Terry F. Pettijohn II, Ph.D.

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Research interests

·   Environmental Security Hypothesis

·   Evolutionary Psychology and Mate Selection

·   Facial Feature Preferences and Measurement

·   Close Relationships: Attraction, Intimacy, Commitment, Satisfaction

·   Music Preferences and Environmental Influences

·   Emotions: Love, Trust, Jealousy, Happiness, Embarrassment

·   Teaching of Psychology; Instructional Technology Methods

 

Research in progress

·   Environmental Security Hypothesis: Experimental and archival investigations

·   Music preferences and environmental influences

·   Sex differences in personal advertisement preferences

·   Kissing attitudes, behaviors, relationships

 

 

Articles under review (underline indicates student co-author)

None at this time

 

Articles in preparation (underline indicates student co-author)

LaPiene, K. E., Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Palm, L.  An investigation of professor first impressions as a function of course syllabi. Manuscript in preparation.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Knowles, J., & Pettijohn, T. F. Non-instructional student texting in the classroom: Self-control and individual differences. Manuscript in preparation.

 

Journal article publications (underline indicates student co-author)

Pettijohn, T. F. II. (1995).  Correlations among college students’ grade point averages and American College Test scores.  Psychological Reports, 76, 336-338. 

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Pettijohn, T. F. (1996).  Perceived happiness of college students measured by Maslow's hierarchy of needs.  Psychological Reports, 79, 759-762.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Tesser, A. (1999). An investigation of popularity in environmental context: Facial feature assessment of American movie actresses.  Media Psychology, 1, 229-247.

Pettijohn, T. F. II.  (2003).  Relationships between U.S. social and economic hard times and popular motion picture actor gender, actor age, and movie genre preferences.  North American Journal of Psychology, 5 (1), 61-66.

Pettijohn, T. F. II & Tesser, A.  (2003).  History and facial features: The eyes have it for actresses but not for actors.  North American Journal of Psychology, 5(3), 335-344.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Jungeberg, B.  (2004).  Playboy playmate curves: Changes in facial and body feature preferences across U.S. social and economic conditions.  Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 30(9), 1186-1197.  doi: 10.1177/0146167204264078

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Perelli, E. G. (2005). Using group web page and video clip creation exercises in introductory psychology courses. Teaching of Psychology, 32, 54-56.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Tesser, A.  (2005).  Threat and social choice: When eye size matters.  Journal of Social Psychology, 145(5), 547-570.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Pettijohn, T. F., & Sacco, D. F., Jr.  (2005).  A locus of control measure as a teaching demonstration.  Psychological Reports, 97, 666.

Price, B. R., & Pettijohn, T. F. II. (2006). The effect of ballet dance attire on body and self perceptions of female dancers. Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal, 34(8), 991-998.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Sacco, M. F. (2007). Multiple-choice exam question order influences on student performance, completion time, and perceptions.  Journal of Instructional Psychology, 34(3), 142-149.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Pettijohn, T. F. (2007).  Required discussion Web pages in psychology courses and student outcomes.  Journal of Instructional Psychology, 34(4), 256-263.

McGuirk, E. M., & Pettijohn, T. F. II (2008).  Birth order and romantic relationship styles and attitudes in college students.  North American Journal of Psychology, 10(1), 37-52.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Walzer, A. S. (2008). Reducing racism, sexism, and homophobia in college students by completing a psychology of prejudice course. College Student Journal, 42(2), 459-468.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, McDermott, L. A., & Naples, G. M. (2008).  Triggers of most embarrassing moment recollections in a college sample.  Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal, 36(4), 549-550.

Yerkes, M. J., & Pettijohn, T. F. II. (2008).  Developmental stability of perceived physical attractiveness from infancy to young adulthood.  Social Behavior and Personality: An International Journal, 36(5), 691-692.

