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Ronald R. Rossi, Ph. D.

Psychology and Human Services
Professor
  Vail 409
802-626-6251
 

As an undergraduate biology major at Drew University in New Jersey, I became fascinated by the human brain. I took courses in anatomy and physiology, but I found that I was more interested in what the brain does than in its structure so I switched my major to psychology. I went on to graduate school at the University of Cincinnati where I was enrolled in the physiological psychology Doctoral program. I was able to continue to study the brain and it’s relation to various psychological functions such as pleasure, perception, cognition, memory, personality, and behavior. This interest is reflected in the various courses I teach at LSC. In addition to academics, I learned something else as an undergraduate: how to play the guitar. I have performed extensively with local bands since my college years, and build my own instruments, both electric and acoustic.

Courses taught

Introduction to Psychology, Introduction to Research Methods, Psychological Testing, Biological Psychology, Theories of Personality, Senior Seminar, Senior Research, Cognitive Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Education

1972    Ph.D.   Physiological  Psychology      University of Cincinnati

1969    MA      General Psychology                University of Cincinnati

1967    BA      Psychology                              Drew University

Professional Organizations:

American Psychological Science

Scholarship

Recent Presentations

“Affectionate touch in the US and India: A cross-cultural analysis” (with Timothy Conroy and Lori Werdenschlag). Poster paper presented at the American Psychological Society Convention, Toronto, Canada, June, 2001

“ Self-efficacy, anxiety, and mathematics ability in college students” (with Pat Ryan and Lori Werdenschlag). Poster paper presented at the American Psychological Society Convention, Toronto, Canada, June 2001

“How contact and college major influences knowledge and attitudes toward the elderly: (with Sandra Bushey and Lori Werdenschlag). Poster paper presented at the American Psychological Society Convention, New Orleans, June 2002

“Gender and cultural differences in touch.” (With Ashley Kennison and Lori Werdenschlag)  Paper presented at the  Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC, May 2007.

Awards

Doctoral Dissertation received Honorable Mention Award in the 12th Annual Creative Talents Award Program from the American Institutes of Research.

Lyndon State College Senior Class Award for teaching excellence. May, 1997.

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers ( 8th. ed.) 2003-2004

Who’s Who Among America’s Teachers ( 9th. ed.) 2004-2005

Lyndon State College Alumni Council Faculty Recognition Award. September,     2009