Claudia Thompson

Associate Professor

Phone: 330-263-2461
Office Address: 120 Morgan


  • B.A., University of Delaware
  • Ph.D., Brown University

Courses Taught:

  • PSYC 100: Introduction to Psychology
  • PSYC 218: Animal Cognition
  • PSYC 318: Hemispheric Specialization
  • PSYC 321: Learning and Behavior
  • PSYC 395: Histories and Systems of Psychology
  • PSYC 399: Behavioral Genetics
  • First Year Seminar

Recent I.S. Theses Supervised:

Irene Goldsmith
Scarcity and Decision Making: The Cognitive Effects Poverty has on Food Choice Behavior

James Kocab
Can Burnout, Conservation of Resources Theory, and Basic Psychological Needs Theory predict Academic Success?

Phuong Pham
Effects of Mental Contrasting and Implementation Intentions on Life Skills Performance in Context of Poverty

Unnati Singhania
It Is Not About How Much You Pay, But How You Pay It: The Motivational Effects of Compensation on Worker Effort Using Self-Determination Theory

Jason Solinsky
Stereotype threat as a Mechanism by Which Intelligence-Based Tasks Impair Black Children’s Performance

Robert Tudisco
Passion or Fashion? The Exploration of Social Activist Tendencies on College Campuses Through Self Determination Theory

Masha Berman
Just Keep Moving: Examining the Relationship Between the Self-Determination Theory and Transtheoretical Model in Relation to Exercise Behavior

Sharmeen Chinoy
The Moderating effect of Anxiety on Grit Predicting Performance

Anjela Galimberti
Learned Resilience: A Cognitive Attribution Approach to the Development of Resilience

Carly Joliat
Who is the Head Teacher? A Study of Social Influence Among Authority Figures and Peers Across Development