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John Bechtold, Ph.D.

Chair, Department of Psychology; Professor of Psychology

 

Ph.D., Kansas State University, 1990

M.S., Kansas State University, 1986

M.S., Kansas State University, 1983

B.A., Wheaton College, 1980

Teaching Interests: Cognition, Experimental Psychology, Statistical Methods in Psychology
Research: Psychological effects of technology use.
Recent Publications:

Bechtold, J. I. (2008, February). God is God and we are not: Technology and identity in the age of information. Humanities Symposium, Grantham, PA.

 

Bechtold, J. I. (2008, January). Use of the Stroop effect as a bridge between courses: Statistics and experimental psychology. Poster presentation at the National Institute on the Teaching of

Psychology, St. Petersburg, FL.

 

Bechtold, J. I. (2006, January). Use of student portfolios as a tool for student and departmental assessments: A pilot program. Poster presentation at the National Institute on the Teaching of Psychology, St. Petersburg, FL.

 

Bechtold, J. I. (2006). Technology and the self: Approaching the hypermodern. In P. Vitz & S. M. Felch (Eds.), The self: Beyond the postmodern crisis. Wilmington, DE: ISI Books. (pp. 183-199)

Recent Consultations: Chair of Program Review Team for the PA Department of Education for reviewing a new psychology program at Delaware Valley College, 2008; reviewed a Cognition textbook for Worth Publishing Company, 2008.
Hobbies: Spending time with family, traveling, racquetball, service projects (Grantham Cemetery, missions, church), hospitality
Road to Psychology International Cross Cultural Experiences
Contact Information: Boyer 377; JBechtol@messiah.edu; (717) 796-1800, ext. 7023


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