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Dr. Susan E. Mason

Dr. Susan E. Mason

Professor of Psychology

Phone:
716.286.8358
Office Location:
DePaul Hall, Room 108

Bio

Dr. Susan E. Mason joined the Niagara University psychology faculty in September of 1979, after serving on the faculty at Buffalo State College (1977-1978), and West Virginia University (1978-1979). She served as dean of the College of Arts and Sciences at Niagara University from 1987 to 1997, and as vice president for academic affairs from 1997 to 2002. 

Current Research

As one who teaches statistics, I am interested in identifying factors that contribute to statistics anxiety in students. The goal of the research is to develop teaching methods that reduce anxiety and improve performance. Another area of research interest is memory and aging. I have published articles on mental imagery, age differences in the use and effectiveness of various mnemonic techniques, memory for names and faces, visual search, time perception, and attitudes toward the elderly.

Educational Background

Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Psychology, with a minor in Education, Dickinson College, 1974.

Master of Science in General/Experimental Psychology, with a minor in Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1975.

Doctor of Philosophy in General/Experimental Psychology, with a minor in Mathematics, Georgia Institute of Technology, 1977.

Teaching Interests

I have taught a variety of courses at the undergraduate level, from the first-year seminar to the senior seminar. Particular teaching interests include statistics, psychology of aging, gerontology, and cross-cultural psychology. I also enjoy supervising honors theses, internships, and independent study projects.