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Jody A. Thompson
Assistant Professor of Psychology
Office: LMC 317
Office Phone: 803.321.5221
Department of Social and Behavioral Sciences
Ph.D., Applied Experimental Psychology, Central Michigan University, 2017
MS, Experimental Psychology, Jacksonville State University, 2010
BA, Psychology, University of Alabama, 2008
Dr. Thompson is received his Bachelor of Arts in psychology at the University of Alabama in 2008. He received his Masters of Science in 2010 from Jacksonville State University with a concentration in experimental psychology. He also studied applied behavior analysis while there. Dr. Thompson then received his Ph.D. in applied experimental psychology with an emphasis in social psychology from Central Michigan University in 2017. His dissertation focused on brand priming and the effects of a short mindfulness meditation on brand priming. He also conducted research on cooperative behavior, relational aggression from reality television compared to physical aggression in scripted television, and risky behavior.
Before coming to Newberry, Dr. Thompson taught at the University of South Carolina Beaufort, Ferris State University, and University of North Alabama. His current research interests involve cognitive dissonance, kin selection theory, and mindfulness.