Associate Professor of Psychology

(336) 841-9008

ddanzis@highpoint.edu

228 School of Education

 

 

 

Education:

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

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

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
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Drugs and Human Behavior

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.

Awards/Recognitions:

2003 Outstanding Faculty Member – Evening Degree Program

Presentations, Publications, and other Professional Activities:

Danzis, D. A. (2012, January). “How can I leave the baby?”: Personality predictors of parental separation anxiety. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego. CA.

 

Danzis, D. A. (2011, January). “I don’t like fat people”: Predictors of Anti-fat Attitudes. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Antonio, TX.

 

Danzis, D. A., & Stone-Romero, E. F.  (2009).  Effects of helper sex, recipient attractiveness, and recipient femininity on helping behavior in organizations. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 24, 722-737.

 

Danzis, D. A. (2009, April). Obesity-based Discrimination in Hiring: Job, Sex, and Weight Influences. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

 

Danzis, D. A. (2008, March).  Affectivity, personality, and perceived organizational support predictors of burnout. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Charlotte, NC.

 

Danzis, D. A., Harrison, K., & Daniels, A. (2008, March).  Applicant sex and obesity: Effects on evaluations. Poster presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Charlotte, NC.

 

Danzis, D. A. (2006, May).  Personality and Separation Anxiety in Employed Mothers.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Dallas, TX.

 

Danzis, D. A.  (2006, March).  Personality, perceived organizational support, and organizational commitment.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

 

White, K., & Danzis, D. A.  (2006, March).  The relationships between family
communication, depression, and self-esteem.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

 

James, K., & Danzis, D. A.  (2006, March).  An evaluation of perception of self-help programs and books.  Paper presented at the annual meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Atlanta, GA.

 

Danzis, D.A.  (2005, April).  Working parents’ separation anxiety and organizational commitment.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Nashville, TN.

 

Danzis, D. A., Younger, M., & Lewis, T.  (2004, April).  Personality correlates of working parents’ separation anxiety.  Paper presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Washington, DC.