McDermott, L. A., & Pettijohn, T. F. II (2008). The effect of skin-tone and prejudice on perceptions of attraction. Psi Chi Journal of Undergraduate Research, 13 (3), 136-139.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Naples, G. M. (2009).  Reducing ethnocentrism in U.S. college students by completing a cross-cultural psychology courseThe Open Social Science Journal, 2, 1-6.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Pettijohn, T. F., & Geschke, K. S. (2009).  Changes in sun tanning attitudes and behaviors of U.S. college students from 1995 to 2005.  College Student Journal, 43(1), 161-165.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Sacco, D. F., Jr. (2009).  Tough times, meaningful music, mature performers: Popular Billboard songs and performer preferences across social and economic conditions in the USA.  Psychology of Music, 37(2), 155-179.  doi: 10.1177/0305735608094512

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Sacco, D. F., Jr. (2009).  The language of lyrics: An analysis of popular Billboard songs across conditions of social and economic threat. Journal of Language and Social Psychology, 28(3), 297-311.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Sacco, D. F., Jr., & Yerkes, M. J. (2009).  Hungry people prefer more mature mates: A field test of the environmental security hypothesis. The Journal of Social, Evolutionary, and Cultural Psychology, 3(3), 216-232.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Pettijohn, T. F., & McDermott, L. A. (2009). Active learning exercises for teaching classic research on impression formation in social psychology courses. The Open Education Journal, 2, 78-81.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Ahmed, S. F. (2009). Scientist-practitioner interest changes and course performance in an undergraduate research methods psychology course. Proceedings of the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, 2009, 448-452.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Ahmed, S. F. (2010).  Songwriting loafing or creative collaboration?: A comparison of individual and team written Billboard hits in the USA. Journal of Articles in Support of the Null Hypothesis, 7(1), 1-5.

Hills, W. E., & Pettijohn, T. F. II (2010). Scientist-practitioner interests in a psychology communication course. Proceedings of the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, 2010, 5510-5515.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Naples, G. M., & McDermott, L. A. (2010).  Gender, college year, and romantic relationship status differences in embarrassment and self attitudes of college students. Individual Differences Research, 8(3), 164-170.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Williams, G. M., & Carter, T. C. (2010). Music for the seasons: Seasonal music preferences in college students. Current Psychology, 29, 328-345.  doi: 10.1007/s12144-010-9092-8

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Dunlap, A. V. (2010).  The effects of a human sexuality course on college students’ sexual attitudes and perceived course outcomes. Electronic Journal of Human Sexuality, 13.  Retrieved from http://www.ejhs.org/volume13/sexclass.htm

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Pettijohn, T. F., & Gilbert, A. G. (2011).  Romantic relationship status and gender differences in sun tanning attitudes and behaviors of U.S. college students Psychology, 2(2), 71-77.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Ndoni, A. (2011, September). Scientist-Practitioner interest changes and course outcomes in a senior research psychology course. Journal of Scientific Psychology, 37-41.  Retrieved from http://www.psyencelab.com/images/Scientist-Practitioner_Interest_Changes_and_Course_Outcomes.pdf

Flansburg, J. R., & Pettijohn, T. F. II (2011). Conformity salience increases technical questionnaire completion in college students.  Journal of Social, Behavioral, and Health Sciences, 5(1), 38-44.  doi: 10.5590/JSBHS.2011.05.1.04

Livosky, M., Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Capo, J. R. (2011).  Reducing sexist attitudes as a result of completing an undergraduate psychology of gender course.  Psychology & Education: An Interdisciplinary Journal, 48(3-4), 54-63.

McDermott, L. A., & Pettijohn, T. F. II. (2011). The influence of clothing fashion and race on the perceived socioeconomic status and person perception of college students.  Psychology & Society, 4(2), 64-75.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Ahmed, S. F., & Pettijohn, T. F. (2012).  Hunger and social motivation: Hungry people are less interested in sex and social activities than satiated people.  Current Psychology, 31, 1-5.  doi: 10.1007/s12144-012-9127-4

Pettijohn, T. F. II, LaPiene, K. E., Pettijohn, T. F., & Horting, A. L. (2012). Facebook intensity, friendship contingent self-esteem, and personality relationships in U.S. college students. Cyberpsychology: Journal of Psychosocial Research on Cyberspace, 1(1), article 1. Retrieved from http://cyberpsychology.eu/view.php?cisloclanku=2012042901&article=1

Arnette, S. L., & Pettijohn, T. F. II (2012). The effects of posture on self-perceived leadership. International Journal of Business and Social Science, 3(14), 8-13.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Eastman, J. T., & Richard, K. G. (2012).  And the beat goes on: Popular Billboard song beats per minute and key signatures vary with social and economic conditions. Current Psychology, 31, 313-317.  doi: 10.1007/s12144-012-9149-y

Ball, S., & Pettijohn, T. F. II. (2012). An investigation of the relationship between narcissism and forgiveness of imagined relationship infidelity in college students. Modern Psychological Studies, 18(1), 85-94.

