David B Strohmetz

David B Strohmetz

David B. Strohmetz,  Professor of Psychology at Monmouth University, has taught research methods and statistics courses for over 20 years at three different institutions.  It was in his first undergraduate psychology course at Dickinson College that he first discovered the thrill of scientific discovery. The research skills he developed as a psychology major led to his first job after graduation. He went on to receive his M.A. and Ph.D. in Social/Organizational Psychology from Temple University.

Seeking to promote quality teaching in the psychology major, Strohmetz has authored instructor’s manuals, test banks, and website companion material for several editions of a behavioral research textbook.  He has developed PowerPoint slide decks to accompany several editions of introductory psychology, social psychology, and developmental psychology textbooks. These slide decks incorporate pedagogical strategies to promote active learning in the classroom. His teaching-related publications and conference presentations focus on sharing innovative strategies he incorporates into his courses to promote student learning. Strohmetz is a co-founder of www.teachpsychscience.org, an internet repository of class activities and other instructor resources to support research methods and statistics.  Strohmetz is also an expert on assessment of student learning, having served as Associate Vice President for Academic and Institutional Assessment at Monmouth University.

Seeking to provide undergraduates with meaningful and engaging research experiences, Strohmetz’s Social Influence Lab focuses on social factors that influence people’s generosity, particular with respect to restaurant tipping behavior. He has also written about the “social psychology of the experiment,” discussing methodological problems and potential solutions when conducting psychological research.

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