My research in the past decade has focused on the emotions of guilt and shame. My colleagues and I have studied intrapersonal and interpersonal aspects of guilt and shame including the assessment of guilt- and shame-proneness as well as how the emotions are induced by others. We have also looked at gender differences in guilt- and shame-proneness and most recently, cross-cultural differences.
I recently have begun to study higher order thinking processes in college students. Specifically, my colleagues and I have begun to look at the effectiveness of using Keller's PSI system within a computer-adaptive framework (CAPSI) developed by Joseph Pear to increase student engagement and higher order thinking in undergraduate psychology courses. To see more about the research being done on CAPSI, see http://www.capsi.org or http://www.webcapsi.com.
Finally, my third area of research centers on judgment and decision-making, specifically behavioral economics. I am interested in why and how students engage in temporal discounting with regard to their schoolwork. I have collected data on these phenomena for the past five years and am looking forward to publishing my results in this area (see my presentations on this topic).
- Emotion, Mood, Affect
- Judgment and Decision Making
- Personality, Individual Differences
- Persuasion, Social Influence
- Social Cognition
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- Hypothetical vs. Real-Time Effort Discounting of Extra Credit
- Discounting of Exam Grades, Extra Credit, and Delayed Money
- Real-Time Computer-Based Temporal Discounting in College Students
- Temporal Discounting of Hypothetical and Real Extra Credit Points
- Effort Discounting of Exam Grades
- How Does Temporal Discounting Relate to Traditional Personality Variables?
- Comparing Three Computerized Methods of Assessing Delayed Discounting
- The Shame and Guilt Inventory: Further Validation of a New Scenario-Based Measure
Shame and Guilt Inventory
- Linked publication: Eyre, H. L. (2004). The Shame and Guilt Inventory: A New Scenario-Based Measure of Shame- and Guilt-Proneness. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Kentucky, Lexington.
- Crone-Todd, D. E., Eyre, H. L., Hutchens, S. A., Jones, J. R., & Pear, J. J. (2007). The effect of changing grading criteria on student writing. Behavior Analyst Today, 8(1), 35-42.
- Eyre, H. L. (2007). Keller's personalized system of instruction: Was it a fleeting fancy or is there a revival on the horizon? Behavior Analyst Today, 8(3), 317-324.
- Eyre, H. L., Crone-Todd, D. E., Jones, J. R., & Hutchens, S. A. (2006). Using CAPSI to increase student engagement in general psychology. Delta Education Journal, 3(1), 33-40.
- Ferguson, T. J., Eyre, H. L., & Ashbaker, M. (2000). Unwanted identities: A key variable in shame-anger links and gender differences in shame. Sex Roles, 42, 133-157.
- Ferguson, T. J., Stegge, H., Eyre, H. L., Vollmer, R., & Ashbaker, M. (2000). Context effects and the (mal)adaptive nature of guilt and shame in children. Journal of Genetic, Social, and General Psychology Monographs, 126, 319-346.
- Hutchens, S. A., Jones, J. R., Crone-Todd, D. E., & Eyre, H. L. (2006). Engaging and assessing students in online courses. Academic Exchange Quarterly, 10(1), 110-115.
- Smith, R. H., Eyre, H. L., Powell, C. A. J., & Kim, S. H. (2006). Relativistic origins of emotional reactions to events happening to others and to ourselves. British Journal of Social Psychology, 45, 357-371.
- Smith, R. H., Webster, J. M., Parrott, W. G., & Eyre, H. L. (2002). The role of public exposure in moral and nonmoral shame and guilt. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, 83, 138-159.
Eyre, H. L. (2004). The Shame and Guilt Inventory: A New Scenario-Based Measure of Shame- and Guilt-Proneness. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, University of Kentucky, Lexington.
- Linked other: Shame and Guilt Inventory
- Ferguson, T. J., Brugman, D., White, J., & Eyre, H. L. (2007). Shame and guilt as morally warranted experiences. In J. L. Tracy, R. W. Robbins, & J. P. Tangney (Eds.), The self-conscious emotions: Theory and research (pp. 330-348). New York: Guilford.
- Ferguson, T. J., & Eyre, H. L. (2000). Engendering gender differences in shame and guilt: Stereotypes, socialization, and situational pressures. Invited chapter in A. Fischer (Ed.), Gender and emotion: Social psychological perspectives (pp. 254-276). Cambridge, England: Cambridge University Press.
- PSY 202 - Honors Principles of Psychology
- PSY 205 - Orientation to Psychology
- PSY 305 - Professional Psychology
- PSY 310 - Research Methods in Psychology
- PSY 335 - Theories of Personality
- PSY 350 - Social Psychology
- PSY 352 - Human Sexuality
- PSY 413 - Social Psychology II
- PSY 414 - Psychology of Emotion
- PSY 433 - Cross-Cultural Psychology
- PSY 450 - History and Systems of Psychology
- PSY 555 - Behavior Analytic Approaches to Instruction
Heidi L. Dempsey
Department of Psychology
Jacksonville State University
700 Pelham Road North
Jacksonville, Alabama 36265
- Phone: (256) 782-5895