University of Vermont

College of Arts and Sciences

Department of Psychological Science

F. Andrew Knapp

Psychology Department Lecturer

F. Andrew Knapp

F. Andrew Knapp
Lecturer

Education
  • B.S. SUNY College at Brockport, 2006
  • M.A. SUNY College at Brockport, 2008
  • Ph.D. University of Vermont, expected 2013
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Email: andy.knapp@uvm.edu
Phone: (802) 656-2670
Room: 112

Office Hours: TBA

Areas

My research interests center on stigma and discrimination and the ways that people cope with a stigmatized identity. I am also very interested in attitudes and how they are formed, expressed, and changed.

I have done work on a wide range of topics including:

  • How framing and context can influence attitudes toward affirmative action. Simply avoiding the term affirmative action can result in more positive attitudes toward fairness policies.
  • The use of implicit measures of attitude to possibly reveal unguarded opinions, especially regarding race.
  • he effectiveness of ‘clickers’ in a classroom compared to less costly ‘low tech’ equivalents.
  • Educational and social outcomes of children raised in households where the father is absent. Investigation of the characteristics of the small set of children who thrive in mother-only households.
  • Coping with the stigma of HIV/AIDS, especially in rural communities.
  • Using food to cope with stigma stress and the effects of lack of sleep on binge eating.

Representative Publications and Presentations

  • Knapp, F. A., Solomon, S. E., & Miller, C. T. (2011, May). Balloon analogue risk task (BART) predicts link between behavior and HIV acquisition. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.
  • Knapp, F. A., & Desrochers, M. N. (2009). An experimental evaluation of the instructional effectiveness of a student response system: A comparison with constructed overt responding. International Journal of Teaching and Learning in Higher Education, 21(1), 36-46.
  • Knapp, F. A. (2008). Schema avoidance and social norm application in changing attitudes toward affirmative action programs (Unpublished master’s thesis). State University of New York, College at Brockport, Brockport, NY.
  • Knapp, F. A., & Desrochers, M. N. (2007, March). Clickers in the classroom: A comparison with overt responding. Paper presented at the meeting of the Eastern Psychological Association, Philadelphia, PA.
  • Knapp, F. A., & Fink, H. C. (2007, May). Implicit attitude measures in a classroom using Microsoft Powerpoint. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.
  • Fink, H. C., & Knapp, F. A. (2007, May). Attitudes toward Hillary Clinton using a new scale. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, Washington, DC.
  • Knapp, F. A., & Mulvaney, M. K. (2006, May). Father absence and cognitive, behavioral, and relationship outcomes. Poster session presented at the meeting of the Association for Psychological Science, New York, NY.
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