Barbie Shaffer

Professor, Chairperson for Division of Social Sciences

Office: Main Building, Room 213B

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M.S. in Psychology from Mount Aloysius College
B.A. in Psychology from Mount Aloysius College

September 1, 2010

Barbie Shaffer is a full-time faculty member at the College. She teaches courses in psychology and sociology, as well as statistics and research methods for the behavioral sciences. She serves as the Chairperson for the Division of Social Sciences and is an advocate for equity and inclusion.

  • General Psychology
  • Psychology of Effectiveness
  • Theories of Personality
  • Social Problems
  • Sport Psychology
  • History of Psychology
  • Abnormal Psychology
  • Introduction to Sociology
  • Statistics for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Research Methods for the Behavioral Sciences
  • Shaffer, B.A. & Duckitt, J. (2013). The dimensional structure of people’s fears, threats, and concerns and their relationship with right-wing authoritarianism and social dominance orientation. International Journal of Psychology, 48(1), 6-17.
  • Hastings, B.M. & Shaffer, B. A. (2008). Authoritarianism: The Role of Threat, Evolutionary Psychology, and the Will to Power. Theory and Psychology, 18, 423-440.
  • Shaffer, B.A. & Hastings, B.M. (2007). Authoritarianism and religious identification: Response to threats on religious beliefs. Mental Health, Religion & Culture, 10(2), 151-158.
  • Shaffer, B.A., Hollen, R.D., & Hastings, B.M. (2007). Predicting self-construals from authoritarianism: A pilot study of perceived threat. Psychological Reports, 101(3), 896-898.
  • Hastings, B.M. & Shaffer, B.A. (2005). Authoritarianism and socio-political attitudes in response to threats of terror. Psychological Reports, 97, 623-630.
  • Shaffer, B.A. & Hastings, B.M. (2004). Self-esteem, authoritarianism, and democratic values in the face of threat. Psychological Reports, 95, 311-316.