Jody Davis, Ph.D.

Dr. Jody Davis

Associate Professor
Social Psychology
820 W Franklin, rm 205
jldavis@vcu.edu
(804) 828-8227

Associate Professor
Social Psychology
PhD (2000), University of North Carolina

Web site: Dr. Davis' Teaching and Research

Research Interests

I have three research areas: close relationships, conservation psychology, and educational psychology. My first research interest is examining processes related to relationship maintenance, such as interpersonal respect, forgiveness, and attitude alignment. My second research interest is examining antecedents and consequences of felt commitment to the natural environment. My third research interest is examining the psychology of teaching and learning.

Selected Publications

Davis, J. L., Le, B., Coy, A. E., Rickert, J., Regan, B., & Ridgeway, K. (2015). Commitment to the environment: The role of subjective norms in college and community samples. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 45, 568-583.
Reid, C. A., Davis, J. L., & Green, J. D. (2013). The power of change: Interpersonal attraction as a function of attitude similarity and attitude alignment. Journal of Social Psychology, 153, 700-719.
Davis, J. L., Le, B., & Coy, A. C. (2011). Building a model of commitment to the environment to predict ecological behavior and willingness to sacrifice. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 31, 257-265.
Davis, J. L.., Burnette, J. L., Allison, S. T., & Stone, H. (2011). Against the odds: Academic underdogs benefit from incremental theories. Social Psychology of Education, 14, 341-346.
Davis, J. L., Green, J. D., & Reed, A. (2009). Interdependence with the environment: Commitment, interconnectedness, and environmental behavior. Journal of Environmental Psychology, 29, 173-180.

Recent Courses

  • Interpersonal Relations (online and face-to-face), undergraduate level
  • Social Psychology (online and face-to-face), undergraduate level
  • Practicum in the Teaching of College Psychology, graduate level

Awards

  • Outstanding Teaching Award, VCU Psychology Department, 2014
  • Outstanding Teaching Award, VCU Psychology Department, 2011