Steven J. Robbins, Ph.D.
Chair and Professor of Psychology
Arcadia faculty member since 1996
- B.A. Haverford College (1984)
- Ph.D. University of Pennsylvania (1989)
Dr. Robbins’ primary training is in the study of basic learning processes with nonhuman animals. During his time at Arcadia, he has collaborated with students on research in a variety of areas including the measurement of attitudes, visual attention, nonconscious influences on behavior (priming), behavioral mechanisms underlying drug taking, and the assessment of art therapy treatment efficacy.
Arcadia Courses Taught
- Introduction to Psychology (PY111)
- Research Methods for undergraduates (PY142)
- Learning and Cognition (PY221)
- Research Methods for graduate students in Counseling Psychology (PY521)
(Student co-authors in bold)
- Grecco, E., Robbins, S. J., Bartoli, E., & Wolff, E. F. (2013). Use of nonconscious priming to promote self-disclosure. Clinical Psychological Science, 1, 311-315.
- Stanislavova, O. & Robbins, S. J. (2013). Nonconscious priming of elderly or youthful stereotypes influence walking behavior in healthy undergraduates. Gait and Posture, 37, 470-471.
- Kimport, E. R. & Robbins, S. J. (2012). Efficacy of creative clay work for reducing negative mood: A randomized controlled trial. Art Therapy: Journal of the American Art Therapy Association, 29, 74-79.
- Benjamin, A. M, & Robbins, S. J. (2007). "The Role of Framing Effects in Performance on the Balloon Analogue Risk Task (BART)." Personality and Individual Differences, 43(2), 221-230.