Nicholas Zambrotta

faculty

Nicholas Zambrotta, PhD

Assistant Teaching Professor

Psychology

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Education

2019University of Rhode IslandPhD
2013Barry UniversityMS
2008Salve Regina UniversityBA

Teaching

  • Social Psychology
  • Research Methods and Statistics
  • Sport & Exercise Psychology
  • Psychological Testing & Measurement
  • Health Psychology

Teaching

Programs

Teaching

Courses

Students will learn how to be an informed consumer of information and make more informed decisions. Topics include distinguishing good arguments from bad ones, interpreting the likelihood of outcomes, understanding the psychology underlying cognitive bias and error, recognizing our own biases and blind spots, and understanding how statistics and illustrations are used to sway opinion. 

An introduction to analysis of quantitative data in psychology, including probability, descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, analysis of variance and data analysis by computer.

An introduction to analysis of quantitative data in psychology, including probability, descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, analysis of variance and data analysis by computer.

Investigates behavior in high-level competitive sports and noncompetitive sport activities. Study in the field, which has theoretical, applied and clinical aspects, focuses on athletes, coaches, teams, and spectators.

Survey of the major topics and theories studied by social psychologists. Students will be introduced to ways in which social psychologists conduct research in the field. One of the major objectives of this course is to stimulate students to think about how social psychological research may provide answers to some of our everyday problems. Students will be required to read and critique original research studies. Some of the topics include research methods in social psychology, the self in a social world, social beliefs, behaviors and attitudes, genes, culture, and gender, conformity, persuasion, group influence, prejudice, aggression, attraction, altruism, conflict and peace making.

Survey of the major topics and theories studied by social psychologists. Students will be introduced to ways in which social psychologists conduct research in the field. One of the major objectives of this course is to stimulate students to think about how social psychological research may provide answers to some of our everyday problems. Students will be required to read and critique original research studies. Some of the topics include research methods in social psychology, the self in a social world, social beliefs, behaviors and attitudes, genes, culture, and gender, conformity, persuasion, group influence, prejudice, aggression, attraction, altruism, conflict and peace making.

Survey of the major topics and theories studied by social psychologists. Students will be introduced to ways in which social psychologists conduct research in the field. One of the major objectives of this course is to stimulate students to think about how social psychological research may provide answers to some of our everyday problems. Students will be required to read and critique original research studies. Some of the topics include research methods in social psychology, the self in a social world, social beliefs, behaviors and attitudes, genes, culture, and gender, conformity, persuasion, group influence, prejudice, aggression, attraction, altruism, conflict and peace making.

Fundamentals of research methodology in psychological research including literature review, hypothesis generation, design, measurement, statistical analysis, ethics and APA format writing style. Emphasis on the selected cognate content areas of social and personality psychology.

Fundamentals of research methodology in psychological research including literature review, hypothesis generation, design, measurement, statistical analysis, ethics and APA format writing style. Emphasis on the selected cognate content areas of social and personality psychology.

Independent pursuit of an individual research project under the supervision of a faculty sponsor.

Teaching

Online and Continuing Education Courses

An introduction to analysis of quantitative data in psychology, including probability, descriptive statistics, correlation and regression, analysis of variance and data analysis by computer.
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Research

Research interests

  • Political Polarization
  • Motivated Reasoning
  • Social Support and Health Related Behaviors
  • Psychology of Peak Performance
  • Morality

Dr. Zambrotta has interests in many areas of psychology. He has worked with professional and collegiate athletes, renowned behavioral health researchers, and as part of a bar laboratory studying alcohol use and abuse in college students. In addition, he is interested in group/political polarization and how social media in particular contributes to this phenomenon. Off campus, Dr. Z enjoys fishing, playing saxophone in local bands, trying to re-live his glory days on the baseball field, staying active, coaching t-ball, and spending time with his friends and family.