McDaniel, K. A., & Pettijohn, T. F. II (2013). Self-esteem and likeliness of giving time to mentoring a presumed physically disabled student in college students. American Journal of Applied Psychology, 1(2), 21-25. doi: 10.12691/ajap-1-2-1

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Naylor, P. D., & Piroch, J. F. (2013). Self-reported research skills changes and course outcomes in a senior research psychology course. American Journal of Educational Research, 1(3), 104-106. doi: 10.12691/education-1-3-7

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Ndoni, A. (2013).  Imagined infidelity scenario forgiveness and distress: The role of method of discovery and specific cheating behaviorResearch in Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 1(2), 11-14.  doi: 10.12691/rpbs-1-2-1

Chufar, B. M., & Pettijohn, T. F. II. (2013).  Meeting high standards: The influences of perfectionism on task performance, self-esteem, and self-efficacy in college students. Psychology and Behavioral Sciences, 2(3), 117-124.  doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20130203.16

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Ahmed, S. F., Dunlap, A. V., & Dickey, L. N.  (2013).  Who’s got the upper hand? Hand holding behaviors among romantic couples and families. Current Psychology, 32(3), 217-220.   doi: 10.1007/s12144-013-9175-4

Naylor, P. D., Kim, J., & Pettijohn, T. F. II (2013). The role of mood and personality type on creativity. Psi Chi Journal of Psychological Research, 18(4), 148-156.

Hanson, C. R., & Pettijohn, T. F. II (2014).  Happy and sad mood priming effects on memory of emotional and non-emotional photographs. Journal of Scientific Research & Reports, 3(10), 1393-1402.  doi: JSRR.2014.10.009.

Eastman, J. T., & Pettijohn, T. F. II. (2014, April 14, online first). Gone country: An investigation of Billboard country songs of the year across social and economic conditions in the USA. Psychology of Popular Media Culture.  doi: 10.1037/ppm0000019  

Hart, S. R., & Pettijohn, T. F. II (in press). Fertility views and hair color preference in college men. Journal of Psychology and Behavioral Science.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Glass, J. N., Bordino, C. A., & Eastman, J. T. (in press).  Facial feature assessment of popular U.S. country music singers across time and social and economic conditions. Current Psychology.    
 

Book Chapters

Nelson, L. D., Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Galak, J.  (2007).  Mate preferences in social cognitive context: When environmental and personal change leads to predictable cross-cultural variation.  In V. Swami & A. Furnham (Eds.), Body beautiful: Evolutionary and socio-cultural perspectives (pp. 185-206).  New York: Palgrave.    
 

 

Professional conference presentations

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Tesser, A. (1997, April).  Beauty in environmental context.  Paper presented at the 20th Annual Psi Chi Convention for the Behavioral Sciences, Athens, Georgia.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Tesser, A. (1997, May).  Facial features and popularity of American movie actresses.  Poster presented at the 9th Annual American Psychological Society Convention, Washington DC.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Sirgany, K. A., Curry, J., Vaughn, T., Ledford, S., and Seeman, B. (1998, April).  Gender differences in embarrassibility: Does the presence of a potential dating partner make a difference?  Poster presented at the 21st Annual Psi Chi Convention for the Behavioral Sciences, Athens, Georgia.

