College of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences

Department of Psychology

Kevin Grobman dancing with his daughter

Kevin Grobman

I have taught mathematics to underprivileged elementary and middle school students, physics at an all-girls high school, philosophy, and psychology to high school, undergraduate, and graduate students. I have taught a diverse range of college psychology classes including intro, social, developmental, and cognitive, as well as special topics in education, infancy, and creativity. My research examines how we creatively solve problems and develop a deeper conceptual understanding, by examining internal cognitive processes that underlie our struggles (e.g., working memory) and external social contexts influencing us (e.g., teachers use of inquiry learning pedagogy, parenting styles). The research methods I use include large-scale survey designs (e.g., science fairs) and experimental designs with in-depth coding of qualitative data (e.g., creativity, infant problem solving).

Title: Associate Professor of Developmental, Cognitive, & Social Psychology
Office Location Heron Hall 18-180
Office Hours By Appointment
Areas of Expertise

Creativity; Inquiry Learning; Personality; Parenting; Epistemology;
Emotion; Moral Psychology

Courses Taught

Introductory Psychology; Social Psychology

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