David P. Nalbone, Ph.D.

Professor of Psychology

David Nalbone


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.

Research Overview

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.

Select Publications

Nalbone, D. P., Ashoori, M. T., Fasanya, B. F., Pelter, M. W., & Rengstorf, A. W. (2023). Salient factors in predicting student success, including course modality. Manuscript accepted for publication. International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, 11(1), Article 11. doi.org/10.20429/ijsotl.2023.17111

Kura, K., Wee, S.-J., Weber, E. & Nalbone, D. P. (2019). Acculturation of Japanese and American intermarried couples: Case study of their marital expectations and parenting. International Journal of Multicultural and Multireligious Understanding, 6(5), 611-626.

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

Teaching Focus

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.

David Nalbone


(219) 989-2712


Office Location:

Hammond, Porter 218B


  • Ph.D. – Social Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
  • M.A. – Social Psychology, Claremont Graduate University
  • B.A. – Psychology (with High Honors), University at Buffalo

Areas of Expertise

  • Social Psychology Attitudes
  • Stereotyping and Prejudice
  • Political Psychology
  • Structural Equation Modeling

Credentials, Accreditations & Awards

  • Indiana Academy of Social Sciences Faculty Research Grant, 2017, 2022
  • Certificate in Inclusive Teaching: Supporting All Students in the College Classroom, ColumbiaX, 2021
  • Certificate in Effective College Instruction, ACUE, 2018
  • Certificate in Distance Education, PNW, 2007
  • SPSSI Grant-in-Aid Awards, 2014 and 2015

Curriculum Vitae