CV              (Updated 2/24/2020)

Below is my condensed CV.  If you'd like my full CV, reach out to me!
 
Education

Ph.D.   Social/Personality Psychology

            University of Missouri, expected May 2020

M.A.    Social/Personality Psychology

            University of Missouri, 2018

M.A.    Industrial and Organizational Psychology

            West Chester University, 2015

B.A.     Psychology

            Widener University, 2013

Subject-Matter Expertise

Self-Determination Theory

Social/Personality Psych

Industrial/Organizational Psych

Goals

Motivation

Arrogance

Happiness/Well-being

Statistical Experience
Teaching

Teaching experiences

Instructor of Record, University of Missouri-Columbia, Aug 2018-Current

  • Psych 3020 – Research Methods II – Summer 2020 (online -scheduled)

  • Psych 3020 – Research Methods II – Spring 2020

    • 95 students; currently in session

  • Psych 3020 – Research Methods II – Fall 2019 (online)

    • 29 Students; mean evaluation: 4.95 out of 5

  • Psych 3020 – Research Methods II – Summer 2019 (online)

    • 34 Students; mean evaluation: 4.86 out of 5

  • Psych 3020 – Research Methods II – Spring 2019

    • 27 Students; mean evaluation: 4.90 out of 5

  • Psych 3020 – Research Methods II – Fall 2018

    • 25 Students; mean evaluation: 4.97 out of 5

Teaching Assistant, University of Missouri-Columbia, Aug 2015-Aug 2018

  • Psych 3020 – Research Methods II lab instructor – Summer 2018

  • Psych 1000 – Intro to Psych – Summer 2018

  • Psych 3020 – Research Methods II lab instructor (2 sections) – Spring 2018

    • Mean evaluation: 4.91 out of 5

  • Psych 3020 – Research Methods II lab instructor (2 sections)– Fall 2017

    • Mean evaluation: 4.65 out of 5

  • Psych 3020 – Research Methods II lab instructor – Summer 2017

  • Psych 1000 – Intro to Psych – Summer 2017

  • Psych 3020 – Research Methods II lab instructor (2 sections) – Spring 2017

    • Mean evaluation: 4.75 out of 5

  • Psych 4980 – Human Relations Capstone – Fall 2016

    • Mean evaluation: 4.93 out of 5

  • Psych 4980 – Human Relations Capstone – Spring 2016

    • Mean evaluation: 4.95 out of 5

  • Psych – Social Psychology – Spring 2015

  • Psych – Human Sexuality – Fall 2015

 

Teaching Awards

Winner, Green Chalk Award for exemplary performance in Graduate instructing, 2018

Winner, Donald K. Anderson University-wide award for excellence and impact in teaching, 2018

Department Nominee, Midwestern Association of Graduate Schools Excellence in Teaching Award, 2018

 

Teaching Interests

Social Psychology, Research Methods/Design, Statistics, Human Motivation, Personality Psychology/Theories, Social and I/O Capstone/Lab Courses, Introduction to Psychology, Multicultural Psychology, Organizational Behavior, Social theories, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Pernicious Personalities: Examining the “Dark” Side of Personality, Psychology of Happiness/Positive Psychology

General Linear Models

Advanced General Linear Models

Bayesian Statistics

Item Response Theory

Multilevel Modeling

Psychometrics

Proficient in SPSS, Amos, and R

Exposed to SAS and Python

 
Research

Publications

Greene, N., Corcoran, M., & Bauer, L. (2020).  Advice and Activities for Teaching

Replication in Statistics Courses. In A. Beyer & A. Peters (Eds.). For the Love of (Teaching) Statistics: Advice, Activities, and Resources.

 

Sheldon, K.M., Sedikides, C., Ntoumanis, N., Corcoran, M., & Titova, L. (2019).  Narcissism and Social Motives: Successful pursuit of egosystem goals boosts narcissism. Self and Identity.

 

Cowan, N., Adams, E., Bhangal, S., Corcoran, M., Decker, R., Dockter, C., Eubank, A., Gann, C., Greene, N., Helle, A., Lee, N., Nguyen, A., Ripley, K., Scofield, J., Tapia, M., Threlkeld, K., & Watts, A. (2019).  Foundations of arrogance:  A broad survey through “class action”. Review of General Psychology.

 

Price‐Blackshear, M. A., Sheldon, K. M., Corcoran, M., & Bettencourt, B. A. (2019). Individuating information influences partisan judgments. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 49(7), 426-447.

