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Northwest Missouri State University


Dr. Rebecca Hendrix

Dr. Rebecca Hendrix

Email

Office

2400 Colden Hall

Phone

660.562.1564
660.562.1731 (fax)

Associate Professor


Education

  • Ph.D. Developmental Psychology; University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.A. Developmental Psychology; University of Nebraska-Lincoln
  • M.S. General/Experimental Psychology; Emporia State University
  • B.S. Psychology (with Sociology minor)

Courses Taught

  • Developmental Psychology
  • Introduction to Psychological Experimentation

Academic Interests

My academic interests lie in how students become researchers. Therefore, I am interested in undergraduate research conferences and their contribution to a scientific mindset. Finally, because of my involvement in student research, my research often follows the lead of the students as they create and complete projects.

Scholarly Activity

Publications

  • Hendrix, R. R., & Thompson, R. A. (2011). Development of self-produced locomotion in the first year: Changes in parent perceptions and infant behavior. Infant and Child Development, 20, 288-300. (published online May 25, 2010). doi:10.1002/icd.695
  • Edwards, C., Francis, A., Hendrix, R., & Russell, D. (2009). Leadership flexibility and its relationship to news media trauma. Regional Business Review, 28, 24-35.
  • Reinert, D., Edwards, C. E., & Hendrix, R. R. (2009). Attachment theory and religiosity:  A summary of empirical research with implications for counseling Christian clients. Counseling and Values, 53, 112-125.
  • Edwards, C. E., Hendrix, R. R., Oehler, M., Paulsen, E., & Preston, A. (2008). Adolescent females and risk factors for suicide. The Counseling Interviewer, 41, 14.-19.

Presentations

  • Hendrix, R. R. (2011, June). Development of research attitudes in undergraduate psychology students. Paper submitted for presentation at the Gateways to Best Practices for Undergraduate Research Program Directors Conference. St. Louis, MO.
  • Hendrix, R. R., & Francis, A. L. (2010, May). Faculty and student ratings of undergraduate research presentations at a regional conference. Paper presented at the Association for Psychological Science Convention, Boston, MA.
  • Hendrix, R. R., Sterling, L. K., Wessell, R. H., & Biggar, J. N. (2010, May). Effects of crib notes on exam grades and conceptually-oriented questions. Paper presented at the Association for Psychological Science Convention Teaching Institute, Boston, MA.
  • Francis, A. L., & Hendrix, R. R. (2009, May). Student research conferences: Reinforcing the learning experience? Paper presented at the Association for Psychological Science Convention Teaching Institute, San Francisco, CA.
  • Hendrix, R. R., Sterling, L., & Wessell, R. H. (2009, May). Crib notes improve test performance and decrease test anxiety. Paper presented at the Association for Psychological Science Convention Teaching Institute, San Francisco, CA.
  • Edwards, C., Francis, A. L., Hendrix, R., & Russell, D. (2008, May). Leadership flexibility in college students: The effects of news media trauma. Paper presented at the 20th annual convention of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, IL
  • Hendrix. R. R., & Francis, A. (2008, June). Student and faculty perceptions of student research and conferences. Paper presented at the Council for Undergraduate Research, St. Joseph, MN.
  • Hendrix, R. R., Edwards, C. E., Ascheman, P., Staggs, G., & Wood, E. (2006, August). Empirically-directed video intervention to address stigma and help seeking. Paper presented at the American Psychological Association Convention, New Orleans, LA.

Student Group Advisement

  • Alpha Delta Pi
  • Social Sciences Research Group

Other Professional Experiences

  • Member, Association for Psychological Science
  • Member, Council for Undergraduate Research

Other

  • Quality Matters Review Award of online course: 08-234 Introduction to Psychological Experimentation, 2011
  • Quality Matters Review Award of online course: 08-234 Introduction to Psychological Experimentation, 2011
  • Outstanding Organizational Advisor of the Year Nominee; Campus Activities; Northwest Missouri State University, 2010
  • College of Education and Human Services Dean’s Award for Research; Northwest Missouri State University, 2009
  • Teacher of the Year Nominee by Alpha Delta Pi; Panhellenic Council Faculty Recognition; Northwest Missouri State University, 2009
  • Teachers that Make a Difference Recognition by Mortar Board Society; Northwest Missouri State University, 2009
  • Tower Commitment to Quality Award; Northwest Missouri State University, 2009
  • Tower Commitment to Quality Team Award; Department of Psychology, Sociology, and Counseling; Northwest Missouri State University, 2009
  • Teacher of the Semester nominated by Phi Mu; Panhellenic Council Faculty Recognition Award; Northwest Missouri State University, 2007