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Dr. Jason McCain

Dr. Jason McCain



2325 Colden Hall



Joined Northwest in 2019

Assistant Professor


  • Ph.D. Educational Psychology; Texas A&M University – Commerce
  • M.S. Psychology; Texas A&M University – Commerce
  • B.S. Psychology with Sociology emphasis; Texas A&M University – Commerce

Courses Taught

  • Learning Processes and Development
  • History and Systems of Psychology
  • Health Psychology
  • Learning and Motivation

Academic Interests

  • Competence and control in the classroom
  • Academic success and its contributing factors
  • Fundamental memory and metacognition processes

Scholarly Activity

Manuscripts and research submitted/pending review:

  • Autonomy-supportive language in the syllabus: Supporting students from the first day
  • The impact of psychological needs fulfillment and social support on undergraduate perceptions of senioritis
  • The evolution of bullying:  Microagressions in a contemporary society 

Other Professional Experiences

  • Ad Hoc Reviewer – American Journal of Psychology, 2018
  • Psi Chi Honor Society
  • Alpha Chi Honor Society
  • American Psychological Association
  • The Psychonomic Society
  • Southwestern Psychological Association