 

Sheldon, K.M., Corcoran, M., & Prentice, M. (2019). Pursuing eudaimonic functioning versus pursuing hedonic well-being: The first goal succeeds in its aim, whereas the second does not. Journal of Happiness Studies, 20(3), 919-933.

 

Sheldon, K.M., Sommet, N., Corcoran, M., & Elliot, A. (2018). Feeling Interpersonally Controlled While Pursuing Materialistic Goals: Links with Immoral Behavior.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 44(9), 1330-1349.

 

Sheldon, K.M. & Corcoran, M. (2018). Comparing the current and long-term career motivations of artists and business people: Is everybody intrinsic in the end?  Motivation and Emotion, 43(2), 218-231.

 

 

Manuscripts under review​

Sheldon, K.M. & Corcoran, M., Sheldon, M. (minor revisions, returned Feb 9, 2020). Duchenne smiles as honest signals of chronic positive mood

Sheldon, K.M., Corcoran, M., & Trent, J. (Under review, submitted Jan 15, 2020). The face of crime: Apparent happiness differentiates criminal and non-criminal photos

 

Manuscripts in prep

Corcoran, M. (In prep). Foundations and consequences of arrogance: development of the comprehensive  arrogance scale. (data is still being collected; we have four data sets currently)

Corcoran, M. & Sheldon, K.M. (In prep). Past, current, future goals: Unpacking the differences (all data has been collected and we are currently in the writing stage)  

Corcoran, M. & Sheldon, K.M. (In prep).  The “Existential Challenge:” A new tool for enhancing goal Attainment (all data has been collected and we are currently in the writing stage)

Corcoran, M. (In prep).  Much ado about marshmallows?  A critical perspective of the seminal “marshmallow test” (I am currently in the writing stage)

Corcoran, M., Adams, E., & Bauer, L. (In Prep).  Implicit bias: Teaching about the bias in all of us. In Incorporating Diversity in Classroom Settings: Real and Engaging Examples for Various Psychology Courses (our proposal has been accepted and we are currently writing)

Titova L., Sheldon K. M., & Corcoran M. (In Prep). Eudaimonic vs. Hedonic: Individual differences in mood enhancing styles predict happiness levels. (data is still being collected; we     have data already and we will start writing soon)

 

Adams, E., Corcoran, M., & Bauer, L. (In Prep).  From pigeons to people: Discussing stereotype formation from a cognitive perspective. In Incorporating Diversity in Classroom Settings: Real    and Engaging Examples for Various Psychology Courses (our proposal has been accepted and we    are currently writing)

 

PRESENTATIONS AND POSTERS

Wunder, S., Sheldon, K., & Corcoran, M. (April, 2020). Motivation for coming out as LGBTQ+.  Data Blitz at the Midwestern Psychological Association Conference, Chicago, IL.

 

Corcoran, M. (February 2020). Creating teaching touchpoints: Simple ways to increase engagement.  Poster presentation at the Teaching of Psychology Preconference at the The Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Corcoran, M. & Sheldon, K. (February, 2019). The Existential Challenge: Increasing Motivational Energy and Goal Progress through a Novel Goal Intervention. Poster presentation at The Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention, Portland, OR.

Corcoran, M. & Sheldon, K. (March, 2018). Activating an Organismic Growth Process through a Novel Intervention: The Existential Challenge. Poster presentation at The Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Corcoran, M. & Sheldon, K. (January, 2017). Current and future strivings: Unpacking the differences. Poster presentation at The Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Convention, San Antonio, TX.

Tahmaseb-McConatha, J., Corcoran, M., & Hegary, I. (October, 2014).  The social and cultural context of aging: Aging with dignity in eastern Pennsylvania.  Invited oral presentation for Positive Psychology Symposium at the Annual PASSHE Psychology Potluck Conference, Indiana, Pennsylvania.

Bankes, B., Napier, B., & Corcoran, M. (March, 2014).  Workplace incivility and coping: The neurotic vs. the conscientious.  Poster presented at the Eastern Psychological Association’s    Annual Conference, Boston, MA.

Salvatore, J., Witman, M., Miranda, A., & Corcoran, M.  (May, 2013).  The influence of sleep quantity and caffeine consumption on memory.  Poster presented at Widener’s Annual Student Project Day, Chester, PA.

Corcoran, M., Gucene, A. & Shaddock, K. (April, 2013) A Reflection of a Multicultural Psychology Course. The 24th Annual Saint Joseph’s University Sigma Xi Student Research Symposium, Philadelphia, PA

Corcoran, M., Gucene, A. & Shaddock, K. (March, 2013) A Reflection of a Multicultural Psychology Course. Honors Week Student Presentation, Widener University, Chester, PA.

 

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