Tracy L. Caldwell (pedagogical author)

Tracy L. Caldwell (pedagogical author)

Tracy L. Caldwell is Associate Professor of Psychology at Dominican University, where she was recently appointed a Diversity Fellow. She earned her B.A. at The College of New Jersey and her Ph.D. in personality and social psychology from the University of Illinois at Chicago.

Tracy caught the teaching bug during graduate school, when as a teaching assistant for a large section of introductory psychology, she led several smaller discussion sections. In her post as visiting faculty at North Central College, she had the opportunity to teach smaller sections of introductory psychology and to develop her pedagogical skills.

In addition to teaching introductory psychology, Tracy teaches personality psychology, social psychology, the psychology of gender, and research methods and statistics. She has also taught seminars in social cognition and the psychology of romantic relationships. She is the faculty advisor for Dominican University’s Psychology Club and its chapter of Psi Chi, the International Honors Society in Psychology.

Tracy has published articles on a variety of topics including how stereotypes are formed, how people with a repressive coping style process threat, and on how to best assess humor styles. She currently conducts research on the scholarship of teaching and learning, sex differences in the attractiveness of humor in romantic relationships, and on the accommodation of learning styles.

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