ACADEMICS

  • Amy Cota-McKinley 

    Contact Information
    Office S-241L
    508-929-8767
    acota@worcester.edu
     
    Education
    Ph,D,, Colorado State University
    M.S., Jacksonville State University
    B.A., University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
    Amy Cota McKinley

     
    Area of Specialization
    Dr. Cota-McKinley’s research interests include two separate areas: Visitor Studies and Vengeance. Visitor Studies encompasses audience research, exhibit and program evaluation, and visitor services within informal learning environments such as museums and zoos. In addition to Visitor Studies, Dr. Cota-McKinley also is researching the topic of vengeance. This is a relatively new area of study in the field of social psychology. Her goal is to investigate the socio-cultural events and behaviors that precipitate vengeful acts.

  • Courses Taught
    • General Psychology
    • Research Methods
    • Health Psychology
    • Social Psychology
    • Psychological Statistics 
    Research
    Cota-McKinley, A. L. (2013). Created the PowerPoints for Corty’s Using & Interpreting Statistics (2nd ed.). US: Worth.
    Honors and Grants
    Conference Workshops
    Cota-McKinley, A. (2013, July). Advanced statistical techniques: Two factor analysis of variance and regression. Half day workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Visitor Studies Association, Milwaukee, WI.

    Cota-McKinley, A. (2013, July). Intermediate statistical techniques: Conceptual frameworks and strategies for application. Full day workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Visitor Studies Association, Milwaukee, WI.

    Cota-McKinley, A. (2012, July). Advanced statistical techniques: Conceptual frameworks and strategies for application. Full day workshop presented at the annual meeting of the Visitor Studies Association, Raleigh, NC.

    Conference Paper Presentations
    Cota-McKinley, A. (2013, August). Developing applied skills within social psychology through the use of rubrics. Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Psychological Association, Honolulu, HI.

    Conference Poster Presentations
    Cota-McKinley, A., Murphy, S., Henault, M., & Bliss, A. (2013, April). Perspectives on viewing art at the Worcester Art Museum. Poster presented at the annual Celebration of Scholarship and Creativity at Worcester State University, Worcester, MA.

    Cota-McKinley, A. (2011, October). Americans’ love affair with text messaging: Does it come at a social cost? Poster presented at the annual New England Psychological Association, Fairfield, CT.