B.A. Haverford College (1984)
Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (1989)
- Research Interests
- My primary training is in the study of basic learning processes with nonhuman animals. During my time at Arcadia, I have collaborated with students on research in a variety of areas including the measurement of attitudes, visual attention, nonconscious influences on behavior (priming), behavioral mechanisms underlying drug taking, the assessment of art therapy treatment efficacy, and therapy process factors.
- Volz, B., Valverde, K. D., & Robbins, S. J. (2019). Effects of genetic counselor self-disclosure: An experimental analog study. Journal of Genetic Counseling, 28, 18-26.
- Leone, K., Robbins, S. J., & Morrow, M. T. (2018). Using clay sculpting to prime readiness to change: An experimental analog study. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 35, 131-137.
- Marchese, M.H., Robbins, S.J., & Morrow, M.T. (2018). Nonconscious priming enhances the therapy relationship: An experimental analog study. Psychotherapy Research, 28, 183-191.
- Babouchkina, A., Robbins, S.J. (2015). Reducing negative mood through Mandela creation: A randomized, controlled, trial. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 32, 34-39.
- Introduction to Psychology (PY111)
- Research Methods (PY142)
- Learning and Cognition (PY221)
- Research Design (Graduate: PY521)