Dr. Denise R. Friedman

Associate Professor
Chairperson
Department: Psychology
Office: 510 Life Science
Phone: 375-2476

friedman@roanoke.edu

Degrees:

Ph.D., Spring 2006, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

           Program: Developmental and Biological Psychology

            Dissertation: Cognitive development in late childhood: An examination of working memory inhibitory control

M.S., Spring 2004, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

            Program: Psychological Sciences

            Thesis: Individual differences in spatial memory performance at 12 months of age: Contributions from walking experience and                              brain electrical activity

B.S., Fall 2001, Averett University, Summa Cum Laude

            Major: Psychology

 

Course List

Research & Teaching Interests:

Research Interests:

  • scholarship of teaching and learning
  • emerging adulthood
  • impact of social media and technology on social and cognitive skills

Teaching Interests:

  • introductory psychology
  • child development
  • cyberpsychology
  • research seminar

Scholarly Activities:

Paper Presentations:

Friedman, D.R. & Lyon, J.S. (2014, February). Video storytelling as an engaging alternative to the traditional paper. Practice session to be presented at the Conference on Higher Education in Blacksburg, VA.

Holt, K., Dulaney, C., Menezes, A., Schwarcz, L., & Friedman, D.R. (2012, October). Effects of teaching style and cell phone interruptions on learning. Presentation at Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Studies in Sweet Briar, Virginia.

Newman, A.*, & Adkins, D. (2011, October). Intimacy and texting behaviors. Presentation at Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Studies in Sweet Briar, Virginia.

Schwabe, L. Boudrye, J., Adkins, D., & Galluch, P. (2011, October). Smartphone usage in college students: Implications and impact. Presentation at Mid-Atlantic Regional Conference for Undergraduate Studies in Sweet Briar, Virginia.

Schwabe, L., Boudrye, J., Adkins, D., & Galluch, P. (2011, April). Smartphone usage in college students: Does it help or hurt coursework? Presentation at MADRUSH Conference in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Schwabe, L., Boudrye, J., Adkins, D., & Galluch, P. (2011, April). Smartphone usage in college students: Does it help or hurt coursework? Presentation at MADRUSH Conference in Harrisonburg, Virginia.

Boudrye, J. & Greene, D.R. (2010, October). An examination of technology use in college students: The correlates of reserved quiet time. Presentation at the MARCUS Conference in Sweet Briar, Virginia.

Greene, D.R. & Lyon, J.S. (2010, March). Promoting research to the masses by collaborating across disciplines. Presentation at SoTL Commons in Statesboro, Georgia.

Greene, D., Hanstedt, P., Marsh, G., & Ramesh, M. (2009, March). This is your brain on writing:  James Zull’s The Art of Changing the Brain, the biology of learning and why writing teachers should care. Presentation at Conference on College Composition and Communication (CCCC) in San Francisco, CA.

Wolfe, C.D., Greene, D.R., & Bell, M.A. (2009, April). Predicting 8-year-old cognitive ability from 8- month and 4-year measures of cognition, temperament, and electrophysiology. In K. Perez-Edgar (Chair), Developmental neuroscience approaches to studying the relation between cognition and emotion. Symposium paper presented at Society for Research in Child Development, Denver.Colorado.

Adkins, D.R. (2005, November). A brain-behavior investigation of attention in middle childhood. NIH travel awardee oral presentation given at International Society for Developmental Psychobiology, Washington, D.C.

 

Recent Publications:

Roberts, A.* & Friedman, D.R. (2013). The impact of teacher immediacy on student participation: An objective cross-disciplinary examination. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 25(1), 38-46.

Adkins, D.R. & Lyon, J.S. (2012). Promoting research to the masses: Assessing the impact of a poster walk. The International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 6(2).  

Bell, M.A., Greene, D.R., & Wolfe, C.D. (2010). Psychobiological mechanisms of cognition emotion integration in early development. In S.D. Calkins & M.A. Bell (Eds.), Child development at the intersection of emotion and cognition (pp. 115-132). Washington, DC: American Psychological Association.

Donohoe, J.*. & Greene, D.R. (2009). Social Relationships mediate the relation between emotional intelligence and meaning in life. Psi Chi, 14(2), 59-64.

Bell, M.A., Wolfe, C.D., & Adkins, D.R. (2007). Frontal lobe development during infancy and early childhood. In D. Coch, K.W. Fischer, & G. Dawson (Eds.), Human behavior, learning, and the developing brain (2nd ed): Typical development. New York: Guilford.

Adkins, D.R. (2003). Introduction to Development. In P.K. Lehman, C. Dula, J.W. Finney (Eds.), Introductory Psychology Recitation Reader (pp. 139-140). Boston, MA: McGraw Hill.

Available as a Media resource for the following topics:

Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, Cyberpsychology, Emerging Adulthood, Frontal Lobe Development, Working Memory and Inhibitory Control, Survey Development, Child Development, Developmental Cognitive Neuroscience, EEG

Willing to speak to professional, social or civic groups on:

College Teaching and Learning, Cyberpsychology, Emerging Adulthood, Brain Development, Attention, Survey Development, Child Development, Social Media, Technology Addiction