Worcester State University
Psychology Department

 
Alison Terry


Alison Terry

Contact Information
Office: S-241H
Phone: 508-929-8616
Email: Alison.Terry@worcester.edu

Education
B.A., Cornell University; M.A., Ph.D., University of California, Davis

Areas of Interest
Dr. Terry’s primary research interest is in cognitive development, with a specialization in cross-cultural comparisons.  Recent research has focused on adolescent academic achievement and student motivations.  She also enjoys studying the role of women in leadership positions, and the utility of background music as a tool to help us work and study, shift moods, and make consumer decisions.

Scholarly Activity

Presentations:
Terry, A. J.  & Parker, A. J.  (2011, March).  Footing the bill to make the grade: Financial strain and academic ethic. Paper presented at the Eastern Psychological Association’s annual conference, Cambridge, MA.

Terry, A. J., Kilburn, T. L., Parker, A. J., Therrien, L. M., & Cyr, T. G. (2009, October). Better business boudoir: How a business woman's clothing affects perceptions of her business qualities. Poster presented at New England Psychological Association’s annual conference, Worcester, MA.

Parker, A. J., Terry, A. J., Kilburn, T. L., Therrien, L. M., & Cyr, T. G. (2009, October). Rumored instructor attractiveness as a factor predicting course enrollment, attendance, and_ success._ New England Psychological Association’s annual conference, Worcester, MA.

Terry, A. J. (2009, March). The diaper-changing business diva: The realization of work-family synthesis among contemporary women.  Paper presented at the Maine Women’s Studies Conference, University of Maine, Farmington.

Publications:
Sue, S. & Terry, A. (2005). The matrix model for clinical psychology: A contextual approach. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 61, 1131-1134.

 
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