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Laura Madson

Laura Madson

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Laura Madson joined the New Mexico State University faculty in 1996. Her research is in the scholarship of teaching and gender issues. She has won multiple teaching awards at NMSU for excellence and innovation in teaching. She teaches around 400 Introductory Psychology students each year using team-based learning. In 2010, she created an Introduction to Psychology textbook specially designed for use in a team-based learning class, Psychology for Everyday Life (Kendall Hunt Publishers). She also serves as the director of the graduate program in psychology at New Mexico State University. When she’s not teaching, reading, or chasing her two boys (ages 4 and 3), she runs with her dogs and listens to Jimmy Buffett.

Primary Interests:

  • Applied Social Psychology
  • Gender Psychology
  • Person Perception
  • Sexuality, Sexual Orientation

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Journal Articles:

  • Cross, S. E., & Madson, L. (1997). Models of the self: Self-construal theory and gender. Psychological Bulletin, 122, 5-37.
  • Gray, T., & Madson, L. (2007). Ten easy ways to engage students. College Teaching, 55, 83-87.
  • Hughes, J. S., Gourley, M. K., Madson, L., & LeBlanc, K. (in press). Stress and coping activity: Reframing negative thoughts. Teaching of Psychology.
  • Madson, L. (2005). Demonstrating the importance of question wording on surveys. Teaching of Psychology, 32, 40-43.
  • Madson, L. (2001). A classroom activity exploring the complexity of sexual orientation. Teaching of Psychology, 28, 32-35.
  • Madson, L. (2000). Inferences regarding the personality traits and sexual orientation of physically androgynous targets. Psychology of Women Quarterly, 24, 148-160.
  • Madson, L., & Hessling, R. M. (1999). Does alternating between masculine and feminine pronouns eliminate perceived gender bias in text? Sex Roles, 41, 559-575.
  • Madson, L., & Shoda, J. (2006). Alternating between masculine and feminine pronouns: Does essay topic affect readers’ perceptions? Sex Roles, 54, 275-285.
  • Madson, L., & Vas, C. J. (2003). Risk factors for suicide: A classroom activity. Teaching of Psychology, 30, 123-126.

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Laura Madson
Department of Psychology
New Mexico State University
Las Cruces, New Mexico 88003
United States

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