Social Sciences Faculty

Amanda Maynard

Associate Professor of Psychology

Degrees

Doctor of Philosophy, Bowling Green State University
Master of Arts, Bowling Green State University
Bachelor of Arts, State University of New York at Plattsburgh

Office: Whittaker Hall, Room 002
Office Hours: Tuesday Noon-2 pm, Wednesday 9-10 am, or by appointment.
Phone:  845-569-3173
Email: amanda.maynard@msmc.edu

Courses

General Psychology
Developmental Psychology
Experimental Psychology
Experimental Psychology Lab

Bio

Professor Maynard earned her PhD in developmental psychology with a minor in quantitative studies in 1998 from Bowling Green State University in Ohio. Her research interests are in adolescent development from a social-cognitive perspective, particularly in the contexts of employment and health. While working on her master's and doctoral degrees in the 1990s, she researched factors influencing adolescents' prosocial judgments.

Professor Maynard also has experience in scale development including the development of the Adolescents' Intention to Respond to Aggression (AIR-A)© scale to measure adolescents' prosocial decision-making regarding aggressive situations.

With respect to her research interests in adolescent employment, she has investigated adolescents' development of work values and behaviors, including organizational citizenship behaviors and psychological contracts. Her current research includes the evaluation of teaching pedagogies for use with adolescents and the study of adolescents' health-related decision-making.

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