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Paul NesselroadeProfessor – Chair of Psychology

Department: Psychology

Office: MO 311

Phone Extension: 2224

Dr. Paul Nesselroade is in his 17th year at Asbury University. He graduated from Asbury in 1989 with a Bachelor’s in Chemistry Education. He then got his M.A. (1993) and Ph.D. (1998) in Experimental Psychology at the University of Louisville. Dr. Nesselroade took his first professor position in 1996 at Simpson University in northern California. In 2002, he came back to Asbury to join the Psychology Department.

Dr. Nesselroade has done research on self-extensions, in-group biases, self-other perceptions, and mindfulness. He has recently began work on topics related to Human Dignity, Psychology and Eugenics, and the Psychology of the Holocaust. He has also recently co-authored a statistics textbook.

Over the past few spring semesters he has taken students to Germany and Poland to visit holocaust sites. He plans to continue these trips in the future. 

 

He and his wife, Cheryl, have three children (Andrew, Sarah, and Lisa) and reside in Wilmore.

Courses Taught:

  • PSY210 Social Psychology
  • PSY250 Human Dignity and the Social Sciences
  • PSY315 Statistics for Behavioral Science
  • PSY330 Cognitive Psychology
  • PSY341 History and Systems of Psychology
  • PSY393 Human Dignity Tour of Central Europe

Recent Publications and Presentations:

  • Nesselroade, K. P., & Grimm, L. G. (2019). Statistical Applications for the Behavioral and Social Sciences. 2nd Ed., Hoboken, NJ: Wiley & Sons, Inc.
  • Stratton, S. P., Dean, J. B., & Nesselroade, K. P. (2015, April). Physician, tend thyself: Self-care among CAPS members. Workshop presentation at the 2015 International Conference of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Denver, CO.
  • Dean, J. B., & Nesselroade, K. P. (2015). Webster County Citizens’ Attitudes Regarding Smoking in Public Places. Owensboro, KY: Green River District Health Department.
  • Dean, J. B., & Nesselroade, K. P. (2015). Bullitt County Citizens’ Attitudes Regarding Smoking in Public Places. Shepherdsville, KY: Bullitt County Health Department.
  • Stratton, S. A.; Dean, J. B., & Nesselroade, Jr., K. P. (2015). Physician, Tend Thyself: Self-Care Among CAPS Members. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Denver, CO, 2015.
  • Nesselroade, Jr., K. P. (2015). Eugenics, the Holocaust, and What it Means to be Human. Viaticum, Vol. 7.
  • Stratton, S. A.; Dean, J. B., Nesselroade, Jr., K. P., & Davis, W. (2014). Counselor Self-Care and Lovingkindness Meditations. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Atlanta, GA, 2014.
  • Nesselroade, Jr. K. P. (2013, Spring). [Review of the book True competition: A guide to pursuing excellence in sport and society, by D. L. Shields & B. L. Bredemeier]. Journal of Coaching Education, 6(1), 120.
  • Dean, J. B., & Nesselroade, K. P. (2013). Jessamine County Citizens’ Attitudes Regarding Smoking in Public Places. Nicholasville, KY: Jessamine County Health Department.
  • Stratton, S. P., Dean, J. A., Nesselroade, Jr., K. P., Kraal, T., & Camacho, J. (2011.) The Effects of Prayer-Based Contemplative Forms for Christian Samples: Differentiating Prayer and Meditation. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Indianapolis, IN, 2011.
  • Winston, Y. L., Strang, S. E., Brown, D. R., Smith, R., Silcox, D. S., Li, S., Baldridge, B. R., Nesselroade, K. P., Jr., & Randall, D. C. (2010). Atomoxetine Changes Rat’s HR Response to Acute Stress from Tachycardia to Bradycardia, Autonomic Neuroscience.
  • Williams, J. K., Nesselroade, K. P., & Nam, R. K. (2007). When dissonance intervenes: Effects of perceived moral weight and issue opinion on self-enhancement of opinion objectivity. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 26, 227-235.
  • Nesselroade, K. P., Jr., & Williams, J. K. (2006, March). Self-enhancement of opinion objectivity: Some initial studies. Paper presented at the annual meeting for the Christian Association for Psychological Studies, Cincinnati, OH.
  • Nesselroade, K. P., Jr., Williams, J. K., Nam, R. K. & McBride, D. M. (2006). Self-enhancement of opinion objectivity: Effects of perceived moral weight. Journal of Psychology and Christianity, 25, 27-33.
  • Williams, J. K., Nesselroade, K. P., Jr., & Nam, R. K. (2005). Self-enhancement of opinion objectivity: When cognitive dissonance intervenes. Poster presented at American Psychological Society, Los Angeles, CA.

Recent Leadership, Activities, and Awards:

  • Human Dignity Tour of Central Europe, Leader, (2014 – 2018) – taken over 90 Asbury University students to Germany and Poland to visit Holocaust-related sites (e.g., Sachsenhausen, Brandenburg, Wannsee House, Ravensbruck, Plaszow Concentration Camp, Auschwitz Concentration Camp and Auschwitz-Birkenau Extermination Center)
  • Reviewer for The Journal of Psychology and Religion (2015 – present)
  • Prepared 7th Edition of Instructor’s Manual for Franzoi’s “Social Psychology” textbook (2015)
  • Prepared 7th Edition of Study Guide for Franzoi’s “Social Psychology” textbook (2015)
  • Prepared 7th Edition of PowerPoint slides for Franzoi’s “Social Psychology” textbook (2015)
  • Liberal-Arts Seminar leader (Engaging the Liberal Arts), 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2018
  • Sponsor for “Sacred Life Club” at Asbury University, 2013 – present

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