Cline, J. M. & Pettijohn, T. F. II (1998, April).  What they're doing now: Career paths of graduates of the social program at the University of Georgia.  Poster presented at the 21st Annual Psi Chi Convention for the Behavioral Sciences, Athens, Georgia.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Henderson, M., & Tesser, A. (1999, April). Relationships between U.S. social and economic hard times and popular motion picture actor gender, actor age, and movie genre preferences.  Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Psi Chi Convention for the Behavioral Sciences, Athens, Georgia.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Tesser, A. (2001, June).  Threat, social choice, and the functional role of attributions.  Poster presented at the 13th Annual American Psychological Society Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Jungeberg, B. (2003, June).  Playboy Playmate facial and body feature changes across U.S. social and economic conditions.  Poster presented at the 15th Annual American Psychological Society Convention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Pettijohn, T. F. (2003, June).  The discussion web page dilemma.  Poster presented at the 15th Annual American Psychological Society Convention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Perelli, E. G. (2003, June).  Utilizing group web page and video clip creation exercises to facilitate learning.  Poster presented at the 15th Annual American Psychological Society Convention, Atlanta, Georgia.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Yerkes, M. J. (2004, May). Miss America facial and body feature changes across social and economic conditions. Poster presented at the 16th Annual American Psychological Society Convention, Chicago, Illinois. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Pettijohn, T. F, & Sacco, D. F., Jr. (2004, May). Validating a locus of control teaching demonstration measure. Poster presented at the 11th Annual American Psychological Society Teaching Institute, Chicago, Illinois. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Sacco, M. F. (2004, May). The influence of multiple-choice exam question order on student performance and perceptions. Poster presented at the 11th Annual American Psychological Society Teaching Institute, Chicago, Illinois. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Pettijohn, T. F. (2005, May). Web page discussion contributions and course performance. Poster presented at the 12th Annual American Psychological Society Teaching Institute, Los Angeles, California. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Yerkes, M. J. (2005, May). Miss Hong Kong facial and body feature changes across social and economic conditions and time. Poster presented at the 17th Annual American Psychological Society Convention, Los Angeles, California. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Sacco, D. F., Jr. (2005, May). Popular U.S. music preferences across time and social and economic conditions. Poster presented at the 17th Annual American Psychological Society Convention, Los Angeles, California. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Sacco, D. F., Jr., & Yerkes, M. J. (2005, May). Hungry men prefer more mature women: A field test of the environmental security hypothesis. Poster presented at the 17th Annual American Psychological Society Convention, Los Angeles, California. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Pettijohn, T. F., & Geschke, K. S. (2006, May). Changes in sun tanning attitudes and behaviors from 1995 to 2005. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, New York City, New York. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Walzer, A. S. (2006, May). Prejudice attitude reduction by completing a psychology of prejudice course. Poster presented at the 13th Annual Association for Psychological Science Teaching Institute, New York City, New York. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Walzer, A. S., & Sacco, D. F., Jr. (2007, May). The effects of college student employment expectations on eye size preference and ideal mate personality ratings. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, Washington, D.C. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Walzer, A. S., & Yerkes, M. J. (2007, May). The influence of future social and economic success beliefs on eye size, body shape, and hair color preferences. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, Washington, D.C. [handout]

Williams, G. M., & Pettijohn, T. F. II (2007, May). Songs for the seasons: Music preferences change with the season. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, Washington, D.C. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Pettijohn, T. F., & McDermott, L. A. (2007, May). Effective attribution exercises based on classic research for social psychology courses. Poster presented at the 14th Annual Association for Psychological Science Teaching Institute, Washington, D.C. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Naples, G. M. (2008, May). Ethnocentrism reduction after completing a cross-cultural psychology course. Poster presented at the 15th Annual Association for Psychological Science Teaching Institute, Chicago, Illinois. [handout]

Livosky, M., Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Capo, J. R. (2008, May). Reducing sexist attitudes by completing a psychology of gender course . Poster presented at the 15th Annual Association for Psychological Science Teaching Institute, Chicago, Illinois.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Naples, G. M., McDermott, L. A., & Pettijohn, T. F. (2008, May). Gender, age, and romantic relationship status differences in embarrassment and self attitudes of college students. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, Illinois. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II (2009, February).  Music tells the stories of our lives: In good times and in bad.  Research presented at the 8th annual Celebration of Inquiry Conference, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina.

