Professor of Psychology and Associate Dean for Learning Assessment and Program Review
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."
Ph.D. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; A.M. University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; B.A. Millersville University
Teaching Areas / Expertise / Specializations
social psychology, research design and statistics, basic principles of psychology, modern society, psychology and science fiction, advanced research, gender stereotypes specialization in social psychology
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).
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.