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Mike Jordan

Mike Jordan

Currently Walter D. Smith Professor Emeritus from Francis Marion University and am teaching part-time at University of North Carolina-Wilmington.

My research is based mainly on theories in evolutionary psychology and social cognition, and it includes the following topics: (1) sex differences in memory for placement of concrete and abstract stimuli; (2) factors involved in vividness and detail in memories of significant others, expectation of future interaction more important than actual outcome; and (3) research on methods people use to end a relationship with a significant other.

Some of the awards I've received are the Walter D. Smith Endowed Chair in Psychology (2006), J. Lorin Mason Distinguished Professor for the 2003-2004 year at Francis Marion University, and initiation as a member of Phi Kappa Phi by Francis Marion College Chapter (1990). I also received the first "Excellence in Teaching and Dedication to Students" Award by the South Carolina Psychological Association in 1989.

Primary Interests:

  • Causal Attribution
  • Close Relationships
  • Evolution and Genetics
  • Gender Psychology
  • Research Methods, Assessment
  • Social Cognition

Journal Articles:

  • Wages, C., Mason, T., & Jordan, J. (1991). Effects of applicant's adverse medical history on college students' ratings of job applications. Journal of Applied Social Psychology.
  • Zelenka, J. P., Floren, A. E., & Jordan, J. J. (1996). Minimal forces to move patients using transfer devices. The American Journal of Occupational Therapy, 50(5), 354-362.

Other Publications:

  • Hester, J. R., & Jordan, J. J. (1985). When a "C" or a "D" might be a good grade: Replication of college grades as an adaptive level phenomenon. Paper presented at the Southeastern Psychological Association Convention, Atlanta, GA.
  • Jordan, J. J. (1984). Qualitative colleagueship: Communication with colleagues in the humanities. Invited paper presented at the Fall Meeting of the Society of Southeastern Social Psychologists, Atlanta, GA.
  • Jordan, J. J., & Quinton, C. J. (1984). Effects of sex and sex role attributes of hypothetical ministers upon acceptance by church members. Paper presented at Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA.
  • Jordan, J. J., Rous, E. D., Horton, W., & Krishnan, A. (1999). Effect of gender and expectancy of future relationships on remember detail. Presented at Convention of the Southeastern Psychological Association, Savannah, GA, March 20th.
  • Jordan, J. J., Schultz, S., & Sellers, P. (2001). Gender differences in placement recall of concrete and abstract words with explicit and implicit instructions. Presented at Southeastern Psychological Association Meeting, Atlanta, GA.
  • Jordan, J. J., Schultz, S., & Sellers, P. (2000). Word recall and placement. Presented at Convention of Southeastern Psychological Association, New Orleans, LA, April 1, 2000.
  • Jordan, J., & Mandra, D. M. (1994). Role of self-relevance in acceptance of asserted/negated positive/negative predictions. Paper presented at Conference of American Psychological Society, Washington, DC, July 1.
  • Cellucci, A., Jordan, J. J., & Krishnan, A. Evaluation of the Chrysalis drug-dependent program for mothers. Presented at the Convention of the American Association of Behavioral Therapists, Washington, DC, November 6th.
  • Jordan, J. J., & Bassett, J. (1998). Effects of death salience, personal values, and self-esteem on helping behavior. Paper presented at the Convention of the American Psychological Society, Washington, DC, May 22.
  • Cellucci, A., & Jordan, J. J. (1988). Expectancies and family climate in understanding collegiate drinking. Paper presented at American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.

Mike Jordan
1112 Sheffield Court
Wilmington, North Carolina 28411
United States

  • Phone: (843) 260-5284
  • Fax: (843) 661-1628

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