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MossDr. Justin Moss

Assistant Professor

Behavioral Sciences
Witherspoon Building
407 West Q Street
Russellville, AR 72801
Phone: (479) 356-2046
E-mail: jmoss12@atu.edu

Education

BA - Univ of Virginia-Main Campus
MA - U of North Carolina-Wilmington
PHD - Florida State University

Recently Taught Courses

PSY 2003 - GENERAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 2063 - RESEARCH DESIGN BEHAVIORAL SCI
PSY 3143 - SEM: EVOLUTIONARY PSY
PSY 3143 - SEMINAR IN PSY: RELATIONSHIPS
PSY 4003 - ADV RESEARCH METHOD/LAB PSY
PSY 4043 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 5043 - SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY
PSY 6083 - SEMINAR IN PSY: RELATIONSHIPS

Biography

I joined the Department of Behavioral Sciences at Arkansas Tech University in 2016. I received my bachelor's degree in psychology and sociology from the University of Virginia in 2004, my master's degree in experimental psychology from UNC Wilmington in 2010, and my doctorate degree in social psychology from Florida State University in 2015. My primary areas of expertise include social psychology, evolutionary psychology, and the psychology of close relationships.

Research Interests

My research program seeks to identify how fundamental social motivations (e.g., finding a romantic partner) interact with proximate external pressures (e.g., degree of competition) to influence individuals’ strategies to find and maintain close relationships. My research is theoretically informed by the intersection of evolutionary psychology, embodiment, and social cognition. My laboratory and online investigations use rigorous cross-disciplinary experimental methods to test predictions about individuals’ social motivations and relationship strategies. More broadly, my research aims to immerse undergraduate and graduate students with the scientific method by providing hands-on training in experimental design and statistical analysis.

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