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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:

  • 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., 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. 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., & 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.
  • 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. (1988). Expectancies and family climate in understanding collegiate drinking. Paper presented at American Psychological Association Annual Convention, Atlanta, GA.
  • 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.

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

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

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