By Katherine Haines '21
Dr. Marianne Miserandino, chair and professor of Psychology, authored a chapter in the book, High Impact Educational Practices: A Review of Best Practices with Illustrative Examples, published by the Society for the Teaching of Psychology.
Dr. Miserandino wrote...
“Extroverts crave external stimulation,” said Dr. Marianne Miserandino, professor of Psychology at Arcadia University. “Another word for extroversion that we’re using in personality psychology is called ‘surgency,’ which means ‘surging into the social world.’ That’s what extroverts like to do: Go...
Dr. Marianne Miserandino, Professor of Psychology
Courses: Social Psychology; Personality Psychology; Vice and Virtue on Stage and Screen; Senior Seminar
Expertise: Motivation as a Social-Personality Psychologist
Advice to students: “Be open to possibilities and new experiences of...
Arcadia faculty member since 1992
Arcadia Courses Taught:
Social Psychology (PY331)
Personality Psychology (PY332)
Senior Seminar (PY490-PY491)
Vice and Virtue on Stage and Screen (PY285)
University of Rochester
Bachelor of Arts, cum laude, Major in Psychology
Ph.D. in Social-Personality Psychology
Author • 2018
Personality Psychology: Foundations and Findings
Author • 2018
Personality Pedagogy: A Wiki of resources for the teaching of personality psychology
Teaching Personality Psychology. In D. Dunn (ed.), The Oxford Handbook of Undergraduate Psychology Education
Article, Oxford University Press
Author • 2014
Insights: Social Psychology
Author • 2013
Teaching SDT theory: From introductory psychology to personality and beyond
Research Paper, Presented at the 5th International Conference on Self-Determination Theory, Rochester, NY
Co-Author • 2013
Obedience in the context of identity theft in the United States and South Africa
Article, 2013 Obedience to Authority Conference: Milgram’s experiments 50 years on, Bracebridge, Ontario, Canada
Co-Authored with Leatham, J., Baker, Z., Stoll, H., Levy, A.M., Malan, L. & Nienaber,A
American Psychological Association Teaching Excellence Award (2010)
Arcadia University Professor of the Year (2009)
Lindback Foundation Award for Distinguished Teaching (2000)
My research interests include the impact of perceived competence and autonomy on the motivation of elementary school children and their teachers; developing innovative pedagogy to foster student learning; exploring whatever topics my students find interesting.