Psychology Faculty

Bill Altermatt
Bill Altermatt

Bill Altermatt

Associate Professor of Psychology

(812) 866-7318

altermattw@hanover.edu

Biography:

Before joining the faculty at Hanover College, Bill Altermatt taught at St. Olaf College in Northfield, Minn., and at the University of Michigan-Flint. His interests include gender stereotypes and unconscious mental processes. Most recently, he has been contributing to an open-source statistics program for undergraduates called "Deducer."

Education:

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
A.M. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign;
B.A. Millersville University

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Teaching Areas: Social Psychology with laboratory, Research Design and Statistics with laboratory, Basic Principles of Psychology, Modern Society, Psychology and Science Fiction, Advanced Research, Research Seminar
Expertise: Gender Stereotypes
Specialization: Social Psychology

Publications:

Krantz, J. & Altermatt, T. W. (2008). "Using the web for student research." Promoting, Developing, and Sustaining the Undergraduate Research Experience in Psychology. The Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

Krantz, J., Dine Young, S., Altermatt, T. W., Altermatt, E. R., & Mamberg, M. H. (2008). "Encouraging undergraduate research: Hanover College's psychology major." Promoting, Developing, and Sustaining the Undergraduate Research Experience in Psychology. The Society for the Teaching of Psychology.

DeWall, C. N., Altermatt, T. W., & Thompson, H. (2005). "Understanding the structure of stereotypes of women: Virtue and agency as dimensions distinguishing female subgroups." Psychology of Women Quarterly, 29, 396-405.

Kruger, J., Van Boven, L., Wirtz, D., & Altermatt, T. W. (2004). "The effort heuristic." Journal of Experimental Social Psychology, 40, 91-98.

Altermatt, T. W., DeWall, N., & Leskinen, E. (2003). "Agency and virtue: Dimensions underlying subgroups of women." Sex Roles, 49, 631-641.

McGrath, J. E., & Altermatt, T. W. (2001). "Observation and analysis of group interaction over time: Some methodological and strategic choices." M. Hogg & S. Tindale (Eds.), Blackwell Handbook in Social Psychology, Vol. 3. Cambridge, MA: Blackwell.

Laughlin, P. R., Bonner, B. L., & Altermatt, T. W. (1999). "Effectiveness of positive hypothesis testing in inductive and deductive rule learning." Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 77, 130-146.

Cohen, D., Haidt, J., Keyes, C., Altermatt, W., & Vandello, J. (1999). "The positive community." M. Seligman (Ed.). Positive psychology: Proposal for a network (Appendix A: Annotated bibliography for a positive social science).
http://psych.upenn.edu/seligman/ppappend.htm

Laughlin, P. R., Bonner, B. L., & Altermatt, T. W. (1998). "Collective versus individual induction with single versus multiple hypotheses." Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 75, 1481-1489.

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Ellen Altermatt
Ellen Altermatt

Ellen Altermatt

Associate Professor of Psychology

(812) 866-7317

altermattel@hanover.edu

Biography:

Ellen Altermatt joined the department in 2003. Her research focuses on understanding how everyday interactions with parents, teachers and peers shape children's achievement-related behaviors and beliefs.

Education:

Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
M.S. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
B.A. Millersville University

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Teaching Areas: Basic Principles of Psychology, Childhood and Adolescence, Adulthood and Aging with Laboratory, Psychology of the Family, Psychology of Gender, Advanced Research, Research Seminar

Expertise: Achievement motivation, Peer relationships, Gender

Specialization: Developmental Psychology

Publications:

Selected Publications:

Altermatt, E. R. (2014, in press). Predicting day-to-day changes in students' school-related affect from daily academic experiences and social interaction. Journal of Experimental Education.

Altermatt, E. R. (2012). Friends' influence on school adjustment: Uncovering the processes of peer influence. In A. Ryan and G. Ladd (Eds.), Peer Relationships and Adjustment at School (pp. 109-134). Charlotte, NC: Information Age Publishing.

