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Ramapo Success Story

“I have had wonderful teaching and research experiences at Ramapo College. I have had the opportunity to collaborate on scholarly projects with faculty members in a variety of disciplines, such as marketing, sociology and teacher education. These interdisciplinary collaborations have been very enriching. In addition, I have had great students along the way — in my classes and in my research lab.

Throughout my career at Ramapo, I have worked continuously with students on professional research projects. Sometimes working one-on-one, and sometimes in teams, my students and I have done research in the areas of marketing, gender and work, and perceptions of criminal defendants. We have presented at professional regional and national conferences, and, in one case, published in a referred journal. I have presented with students at conferences in New York, Philadelphia, Boston, Chicago, Buffalo, Long Beach, and San Francisco. I am very proud of the students who have worked with me. Many have gone on to graduate school and have continued their careers in psychology.

This summer, I am working with three ‘visiting students’: two from Bergen Community College and one from The College of New Jersey. We are working on studies related to perceptions of defendants in homicide and fraud cases as a function of the defendant’s motivations. This has been a great experience, and we are coming up with some very interesting results. Hopefully, we will be presenting our work at a regional conference next year.”

– Donna Crawley is a Professor of Psychology and first joined Ramapo in 1984. For more information, please visit Donna’s Faculty Page.

School:
School of Social Science and Human Services

Recent Publications

Ogens, E., & Crawley, D. (2013). Assessing confidence levels of preservice elementary teachers in teaching math and science. The International Journal of Educational and Psychological Assessment, 14(1), 59-70.

Crawley, D. (2014). Gender and occupational prestige: Changes in twenty years. Sage Open, 4(1), 1 – 11. doi: 10.1177/2158244013518923

Crawley, D. & Suarez, R. (2016). Empathy, social dominance orientation, mortality salience and perceptions of a criminal defendant. Sage Open, 1-15. doi: 10.1177/2158244016629185

Conference Presentations in the past 5 years (most with Ramapo students):

Crawley, D., Belits, T., & Leavy, J. (2012). Personality and racial bias in legal decisions. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, May.

Crawley, D., Capizzi, A., & Kapr, J. (2012). Mortality salience, personality, and racial bias in criminal cases. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, May.

Chomiak, P., Haugh, L, Pollaro, G., Sultana, M., & Crawley, D. (2012). Enjoying The little things in life: Does priming thoughts of wealth hurt? Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, May.

Crawley, D., & Budeva, D. (2013). Consumer reactions to unsolicited recommendations: Personality and reactance. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington DC., May.

Crawley, D., Dobreva, T., Frias, K., & Gerlanc, K. (2013). Personality, mortality salience, race, and judgments of criminal responsibility. Poster presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, New York City, March.

Ogens, E., & Crawley, D. (2014). Assessing confidence levels of preservice elementary teachers in teaching math and science. Presented at the Association for Science Teacher Education International Conference, San Antonio, January.

Crawley, D., Bacs, M., Nascimento, M., & Pavon, K. (2014). Defendant race, guilt, and sentencing. Poster presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, March.

Suarez, R., Little, K., & Crawley, D. (2014). Does ad attractiveness affect reactions to online pop-ups? Poster presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Boston, 2014, March.

Crawley, D., & Suarez, R. (2015). Contemplations on death: Themes and attitudes. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, May.

Crawley, D., & Suarez, R. (2015). Gender preferences and risk taking. Poster presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, March.

Suarez, R., & Crawley, D. (2015). Attractiveness and advertising: Reactions to pop-up ads. Poster presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, March.

Suarez, R., & Crawley, D. (2015). Personality, mortality salience, and judgments of a hit and run case. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, May.

Crawley, D., Ramos, C., & Leyva, J. (2016) Mortality salience triggers empathy for victims of crime. Poster presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Chicago, May.

DiMaggio, M., Leyva, J., Ramos, C., & Crawley, D. (under review). Attitudes towards law enforcement. Poster submitted for presentation at the meeting of the New England Psychological Association, October 2016.

Education

Ph.D. in Social Psychology from Cornell University, 1983
BA in psychology from Lafayette College, 1979

Classes Known For

Research Methods in Psychology
Data Analysis
Social Psychology
Forensic Psychology
Advanced Topics: Psychology of Cults