Department of Psychology
University of North Florida
4567 St. John’s Bluff Road, South
Jacksonville, FL 32224
Phone: (904) 620-2807
Fax: (904) 620-3814
home page: http://www.unf.edu/~drichard
Ph.D. 2002 Texas Christian University, Experimental Psychology, Social
M.S. 1998 Texas Christian University, Experimental Psychology
M.A. 1992 Northeast Louisiana University, Experimental Psychology
B.S. 1990 Northeast Louisiana University, Psychology
2001 - current Assistant Professor
University of North Florida
2000 - 2001 Senior Consultant
Fort Worth, Texas
1994 Instructor, Part-time
Northeast Louisiana University
1992-1996 Psychological Associate
G. B. Cooley Services for Persons with Developmental Disabilities
West Monroe, Louisiana
American Psychological Society
American Statistical Association
Society for Personality and Social Psychology
2000 Dean’s Distinguished Teaching Award, AddRan College of Arts & Sciences,
Department of Psychology, Texas Christian University
Psychological Testing and Measurement
Abnormal Psychology (Team)
Current Research Interests:
Social psychologists have accumulated vast amounts of knowledge and have developed theories about human social behavior. The non-scientist also accumulates knowledge and develops theories about the social behavior they see everyday. My research evaluates how lay knowledge and lay theories guide social behavior and how these beliefs influence the evaluation of relevant scientific research outcomes. I have substantive interests in social cognition including processes involved in the evaluation of others and the assessment of interpersonal relationships. I also have an interest in meta-analytic procedures and how these techniques have influenced research in social psychology.
Richard, F. D., & Bond,
C. F., Jr. (2003). One Hundred Years of Social Psychology Quantitatively Described.
Review of General Psychology, 7, 331-363.
Bond, C. F., Jr., Wiitala, W. L., & Richard, F. D. (2003). Meta-analysis of raw mean differences. Psychological Methods, 8, 406-418.
Richard, F. D., Bond, C. F., Jr., & Stokes, J. J. (2002). “That’s Completely Obvious . . . and Important”: Lay Evaluations of Social Psychological Findings. Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 27, 497-505.
Bond, C. F., Kenny, D., Horn, E., Stokes, J. J., Richard, F. D. (2000). Multivariate analysis of triadic relations. Multivariate Behavioral Research, 35, 397-426.
Battaglia, D., Richard, F. D., Datteri, D., & Lord, C. (1998). Breaking Up Is (Relatively) Easy To Do: A Script for the Dissolution of Close Relationships. Journal of Social and Personal Relationships, 15, 829-845.
Richard, F. D. & McGahan, J. R. (1998). An evaluation of the conditional probability strategy and rule-analysis methodology in judgments of covariation. Psychological Reports, 82, 819-831.
2001-2002 Statistical Consultant: Social and Cultural Risk Factors in Sickle Cell Disease; Primary Investigator: Dr. James Dzandu; Receiving Agency: Sickle Cell Disease Association of America/Fort Worth Texas Chapter; Awarding Agency: Texas Department of Health, Award Amount: $200,000
Richard, F. D. (2002). Pursuing an Availability-Heuristic Explanation of Lay Evaluations of Social Psychological Research Findings. Unpublished doctoral dissertation, Texas Christian University, Fort Worth, TX.
Supervision of Student Theses:
Mary E. Dietz. (2004, August). Obvious and important: Lay judgments
of social psychological research findings and motivation. (Master’s Thesis).
Rebecca L. Ammon. (2003, May). The influence of biology and commitment beliefs on jealousy responses. (Undergraduate Thesis: Recipient of Undergraduate Student Research Award; Presented at APS, 2003).
Michele A. Shams. (2002, May). The availability heuristic in judgments of research findings: Manipulations of subjective experience. (Undergraduate Thesis: Published in The Osprey Journal of Ideas and Inquiry, Vol. 2).
Other Professional Activities:
Ad Hoc Reviewer: Journal of Personality (2002)
Officer: APS Student Caucus Past President (2001)
Judge: SWPA Poster Submission Review (2000)
Officer: APS Student Caucus President (1999-2000)
Judge: Psi Chi Guilford Undergraduate Research Awards (1999-2000)
Officer: APS Student Caucus Graduate Advocate (1998-1999)
Chair: APS Student Caucus Student Research Competition Committee (1999)
Chair: APS Student Caucus Student Grant Award Committee (1999)
Member: Human Subjects Committee (TCU; 1999)
Member: Southwest Regional Steering Committee for Psi Chi (1999)
Judge: Psi Chi/Allyn & Bacon Research Awards (1998-1999)
Judge: Psi Chi Neuman Graduate Research Awards (1998-1999)
Judge: Lawrence Erlbaum Student Research Award (1998-1999)