Altermatt, E. R., & Ivers, I. (2011). Friends' responses to children's disclosure of an achievement-related success: An observational study." Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 57(4), 429-454.

Altermatt, E. R. (2011). "Capitalizing on academic success: Students' interactions with friends as predictors of school adjustment." Journal of Early Adolescence, 31, 174-203.

Altermatt, E. R. & Broady, E. F. (2009). "Coping with achievement-related failure: An examination of conversations between friends." Merrill-Palmer Quarterly: Journal of Developmental Psychology, 55(4), 454-487.

Altermatt, E. R. (2007). "Coping with academic failure: Gender differences in students self-reported interactions with family members and friends." Journal of Early Adolescence, 27, 479-508.

Altermatt, E. R., & Kenney-Benson, G. A. (2006). "Friends influence on school adjustment: A review of three perspectives." A. V. Mitel (Ed.), Trends in Educational Psychology (pp. 137-153). New York: Nova Science Publishers.

Altermatt, E. R., & Pomerantz, E. M. (2005). "The implications of having high-achieving versus low-achieving friends: A longitudinal analysis." Social Development, 14, 61-81.

Altermatt, E. R., & Pomerantz, E. M. (2003). "The development of competence-related and motivational beliefs: An investigation of similarity and influence among friends." Journal of Educational Psychology, 95, 111-123.

Pomerantz, E. M., Altermatt, E. R., & Saxon, J. L. (2002). "Making the grade but feeling distressed: Gender differences in academic performance and internal distress." Journal of Educational Psychology, 94, 396-404.

Altermatt, E. R., Pomerantz, E. M., Ruble, D. N., Frey, K. S., & Greulich, F. K. (2002). "Predicting changes in children's self-perceptions of academic competence: A naturalistic examination of evaluative discourse among classmates." Developmental Psychology, 38, 903-917.

Altermatt, E. R., Jovanovic, J., & Perry, M. (1998). "Bias or responsivity? Sex and achievement-level effects on teachers' classroom questioning practices." Journal of Educational Psychology, 90, 516-527.
Skip Dine Young
Skip Dine Young

Skip Dine Young

Professor of Psychology

(812) 866-7319

youngst@hanover.edu

Biography:

As an undergraduate, Dr. Dine Young majored in psychology and minored in film studies, combining his interests in the human mind with his love of movies. In graduate school, he explored interdisciplinary interests in symbolism, narrative and identity development at the same time he was trained in clinical psychology. He has since pursued a research program on "movies as equipment for living"--how movies (as well as other art and narrative forms) become a part of people's autobiographical memories and personal identities. Recently, he has written a book, Psychology at the Movies, that summarizes the many ways psychologists have studied movies. He is also a licensed clinical psychologist.

Education:

B.A. Miami (Ohio) University
M.A. Clark University
Ph.D. Clark University (clinical psychology)

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Counseling and Psychotherapy
Behavior Disorders
Theories of Personality
Psychology and Film
Psychological Assessment
Qualitative Research Methods
Narrative Psychology

Publications:

Selected Publications:

Dine Young, S. (in press). Psychology at the movies. Oxford: Wiley-Blackwell.

Kristen, S. & Dine Young, S. (2009). A foreign sound to your ear: The influence of Bob Dylan's music on American and German-speaking fans. Popular Music & Society, 32(2), 229-248.

Dine Young, S., Boester, A., Whitt, M.T., & Stevens, M. (2008). Character motivation in the representations of mental health professionals in popular film. Mass Communication and Society, 11(1), 82-99.

Dine Young, S. (2000). Movies as equipment for living: A developmental analysis of the importance of film in everyday life. Critical Studies in Media Communication, 17(4), 447-468.
John Krantz
John Krantz

John Krantz

Professor of Psychology

(812) 866-7316

krantzj@hanover.edu

Biography:

John Krantz joined the psychology department in 1990 from Honeywell Corporation where he worked on the Human Factor of Cockpit Displays. He is interested in visual perception and the use of the World Wide Web for psychological research and teaching.

