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Dr. Laura Madson

Associate Professor
New Mexico State University


Education: Ph.D., Social Psychology – Iowa State University,1996 M.S., Social Psychology – Iowa State University, 1993 B.A., Psychology and English – Luther College, 1991 Books Madson, L. (2016). Psychology for Everyday Life (3rd Ed, Revised printing). Kendall Hunt: Dubuque, IA. I created the book for use in my team-based learning Introduction to Psychology courses. To my knowledge, it is the only published textbook designed specifically for a team-based learning class. The book alternates between original reading assignments and in-class activities. All royalties go to the NMSU Psychology Department and are used to enhance student learning.

Research Interest

Research in gender, teaching, and structure of the self-concept. Dr. Madson teaches introduction to psychology, the psychology of women, human sexuality and a graduate course in the teaching of psychology. Her research focuses on the scholarship of teaching and the psychology of gender.


  • Hughes, J. S., Gourley, M. K., and Madson, L. & LeBlanc, K. (2011). Stress and coping activity: Reframing negative thoughts.Teaching of Psychology, 38, 36-39.

  • Richardson, J., Trafimow, D., and Madson, L. (2012). Future health-related behavioral intention formation: The role of affect and cognition. Journal of Social Psychology, 152, 775-779.

  • Gray, Tara, A. Jane Birch and Laura Madson. (2013). “How Teaching Centers Can Support Faculty as Writers,” in Anne Ellen Geller and Michele Eodice, editors, Working with Faculty Writers, Utah State University Press.

  • Madson, L., Trafimow, D., Gray, T., and Gutowitz, M. (2014). What predicts use of learning-centered interactive engagement methods. Journal of Faculty Development, 28(2), 43-52.

  • Madson, L., Trafimow, D., and Gray, T. (in press). Faculty members’ attitudes predict adoption of interactive engagement methods. Journal of Faculty Development.

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