A study of their prevalence. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the North Carolina Psychological Foundation/North Carolina Psychological Association.
  • Messer, W. S., & Anderson, S. K. (1995, March). Undergraduate psychology programs in North Carolina. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Savannah, GA.
  • Messer, W. S. (1995, January). Undergraduate psychology programs in North Carolina. Poster session presented at the Seventeenth Annual National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg Beach, FL.
  • Messer, W. S., & Griggs, R. A. (1993). Another look at Linda. Bulletin of the Psychonomic Society, 31, 193-196.
  • Messer, W. S., & Griggs, R. A. (1990, April). Interpretational ambiguities in conjunction problems. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta.
  • Messer, W. S. (1992, March). Set relationships in the Linda problem. Poster session presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Knoxville, TN.
  • Messer, W. S., & Griggs, R. A. (1989). Belief and involvement in the paranormal and performance in introductory psychology. Teaching of Psychology, 16, 187-191.

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