David R. Hayworth College of Arts and Sciences

Dr. Deborah Danzis




Associate Professor of Psychology

(336) 841-9008

228 School of Education






Ph.D.   1995   University at Albany, State University of New York

M.A     1991    University at Albany, State University of New York

B.A.     1988    Boston University
Psychology, with Statistics minor

Courses Taught:

  • Introduction to Psychology
  • Statistics
  • Industrial/Organizational Psychology
  • Research Methods in Psychology
  • Advanced Research Methods in Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Human Sexuality
  • Career Development and Psychology
  • Human Behavior Across Cultures
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Drugs and Human Behavior
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Senior Seminar
  • Student Intern Program

Research Interests:

General research interests focus on the interaction between work and family roles, gender influences on work and life experiences, and social perception in work situations. Two current research projects include:

  1. Work-Family Experiences Project:  This research examines a variety of factors and variables relating to working parenthood.  I am examining how personality, childcare, organizational practices, and job variables relate to parents’ psychological well-being, separation anxiety, stress, and handling of the parent/employee role conflict.
  2. Weight Discrimination and Employee Selection: The effects of obesity, personality, and job characteristics are being examined to determine how these impact evaluations of job applicants and hiring decisions.
  3. Power and Interpersonal Behavior: This research investigates the effects of having decision-making power and control on how people interact with others, including the extent to which people are able to read and respond to interpersonal social cues.

Psychology at HPU


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