John Terrizzi, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Core Undergraduate Psychology Faculty

John Terrizzi portrait

Office: CFO 710
Phone: 940-898-2308
Fax: 940-898-2301
Email: JTerrizziJr@twu.edu 

Education

Ph.D., 2013, Experimental Psychology – West Virginia University
M.A., 2007, Experimental Psychology - The College of William and Mary
B.S., 2004, Peace Psychology - Juniata College

Courses Taught

Undergraduate:

Applied Statistics, Experimental Psychology, History and Systems of Psychology, Human Nature, Social Psychology

Graduate:

Advanced Statistics I, Advanced Statistics II, History and Systems of Psychology, Social Psychology  

Research Interests

Examining the role the behavioral immune system (e.g., disgust) plays in the formation of: 1) prejudicial attitudes, 2) socially conservative value systems, 3) criminal attitudes and psychopathy, 4) interpersonal relationships, and 5) shame.

Recent Publications

  • Terrizzi, J. A., Jr. (2017). Is religion an evolutionarily evoked disease-avoidance strategy? Religion, Brain & Behavior, 7, 328-330.
  • Shook, N. J., Oosterhoff, B., Terrizzi, J. A., & Brady, K. (2017). “Dirty politics”: The role of disgust sensitivity in voting. Translational Issues in Psychological Science, 3, 284-297.
  • Shook, N. J., Oosterhoff, B., Terrizzi, A., Jr., & Clay, R. (2017). Disease avoidance: An evolutionary perspective on personality and individual differences. In T. Shackelford & V. Zeigler-Hill (Eds.), The SAGE Handbook of Personality and Individual Differences. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage.
  • Terrizzi, A., & Shook, N. J. (2016). Religion: An evolutionary evoked disease-avoidance strategy. In J. R. Liddle & T. K. Shackelford (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Evolutionary Psychology and Religion. Oxford University Press.
  • Shook, N. J., Terrizzi, A., Clay, R., & Oosterhoff, B. (2015). In Defense of Pathogen Disgust and Disease Avoidance: A Response to Tybur et al. (2015). Evolution & Human Behavior, 36, 498-504.
  • Terrizzi, A., Jr., Clay, R., & Shook, N. J. (2014). Does the behavioral immune system prepare females to be religiously conservative and collectivistic? Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, 40, 189-202.
  • Terrizzi, Jr., J. A., Shook, N. J., & McDaniel, M. (2013). The behavioral immune system and social conservatism: A meta-analysis. Evolution and Human Behavior.  
  • Clay, R., Terrizzi, Jr., J. A., Shook, N. J. (2012). Individual differences in behavioral immune system and the emergence of cultural systems. Social Psychology, 43, 174-184.
  • Terrizzi, Jr., J. A., Shook, N. J., & Ventis, L. (2012). Religious conservatism: An evolutionary evoked disease-avoidance strategy. Religion, Brain, & Behavior, 2, 105-120.
  • Terrizzi, Jr., J. A., Shook, N. J., & Ventis, W. L. (2010). Disgust: A predictor of social conservatism and prejudicial attitudes toward homosexuals. Personality and Individual Differences, 49, 587-592.
  • Terrizzi, J. & Drews, D. (2005). Predicting attitudes toward Operation Iraqi Freedom. Psychological Reports, 96, 183-189.
  • Terrizzi, J. (2004). Predicting attitudes toward the Iraqi conflict: A path analysis. The Baker Institute for Peace and Conflict Studies: Annual Report 2003-2004, 12-13.

Honors/Grants/Service

  • 2011: Society for the Advancement of Psychology Research Award. Virginia Commonwealth University. 
  • 2010: Outstanding Research Award. Graduate Student Research Symposium, Virginia Commonwealth University.
  • 2007: Honorable Mention for Excellence in Scholarship in the Humanities and Social Sciences. The College of William and Mary.

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