Education:

Ph.D., University of Florida
M.S. University of Florida
B.A. with High Honors, St. Andrews Presbyterian College

Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations:

Teaching Areas: Basic Principles of Psychology, Sensation and Perception with laboratory, Neuropsychology with laboratory, Research Design and Statistics with laboratory, Cognition with Laboratory, Learning with laboratory, Human Factors, Advanced Research, Research Seminar
Expertise: Visual Perception
Specialization: Experimental Psychology

Publications:

Krantz, J. H. (2011). "Can the World-Wide Web be used for Research?" M. A. Gernsbacher, L. Hough, D. Pew, & J. Pomerantz, eds., Psychology and the Real World (pp.10-16), New York: Worth.

Krantz, J. H. (2010). "Internet-Based Research Methods." N. J. Salkind, ed., Encyclopedia of Research Design. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.

Reips, U.D. & Krantz, J. H. (2010). "Experimental Data." S. Gosling & J. A. Johnson, eds., Advanced Methods for Behavior Research on the Internet (pp. 193-216), Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Krantz, J. H. & William, J. E. (2010). "Using Media for Web-Based Research." S. Gosling & J. A. Johnson, eds., Advanced Methods for Behavior Research on the Internet (pp. 45-61), Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Fischl, G., Holmqvist, B., & Krantz, J. (2009). "Three-dimensional mental rotation exercise as an indicator for students' cognitive skills." H. Almegaard (Ed.): Conference proceeding of Nordic Architectural engineering teachers' meeting. Coppenhagen, DTU.

Krantz, J. H., Dine Young, S., Altermatt, T. W, Altermatt, E. R., Mamberg, M. H. (2008). "Encouraging Undergraduate Research: Hanover College's Psychology Major." S. F. Davis, M. Ware, R. Miller, R. Rycek, eds., Promoting, Developing, and Sustaining the Undergraduate Research Experience in Psychology (pp. 78-80). Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
http://teachpsych.org/resources/e-books/ur2008/ur2008.php

Krantz, J. H. & Altermatt, T. W. (2008). "Using the Web for Student Research." Encouraging Undergraduate Research: Hanover College's Psychology Major. In S. F. Davis, M. Ware, R. Miller, R. Rycek, eds., Promoting, Developing, and Sustaining the Undergraduate Research Experience in Psychology (pp. 185-188). Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
http://teachpsych.org/resources/e-books/ur2008/ur2008.php

Krantz, J. H. (2008). "Psychophysics." S. F. Davis & W. F. Buskist, eds., The Handbook of 21st Century Psychology (pp. 177-186). Thousand Oaks, CA: SAGE Publications.

Krantz, J. H. (2002). "Thinking Critically About Video Classics in Psychology." S. F. Davis & J. J. Palladino, Instructors' Media Guide: Media and Research Update Psychology, 3rd. Ed.. Upper Saddle River, N. J.: Prentice Hall.

Woods, C. B. & Krantz, J. H. (2001). "Sensation and perception: A window on brain and mind." S. F. Davis & J. Halonen, eds. The Many Faces of Psychological Research in the Twenty-First Century. Teaching Of Psychology.
http://www.teachpsych.org/resources/e-books/faces/index_faces.php

Krantz, J. H. & Dalal, R. (2000). "Validity of Web-Based Psychological Research." M. H. Birnbaum (Ed.), Psychological experiments on the internet (pp. 35-60). New York: Academic Press.

Krantz, J. H. (2000). "Tell me, what did you see? The stimulus on computers." Behavior Research Methods, Instruments, & Computers, 32, 221-229.

Krantz, J. H. (1999). "Action at the Synapse." The psychology place. Waltham, MA: Peregrine Publishers.
http://www.psychplace.com

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