Pettijohn, T. F. II (2009, August). U.S. president age, height, and facial feature changes with the social and economic climate.  Poster presented at the 117th Annual American Psychological Association Convention, Toronto, Ontario, Canada. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Ahmed, S. F. (2009, November).  Scientist-practitioner interest changes and course performance in an undergraduate research methods psychology course.  Poster presented virtually at the International Conference of Education, Research and Innovation, Madrid, Spain.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Perkins, D., & Catino, J. (2010, February). New communication technologies: The benefits and challenges of social networking sites and cell phones. Group presentation at the 9th annual Celebration of Inquiry Conference, Coastal Carolina University, Conway, South Carolina.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Ahmed, S. F., Dunlap, A. V., & Dickey, L. N. (2010, May). Hand holding behaviors of romantic couples and families. Poster presented at the 22nd Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, Boston, Massachusetts. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Dunlap, A. V. (2010, May). The effects of a human sexuality course on college students’ sexual attitudes and knowledge. Poster presented at the 17th Annual Association for Psychological Science Teaching Institute, Boston, Massachusetts. [handout]

Hills, W. E., & Pettijohn, T. F. II (2010, July).  Scientist-practitioner interests in a psychology communication course.  Poster presented at the International Conference on Education and New Learning Technologies, Barcelona, Spain. [handout]

LaPiene, K. E., Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Palm, L. (2011, May). An investigation of professor first impressions as a function of course syllabi. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Association for Psychological Science Teaching Institute, Washington, D.C. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Ndoni, A. (2011, May). Scientist-Practitioner interest changes and course outcomes in a senior research psychology course. Poster presented at the 18th Annual Association for Psychological Science Teaching Institute, Washington, D.C. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, LaPiene, K. E., Pettijohn, T. F., & Horting, A. L. (2011, May). Facebook intensity, friendship contingent self-esteem, and personality relationships in college students. Poster  presented at the 23rd Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, Washington, D.C. [handout]

McDermott, L. A., & Pettijohn, T. F. II (2011, May). The influence of clothing fashion and race on the perceived socioeconomic status and person perception of college students. Poster presented at the 23rd Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, Washington, D.C. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Naylor, P., & Piroch, J. (2012, May). Self-reported research skills changes and course outcomes in a senior research psychology course. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Association for Psychological Science Teaching Institute, Chicago, IL. [handout]

Kamberaj, D., & Pettijohn, T. F. II (2012, May). Female students’ clothing style effects on college professors’ grading and personality ratings. Poster presented at the 19th Annual Association for Psychological Science Teaching Institute, Chicago, IL. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Naylor, P., & Ndoni, A. (2012, May). Relationships between Fortune 500 company revenues, profits, and CEO facial feature measurements. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, IL. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Pettijohn, T. F., & Ndoni, A. (2012, May). Method of discovery in infidelity: How likely a romantic partner is forgiven and whether degree of distress of the victim is contingent upon type of cheating behavior. Poster presented at the 24th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, Chicago, IL. [handout]

Naylor, P., Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Kim, J. (2012, July). What influences creativity in problem solving and problem finding? : The role of mood and personality type. Research presented virtually at the 30th International Congress of Psychology, Cape Town, South Africa.

Oliver, L. H., Wilkinson, M. E., Palm, L. J., Pettijohn, T. F. II, & Perkins, D. G. (2012, August). Academic performance and social behavior as a function of participation in an after-school mentoring program. Paper presented at The Society for the Study of Social Problems 62nd Annual Meeting, Denver, CO.

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Glass, J. N., Bordino, C. A., & Eastman, J. T. (2013, May). Facial feature assessment of popular U.S. country music singers across time and social and economic conditions. Poster presented at the 25th Annual Association for Psychological Science Convention, Washington, D.C. [handout]

Terranova, A. M., Meyersburg, C. A., & Pettijohn, T. F. II. (2013, May). Self-reported research skill changes in a psychology communication course. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Association for Psychological Science Teaching Institute, Washington, D.C. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Knowles, J., & Pettijohn, T. F. (2013, May). Non-instructional student texting in the classroom: Self-control and individual differences. Poster presented at the 20th Annual Association for Psychological Science Teaching Institute, Washington, D.C. [handout]

Pettijohn, T. F. II, Brenneman, M., Terranova, A. M., Meyersberg, C. A., Pettijohn, T. F., Kim, J., Glass, J. N., Brito, G. R., & Piroch, J. (2014, May). Student perceptions of psychology as a science in introductory and research methods psychology courses. Poster submitted for presentation at the 21st Annual Association for Psychological Science Teaching Institute, San Francisco, CA.

 

 

     

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