Where am I?
Dr. Laurel Newman
Assistant Professor and Director of Psychology
Ph.D. Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis
M. S. Psychology, Washington University in St. Louis
B. A. Psychology and Sociology, Lindenwood University
Department of Behavioral Sciences
6800 Wydown Blvd.
St. Louis, MO 63105
Phone: (314) 889-1440
Office: East 310B
- Introduction to Psychology
- Developmental Psychology (Online and Traditional Formats)
- Social Psychology
- Personality Psychology
- Controversial Issues in Psychology
- Senior Research Seminar I and II
Research Area/Scholarly Interests:
Dr. Newman conducts research in the areas of personality and social psychology. She is interested in how people's self-perceptions, values, and goals influence the decisions they make. One recent line of work investigates how narcissists' interpersonal goals influence the way they interact with other people. A separate line of work is aimed at understanding the extent to which people have the ability to increase their happiness and life satisfaction.
- Strube, M. J., & Newman, L. C. (2005). Psychometrics. In J. T. Cacioppo, L. G. Tassinary, & G. G. Berntson (Eds.), Handbook of psychophysiology. London: Cambridge University Press.
- Strube, M. J., Hanson, J. S., & Newman, L. C. (2003). The virtues and vices of personal control. In E. Chang & L. Sanna (Eds.), Personality, adjustment, and strategy: Beyond virtue and vice. Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.
- Newman, L. C., & Larsen, R. J. (in press). Taking Sides: Clashing views in personality psychology. New York: McGraw-Hill.
- Newman, L. C., & Larsen, R. J. (in press). How much of our happiness is within our control? Chapter to appear in L. C. Newman & R. J. Larsen (Eds.), Taking sides: Clashing views in personality psychology. New York: McGraw-Hill.
Recent Conference Presentations:
- Newman, L. C., Lancaster, M., & Afful, S. A. (2010). Unintentional effects of in-class debate. Presented at the Teaching Pre-Conference of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Annual Meeting, Las Vegas, NV.
- Newman, L. C., & Strube, M. J. (2009). Interpersonal goals of narcissists. Presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Tenth Annual Conference, Tampa, FL.
- Foushée, R. D., & Newman, L. C. (2007). Encouraging and assessing individual development: The senior capstone experience at a small liberal arts college. In R. D. Foushée, L. C. Newman, J. E. Roberts, K. Young, & J. S. McCartney, One size does not fit all: Comparing capstone experiences across university settings. Symposium presented at the 6th Annual Best Practices in Teaching of Psychology Conference, Atlanta, GA.
- Pagan, J. L., Gleason, M., Newman, L., Turkheimer, E., & Oltmanns, T. F. (2005). Likeability and the narcissistic personality inventory. Presented at the Annual Meeting of the Society for Research in Psychopathology, Miami, FL.
- Association for Psychological Science (APS)
- Society for Teaching of Psychology, APA Division 2 (STP)
- Society for Personality and Social Psychology (SPSP)
- Phi Kappa Phi