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College of Arts and Sciences Department of Psychology

Donelle ”Dee” C. Posey

Clinical Associate Professor
Undergraduate Program Director

Ph.D. Washington State University, 2005

Contact Information

Office: Johnson Tower 233H
Phone: (509) 335-8427

Classes Taught

  • Psychology 310: Pseudoscience and Human Behavior
  • Psychology 311: Elementary Statistics
  • Psychology 312: Research Methods
  • Psychology 324: Psychology of Gender
  • Psychology 328: Self Control
  • Psychology 350: Social Psychology

Research Interests

  • Strategies for imporved student performance in college-level coursework

In my research, I focus on strategies for teaching and learning that improve student performance in their college courses. I’ve looked at the use of rubrics for improving students’ writing, the relationship between statistics anxiety and performance in our statistics course, whether statistics anxiety is related to teacher/student rapport, and whether the “flipped” classroom format enhances student learning. Additionally, I’m very active in The Society for the Teaching of Psychology (Div. 2 of the APA). I’ve served on three STP presidential task forces, including the task force for Psychological Literacy, Statistical Literacy, and Skills Development of Psychology Students. I’ve been honored by the College of Arts and Science with the award for Excellence in Teaching by Clinical Faculty.

Selected Research

Posey, D. C. (2013). The effectiveness of the flipped classroom. Poster presented at the Washington State University Academic Showcase, March 2013.

Posey, D. C. (2013). Fantasy football league: A z-score activity. Poster to be presented at the Western Psychological Association Conference, April, 2013.

Beins, B., Landrum, E., & Posey D. (2011). Specialized critical thinking: Scientific and psychological literacies. 2011 Presidential Task Force on Psychological Literacy White Paper. Retrieved from Literacy STP Task Force Subcommittee White Paper (07_20_2011).pdf.

Franz. S., Posey. D. C., & Musselman, R. (2011). Teaching study skills through the introduction to psychology course. Symposium held at the American Psychological Association Conference, August 2011.



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