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April Phillips

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Dr April Phillips

philli48@nsuok.edu

  • Professor
    Psychology Broken Arrow

Office Location

  • Broken Arrow
    Broken Arrow Education 262
    (918) 449-6356

Bio

Dr. Phillips joined NSU faculty in 2011, where she is currently ranked as a Professor of Psychology and Counseling. Her research is informed both by traditional Social Psychology and Evolutionary Psychology. Within this framework, most of her research has consisted of two main topic areas: The general process of forgiveness, and reactions to infidelity within romantic relationships.

Education:

  • PhD, Social Psychology, University of Oklahoma, 2005
  • MA, Experimental Psychology, University of Central Oklahoma, 2000
  • BA, Psychology, University of Science & Arts of Oklahoma, Magna cum laude, 1994
How individuals process and deal with interpersonal transgressions ranging from mild offenses, which seem to be part of our daily interactions, to more severe ones, such as infidelity within romantic relationships.
I currently teach Experimental Psychology & Social Psychology. I have also taught courses in Psychological Statistics, Evolutionary Psychology, Personal Relationships and Introductory Psychology

Intellectual Content:

  • Are Monogamous Relationships Optimal? (Book, Chapter in Textbook-New), Published, 2019
  • Autobiographical Sketch: April Phillips. (Book, Chapter in Scholarly Book-New), Published, 2016
  • Is beauty a gift or a curse? The influence of an offenders physical attractiveness on forgiveness. (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Discovery, Accepted, June, 2011

Presentations:

  • Good Without God: Atheists and Theists Understand and Apply Morality Different. - Southwestern Psychological Associations annual meeting (SWPA), Frisco, TX. - - April 2020
  • The Relationship between mate value and the effectiveness of an apology - Southwestern Psychological Association's Annual Meeting - Dallas, TX - April 2016
  • A study on the connection between sleep and academic performance in first year college students - Oklahoma Psychological Society's annual meeting - Edmond, OK - April 2014

Courses Taught:

  • EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY LAB - PSYC 3574 - Fall 2020
  • SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 4453 - Fall 2020
  • DIRECTED STUDY & READINGS - PSYC 4423 - Spring 2020
  • SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 4673 - Spring 2020
  • EXPERIMENTAL PSYCHOLOGY W/ LAB - PSYC 3574 - Fall 2019
  • HIST & SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 4513 - Fall 2019
  • INTRODUCTION TO PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 1113 - Spring 2019
  • SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 4673 - Spring 2019
  • SPECIAL PROBLEMS IN PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 4453 - Fall 2018
  • DIRECTED RESEARCH - PSYC 4473 - Fall 2018
  • SOCIAL PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 4673 - Spring 2018
  • HIST & SYSTEMS OF PSYCHOLOGY - PSYC 4513 - Spring 2018