David P. Nalbone, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychology
Dave Nalbone is a professor of psychology with expertise in attitudes and political psychology. His interests are in research methods, statistics, social psychology and stereotyping and prejudice.
Nalbone primarily studies political attitudes – how people feel about our political system (and politicians and policies) and other people. He has secondary interests in the scholarship of teaching and learning (SoTL), such as what student characteristics predict success in statistics courses.
I spent 11 years in my youth as a wrestler, was a state champion at age 10 and had a 2-1 record against future national champions. I wrestled varsity in nearly every weight class (major adolescent growth spurt!). My primary coach was an Olympic alternate and instilled a fierce work ethic and sense of discipline in me.
Kura, K., Wee, S.-J., Weber, E. & Nalbone, D. P. (in press). Acculturation of Japanese and American intermarried couples: Case study of their marital expectations and parenting. International Journal of Multicultural and Multireligious Understanding. Manuscript accepted for publication.
Goodcase, E. T., Nalbone, D. P., Hecker, L. L., & Latty, C. (2018). The role of attachment anxiety and avoidance in communication modality and relationship satisfaction of romantic relationships initiated online. American Journal of Family Therapy, 46, 168-183. doi:10.1080/01926187.2018.1461032
Love, H. A., Nalbone, D. P., Hecker, L. L., Sweeney, K. A., & Dharnidharka, P. (2017). Suicidal risk following the termination of romantic relationships. Journal of Crisis Intervention and Suicide Prevention, 39, 1-9. doi:10.1027/0227-5910/a000484
Nalbone teaches a lot of methods and statistics courses, with a focus on how to accomplish the given tasks (e.g., how to run a t-test) and emphasize feedback to students so that the final product reflects a positive learning trajectory.