Mark Davis
 

Interim Dean, College of Liberal Arts
Chair, Department of Behavioral Sciences
Associate Professor of Psyhcology
Station 59
Spieth 128
(205) 652-3570
mdavis@uwa.edu

Curriclum Vitae
Degrees: Ph.D. in Social Psychology, New Mexico State University, 2005
M.A. in Experimental Psychology, New Mexico State University, 2002
B.A. in Psychology, Western Washington University
Employment Date: January 2005
Courses usually taught:

Learning and Motivation, Social Psychology, Psychopharmacology, Honors General Psychology, Advanced Social Psychology, Psychology Research Project supervisor

Additional UWA Assignments:

Past President of UWA’s chapter of The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi, and current national Regional Vice President.

Committees:

University Academic Council, College Academic Council, College Review Group, Faculty Colloquium Committee, Freshman Studies Committee, Graduate Council, Research Oversight Committee, Sponsored Programs Advisory Committee, Nursing Advisory Committee

Academic / Research Interests:

My research line investigates emotional reactions to threat and the behaviors those emotions motivate. Specifically, I am interested in the emotional experience, the physiology of emotions, how those emotions vary as a function of social variables, and how those emotions influence mental and physical health. My recent research utilizes psychophysiological measures and social psychological theories to study emotions produced from intergroup interactions.

Current Projects:

Davis, M.D., Warlick, C., Pivik-Kelley, K., Murray, S., & Jowers, A. (2011).  “It’s just a joke: The effects of stereotypically charged humor on explicit measures of prejudice.” Experiment in progress.

Davis, M.D., Warlick, C., Hewitt, A., & Pivik-Kelley, K. (2011).  “Language accents as an intergroup threat.” Experiment in progress

Recent Publications:

Davis, M.D. (In Press). Reducing Misanthropic Memory through self-awareness: Reducing bias. American Journal of Psychology.

Davis, M.D. (2014). Electromyographic analysis of responses to third person intergroup threat. Journal of Social Psychology. DOI: 10.1080/00224545.2014.972311

Freitas-Magalhães, A. Bluhm, C., & Davis, M.D. (2013). Handbook on Facial Expression of Emotion. Porto: FEELab Science Books.

Davis, M. D. (2013). The Classical Theories of Emotion and New Modern Approaches. In A. Freitas-Magalhães, C. Bluhm & M. Davis (Eds). Handbook on facial expression of emotion (pp.66-93) Porto: FEELab Science Books.

Alves, S. & Davis, M.D. (2013). Psychopathy and Emotion: A Review. In A. Freitas-Magalhães, C. Bluhm & M. Davis (Eds). Handbook on facial expression of emotion (pp.182-197). Porto: FEELab Science Books.

Davis, M.D. & Murray, S.C. (2012). Facial reactions to social threat: An investigation of the comprehensive theory of emotional reactions to social threat.  IN A. Freitas Magalhaes (ed), Emotional Expression: The Brain and the Face (Vol. 3).

Davis, M.D. & Stephan W.G., (2011).  Emotional reactions to intergroup threat. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 41 (1), 196-218.

Davis, M.D. & Murray, S (2010).  Threat and emotions: Development of a comprehensive theory. Diversidades, 13 (26), 44-49.

Stephan, W.G., Renfro, C.L., & Davis, M.D. (2009).  The role of threat in intergroup relations.  In U. Wanger, L. Tropp, G. Finchilescu, & C. Tredoux (Eds) Improving intergroup relations: Building on the legacy of Thomas F. Pettigrew. Boston, MA: Blackwell Publishing.

Ketelaar, T., Preston, B., Russell, D. C., Davis, M. & Strosser, G. (2007). EMOTLAB: Software for studying Emotional Signaling in Economic Bargaining Games. Behavioral Research Methods, 14, 959-972.

Recent Presentations:

Davis, M.D., Freitas-Magalhães, A., Pivik, K. (2015, March). Emotional reactions to accent: An investigation of language accent’s influence on cognition and emotion. Poster presented at the International Conference of Psychological Science in Amsterdam, NL.

Davis, M.D. & Pivik, K. (2015, February). An investigation of emotional reactions to ethnic, religious, and sexual orientation images. Poster presented at the Society for Personality and Social Psychology Conference in Long Beach, CA.

Davis, M.D. (2014, October). The role of emotion in intergroup relations. Keynote address given at the 1st World Congress on Facial Expression of Emotion, Porto, Portugal.

Davis, M.D. (2014, October). The role of emotion in social rejection. Oral presentation given at the 1st World Congress on Facial Expression of Emotion, Porto, Portugal.

Davis, M.D., & Pivik, K. (2014, June). An investigation of language accent’s influence on psychological and emotional reactions. Presentation at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Portland, OR.

Davis, M.D. (2014, March). Expressão Facial da Emoção: The implications and applications in an educational context. Invited lecturer: University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal.

Davis, M.D., Pivik, K., Hewitt, A., Hudson, A., Black, K.B., Senkbeil, J., & Warlick, C. (2014, February). An investigation of language accent’s influence on emotional reactions and perceptions of intelligence. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, Austin, TX.

Davis, M.D. (2014, February). Psychopathy: The contribution of forensic neuroscience. Invited lecturer: University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal.

Davis, M.D. (2013, November). Facial expression of emotion: The classical theories and new approaches. Invited lecturer: University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal.

Davis, M.D. (2013, May). Expressão Facial da Emoção: The implications and applications in an educational context. Invited lecturer: University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal.

Davis, M.D. (2013, March). Psychopathy: The contribution of forensic neuroscience. Invited lecturer: University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal.

Davis, M.D., Hewitt, A.C., Warlick, C., & Pivik, K. (2013, January). An investigation of language accent as a symbolic intergroup threat. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, New Orleans, LA.

Davis, M.D. (2012, November). Facial expression of emotion: The classical theories and new approaches. Invited lecturer: University Fernando Pessoa, Porto, Portugal.

Davis, M.D. (2012, August). Overview of research activities at Intergroup Perceptions, Emotions, and Attitudes Research Lab (IPEARL). Invited speaker: The University of Alabama Social Psychology program, Tuscaloosa, AL.

Davis, M.D., & Jones, A. (2012, June). Does color matter? Audience perceptions of criminally convicted athletes. Presentation at the Society for the Psychological Study of Social Issues, Charlotte, NC.

Davis, M.D., Warlick, C., Murray, S.C., Pivik-Kelly, K., & Jowers, A. (2012, January). Reduction of explicit negative attitudes to stereotype-based comedy. Society for Personality and Social Psychology, San Diego, CA.

Davis, M.D., Murray, S., & Huckabee, C. (2011).  “The effects of social exclusion and social acceptance on depression.” Manuscript in preparation for submission.

Khusid, I., McMahon, L., & Davis, M.D. (2011).  The Role of Race and Gender in Voting Decisions.  Manuscript in preparation for submission.

Recent Grants:

U.S. Department of Justice: Office of Community Oriented Policing Services.  Methamphetamine Rural Initiative Grant (2008-2011 CKWX0528).

Other Recent Notable Works:

Intergroup Perceptions, Emotions, and Attitudes Research Lab (IPEARL) http://www.facebook.com/groups/145197125597342/  

Other Websites: http://meth-edu.uwa.edu/
http://meth-research-discussion.blogspot.com/